1823 Podcast

LJMU

1823 Podcast is a place where you can hear interesting conversations about a wide range of issues, debated by some of the fascinating people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University.

A host of voices from the LJMU community – academics, professional staff, students and alumni – discuss everything from mental health to the cultural legacy of The Beatles.

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As Disability History Month begins (18 November – 20 December), this episode discusses what disability means in 2021? How does hidden disability fit into this and what are the challenges for the future? Our guests on this episode are: Phil Vickerman, LJMU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Initiatives) & Professor of Inclusive Education and Learning Keren Coney, LJMU Careers and Employability Consultant and member of LJMU Disability Staff Network Jack Fitzpatrick, 3rd year Education Studies and Inclusion student and co-founder of Inclusive Environments Laura Knowles, 3rd year Student Mental Health Nurse and former JMSU Disability Part-Time Officer Our speakers discuss their own lived experiences of disability plus what we can do next in the workplace and as a society to be more inclusive.

Nov 18

48 min 21 sec

In this episode, we discuss the COP26 summit being held in Glasgow. It is bringing nations together to accelerate action against climate change. But what actions do we need to take to save our planet and how serious is the climate crisis we face? Discussing those questions and more besides are Dr Tim Lane (programme leader for BSc Climate Change at LJMU), Dr Celine Germont-Duret (senior lecturer in Human Geography at LJMU) and Emma Wood (third year Geography student at LJMU).

Nov 1

44 min 33 sec

Dr James Crossland and Peter Williams reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  They discuss the attacks, the history of al-Qaeda and the impact of 9/11 on global security, policing and counter-terrorism. James is a Reader in International History at LJMU. Peter is a senior lecturer at LJMU in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.

Sep 9

39 min 30 sec

For the first episode of LEXICON The Liverpool John Moores University Creative Writing podcast, host John Maxwell is joined by Liverpool-born producer Sarada McDermott, producer of #1 Netflix series Bridgerton. Sarada discusses a long a distinguished career in film, crossing over to streaming television and she advises students on how to build a career in the industry. #Bridgerton #28DaysLater #LJMU #Netflix #Masterclass #writing #Liverpool #LiverpoolJohnMooresUniversity

Jul 27

1 hr 22 min

Is it finally coming home? Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on England’s Euro 2020 semi-final victory against Denmark and look ahead to the nation’s first appearance in a final for 55 years. In the final part of this ‘Mental Edge’ mini series of the podcast, Fran and Gill talk about different aspects of sports psychology in the build up to the showdown between England and Italy. They discuss gamesmanship, redemption and followership. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jul 8

23 min 51 sec

Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on the dramatic matches played so far in the knockout stages of Euro 2020. They look ahead to the huge match at Wembley between England and Germany. Of course, no discussion about matches between these two nations would be complete without talking about penalties – Gill and Fran talk about the psychology of the shootout. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are sport psychologists at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jun 29

27 min 43 sec

As the group stages of Euro 2020 come to a close, it’s time for the big game players to step up as we enter the knockout phase. But what makes a big game player? In the third part of The Mental Edge mini-series, Dr Gillian Cook and Dr Francesca Champ from Liverpool John Moores University look at why some players thrive on the biggest stages. In this episode, Gill and Fran are joined by Dr Lisa O’Halloran from Coventry University.

Jun 23

26 min 49 sec

In this second episode of ‘The Mental Edge’ mini-series, Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on the big issues from the opening few matches of Euro 2020 and look ahead to a clash between the game’s oldest rivals. They discuss the shocking collapse of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen during the match against Finland and the likely psychological impact on his team mates. Fran and Gill also cross swords ahead of the big match between their respective nations as England face Scotland. They talk about the enhanced motivation of playing against your greatest rivals. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.

Jun 16

32 min 45 sec

This is the first episode of ‘The Mental Edge’, a mini-series looking at the psychology behind elite performance at this summer’s football European Championships. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. In this first episode, they discuss some of the factors that will shape a team’s performance at the Euros, from motivation and relationships, to home advantage and the impact of COVID.

