Pod Academy

by Pod Academy

Pod Academy
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 280
  • Last: 21 Dec 2017
Lively and entertaining podcasts on current research in science and environment, arts and culture, humanities and economics. It’s sound thinking.

Episodes (280)

  • Beauty and the Beast
    Beauty and the Beast
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    Published: 21 Dec 2017 Duration: 07:26
    Hello, this is Pod Academy.  Of late, there has been much talk of sexism, in particular sexual harassment, behind the scenes in the film industry.  But what about the films themselves?  Pod Academy’s Tatiana Prorokova took a look at the hi... Read more →
    Hello, this is Pod Academy.  Of late, there has been much talk of sexism, in particular sexual harassment, behind the scenes in the film industry.  But what about the films themselves?  Pod Academy’s Tatiana Prorokova took a look at the hi... Read more →

  • Arts policy – a new approach
    Arts policy – a new approach
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    Published: 2 Nov 2017 Duration: 13:12
    A radical vision for arts policy should be at the heart of any progressive government argue Professor Rod Stoneman and Adam Stoneman. Note: This is not a transcript of the podcast interview with Rod and Adam, but rather the text of a paper ... Read more →
    A radical vision for arts policy should be at the heart of any progressive government argue Professor Rod Stoneman and Adam Stoneman. Note: This is not a transcript of the podcast interview with Rod and Adam, but rather the text of a paper ... Read more →

  • The ethics of space exploration
    The ethics of space exploration
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    Published: 28 Sep 2017 Duration: 36:52
    Emerging space industries include tourism, satellite navigation and tentative plans to mine the Moon for rare materials. Space now has its lawyers, its policymakers, and even its ethicists.
    Emerging space industries include tourism, satellite navigation and tentative plans to mine the Moon for rare materials. Space now has its lawyers, its policymakers, and even its ethicists.

  • Journalism – the first draft of history?
    Journalism – the first draft of history?
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    Published: 10 Jul 2017 Duration: 57:55
    Journalism has been called ‘the first draft of history’, and as a first draft it may be written over, forgotten, ignored.  In this podcast, journalist Martin Bright (@martinbright) considers one tiny strand of the story of the Iraq war. It ... Read more →
    Journalism has been called ‘the first draft of history’, and as a first draft it may be written over, forgotten, ignored.  In this podcast, journalist Martin Bright (@martinbright) considers one tiny strand of the story of the Iraq war. It ... Read more →

  • “Kill all Normies”: the rise of the alt-right
    “Kill all Normies”: the rise of the alt-right
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    Published: 29 Jun 2017 Duration: 33:52
    Following the election of Donald Trump, the alt-right has come to play a significant role in American political discourse. They are an upstart political movement that rejects traditional conservatism and championed Trump and his opposition ... Read more →
    Following the election of Donald Trump, the alt-right has come to play a significant role in American political discourse. They are an upstart political movement that rejects traditional conservatism and championed Trump and his opposition ... Read more →

  • Murder by women in eighteenth century London and Paris
    Murder by women in eighteenth century London and Paris
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    Published: 27 May 2017 Duration: 24:32
    We appear fascinated with the phenomenon of the woman who kills. In the last year alone in the UK, both ITV and channel 4 have launched popular documentary series chronicling the shocking lives and crimes of women who commit murder. But wha... Read more →
    We appear fascinated with the phenomenon of the woman who kills. In the last year alone in the UK, both ITV and channel 4 have launched popular documentary series chronicling the shocking lives and crimes of women who commit murder. But wha... Read more →

  • Trump: the first 100 days
    Trump: the first 100 days
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    Published: 29 Apr 2017 Duration: 29:57
    What is the scorecard for President Donald Trump after the first 100 Days?  “C minus overall,” says Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science ... Read more →
    What is the scorecard for President Donald Trump after the first 100 Days?  “C minus overall,” says Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science ... Read more →

  • Trump: the first hundred days
    Trump: the first hundred days
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    Published: 29 Apr 2017 Duration: 29:57
    What is the scorecard for President Donald Trump after the first 100 Days?  “C minus overall,” says Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science ... Read more →
    What is the scorecard for President Donald Trump after the first 100 Days?  “C minus overall,” says Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science ... Read more →

  • Lies, damned lies and statistics: Fact-checking, the new journalism
    Lies, damned lies and statistics: Fact-checking, the new journalism
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    Published: 15 Nov 2016 Duration: 36:56
    “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” said Winston Churchill.  If that was the case then, how much more valid is it today.  The explosion of social media and its ability to circulate and generate mi... Read more →
    “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” said Winston Churchill.  If that was the case then, how much more valid is it today.  The explosion of social media and its ability to circulate and generate mi... Read more →

  • How to interpret visual art
    How to interpret visual art
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    Published: 12 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:15:03
    Why and how should we interpret visual art? With a vast historical sweep – from early medieval art on the walls inside the Basilica of San Vitale to Banksy’s 2015 stencils of shipwrecked refugees on walls in Calais,  by way of Caravaggio, N... Read more →
    Why and how should we interpret visual art? With a vast historical sweep – from early medieval art on the walls inside the Basilica of San Vitale to Banksy’s 2015 stencils of shipwrecked refugees on walls in Calais,  by way of Caravaggio, N... Read more →

