Best sociology podcasts we could find (Updated November 2017)
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New Books in Sociology
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Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books
 
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SAGE Sociology
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Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Sociology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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Sociologic
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An analysis of everyday life and culture with Professor James Arvanitakis, Dr John Rees and Ash Berdebes.
 
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Sociology
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Our sociology podcast series is an excellent resource for our market-leading AS and A-level Sociology qualifications.
 
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Department of Sociology Podcasts
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Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Our research is empirical, analytical, and comparative in nature, reaching far beyond British society, to encompass systematic cross-national comparison as well as the detailed study of Asian, European, Latin American a ...
 
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Sociologically Speaking
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A podcast about social theory, but fun
 
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LAS-Sociology 401 Sociological Theory
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LAS-Sociology 401 Sociological Theory
 
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Sociology Improv
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A podcast with sociologically-informed discussion of the news of the day.
 
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Pacific Sociological Association Podcast
 
Podcast by Pacific Sociological Association
 
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Classical Sociological Theory
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A podcast about Classical Sociological Theory by Dr. Bart van Heerikhuizen
 
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Sociology 101, 001 - Fall 2013
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Sociology 101, 001 - Fall 2013
 
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Digital Sociology Podcast
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Interviews by Chris Till with researchers of all areas of digital culture and society.
 
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Department of Sociology Podcasts
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Podcasts from The Department of Sociology. Sociology in Oxford is concerned with real-world issues with policy relevance, such as social inequality, organised crime, the social basis of political conflict and mobilization, and changes in family relationships and gender roles. Our research is empirical, analytical, and comparative in nature, reaching far beyond British society, to encompass systematic cross-national comparison as well as the detailed study of Asian, European, Latin American a ...
 
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Podcasts - Sociology: A global introduction, fourth edition
 
These podcasts accompany Sociology: A global introduction, fourth edition, published by Pearson Education Limited. The podcasts have been recorded by Ken Plummer and Daniel Nehring.
 
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Brian's Sociology phlog
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Plural of You: How to Help People, Inspiring Stories, Positive News, Kind Leaders, Hope for the World, Sociology for Good
 
The Podcast About People Helping People, Inspiring Positive Social Change Through Inspirational Stories
 
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Sociology 150A, 001|Spring 2009|UC Berkeley
 
SOCIOL 150A LEC 001 Sp09
 
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SOCIOLOGY
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SOCIOLOGY
 
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Sociology Improv
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A podcast with sociologically-informed discussion of the news of the day.
 
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Sociological Analysis and Research Design
 
Podcast by Thomas Grund
 
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What's The Point
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A show about our data age. Each week, Jody Avirgan brings you stories and interviews on how data is changing lives.
 
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Sociology
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Sociology
 
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Understanding Society Podcast Series
 
In the Understanding Society Podcast Series, you can listen to interviews with the Understanding Society team, researchers using the survey in their work and those benefiting from it.Interviews last no longer than 10 minutes and are designed to be understood by a non-academic audience.
 
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Thinking Aloud
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KBYU-FM Thinking Aloud Podcast
 
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Cybernorms and Sociology of Law
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Cybernorms and Sociology of Law
 
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ISER Podcast Series
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The Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex is home to a world-class team of survey and research experts who specialise in the production and analysis of longitudinal data – evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same people over time.ISER enjoys an international profile for its cutting-edge socio-economic research, which is used by academics and researchers, policy makers, other influential bodies, charitable organisations and journalists invo ...
 
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TCD-UCD Sociology Public Lecture Series
 
TCD-UCD Sociology Public Lecture Series
 
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Careers with a Degree in Sociology
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Careers with a Degree in Sociology
 
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Department of Sociology Podcasts
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Department of Sociology Podcasts
 
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Social Science Bites
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Social Science Bites is a podcast series interviewing major figures in social science, made in association with SAGE
 
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Talking About Organizations Podcast
 
Learn about key ideas and concepts in management and organization studies as four business scholars read and make sense of the thinking behind the way we all work today. Talking About Organizations is a discursive podcast where we talk about one book, journal article or idea per episode and try to understand it, its purpose and its impact. By joining us as we collectively tackle managerial and organizational problems, you get the full benefit of active and organic thinking as opposed to pass ...
 
