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LSE IQ is a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the smartest social scientists - and other experts - to answer pressing questions about economics, politics or society.

LSE IQ is a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the smartest social scientists - and other experts - to answer pressing questions about economics, politics or society.
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LSE IQ is a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the smartest social scientists - and other experts - to answer pressing questions about economics, politics or society.

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LSE IQ Episode 20 | Can activism really change the world? [Audio]

11/14/2018
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Contributor(s): Ayça Çubukçu, Armine Ishkanian, Chris Rossdale | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In 1832, Mary Smith presented the first women’s suffrage petition to Parliament. 86 years later, after a long and often violent campaign, the Representation of the People...

Duration:00:37:35

LSE IQ Episode 19 | Is the gentrification of our global cities inevitable? [Audio]

10/15/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Suzanne Hall, Dr Alan Mace, Dr David Madden, Emad Megahed, Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez | Why don't you join us for a live recording of the LSE IQ podcast? Join us on Tuesday 6 November when we’ll be asking, 'Can we afford our consumer society?'. For further information please see: http://bit.ly/lseiqlive. Welcome to LSE IQ, a podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer an...

Duration:00:37:46

LSE IQ Episode 18 | How do stories help us understand the world? [Audio]

9/4/2018
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Contributor(s): Richard Bronk, Professor Lib Taylor, Professor Mary Morgan | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. "The human species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories." So says Mary Catherine Bateson, writer and cultural anthropologist. Narratives are all...

Duration:00:34:01

LSE IQ Episode 17 | Are we entering a new Cold War? [Audio]

8/8/2018
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Contributor(s): Professor Anne Applebaum, Dr Cristian Nitoiu, Peter Pomerantsev | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Joanna Bale asks 'Are we entering a new Cold War?' She talks to LSE's Anne Applebaum, Cristian Nitoiu and Peter Pomerantsev.For further...

Duration:00:46:01

LSE IQ Episode 16 | Do we need to rethink foreign aid? [Audio]

7/3/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Grace Akello, Rafat Ali Al-Akhali, Dr Duncan Green, Dr Ryan Jablonski | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. The UK spends a generous 0.7% of its Gross National Income on overseas development aid each year managed by its Department for International...

Duration:00:36:45

LSE IQ Episode 15 | Are cryptocurrencies the future of money? [Audio]

6/6/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Tatiana Cutts, Professor Nigel Dodd, Dr Garrick Hileman, Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay | Welcome to LSE IQ, the monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In 2008 a person or group going under the pseudonym ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ published a white paper setting out the fundamentals of a...

Duration:00:35:53

LSE IQ Episode 14 | How do you win an argument? [Audio]

5/1/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Owen Griffiths, Dr Bryan Roberts, Dr Bart Cammaerts, Professor Martin Bauer, Dr Alexandru Marcoci | Welcome to LSE IQ, an award-winning monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists – and other experts – to answer an intelligent question about economics, politics or society. LSE IQ is one year old - and to mark its anniversary we’re looking at the theme of arguments – how to make them, evaluate them and...

Duration:00:37:53

LSE IQ Episode 13 | Are we seeing a new gender equality revolution? [Audio]

4/3/2018
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Contributor(s): Professor Jennifer Brown, Winnie Li, Professor Beverley Skeggs | Welcome to LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer an intelligent question about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Joanna Bale asks 'are we seeing a new gender equality revolution?'. She talks to LSE's Jennifer Brown, Winnie Li and Beverley Skeggs. For further information about the...

Duration:00:38:09

LSE IQ Episode 12 | Why is democracy declining? [Audio]

3/6/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Jonathan Hopkin, Dr Brian Klass, Professor Tomila Lankina | Welcome to LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. Earlier this year, the independent watchdog organisation Freedom House published a report cautioning that, in 2017, democracy had faced its most serious...

Duration:00:40:40

LSE IQ Episode 11 | What's the future of the welfare state? [Audio]

2/6/2018
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Contributor(s): Professor John Hills, Professor Lucinda Platt, Dr Malcolm Torry | Welcome to LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer an intelligent question about economics, politics or society. The welfare state is constantly under debate, whether it is the underfunding of the NHS or the amount we spend on benefits. With over 50% of the country's budget spent on the welfare...

