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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 interesting people at, or connected to, Liverpool John Moores University.

You can listen to each of our episodes below and subscribe to the podcast via a number of platforms.

Episode 7: Mind games


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
  • Alice Stratford, PhD researcher at LJMU
  • Jansen Moreno, Senior Analyst at Huddersfield Town Football Club and LJMU alumnus
Episode 6: Wellbeing Week


As it’s Wellbeing Week at LJMU, we’re talking about striving for positive mental and physical health wherever we live, work or study.

In this episode, we'll hear about different approaches to staying healthy and happy.

Our guests in this episode are:

  • Angela Samata, LJMU Honorary Fellow
  • Rosie Steele, President of LJMU Student Minds
  • Andy Keegan LJMU Rewards, Recognition and Engagement Manager

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Episode 5: A new deal for nature


“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 environmental challenges at global, regional and local levels.

Our guests on this episode are:

  • Dr Celine Germond-Duret, senior lecturer in Human Geography at LJMU (@CGermondDuret)
  • Zia Chaudhry, director of the Foundation for Citizenship at LJMU (@JustYAMuslim)
  • Rachael Harrison, LJMU student and volunteer at LJMU’s Forest School (@ljmu_FSRangers)
  • Pupils from Liverpool College
Episode 4: Earthrise – the most important photograph ever taken?


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 explore the significance of the photograph, its impact on the environmental movement and discuss other influential photographs.

Episode 3: Meditation, Manson and Martin Luther; the 'White Album' at 50


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.

Episode 2: The Forgotten People of the War


Do we do enough as a nation to remember everybody affected by the First World War? 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 others, such as war widows and conscientious objectors.

Episode 1: The Lonely Generation


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 can feel lonely in the social media age and explore some of the life events that can trigger loneliness.


Writer and presenter: Stuart Arrowsmith
Producer: Michael Humphreys
Editor: Ben Jones
Artwork: Ryan James
Contributors: Siobhan Coghlan, Claire Coombes and Kerry Rickarby
With thanks to: Kimberly Larkin, Marcy Rick and Lewis Ridley
You can contact the team with feedback or ideas for future episodes by emailing 1823Podcast@ljmu.ac.uk.