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Welcome to the blog for the Social Science Bites podcast. You can access all our audio from this page, and soon the transcripts from each interview too. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @socialscibites to keep up to date on the latest activities.

What is Social Science Bites?

Social Science Bites is a series of interviews with leading social scientists on different aspects of the social world.

The series is produced and presented by well known authors Nigel Warburton (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The Open University) and David Edmonds (Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) following the enormous success of their existing podcast series, Philosophy Bites, which has had more than 13 million downloads.

The series is launching with three episodes: Rom Harré on the Nature of the Social Sciences; Richard Sennett on Co-operation; and Danny Dorling on Inequality. These will be available with transcripts from www.socialsciencebites.com (hosted on the international blog network www.socialsciencespace.com). Future episodes, released monthly, will include interviews with Sonia Livingstone, Angela McRobbie, Stephen Pinker, Steven Kosslyn, Stephen Reicher, and Avner de-Shalit.

Why have we launched the series?

“We’ve been stunned by the success of Philosophy Bites which is listened to around the globe,” said Nigel Warburton. “Short podcast interviews provide an excellent vehicle for communicating ideas in an accessible, direct, and interesting way. We’re delighted that SAGE has encouraged us to turn our attention to the Social Sciences.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the most important issues of our day with leading thinkers and researchers. We’ve already recorded interviews on topics as diverse as the nature of the social sciences, equality, co-operation, children and the Internet, and the spirit of cities, and have many more interviews planned with top social scientists on a very broad range of topics.”

“SAGE has long championed the value of the social sciences in shaping our understanding of society and culture,” said Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director, SAGE. “As a true addict of Philosophy Bites I have long admired the creative energy and unobtrusive skill that Nigel and Dave have brought to each podcast. I’m thrilled to see them bring the same blend of intellectual enthusiasm and know how to Social Science Bites, and expect there will be wide interest among academics, media, policy makers and the general public.”

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.

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Jim

Any chance of an App for the iPad, like the one you have for Philosophy Bites?
Keep up the excellent interview BTW! Great to see Social Sciences getting a Bite.

Emily

It would be great if you could broaden the pool of the social scientists you interview. Almost every interview has been with a while, male academic from either the UK or the US. Surely you could feature some of the many, many other types of researchers doing important work.

Alison Taysum

I agree Emily, all networks will need to think carefully about the balance of patterns of participation particularly in the social sciences if there is a serious commitment to developing vibrant and just societies.

DJ

Hi there, thanks for the interesting podcasts. Is it possible to subscribe them by Google reader or software such as Juice?

MZurn

Yes, simply enter the rss feed into your program of choice : http://www.socialsciencespace.com/author/socialsciencebites/feed/

Happy listening!

James

Just a quick question. Is it possible to download the podcasts to i tunes?

many thanks

james

MZurn

You can absolutely find Social Science Bites on iTunes