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The podcast where we discuss the need for Arts & Humanities today.

What's the Point‪?‬ Bryony Armstrong

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The podcast where we discuss the need for Arts & Humanities today.

    Arts and humanities in medicine with Professor Ian Fussell

    Arts and humanities in medicine with Professor Ian Fussell

    We tend to see medicine as a strictly scientific sector, but the arts and humanities are essential when it comes to educating our doctors and caring for patients and the planet. Doctor and Professor of Medical Education Ian Fussell joins me to talk about:What is medical humanitiesHow and why we can use arts and humanities in medical educationThe links between planetary health, medical health, and social justiceWhy medical and scientific researchers need artists and humanities specialistsHow t...

    • 32 min
    Why science alone can’t solve the climate crisis with Conor Brennan

    Why science alone can’t solve the climate crisis with Conor Brennan

    Although there has been scientific consensus on the climate crisis for decades, humans have been slow to respond to its urgency. Environmental humanities researcher Conor Brennan joins me to talk about: What is environmental humanities?How can evironmental humanities help to solve the climate crisis?The role of popular culture in communicating the climate crisisThe problems that arise when we take arts and humanities out of the equations How art convinces people to change their beha...

    • 31 min
    Humanities, fact checking and fake news with Sarah Turnnidge from Full Fact

    Humanities, fact checking and fake news with Sarah Turnnidge from Full Fact

    In this time when "fake news" and "alternative facts" have become buzzwords, arts and humanities are more important than ever. Professional fact checker Sarah Turnnidge from Full Fact joins Bryony Armstrong to discuss:How her humanities background prepared her for being a professional fact checkerAcademic English as a lens to look at different topicsHumanities as a natural place for the study of misinformationThe role of AI in misinformation and how humanities can analyse thatHow humanities t...

    • 29 min
    We can't have cybersecurity without the humanities with Dr Andrea Zeffiro

    We can't have cybersecurity without the humanities with Dr Andrea Zeffiro

    Cybersecurity researcher Dr Andrea Zeffiro joins Bryony Armstrong to talk about:The role of humanities in addressing technological challenges in data science domainsUsing humanities to solve problems surrounding data breachesConsidering the human elements of cybersecurity Understanding cybersecurity as more than a neutral protection of networks and dataThe problems we will have with cybersecurity if the humanities continue to be devalued and underfundedThe Reconfiguring Participation in ...

    • 28 min
    Arts and humanities in Roma communities with Dr Madeline Potter

    Arts and humanities in Roma communities with Dr Madeline Potter

    Researcher and upcoming author Madeline Potter joins Bryony Armstrong to talk about:Tackling intergenerational poverty through the arts in Roma communitiesThe importance of knowing your own historyMaddy’s upcoming book, The Roma: A Travelling History (Bodley Head/ Harper Collins, 2025)Why writing and research skills need to be valued and fundedThe role of humanities in combatting “fake news”Getting information directly from the sourceThe need for the Roma to be represented by Romani peo...

    • 32 min
    Arts and humanities shouldn't be reserved for a privileged few with Neil Griffiths

    Arts and humanities shouldn't be reserved for a privileged few with Neil Griffiths

    Arts Emergency co-founder Neil Griffiths joins Bryony Armstrong to talk about:How studying arts and humanities helps you to pursue work in culture, politics and activismWhy all minoritised people need the option to study arts and humanitiesThe power of seeing yourself represented in cultureBreaking down the privilege associated with pursuing arts and humanities How reading literature can spark world-changing ideasThe need for diversity in creative and cultural industries and politi...

    • 39 min

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