1823 Podcast

Mind games

An episode of 1823 Podcast

By LJMU
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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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
35:26
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
35:12
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
33:45
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
31:42
November 14, 2018
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