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20 Best British Academy Podcasts of 2021

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We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best British Academy Podcasts 2021

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The Podcast Accelerator

  • Publisher: Mark Asquith
  • Total Episodes: 291

Welcome to The Podcast Accelerator, the show that helps busy podcasters to grow their audience in specific, actionable ways. I’m your host Mark Asquith, that British Podcast Guy and CEO and co-founder of (Rebel Base Media), the podcast tech company that creates (, (Podcast Success Academy, Podcast Websites), (Poductivity) & (Rebel Base Studios). This short-form show typically runs for between 7 and 15 minutes and releases every Monday and Friday. Usually a solo show, every now and then, I’ll feature expert podcast industry guests and release bonus episodes as the podcast industry continues to grow and develop. I can’t wait for you to join me on the Podcast Accelerator, remember to tell your podcasting friends that the show is available to listen to for free in any app that supports podcasts plus YouTube, now go dive into the episodes and never forget the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel! This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn – Podtrac – Chartable –

The Curly Hair Q&A Show

  • Publisher: Kenneth Nickels
  • Total Episodes: 112

This is your chance to ask a world-class Curl Professional your questions, and get them answered daily! Melanie Nickels is the founder of the Raw Hair Organic Salon in Naples, Florida, one of the top Curly & Natural hair salons in the country. She is the founder of the Raw Curls Academy, and co-founder of the Raw Curls brand of organic & natural products for curly hair. She is an American Board Certified Master Haircolorist (specializing in curly hair), and a former educator for the organization, as well as a former judge / exam evaluator (one of only 19 certified Professional Hair Colorist Exam Evaluators world-wide). To submit your questions, simply comment them below, and they will go in the queue! We do a Live Q&A in our Curly Girl Support Group on Facebook, simulcast here on Youtube, every Monday night at 7:30pm EST. If you are a Curly Girl and would like to join the group, follow the link below! Melanie was personally trained and mentored by a U.S.National Hairdressing Champion and British National Hairdressing Champion, who worked side-by-side with Vidal Sassoon, as well as graduating top of her class at the #1 Aveda Institute in the United States. Melanie also served as a stylist on the long-running hit Broadway musical “42nd Street”, and was a SAG union member. She has extensive Curl-Specific training and certifications with the top disciplines in the world: The Deva Academy, Ouidad, Curlisto, and more. She is undoubtedly the most Comprehensively-trained Curl Specialist in the world today. Melanie holds two college degrees as well: Accounting and Business Management.

Great Thinkers

  • Publisher: The British Academy
  • Total Episodes: 10

For over 100 years, the Fellowship of the British Academy has brought together the country’s greatest thinkers from across the humanities and social sciences. In this new podcast, current Fellows of the British Academy shine a light on the Fellows of previous generations whose work still shapes how we see the world today. Listen to leading historians, economists, psychologists and political scientists introducing you to the academics that inspired them, revealing their remarkable lives and the enduring influence of their ideas.

Overmorrow’s Library

  • Publisher: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève
  • Total Episodes: 18

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève presents Overmorrow’s Library, a podcast series by Federico Campagna, available on the 5th floor (digital extension): The library for ‘the day after tomorrow’ is dedicated to books and authors whose work explores the limits of the ‘world’ as the frame of sense through which our consciousness experiences the chaos of reality. Each new episode presents a book that engages with the challenge of world-making, with the end-time of a world, or with the eternal unworldly. Spanning mysticism, politics, mythology, philosophy, video-game design and more, the shelves of Overmorrow’s Library are a space for experimenting with the apocalypse, and with the ignition of new cosmogonies. Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher and writer living in London. His latest books are ‘Prophetic Culture: Recreation for Adolescents’ (Bloomsbury, 2021), ‘Technic and Magic: The Reconstruction of Reality’ (Bloomsbury, 2018), and ‘The Last Night: Anti-work, Atheism, Adventure’ (Zero Books, 2013). He is a lecturer and tutor at KABK, The Hague, and has presented his work in institutions including the Warburg Institute, the Royal Academy, the 57th and 58th Venice Biennale, Documenta 13, Winzavod Center, Jameel Art Centre, Tate Modern and the Serpentine Gallery. He is the director of rights at the radical publisher Verso Books. Image credit: The Gilgamesh Tablet (Library of Ashurbanipal), 7th c. BCE. The British Museum, London. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Centre for Catholic Studies Podcast

