196 episodes

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

    • Science
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

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

    Interview with Professor Lee Elliot Major on social class and education

    Interview with Professor Lee Elliot Major on social class and education

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Lee Elliot Major OBE, Lee is the country’s first Professor of Social Mobility. Appointed by the University of Exeter to be a global leader in the field, his work is dedicated to improving the prospects of disadvantaged young people.

    Lee discusses his book Equity in education: Levelling the playing field of learning as well as outlining other famous sociological studies and how they relate to his findings.

    You can view Lee's TED talk here - • How can we level the playing field of...

    Contact details - https://education.exeter.ac.uk/staff/...

    • 45 min
    Why is football hooliganism back on the rise? (Prof Les back and Dr Isaac Hoff)

    Why is football hooliganism back on the rise? (Prof Les back and Dr Isaac Hoff)

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Les Back and Dr Isaac Hoff about the rise of hooliganism and anti social behaviour at football grounds post covid. Ideas around drug use, masculinity, cultural resistance, subcultures and moral panics are all discussed. Is the problem really as bad as the media make out it is?

    • 48 min
    Misogyny and video games (STUDENT TAKEOVER)

    Misogyny and video games (STUDENT TAKEOVER)

    In this episode, three students takeover the pod to discuss the issue of sexism and misogyny in the gaming world. Harper Winslet, Jessica Thornton and Leila Miller-Jones from BHASVIC college in Brighton and Hove were inspired by the research of Anita Sarkeesian and wanted to see if their own primary research gained similar results. The research considers early games when objectification was first noticable up to more comptemporary issues such as whether the rise of Andrew Tate has had a signigicant impact on the gaming world.

    • 48 min
    Interview with Professor Tom Shakespeare on disability

    Interview with Professor Tom Shakespeare on disability

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Tom Shakespeare. Tom is is an English sociologist and bioethicist, he has achondroplasia and uses a wheelchair, his work focuses on all aspects of diability. In discussion, Tom defines what a disability is, how it impacts identity and changing attitudes. Tom also discusses media representation of disabilities and whether they have improved over the last twenty or so years.

    You can follow Tom on Twitter @TommyShakes


    and check out his website - https://farmerofthoughts.co.uk/

    • 33 min
    Advice from a lead Examiner (AQA A-level Sociology Paper 3)

    Advice from a lead Examiner (AQA A-level Sociology Paper 3)

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Circe Newbold about Paper 3 for the AQA A-level Sociology exam. Circe Newbold is a lead examiner for Paper 3, here she explains some top tips in terms of what the examiners are looking for and how to structure questions. Circe also explains how to work towards the A* grade.

    • 12 min
    Interview with Professor Frank Furedi on 'Paranoid parenting'

    Interview with Professor Frank Furedi on 'Paranoid parenting'

    In this episode, Matthew talks to Professor Frank Furedi. Frank is a Hungarian-Canadian academic and professor of sociology at the University of Kent and here he talks about his ideas on parents, childhood and fear. Frank discusses ideas from his book 'Paranoid parenting' about how childhood have become over protected from the late 70s onwards. The discussion also considers how children are being impacted by over catiousness and how parenting has continued to be impacted by fear. Frank also explain his ideas on the adultification of children and the infantilisation of adults.

    You can find out more about Frank on his webiste - https://www.frankfuredi.com/ and follow him on twitter @Furedibyte

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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

moonandstars21 ,

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!

Top Podcasts In Science

Hidden Brain
Hidden Brain, Shankar Vedantam
Something You Should Know
Mike Carruthers | OmniCast Media | Cumulus Podcast Network
Radiolab
WNYC Studios
Making Sense with Sam Harris
Sam Harris
StarTalk Radio
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward

You Might Also Like

Revise - A Level Sociology Revision
Seneca Learning Revision
The TED Interview
TED
Today in Focus
The Guardian
Sociology Ruins Everything
Matt Sedlar
Today, Explained
Vox
AQA A Level Psychology
AQA A Level Psychology