  • Schooling and flocking
    Schooling and flocking
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    Published: 2 Oct 2016 Duration: 10:34
    They say a fish can fall in love with a bird, but where would they live? However, when it comes to fluid dynamics, birds and fish come from more similar neighbourhoods than you might think.  This podcast is about the physics of fish schooli... Read more →
    They say a fish can fall in love with a bird, but where would they live? However, when it comes to fluid dynamics, birds and fish come from more similar neighbourhoods than you might think.  This podcast is about the physics of fish schooli... Read more →

  • Digital exposure
    Digital exposure
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    Published: 14 Sep 2016 Duration: 36:54
    Always on our smartphones and other digital devices, we live in an expository society, says Prof Bernard Harcourt.  The landscape described in his new book is a dystopia saturated by pleasure. We do not live in a drab Orwellian world, he wr... Read more →
    Always on our smartphones and other digital devices, we live in an expository society, says Prof Bernard Harcourt.  The landscape described in his new book is a dystopia saturated by pleasure. We do not live in a drab Orwellian world, he wr... Read more →

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    Published: 4 Aug 2016 Duration: 15:49
    This is the second in our series on the 2016 US Presidential election, in which Alex Burd talks to Peter Trubowitz , Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science... Read more →
    This is the second in our series on the 2016 US Presidential election, in which Alex Burd talks to Peter Trubowitz , Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science... Read more →

  • The rise and rise of Donald Trump
    The rise and rise of Donald Trump
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    Published: 18 Jul 2016 Duration: 20:00
    “The American dream is dead.  I will bring it back and we will make America great again…..” In nine months Donald Trump has stunned the political establishment, brushing aside other contenders to become the Republican nominee in the race fo... Read more →
    “The American dream is dead.  I will bring it back and we will make America great again…..” In nine months Donald Trump has stunned the political establishment, brushing aside other contenders to become the Republican nominee in the race fo... Read more →

  • Thinking and dying in London
    Thinking and dying in London
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    Published: 28 Jun 2016 Duration: 01:01:38
    “We always write – and read – history thought the prism of our contemporary concerns,” So why study history?  What do we mean by ‘history’? This podcast is a lecture by Dr Richard Barnett, which was part of a course on Thinking run by the I... Read more →
    “We always write – and read – history thought the prism of our contemporary concerns,” So why study history?  What do we mean by ‘history’? This podcast is a lecture by Dr Richard Barnett, which was part of a course on Thinking run by the I... Read more →

  • The Serengeti Rules – The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Matters
    The Serengeti Rules – The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Matters
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    Published: 13 May 2016 Duration: 28:43
    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? Biologist Sean B Carroll tal... Read more →
    How does life work? How does nature produce the right numbers of zebras and lions on the African savanna, or fish in the ocean? How do our bodies produce the right numbers of cells in our organs and bloodstream? Biologist Sean B Carroll tal... Read more →

  • Digital breadcrumbs: the data trail we leave behind us
    Digital breadcrumbs: the data trail we leave behind us
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    Published: 3 May 2016 Duration: 14:19
    Once upon a time, in the land of Great Britain, Amanda woke up to the sun shining on a bright Monday morning. Before she got out of bed, she opened the BBC weather app on her phone  to check the weather for the day ahead.  She had started l... Read more →
    Once upon a time, in the land of Great Britain, Amanda woke up to the sun shining on a bright Monday morning. Before she got out of bed, she opened the BBC weather app on her phone  to check the weather for the day ahead.  She had started l... Read more →

  • Music and Resistance
    Music and Resistance
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    Published: 24 Apr 2016 Duration: 27:08
    When the gun is replaced by the melody: how does music resist? ‘Even if they don’t have a message, the act of actually playing music itself is resistance,’ says Dr. Sara McGuiness, senior teaching fellow in Music at SOAS. Classical Thai mu... Read more →
    When the gun is replaced by the melody: how does music resist? ‘Even if they don’t have a message, the act of actually playing music itself is resistance,’ says Dr. Sara McGuiness, senior teaching fellow in Music at SOAS. Classical Thai mu... Read more →

  • Class – what is it?
    Class – what is it?
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    Published: 17 Apr 2016 Duration: 30:34
    Class is not only one of the oldest and most controversial of all concepts in social science, but a topic which has fascinated, amused, incensed and galvanized the general public, too. But what exactly is a ‘class’? How do sociologists stud... Read more →
    Class is not only one of the oldest and most controversial of all concepts in social science, but a topic which has fascinated, amused, incensed and galvanized the general public, too. But what exactly is a ‘class’? How do sociologists stud... Read more →

  • Cyber sovereignty: The global Domain Name System in China
    Cyber sovereignty: The global Domain Name System in China
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    Published: 17 Apr 2016 Duration: 22:45
    The internet has long been seen as a force of global connection,  But this notion of a global internet has never been entirely accurate. Language barriers, access limitations, censorship and the human impulse to stay within your own social ... Read more →
    The internet has long been seen as a force of global connection,  But this notion of a global internet has never been entirely accurate. Language barriers, access limitations, censorship and the human impulse to stay within your own social ... Read more →

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