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Welcome to the blog for the Social Science Bites podcast: a series of interviews with leading Social Scientists. Each episode explores an aspect of our social world. You can access all audio and the transcripts from each interview here. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @socialscibites to keep up to date on the latest activities.More about Social Science Bites...
By Social Science Bites | Published: October 3, 2014
In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast series, political scientist Ivor Crewe, the current president of Britain's Academy of Social sciences and the master of Oxford's University College, discusses the modern art, and...
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 4, 2014
Around the world, populations are growing older. But is that because people are living longer? Or could it be that there are fewer younger people to dilute the demographic pool? And what about aging itself...
By Social Science Bites | Published: June 12, 2014
As the World Cup kicks off, sportswriter and sociologist David Goldblatt discusses his unique academic vantage point of the beautiful game in the latest Social Science Bites podcast.
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2014
Here's an idea: social scientists should reflect critically on the prevailing concepts and categories before launching into empirical work with an existing framework. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, urban sociologist Saskia...
By Social Science Bites | Published: February 6, 2014
In the latest edition of Social Science Bites, American sociologist Craig Calhoun discussed the formation of protest movement and the role of social science in addressing and understanding these outputs of social change.
By Social Science Bites | Published: January 9, 2014
In the latest edition of Social Science Bites, Brazilian philosopher and politician Roberto Mangabeira Unger discusses what is wrong with the social sciences today, arguing that they have degenerated into a pseudo-‐science.
By Social Science Bites | Published: December 4, 2013
Angus Deaton is a social scientist and the author of The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality. His Princeton colleague, the philosopher Peter Singer, argues that aid is vital to combat the...
By Social Science Bites | Published: October 2, 2013
Though it is just more than a year old, Social Science Bites, has recently won its first award! In order to give you a taste of all that this free podcast series has to offer,...