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The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.

    The Egalitarian Ideal

    The Egalitarian Ideal

    Contributor(s): Dr Robin Archer | Equality is an idea that has broad appeal – most people endorse the principle that we should be equal before the law, and even defenders of the market put their case in terms of equal property rights. But the socialist idea that people should be equal in their material circumstances is more controversial, and recent trends in egalitarian political philosophy, rather than stepping up to defend it, have tended to back away. 

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The Design of Social Messaging

    The Design of Social Messaging

    Contributor(s): Professor Abhijit Banerjee | The recent pandemic has highlighted the importance of communicating reliable information to very large populations who are all exposed to multiple other sources of information and misinformation. The talk reviews what is known about the proper design of communication strategies—who to inform, how much information, through what means. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges

    Global Tax Justice in the Twenty-First Century: promises and challenges

    Contributor(s): Dr Arun Advani, Alex Cobham, Professor Jayati Ghosh | But with progress towards coordinated global taxation having stalled since, what are some of the major challenges facing the global tax justice movement—in both the global north and global south? And how might the left capitalise on the popular re-emergence of an issue it has long championed?

    • 1 hr 27 min
    15 years on from the Stern Review: economics of climate change, innovation, growth

    15 years on from the Stern Review: economics of climate change, innovation, growth

    Contributor(s): Lord Nicholas Stern | null

    • 1 hr 34 min
    What Should Fiscal and Social Policy in a Sustainable Economy Look Like?

    What Should Fiscal and Social Policy in a Sustainable Economy Look Like?

    Contributor(s): Liam Byrne MP, Ed Miliband MP, Dr Andy Summers | Using research evidence and on-the-ground experience, they are looking at how to shape a greener economy and close socioeconomic, health and well-being divides in the UK.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Money and Politics: analysing donations to UK political parties, 2000-2021

    Money and Politics: analysing donations to UK political parties, 2000-2021

    Contributor(s): Professor Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Alberto Parmigiani, Dr Kate Alexander Shaw | Questions over the motivation and effect of financial contributions to political parties and candidates have been a constant source of contention in the politics of democratic countries. However, difficulties accessing reliable data have often constrained research about political finance. In the UK the Electoral Commission has been recording all political donations since its foundation, with detailed information on the date, amount and type of contribution, and names of donors. This panel will discuss preliminary findings of a British Academy/Leverhulme funded study of these donations, and seek to draw broad conclusions about how British politics is funded and what we still need to know.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

HairymanZ ,

Good Lectures often let down by sound quality

LSE get an amazing range of speakers and subjects. Unfortunately the podcasts are often let down by poor sound quality.

Dr?Strangelove ,

Audio!

I find the content here extraordinary informative. However, it would be good for the LSE to pay more Zu attention to the quality of the audio. Especially for the podcast feed. It is 2021-22. There’s is no excuse for bad or hard to hear audio. There are many products, apps that can bring clarity and intelligibility to spoken word, even out volume differences, and make the listening experience better.
I would suggest you hire or find an expert in this field, even among your student body, and give them task of raising the standard that one might expect from sure a prestigious organisation. It should be easy, technically. So, more focus on audio quality of your output and you will likely be rewarded with more listeners and greater influence within the younger cohort that will run things in future. As is said, the content is excellent. Just do the work required in presenting a great product…
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levitux ,

My favourite podcast!

I really enjoy listening to such valuable information, academic information. Thank you.

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