Transforming Society Podcast

Bristol University Press

Brought to you by Bristol University Press and Policy Press, in the Transforming Society podcast host Jess Miles speaks to authors about their books in the context of the key social issues of the moment. We get to grips with the story their research tells with a focus on the specific ways in which it changes society for the better.

All Episodes

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carl Rhodes, author of 'Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality is Sabotaging Democracy', about the dangerous consequences of businesses being ‘woke’. Carl reveals that, through woke capitalism, the people who benefit most from inequality are setting the agenda, with serious implications for democracy. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Nov 23

33 min 45 sec

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith speaks with Tara Lamont, author of 'Making Research Matter: Steps to Impact for Health and Care Researchers', about why it's so hard to make research matter in today's world and how to try and overcome this difficulty. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Nov 3

30 min 4 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Chris Pierson, author of 'The Next Welfare State?', about current policy, the mistakes of the past, and ways in which the welfare state should be transformed in order to ensure collective wellbeing. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Oct 14

23 min 39 sec

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Maria Gallo, author of 'The Alumni Way: Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment'. They discuss the potential our alumni identities and networks offer and why we should move away from the student as consumer, graduate as financial donor way of thinking. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Sep 30

39 min 34 sec

'This Separated isle', edited by Paul Sng, is a new portrait photography book that shows how different people navigate the tensions of an increasingly divided British society. In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles explores the issues raised in the book, including racism, resilience and identity, with Paul, Kristie De Garis, whose portrait and story appears in the book, and photographer Amara Eno, whose work is featured. They discuss why they got involved with the project, whether there are still spaces of hope and what they hope people will take away from the book. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Sep 21

44 min 26 sec

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu, two of the guest editors of a special issue of 'Evidence & Policy': ‘The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’. They discuss the problems with current representations of disability, recent examples of policy that has failed disabled people and the changes that could be made so people with disabilities can be better supported and allowed to participate in policy making. You can read the editorial of this special issue for free: https://doi.org/10.1332/174426421X16147909420727 Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Aug 25

44 min 31 sec

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Eben Kirksey, American anthropologist and Associate Professor at Alfred Deakin Institute in Melbourne, Australia. Rebecca and Eben discuss his latest book 'The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans', the work of Dr. Jiankui He, who created the first genetically modified babies, and the moral dilemmas this work has since raised, with a particular focus on the values behind gene-editing and the implications for society. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Aug 16

36 min 41 sec

With 11 million people in prisons across the world, a vitally important question is how do we move the prison experience from survival to growth? In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Kirstine Szifris, author of ‘Philosophy Behind Bars’, about whether philosophical thinking can be a way to encourage and enable growth and development in prison. They discuss the potential of philosophical discussions to help prisoners desist from crime once released, as well as how prisons could be reformed in other areas. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 27

48 min 20 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, Professor and founder-director of the Social Science Research Unit at the UCL Institute of Education and best known for her work on sex and gender, housework, childbirth and feminist social science. Rebecca and Ann talk about Ann's latest book 'Forgotten Wives: How Women Get Written Out of History' and how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’. The stories of Charlotte Shaw, Mary Booth, Jeannette Tawney and Janet Beveridge show how modern social policy has been shaped by their role in the work that is usually wholly attributed to their famous husbands. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 6

50 min 33 sec

The moment people fail to access justice is so often the moment that their lives take a turn for the worse, and cuts to legal aid over the decades have dramatically increased the instances of this happening. In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, authors of 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', about the decimation of legal aid, the failings of our justice system, and how this has entrenched poverty and social inequality in our society. You can find out more about these issues from the Justice Alliance (https://justiceallianceuk.wordpress.com/), The Justice Gap (https://www.thejusticegap.com/) and in their book 'Justice in a Time of Austerity' which can be found on our website: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/justice-in-a-time-of-austerity. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 22

