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Research podcasts

Making it count

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

This podcast was recorded from a presentation I gave the British Sociological Association annual conference (23-25 April, 2014), as part of a panel on the Quantified Self along with Deborah Lupton and Farzana Dudhwala.

(MP3 format, 21:24, 20 MB

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Suffering for fun?

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

This is a paper that I gave as part of the School of Sociology and Social Policy seminar series at the University of Leeds on 12.3.14.

(MP3 format, 41:06, 38 MB

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Who are you swimming for?

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

This is a talk I gave at the School of Nursing and health Sciences, Dublin City University on 2 July, 2013.

(MP3 format, 38:29, 35 MB

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We cannot let up until our sport is purified

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

Seminar paper given at Durham University on 9 May, 2013

(MP3 format, 38:14, 35 MB

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You can't be too vain to gain (Glasgow)

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

A podcast of a paper given at the ISSA World Congress of Sport in Glasgow on 16 July, 2012.

(MP3 format, 14:57, 14 MB

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BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire (23.8.11)

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

Local radion interview following my successful Catalina swim in 2011

(MP3 format, 9:34, 8.8 MB

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If I could bottle this feeling...

16:29, Tue 26 Jan 2016

This paper was presented on February 2, 2011 at a seminar hosted by the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. This is the first paper using the Channel swimming data, and a great opportunity to try out a few ideas.

The paper explores some of the pleasures of Channel swimming, but also identifies some of the social risks which stem from its relative excesses - what Ewald and Jiobu (1985) describe as "positive deviance".

(MP3 format, 42:20, 39 MB

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