Jun 10

25 min 8 sec

In the final part of our #1823Podcast series on ‘the new normal’ Dr Samantha Cooke discusses the politics of the pandemic. She talks about leadership, global relations and the political implications of the decisions made during the crisis. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Jul 2020

22 min

Dominique Aspey from LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship discusses the impact of COVID-19 on business and how firms can adapt to the ‘new normal’. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Jul 2020

23 min 29 sec

Dr Ariel Edesess, from the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory, talks about the impact of lockdown on carbon emissions and our environment and whether these changes are sustainable. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Jul 2020

20 min 57 sec

Along with a number of colleagues from LJMU’s School of Nursing and Allied Health, Dr Colin Jones returned to work in the NHS during the pandemic. In this episode, Colin tells us about his experience on the frontline and discusses whether the crisis may change how we value key workers in the UK. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Jul 2020

26 min 9 sec

Part one – the psychology of adapting This mini-series from 1823 Podcast explores a world living with COVID-19 and takes a look at ‘the new normal’. In this first episode, Dr Mark Forshaw, subject leader in Psychology at LJMU, discusses the mental challenge of adapting to our new ways of living.

Jul 2020

30 min 15 sec

As the Metropolitan Police starts using live facial recognition software on the streets of London, we discuss whether we should fear the creep of surveillance or welcome it as a tool to keep us safe. Our first guest is Karen Cummings from the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing. We then ask whether humans are as effective as machines when it comes to recognising faces. Dr Sarah Shrimpton and Dr Jessica Liu from LJMU’s Face Lab talk us through the fascinating world of facial identification, recognition and age progression software. Links Case study: Aric Austin age progression images Case study: Jaycee Dugard age progression images The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Feb 2020

32 min 43 sec

As the Senate trial gets under way, we discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Dr Matthew Hill, Programme Leader of International Relations and Politics at LJMU, talks us through the impeachment process and what impact it may have on the 2020 presidential election. We ask if impeachment is shaping Trump’s decision-making and take a look at his approach to the current tensions with Iran. We also reflect on previous impeachments and the White House controversies of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon. Twitter handle - @MatthewAlanHill The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Jan 2020

34 min 6 sec

LJMU was proud to host the Liverpool City Region’s first ever Environmental Summit. As part of the Year of the Environment 2019, ‘Towards a Green Future’ brought together 300 representatives from organisations across the city region. The 1823 Podcast team went along and chatted to: Dr Avril Rowley, from LJMU’s School of Education Steve Rotheram, the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor (and LJMU alumnus) Clare Olver from the Mersey Forest Steven Connolly, Estate Director at Liverpool One Links: Liverpool City Region Year of the Environment 2019 The 1823 Podcast team  Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Dec 2019

34 min 44 sec

In this episode, we’re celebrating Black History Month. Our guests are: ·  Cllr Anna Rothery talking about becoming the first black Lord Mayor of Liverpool. ·  Phyll Opoku-Gyimah discussing how she co-founded UK Black Pride. ·  Dr Andre Keil telling the story of black Germany. ·  Plus, we revisit a previous conversation with Dr Andrea Livesey about Liverpool’s role in the slave trade. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Oct 2019

47 min 53 sec

In this opening episode of our second season, we discuss the rise of deep fake videos, the history of fake news and the impact of propaganda on world events. Our guests on this episode are: · Dr Dave Ellis, Senior Lecturer at LJMU’s Media Technology Group · Dr James Crossland, a reader in International History at LJMU · Paul French, PhD researcher at LJMU Links Deep fake video – Bill Hader channels Tom Cruise ‘The quickness of the hand?’by Dr Dave Ellis ‘Trump's Britain First retweets challenge us to fight his fake news habit’ by Paul French The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Oct 2019

41 min 43 sec

A sneak preview of what’s coming up in season 2 of 1823 Podcast. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin

