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Lively and entertaining podcasts on current research in science and environment, arts and culture, humanities and economics. It’s sound thinking.

    Waiting for the world to begin again: a letter from a plague

    Waiting for the world to begin again: a letter from a plague

    Pod Academy’s Chair, Chris Creegan, reflects on Covid-19 and HIV.

    • 9 min
    James Bruce: an 18th century Scotsman’s journey to Abyssinia

    James Bruce: an 18th century Scotsman’s journey to Abyssinia

    18th century Scottish Laird, James Bruce, becomes Lord of the Bedchamber in the Abyssinian/Ethiopian court and finds the source of the Nile.

    • 18 min
    Adventures in Abyssinia – Introducing James Bruce of Kinneard

    Adventures in Abyssinia – Introducing James Bruce of Kinneard

    Take a look at The Tribuna of the Uffizi by Johan Zoffany. One figure, towers above the rest -James Bruce of Kinneard, the real Indiana Jones.

    • 10 min
    Masculinity

    Masculinity

    What does it mean to be a ‘good man’? With so much talk about toxic masculinity,   there is, perhaps. a pre-supposition that there is no good masculinity.

    • 46 min
    Left Populism

    Left Populism

    Is it right to brand all populism – Left and Right – as the same?  No, argues Dr Marina Prentoulis in this lecture, part of the IF project series, Thinking between the Lines: Truth, Lies and Fiction in an age of populism.

    • 46 min
    Hannah Arendt – Truth and Politics

    Hannah Arendt – Truth and Politics

    “No one has ever doubted that truth and politics are on rather bad terms with each other” said political philosopher Hannah Arendt.  Do all politicians lie?

    • 56 min

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