Podcast production clients

We work with leading academic experts, early career researchers and students, research centres and projects. We help them to showcase and share the real-world impact of their work through podcasting.

Here are some of the podcasts we have produced with our clients:

National Centre for Research Methods


This podcast has been short-listed in the UK Podcast Awards. It features interviews with researchers about current innovative methodological thinking and research which has been funded by the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton. The most recent series focuses on qualitative longitudinal and mixed methods research and was recorded as part of the EU-funded YouthLife project.

The Skills & Education Group

Let’s Go Further

The Let’s Go Further Podcast is a collaboration between the Skills and Education Group and Research Podcasts. The podcast shines a spotlight on further and adult education and the role it plays in transforming lives. Every fortnight, presenter Joe Mcloughlin speak to individuals from the world of education and beyond, delving into their journeys, achievements, and why education matters to them. Guests include learners who have succeeded in the face of adversity, teachers who have inspired others, leading politicians, college leaders and academics who seek to champion and further the role of education and skills in the lives of young people and adults.

The Sociological Review

Thanks for Typing

The Thanks for Typing Podcast is part of Ros Edwards’ and Val Gillies’ research journey uncovering the hidden impact of social researchers’ wives. In this 6 episode podcast series, produced by Research Podcasts and supported by Sociological Review, Ros and Val explore how wives helped to shape classic works that set foundations for how modern sociology was thought of and carried out including investigations of communities, class and family life.  

Using archive materials and the diaries of Phyllis Willmott and Pat Marsden as a backdrop to their conversations, they discuss how the #ThanksForTyping reverberated around the world, reveal some of the major contributions that the wives of sociologists actually made and consider the significance of gendered domesticity and sexism in the production of academic knowledge then and now.

University of Nottingham

The Rights Track

This podcast aims to get the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. The podcast secured funding for SEVEN series and its presenter, Professor Todd Landman and producer, our Director, Chris Garrington have co-authored a book about what has been learned from the podcast conversations they had with more experts, practitioners and human rights advocates around the world in 67 episodes or a podcast which has had 40,000 downloads.

London School of Economics

Migration, Conflict & Crisis

If a conflict suddenly erupted in your country would you stay put or move away? What motivates people to up sticks and travel to a new country or stay behind and face the realities of war?

In this podcast, Professor Lucinda Platt from the London School of Economics and Political Science who, together with Dr Tymofii Brik of the Kyiv School of Economics, has been carrying out research on migration resulting from the Ukraine conflict, investigates these important questions.

In a series of conversations with migration experts around the globe, she shares some of their research findings on who stays, who leaves and who returns. And she asks how migrants from the Ukraine and other conflict-affected areas have been received, explores some of the challenges they face, and considers the different policy responses.

LSE Gender Institute

This very special series of podcasts helps to share the work of the LSE Gender, Power and Inequality Commission, which draws on LSE research and external experts to provide theoretical and empirical knowledge to inform public and policy debates in the UK concerned with understanding and addressing the complex and multidimensional character of inequality and power imbalances between women and men.

University College London


The ELSA Podcast explores how information collected in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing is used in research, practice and policy to help us to better understand what happens to us as we age and how we can live longer, happier, healthier lives. The Podcast is produced by the team behind ELSA which collects information from people aged 50+ on people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing, finances and attitudes around ageing. Early episodes explain the background to the study,  how it works and how it can be used. Later interviews focus on how findings from the study are being used by Governments, charities and others to help older people thrive. Series 2 is currently in production.

Linking our Lives: England and Wales since 1971

This podcast showcases research that uses a study of a million people to look at some of the major social issues of the last 50 years.  We talk with researchers working with data from the ONS Longitudinal Study, which is based on the Census and officially the largest nationally representative longitudinal dataset in the UK. In conversations of 20-25 minutes, we discover how researchers are making use of data collected from people in England and Wales every 10 years since 1971, what they have found and what it means for policy, practice and society.  Produced by the ESRC funded Centre for Longitudinal Study Information & User Support (CeLSIUS) project team at UCL and presented by Research Podcast’s Chris Garrington, the podcast shows the impact of the ONS Longitudinal Study and provides insights into how others might tap into this fantastic resource.

The Lifecourse Podcast

This podcast series covers the latest research findings from the team at the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies at UCL. From the health and development of young children to the relationship between work and our lives and the impacts of aging. Important, timely research of interest to all.

