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Street art of Darth Vader with a halo
by Carl Rhodes  |  23rd November 2021

In this episode, we speak with Carl Rhodes, author of 'Woke Capitalism: How Corporate Morality is Sabotaging Democracy', about the dangerous consequences of businesses being ‘woke’.…Read more

Abstract pink and purple shapes from book cover
by Tara Lamont  |  3rd November 2021

In this episode, Tara Lamont, author of the Open Access 'Making Research Matter: Steps to Impact for Health and Care Researchers', talks about why it's so hard to make research matter in today's world and how to try and overcome this difficulty.…Read more

Writing on floor saying #LeaveNoOneBehind
by Christopher Pierson  |  14th October 2021

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.…Read more

Graduation caps in the air
by Maria Gallo  |  30th September 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Maria Gallo, author of 'The Alumni Way: Building Lifelong Value from Your University Investment', about the potential of our alumni identities.…Read more

Benches
by Paul Sng Kristie De Garis and Amara Eno  |  21st September 2021

How do people navigate the tensions of an increasingly divided British society? In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles talks about issues around racism, resilience and identity raised in 'This Separated Isle', with editor Paul Sng, Kristie De Garis, whose portrait and story appears in the book, and photographer Amara Eno.…Read more

Pattern of faces
by Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu  |  25th August 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Carol Rivas and Ikuko Tomomatsu about their special issue of 'Evidence & Policy' - 'The many faces of disability in evidence for policy and practice: embracing complexity’.…Read more

DNA and CRISPR
by Eben Kirksey  |  16th August 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Eben Kirksey, author of 'The Mutant Project', about the work of Dr. Jiankui He, who created the first genetically modified babies, and the moral dilemmas this work has since raised.…Read more

Barbed wire and flying birds

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Kirstine Szifris, author of ‘Philosophy Behind Bars’, about how philosophical thinking can be a way to encourage and enable growth and development in prison.…Read more

Reflection of woman in a puddle

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Rebecca Megson-Smith talks to Ann Oakley, author of 'Forgotten Wives', about how married women’s achievements are actively ‘disremembered’.…Read more

Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Daniel Newman and Jon Robins  |  22nd June 2021

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.…Read more