  • Publisher: Centre for Catholic Studies
  • Total Episodes: 87

The Durham Centre for Catholic Studies is the first of its kind in British higher education. It represents a creative partnership between academy and church: a centre within the pluralist, public academy for critically constructive Catholic studies of the highest academic standing. The aims of the Centre for Catholic Studies are: -To provide a distinctive forum for the creative analysis of key issues in Catholic thought, culture, and practice. -To engage, inform and shape public and ecclesial life from a leading knowledge and research base. -To engage the breadth and depth of Catholic tradition in conversation both with the full range of disciplines and perspectives in a leading university and with the range of other faith traditions. -To develop and pursue major collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects and to attract associated grant awards and philanthropic support. -To model a vibrant and inclusive community of scholars of Catholicism and practitioners of Catholic theology. -To form outstanding theologians who will shape the future from the richness of Catholic tradition in the church, academy, and public life. -To foster and develop excellent working relationships with relevant regional, national and international public and ecclesial bodies.

BAJ Podcast

  • Publisher: britishacademyofjewellery
  • Total Episodes: 25

Discussion, analysis and comment from the British Academy of Jewellery on the latest industry issues.

Out of the Shadows Project Podcast

  • Publisher: Luca Trenta
  • Total Episodes: 6

The podcast interviews experts and authors in the field of intelligence studies, (Cold War) history, and international politics. From US spymasters to James Bond, we explore the secret world of intelligence and covert action, trying to make it accessible and to bring it to light. Started as British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2017 Project, now just for the fun.

Slavic Studies Goes Public

  • Publisher: Slavic Studies Goes Public
  • Total Episodes: 3

A diverse group of heritage practitioners, artists, and researchers discuss the ideologies, ideals, and ambitions that inform work with public audiences, as well as their current projects across Russia, Ukraine, and the UK. The podcast emerged from the British Academy-funded 2020 workshop “Slavic Studies Goes Public: Creating an ECR Network in the Public Humanities” at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Each episode uses a different working language (English, Russian, Ukrainian). Produced by Victoria Donovan, Darya Tsymbalyuk, and Clemens Poole. Music by Anton Lapov.

History of Psychiatry Podcast Series

  • Publisher: Professor Rab Houston
  • Total Episodes: 119

Rab Houston was born in Hamilton, Scotland, lived in India and Ghana and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and St Andrews University before spending six years at Cambridge University as a research student (Peterhouse) and research fellow (Clare College). He has worked at the University of St Andrews since 1983 and is Professor of Modern History, specialising in British social history. He is a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s national academy), and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is married to a senior university manager and lives in Edinburgh. In his spare time he likes any form of active meditation.