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Methods
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Methods is a podcast from the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). The centre conducts research and training in social science research methods, aiming to advance methodological understanding and practice across the UK social science research community. Through 15 minute interviews with researchers, Methods highlights the latest developments in social science methods research, showcasing innovative ideas and new research findings and demonstrating their impact.
 
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Lizard People (Comedy & Conspiracy Theories)
 
What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
 
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Office Hours
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Conversations about social science
 
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UCSUR Radio
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UCSUR Radio is a social science talk show created by the University Center for Social & Urban Resarch (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh. With each podcast we try to focus on a social, economic, or health issue most relevant to our society. Look for our Podcast in the iTunes Store and at http://www.ucsur.pitt.edu.*
 
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Pop Rocket
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Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
 
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Revealing® Criminology
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The narrated text of Revealing® Criminology, by Maureen Outlaw, Ph.D. Revealing® Criminology includes twelve modules (corresponding to textbook chapters) that cover the basics of modern Criminology. The first three modules discuss the definition and popular understanding (social construction) of crime, the measurement of crime, and key trends and patterns in crime in the United States. The fourth through seventh modules critique the major criminological theories, from the classical school an ...
 
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Podcast - N of Us
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Broadcaster and psychologist Dr Aleks Krotoski presents a fortnightly series on the science and study of human behaviour.
 
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KunstlerCast - Suburban Sprawl: A Tragic Comedy
 
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and World Made By Hand, takes on suburban sprawl, disposable architecture and the end of the cheap oil era each week with program host Duncan Crary.
 
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
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The Other Half
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An exploration of the life half of math and the math half of life.
 
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On Being with Krista Tippett
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On Being takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers — some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives — updated every Thursday. Hosted by Krista Tippett. Discover more at onbeing.org. On Being Studios is the producer of On Being, Becoming Wise, Creating Our Own Lives, and more to come.
 
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Pop Rocket
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Pop culture discussion with Guy Branum, Wynter Mitchell, Margaret Wappler and Karen Tongson
 
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Ask The Professor
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University of Detroit Mercy's radio trivia show
 
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Research On Religion
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A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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The Measure of Everyday Life
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“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program, hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell, featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. Independent Weekly has called the show ‘unexpected’ and ‘diverse’ and notes that the show ‘brings big questions to radio.' Episodes air each Sunday night from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the Durham listening area and a podcast of each show is available online the Wednesday following the original airing. The show is made possible b ...
 
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China 21
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China 21 is produced by the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. We are a leading university-based think tank that produces scholarly research and informs policy discussions on China and U.S.-China relations. This podcast features expert voices, insights and stories about China’s economy, politics, society, and the implications for international affairs. Learn more at china.ucsd.edu
 
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The Pulse
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Listen to full episodes of WHYY’s health, science and innovation program, The Pulse.
 
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The Podcast for Social Research
 
From Plato to quantum physics, Walter Benjamin to experimental poetry, Frantz Fanon to the history of political radicalism, The Podcast for Social Research is a crucial part of our mission to forge new, organic paths for intellectual work in the twenty-first century: an ongoing, interdisciplinary series featuring members of the Institute, and occasional guests, conversing about a wide variety of intellectual issues, some perennial, some newly pressing. Each episode centers on a different top ...
 
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The Social Breakdown
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The sociology podcast nobody wants, but everybody needs! Come join us as we break down the complex social world one topic at a time using our sociological imagination.
 
