Social Science Bites

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.

Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton on Health and Inequality

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 terrible mortality rates in some countries. Angus Deaton disagrees..

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Tour of Award Winning Podcast: Social Science Bites

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, we’ve pulled out some gems from each podcast.

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Valerie Curtis

Valerie Curtis on the Sources of Disgust

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 the Social Science Bites podcast.

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Don’t miss a single episode!

A list of all Social Science Bites episodes to date: David Stuckler on Austerity and Death; Kate Pickett on the […]

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Kate Pickett

Kate Pickett on the Case for Equality

Social epidemiologist Kate Pickett, co-author (with Richard Wilkinson) of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, argues that inequality […]

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Angela McRobbie

Angela McRobbie on the Illusion of Equality for Women

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 this topic.

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Happy Birthday Social Science Bites!

SAGE’s Global Publishing Director, Ziyad Marar talks with Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds about the one year anniversary of Social Science Bites.

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Lawrence Sherman

Lawrence Sherman on Criminology

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.

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