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1823 Podcast

1823 Podcast

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1823 Podcast is a place where you can hear interesting conversations about a wide range of issues, debated by some of the fascinating people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University.

A host of voices from the LJMU community – academics, professional staff, students and alumni – discuss everything from mental health to the cultural legacy of The Beatles.
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The climate crisis: what do we need to do next?
What needs to happen now in our fight against the climate crisis? World leaders gathered in Glasgow this month for COP26. Debates were had and agreements were reached but are they enough and how will they translate into real action? LJMU academics Dr Colm Bowe and Dr Stephanie Evers reflect on COP26 and discuss the next steps in the greatest challenge facing the world.
39:30
November 30, 2021
What does disability mean in 2021?
As Disability History Month begins (18 November – 20 December), this episode discusses what disability means in 2021? How does hidden disability fit into this and what are the challenges for the future? Our guests on this episode are: Phil Vickerman, LJMU Pro-Vice Chancellor (Strategic Initiatives) & Professor of Inclusive Education and Learning Keren Coney, LJMU Careers and Employability Consultant and member of LJMU Disability Staff Network Jack Fitzpatrick, 3rd year Education Studies and Inclusion student and co-founder of Inclusive Environments Laura Knowles, 3rd year Student Mental Health Nurse and former JMSU Disability Part-Time Officer Our speakers discuss their own lived experiences of disability plus what we can do next in the workplace and as a society to be more inclusive.
48:17
November 18, 2021
What do we need from COP26?
In this episode, we discuss the COP26 summit being held in Glasgow. It is bringing nations together to accelerate action against climate change. But what actions do we need to take to save our planet and how serious is the climate crisis we face? Discussing those questions and more besides are Dr Tim Lane (programme leader for BSc Climate Change at LJMU), Dr Celine Germont-Duret (senior lecturer in Human Geography at LJMU) and Emma Wood (third year Geography student at LJMU).
44:30
November 1, 2021
9/11: reflections 20 years on
Dr James Crossland and Peter Williams reflect on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.  They discuss the attacks, the history of al-Qaeda and the impact of 9/11 on global security, policing and counter-terrorism. James is a Reader in International History at LJMU. Peter is a senior lecturer at LJMU in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies.
39:27
September 9, 2021
Lexicon Ep1 - Bridgerton and others with Producer Sarada McDermott
For the first episode of LEXICON The Liverpool John Moores University Creative Writing podcast, host John Maxwell is joined by Liverpool-born producer Sarada McDermott, producer of #1 Netflix series Bridgerton. Sarada discusses a long a distinguished career in film, crossing over to streaming television and she advises students on how to build a career in the industry. #Bridgerton #28DaysLater #LJMU #Netflix #Masterclass #writing #Liverpool #LiverpoolJohnMooresUniversity
01:22:25
July 27, 2021
The Mental Edge (part five) - football, psychology and the Euros
Is it finally coming home? Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on England’s Euro 2020 semi-final victory against Denmark and look ahead to the nation’s first appearance in a final for 55 years. In the final part of this ‘Mental Edge’ mini series of the podcast, Fran and Gill talk about different aspects of sports psychology in the build up to the showdown between England and Italy. They discuss gamesmanship, redemption and followership. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
23:50
July 8, 2021
The Mental Edge (part four) - football, psychology and the Euros
Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on the dramatic matches played so far in the knockout stages of Euro 2020. They look ahead to the huge match at Wembley between England and Germany. Of course, no discussion about matches between these two nations would be complete without talking about penalties – Gill and Fran talk about the psychology of the shootout. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are sport psychologists at Liverpool John Moores University.
27:41
June 29, 2021
The Mental Edge (part three) - football, psychology and the Euros
As the group stages of Euro 2020 come to a close, it’s time for the big game players to step up as we enter the knockout phase. But what makes a big game player? In the third part of The Mental Edge mini-series, Dr Gillian Cook and Dr Francesca Champ from Liverpool John Moores University look at why some players thrive on the biggest stages. In this episode, Gill and Fran are joined by Dr Lisa O’Halloran from Coventry University.
26:47
June 23, 2021
The Mental Edge (part two) - football, psychology and the Euros
In this second episode of ‘The Mental Edge’ mini-series, Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook reflect on the big issues from the opening few matches of Euro 2020 and look ahead to a clash between the game’s oldest rivals. They discuss the shocking collapse of Denmark’s Christian Eriksen during the match against Finland and the likely psychological impact on his team mates. Fran and Gill also cross swords ahead of the big match between their respective nations as England face Scotland. They talk about the enhanced motivation of playing against your greatest rivals. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
32:43
June 16, 2021
The Mental Edge (part one) - football, psychology and the Euros
This is the first episode of ‘The Mental Edge’, a mini-series looking at the psychology behind elite performance at this summer’s football European Championships. Dr Francesca Champ and Dr Gillian Cook are lecturers in sport and psychology in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. In this first episode, they discuss some of the factors that will shape a team’s performance at the Euros, from motivation and relationships, to home advantage and the impact of COVID.
