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podcastthinker via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/21
Presenter Laurie Taylor takes up needle and thread to weave a tapestry of reflections on the diverse states of human affairs. The various strands of thought provoking material consist of insightful guests discussing their studies and resulting papers or books, while Laurie guides the conversation...Read full review »
Cozzum via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/21
Always interesting
I enjoy these podcasts because they take a narrow and deep look at our social, working and domestic lives. Encyclopedic in scope for those interested in reflecting on culture through sociological lens.
podmind via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/24/21
Recent Episodes
Freedom: Laurie Taylor explores an unruly & disputed concept. Annelien de Dijn, Professor of Modern Political History at Utrecht University, asks how it came to be identified with limited government. Does our view of freedom owe more to the enemies of democracy than the liberty lovers of the...
Published 10/19/21
LOVE & ROMANCE – Laurie Taylor unpacks different conceptions of love. He’s joined by Raksha Pande, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography at Newcastle University, whose latest research explores arranged marriages amongst people in the British-Indian diaspora. She finds that they have skilfully...
Published 10/13/21
Afghanistan: The lives of Afghans in Britain today and the role of corruption in the return of the Taliban. Laurie Taylor talks to Nichola Khan, Reader in Anthropology and Psychology at the University of Brighton, about her monumental study of Afghan migrants in Sussex, England, at a time when...
Published 10/06/21
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