4.3 Ethics and Animal Research with Dr John Hadley

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Can we kill animals for food? How about art? Should we use animals for scientific research which might lead to therapies? John Hadley is a philosopher of ethics and in this episode, he talks to us not only about the ethics of using animals but also the nature of philosophy and philosophical thinking.

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#37 Understanding the History of Sexuality, Health, and Disease with Dr Alison Moore

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Dr Alison Moore is a historian studying the history of sexuality, health, and disease. In this episode she talks to us about her journey into history and medical science, how marrying both has given her a better perspective of history. She also talked us about menopause and how the symptoms may be socially constructed, how sexuality and sexual perversion was linked to the evolution of civilizations, and more. 

#35 Insider perspectives and fake news with Dr Tanya Notley

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Five satanic rituals that Trump used to become president! Number 4 will shock you!!!! This week we chat to Dr Tanya Notley about the rise of fake news and her fascinating research journey from media and communications to ethnographer. We find out what ethnography is and understand the limitations of outsider perspectives.

#9 Meditating on Religion with Dr Alex Norman

Alex's lecturer begins the semester with a story of how he witnessed an initiation ceremony that involved penile sub-incision. As painful as this experience was for these kids, their faces were lit up with joy and happiness. But why? The answer...? Their religion. A person's belief can change a painful experience to a pleasurable one. This intrigued Alex and fueled his fascination with Religious Studies.

#6 Deciphering Language Learning with Dr Karen Mulak

As an 8 year old, there was one deeply Psycholinguistic question that fascinated Karen. That is, when people talk, do they move their mouth because other people do it? Or do they do it because it's essential to speaking? Listen to this episode to hear how she turned this spark of curiosity into a roaring flame.  Dr Karen Mulak conducts Psycholinguistics research in the baby lab at the MARCS institute.