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Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast

By Peter Finn

Explores the intersection between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.
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Exploring Vaccine hesitancy

Covid-19 and Democracy PodcastOct 12, 2022

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Exploring Vaccine hesitancy

Exploring Vaccine hesitancy

This episode on vaccine hesitancy features Josh Bullock


  • Josh is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, London.




The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Oct 12, 202219:22
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @100 Pt.2: Policy and Standards, and Partygate
Oct 05, 202243:52
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @100 Pt.1: Education
Sep 26, 202247:60
Covid-19 and UK State Capitalism

Covid-19 and UK State Capitalism

This episode on UK state capitalism and the Covid-19 pandemic features Dr Anna Grosman, who is a Reader in Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Loughborough University, London.




The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk).


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Sep 13, 202212:43
Community engagement improves decision making: Democracy & the Covid-19 Pandemic

Community engagement improves decision making: Democracy & the Covid-19 Pandemic

This episode exploring Democracy & the Covid-19 Pandemic features Professor Graham Smith of the University of Westminster.


Themes discussed in the this episode are developed in the book Democracy in a Pandemic: Participation in Response to Crisis, edited by Graham Smith and Tim Hughes, with Lizzie Adams and Charlotte Obijiaku, University of Westminster, 2021


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk).


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


Jul 21, 202228:47
Ethnic food shops for community inclusion

Ethnic food shops for community inclusion

This talk by Nevena Nancheva is part of project exploring the role of ethic food shops in the context of their broader community and location. A theme of the project is pandemic-recovery.


The talk was given at the the annual conference of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences of Kingston University, London on July 1, 2022.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk).


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


Jul 14, 202218:08
Pulling Shapes for Productivity

Pulling Shapes for Productivity

This episode exploring the relationship between productivity, wellbeing, and dancing, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on this relationship, features Professor Michela Vecchi of Kingston University.




The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk).


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Jul 08, 202219:26
Different things to different people: Food insecurity and aid in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic

Different things to different people: Food insecurity and aid in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic

This episode on food security and food insecurity in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic features Ronald Ranta of Kingston University.


Ronald has published extensively on food security and food insecurity in the UK.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk).


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


Jul 07, 202234:50
The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast: Reflections on a century of episodes
Jul 04, 202213:39
COVID-19 pandemic disruptions to working lives: A multi-level examination of impacts across career stages
Jul 04, 202219:42
Exaggerating Masculine Behaviour: Covid-19 and The Leadership of Boris Johnson

Exaggerating Masculine Behaviour: Covid-19 and The Leadership of Boris Johnson

This episode on the masculinity and the leadership of Boris Johnson features Anna Sanders.


  • Anna is Research Associate at University of Manchester.


  • She is doing a post-doc examining whether the UK government is fit for the 21st century.



The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


Jun 23, 202219:01
Different from a National Crisis? Bitcoin and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Jun 16, 202228:47
Form, Content, & Belief: Alternative Assessment & the Covid-19 Pandemic
Jun 09, 202222:07
Fostering Student Partnerships in a Time of Crisis
May 30, 202231:13
Audio Briefing: The impact of COVID-19 on A-Levels since 2020, and what it means for higher education in 2022/23

Audio Briefing: The impact of COVID-19 on A-Levels since 2020, and what it means for higher education in 2022/23

This Audio Briefing focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on A-Levels and higher education in 2022/23 is written by Peter Finn, Radu Cinpoes, and Emily Hill, all of Kingston University.


A written version of this briefing was published at: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/impact-of-covid19-on-a-levels/


This Audio Briefing is read by Emily Hill.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

May 26, 202217:03
Iterative rather than linear: Teaching Development during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Iterative rather than linear: Teaching Development during the Covid-19 Pandemic

This episode oN teaching development in UK higher education during the Covid-19 Pandemic features Sam Saunders of the University of Chester


You can follow Sam at: @samfordsaunders


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


May 20, 202232:03
'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.2

'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.2

This episode is the second of two exploring the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19.


It features Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) and Alex Waddan (Leicester University).


This episode explores the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 during the Biden and Trump administration.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

May 11, 202236:37
'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.1

'Please wear a mask long enough to vote against me': The politics of the US policy response to Covid-19 Pt.1

This episode is the first of two exploring the politics of the US policy response to Covid-19. 