If you would like to record a one-off interview or introduce a podcast series to support any aspect of your communications and research dissemination activities, please get in touch using our online contact form.

Social Responsibility Alliance

The Business of Risk

The Social Responsibility Alliance has worked with Research Podcasts to create a first series of The Business of Risk, a podcast which provides companies with the free tools they need to build socially responsible global supply chains. In Series 1, funded thanks to Marshalls plc, the podcast which has a different host for each episode, explores the complex challenges that businesses face in identifying risks such as modern slavery and human trafficking.

Trinity College Dublin and St Andrews University

Generation Pandemic

Generation Pandemic is a podcast focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of children and families in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The series brings together leading experts to discuss the education, mental health and economic wellbeing of children and young people both during the pandemic and into the initial stages of recovery. It is produced by Research Podcasts on behalf of the Interdisciplinary Child Well-being Network, which exists to bring together academics and practitioners from the UK and Ireland to study the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our youngest citizens.

University of Türku

DIAL (Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse)

The increasing gap between rich and poor, exacerbated by the recent financial and economic crises, is a key concern for us all. DIAL helps us better understand the causes and consequences of those inequalities, providing new evidence and insights into the complex ways in which they play out over the lifecourse. In a series of accessible audio interviews focusing on research emerging from the NORFACE funded Dynamics of Inequality Across the Lifecourse (DIAL) programme, the DIAL Podcast talks to researchers across Europe who are getting to grips with inequality and trying to create a fairer and more equal society for all.

University of Southampton

The Ethics Round

The Ethics Round is podcast produced and presented by Research Podcasts for the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Data and Society Theme at the University of Southampton. The podcast’s ambition is to pull back the curtain on the challenges of conducting ethical research in modern healthcare settings.

University of Essex

Understanding Society (Insights)

This podcast interviews researchers and representatives from charities and think-tanks who are making use of the data being produced from this longitudinal household survey in their policy-relevant research and activities. It also shares information about the rich and valuable data  available to academics, policy analysts and business.

Institute for Social and Economic Research

This award-winning podcast showcases research produced by the internationally-renowned team of academics at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex.

Researchers discuss the background to their work, before outlining their key findings and their relevance for policy makers and wider society.

Millennium Cohort Study

This podcast series interviews the authors of a special report outlining findings from the the Millennium Cohort Study, which has been tracking the lives of nearly 20,000 children born in the UK at the turn of the century.  Researchers tell us what they have found as the children turn 11 and what parents, policymakers and practitioners should know.

University of Sussex

The Enterprising Researcher

The Enterprising Researcher explores how social scientists are using the value of their research to build great careers, work with business for the exchange of ideas and knowledge, and make a real difference to the economy and society. Aimed at all researchers interested in practical tips and ideas on how they can take their first steps towards engaging with business, the podcast hears from researchers, consultants, businesses and students about their personal experiences and journeys involving university and business life.  Presented by Research Podcasts’ Chris Garrington and produced with support from the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account at the University of Sussex through the Business Boost project, Series One explores the changing face of academia, how businesses can benefit from social science expertise, the opportunities, rewards and challenges that face researchers who engage with business and the help that’s available. Every episode is packed with useful ideas and pointers on how to become an Enterprising Researcher!

University of Coventry

Remember Your Body

Remember Your Body is a podcast that helps researchers to understand the body as a source of knowledge and how it can help them in their research.  Series One of the podcast is presented by Eline Kieft, a medical anthropologist, who combines her passion for anthropology and its qualitative research methodologies, with her experience as a dancer and movement facilitator. In a series of accessible interviews to support researchers to be both productive and healthy, Eline talks to academics who pioneer the body as a research tool in anthropology. The podcast is produced as part of the NCRM-funded research project, Research with a twist: A somatics toolkit for ethnographers.

Boston College

Waiting for Cancer to Come

When Professor Sharlene Hesse-Biber from Boston College wanted to promote her new book Waiting for Cancer to Come, Research Podcasts worked with her to create a fantastic podcast which enabled her to discuss her research project on the BRCA gene mutation and her own personal story and views around genetic testing and breast cancer.

Professor Todd Landman

Human Rights

We worked with Professor Todd Landman, a leading human rights expert at the University of Essex to produce a pilot podcast focusing on his recently published research. This led to the development of The Rights Track which produced 7 series and nearly 70 episodes over 7 years.