Oct 2019

1 min 48 sec

With just a few tense weeks remaining in the Premier League title race, in this episode we’re talking mind games and the importance of psychology in sport. Our guests in this episode are: Dr Rob Morris, Senior Lecturer in Sport Social Science at LJMU Alice Stratford, PhD researcher at LJMU Jansen Moreno, Senior Analyst at Huddersfield Town Football Club and LJMU alumnus The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Apr 2019

35 min 29 sec

As it’s Wellbeing Week at LJMU, we’re talking about striving for positive mental and physical health wherever we live, work or study. We’ll hear in this episode about different approaches to staying healthy and happy. Our guests in this episode are: Angela Samata, LJMU Honorary Fellow Rosie Steele, President of LJMU Student Minds Andy Keegan LJMU Rewards, Recognition and Engagement Manager Useful links: Zero Suicide Alliance Hub of Hope mental health support The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Mar 2019

41 min 36 sec

“If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Sir David Attenborough. In this episode, we discuss the need for a new deal for nature. We explore how we are tackling environmental challenges at global, regional and local levels. Our guests on this episode are: ·  Dr Celine Germond-Duret, senior lecturer in Human Geography at LJMU (@CGermondDuret); ·  Zia Chaudhry, director of the Foundation for Citizenship at LJMU (@JustYAMuslim); ·  Rachael Harrison, LJMU student and volunteer at LJMU’s Forest School (@ljmu_FSRangers); and ·  Pupils from Liverpool College. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Feb 2019

36 min 41 sec

The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century. It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment. Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs. Our guests on this episode are: · Professor Andy Newsam, professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute (@AstroAndyN) · Dr Laura Edwards, senior lecturer in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology at LJMU (@loopylol_laura) · Marc Provins, photographer and lecturer at LJMU’s School of Art and Design (@marcprovins) Links: You can view the images referenced in this episode at: · Earthrise - https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/apollo-8-earthrise · Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient - https://read.bi/2LyydUZ · Princess Diana landmines campaign - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-41111012 · Harold Egerton’s ‘milk drop coronet’ - http://100photos.time.com/photos/harold-edgerton-milk-drop

Dec 2018

35 min 16 sec

As The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ turns 50 years old, we discuss its musical and cultural significance, explore the origins and Liverpool links of one its most enduring songs and find out more about the Beatles’ interest in meditation. Our guests on this episode are: Jeff Young, screenwriter and lecturer in Creative Writing at LJMU. Dr Andrea Livesey, senior lecturer in US History at LJMU (@andrealivesey) Dr Peter Malinowski, reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at LJMU (@Meditation_Lab) The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributors: Siobhan Coghlan (@HonestShuv), Clare Coombes (@coombes_clare) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Dec 2018

37 min 37 sec

Do we do enough as a nation to remember everybody affected by the First World War? At the weekend, we commemorated the fallen on Armistice Day – exactly 100 years since the end of WW1. Our guests on this episode argue that more should be done to remember others, such as war widows and conscientious objectors. Our guests on this episode are: Dr Nadine Muller, senior lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History at LJMU and project lead of War Widows’ Stories (@Nadine_Muller). Mike Hollows, author of ‘Goodbye for Now’ (@MikeHollows). Dr James Crossland, senior lecturer in International History at LJMU. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributors: Siobhan Coghlan (@HonestShuv), Clare Coombes (@coombes_clare) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Nov 2018

33 min 48 sec

A number of recent studies show that loneliness is increasingly felt most strongly by young people, particularly 16-24 year olds. In this episode, we talk about the feelings associated with loneliness and how we can overcome them. We ask how young people can feel lonely in the social media age and explore some of the life events that can trigger loneliness. Our guests on this episode are: Dr Jason McIntyre, lecturer in Psychology at LJMU (@DrJasonMcIntyre). Jill Summers, Joint Head of Safer and Stronger Communities in Liverpool. Grace Gallagher, LJMU alumna and creator of ‘Bost Uni Plues’ (@UglyBucket) The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributor: Kerry Rickarby With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley

Nov 2018

31 min 45 sec