25 episodes

On the House of Wisdom podcast, we interview academic influencers about their research and how it can shape a better future.

House of Wisdom: How Ideas Can Shape the World Carl Lewis & Deepak Mawar

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On the House of Wisdom podcast, we interview academic influencers about their research and how it can shape a better future.

    Episode 17 - Tales of the Migrant Academic in the Global North

    Episode 17 - Tales of the Migrant Academic in the Global North

    In this episode we invite Dr Olga Burlyuk and Dr Ladan Rahbari to discuss their book Migrant Academics' Narrative fo Precarity and Resillience in Europe and the trials and tribulations that migrant academics endure, whilst also revealing some hard truths about the academic environment. 

    • 52 min
    Episode 16 - The Stale Waters of Academia? with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi

    Episode 16 - The Stale Waters of Academia? with Prof. Martti Koskenniemi

    In this episode, we talk to Professor Martti Koskenniemi about his experiences as both a practitioner and an academic. From the halls of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the auditoriums of the academy, Koskenniemi reflects on his experience of academia and how it has changed for the better.

    • 52 min
    OWL Episode 4- Critical Race Theory... Dangerous? with Dr Jamila Mascat

    OWL Episode 4- Critical Race Theory... Dangerous? with Dr Jamila Mascat

    Critical race theory has received plentiful attention recently as the whole political spectrum has wrestled with this topic. Some see it as a dangerous ideology, whilst others see it as an opportunity to shine a light on the perceived structural biases inherent within society. But what actually is critical race theory and is it even dangerous? We talk to Dr Jamila Mascat from Utrecht University to provide us with the answer.

    • 8 min
    Episode 15 - Understanding the Energy Crisis with Dr Tim Schittekatte

    Episode 15 - Understanding the Energy Crisis with Dr Tim Schittekatte

    In this episode, Dr Tim Schittekatte joins us to discuss the 'energy crisis'. In particular, we discuss the reasons behind the ongoing - albeit ameliorated - energy crisis (with a specific focus on Europe), spot markets and what political considerations energy crises raise for us now and in the future. Dr Tim Schittekatte is Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Energy Initiative and part-time assistant professor at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR).

    • 56 min
    OWL 3 - The Iranian Protest: Women, Life, Freedom - Dr Ladan Rahbari

    OWL 3 - The Iranian Protest: Women, Life, Freedom - Dr Ladan Rahbari

    In this OWL episode Dr Ladan Rahbari breaks down the ongoing protest against the Iranian government to explain what the Iranian people are fighting for.

    • 9 min
    Episode 14 - Origins of Austerity

    Episode 14 - Origins of Austerity

    In this episode of the House of Wisdom podcast we are joined by Professor Clara Mattei of the New School for Social Research, to discuss the release of her book 'The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism'. We discuss the origins of austerity and the fact that it was invented to prevent the general public from demanding better social, political and economic conditions.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Dr Wadsworth ,

Fabulous insights into important issues

This podcast is both entertaining and insightful. Each episode interviews an academic about their current and world-changing research, yet remains easy to digest and understand for non-experts. The hosts are friendly and comical, and the range of guests and topics is outstanding.

Overall, this is a fabulous podcast for widening your perspective on a large range of current issues - and changing the world.

Russ L G ,

Great podcast - insightful and informative

Great podcast and I love the idea of helping academics to use their research to change the world.

Good eye opener to important societal topics, like modern slavery and climate change.

The presenters are good friends, which comes across on the rapport and banter they have.

isabelhataylor ,

Best music of any podcast

The hosts are personable, the guest (Gleider Hernández) was knowledgable and interesting, and the music which opens and closes the show is definitely the most stand-alone-listenable of any podcast I have ever heard. Keep up the good work!

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