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The Natural Health Service with Isabel Hardman
We speak with political journalist Isabel Hardman about why her own experiences of mental health led her to write The Natural Health Service—in turn, helping to explore the benefits to our mental wellbeing of spending time in nature. Along the way, Isabel met others who had found the benefits of Nature to the health and spoke with researchers trying to understand the benefits of everything from forest bathing to cold water swimming. This is episode is in partnership with the Centre for Society and Mental Health.
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
In conversation about digitalisation and welfare entitlements in India
Season 4, Ep. 8
Is technology really helping people in India to receive their welfare entitlements? Or is digitalisation affecting their agency? And how does it affect local state actors? These are some of the questions PhD student, Vanita Leah Falcao is exploring in her thesis. In this episode, she speaks with Professor Louise Tillin about her time as a policy worker in India, her experiences doing research field work and how her thesis question has shifted over the course of her PhD studies.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Guest episode - A year of war in Ukraine: what have we learned?
Season 4, Ep. 7
As we recently marked a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, we are sharing an episode of The War Studies Podcast produced by our Department of War Studies looking back at what we have learned over the past year of fighting and what it might mean for the future.It features Dr Marina Miron, who uses her knowledge of Russian military strategy, information warfare, and technology to explore what has happened over the past year and why, as well looking at the implications for future global security.Find out more about the Department of War Studies, which sits within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London. Find out more about the podcast here or search for "The War Studies Podcast" to listen to more episodes.
Friday, February 17, 2023
Are public protests challenging authoritarian regimes around the world?
Season 4, Ep. 6
This new episode looks at recent large-scale public protests in Russia, China and Iran including what has sparked them and what they tell us about the balance of power of these regimes.The episode, featuring academics from the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, looks at the effects of the protests, the response of those in power to the public dissent, and asks whether they are a sign that authoritarian regimes are losing their grip or whether they could use them to justify increasing control.It features Ahou Koutchesfahani, a PhD candidate in our War Studies Department, Dr Jane Hayward, a lecturer in China and Global Affairs at King’s Lau China Institute, and Dr Maxim Alyukov, a postdoctoral fellow at King’s Russia Institute.