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Violence can seem very personal and easily attributed to biological tendencies. The recent trend in mass shootings have often been explained by issues related to mental health. It’s easy to blame the individual for acts of violence, but that’s only one way of looking at violence. In sociology, violence actually takes many different forms from v ...…
 
State Senator Howard Stephenson and State Senator Todd Weiler talk with Stanford professor Mark Granovetter, an expert in sociology. They discuss his "Threshold Theory" explains tidal wave of sexual harassment allegations. We appreciate Red Meat Radio's generous sponsor, Gastronomy, and their delicious Market Street Grill restaurants. Some bump ...…
 
In a world that plagued by incidents of violent extremism and terror, we are often presented with messages or news stories that focus on the leaders of extremist organizations or the perpetrators of such attacks. This type of messaging can be a distraction from more fully addressing the root cause of violent extremism through the use of human s ...…
 
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Hot & Bothered: A Dissent Climate Podcast
 
We know—it’s been a long, hot summer without us, but the Hot & Bothered team is dipping its toes back in the rising waters of international climate politics with a special project to close out 2017. As we warm up for season two, we’re excited to launch a special, three-part miniseries in collaboration with Cited, an award-winning documentary ra ...…
 
The Voice of the Cape — Raymond Suttner, Author of Inside Apartheid’s Prison is one of a small number of white comrades who played a substantial in bringing apartheid to an end.Raymond Suttner, who lives in Johannesburg, is a part-time professor at Rhodes University and an Emeritus Professor at the University of South Africa. Initially a legal ...…
 
Finlandia Fridays was visited by an old friend this week, soon to be alumnus, Christopher Dennis to talk about the internship he took this past summer with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Chris first discussed the internship in an episode last spring. Dennis will be graduating at the end of this semester with a degree in crimin ...…
 
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The Brownble Podcast - Cooking, Being Vegan & Improving your Relationship with Food
 
Listen on the Go or on iTunes or Stitcher! Carlos and I have been vegan for a few years now, and sometimes that means I forget what it was like in the very early stages of making this change. By now, all our friends and family know we're vegan, they know why we've made the change, they've even got familiar with vegan foods and they make delicio ...…
 
Transcript: Well, welcome to Gender, Sexuality, and the Gospel. We don't have a lot of time, so what I'm going to do is, your notes that you have, I don't know exactly ... I think I know what's in your notes. I don't know if everything's in there that I have or not, but that ... actually, I'll grab one over here. Thank you. The material that yo ...…
 
Is health a privilege or is it a right? As a society, how do we come to understand health and its social origins and outcomes? Though medicine has been understood as a social science that dates back to Hippocrates-- the Hippocratic Oath-- medical sociology is not even 70 years old yet! The climb to intellectual legitimacy and sound research is ...…
 
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Thinking Allowed
 
BBC — Affluence - from the Kalahari desert to Wall St; Laurie Taylor explores contrasting conceptions of material plenty and the 'good life'. He's joined by James Suzman, an anthropologist who has spent 30 years studying and spending time with the bushmen of Namibia and Rachel Sherman, Associate Professor of Sociology at The New School whose st ...…
 
What does the Stanford Prison Experiment have to do with a case for anarchism? In this episode, I argue for a certain view of the state. Piggybacking off Max Weber's definition of the state as a "human community that successfully claims the monopoly over the use of physical force within a given territory", I propose a similar but broader defini ...…
 
What does the Stanford Prison Experiment have to do with a case for anarchism? In this episode, I argue for a certain view of the state. Piggybacking off Max Weber's definition of the state as a "human community that successfully claims the monopoly over the use of physical force within a given territory", I propose a similar but broader defini ...…
 
It has been five months since the Gulf diplomatic rift began and Qatar's Emir says it is no closer to being resolved. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addressed Qatar's advisory council on Tuesday, saying Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain don't want to reach a solution. The Arab Quartet, as they are called, began a land, ...…
 
It has been five months since the Gulf diplomatic rift began and Qatar's Emir says it is no closer to being resolved. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addressed Qatar's advisory council on Tuesday, saying Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain don't want to reach a solution. The Arab Quartet, as they are called, began a land, ...…
 
It has been five months since the Gulf diplomatic rift began and Qatar's Emir says it is no closer to being resolved. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani addressed Qatar's advisory council on Tuesday, saying Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain don't want to reach a solution. The Arab Quartet, as they are called, began a land, ...…
 