25:06
June 10, 2021
The ‘new normal’ mini-series - Part five – the politics of the pandemic
In the final part of our #1823Podcast series on ‘the new normal’ Dr Samantha Cooke discusses the politics of the pandemic. She talks about leadership, global relations and the political implications of the decisions made during the crisis. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
22:00
July 24, 2020
The ‘new normal’ mini-series - Part four – the impact of COVID-19 on business
Dominique Aspey from LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship discusses the impact of COVID-19 on business and how firms can adapt to the ‘new normal’. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
23:29
July 23, 2020
The ‘new normal’ mini-series - Part three – lockdown and the environment
Dr Ariel Edesess, from the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory, talks about the impact of lockdown on carbon emissions and our environment and whether these changes are sustainable. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
20:58
July 22, 2020
The ‘new normal’ mini-series - Part two – returning to the NHS frontline
Along with a number of colleagues from LJMU’s School of Nursing and Allied Health, Dr Colin Jones returned to work in the NHS during the pandemic. In this episode, Colin tells us about his experience on the frontline and discusses whether the crisis may change how we value key workers in the UK. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
26:10
July 21, 2020
The ‘new normal’ mini-series - Part one – the psychology of adapting
Part one – the psychology of adapting This mini-series from 1823 Podcast explores a world living with COVID-19 and takes a look at ‘the new normal’. In this first episode, Dr Mark Forshaw, subject leader in Psychology at LJMU, discusses the mental challenge of adapting to our new ways of living.
30:15
July 20, 2020
The rise of facial recognition technology
As the Metropolitan Police starts using live facial recognition software on the streets of London, we discuss whether we should fear the creep of surveillance or welcome it as a tool to keep us safe. Our first guest is Karen Cummings from the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing. We then ask whether humans are as effective as machines when it comes to recognising faces. Dr Sarah Shrimpton and Dr Jessica Liu from LJMU’s Face Lab talk us through the fascinating world of facial identification, recognition and age progression software. Links Case study: Aric Austin age progression images Case study: Jaycee Dugard age progression images The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
32:41
February 21, 2020
High Crimes And Misdemeanours
As the Senate trial gets under way, we discuss the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Dr Matthew Hill, Programme Leader of International Relations and Politics at LJMU, talks us through the impeachment process and what impact it may have on the 2020 presidential election. We ask if impeachment is shaping Trump’s decision-making and take a look at his approach to the current tensions with Iran. We also reflect on previous impeachments and the White House controversies of Bill Clinton and Richard Nixon. Twitter handle - @MatthewAlanHill The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
34:03
January 20, 2020
Towards a green future
LJMU was proud to host the Liverpool City Region’s first ever Environmental Summit. As part of the Year of the Environment 2019, ‘Towards a Green Future’ brought together 300 representatives from organisations across the city region. The 1823 Podcast team went along and chatted to: Dr Avril Rowley, from LJMU’s School of Education Steve Rotheram, the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor (and LJMU alumnus) Clare Olver from the Mersey Forest Steven Connolly, Estate Director at Liverpool One Links: Liverpool City Region Year of the Environment 2019 The 1823 Podcast team  Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
34:41
December 9, 2019
Black History Month
In this episode, we’re celebrating Black History Month. Our guests are: ·  Cllr Anna Rothery talking about becoming the first black Lord Mayor of Liverpool. ·  Phyll Opoku-Gyimah discussing how she co-founded UK Black Pride. ·  Dr Andre Keil telling the story of black Germany. ·  Plus, we revisit a previous conversation with Dr Andrea Livesey about Liverpool’s role in the slave trade. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
47:54
October 25, 2019
Faking it
In this opening episode of our second season, we discuss the rise of deep fake videos, the history of fake news and the impact of propaganda on world events. Our guests on this episode are: · Dr Dave Ellis, Senior Lecturer at LJMU’s Media Technology Group · Dr James Crossland, a reader in International History at LJMU · Paul French, PhD researcher at LJMU Links Deep fake video – Bill Hader channels Tom Cruise ‘The quickness of the hand?’by Dr Dave Ellis ‘Trump's Britain First retweets challenge us to fight his fake news habit’ by Paul French The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
41:43
October 11, 2019
Season 2 Trailer
A sneak preview of what’s coming up in season 2 of 1823 Podcast. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin
01:49
October 11, 2019
Mind games
