Editorial Guidelines

'Podcast' and 'podcasting' refer to the mode of distribution as well as the medium - in short on demand audio content usually subscribable via RSS feeds. Whilst there is value in recording lectures and distributing them online, this is not the primary purpose of this site.

All podcasts will be reviewed by the editorial team prior to being published. Before submitting a podcast, scholars should listen to recently published work to make sure that their material meets the expected academic and production levels. 

Audio storytelling is a powerful method to reach a wide audience on an informative and emotional level. We recommend some basic production methods to create an interesting listening experience:

  • Make sure your audio recording meets certain production standards. This includes a quiet recording location and no overdriven source material.
  • When editing, focus on what's essential for your story and be aware of what is important to your audience. This will automatically determine a length that is most suitable for your listeners and helps them stay focused on your content.
  • Think about dramaturgy. Introduce your topic (and guests) in a way that the listener gets information on what he or she will be hearing. If you have a discussion or an interview for example, try to edit it according to a structure you want to establish, so that everybody understands your central idea of the topic.
  • Depending on your topic feel free to include archive material such as music and other recordings. Make sure to take care of copyrights when doing so.

We categorize podcasts on this site in different genres as follows:


This section of the library is for scholar produced content of a high academic quality that takes the sonic medium seriously and primarily involves one voice or point of view. It may be original research, commentary or reflections on innovations in the field. Usually this format is presented by one voice or one point of view.


This category is for non-fiction narrative that explores a topic in depth, usually through multiple perspectives. It might include archival material, interviews, sound collages or commentary. Documentaries can be stand alone or as part of a series.

We publish discussions interviews with CEU and guest faculty, students and external experts on various topics. This category aims to create a space for critical reflection on current affairs, for provocative debate and lively deliberations. We encourage those wishing to make interviews to think creatively about the format, and to edit interviews where necessary.

We publish classroom lectures and invited talks by CEU & visiting faculty, along with guest lectures by visiting speakers. All lectures should be introduced appropriately and recorded to acceptable listening standards.

Some research induces scholars to create fiction pieces or to be create in the way their research is presented. We provide space on the site for such creative work.