Astrology for a better life – Dr Theja

  • Publisher: Dr Theja
  • Total Episodes: 16

I will be 70 years old in April 2021.  In 1971 at the age of 20, I left Sri Lanka on a scholarship to pursue higher studies in Germany. In 1982, after my PhD, I became a lecturer at the faculty of Mineralogy at the University of Berlin. In 1991, my wife, two children and I migrated to Perth, Australia. From 1992-1995 I was time to time engaged by United Nations and Commonwealth Secretariat as an Advisor on precious minerals and worked in Ghana, West Africa.   Since 1976 I have been very intrigued by Vedic Astrology and spent a lot of time learning about this unique science. As a result of my interest, I started to offer Astrology readings, as a hobby, in 1991. Eventually, that hobby became a professional platform and for the past 30 years, I have provided over 10,000 readings to clients globally. I am happy to see that there are so many individuals who have heard about Indian Vedic Astrology and are willing to learn about and investigate their Vedic Horoscope. If this is a topic that interests you, please spend some time listening to my podcasts, browse my website, or watch the videos on my YouTube channel. All these platforms have information which will help you to understand the uniqueness of this science and how I offer my consultations. My intention in introducing this podcast and my YouTube Channel is to share what I have learnt through my Astrology consultations and to consequently inspire non-believers to understand the value of this predictive science. Vedic Astrology is able to help individuals to be more content and happy through identifying their personality strengths. I also enjoy sharing the life experiences that I have gained through my almost 50 years of extensive travels and I want to inspire individuals by sharing how I have overcome certain challenges in my life.   Dr.Theja (PhD. Germany) Consultant Astrologer/ Spiritual Advisor/ Gemologist Former UN and Commonwealth Secretariat Advisor on precious mineral products, Australian Academy of Vedic Astrology Life Member of the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS) Member of the Australian Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) Member of the International Institute of Predictive Astrology, (IIPA, USA) Member of the Planetary Gemologists Association Global (PG) Member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology (BAVA) Web: Tel: +61 8 9498 7819 Mob: +61 422 050 646 Email: [email protected]

Kings B2 English

  • Publisher: Kings Language Academy
  • Total Episodes: 26

Kings B2 English gives you what you need to pass your B2 exam. Learn advanced B2 English with our native British English coaches from Kings Language Academy in Valencia, Spain.

Scarlet Pimpernel (version 3 dramatic reading), The by ORCZY, Baroness

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 31

Baroness Emma (“Emmuska”) Orczy (September 23, 1865 – November 12, 1947) was a British novelist, playwright and artist of Hungarian origin. She was most notable for her series of novels featuring the Scarlet Pimpernel. Some of her paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast Narrators: Luisa Hall, Sheldon Slade tpincombe, Beth Thomas, Missie, Justin S Barrett, hpark, Belinda Brown, Snapdragon, Holly Bliss, Miriam Esther Goldman, Rissa Byrne, Eliza, J L Raimundo, E.Lee Citoyen Bibot, Mr Hempseed, Vicomte de Tournay, Captain Briggs, Lord Fancourt, Brogard, Sergeant: JimOCR Corporal: Miriam Esther Goldman Crowd: Algy Pug, Beth Thomas, TriciaG Old Hag in Cart: Timothy H. VanderWall Captain of Guard, Mr Jellyband: Bill Mosley Sally: Paige Jemima: Marissa Oakey Martha: LovesChesterton Jimmy Pitkin: Sami Koivisto Stranger: TriciaG Sally: Rissa Byrne Lord Antony: Jay Saunders Comtesse de Tournay: CM Slosson Sir Andrew, Groom: Algy Pug Suzanne: Missie Stranger, Spy: Roseanne Schmidt Lady Marguerite: Holly Bliss, Lisa Theriot, Missie, Miriam Esther Goldman, Laurie Anne Walden Beggar: Helen Jensen Sir Percy: om123, Curtis Jewell, D. A. Frank, Ken Theriot Armand: Paul-Gabriel Wiener Chauvelin: Ken Theriot, Alex Foster Lady Portarles: Megan Kunkel Lord Grenville, Majordomo, Desgas: ToddHW Louise: Alana Jordan Runner: J L Raimundo Benjamin Rosenbaum: D. A. Frank Soldier: Beth Thomas Editing by ToddHW

New Thinking: Advances in the Study of Human Cognitive Evolution

  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 22

An interdisciplinary conference focusing on new ideas and discoveries in research on the evolution of human cognition The conference focuses on genetic, developmental, and socio-cultural processes that have played a particularly significant role in the evolution of human cognition, and on uniquely human cognitive achievements in domains such as causal understanding, language, social learning, theory of mind and meta-cognition. The event was supported by All Souls College, The British Academy, Guarantors of Brain, and Magdalen College’s Calleva Centre, and took place on 23rd and 24th June 2011.

