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Research podcasts

Making it count

14:44, Fri 25 Apr 2014

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, 20 MB)


Suffering for fun?

08:00, Thu 13 Mar 2014

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, 38 MB)


Who are you swimming for?

19:59, Tue 2 Jul 2013

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

(MP3 format, 35 MB)


We cannot let up until our sport is purified

13:58, Fri 10 May 2013

Seminar paper given at Durham University on 9 May, 2013

(MP3 format, 35 MB)


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

18:33, Thu 19 Jul 2012

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

(MP3 format, 14 MB)


BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire (23.8.11)

17:24, Mon 10 Oct 2011

Local radion interview following my successful Catalina swim in 2011

(MP3 format, 8.8 MB)


If I could bottle this feeling...

22:56, Thu 3 Feb 2011

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, 39 MB)