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Sociology Podcasts

If you are a TASA member, and you would like your Podcast/s listed on this web page, please email the details (referenced and a link, where possible) to TASA Admin.The content needs to be about some aspect of Australian sociology (broadly defined). In 2015, the TASA SoundCloud was established and several podcasts be accessed on it here.

See also Social Science Bites podcast: a series of interviews with leading Social Scientists & Sage Sociology Podcasts.

For published works since March 2019 see our 
Members' Newsletter and Emailing web pages.

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- Peter Walters (28 February, 2019) Creating community in the suburbs. ABC Radio National, Life Matters.

 - Nicholas Hookway ( 8 February, 2019) Why are we decluttering like never before? ABC Radio, Hobart.

 - Joshua Roose (March 20, 2019) What does the Christchurch shooting demand of us? ABC The Minefield. (from the 14:57 minute mark)

 - Dina Bowman (20 February, 2019) Economic Security – 45+ is when age discrimination starts to creep in to the workforce. ABC Radio (from 1:35.35 mark)

  - Greg Martson (18 February, 2019) Income Management in Context: An Introduction to Conditional Welfare. Income Management Study.

  - Keith Jacobs (February 2019) Housing and Financialisation (from 1:31 min) International Journal of Housing Policy.

  - Shanthi Robertson (January 27, 2019) How are young Australians affected by gap years? 2ser 107.3

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- Zoei Sutton and Nick Pendergrast (26 November, 2018) Pets and Animal Liberation. Freedom of Species, 3CR 855AM 

  - Nicholas Hookway (23 November, 2018) The impact of loneliness on men. ABC Hobart.

  - Nicholas Hookway (13 December, 2018) Australian men are prone to loneliness. Presented as part of Social Sciences Week. ABC Radio, Big Ideas.

  - Nicholas Hookway (26 October, 2018) Celebrity and royalty: is it one and the same? ABC Radio, Hobart.

  - Sue Malta et al. (9 November, 2018) Sex and the senior — what does intimacy look like as you grow older? ABC Radio National, Life Matters

  - Nicholas Hookway (12 October, 2018) The ‘what do you do’ conversation. On Your Afternoon with Lucie Cutting, ABC Hobart.

  - Steve Roberts (September 4, 2018). Up Ya Class: a look at class in Australia with comedians Nelly Thomas and Dave O’Neil plus Shane Laing a genuine working class man.

  - Crystal Abidin (2018). SocietyNow: Why study ‘frivolous’ topics like internet celebrity and selfie culture?

  - Steve Roberts (17 September, 2018). Young Working-Class Men in Transition. New Books – Sociology.

  - Nicholas Hookway (13 September, 2018). Talkback: distracted parenting in the age of the smart phone. ABC Life Matters.

  - Dan Woodman (August 8, 2018). What are the chances of young people getting work? ABC Overnights

  - Na’ama Carlin (August 8, 2018). “Na’ama Carlin on dissonant universities” Chattersquare

  - Nicholas Hookway (August 17, 2018). Young adults staying at home longer than before. ABC Hobart

  - Lesley Pruitt & Helen Berents. (May 25, 2018). Peace and gender: Behind the refugee stereotypes. MOJO NEWS.

  - Kay Cook, ‘Government urged to review welfare cuts as child poverty increases in Australia‘. ABC Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘The good, the bad and the history of Australia’s obsession with sport‘. ABC Hobart

  - John Scott, ‘Male Escorting- A Sociological Study‘.

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘The rise of the barbershop, masculinity and hipster culture‘, ABC Hobart with Helen Sheilds (from 6:30 minutes)

  - Crystal Abidin, ‘Influencers, youth cultures online, the place of platforms and traditional media‘. The Human Show. WorldPodcasts

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘How neighbouring changes when communities do.’ ABC Hobart with Lucille Cutting

  - Mark Western, ‘Class Act part one: Where we sit?‘ ABC Radio National, Big Ideas

  - Val Colic-Peisker & Dan Woodman, ‘Class Act part two: How we got here?‘ ABC Radio National, Big Ideas

  - Jenny Chesters, Mark Western & Dan Woodman, ’Class Act part three: The dark hear.’ ABC Radio National, Big Ideas

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘Is Australia a nation of chocoholics?‘ ABC Radio Hobart, On Your Afternoon with Lucie Cutting

  - Katherine Carroll, ‘Lactation after loss‘. ABC Radio, Canberra

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘Logging out: the Cambridge Analytica ripple effect‘. ABC Radio, Hobart

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘Making your donation dollar go further‘. ABC Radio National, Life Matters

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘The changing face of charities and why some will struggle to survive‘. ABC Radio, Perth

  - Kim Toffoletti appeared on ABC radio/podcast The Ticket on Sunday 25 February, talking about findings from her research with Holly Thorpe on sportswomen and branded identity construction on social media (from 33mins onwards).

  - Dan Woodman, ‘Adolescence Today – It Goes On and On .. ‘ ABC Radio, Overnights

  - Karen Block, ‘NW Community Radio’s MAD (Making a Difference) Village program features Dr Karen Block talking about sport and social inclusion and her sports participation project, Count Me In‘

  - Nicholas Hookway, ‘Is it okay to ask wedding guests to pay?‘ ABC Radio, Hobart

  - Gavin Smith, ‘Expert: Surveillance: why and how we are being watched‘

  - Nick Pendergrast was interviewed by Melanie Tait on ABC Radio (23:20) and his article ‘The perils of pet ownership: your dog isn’t a ‘fur baby’, it’s your property‘. The podcast is available for the next 5 days.

