In The Zone

Interesting chats with Mike and Josh

The secret lives of vets

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a vet? In this episode, Mike and Josh are joined by Kate Milroy to discuss the secret lives of vets, and what it’s really like working with animals.

Animals, language, killing and death

Mike and Josh are joined by Dr Emma Franklin, a linguist whose research explores the language around death, and specifically, the killing of animals.

Isolation and the world after Covid-19

Mike and Josh are joined by Emma Franklin to talk about isolation and the changes to daily life brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. What will happen next? Mike, Josh and Emma share their thoughts on the world after Covid-19.

Terrorism and technology

Mike and Josh are joined by Rosie Mutton to discuss the role of technology in modern-day terrorism, and the technological arms race between the citizen and the state.

Women and terrorism

Mike and Josh are joined by Rosie Mutton to discuss the role of women in terrorist organisations, and the many ‘invisible’ roles they perform that maintain and sustain the continued existence of the group.

Gym culture

Mike and Josh are joined by Kurtis Cusimano to talk about strength sports and the culture around weightlifting, powerlifting and the World’s Strongest Man.

Digital archiving revisited

Mike and Josh are joined by Claire McGann to talk about the digitisation of historic archives, and the various pros and cons of the digitisation process.

Football and identity

What makes a ‘football person’? Is there such a thing as a ‘proper fan’? Mike and Josh are joined by Luke Graham to discuss issues of identity and gatekeeping in football.

Neuroplasticity and the addictions of the brain

How and why do we form addictions? How do we resolve them? Mike and Josh are joined by Kurtis Cusimano to talk about neuroplasticity and the way addictions are formed.

Writing desks and the way we write

Is our writing space important? What do our writing desks say about us? Mike and Josh are joined by Claire McGann to discuss all things writing-related, with a chat about writing desks and the way we write.

Destitution and human rights

What is destitution, and how can we define destitution in law? Mike and Josh are joined by Luke Graham (Law) to discuss this fascinating new area of research.

Subscription culture – is it good for us?

Is subscription culture making us lazy? Mike and Josh chat about the many pros and cons of subscriptions services with friend of the show Lindsey-Claire Hogg. From Netflix and Spotify to the benefits of unified platforms, there are many questions to be answered, including what this means for the High Street, and does it really offer us more choice? Listen in to find out…