Duration:00:32:36

LSE IQ Episode 10 | What makes a great leader? [Audio]

1/9/2018
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Contributor(s): Dr Connson Locke, Professor Elizabeth Samet, Professor Ben Voyer | Welcome to LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer an intelligent question about economics, politics or society. If you do a quick Amazon search on ‘leadership books’ you’ll get nearly 200,000 results. These books promise to reveal the leadership secrets of luminaries such as Steve Jobs, notable...

Duration:00:37:07

LSE IQ Episode 9 | Why is social mobility declining? [Audio]

12/5/2017
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Contributor(s): Professor Mike Savage, Dr Abigail McKnight, Dr Sam Friedman | Welcome to LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where we ask leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer an intelligent question about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Joanna Bale investigates why social mobility is declining. She talks to LSE’s Professor Mike Savage, Dr Abigail McKnight and Dr Sam Friedman. For further information about...

Duration:00:37:12

LSE IQ Episode 8 | Is our prison system broken? [Audio]

11/6/2017
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Contributor(s): Dr Simon Bastow, Professor Nicola Lacey, Dr Sharon Shalev | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. It is with alarming regularity that reports of prison violence, overcrowding and concerns over the impact of funding cuts are hitting the headlines. With 46%...

Duration:00:33:53

LSE IQ Episode 7 | Could social entrepreneurship be the answer to world poverty? [Audio]

10/3/2017
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Contributor(s): Stephan Chambers, Dr Christian Busch, Dr Juli Huang, Dr Jason Hickel | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. Over the last couple of decades Western aid agencies, the World Bank, NGOs and business schools have all enthusiastically embraced the concept of...

Duration:00:37:05

LSEIQ Episode 6 | What’s the secret to happiness? [Audio]

9/5/2017
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Contributor(s): Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Lord Richard Layard, Liz Zeidler | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Joanna Bale investigates human happiness: why it eludes so many of us and what we can do about it. She talks to LSE’s Paul Dolan and...

Duration:00:26:23

LSEIQ Episode 5 | Why haven’t we won the War on Drugs? [Audio]

8/1/2017
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Contributor(s): Dr John Collins, Dr Michael Shiner, Danny Kushlick | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. For nearly 50 years, governments around the world, led by the US, have been fighting a war on drugs. The aim? To reduce the production, supply and use of certain...

Duration:00:26:41

LSEIQ Episode 4 | What can Brexit tell us about the white working class? [Audio]

7/4/2017
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Contributor(s): Dr Justin Gest, Dr Lisa McKenzie, Dr Dennis Novy | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. A year on from the EU Referendum, academics, the media, politicians and policy makers have sought to understand why the UK public voted for Brexit. One demographic in...

Duration:00:30:24

LSEIQ Episode 3 | Is social media good for society? [Audio]

6/6/2017
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Contributor(s): Professor Nick Couldry, Dr Ellen Helsper, Professor Sonia Livingstone, Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Jo Bale investigates social media amid growing concerns that tech companies are putting profit...

Duration:00:28:14

LSEIQ Episode 2 | What's the future of work? [Audio]

5/2/2017
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Contributor(s): Professor Leslie Willcocks, Dr Guy Michaels, Professor David Graeber, Dr Aleks Krotoski | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the leading social scientists - and other experts - to answer intelligent questions about economics, politics or society. In this episode Sue Windebank asks whether predictions about robots automating us out of our jobs are true and how technology...

Duration:00:26:33

LSEIQ Episode 1 | Why is CEO pay so high? [Audio]

4/4/2017
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Contributor(s): Deborah Hargreaves, Dr Dirk Jenter, Professor Sandy Pepper, Max Steuer, Sir Vince Cable | Welcome to LSE IQ, a new monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science. This is the podcast where we ask some of the smartest social scientists - and other experts - to answer pressing questions about economics, politics or society. In this episode, Jo Bale investigates how big company bosses continue to command ever increasing salaries despite shareholder...

Duration:00:26:16