The Sociocast Project is a research project, public scholarship, and disciplinary service project run by Joseph Nathan Cohen, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, Queens College

The research project strives to develop information and theories that are pertinent to the craft of podcasting, the administration of podcast enterprises, and the analysis of podcasting as a communications medium, business sector, and field of cultural production.  We analyze industry data, conduct interviews with podcasters and their business partners, and run a real world podcast enterprise that experiments with podcasting.  So far, our field experiment in podcasting has had some success — our flagship show often ranks as a top 20 social science podcast in the United States, and has appeared on many other countries’ social science podcast charts.

The public scholarship and disciplinary service project produces free, non-commercial, academic-themed podcast programs.  We provide a platform to feature academic researchers and their work to the podcast-listening public.  We also serve as a media outlet for academic sociology, in which we share and analyze news and debates that are pertinent to our occupation’s practitioners.  As of Spring 2020, we have interviewed well over one hundred leading contemporary sociologists, and produced over 300 shows over five series (back catalog is temporarily unavailable).

Team Members

Ryan Sperry


Ryan is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at CUNY Queens College

Nga Than

Nga Than

Nga is a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center

Lisseth Moreno

Production Coordinator

Lisseth is a senior in Queens College’s Media Studies program.

Faziah Mohammed


Faziah is a senior in Queens College’s Business and Liberal Arts Program


Anika Chowdhury

Anika currently works as a Production Assistant at the Gotham Gazette.

Sociocast is Joseph Nathan Cohen LLC of New Jersey.  All  content featuring the work or person of Joseph Nathan Cohen, Associate Professor of Sociology at the City University of New York, represents Professor Cohen acting in his personal capacity an employee of the City University of New York. 

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