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Dr Dario Llinares MA, PHD, FHEA, BA


Dr Dario Llinares is an academic and podcaster whose research has focused on a range of cinema and media-related themes.

His PhD thesis explored the cultural representation of the astronaut in literature, journalism, photography and film, and he has published research on the status and practice of cinema-going in the digital age, the aesthetics of postmodernism, representations of masculinity in prison cinema, and podcasting as a media technology.

His is the co-founder and co-host of the highly respected Cinematologists Podcast and was co-editor of Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is currently working on a new edited collection entitled Podcast Studies: Practice in Theory/Theory into Practice and a feature length video essay on AI voices in Science-Fiction Cinema.

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Academic publications

  • Llinares, D. 2022. ‘Podcast Studies” and its Techno-Social Discourses’, in Jason Loviglio and Mia Lindgren. Eds. The Routledge Companion to Radio Studies. London and New York: Routledge. [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2012. ‘Podcasting as a Field of Critical Study’ Keynote [Online], SpokenWeb podcast research group [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2020. ‘A Cinema for the Ears: Imagineering the Cinematic Through Podcasting’, Film-Philosophy, 24 (1): 341-365 [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2019. History and Economics of the Movies. In Debra Merskin (ed) The Sage Encyclopaedia of Mass Media and Society. California, US: Sage Publishing. 1128-1136. [Link]
  • Llinares, D., Fox, N., & Berry, R. Eds. 2018. Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. New York: Palgrave: Macmillan. [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2018. Podcasting as Liminal Praxis: Aural Mediation, Sound Writing and Identity. In Llinares, Fox and Berry. Eds. Podcasting: New Aural Cultures and Digital Media. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Link]
  • Llinares, D and Fox, N. 2018. Cinematologists: Knowing Sounds. Media Practice and Education, 19(1), pp48-51. [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2018. ‘New Possibilities for Practice-led Research Through Podcasting’, Framing Practice as Research, [Transcribed Interview], University of Brighton. [Link]
  • Llinares, D. 2011. The Astronaut: Cultural Mythology and Idealised Masculinity. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Link]
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Digital Film Production