30 Minute Expert
01 - The Troubles
This episode focusses on the historical events and political decisions that led to a period of violence and instability in Northern Ireland. Making sense of it all is Dr Gemma Clark, senior lecturer in British / Irish history at Exeter University.
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09 - Stock Markets24:40A stock market is an important part of the economy of a country. It plays a pivotal role in the growth of the industry and commerce that eventually affects the entire economy. But what actually goes on and how does it work?Here to make you an expert on the topic is Faith Glasgow, broadsheet finance journalist and editor of “Personal Finance And Investing For Dummies”.
8. 08 - Cryptocurrency30:35This episode is designed to make you an expert on bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency - a type of currency which uses digital files as money, utilising the science of hiding information. A survey in May 2020 shows that 81% of Brits know “not very much” or “nothing at all” about Bitcoin.Here to change that is Rhian Lewis, software developer and writer, co-founder of @CountMyCrypto and author of The Cryptocurrency Revolution - published by Kogan Page in October 2020 > https://koganpage.com/crypto
7. 07 - Dementia29:03There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. 209,600 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes. Here to make you an expert on the topic is Dr Sarah Jane Smith, a reader at Leeds Beckett University’s Centre of Dementia.
6. 06 - The British Political Spectrum29:53There are 408 political parties registered in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; claiming to be left wing, right wing, liberal, socialist, fascist, centrist, populist - what does it all mean? Here to make you an expert on the topic is Dr Laura MacKenzie - PhD in Politics and International Relations, and currently a Teacher of Government and Politics at Oundle School.
5. 05 - Sikhism26:44There are 30 million Sikhs around the world, with about 700,000 living in the United States, and almost half a million in the UK. Here to make you an expert on the topic is Professor Eleanor Nesbitt, Emeritus Professor in Religions and Education, University of Warwick.
4. 04 - Syria26:55An ongoing multi-sided civil war, now in its ninth year, and the second deadliest of the 21st century. Making sense of it all is Professor Christa Salamandra, Syrian media specialist and Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
3. 03 - Anxiety30:23Over 8 million people in the UK may be living with an anxiety disorder, over one in ten of us. Making sense of it all is Lisa Skeffington, consultant psychotherapist, advanced hypnotherapist, anxiety expert, mentor, and author.
2. 02 - American Football29:14This episode is all about the most popular sport in the United States. Making sense of the rules, the system, and its popularity is Nichole McCulloch, Chair of the British American Football Association.