It features Clodagh Harrington (De Montfort University) and Alex Waddan (Leicester University).


This episode acts a primer both on US politics in general, and how the US has responded to previous pandemics.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

May 11, 202220:52
Failing to Maintain a post-SARS infrastructure: Canadian Intelligence and Covid-19

Failing to Maintain a post-SARS infrastructure: Canadian Intelligence and Covid-19

This episode on Canadian Intelligence and Covid-19 features Wesley Wark


  • Wesley is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation


  • Has published extensively in the field of intelligence studies 


  • He served two terms on the prime minister of Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security (2005–2009) 


  • He sat on the Advisory Committee to the President of the Canada Border Services Agency from 2006 to 2010 


  • He is the co-editor (with Christopher Andrew and Richard J. Aldrich) of Secret Intelligence: A Reader, second edition (Routledge, 2019), now in its second edition 


There were some technical issues that mean that the audio in the final third of this interview is at a lower volume that the earlier parts. Apologies for this.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

May 06, 202242:41
It's about the students: UK HE and the Covid-19 Pandemic
Apr 27, 202233:03
Partygate: It's the coverup that will get you
Apr 19, 202220:59
Empowering Learners as Co-Creators: HE & the Covid-19 Pandemic

Empowering Learners as Co-Creators: HE & the Covid-19 Pandemic

This episode on learning & teaching and higher education during the pandemic features Tab Betts of the University of Sussex.


Tab is:


Lecturer in Higher Education Pedagogy (Education) in the School of Education and Social Work, University of Sussex.


A founder of the Active Learning Network.


Was co-awarded the Finalist with Distinction Award in the 2021 Global Academic Development Good Practice Awards.



The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Apr 02, 202228:10
A Microcosm of US Politics: North Carolina & the Covid-19 Pandemic
Mar 24, 202224:33
Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 2
Mar 18, 202225:59
Connected Learning: Design for the learning experience you want Pt. 1
Mar 18, 202232:07
A Mixed Picture: Creative Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Mixed Picture: Creative Industries and the Covid-19 Pandemic

This episode features Annie Yonkers, who is a Faculty Employability Partner - Kingston School of Art


You can find a post from Annie on the relationship between work and leisure here: https://annieyonkers.com/Hope


Annie mention a TED Radio Hour episode. This episode was called: Work, Play, Rest- Part 1


You can find the Kingston University 'Future Skills' Report here: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/aboutkingstonuniversity/future-skills/


Annie also mention a report from Creative UK Group. This report is called: The UK Creative Industries: Unleashing the power and potential of creativity



The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Mar 10, 202228:42
Mediating the Pandemic

Mediating the Pandemic

This episode on mediation features Jane Bryan of the University of Warwick. If focuses heavily on the work of Warwick Mediation.


Jane is Reader in the School of Law at the University of Warwick



Jane set up Warwick Mediation. Information on Warwick Mediation can be found here:
warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/student-hub/warwickmediation/


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.

The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.

Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)

Follow: @C19andDemoProj

Original music by Sovereign Heights
Mar 03, 202224:27
Is Germany navigating a new normal?

Is Germany navigating a new normal?

This episode on German politics and the pandemic features Robert Ledger.

Robert:


Is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University



Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge



Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle



The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.

The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.

Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)

Follow: @C19andDemoProj

Original music by Sovereign Heights
Feb 23, 202224:57
Cllr Jon Ball: Vaccination & being informed

Cllr Jon Ball: Vaccination & being informed

This talk was given by Cllr Jon Ball at the Get Jabbed Ealing!


Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022


The panel featured:


Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party


Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party


Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party


Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems


Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University


You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9


As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Feb 12, 202207:03
Cllr Dr Aysha Raza: You, vaccination & the local community

Cllr Dr Aysha Raza: You, vaccination & the local community

This talk was given by Cllr Dr Aysha Raza at the Get Jabbed Ealing!


Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022


The panel featured:


Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party


Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party


Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party


Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems


Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University


You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9


As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Feb 12, 202213:41
Dr Kate Crossland: Data on vaccination & a secondary care perspective

Dr Kate Crossland: Data on vaccination & a secondary care perspective

This talk was given by Dr Kate Crossland at the Get Jabbed Ealing!


Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022


The panel featured:


Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party


Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party


Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party


Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems


Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University


You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9


As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Feb 12, 202212:16
Cllr Dr Fabio Conti: The view from the NHS front line

Cllr Dr Fabio Conti: The view from the NHS front line

This talk was given by Cllr Dr Fabio Conti at the Get Jabbed Ealing!


Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022


The panel featured: 


Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party


Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party


Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party


Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems


Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University


You can listen to the full panel at: https://anchor.fm/dr-peter-finn/episodes/Get-Jabbed-Ealing-e1e8cn9


As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Feb 12, 202209:24
Get Jabbed Ealing!

Get Jabbed Ealing!

Get Jabbed Ealing! occurred Feb 10th 2022


This cross-party online informational panel event for people living in Ealing and beyond focused on providing advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination program from people across the political spectrum in Ealing. It was focused on helping people understand the value of the Covid-19 vaccination program to them as individuals and to the broader community.


The panel featured:


  • Cllr Dr Fabio Conti, Ealing Conservative Party


  • Dr Kate Crossland, Ealing Green Party


  • Cllr Dr Aysha Raza, Ealing Labour Party


  • Cllr Jon Ball, Ealing Lib Dems


  • Chair: Dr Peter Finn, Kingston University


Panel members focused on:


  • Cllr Dr Fabio Conti: The view from the NHS front line


  • Dr Kate Crossland: Data on vaccination & a secondary care perspective


  • Cllr Dr Aysha Raza: You, vaccination & the local community


  • Cllr Jon Ball: Vaccination & being informed

 

As is par for the course with recording online panel discussions with numerous participants, at times there are some slight issues with the audio of this recording. 


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights


Feb 11, 202243:09
Vaccines: Transparency, Clarity, & Coordination as Drivers of Success

Vaccines: Transparency, Clarity, & Coordination as Drivers of Success

This episode on vaccines features Rebecca Forman


Rebecca is:


  • A Senior Health Policy Consultant, LSE Health



At the start of this episode, there was a plug for the Get Jabbed Ealing! event:

Get Jabbed Ealing! panel event is aimed at providing information about the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 to individuals and their community


  • A non-partisan online information event for people living in Ealing and beyond Hear advice and information about getting vaccinated against Covid-19 from people across the political spectrum. 
  • Learn about the value of vaccination to you and the community Featuring representatives of the Ealing branches of the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Labour Party, and the Lib Dems.


Date: Thurs Feb 10th, 2022, 19:30-20:30

Where:  This Teams meeting

Register: here


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Jan 27, 202227:58
Partygate: A Perfect Scandal?

Partygate: A Perfect Scandal?

This episode focused on the Partygate scandal features Sam Power


Sam Power is a Lecturer in Corruption Analysis at the University of Sussex


This episode is the second part of an interview that we have broken in two as it ended up covering two distinct topics. The first part of the interview, which focused on Conservative Party MPs and ideological coherence, is the previous episode in the podcast feed.


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Jan 21, 202224:13
Conservative MPs, Plan B, Election Law, & Ideological Inconsistency

Conservative MPs, Plan B, Election Law, & Ideological Inconsistency

This episode focused on Conservative MPs and Plan B restrictions in the UK features Sam Power


This episode is the first part of an interview that we have broken in two as it ended up covering two distinct topics. The second part of the interview, which focuses on the Partygate scandal, is the next episode in the podcast feed.


At the start of this episode, there was a plug for the Get Jabbed Ealing! event

Get Jabbed Ealing! panel event is aimed at providing information about the benefits of vaccination against Covid-19 to individuals and their community

  • A non-partisan online information event for people living in Ealing and beyond
  • Hear advice and information about getting vaccinated against Covid-19 from people across the political spectrum
  • Learn about the value of vaccination to you and the community
  • Featuring representatives of the Ealing branches of the Conservative Party, the Green Party, the Labour Party, and the Lib Dems

Date: Thurs Feb 10th, 2022, 19:30-20:30

Where:  This Teams meeting

Register: here


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Jan 21, 202224:26
Digital Inclusion, Eye Care, and the Covid-19 Pandemic

Digital Inclusion, Eye Care, and the Covid-19 Pandemic

This episode on digital inclusion and eyecare during the Covid-19 pandemic features Dr Michael Crossland


