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This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book, exploring the challenges and discoveries, and why the issues matter for progressive and sustainable development globally.
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This podcast is brought to you by the Insitute of Development Studies (IDS), produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King.
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Between the Line‪s‬ Institute of Development Studies

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This podcast series explores books with ideas for positive social and environmental change. Each month we feature a book and an interview with its author. The discussions give an insight on the themes covered in the book, exploring the challenges and discoveries, and why the issues matter for progressive and sustainable development globally.
Send your comments and suggestions to betweenthelines@ids.ac.uk
Follow IDS on Twitter @IDS_UK #IDSbetweenthelines
This podcast is brought to you by the Insitute of Development Studies (IDS), produced and edited by IDS Communications Coordinator, Sarah King.
Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images

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    Stuck: How Vaccine Rumours Start and Why They Don't Go Away - Heidi Larson

    Stuck: How Vaccine Rumours Start and Why They Don't Go Away - Heidi Larson

    As COVID-19 vaccine rollouts get underway across the world, many are resting their hopes on vaccines as a pathway out of the pandemic. However, an increasing number of people believe vaccines are unsafe or unnecessary. Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new, indeed it is as old as vaccination itself. So, what can we learn from previous vaccine programmes, about what people’s concerns are and how they can be addressed?
    In the latest episode of Between the Lines, IDS Director Melissa Leach joins Anthropologist and Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project, Heidi Larson, to discuss her new book Stuck: How Vaccine Rumors Start and Why They Don't Go Away. 
    They explore the social and emotional factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy, the role of misinformation, and they look at considerations for more holistic public engagement.
     
    Related content:
    ·        Stuck: How Vaccine Rumours Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away 
    ·        Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society 
    ·        The Vaccine Confidence Project 
    ·        Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform 
    ·        Rapid Review: Vaccine Hesitancy and Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination 
    ·        A call to arms: helping family, friends and communities navigate the COVID-19 infodemic 
    ·        She Hunts Viral Rumors About Real Viruses 
    ·        Heidi Larson interview: How to stop covid-19 vaccine hesitancy 
    ·        Comment on ‘Covid-19 vaccine deployment: Behaviour, ethics, misinformation and policy strategies’ 
    ·        We need trust in our politics to overcome vaccine hesitancy  
    ·        Vaccine trials must engage with communities or risk failure, say social scientists 
    ·        Infographic: Going beyond misinformation to build vaccine confidence  
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    Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast.Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images

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    • 36 min
    Lie Machines - Philip Howard

    Lie Machines - Philip Howard

    We live in a world of technologies that misdirect our attention, poison our political conversations, and jeopardize our democracies. In his book: ‘Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives’, through analysis of social media and public polling data, in-depth interviews with political consultants, bot writers, and journalists, Philip Howard: Professor of Internet Studies at the Oxford Internet Institute, offers ways to take these “lie machines” apart.
    In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS Digital and Technology researcher, Tony Roberts, speaks with Philip about how digital technologies are used to produce, distribute and market political lies, how strategies differ in different countries, and how the disinformation landscape is evolving.
    Philip Howard is the Director of the Computation Propaganda research project and author of over 120 academic articles and 8 books including The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, and the edited collection on Computational Propaganda.
    With thanks to:
    Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast.Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images
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    • 36 min
    Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters - Shandana Khan Mohmand

    Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters - Shandana Khan Mohmand

    How do marginalised voters living in conditions of intense socioeconomic inequality, engage in electoral politics and improve their material conditions? Grounding her research in the context of Pakistan, IDS researcher, Shandana Khan Mohmand, probes into this question by using original data collected across different villages and households in rural Pakistan.
    In this episode of Between the Lines, Professor Adam Auerbach, from the American University in Washington DC, specialising in local governance, urban politics, and the political economy of development, with a regional focus on South Asia and India, speaks with Shandana about her book: Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters Crafty Oligarchs, Savvy Voters: Democracy Under Inequality in Rural Pakistan.
    With thanks to:
    Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast. Adam Auerbach is the interviewer.Shandana Khan Mohmand is the author.Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images

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    • 45 min
    Impact in International Affairs – James Gow and Henry Redwood

    Impact in International Affairs – James Gow and Henry Redwood

    How do we determine when our research has impact? If our aim is to produce research that contributes to making a positive difference in the world, how do we measure and track achievements?
    In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS’ Director of Communications and Impact, James Georgalakis, speaks with James Gow and Henry Redwood from Kings College London, who co-authored the book: Impact in International Affairs: The Quest for World-Leading Research.
    They explore the concept of impact and the characteristics found in ‘World-Leading’ Impact, as identified by the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). They discuss the limitations of such frameworks, that treat change processes as linear and miss some of the more difficult to measure positive impacts.
    With thanks to:
    Kelly Shephard introduces the podcast.James Georgalakis is the interviewer.James Gow speaks first and Henry Redwood speaks second.Sarah King produces and edits the podcast series and created the artwork.Music credit: Crypt of Insomnia/One Day in Africa (instrumental version)/Getty Images


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    • 42 min
    The Politics of Uncertainty - Andy Stirling, Sobia Ahmad Kaker & Ian Scoones

    The Politics of Uncertainty - Andy Stirling, Sobia Ahmad Kaker & Ian Scoones

    Why is uncertainty so important to politics today? From finance and technology to climate change, pandemics, migration and security, what the future holds feels increasingly uncertain and demands alternative approaches. If hopes of much-needed progressive transformations are to be realised, then current blinkered understandings of uncertainty need to be met with renewed democratic struggle.
    In this episode of Between the Lines, co-authors Andy Stirling, Sobia Ahmad Kaker and Ian Scoones. discuss their book: The Politics of Uncertainty,
    Links:
    Sussex Development Lecture on the politics of uncertainty
    STEPS Centre conference: The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action


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    • 35 min
    Dismantling Race in Higher Education - Jason Arday & Heidi Mirza

    Dismantling Race in Higher Education - Jason Arday & Heidi Mirza

    Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy, reveals the roots of structural racism that limit social mobility and equality within Britain for Black and ethnicised students and academics in its inherently white Higher Education institutions. It brings together both established and emerging scholars in the fields of Race and Education to explore what institutional racism in British Higher Education looks like in colour-blind ‘post-race’ times. It demonstrates how far we have come and yet how far we still have to go.
    In this episode of Between the Lines, IDS Director of Teaching and Learning, Linda Waldman, speaks with the book editors, Jason Arday and Heidi Mirza.
    References:
    Aiming Higher – Runnymede report


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    • 36 min

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