Sandy Powell in Conversation with Kinvara Balfour

  • Publisher: Apple Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 4

Legendary Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning British costume designer Sandy Powell discusses her career in a rare and exclusive interview with creative director and producer, Kinvara Balfour at the Apple Store Regent Street in London. Best known for her Oscar-winning designs for Shakespeare in Love, The Aviator and The Young Victoria, Powell has been Oscar-nominated a further 7 times and BAFTA-nominated a further 9 times. She has worked with directors as far ranging as Derek Jarman, Neil Jordan and Michael Caton-Jones on an astounding number of films including Velvet Goldmine, The Crying Game, Shutter Island, The Departed, Hugo and The Aviator, to name a few. Sandy is currently working on Kenneth Branagh’s much-anticipated new adaptation of Cinderella.

Modern and Contemporary French Literature: History, Criticism, Theory

  • Publisher: Antoine Compagnon
  • Total Episodes: 72

Antoine Compagnon, born on July 20, 1950 in Brussels, has been professor of “Modern and Contemporary French Literature: history, criticism, and theory” at the Collège de France since 2006. He has also been Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York since 1985, holding the “Blanche W. Knopf” chair since 1991. Formerly a student at the École Polytechnique (1970), and an engineer from the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school (1975), he was awarded a PhD in arts in 1985. His most important publications include: La Seconde Main ou le travail de la citation (Seuil, 1979), Nous, Michel de Montaigne (Seuil, 1980), La Troisième République des Lettres (Seuil, 1983), Proust entre deux siècles (Seuil, 1989), Les Cinq Paradoxes de la modernité (Seuil, 1990), L’Esprit de l’Europe, (collaboration) (Flammarion, 1993), Chat en poche : Montaigne et l’allégorie (Seuil, 1993), Connaissez‐vous Brunetière? (Seuil, 1997), Le Démon de la théorie (Seuil, 1998), Baudelaire devant l’innombrable (PUPS, 2003), Les Antimodernes, de (Gallimard, 2005), the Pierre‐Georges Castex Prize from the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (French Academy of Ethical and Political Sciences), Criticism prize of the Académie française (French Academy), La Littérature, pour quoi faire? (Collège de France/Fayard, 2007), Que reste‐t‐il de la culture française ?, (collaboration) (Denoël, 2008), Le Cas Bernard Faÿ. Du Collège de France à l’indignité nationale (Gallimard, 2009). He has also published editions of Proust, Du côté de chez Swann (Gallimard, “Folio”, 1988), Sodome et Gomorrhe (Gallimard, “Pléiade”, 1988, and “Folio”, 1989), Carnets, , (collaboration) (Gallimard, 2002); Albert Thibaudet, Réflexions sur la politique (Robert Laffont, “Bouquins”, 2007), Réflexions sur la littérature (Gallimard, “Quarto”, 2007); Charles Péguy, L’Argent (Éd. des Équateurs, 2008); Paul Bourget, Le Disciple (Le Livre de Poche, 2010). He was a Thiers Foundation resident (1975‐1978), assistant professor at the École polytechnique (1978‐1985), professor at the Institut français du Royaume-Uni (French Cultural Institute in the UK), London (1980‐1981), lecturer and then assistant professor at the University of Haute Normandie, Rouen (1981‐1985), visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (1986 and 1990), Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1988), professor at the University of Maine, Le Mans (1989‐1990), Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford (1994), professor at the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne (1994‐2006), and Eminent Scientist of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (2009). He has held the office of secretary general of the Association internationale des études françaises (International Association of French Studies) (1998‐2008), and has been a member of the Conseil national des universités (French National Council of Universities) (1999‐2003), of the Conseil supérieur de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (National Council of Higher Education and Research) (2002‐2007), of the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation (Higher Council for Education) (2003‐2007), as well as Chairman of the Association pour la qualité de la science française (Association for the Quality of French Science), Chairman of the Scientific Committee at the École normale supérieure (ENS) (2007‐2010) and Chairman of the Classic Literature and Literary Criticism committee at the Centre national du livre (National Book Center) (2008‐2010). He has been a member of the Haut Conseil de l’éducation (High Council for Education) since 2006, a member of the Haut Conseil de la science et de la technologie (High Council of Science and Technology) since 2006, and director of UPS 3285 “République des lettres” (The Republic of Literature) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS, or French National Center for Scientific Research) since 2009. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academia Europaea, corresponding member of the British Academy, and Doctor honoris causa of King’s College, London. He is also a Knight of the Legion of Honor and Commander of the Academic Awards.

