About Mack Hagood

Mack Hagood is the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Associate Professor of Comparative Media Studies at Miami University, Ohio, where he studies digital media, sound technologies, disability, and popular music.

NBN Episodes hosted by Mack:

Test Subjects

June 17, 2024

Test Subjects

Mara Mills
Hosted by Mack Hagood

Season Two erupts in our ears with a film-noir soundscape—an eerie voice utters strange and disjointed phrases and echoing footsteps lead to sirens an…

Screwed and Chopped

June 10, 2024

Screwed and Chopped

Langston Collin Wilkins
Hosted by Mack Hagood

Since the 1990s, many of Houston’s African American residents have customized cars and customized the sound of hip hop. Cars called “slabs” swerve a s…

Data Streams

June 3, 2024

Data Streams

Leah Barclay and Teresa Barrozo
Hosted by Mack Hagood

On July 18th this year, Teresa Barrozo‘s question — What might the Future sound like? — will be opened to global participation. We bring news of World…

Ears Racing

May 27, 2024

Ears Racing

Jennifer Stoever
Hosted by Mack Hagood

This episode, we talk with Jennifer Lynn Stoever–editor of the influential sound studies blog Sounding Out!–about her new book, The Sonic Color Line: …

Dirty Rat

May 20, 2024

Dirty Rat

Brian House
Hosted by Mack Hagood

This time we talk with a fascinating sound artist and composer Mack met at a recent meeting of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. As h…

City of Voices

May 13, 2024

City of Voices

Shannon Mattern
Hosted by Mack Hagood

This episode we have a single longform interview with a media scholar of note–The New School’s Shannon Mattern. We have teamed up with Mediapolis, a j…

Dead Air

May 6, 2024

Dead Air

John Biguenet and Rodrigo Toscano
Hosted by Mack Hagood

On our first episode of Phantom Power, we ponder those moments when the air remains unmoved. Whether fostered by design or meteorological conditions o…