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Sociology Podcast Recommendation - Reasons to Be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

Vicki Woolven

2nd August 2022

This superb weekly podcast explore the ideas, people and movements solving the biggest challenges facing society - and is a must for any sociology teacher (and student!)

This weekly podcast hosts a variety of incredible guests who are actively trying to make society better.

In the back catalogue of episodes you will find so many interviews that will update your sociological knowledge and inspire your teaching.

Some recent episodes include...

Mind the (Health) Gap: The Postcode Lottery of Life

This episode covers health inequalities, looking at how your life circumstances determine how long and how healthy your life will be, and how over the last decade, life expectancy has stalled and the pandemic has amplified existing inequalities.

Prison Break: Alternatives for Women in the Justice System

This episode discusses women in prison - in particular how women make up a tiny proportion of the prison population - less than 5% - and yet their imprisonment can wreak lasting and far-reaching damage. This episode explore how addressing the needs of this minority could have a significant positive impact, for example increasing rights around pregnancy in prison.

The Childcare Crunch: The Hidden Cost of Living Crisis

This episode explores the huge cost of childcare - new research has found that almost two thirds of families are paying more, or the same, for their childcare as they do their rent or mortgage, with one in four parents saying they had to cut down on food, heat and clothing to afford childcare. This has become an often ignored part of the cost of living crisis, and this podcast discusses how the UK compares to other countries and what can be done to help parents.

Vicki Woolven

Vicki Woolven is Subject Lead for Key Stage 4 Humanities at tutor2u. Vicki previously worked as a Head of Geography and Sociology for many years, leading her department to be one of the GA's first Centres of Excellent, and has been a content writer, senior examiner and local authority Key Practitioner for Humanities.

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