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Empty, deserted school room
by Pat Thomson  |  9th September 2020

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.…Read more

Art of giant hand pointing at a figure
by Keith Dowding  |  2nd September 2020

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.…Read more

Abstract river
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

Car park Birdseye view
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

Two heads facing away from each other
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

Art of Clinton and Trump
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

Sign saying 'We are better than this'

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

Chalk rainbow
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

Graffiti saying 'Love is key'
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

Child looking out a window
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