39 min 21 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Raven Bowen, author of 'Work, Money and Duality' and CEO of National Ugly Mugs, about sex work, duality and why we need to listen to sex workers to understand sex work and create effective policy. NUM is a UK-wide charity working with sex workers to do research, design and deliver safety tools and to provide support services to people in adult industries. Find out more here: https://nationaluglymugs.org/ More information about Raven's book, 'Work, Money and Duality: Trading Sex as a Side Hustle' on the Policy Press website: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/work-money-and-duality Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 11

1 hr 4 min

In the current political landscape it appears that, after decades of progress, democracy is decaying and we’re seeing an authoritarian resurgence across the world. In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Natasha Lindstaedt, author of 'Democratic Decay and Authoritarian Resurgence', about what has caused this breakdown of democracy, the impact COVID-19 is likely to have on a global scale and ways we can try and curb the threats to remaining democratic systems. Find out more about the book on the Bristol University Press website: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/understanding-democratic-decay Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

May 28

29 min 5 sec

Acclaimed activist and scholar Gill Hague talks with Jess Miles about the inspiring and powerful story of the women’s liberation movement and the domestic violence movement in particular, as told in her book, 'History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement: We’ve Come Further Than You Think'. As an insider, a participant in the social movements and campaigning struggles Gill shows how much activists and organisers today can learn from this important history. Find out more about the book on the Policy Press website: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/history-and-memories-of-the-domestic-violence-movement Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

May 26

37 min 34 sec

Fear has played a significant role in our experience of the pandemic. So often ignored and downplayed, how should we be engaging with this emotion and thinking about it in the context of policy and politics? In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Matt Flinders, co-editor of the latest themed issue of 'Global Discourse', about the role of fear in politics and public policy. A free preview of the Global Discourse themed issue - Understanding the Politics of Fear: COVID-19, Crises and Democracy - is available here: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/journals/global-discourse/preview Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

May 21

49 min 55 sec

Conversation around charities has become increasingly negative over recent decades. Stephen Cook and Tania Mason, authors of 'What Have Charities Ever Done for Us?', rebalance the debate by showing the breadth and depth of the contribution charities make. Find out more about the book on the Policy Press website: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/what-have-charities-ever-done-for-us Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Apr 12

40 min 45 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, brought to you by Bristol University Press and Policy Press, Jess Miles speaks to Janice Morphet about how we see the devolved governments differently because of the pandemic and how central government is using both COVID and Brexit to attempt to recentralise power. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Apr 1

38 min 21 sec

The COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter movement and renewed action against climate change all highlight the increasing gulf between narrowly based dominant political ideologies and popular demands for social justice, global health, environmentalism and human rights. Jess Miles speaks to Peter Beresford about his new book - Participatory Ideology, why we need to change the way we look at ideology and how more of us can be included in its creation. More about the book here: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/participatory-ideology Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Mar 15

34 min 26 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we speak to Terri Givens, author of 'Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides'. At this crucial moment, as Biden and Harris step into power, Terri explains how radical empathy, achieved through connection and vulnerability, is the path to a point of truth and reconciliation. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jan 19

39 min 57 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we spoke to criminologist Mike Hough, Emeritus Professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, about his book 'Good Policing' published by Policy Press. We spoke about what the principles and practices of good policing are and how - for policing to work better - it needs to be based on legitimacy and trust. Mike switches the focus from why we break laws to why we obey laws and gives us a new way of thinking about policing and crime. What is it about the relationship between us and the police that makes us inclined to comply or not? Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | https://soundcloud.com/yoitrax Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Dec 2020

22 min 1 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Philippa Grand, Publisher for International Development and Research Methods & Practices at Bristol University Press, and author Helen Kara, an independent researcher and specialist in research methods and ethics, talk about the author-editor relationship, what it means for publishing and how getting it right can really help to make an impact. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | https://soundcloud.com/yoitrax Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Dec 2020

28 min 15 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Hannah Bows from Durham University and Bianca Fileborn from the University of Melbourne, guest editors of a special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based violence on Space, Place and Gender-Based Violence. They discuss a range of topics around violence in public and private spaces, including the impact of lockdown on gender-based-violence, digital violence and how space can be transformative. The special issue of the Journal of Gender-Based Violence is available here (https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tpp/jgbv/2020/00000004/00000003), including the editorial from Hannah and Bridget which is free to read here (https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/tpp/jgbv/2020/00000004/00000003/art00001). Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | https://soundcloud.com/yoitrax Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Nov 2020

