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Innovative Educators offers Friday 5 Live, where Meg Foster, Online Learning & Design Specialist, with over 20 years of experience in higher education, interviews experts in the field on a variety of timely topics. Each session will be 30 to 60 minutes of engaging content packed with practical information and allowing for interactive Q&A.
 
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After George Kambosos stunningly beat Teofimo Lopez to claim three of the lightweight world titles, the Australian joins the podcast to break down his victory and his plans for the future. Former middleweight world champion, now trainer Andy Lee joins Steve to react to Kambosos v Lopez and the news that long-time rivals Amir Khan and Kell Brook wil…
 
Put on some safety goggles as Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team ignite your bunsen burners with the hottest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.We investigate the rising number of Covid cases across Europe, why’s it happening, and where does the UK stand? Plus, why is NASA on a collision course with an asteroid?And as we stri…
 
This series is being brought to you in celebration of Dr. Denise Swett and her love, commitment and service to higher education. As a seasoned professional and dear friend, Denise touched the lives of thousands of students and administrators. In this episode, Dr. Jory Hadsell, the Associate Vice Chancellor of Educational Technology Services at the …
 
After Terence Crawford stopped Shawn Porter in the tenth round of their unified welterweight title fight, where does the American pound-for-pound star go next? ESPN’s Mark Kriegel joins Steve to discuss the potential for Crawford to fight a long-awaited unification with Errol Spence, or Scotland’s Josh Taylor. Then, Teofimo Lopez and George Kamboso…
 
As pressure on the NHS intensifies, are covid vaccine passports on the cards? Plus, the scientists using nanotechnology to make silk shirts that cool you down when the sun shines on them! And We look back on what was and wasn’t said at the COP-26 climate change summit, and ask how is climate change already taking its toll on all of us.…
 
With the final event of the European Tour season being held in Dubai, Iain Carter asks whether golf is part of the solution or problem when it comes to climate change. Rory McIlroy and Suzann Pettersen tell us what measures they take to reduce their own personal impact, and we hear from Montrose Golf Club which is being washed away by the rising se…
 
Katherine Downes and Andy Stevenson look ahead to the Winter Paralympics.Guests include Menna Fiztpatrick and Millie Knight who won all 7 of Great Britain’s medals in Pyeongchang.We hear from snowboarders Jon-Allan Butterworth and James Barnes-Miller.Plus Amy Griffiths and Vicki Peers join the pod as members of the brand new women’s para Ice Hockey…
 
After both Kid Galahad and Terri Harper lost their world titles via shocking knock out on Saturday night in Sheffield, how difficult are their roads back? Carl Frampton joins Steve to discuss the psychology of shock defeats, give respect to his former opponent Kiko Martinez, and react to the news that Liam Williams will fight Chris Eubank jr in Dec…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by a plethora of guests to discuss how sport can play a part in helping to save the planet. 16 times Paralympic medallist Lady Tanni Grey-Thompson, and Dr Madeline Orr founder of the Sport Ecology Group, speak to people who are using their platform to inspire sustainability.We hear from Austrian Tennis player Dominic Thiem,…
 
Mark Chapman finds out more about West Indies T20 World Cup winner Carlos Brathwaite and former Premier League defender Micah Richards.The pair met briefly on the Monday Night Club, but here they have a chance to discuss their shared Caribbean heritage, love of football and the difficulty they both faced after their ‘career-defining’ moment in spor…
 
Steve Crossman is joined by Steve Bunce, Carl Froch, Kid Galahad & Eddie Hearn.They discuss Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez cleaning up the super-middleweight division.Kid Galahad joins the podcast ahead of his first world title defence.We get the latest from AJ’s camp as Eddie Hearn joins us ahead of the Usyk rematch.Plus chat on the latest influencer fight…
 
5 Live listeners tell us how they are feeling as COP26 gets underway in Glasgow.The UK is hosting the climate change summit amid mounting concern among scientists that countries are not doing enough to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases, which have caused average global temperatures to rise.The 2015 Paris climate conference called for average …
 