Alex S. Vitale is Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and author of “The End Of Policing.” In this discussion, Alex describes the current state of policing in the US, and well as provides a historical and sociological context as to why policing functions as it currently does in this country. Alex describes the policies that have lead to ...…
 
https://eirenicole.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-8-Body-Scan.m4a Our bodies are complicated terrain. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it, likely heavy on the hate end of the scale. There are more factors than any medical, psychological, sociological, anthropological, theological field can name for my occasional disdain for my body ...…
 
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Permission To Leap
 
Permission to Leap is a podcast exploring the stories of people who have brought their visions to life. Each week, I will speak to an inspiring guest and navigate the process they took to take the leap in their own lives, from the day that they first committed to the day they landed on the other side. Permission to Leap is the spark that will p ...…
 
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The Table Podcast - Issues of God and Culture
 
Darrell Bock Welcome to The Table where we discuss issues of God and culture. I’m Darrell Bock, Executive Director at the Hendricks Center and also Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies here at Dallas Theological Seminary. My guests are John Hannah to my left and Michael Svigel to my right and my topic is the 500th anniversary of t ...…
 
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The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
 
Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs.
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | Audio and pdf
 
Speaker(s): Professor Alondra Nelson | Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. The use of genetic ancestry testing in the United States has grown exponentially since its emergence about fifteen years ago. In this same pe ...…
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | All media types
 
Speaker(s): Professor Alondra Nelson | Alondra Nelson will discuss her book The Social Life of DNA on how claims about ancestry are marshalled together with genetic analysis in a range of social ventures. The use of genetic ancestry testing in the United States has grown exponentially since its emergence about fifteen years ago. In this same pe ...…
 
In a world that is currently plagued by incidents of violent extremism and terror, we are often presented with messages or news stories that focus on the leaders of violent extremist organizations or the perpetrators of such attacks. That type of messaging has affected the way that government and the public view violent extremism. It may be a d ...…
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | Audio and pdf
 
Speaker(s): Steve Crawshaw | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. How do ordinary citizens become dissidents? As journalist and human rights advocate, Steve Crawshaw has witnessed extraordinary change, everywhere from Prague to Yangon. He explores what Vaclav Havel called the “power of the powerless”, and the ...…
 
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All items | LSE Public lectures and events | All media types
 
Speaker(s): Steve Crawshaw | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. How do ordinary citizens become dissidents? As journalist and human rights advocate, Steve Crawshaw has witnessed extraordinary change, everywhere from Prague to Yangon. He explores what Vaclav Havel called the “power of the powerless”, and the ...…
 
Speaker(s): Steve Crawshaw | Editor's note: We apologise for the poor audio quality of this podcast. How do ordinary citizens become dissidents? As journalist and human rights advocate, Steve Crawshaw has witnessed extraordinary change, everywhere from Prague to Yangon. He explores what Vaclav Havel called the “power of the powerless”, and the ...…
 
Aired Monday, 23 October 2017, 4:00 PM ET The Courage To Be Wealthy It takes courage to be different. To stand out from the crowd. To choose what no one else is choosing. Especially when it comes to money. Are you willing to receive more and have more money than anyone you know? What change would you create in the world with the resources to do ...…
 
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Mental Fitness for Career
 
Meet Dr. Ofer Sharone, a Professor of Sociology and a nationally recognized expert on long-term unemployment and its effect on white-collar workers. He is also the founder of the Institute for Career Transitions, a support group and research center in Boston for the long-term unemployed. Listen in as Dr. Sharone discusses his research in regard ...…
 
I veckans avsnitt av DGS-TV gästas Patrik av den finlandssvenske ekonomiprofessorn Paul Lillrank, verksam vid Aalto-universiteten i Helsingfors, disputerad i sociologi och tidigare anställd vid Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.Utifrån Pauls uppmärksammad artikel i Hufvudstadsbladet diskuteras följderna av Sveriges politiska vägval för länderna i No ...…
 
Food for thought https://dfwdinnerclub.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/brian-c-luscher-wining-and-dining-with-jim-white-10-19-17.mp3 Jim White and Brian C. Luscher Chef Brian C. Luscher from The Grape in Dallas, and “Mrs. Grape”, Courtney Luscher, join us on this week’s episode of “Wining and Dining with Jim White” on VOKAL. Brian’s a passionate gu ...…
 
