The Sociology show hosted by Matthew Wilkin conducts interviews with a range of different people within the world of Sociology.
Interview with comedian Joe Wilkinson on being alcohol free
In this episode, Matthew talks to comedian Joe Wilkinson about being alcohol free. Joe explains about his decision to give up the booze and why culturally that can be a challenge in a society that places alcohol and drinking culture as a key part of society. You can also watch this interview via YouTube here
Interview with Dr Sidsel Harder on the topic of pornography
In this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Sidsel Harder about the topic of pornography. Sidsel is a Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University, researching sexual images, private and pornographic media. The discussion considers some of legality around porn, attitudes to porn and also just how complex the arguments surrounding censorship can be.
You can follow Sidel on Twitter @HarderSidsel
Dr Leon Davis and Professor Les Back on why the World Cup is controversial
in this episode, Matthew talks to Dr Leon Davis and Professor Les Back on why the World cup in Qatar has received so much criticism and why it remains a controversial event that many believe should never have gone ahead. The discussion considers how Qatar was awarded the event, the issues of migrant workers and issue surrounding LGBTQ+ fans.
Interview with Mark Brooks OBE discussing International Men's Day
In this episode, Matthew talks to mark Brooks OBE about International Men's Day which takes place on the 19th November. Mark is a senior policy adviser on men and boys’ wellbeing and a national ambassador for International Men’s Day UK. You can visit www.ukmensday.org.uk and Marks’ personal website is www.mark-brooks.co.uk
Interview with Shaley on her experience of domestic violence
In this episode, Matthew talks to Shaley about her personal experience of domestic violence. Shaley was born in Queens, New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Currently seeking her degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology, Shaley is also working on building her own business for clothing. Shaley is a talented artist, and fashion designer for her brand OPAL APPAREL that promotes diversity, inclusivity and power.
Shaley was once very athletic, participated in the annual Spartan Races and ran marathons for good causes. On the night of March 19, 2020 her world turned for the worse surviving an attack from her ex-girlfriend that left her fighting for her life. She shared a portion of her story with Discovery+ on Fight or Flight which aired June 2022. She is currently writing a book about her traumatic survival.
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Interview with Chris Waugh on the topic of masculinity
In this episode, Matthew talks to Chris Waugh. Chris is a final year PhD student in Sociology at the University of Manchester. His research explores masculinity, anti-sexism and activist culture in radical left wing movements in the UK. His research has been published by Palgrave Macmillan, and he lectures in Sociology and Criminology, at the University of Manchester and the University of Law. He tweets on @classwaugh and is contactable on Chris.Waughfirstname.lastname@example.org
Loving this content
Great and engaging topics. Excellent choice of guests as well. For a person who is not signed up to an academic path in sociology, I have to say it’s thought provoking stuff 👏🏼
More interviews on Education please. Thank you very much.
Love it - highly recommended
I adore the Sociology Show.
I was steered away from Sociology as an A-level subject 25 years ago, but I have spent my adult life working in and loving the social sciences.
The chance to hear directly from academics whose books I’m reading is fantastic. I feel so very lucky to have found this wonderful podcast.
Thank you Matthew. You do a grand job.