Sustainably Weird: Survivalist Eco-Discourse in the Horror Podcast

This paper argues that an ethos of ecological sustainability is embedded in the podcast form, a point particularly salient for the horror or “weird” genre of podcasts, where a theme of survival is an essential feature. Drawing on a framework of discourses from dark ecology, object-oriented ontology and posthumanism, we argue for the emergence of a sustainability politics within weird podcasts (where sustainability denotes dark ecology, rather than bright-greenwashing).