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The rise and success of podcasting introduced episodic storytelling in the world of non-fiction sound narrative. Delivering a story in different entries is very different from producing a one-off piece. What concrete implications does this have for the narrative? And what keeps an audience listening to a podcast, episode through episode? This article offers some answers to these questions via a case study of The Habitat, a 2018 podcast by the American network Gimlet.
Recommended CitationDe Beauvoir, Charlotte, One story, told week by week: episodic podcast storytelling and The Habitat, RadioDoc Review, 5(1), 2019.
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