With just a few tense weeks remaining in the Premier League title race, in this episode we’re talking mind games and the importance of psychology in sport. Our guests in this episode are: Dr Rob Morris, Senior Lecturer in Sport Social Science at LJMU Alice Stratford, PhD researcher at LJMU Jansen Moreno, Senior Analyst at Huddersfield Town Football Club and LJMU alumnus The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
35:27
April 12, 2019
Wellbeing Week
As it’s Wellbeing Week at LJMU, we’re talking about striving for positive mental and physical health wherever we live, work or study. We’ll hear in this episode about different approaches to staying healthy and happy. Our guests in this episode are: Angela Samata, LJMU Honorary Fellow Rosie Steele, President of LJMU Student Minds Andy Keegan LJMU Rewards, Recognition and Engagement Manager Useful links: Zero Suicide Alliance Hub of Hope mental health support The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
41:32
March 11, 2019
A new deal for nature
“If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Sir David Attenborough. In this episode, we discuss the need for a new deal for nature. We explore how we are tackling environmental challenges at global, regional and local levels. Our guests on this episode are: ·  Dr Celine Germond-Duret, senior lecturer in Human Geography at LJMU (@CGermondDuret); ·  Zia Chaudhry, director of the Foundation for Citizenship at LJMU (@JustYAMuslim); ·  Rachael Harrison, LJMU student and volunteer at LJMU’s Forest School (@ljmu_FSRangers); and ·  Pupils from Liverpool College. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
36:38
February 14, 2019
Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?
The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century. It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment. Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs. Our guests on this episode are: · Professor Andy Newsam, professor of Astronomy Education and Engagement at LJMU’s Astrophysics Research Institute (@AstroAndyN) · Dr Laura Edwards, senior lecturer in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology at LJMU (@loopylol_laura) · Marc Provins, photographer and lecturer at LJMU’s School of Art and Design (@marcprovins) Links: You can view the images referenced in this episode at: · Earthrise - https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/apollo-8-earthrise · Princess Diana shakes hands with an AIDS patient - https://read.bi/2LyydUZ · Princess Diana landmines campaign - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-41111012 · Harold Egerton’s ‘milk drop coronet’ - http://100photos.time.com/photos/harold-edgerton-milk-drop
35:13
December 20, 2018
Meditation, Manson and Martin Luther; the ‘White Album’ at 50
As The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ turns 50 years old, we discuss its musical and cultural significance, explore the origins and Liverpool links of one its most enduring songs and find out more about the Beatles’ interest in meditation. Our guests on this episode are: Jeff Young, screenwriter and lecturer in Creative Writing at LJMU. Dr Andrea Livesey, senior lecturer in US History at LJMU (@andrealivesey) Dr Peter Malinowski, reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at LJMU (@Meditation_Lab) The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributors: Siobhan Coghlan (@HonestShuv), Clare Coombes (@coombes_clare) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
37:34
December 6, 2018
The forgotten people of the war
Do we do enough as a nation to remember everybody affected by the First World War? At the weekend, we commemorated the fallen on Armistice Day – exactly 100 years since the end of WW1. Our guests on this episode argue that more should be done to remember others, such as war widows and conscientious objectors. Our guests on this episode are: Dr Nadine Muller, senior lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History at LJMU and project lead of War Widows’ Stories (@Nadine_Muller). Mike Hollows, author of ‘Goodbye for Now’ (@MikeHollows). Dr James Crossland, senior lecturer in International History at LJMU. The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributors: Siobhan Coghlan (@HonestShuv), Clare Coombes (@coombes_clare) With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
33:46
November 14, 2018
The lonely generation
A number of recent studies show that loneliness is increasingly felt most strongly by young people, particularly 16-24 year olds. In this episode, we talk about the feelings associated with loneliness and how we can overcome them. We ask how young people can feel lonely in the social media age and explore some of the life events that can trigger loneliness. Our guests on this episode are: Dr Jason McIntyre, lecturer in Psychology at LJMU (@DrJasonMcIntyre). Jill Summers, Joint Head of Safer and Stronger Communities in Liverpool. Grace Gallagher, LJMU alumna and creator of ‘Bost Uni Plues’ (@UglyBucket) The 1823 Podcast team Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith (@StuArrows) Producer: Michael Humphreys (@MykalMouse) Editor: Ben Jones (@benjamin_jjones) Artwork: Ryan James (@ryanjleeuk) Contributor: Kerry Rickarby With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
31:43
November 14, 2018