"What, Like, It's Hard?" the podcast that celebrates and explores the academic study of popular music.

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
What, Like, It's Hard? / Carleton University


"What, Like, It's Hard?" is a podcast that celebrates the study of popular music in academia
while supporting the academic community over a podcasting format.

The podcast format will run as follows: Each episode is around 50 minutes and will begin with a
3-5-minute introduction before a 10-15 minute chat with the guest about their journey in
post-secondary education, their successes, and low moments. Then the guest will give a 12-15
minute paper of their research topic. After, the next 1-15 minutes will be a discussion between
the host and the guest about the research presented in the episode.

The podcast is looking for academics, of all levels (including and encouraging grad students),
from all different faculties and schools to read a conference-style paper for podcast episodes
based on the following topics:

Music & History
Music & Film
Music & Relationships
Music & Sport
Music & Comedy
Music & Dance
Music & Culture
Music & Popular Culture
Music & Gender
Music & Politics
Music Genres & Subcultures
Music & Environment

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words, and a biography of 100-150 words to Kirstin at
wlihpodcast@gmail.com by the 31st of August. Recordings take place on a rolling basis, and
accepted papers will be required no later than the 15th of October.

This cfp is open to everyone, everywhere, as this podcast records remotely.

You can find episodes from Season 1 and Season 2 on the website: https://www.wlihpodcast.com/

Thank you so much for your interest in "What, Like It's Hard?", we look forward to reading your work!