Saturday, September 25, 2010


You can hear a conversation with Anjuli Kronheim about her work as an organizer for Common Cause and Democracy Matters, two major non-government organizations in the United States, at or

Friday, September 17, 2010


A Conversation with Edward Buscombe in which we discuss his current work on the Western film genre, the tradition of film theory associated with Screen, the British Film Institute, and the Society for Education in Film and Television, and the BFI’s Film Classics

and a Conversation with Kate Oakley on creative industries egional development, New Labour–& a little bit of football. It's at


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just in from London yesterday afternoon. I recorded some podcasts, the first of which is already available. It is a conversation, seemingly bibulous but in fact deeply serious, with Natalie Fenton and Des Freedman. You can find it at


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I'm about to leave London after the conference on the "War on Terror" and the media. My carrying-coals-to-Newcastle denunciation of Yanqui imperialism was trite, obvious, and politely-received.

My latest newspaper piece can be found here


Thursday, September 9, 2010


Just arrived in London. Much drama on the plane with armed police and medics appearing as we sat and awaited departure from our tin can. Don't know what this was about. I got a lot of work done on the flight and rewrote my talk for tomorrow at Leicester and the one for London next week. I'm doing numerous podcasts with people this week, starting tonight. Radio Four look out

Monday, September 6, 2010


Another new cultural studies podcast--this one's in English--with artist and web designer Mila Sterling. You can listen at Listen at or search 'culturalstudies' at the iTunes store.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Back in LA, and the latest podcast is up:

It's a conversation with Armida de la Garza, Germán Gil Curiel, and Israel Tonatiuh Lay on Mexican Film and Policy. Once again, you can hear at or via iTunes by searching under 'culturalstudies' in the store (though it's free!).

Next week I'm off to the UK to give the talk mentioned below on terrorism and the media and also a keynote at the establishment of a new film and television research centre at De Montfort University. Fun.