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  1. The Resolution Foundation Streaming

    Link
    https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Founded in 2005, The Resolution Foundation is an award-winning thinktank that conducts authoritative analytical research on living standards in the UK. The website offers free access to reports and statistical data, which could be used as educational resources by students and lecturers of socioeconomics. Specific subjects covered include: Incomes and Inequality; Jobs, Skills and Pay; Housing, Wealth and Debt; Tax and Welfare; Public Finances and the Economy; Intergenerational Commission. There are also Podcast and Video Channel sections which feature interviews and lectures by notable UK politicians and economists.

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  2. Why Poverty? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whypoverty/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Education, Food, Geography, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Web Links

    A collection of eight documentaries and 34 short films, all accessible for free via the Why Poverty website. The films address eight difficult questions: How do you change the world; How much inequality is too much; What does an education get you; Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor; How do you feed the world; Are women better at getting out of poverty than men; Do we know what poverty is; How much profit is fair. Why Poverty is an initiative of The Why Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that produces and distributes factual public media projects to promote independent information on key global issues. Other documentary series produced so far include: Why Democracy and Why Women.

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  3. UCL-Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Streaming

    Link
    https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/public-purpose/home
    Category
    Arts and Humanities
    Subject
    Economics, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Film/Video

    Founded and directed by Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics, the IIPP is a new UCL institute providing ‘some of the much needed fresh thinking about public policy driven by public purpose’. In partnership with the British Library they are delivering a series of lectures on how the public, private and third sectors need to work together to drive innovation and tackle the market challenges of the 21st century. The lectures are around 90 minutes long and can be accessed free of charge via the British Library’s event page or the IIPP’s YouTube Channel. Lectures delivered so far include, Unlocking Public Value from the Data Revolution, Architectural Agency in the Public Sector, The Public Purse: A Government Budget is Not a Family Budget – and Why This Matters,The Unruly Subject of Urban Neighbourhoods, The Public Value of Care and the Politics of Women’s Work.

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  4. Bertha Foundation Film Funds Streaming

    Link
    http://berthafoundation.org/storytellers/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Law, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Bertha Foundation is devoted to promoting social justice by supporting collaborations between activists, storytellers and lawyers. It offers four film funds: the Bertha Film Fund, which gives grants for the creation of social impact documentary content; the IDFA Bertha Fund, which supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries; the Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund, which is dedicated to supporting long feature documentaries of a journalistic nature, and The Guardian Berth Documentary Partnership which is currently commissioning a series of 12 short documentary films from independent filmmakers. The site also offers trailers of all the Bertha completed films via their Film Directory section.

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  5. The New School: Public Programs Express Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWhTJDazgMDkZYOw91OyRKf7Zsia1a9Qu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Economics, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Founded in 1919, the New School university in New York City is a leading academic centre for the development of artists and designers. Amongst its notable alumni there are world-renowned names in the fields of literature, visual arts and performing arts including James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Paul Dano, Ai Weiwei, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs. Via their you tube channel the New School offers the Public Programs Express, which is an ongoing series of interviews with prominent speakers such as Thomas Piketty, bell hooks, Naomi Klein, Ai Weiwei, Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis and Christina Greer. The interviews –so far some 61- are displayed as two-to-five minutes clips or highlights, but can be accessed in their entirety by clicking on the ‘show more’ and then the ‘bonus material’ links.

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  6. The Conversation Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Medicine, Nature, Politics and Government, Sports Science, Technology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An independent news website sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011 and in the UK in May 2013. It is a not for profit educational entity, funded by universities, that aims to rebuild trust in journalism by providing independent, high quality and authenticated information. The articles, written by academics and researchers with some help from professional journalists, are organised by subject areas like in any online version of a broadsheet newspaper: Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Education, Environment & Energy, Science & Technology, etc. Interestingly, each article displays a disclosure statement indicating the author’s funding and any potential conflict of interest. The Fact Check UK section includes the statement being checked (e.g. ‘Is freezing eggs really ‘extremely unsuccessful’?), the link to its original source, a Verdict and a Review by an academic who gives his/her opinion on whether and why the author of the statement is right or wrong.

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  7. Science in 1 Minute Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8yyYJSAXdwnvI6ar643_n5GEHeKjPC1n
    Subject
    Economics, General Science, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    YouTube channel featuring short animated videos in English on various scientific subjects. The channel is produced by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona.

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  8. Hidden Brain Streaming

    Link
    https://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/437264048/about-hidden-brain
    Category
    Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Psychology, Social Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    This podcast looks at everyday human behaviour and uses ideas from the social sciences - economics, psychology and sociology - to explain why people do what they do. The podcast is aimed at a popular audience and is presented by NPR’s science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, whose laudable aim is to help people understand how what they do on a daily basis is based on underlying patterns of human behaviour based on rigorous scientific research.

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  9. Skylines Podcast Streaming

    Link
    https://www.citymetric.com/content/skylines-podcast
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Politics and Government
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Skylines is the bi-weekly podcast of Citimetric - the New Statesman’s ‘urbanism’ magazine. Journalists Stephanie Boland and John Elledge discuss the politics and working of cities. The podcasts’ primary focus is on Britain but the team also covers European, Asian, American and Australasian cities.

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  10. Coventry University Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://coventryuniversity.podbean.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Computing, Design, Economics, Education, History, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Politics and Government, Sports Science
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    This collection of podcasts features freely available recordings of lectures and talks from Coventry University. The podcasts are arranged according to category, which cover the full range of academic subjects, are arranged according to faculty and subject area as well as broader topics relating to the university itself.

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