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by Ligia Teixeira  |  21st May 2020

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.…Read more

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by Joshua Rozenberg  |  25th February 2020

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?…Read more

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by Fran Amery  |  22nd January 2020

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.…Read more

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by Malcolm Payne  |  8th January 2020

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.…Read more

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by Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren  |  19th December 2019

Mary Holmes and Åsa Wettergren talk about how the Emotions and Society journal came about and the importance of the sociology of emotions to our understanding of society.…Read more

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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 Read More

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by Zoe Young  |  10th October 2019

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 Read More

by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople  |  12th September 2019

In this episode we tell Amara’s story, about her dreams, and how fragile these are when your childhood is overshadowed by debt. Amara’s story is followed by a discussion between the authors of the book, Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople, along with Sam Royston, all from The Children’s Society, and Jess Miles, from Bristol University Read More

by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople  |  29th August 2019

In this podcast we’re telling Alex’s story, about debt, grief and loss, and how life can spiral out of control. This is the second in a series of podcasts that examines what life is like for families stuck in problem debt. The stories are taken from Life in the Debt Trap by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Read More

by Sorcha Mahony and Larissa Pople  |  15th August 2019

What is life like for families who are stuck in problem debt? Why do they fall into a spiral of debt in the first place, and why is it so hard to escape? This podcast tells Stella’s story, about debt and isolation, and the impact that debt has across the whole family. This is the Read More