Podcasts


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Why is Climate Change so hard?

Friday 27 November 2020

Ritula Shah (chair), Professor Richard Betts MBE, Grace Blakeley, Professor Robert Pollin, Dr Kris de Meyer, Dr Catherine Butler


This lively online discussion looked at communicating science, the psychology behind our actions, and the politics of Climate Change. “The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices” Margaret Thatcher told the UN in 1989. Yet, in 2020 the predictions are unfolding with devastating wildfires, […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: HERITAGE, HEART & HOME

Friday 27 November 2020

Jerri Daboo, Premal Bhatt, Kuljit Bhamra MBE


Premal Bhatt talks with Professor Jerri Daboo from the University of Exeter, and musician Kuljit Bhamra about their journeys of exploring South Asian heritage in the UK. They are particularly interested in how music and performance have helped influence and shape their identities. Jerri grew up in a suburban white community before heading off to […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Our Shared Planet

Friday 27 November 2020


What is a wildfire? Can we stop the climate crisis? What’s your favourite animal? These are some of the questions discussed when researchers from the University of Exeter and Plymouth University spent an afternoon with children at Soundart Community Radio station. Children are keen to understand and talk about climate change and to think of […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Shelter for Daydreams

Friday 27 November 2020

Dr Karyn Morrissey


Levels of housing wealth inequality in the UK are unprecedented with many of us suffering from its effects. Poor quality accommodation, high rents and a lack of affordable homes have a real impact on people’s lives. It is driving the UK’s extreme levels of inequality. In this podcast we hear stories from people in Devon […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: 2020 – HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Friday 27 November 2020


How has the Covid- 19 Pandemic impacted you? In this podcast Bath Radio explores people’s experiences throughout the pandemic and how it has affected resilience & wellbeing. Resilience is about how we cope with adversity, and not coping usually means having to deal with anxiety or depression. But it’s not something you have, or don’t […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: Messages in Bottles with Waiting Times

Friday 27 November 2020

Dr Michael Flexer, Kelechi Anucha


Waiting is one of healthcare’s core experiences. It is there in the time it takes to access services; through the days, weeks, months or years needed for diagnoses; in the time that treatment takes; and in the elongated time-frames of recovery, relapse, remission and dying. In this podcast we hear stories and music from people […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: MAPPING STORIES, FINDING KNOWLEDGE

Friday 27 November 2020


Do you have an object that tells your life story? Listen into women talking about objects that are important to them.  Project ‘Object Eve’ was started by Annemarie Bala and Nicky Wood at  The Women’s Centre Cornwall as a way for women to introduce themselves by sharing a story about an object that they care […]

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A Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Friday 11 September 2020

Professor Noam Chomsky, Robert Lamb


Noam Chomsky spoke live from Tucson in this online event. He answered audience questions, particularly on the topic of Free Speech, but also on coronavirus, q’anon, and ‘cancel culture’. In July 2020, the linguist and philosopher put his name to the ‘Letter on Justice and Open Debate’, which was signed by 153 writers. The public […]

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Living With Emperors (online event)

Thursday 23 July 2020

Will Lawson, Professor Steve Simpson


Hear tales from the extraordinary career of a maker of David Attenborough’s Dynasties series. Will Lawson directed the ‘Emperor’ episode that followed penguins, and is assistant producer of the forthcoming Frozen Planet II. The event is presented by Professor Steve Simpson from the University of Exeter. He was an Academic Advisor and featured scientist in […]

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Developing Countries (Online Event)

Thursday 2 July 2020

David Miliband, Lyse Doucet, Waad al-Kateab, Dr Hamza al-Kateab, Dr Weeda Mehran


Poor countries are ‘on a ledge with no safety net’, according to David Miliband, who was in conversation with Lyse Doucet, Waad al-Kateab, Dr Hamza al-Kateab, and Dr Weeda Mehran in this free live online event. In rich countries, the implications of the coronavirus outbreak seem to be always in people’s lives: poor health, the […]

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Why do animals migrate? (online event)

Thursday 21 May 2020

Dr Lucy Hawkes


Have you ever spotted a flock of birds flying somewhere high above you? Have you ever stopped and stared, wondering where they might be going? Our speaker for this free online event is National Geographic Explorer Dr Lucy Hawkes, a leading expert on animal movements who uses state-of-the-art miniaturised electronic tracking units. Lucy tracks migrating […]

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Basic Income Now?

Thursday 30 April 2020

Professor Guy Standing, Ritula Shah (chair)


Aside from the human cost, the Covid-19 pandemic is having massive negative effects on the worldwide economy, and therefore household incomes. One potential solution is a Universal Basic Income. Our speaker, Guy Standing, the leading expert on the concept, argues that we can solve the ‘evils of modern life’, for almost zero net cost. He […]

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