Podcasts

LSE Limelight #15: Mental Health in LSE’s Virtual Campus

“There are a lot of things you can do to make your mental health better throughout quarantine, but you don’t have to be doing all of them. In a time of national and personal crisis productivity is not goal number…

The Last Dam Word #3: March ’20

“I want to learn all the dances, and I just can’t throw it back, and oh it’s terrible, I hate myself, but also it’s the only solace I have in quarantine land.” – Zehra Jafree ranting about Tik Tok. For…

Guftagu #3: Aurat (Women’s) March

“Our slogan this year was ‘behnchara ke baghair no guzara’, which means ‘nothing without sisterhood’, and I feel that in the depth of my soul, because of the sisterhood, community, and collective love I felt for these women … we…

Crossing the Globe #5: Being LGBT, at home and in London

This week we’re speaking about LGBT experiences around the globe and how it compares to London. We talk to Michal Piatkowski about LGBT free zones and it’s ideological implications, Christina Ivey about structural homophobia and its effects on Jamaica’s local…

Hidden Bridges #2 – Light + Social Inequality

“There are much more hidden codifications of the city, where we aren’t even aware of what light is doing.” – Dr Don Slater, LSE Professor at the Department of Sociology.  In this episode of Hidden Bridges, we discuss with Dr…

LSE Limelight #14: LSE in a new decade with Director Shafik

“There are pre-existing mechanisms where people can give feedback if they have concerns about their roles. I think that’s the proper way of dealing with these issues rather than insinuations and allegations.” – Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE. In this episode…

LSE Limelight #13: Refugee Week

“We are [also] focusing on refugees and asylum seekers in detention centres in the UK, and we are doing this because this is an issue that so many people don’t know much about. The UK is the only country that…

The Last Dam Word #2: February ’20

“Rupert Everett was the first guest to ever say shag on the show – I know scandalising Radio 4 listeners!” – Molly Horner on her exploration of the Desert Island Discs Archive. For February we rave about Parasite, dive back…

Guftagu #2: CAA and NRC in India

“The fact that there is solidarity coming from across the globe is extremely important… Our stories are not confined to this little bubble we are in. People are listening to what is happening.” – Mariyah Salim This week, we talked…

Crossing the Globe #4: Hybrid Languages

This week we’re speaking about hybrid languages. We hear thoughts from Rhydian Rolant Cleaver about navigating the precarities of Welsh, from Melissa Au on the ties between class and Cantonese, and from Hussain Abbas on the changing cultural production and…