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Undercurrents is a regular podcast series featuring interviews with Chatham House experts - and others - about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society. Hosted by staff from across the institute, each episode goes in-depth on a topic, looking beyond the news to explore the issues shaping global politics.
 
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The Inequality Podcast

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A PODCAST ABOUT HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INEQUALITY. We meet activists, politicians and thinkers from all walks of life to share stories about how inequality is being fought around the world. Brought to you by Liz, Max, Nabil and Nadia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Kent based DJ Jon Blackman first real interest in music was for Drum N Bass, Garage & Reggae. His first influence for the want to be a DJ was when he discovered two turntablists , DJ Hype, the scratch artist from the Drum n Bass scene and Garage’s chop it up stylist DJ EZ. Amazed by their skill, he knew he wanted to be able to mix tracks together. When Jon first discovered House, he wasn’t particularly sold on the idea, not until local parties in a small intimate club in Kent called Pulse in ...
 
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This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Georgia House Rep. Ron Stephens joins the Thursday Commute to discuss the 2022 state legislative session and the biggest issues on their plate before digging into the most pressing issues for Chatham County. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts…
 
We are witnessing a COVID-19 driven explosion in inequality. This week, Oxfam released its annual report, Inequality Kills, showing that the pandemic is killing at least 1 person every 4 seconds, while the ten richest men have doubled their fortunes during this same pandemic. This is the biggest single increase in billionaire wealth in recorded his…
 
Is the net zero approach to climate mitigation working, or is it an unrealistic framework that does more to help corporations than the planet? Professor Holly Jean Buck of the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York comes onto the podcast to discuss her new book, 'Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero is Not Enough' with ELCI Assistant Editor Bertie…
 
On 6 January 2021, a large crowd supporting the defeated President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol. The violence which ensued resulted in the deaths of at least seven people, and caused shockwaves around the world. In this episode Ben is joined by Gabriella Cook-Francis, the Leland Foundation Association of Marshall Scholars Transatlantic Acade…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Savannah Mayor Van Johnson joins the Thursday Commute to discuss the past year in city politics and take a look ahead at a variety of issues, including redistricting, affordable housing and crime. Subscribe to the show on Apple PodcastsBy Gannett
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Longtime columnist Dr. Mark Murphy joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about the Georgia Bulldogs winning their first national title in 41 years and his reaction to the game before digging into developments in the COVID-19 pandemic along with Medicaid expansion talk in the state. Subscribe to …
 
The twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change have exposed weaknesses in the institutions and diplomatic relationships designed to support global governance. In a new series of articles for Chatham House, author and journalist John Kampfner has been exploring how competition between the United States and China has exacerbated these faultlines. In …
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Savannah Mayor Van Johnson joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about the Enmarket Arena opening delay and when residents can expect to see the state-of-the-art building open with entertainment shows. Then, OakView Group's Monty Jones provides an update on the arena and what amenities it will i…
 
ELCI's Assistant Editor Lauren asks Dr. Mark Bould about his new book 'The Anthropocene Unconscious'. They discuss whether fiction goes far enough in representing narratives of climate crisis, ranging from Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’ to the 'Fast & Furious' franchise. You can also read Lauren's review of 'The Anthropocene Unconscious' here.…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Rep. Buddy Carter joins the Thursday Commute to recount the events of Jan. 6, 2021 and what he remembers from the day before talking about the future of the Republican Party, his thoughts on Herschel Walker running for U.S. Senate and what the First District should know about him ahead of th…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Savannah Morning News reporter Zoe Nicholson joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about the proposed multi-use development for the former Johnny Harris restaurant site on Victory Drive that would include over 200 apartments and an Aldi Supermarket. Also, she talks about what residents can expec…
 
Piccadilly Circus is one of the best-known landmarks in London, but the site has undergone significant change in the past 100 years. How has this affected the lives and livelihoods of local people? For this bonus episode of Undercurrents, the team explore the history of Piccadilly Circus with help from the Chatham House SNF CoLab. The CoLab is a pr…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Local business owner Ruel Joyner joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about the history of business on Broughton Street and what the future of the street looks like, moving his store 24e from Broughton and the future of the brand and other Savannah business issues. Subscribe to the show on Appl…
 
As the new omicron variant spreads across the globe, and vaccine distribution continues to reveal inequities between the global North and South, Mariana catches up with Rob Yates (Director of the Global Health Programme at Chatham House) to find out where things stand going into 2022. Then, Ben is joined by Leonard Schuette (a PhD candidate from th…
 
