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The Here and Now Podcast with Dave Monds explores topics in psychology and philosophy. Each weekly episode translates big ideas from science and the humanities into meaningful themes for everyday life. We also feature regular interviews with a diverse range of guests. Travel to the edge of the universe or to the deepest recesses of the mind with The Here and Now Podcast.

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The Here and Now Podcast with Dave Monds explores topics in psychology and philosophy. Each weekly episode translates big ideas from science and the humanities into meaningful themes for everyday life. We also feature regular interviews with a diverse range of guests. Travel to the edge of the universe or to the deepest recesses of the mind with The Here and Now Podcast.

    Diversity in Science with David Latchman

    Diversity in Science with David Latchman

    David Latchman is a science communicator and host of the Science Bloggers Podcast. He trained as a physicist before becoming a full time science journalist and freelance science writer. He is passionate about sharing ideas from science with a general audience and making the STEM fields a more diverse and inclusive space for minorities and people of colour. We talk a little about his background and work as a science communicator, some of the issues surrounding a lack of diversity in science and how these can be addressed. 

    Show Notes

    The Science Bloggers Podcast
    David Latchman on Twitter



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    • 48 min
    The Dialogical Self

    The Dialogical Self

    It might feel like you are a distinct and continuous identity, but the theory of the dialogical self asserts that you inhabit many different I-positions that represent different aspects of You. In this episode, we briefly explore the origins of dialogical self theory and how the person you are is manifest both internally and externally through many voices engaged in continual dialogue.

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    Show notes

    The dialogical self - Wikipedia
    William James - Stanford  Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
    Hubert Hermans



     



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    • 28 min
    Utilitarianism - The Greatest Good

    Utilitarianism - The Greatest Good

    Utilitarianism is a principle of ethical philosophy which considers that the most morally correct action is one that produces the most good. This idea was first tackled seriously by 18th century philosopher Jeremy Bentham, however it is not without complications. In this episode we explore utilitarianism and consider how it can be applied to making both everyday decisions and ones of crucial social importance ones as well.

    Show Notes

    Utilitarianism
    The felicific calculus
    Jeremy Bentham at UCL
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    • 25 min
    Universal Basic Income

    Universal Basic Income

    The concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been growing in popularity so I decided to explore it for a recent research project. I began as a sceptic but after considering a variety of social justice arguments I now believe a UBI should be an policy goal for societies who wish to reduce inequality and achiever greater social justice.  But UBI is not just about helping those worst off, it can benefit everyone in a range of ways which we explore in this episode.

    Show Notes

    Basic Income Network
    Basic income – A guide for the open minded – Guy Standing
    Results of Finland’s basic income experiment
    Spain UBI project
    Everywhere basic income has been tried in one map
    Public equity and tax benefit reform – Keith Rankin
    UBI: A policy for social justice – D Monds

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    • 36 min
    Tackling Social Issues with Professor Darrin Hodgetts

    Tackling Social Issues with Professor Darrin Hodgetts

    Societal and community psychologist Professor Darrin Hodgetts joins me to discuss his work with marginalised communities most affected by social injustice and structural violence.  Prof Hodgetts is a highly respected figure in New Zealand community psychology circles having advanced ethnographic and action oriented research to engage directly with those most affected by urban poverty, homelessness, and other social issues. We discuss structural violence, equality of opportunity and outcome, why resolving inequalities benefits all members of society, and how applied psychologists tackle social justice issues and help to shape policy that improves well-being across society.

    Show notes

    Professor Darrin Hodgetts - Massey University profile
    Professor Hodgetts - Nga Pae Ote Bio (NZ Maori centre of research excellence)

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Distributive Justice

    Distributive Justice

    In this episode we consider the limits of wealth distribution in society, inherent inequalities to life and the role of luck. We also explore the economic ideas of the commons and public goods and the role these play in free market and state capitalist societies. We also take a look at the social protection floor and why it is often conceptualised by society as something to be ashamed of. This leads us to consider the tight coupling of labour and income and the subsequent vulnerability of those without a job or in casual work, a class known as the precariat. All of this leads us to question social justice in wealth distribution and ask the question; could be another way to smooth the edges of income precarity?

    Show notes

    Inequality in nature and society – Scheffer et al. 2017
    Iron & steel industry in Middlesbrough’s history
    Teesside Steel Works - Wikipedia
    Plunder of the commons – Guy Standing
    We’re all state capitalists now – Niall Ferguson, Foreign Policy
    The Precariat: A dangerous new class – Guy Standing

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Manda Mikala ,

Fascinating Insights

I love psychology and science. This show is fascinating stuff really well put!

Hermetic Trismegistus ,

5 Stars

Full of great insights. Thanks Dave.

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