The Louder Than Words Podcast

The Louder Than Words podcast is about ideas that improve lives. Professor Jules Pretty has created the Louder than Words podcast to encourage difficult discussions, to offer a platform to people making a difference and ...more

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April 27, 2022 00:32:49
Getting everyone active

Getting everyone active

As lifestyles change how do we stay active and stay healthy. What interventions can change behaviour, improve the environment and offer access to activities which can promote our wellbeing? Dr Ruth Lowry and Dr Paul Freeman from the School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences talk about supporting individuals and communities to live healthier more active lives from crafts and nature to drumming and gardening. ...

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April 21, 2022 00:57:10
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Being kinder, being human

Louder Than Words looks at how kindness can transform lives. We speak to Professor Gina Reinhardt from the Department of Government at the University of Essex, Dr Gillian Sandstrom from the School of Psychology at the University of Sussex, and journalist and broadcaster Anna Jones author of Divide. ...

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February 10, 2022 00:42:54
Storytelling for Black History

Storytelling for Black History

Hidden histories and lost voices are now being heard. The latest episode of Louder Than Words looks at Black History through lenses of plays and literature. Contributors to this episode are:  Dr Jak Peake, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Professor Jeremy Krikler, Department of History Dr Holly Maples, East 15 Acting School Further reading Read blog about on Theatre, Literature and Education by Dr Jak Peake Read blog on creating theatre about Black History by Professor Jeremy Krikler and Dr holly Maples ...

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February 03, 2022 00:40:05
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Immersion in Theatre

Theatre and drama can be entertainment, but they can also unstick difficult social problems by promoting empathy, encouraging us to see life from different perspectives and nurturing links between people. The latest Louder Than Words looks at how theatre can bring insights, bring people together and unlocks issues. Theatre writers and creators Professor Liz Kuti and Annecy Lax, from the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre talk to Professor Jules Pretty. They suggest that telling stories, expressing ideas through performance and watching performances in the theatre, online and on television is in many ways as natural as breathing and an essential part of being human. At the same time theatre and drama offers space to transform people. Annecy says: “The kind of theatre I work in can have a really transformational effect on people. I’ve been in the room where that has happened and been involved in projects where theatre has had a huge benefit on people’s lives.” ...

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January 27, 2022 00:36:48
My Body, Many Images

My Body, Many Images

What is the impact of our perception of our own body? How does it impact our wellbeing? How does our understanding of our body differ across cultures and change over time? Psychology researcher Dr Helge Gilmeister and art historian Dr Matt Lodder join Professor Jules Pretty. ...

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January 20, 2022 00:38:59
Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Voices

Louder than Words looks at the experience of indigenous people around the world from the reclaiming of cultural identities, activism and the struggle for rights to the challenges indigenous communities still face. Professor Jules Pretty speaks to Professor Colin Samson and Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna from the Department of Sociology plus Dr Julian Burger, Visiting Professor at the Human Rights Centre. He will also be joined by explorer and President of Survival International Robin Hanbury-Tenison. Professor Samson and Dr Gigoux Gramegna said: "Understanding the relationships between indigenous peoples and their lands has been at the heart of our research. Having worked, visited and lived with indigenous groups in subarctic North America, the Southern Cone of South America, the Asia-Pacific region, and southern Africa the common factor linking the peoples we know, whether they be farmers, hunters or pastoralists is a resilient attachment to the natural environments which they call home." ...

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