Scientists turn antibiotics into double edged swords that also activate the immune system to fight superbugs, and should the government turn to Covid Plan B now? And as the World Health Organisation convenes a new team to investigate the origins of COVID-19, and whether it in fact did come from a lab, we look at why scientists would want to enginee…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd looks ahead to the Winter Olympics with Aimee Fuller who is at the National Curling Centre in Stirling.They chat to Eve Muirhead, Jen Dodds, Vicky Wright & Mili Smith from the women’s Curling team. Plus, Bruce Mouat the skipper of the men’s team.Aimee gets a one-on-one Curling lesson from Olympic Head Coach David Murdoch & 2002 Olym…
 
This series is being brought to you in celebration of Dr. Denise Swett and her love, commitment and service to higher education. As a seasoned professional and dear friend, Denise touched the lives of thousands of students and administrators. In this episode, San Lu and Gail Rulloda of Napa Valley College shared their approach to leadership in thei…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd is joined by a plethora of guests to look at the lack of diversity in one of the traditional Olympic sports – cycling.Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, who has written extensively on the subject of black cyclists in Britain, joins Eleanor as they speak to people who are changing the face of the sport.We hear from triple Paralympic cycling gold …
 
In the final episode of the season, in what should have been the final days leading up to the start of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, we turn our attention to international rugby league, as England’s men and women prepare to take on France in a double-header in Perpignan on Saturday. Correspondent Dave Woods is joined by St Helens and England sta…
 
The fastest woman alive. Three Olympic golds. An Olympic record. What a 2021 for Elaine Thompson-Herah. She chats to Jeanette Kwakye and Darren Campbell about the past twelve months, chasing down the women's 100m world record that's lasted for 33 years, what it felt like on that start line in Tokyo and why Jamaicans are so dominant in sprinting.…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories.In today’s programme: Alarming numbers of unvaccinated pregnant women are ending up in ITU with Covid, but why? And we look into the court case over who owns cells taken from a cancer victim over half a century ago...Plus we delve into the particles that make up the Un…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd is at City Bloc Climbing Wall Leeds to look in depth at the new Olympic sports from climbing to surfing to skateboarding.British snowboarder Amie Fuller tries to climb the wall alongside GB climber Holly Toothill and Alex Waterhouse. Skateboarder Lucy Adams, surfer Luke Dillon, boulderer Emily Phillips and lead World Champion Hamish…
 
With twelve gold medals across the Olympic Games and World Championships, two decade long world records and a running style as familiar as his name, Michael Johnson has now turned his attention to the history of protest within sport. What should we expect of our athletes? What form of protest brings about most change? And as Mark Chapman asks - if …
 
In the penultimate episode of the season, correspondent Dave Woods is joined by the Bradford and Wales head coach John Kear, the former Great Britain halfback Iestyn Harris, and BBC rugby league commentator Matt Newsum to dissect Saturday’s Super League Grand Final, in which St Helens beat Catalans Dragons 12-10 to secure their third consecutive Gr…
 
Much has been written in the last year examining whether we are at a crossroads in higher education. How has the pandemic contributed to a re-envisioning of higher ed, and will pandemic-fueled change last? In this episode, Phil Hill and Kevin Kelly of MindWires and the PhilOnEdTech blog share what the future of higher education might look like, the…
 
Eleanor Oldroyd and Jonathan Overend visit Bianca Walkden’s pizza restaurant in Liverpool and explore life after the Games as an Olympic medallist.Hear from Bianca and her fiancé Aaron Cook, double Olympic medallist Lutalo Muhammad, GB Taekwondo's Mahama Cho and Paralympic silver medallist Beth Munro. They discuss the GB Olympic and Paralympic succ…
 
Join Mark Chapman for a riveting conversation with one of the world’s most feared fast bowlers who became one of cricket’s most authoritative voices in a commentary career that spanned three decades. Michael Holding discusses life growing up in Jamaica, playing in a brutal era of Test cricket, beating England 5-0 in 1984, commentating as the spot-f…
 
