By Joel, Jones-Lapsley
A ten-minute look at renewable energy in Scotland. What exactly is renewable energy, why do we use it and what does Scotland’s energy future look like.
By Ian McNally.
Welcome to Digital Drugs, a podcast series that aims to explore the batch of addictive behaviours that young people in particular have to negotiate, intensified in the past decade by the rapid growth of technology.
Our first episode, featuring an interview with Mary Sharpe of Edinburgh’s The Reward Foundation, focuses on pornography addiction.
By Aisling Press
Oct. 2017 – Scottish Government Statistics have revealed that more than 34,000 people applied for temporary accommodation in Scotland last year after becoming homeless – that’s almost the population of Falkirk. Homelessness is a hot topic in the media at present, but how many of us really understand what it means to be homeless? I wanted to gain an insight into life on the streets of Edinburgh, so spent some time with someone with who sleeps rough in the city centre.
By Carolyn Scott
Why you hate refugees is the first in an agitational series of podcasts from broadcaster Carolyn Scott that seeks to take a deeper look at how media and culture can shape public opinion and perceptions.
In this first programme Carolyn looks at the impact that media reporting had in fuelling xenophobia during and after the 2015 “migrant crisis” with help from experts and researchers from the London School of Economics, the Ethical Journalism Network and the Norwegian Refugee Council.
By Ryan Latto
Edinburgh Underground is your tour-guide podcast. From Deacon Brodie, the Plague of 1646, and the ‘Underground’ itself, each week we’ll take a topic and find the real story behind the legend.
This week Edinburgh Underground investigates our most famous nickname: Auld Reekie. We take a look at the life of Robert Fergusson, the boy who coined the phrase. It’s a journey that takes us to Canongate Graveyard and reminds us that no matter how beautiful Edinburgh is, tragedy is never far from its past.
#DiscoverAnother with Edinburgh Underground.
By Lindsay Thomson
Fundraiser and author Calum Cameron speaks to Lindsay Thomson in the first episode of her new podcast, Mind Your Head, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences.
Calum talks about the interactions between his writing and his mental health and how creativity can become a form of self-care.
By Indigo Stafford
Welcome to my podcast, ‘Netflix Vs Nutrition’ This podcast would be part of a monthly online series entitled, Too Much Information. Too Much Information delves into the world of online information focusing on platforms such as Facebook or YouTube which provide us with content, news and information, but in an unregulated way.
I chose the subject of ‘Netflix Vs Nutrition’ after feeling personally influenced by the nutrition shows I was watching on Netflix. I found myself watching many pro vegan documentaries and before I knew it I was riddled with guilt at every meal.
One of the documentary’s that particularly inspired this podcast, was the pro vegan show What The Health. What made the documentary stand out to me was how extreme it was. It featured some very interseting claims about food even labelling meat, ‘carcinogenic’
Another claim that What the health made was that sugar isn’t bad for you and that it is simply empty calories. I watched this documentary at a time when my father in law had just been diagnosed with sugar aggravated diabetes and told by a doctor that he was to be on a zero sugar diet. Suddenly I wondered how a corporation as big at Netflix was allowed to give dietary advice that quite frankly if taken by a vulnerable person could be fatal.
What confused me further was that other Netflix documentary’s completely contradicted this nutritional information, with that documentary Fed Up stating that, ‘Sugar is poison’ I felt confused and started researching who was regulating Netflix’s documentary content. And that’s when I discovered that because Netflix is set out like an online platform such as YouTube, even though they are hosting a mixture of bought and homemade nutritional documentaries, they can’t be touched by regulatory bodies such as the FCC or Ofcom.
So that’s the inspiration behind this podcast. Perhaps it could be considered a risky topic as it doesn’t seem to be one that many people are discussing. It seems that the media only address the popularity of Netflix food shows and never the journalistic and morale ethics and how this effects our society. However perhaps it is time that someone sparks the debate.
By Rachel Mackie
Limits is a podcast that allows women to tell their own stories about working in male dominated environments, and the everyday struggles and discriminations they can face.
In this episode, we talk to Mary, chef of twenty years, to discuss conformity, maternity leave and rude jokes.
This podcast does contain bad language, so may not be suitable for everyone.
By Philip Wegmann
There are lots of ways to believe in something. You can believe in Science, Religion, Faith, wishes, dreams, bad omens, yourself, other people and much more.
This series tries to treat these different ways of believing.
Sometimes serious, sometimes with a wink.
So have fun listen to that podcast and maybe you will find your system to believe in….!
By Ben Green
The American oil and gas industry has been heavily dependent on imported energy for decades. Concerns were brought about after the 1970s, a period where American oil production was at its zenith. But since then, it has been on more perilous ground, and with economic stagnation, the uncertainty has been prevalent about the future of American oil and gas.
Step up the shale boom. A revolution, which is the product of technological advancements and a growth of knowledge in America. It’s placed them amongst the elite operators of oil and gas exporters in the world.
In this episode I will be exploring just how long the shale boom can last as a sustainable energy resource for America – and whether the drop in oil prices has affected the progress of the shale boom.
There are a number of guest speakers in the show including Tom Doig – Co-founder and current owner of Gagie Corperation and Iiitec Limited, Anthony Stuart, chief operations officer for Hupecol Operating CO.LLC based in Colombia, and Kanad Kulkarni, a professor of petroleum engineering at the University of Portsmouth in England.
by Claire Galloway
Hello and welcome to Sustainability in the City. I’m Claire Galloway. In this episode we will set the scene, highlighting the challenges facing earth in 2017. We will also explore the concept of sustainability as a solution. I look to show that we, as individuals, can become part of the sustainable movement using Edinburgh as a case study. This week I found myself delving into the world of bees and probed the question; why should we care about the decline of bees?
By Clay Winowiecki
Edition – Edinburgh’s publishing news podcast – produced and presented by Peter Urpeth.
Edition #1 – features two interviews from two very established but very different institutions in Edinburgh’s publishing world – Timothy Wright, CEO of Edinburgh University Press on the challenges for academic publishers in the global academic books market, and Mairi Oliver owner of Lighthouse Books and organiser of Edinburgh’s Radical Book Fair.
(c) Peter Urpeth 2017. Music: Going Higher – Bensound.com
by Silja Frohlich
Explore the dark soul of the story ‘The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ in today’s episode with your host Silja. Together we will explore the creepy background and the hidden truth of R.L. Stevenson’s world famous book, and go back in time to its birthplace Edinburgh.
By Rhona Shennan
Cut Out is a weekly podcast dedicated to shining a light on the issues and people who have found themselves underrepresented in the media. In this episode, Rhona pulls back the curtain on the film industries difficult relationship with female filmmakers, and gets together with Scottish filmmaker Rosie Toner to discuss her upcoming project, and being a woman in the industry.
Starting your own business can be a mean feat, and often we’re put off doing so because we’re not sure where to begin! Join me, Charlotte, for this progressive podcast series as I explore the intricacies of business start-up. From paperwork to power cuts, I’ll be honing in on everything you need to know by starting my own business in the restaurant, fashion, music and blogging industries – first stop? I’m starting my own restaurant!