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The Sociology show hosted by Matthew Wilkin conducts interviews with a range of different people within the world of Sociology.

The Sociology Show Matthew Wilkin

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    • 4.6 • 10 Ratings

The Sociology show hosted by Matthew Wilkin conducts interviews with a range of different people within the world of Sociology.

    Interview with Mark Brooks OBE discussing International Men's Day

    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

    • 31 min
    Interview with Shaley on her experience of domestic violence

    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.

    Website for OPAL APPAREL
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    • 23 min
    Interview with Chris Waugh on the topic of masculinity

    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.Waugh-2@manchester.ac.uk

    • 38 min
    Interview with Jonas Hart on the topic of religion

    Interview with Jonas Hart on the topic of religion

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Jonas Hart -adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison University in the US. Jonas outlines why religion is a key part of our lives and why it is central to our identities even in societies where secularisation has occurred. Jonas also explains why religion continues to have a significant and underlying role in the governments of all nations. You can follow Jonas on twitter @jh1791

    • 47 min
    An introduction to Sociological theory

    An introduction to Sociological theory

    In this episode, Matthew talks through a basic introduction to what Sociological theory is, what is meant by structuralism vs Social action theory and what is meant by consensus vs conflict theory. Tu understand each of the major theories in more detail you should listen to the following -

    Functionalism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtofunctionalism

    Marxism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtomarxism

    Feminism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtofem

    Interactionism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/thesociologyshow/introtointerac

    Post-modernism - https://www.spreaker.com/user/12291241/introtopostmod1

    • 15 min
    Top tips for going into the second year of a Sociology course with Kate Flatley

    Top tips for going into the second year of a Sociology course with Kate Flatley

    In this episode, Kate Flatley gives her top 5 tips (plus a bonus) of how to be successful in the second year of a Sociology course. It is important to keep reviewing your work from year 1 and hit the ground running, Kate even suggests listening to The Sociology show podcast!

    You can follow Kate's YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheTEACHERSOCIOLOGY

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

amiemarielackie ,

Best sociology podcast

The interviews, student specials, and literature reviews on selected topics is a great way to stay on top of research, or even dive into a new area of study

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Too many advertisements

I am disappointed in the amount of advertisements before getting into the content of the show. I had to unsubscribe due to the ads.

annefordcoates ,

Accessible Academics

This show turns the names at the top of my school texts into humans. It’s been a fantastic way to learn more about the people working in the field as I begin to consider graduate studies. Hearing the concepts from class discussed expertly in an conversational format makes them feel more accessible. And I love hearing what inspires them!

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