Mark Chapman tells the story of the most successful player in NFL history – Tom Brady.Hear from Brady himself, journalists who followed his career and his former teammate Sebastian Vollmer. Brady has 7 NFL titles and broke another record last night in becoming the lead passer of all-time against his old team at a stadium he called home for 20 years…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs. In today’s programme: Are we destined to catch the “worst cold ever” this winter? Scientists peer into the past and read previously hidden parts of Marie Antoinette’s love letters... Plus, what is the menopause, why does it happen and what …
 
On this week's episode, correspondent Dave Woods is joined by Perpignan-based Rugby League journalist Steve Brady and Toulouse Olympique star Johnathon Ford to look ahead to potentially a historic weekend for French Rugby League, with Catalans Dragons just 80 minutes away from their maiden Super League Grand Final appearance and Toulouse Olympique …
 
It's Q&A time this week and a climate scientist, an astronomer, an economist and a medicinal botanist join us to talk about why we're heading back to the Moon, what's causing the CO2 shortage, how nature might hold the key to the next blockbuster drug, and why there are some parts of the Universe that we'll never get to see.…
 
In our inaugural episode of our "Don't Sweat It: Denise Swett Conversations on Leadership" series, Dr. Ding-Jo H. Currie, founder, and director of Leadership Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) at CSU Fullerton joined us. LIFT aims to cultivate and develop leaders who will make a social impact on justice, equity, and inclusion from the ground up. Dr. Cur…
 
On this week's episode, correspondent Dave Woods is joined by Kevin Rye, Director of Think Fan Engagement, whose organisation has surveyed over 1,000 fans from across Rugby League’s top three divisions to get their views on the current state of the sport in the UK. The survey shows the vast majority of fans of Rugby League feel cut off from decisio…
 
Dr Chris Smith and the Naked Scientist team with the latest science news stories, analysis and breakthroughs.In today’s programme:Covid jabs are confirmed for 12 to 15 year olds, are we making too much of the possible side effect myocarditis?Find out who won the Ignobel prizes this year, for unusual and often hilarious scientific studies.Plus... it…
 
On this week's episode, correspondent Dave Woods is joined by two of the rugby league’s most high profile administrators – RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer and RFL Chair Simon Johnson – to discuss the current state of the sport and their plans moving forward, including answering listeners questions on the future of rugby league in the UK. We’re also joined by …
 
On Tuesday 11 September 2001 suicide attackers seized US passenger jets and crashed them into two New York skyscrapers, killing thousands of people.The attack remains one of the most traumatic events of the century, not only for Americans but also for the world.For Brian Leavey, it was the day he lost his father. Joseph Leavey was one of the 343 fi…
 
As we have discussed in previous episodes, the start of the 2021-2022 school year is hardly a return to “normal.” Recently highlighted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, a team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has taken a trauma-informed approach to crafting the start to this new academic year - an approach that honors the last year of p…
 
Fatima travelled from London to Kabul on a family emergency just before the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Now she is trapped with her elderly mother and disabled brother, hiding in a friends house in the Afghan capital. Afraid the Taliban will kill her, she is desperate to get out and return to the UK.This interview was originally broadcast on 5 L…
 
Obaidullah, who lives in Afghanistan, thinks his country must engage with the Taliban and will not leave his home. Obaidullah Baheer is a lecturer at a University in Afghanistan. He believes the only way forward for his country is to talk to the Taliban and forge a future for his country. The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan and are in the proce…
 
Arefa and her sister escaped Afghanistan from Kabul airport before American forces withdrew from the country. Although she and her sister were “physically” safe in the UK, mentally she was “not in a good state” knowing other family members and friends remained in Kabul. She speaks to 5 Live’s Naga Munchetty about leaving her old life behind, her ho…
 
Peymana Assad came to Britain as a child refugee and went on to become the first person of Afghan origin to be elected to UK office. She had spent the month visiting family and friends in Kabul when news of the Taliban takeover broke. Speaking to 5 Live’s Colin Murray, she describes the terrifying journey to the airport, after a panicked neighbour …
 
Siyar Sirat is an Afghan journalist based in Kabul at TOLO news. After an “unimaginable” five days of waiting, Siyar and his family had just made it through the gates and into Kabul airport when he spoke to 5 Live’s Tony Livesey. Siyar describes the pain of having to leave his extended family and colleagues behind, and the ordeal his family faced t…
 
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