New Thinking: Advances in the Study of Human Cognitive Evolution

  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 22

An interdisciplinary conference focusing on new ideas and discoveries in research on the evolution of human cognition The conference focuses on genetic, developmental, and socio-cultural processes that have played a particularly significant role in the evolution of human cognition, and on uniquely human cognitive achievements in domains such as causal understanding, language, social learning, theory of mind and meta-cognition. The event was supported by All Souls College, The British Academy, Guarantors of Brain, and Magdalen College’s Calleva Centre, and took place on 23rd and 24th June 2011.

Today’s Neuroscience, Tomorrow’s History: Uta Frith – Audio

  • Publisher: UCL
  • Total Episodes: 15

Supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to Dr Tilli Tansey and Professor Leslie Iversen, the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL presents a series of podcasts on the history of neuroscience featuring eminent people in the field: Professor Uta Frith was born on 25th May 1941 in Germany. She completed her undergraduate degree in experimental psychology at the Universitaet des Saarlandes before training in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She completed her PhD on autism in 1968. Professor Uta Frith is best known for her research on autism spectrum disorders. Her book, Autism, Explaining the Enigma (1989) has been translated into many languages. She was one of the initiators of the study of Asperger’s Syndrome in the UK and her work on reading development, spelling and dyslexia has been highly influential. Frith’s work on theory of mind in autism proposes the idea that people with autism have specific difficulties understanding other people’s beliefs and desires. Much of this work was carried out with Simon Baron-Cohen who was her PhD student. She has also suggested that individuals with autism have ‘weak central coherence’, and are better than typical individuals at processing details but worse at integrating information from many different sources. Throughout her career she has been developing a neuro-cognitive approach to developmental disorders. In particular, she has investigated specific cognitive processes and their failure in autism and dyslexia. Her aim is to discover the underlying cognitive causes of these disorders and to link them to behavioural symptoms as well as to brain systems. She aims to make this research relevant to the education of people with development disorders and to contribute to a better quality of their everyday life. Professor Frith is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences. She is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development at University College London and Research Foundation Professor at the Faculties of Humanities and Health Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

A Week Of Strength

  • Publisher: The Yellow Café featuring Richard Digance
  • Total Episodes: 8

A week of strength is a weekly 10 minute time out experience that blends mindfulness music with fascinating facts. Written and composed by BAFTA Nominated and British Academy composer Richard Digance exclusively for The Yellow Café See for privacy and opt-out information.

Memoirs Of A Folk Singer

  • Publisher: #MOAFSPodcast
  • Total Episodes: 5

Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also one of only three British folk singers mentioned in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his contribution to comedy songwriting. So where did it all begin? Richard talks with John Mosedale about his journey through the Contemporary British Folk Scene. Paul Simon, Billy Connolly, Joni Mitchell and David Bowie are just a few of the famous names he encountered. Where exactly has he been…? What exactly has he done? Join us to find out

Disquieted Life

  • Publisher: Emma Williams
  • Total Episodes: 3

Emma Williams talks to interesting people from the worlds of philosophy and the arts about mental health. Emma and her guests reflect on what different writers and thinkers would say on the topic of mental health, and gain new insights into the human condition. Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s idea: ‘you’re on earth, there’s no cure for that’, this podcast series is created as part of Emma’s research in philosophy and education at Warwick University. Funded by the British Academy and Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain.

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