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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 2, 2013
At the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Val Curtis has become a taxonomist of different - she says there are seven - types of disgust, and she explains them in this episode of...
By Social Science Bites | Published: August 1, 2013
You might assume that deaths increase in a recession, but that doesn't necessarily happen.
By Social Science Bites | Published: July 1, 2013
Social epidemiologist Kate Pickett, co-author (with Richard Wilkinson) of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, argues that inequality has bad social effects. She discusses her ideas with Nigel Warburton in this episode of...
By Social Science Bites | Published: June 3, 2013
Has equality for women been achieved? Feminism has apparently achieved many of its aims. But have they? Angela McRobbie from the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, discusses her research on...
By Social Science Bites | Published: May 1, 2013
The latest episode of Social Science Bites is an interview with Lawrence Sherman, professor of criminology at Cambridge University and a keen advocate of experimental criminology.
By Social Science Bites | Published: March 1, 2013
New technologies have dramatically changed choices around reproduction. Sarah Franklin, Professor of Sociology at Cambridge University, discusses her research
By Social Science Bites | Published: January 4, 2013
Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast, the Nobel-prizewinning psychologist Daniel Kahneman, author of...
By Social Science Bites | Published: December 3, 2012
Toby Miller, author and editor of over 30 books on interdisciplinary topics within the Social Sciences, discusses Cultural Studies in relation to his work on the Hollywood film industry and addresses wider questions about objectivity...