Dean covers basic financial ratios with insights from ag finance specialist Tim Brhel. Business is a three-legged stool: 1. Make things 2. Sell those things 3. Count what’s happening William Bruce Cameron (Sociologist, wrote Informal Sociology): “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Knowing ...…
 
Today is a cool episode because we don’t have just one friend, we have two sociology friends! First up, we’ll hear from Brooklyn, a girl who moved from Kelowna to Vancouver for university and speaks about her experiences coming from a small white town. We also discuss allyship, white feminism and everybody’s favourite: reverse racism. With Mira ...…
 
On one level, my conversation with DeMane Davis explores her journey from copywriter to feature filmmaker, spot helmer and now episodic TV director (her latest episode of Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar airs on OWN November 8). On another level, it is an exploration of this moment in time, culturally, sociologically, and in some way, therapeutically ...…
 
In their 3rd episode, Kristen and Nikki take on the hard topic of sexism and the historical and current impact it has on female friendships as well as looking at the role of our own internalized sexism and how to combat this now! In Friend Facts, Nikki looks to sociology and anthropology to unpack the primal survival instinct that can lie benea ...…
 
Today we will examine how our criminal justice institutions function as socializing forces, particularly with respect to lessons on masculinity. We’re joined by Patrick Lopez-Aguado, Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at Santa Clara University, and Bannan Institute Scholar in the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. His research i ...…
 
Episode 4 : Well-Being in Algeria: Findings from the 2017 World Happiness Report [in French] Dr. Habib Tiliouine, Professor of Psychology at University of Oran 2 Mohamed Ben Ahmed and contributor to the World Happiness Report, discusses Algeria’s 2017 ranking: first on the African continent, and sixth in the MENA region. Comparing survey data r ...…
 
Jamie Nazareth. loves. clothes. In this hilarious interview, we talk about disco platform shoes, fake lip rings, and hippies. Jamie shares her thoughts on modern style, high school dress codes, and the psychology, sociology, and theory of fashion. Do clothes decide the person? Or does the person decide the clothes? Jamie also sells used and new ...…
 
This is episode 0 and explains the goals for this podcast. People are the answer to many of the issues facing us today. This podcast focuses on human behavior and human performance. Using academic studies and experience this podcast blends public administration, sociology, biology, and psychology into a usable set of tools based on the best inf ...…
 
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Teaching and Learning Center @ John Jay College's Podcasts on Teaching and Learning
 
Associate Professor of Sociology Carla Barrett discusses winning the Distinguished Teaching Prize, talking about race in the classroom, group work, writing to learn, and how staying vulnerable with students allows real conversations to flourish.
 
On this episode, I talk about Fatherlessness. I explore this epidemic through the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, sociology, and the incredible photography of Zun Lee. And, I end with my poem “the burden that buries men.” Isn’t that a great title for a poem? This is podcast 5 of 17 for the On Wounds […] The post On Wounds & Wonder: Podcast 5 | the bur ...…
 
Dr Michael Walsh is a sociologist at the University of Canberra. I asked Michael how sociology explains our musical preferences, what our preferences say about us, and about the future of music in a market-driven, high-tech world. Don't forget to check out the show notes at http://www.politicalscience.com.au/2017/10/on-our-taste-in-music-and-so ...…
 
Laurie Handlers is a film producer, sex educator, author, and intimacy coach. You could call her a Sex and Happiness Coach! If you want to get sexier and happier, call her! She holds a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Her career includes over thirty years as a corporate change consultant, individu ...…
 
Clint Smith is a writer, teacher, and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University with a concentration in Culture, Institutions, and Society. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship with research interests that include mass incarceration, the sociology of racism, and the history of U.S. ineq ...…
 
I’m super excited to have one of my good friends Iman Ghosh. Iman is an international student from Singapore and recently graduated with a Sociology Honours thesis in media and culture analysis and has a minor in the GRSJ Institute. Currently she’s working for a Vancouver-Based Start-Up company doing research and content writing. This episode. ...…
 
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