48 min 39 sec

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast we're talking to Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing'. Having looked at the current state of the digital world in part one, in this second part we look at practical ways in which we can create more balanced digital lives both individually and collectively. More information is available at https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/slow-computing Download the coda to the book - Slow Computing During a Pandemic - for free, here: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/asset/8868/kitchin-slow-computing-coda.pdf Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Oct 2020

32 min 48 sec

In this two-part episode of the Transforming Society podcast we're talking to Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser, authors of 'Slow Computing: Why We Need Balanced Digital Lives'. In this first part we discuss the consequences of digital technologies, focussing on time acceleration and data extraction. In part two we'll talk about what we can do about it. More information is available at https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/slow-computing Download the coda to the book - Slow Computing During a Pandemic - for free, here: https://bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/asset/8868/kitchin-slow-computing-coda.pdf Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Oct 2020

17 min 32 sec

Pat Thomson, author of 'School Scandals: Blowing the whistle on the corruption of our education system', talks about the corruption of the UK education system, and the impact of this on democracy and children's lives. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Sep 2020

48 min 52 sec

Keith Dowding talks through the arguments in his book, 'It's the Government, Stupid', including looking at individualism, choice, and how governments have passed blame and responsibility onto citizens during COVID-19. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Sep 2020

39 min 58 sec

Stephen Muers, who has held a wide range of senior policy-making roles and is currently Head of Strategy at Big Society Capital, talks about the impact of culture and values on policy making. How can we change things so we can do a better job of taking these into account? Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 2020

30 min 53 sec

Jess Miles speaks to Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford and author of 'Race, Taste, Class and Cars'. They talk about Bradford, taste, culture and how we create and modify our identity through cars. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 2020

41 min 8 sec

Helen Kara, author of a number of Policy Press books, including the forthcoming second edition of Creative Research Methods, talks about the impact of lockdown and how the current situation might affect research in the future. Intro music: Surreal by Unwritten Stories | https://soundcloud.com/unwritten-stories Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 2020

8 min 5 sec

Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal talk about their new book, 'The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change', covering the impact of the murder of George Floyd, white privilege, Trump's election and possibilities for building cross-racial coalitions. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jul 2020

56 min 48 sec

Jess Miles speaks with Erik Andersson, author of ‘Reconstructing the Global Political Economy’, about the impact of COVID-19 and how we interpret it, having hope, what we value, avoiding more austerity and what lessons we should be learning. Intro music: Surreal by Unwritten Stories | https://soundcloud.com/unwritten-stories Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 2020

18 min 34 sec

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab, explores the emotions that young men like Omar experience when faced with bullying and ongoing masculine challenges and the consequences of knife crime.

Jun 2020

7 min 15 sec

Jess Miles speaks to Lisa Mckenzie, author of 'Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain' about the impact of lockdown on working class people and what lessons we have learned and should be learning. Intro music: Surreal by Unwritten Stories | https://soundcloud.com/unwritten-stories Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 2020

11 min 52 sec

In this 'Lessons from Lockdown' Transforming Society podcast Jess Miles speaks to Martin Glynn, criminologist, on lessons government should be learning at this time around crime and race. This episode was recorded before the current events in the US. Intro music: Surreal by Unwritten Stories | https://soundcloud.com/unwritten-stories Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 2020

12 min 57 sec

In the first in this podcast mini-series, Sam Royston, author of ‘Broken Benefits: What's Gone Wrong with Welfare Reform’, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on families. He highlights what Government should be doing right now, including making sure effective local welfare assistance schemes are in place, and addressing problems with the Universal Credit waiting period and digital exclusion. Intro music: Surreal by Unwritten Stories | https://soundcloud.com/unwritten-stories Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US

May 2020

8 min 57 sec

Ligia Teixeira, co-editor of 'Using Evidence to End Homelessness', talks with Jess Miles from Bristol University Press about the book, homelessness and COVID-19, and the importance of a 'what works' approach to create a society in which any experience of homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

May 2020

37 min 56 sec

Dr Martin Glynn, criminologist, academic, data storyteller and creative director of Algorhythm Data Storytelling Lab looks at race, COVID-19 and the ongoing struggle for ‘racial recognition’ within parts of the British society. He is the author of the forthcoming 'Black art and the criminological imagination', out in 2021.