Alas! Santa Claus is coming to town!! And we’re having a Christmas debate on a hot button topic that is dividing people. Is Santa a socialist or a merciless capitalist? Liz and Nadia talk to Asad Rehman, the Executive Director of War on Want. He’s a lifelong campaigner against racialised capitalism, economic, climate and social injustice – and he’s…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Benedictine alum and "Voice of the Cadets" Pat Rossiter joins the Thursday Commute to talk about the state title victory for BC last week and where that stands in the program's history before looking ahead at what's next for the Cadets with some star players leaving for college. Subscribe to…
 
Transatlantic Tech Talks is a three part mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed, produced with the support of Microsoft, which explores the state of international cooperation on digital governance between Europe, the UK and USA. As technological innovation accelerates, and new digital tools and business models arise, governments are working …
 
Transatlantic Tech Talks is a three part mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed, produced with the support of Microsoft, which explores the state of international cooperation on digital governance between the United States, the UK and Europe. As technological innovation accelerates, and new digital tools and business models arise, government…
 
Transatlantic Tech Talks is a three part mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed, produced with the support of Microsoft, which explores the state of international cooperation on digital governance between the United States, the UK and Europe. As technological innovation accelerates, and new digital tools and business models arise, government…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Maj. Paul Egan with the Salvation Army of Savannah joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about this year's Red Kettle Campaign and how the community can help before talking about homelessness in Savannah and plans for their new shelter. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts…
 
We finally talk healthcare on EQUALS. Could the pandemic trigger the creation of universal healthcare systems around the world? What can we learn from Thailand and Costa Rica? What is privatization doing to healthcare in Kenya? And who is undermining healthcare for all? Liz, Nabil and Max chat to Rob Yates (Director, Global Health Program, Chatham …
 
Since its publication in 1944, many Americans have described Gunnar Myrdal’s An American Dilemma as a defining text on US race relations. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation, Myrdal's research explored the socio-economic conditions experienced by much of the black population in the United States, and proposed policies which would encourage assimilat…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Associated Press sports reporter Paul Newberry joins the Thursday Commute to talk about UGA football's loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship and what the Bulldogs should be thinking about ahead of their College Football Playoff matchup with Michigan. Then, Savannah Morning News sports repo…
 
"In 2019, the use of United States sourced wood pellets in the UK was accountable for 16 million to 19 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, mostly burned by Drax. That is roughly equivalent to a quarter of all the emissions from the UK power sector." ELCI editor Edward Robinson speaks to Duncan Brack, Associate Fellow at Chatham House and author of nu…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Savannah Morning News reporter Drew Favakeh joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about his story on formerly incarcerated people in Savannah and their struggle to find affordable housing. Then, he is joined by Building Bridges CEO Connie Nunnally to talk about her nonprofit and how they help th…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Chamber of Commerce head Jared Downs joins the Thursday Commute to talk about the recent Eggs & Issues breakfast with local legislators and what the business community prioritized when talking to our state House and Senate representatives. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts…
 
Quamrul Chowdhury has been involved in the climate negotiations for almost three decades. He currently serves as a lead negotiator for the G77 and the least developed countries group, and is a member of Bangladesh’s negotiating team. In this bonus episode of the Climate Briefing, Anna speaks to Mr. Chowdhury about the outcome of COP26. Find out mor…
 
What was achieved at COP26? And what do different parties make of the outcome? In this episode, Anna speaks to a range of negotiators, advisers and experts about the results of the Glasgow conference. Interviewees include Camilla Born (policy adviser to the COP26 president), Farhana Yamin (deputy-chair of the expert advisory group of the climate vu…
 
This episode is brought to you by National Office Systems Savannah Morning News reporter Raisa Habersham joins the Tuesday Commute to talk about the Ahmaud Arbery case in Brunswick and the takeaways from the verdict. She also talks about what's next with the federal hate crimes case. Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts…
 
As the dust settles from COP26, the 2021 UN climate summit, Ben is joined by Anna Aberg to discuss the key outcomes and insights from the conference. They consider the progress made on mitigation, adaptation, climate finance and the so-called 'Paris rulebook', and look ahead to what the agenda could look like in a year's time at COP27. Then Mariana…
 
In this episode of Smart Peace, we explore the recent history of peacebuilding in Myanmar through the experience of the Smart Peace project. Smart Peace is a global initiative led by Conciliation Resources, which combines the varied expertise of different consortium partners to address the challenges of building peace – focusing on the Central Afri…
 
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