I have written before about how useful I find podcasts for teaching and for broadening your geographical mind, and more recently I have discovered a new website which hosts podcasts from PhD and early career researchers: Viva Voce Podcasts.
This website acts as a platform for researchers in the social sciences to present podcasts up to 4 minutes long about their research project. Updated frequently this is an excellent portal to find out about research projects recently completed or being carried out now.
Some podcasts currently on the website include:
- Perceptions of disaster risk and people’s responses: The importance of the concept of the home Gemma Sou (founder of Viva Voce Podcasts).
- Micro-Enterprises and Inclusive Innovation: A Study of the Kenyan Mobile Phone Sector – Christopher Foster.
- Disaster Risk Management, Integrated Water Resources Management and Autonomous Strategies in Low-Income Urban Areas: Effectiveness of Linkages in Douala, Cameroon – Jessica Roccard.
There’s even a podcast by yours truly about the temporary staffing industry in Europe.
The website covers a range of subjects within the social sciences: anthropology, economics, education, geography, history, international development, linguistics, philosophy, politics, sociology, and urban planning.
- For secondary school students it’s a useful resource to find out about a whole host of areas of different research across the social sciences.
- For undergraduate and postgraduate researchers it’s useful to find out about different ways of doing research – topics, methods, approaches and theories.
- For researchers and anyone with an interest in what’s happening in the world its useful to find out about a plethora of different up to date research projects, and new researchers too.
So to find out more about up-to-date research, check out VivaVocePodcasts.