May 2020

7 min 31 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society Podcast, Helen Davis, Commissioning Editor for Law at Bristol University Press, speaks to Joshua Rozenberg about his new book. They speak about the role of judges in society and how the book helps to demystify the law. Ultimately they come back to the key question that's also the title of the book, are judges enemies of the people? Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Feb 2020

27 min 49 sec

Fran Amery, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath talks about her book, 'Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: The Changing Politics of Abortion in Britain'. Fran addresses the questions we need to ask around abortion provision in Britain, and shows that it's much more complicated than a simple distinction between pro-life and pro-choice. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jan 2020

35 min 7 sec

Malcolm Payne talks with Jess Miles about his new book, How To Use Social Work Theory in Practice which shows students and newly qualified practitioners how to work with the main theories and practice techniques and pinpoint their strengths and limitations. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jan 2020

30 min 51 sec

In this episode Jess Miles speaks, via Skype, to Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren, co-editors of the Emotions and Society journal. They talk about how the journal came about and the importance of the sociology of emotions to our understanding of society. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Dec 2019

34 min 14 sec

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast we speak to Sam Wren-Lewis, author of The Happiness Problem: Expecting Better in an Uncertain World. In his book, Sam argues that the way we're thinking about happiness in modern societies is wrong. We're not seeing the bigger picture because we're so focused on control and distracted by our to-do lists. It's time to stop going to war with reality and accept and understand our vulnerability. Talking through examples of capitalism, climate change, social inequality and democratic disagreement we uncover ways in which we may be able to make real, progressive social change. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Nov 2019

29 min 45 sec

Zoe Young, author of 'Women's Work: How Mothers Manage Flexible Working in Careers and Family Life', speaks to Jess Miles about work-life balance being an unattainable dream and how choice is an illusion for professional mothers. They discuss how policy and organisation change can make flexible working arrangements 'work' for women and families, and for society more broadly. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Oct 2019

39 min 50 sec

Based on the book, Life in the Debt Trap, this mini series of podcasts looks at what the day-to-day struggle is like for families in problem debt and how debt can bring people to dark places from which it's hard to escape. This episode explores Amara's story, her dreams, and how fragile these are when you're childhood is overshadowed by debt. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Sep 2019

30 min 28 sec

Based on the book, Life in the Debt Trap, this mini series of podcasts looks at what the day-to-day struggle is like for families in problem debt and how debt can bring people to dark places from which it's hard to escape. This is Alex's story, which is about debt, and loss, and the way in which life can spiral out of control. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Aug 2019

33 min 37 sec

Based on the book, Life in the Debt Trap, this mini-series of podcasts looks at what life is like for families stuck in problem debt, why they fall into debt and why it's hard to escape. This story is Stella's, about debt and isolation, and the impact that debt has across the whole family. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Aug 2019

37 min 24 sec

Mary Mellor, author of Money, part of our British Sociological Association 21st Century Standpoints Series, talks with Jessica Miles from Bristol University Press about her book and the many myths about money. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Jun 2019

33 min 27 sec

David Morgan, author of Snobbery, part of our British Sociological Association 21st Century Standpoints Series, talking about what snobbery is and why it has more series effects on society than we think. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Mar 2019

31 min 23 sec

Victor Seidler, author of Making Sense of Brexit, talks with Jessica Miles from Bristol University Press about his book and the future of Brexit. Intro music: Cold by yoitrax | @yoitrax Music promoted by www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US

Mar 2019

30 min 14 sec