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by Stephen Muers  |  29th July 2020

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?…Read more

by Yunis Alam  |  20th July 2020

Yunis Alam, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bradford and author of 'Race, Taste, Class and Cars', talks about Bradford, taste, culture and how we create and modify our identity through cars.…Read more

by Helen Kara  |  6th July 2020

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.…Read more

by Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal  |  2nd July 2020

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.…Read more

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.…Read more

by Lisa McKenzie  |  9th June 2020

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.…Read more

by Martin Glynn  |  2nd June 2020

In this short 'Lessons from Lockdown' podcast, Jess Miles speaks to Martin Glynn, criminologist, on lessons government should be learning at this time around crime and race.…Read more

by Sam Royston  |  28th May 2020

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.…Read more

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

Newspaper with headline 'Enemies of the people?'
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