Michael is a:


  • Senior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


  • Specialist Optometrist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Michael is the co-author of the following papers, on which the discussions in this interview are based:


Crossland MD, Dekker TM, Hancox J, Lisi M, Wemyss TA, Thomas PBM. Evaluation of a Home-Printable Vision Screening Test for Telemedicine. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2021;139(3):271–277. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2020.5972


Patel, A, Fothergill, AS, Barnard, KEC, Dunbar, H, & Crossland, MD. Lockdown low vision assessment: an audit of 500 telephone-based modified low vision consultations. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2021; 41: 295– 300. https://doi.org/10.1111/opo.12789


Another paper discussed in this paper is:


Appleton R, Williams J, Vera San Juan N, Needle J, Schlief M, Jordan H, Sheridan Rains L, Goulding L, Badhan M, Roxburgh E, Barnett P, Spyridonidis S, Tomaskova M, Mo J, Harju-Seppänen J, Haime Z, Casetta C, Papamichail A, Lloyd-Evans B, Simpson A, Sevdalis N, Gaughran F, Johnson S. Implementation, Adoption, and Perceptions of Telemental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res 2021;23(12):e31746. URL: https://www.jmir.org/2021/12/e31746. DOI: 10.2196/31746.



The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Jan 15, 202222:19
Curated Playlist 1: An Introductory Pandemic Soundtrack
Dec 27, 202124:00
Ealing Half-Time Report: Fabio Conti, Conservative Party

Ealing Half-Time Report: Fabio Conti, Conservative Party

This episode features Fabio Conti of the Ealing Conservative Party. It is part of a suite of episodes exploring politics in Ealing, West London, at the half-way point between elections in May 2021 and May 2022, with a particular focus on the how the Covid-19 pandemic has, and continues to, impact the borough.


Fabio is a Councillor in the Hanger Hill Ward


You can follow Fabio at: @fabio_conti88


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based within the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights of Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Dec 20, 202142:12
Training to be a nurse during a pandemic
Dec 16, 202129:38
Ealing Half-Time Report: Neil Reynolds, Green Party
Dec 13, 202129:20
Lack of Trust in a Health Crisis: Boris Johnson, Rules, and Plan B

Lack of Trust in a Health Crisis: Boris Johnson, Rules, and Plan B

This episode on the UK and Covid-19 features Robin Pettitt.


Robin is:


  • An Independent Researcher who has written extensively on UK politics


  • Formally a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights




You can follow Robin on Twitter: @RobinPettitt


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of The Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Dec 09, 202133:52
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.2

Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.2

Earlier this month we reached 50 episodes!  These episodes, recorded since October 2020, have touched on a wide range of subjects and featured dozens of guests.  This episode, the second of two episodes looking back over the last year, contains some of the most interesting and intriguing insights we have managed to develop on the podcast over these 50 episodes.  Last week focused on the UK, while this episode mainly focuses, though not exclusively, on events beyond the UK.  We hope you enjoy it!  This episode features: Senior Lecturer Nevena Nancheva: Kingston University, London; Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes: Head of Politics, Kingston University, London; Senior Lecturer Tania Dias Fonseca: Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Kingston University, London; Associate Professor Atsuko Ichijo: Kingston University, London; Senior Lecturer Ronald Ranta: Kingston University, London; Steve Kent: PhD Student Kingston University, London; Emily Hill: Undergraduate Student Kingston University, London; Dr Robert Ledger: Schiller University Heidelberg & Frankfurt Goethe University; Professor Aliya Hamid Rao; LSE; Associate Professor Emiliano Grossman; Sciences Po; Jenny Wai-Chi Kong: Vice-president of the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association; Professor Jeffrey Cummins; Fresno State University; Dr Nikos Kapitsinis: Research Associate in the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School; The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights  
Dec 04, 202155:53
Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.1

Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast @50 Pt.1

Earlier this month we reached 50 episodes! These episodes, recorded since October 2020, have touched on a wide range of subjects and featured dozens of guests. This episode contains some of the most interesting and intriguing insights we have managed to develop on the podcast over the last year and these 50 episodes. This episode, which mainly focuses on events in the UK is the first of two episodes exploring these insights. The second episode will explore events beyond the UK. We hope you enjoy it! It features: Rachel Clamp: PhD student at Durham University, Dr Robin Pettitt: Independent Researcher, David Green: Teaching Fellow and Academic Manager at the University of Law, Associate Professor Arianna Giovannini: Reader in Local Politics & Public Policy at De Montfort University, James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy, Edinburgh University, Karen Kondo: Head Teacher of West Acton Primary School, Associate Professor Radu Cinpoes: Head of the Department of Politics, International Relations and Human Rights at Kingston University, London Dr Annie Hughes: Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre at Kingston University, London Grace Quansah: Ealing Central & Acton’s African, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Equality Officer for the Labour Party, Neil Reynolds: Green Party candidate in Ealing in the May 2022 elections, Sophie Hill: PhD student at Harvard, Professor Elizabeth David-Barrett: Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption at the University of Sussex

Nov 25, 202154:56
Old Differences Persist: The Pandemic Between East and West in Germany

Old Differences Persist: The Pandemic Between East and West in Germany

This episode on German politics and the pandemic features Robert Ledger.


Robert:


Teaches at Schiller University Heidelberg and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and is a visiting researcher at Frankfurt Goethe University


Is the author of Neoliberal Thought and Thatcherism: ‘A Transition From Here to There?’ and Power and Political Economy from Thatcher to Blair: The Great Enemy of Democracy?: Both published by Routledge


Is the co-author of ‘Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle


The author on a chapter on the Germany in our report Covid-19 and Democracy, First Cut Policy Analyses: Country Case Studies, which was published in September 2020


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principle Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Nov 17, 202124:40
An Efficient Health Care System is Key to Fighting a Pandemic

An Efficient Health Care System is Key to Fighting a Pandemic

This episode on excess mortality features Nikos Kapitsinis, a Research Associate in the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School The discussions in this episode are based on the paper: The underlying factors of excess mortality in 2020: a cross-country analysis of pre-pandemic healthcare conditions and strategies to cope with Covid-19 The paper appeared in the journal BMC Health Services Research You can follow Nikos on twitter at: @NikosKapitsinis The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London. The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy. Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk) Follow: @C19andDemoProj Original music by Sovereign Heights

Nov 15, 202101:09:34
Oroville, CA: Constitutional Republic

Oroville, CA: Constitutional Republic

This episode on events in Oroville, California, features Professor Jeffrey Cummins


  • Jeffrey is a Professor of Political Science at Fresno State University




You can read more about events in Oroville here: Oroville declares itself a Constitutional Republic | KRCR (krcrtv.com)


You can see footage of when council in Oroville declared a Constitutional Republic here: Oroville Declares COVID Independence - YouTube 


The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Nov 09, 202120:33
The 2020 US Election and Covid-19: One Year On

The 2020 US Election and Covid-19: One Year On

This episode is a recording of a panel that occurred on November 2 2021, the first anniversary of the 2020 US election.


The panel was titled: The 2020 US Election and Covid-19: One Year On.


The panel featured:


• Chair: Dr Eldrid Herrington (Cambridge University & Queen Mary, University of London)
• Dr Peter Finn (Kingston University)
• Madison Imiola (Washington State Human Rights Commission)
• Dr Robert Ledger (Frankfurt Goethe University & Schiller University Heidelberg)


The panel built on a series of comment pieces being published on the LSE USAPP site. The first two of these are:


The panel also built on a briefing paper published earlier this year titled: 

Pandemic Politics: Covid-19 and the 2020 US Electoral Cycle.


Nov 03, 202136:30
Audio Briefing: EU Migration and Mobility: The Impact of Covid-19
Nov 01, 202126:51
An Afterthought in the Long-Run? The 2021 California Recall Election and Covid-19

An Afterthought in the Long-Run? The 2021 California Recall Election and Covid-19

This episode on the recent recall election in California features Professor Jeffrey Cummins





The Covid-19 and Democracy Podcast is an output of the Covid-19 and Democracy Project, which is based at Kingston University, London.


The podcast aims to capture in real-time the fervent intellectual debate at the intersections between the Covid-19 pandemic and democratic politics and policy.


Principal Investigator and podcast Presenter and Producer: Pete Finn (p.finn@kingston.ac.uk)


Follow: @C19andDemoProj


Original music by Sovereign Heights

Oct 26, 202139:33