1823 Podcast

1823 Podcast

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1823 Podcast is a place where you can hear interesting conversations about a wide range of issues, debated by some of the fascinating people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University. A host of voices from the LJMU community – academics, professional staff, students and alumni – discuss everything from mental health to the cultural legacy of The Beatles.


Mind games
Apr 12 • 35 min
With just a few tense weeks remaining in the Premier League title race, in this episode we’re talking mind games and the importance of psychology in sport. Our guests in this episode are: Dr Rob Morris, Senior Lecturer in Sport Social Science at LJMU…
Wellbeing Week
Mar 11 • 41 min
As it’s Wellbeing Week at LJMU, we’re talking about striving for positive mental and physical health wherever we live, work or study. We’ll hear in this episode about different approaches to staying healthy and happy. Our guests in this episode are:…
A new deal for nature
Feb 14 • 36 min
“If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” Sir David Attenborough. In this episode, we discuss the need for a new deal for nature. We explore how we are tackling…
Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?
Dec 20, 2018 • 35 min
The photograph of ‘Earthrise’, taken from Apollo 8, is one of the most iconic images of the last century. It has been credited with changing our perception of our own planet and our attitude towards the environment. Exactly 50 years since it was taken, we…
Meditation, Manson and Martin Luther; the ‘White Album’ at 50
Dec 6, 2018 • 37 min
As The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ turns 50 years old, we discuss its musical and cultural significance, explore the origins and Liverpool links of one its most enduring songs and find out more about the Beatles’ interest in meditation. Our guests on this…
The forgotten people of the war
Nov 14, 2018 • 33 min
Do we do enough as a nation to remember everybody affected by the First World War? At the weekend, we commemorated the fallen on Armistice Day – exactly 100 years since the end of WW1. Our guests on this episode argue that more should be done to remember…
The lonely generation
Nov 14, 2018 • 31 min
A number of recent studies show that loneliness is increasingly felt most strongly by young people, particularly 16-24 year olds. In this episode, we talk about the feelings associated with loneliness and how we can overcome them. We ask how young people…