  - David Rowe: Radio interview with ABC RN about sport and diplomacy, specifically the possible participation of North Korea in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

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- Dan Woodman: The sociology of social change. ABC Radio, Evenings with Peter Goers (from the 29 minute mark). Dan managed to name drop TASA as well as last week’s conference & couple of members.

 - Nicholas Hookway: Hugging…should kids have to do it? ABC Radio, Mornings with Leon Comptom

 - Lesley Pruitt: Making music in divided cities, 3CR Community Radio

 - Nicholas Hookway: University researchers seize upon Masters Games opportunity, ABC Northern Tasmania

 - Raewyn Connell & Bronwyn Winter: The Politics of Gender: Can We Resolve the Tension between Identity, Biology and Power? ABC Radio National with Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens

 - Justin Smith & Nicholas Hookway: Plane Game

 - Nicholas Hookway: RAW Masculinity, ABC TAS StateWide Mornings with Leon Compton

 - Nicholas Hookway: Talking kindness for World Kindness Day, ABC News

 - Randa Abdel-Fattah: Who gets to tell the story? ABC Radio National

 - Nicholas Hookway: Giving it Away: the economics of charities, ABC Radio National

 - Adam Possamai: Hyper-Real Religion, Digital Capitalism, and the Pygmalion Effect

 - Adam Possamai: Its Just not cricket

 - Nicholas Hookway: Are you committed to kindness? ABC Radio Hobart

 - Justin Smith & Nicholas Hookway: Toilet run

 - Crystal Abidin: How social media videos turn children into viral sensations

 - Deborah Lupton: Digital Sociology Podcast Episode 6: Deborah Lupton, self-tracking, risk, big data and health

 - Nicholas Hookway: How kind are we?

 - Ashley Barnwell et al: Memory, Socbites

 - Peter Robinson: The Wire, Adelaide: ‘Evolution of gay words‘, 1 March 2017:

 - Peter Robinson: 2SER, Sydney: ‘The importance of language‘, 3 March 2017:

 - Meredith Nash: Shapes of motherhood: female body image before and after pregnancy, ABC RN Life Matters

 - Eavesdrop is a podcast by TASA member Nicholas Hookway and his friend Justin. The pair take turns telling stories of the everyday. From dealing with potty mouth toddlers, to the dramas of amateur sporting heroics and contemporary funeral fashions, they combine social commentary with a healthy dose of piss taking to shed light on life’s big questions and the small annoying ones.

 - Marcus Maloney: Fame in the Internet Age- the case of PewDiePie, 2SER – Real Radio 107.3 FM

 - Xiaoying Qi discusses her paper Social Movements in China: Augmenting Mainstream Theory with Guanxi. Click here to listen to the podcast.

 - Meredith Nash: Digital Discussion Series: Homeward Bound Expedition interview with Meredith Nash, United Nations Academic Impact

 - Tom Barnes: Toyota to end car manufacturing in Australia by October, ABC Radio

 - Dan Woodman: What Makes For a Successful, Liveable City?

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 - Adele Pavlidis and David Rowe – Sport and democracy, Radio National Drive

 - Nick Osbaldiston – Work is life for academics: survey, Campus Review

 - Steve Threadgold – Talking with Paul Bevan on Local ABC radio in Newcastle about my research on DIY Careers, ABC Local Radio

 - Dallas Rogers – Speaking with: Lucy Turnbull on the Greater Sydney Commission, The Conversation

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 - Katie Hughes – Support for Marriage Equality, ABC Far North

 - Larissa Bamberry – Jobless Households in Regional Australia, ABC Far North

 - Luke Gahan – Australian Marriage Equality Interview

 - Kathryn Henne – Multi-Sited Fieldwork, The Society Pages

 - Louise Pascale & Riaz Hassan – Muslim representation in the media, Radio Adelaide

 - Sarah Mclean – Ice users : No hope and no help, Radio National: Counter Point

 - Christina Ho – Is school choice reducing cultural diversity? ABC, Life Matters

 - Dallas Rogers – Speaking with: Hayley Saul and Emma Waterton on the Nepal earthquake and the everyday Nepalese hero

 - Mark Bahnisch, Eva Cox & David Hetherington – Is social democracy actually in crisis?

 - Dallas Rogers – Speaking with: Hazel Easthope on designing for high density living, The Conversation

 - Elizabeth Humphrys – Gramsci’s “Integral State”: Securing Neoliberalism in Australia

 - Mark Bahnisch – Queensland politics setting the national trend, Radio National – Drive

 - Mark Bahnisch – Outsiders, Radio National – Sunday Extra

 - Joshua Roose – The ISIS Crisis, 612 ABC Drive

 - John Scott & Victor Minichiello – Male Sex Work and Society, Joy 94.9

 - Literary Festival 2015: Digital Personhood and Identity, London School of Economics and Political Science

 - Gerard Delanty was awarded the JoS Best Paper Award in 2014 for his article The prospects of cosmopolitanism and the possibility of global justice.

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- Highlights from Welcome to the 21st century: risk, fear and terror: Professor Anthony Elliot in Conversation with Dr Frank Furedi from Day 1 of the 2014 CHASS Forum were broadcast on ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas on 29 October. To listen to the audio, please click here.

 - Kathryn Henn – Office Hours: Kathryn Henn on Sport, Sex Testing and Fair Play. Society Pages.

 - Deborah Lupton – An interview in which I talk about using social media to promote academic research. This Sociological Life.


Kate Huppatz (L) and Steve Matthewman (R) congratulating Michelle Peterie on being the 2018 JoS Best Paper Award winner for Docility and Desert: government discourses of compassion in Australia’s asylum seeker debate