Prof. Tamara Small

Dr. Tamara Small, a professor in Department of Political Science, spoke to CBC Radio’s The House about why so many Canadian politicians are launching podcasts.

Small noted that the listenership to these podcasts is likely small, and tends toward highly engaged young people, but she added that podcasts allow for more substantive discussion than social media and other media associated with politics.

Small researches many aspects of politics, including the influence of image in Canadian politics, political parties’ use of the internet for campaigning and the regulatory framework for digital technologies in Canadian elections.