Enter the metaverse…
Mike and Josh discuss the as-yet unrealised ‘dream’ of the metaverse, its implications, and whether it will prove popular with everyday consumers.
AI content creators and the future of news
In this podcast, Mike and Josh reflect on the implications of AI content creation and where AI content creators may take us next.
The cult of Christmas
In a special festive episode of the podcast, Mike and Josh talk about all things Christmas, and the way concepts of Christmas are being ever-shaped by big business and the pressure to consume at all costs.
Academic social media
Is Twitter really the best place to share your research? Mike and Josh discuss the murky world of academic social media, where those who shout the loudest get the most attention…
Academic job hunting
Mike and Josh share their thoughts on the academic jobs market, and the many barriers stopping early career researchers making it in academia.
The living and the dead
What happens to our data when we die? Mike and Josh chat about the growing trend in online memorialisation, with social media pages being turned into digital monuments for the dead. Is it ethical? Is it even in good taste? Tune in to find out!
Mike and Josh chat to Emily Lynn, founder Let’s Talk Academia – an online community and blog founded in 2017. The blog has proven extremely popular with early career researchers, who have found it a great place to share their experiences of academic life, and the many challenges academia can bring.
Social Media and the Internet
In this episode, Mike and Josh chat about the impact of social media and the internet, and the massive power of corporations such as Facebook and Twitter.