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The launch of Social Science Bites: a major new podcast series

SAGE Publishing and the Campaign for Social Science

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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SAGE, the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, has announced the launch of a new podcast: Social Science Bites, a series of interviews with leading social scientists on different aspects of the social world.

The series is produced and presented by well known authors Nigel Warburton (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, The Open University) and David Edmonds (Senior Research Associate at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) following the enormous success of their existing podcast series, Philosophy Bites, which has had more than 13 million downloads.

“We’ve been stunned by the success of Philosophy Bites which is listened to around the globe,” said Nigel Warburton. “Short podcast interviews provide an excellent vehicle for communicating ideas in an accessible, direct, and interesting way. We’re delighted that SAGE has encouraged us to turn our attention to the Social Sciences.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with some of the most important issues of our day with leading thinkers and researchers. We’ve already recorded interviews on topics as diverse as the nature of the social sciences, equality, co-operation, children and the Internet, and the spirit of cities, and have many more interviews planned with top social scientists on a very broad range of topics.”

The series is launching with three episodes: Danny Dorling on Inequality; Rom Harré on the Nature of the Social Sciences; and Richard Sennett on Co-operation. These will be available with transcripts from (hosted on the international blog network Future episodes, released monthly, will include interviews with Sonia Livingstone, Angela McRobbie, Stephen Pinker, Steven Kosslyn, Stephen Reicher, and Avner de-Shalit.

“SAGE has long championed the value of the social sciences in shaping our understanding of society and culture,” said Ziyad Marar, Global Publishing Director, SAGE. “As a true addict of Philosophy Bites I have long admired the creative energy and unobtrusive skill that Nigel and Dave have brought to each podcast. I'm thrilled to see them bring the same blend of intellectual enthusiasm and know how to Social Science Bites, and expect there will be wide interest among academics, media, policy makers and the general public.”

To listen to the first episodes of the podcast and download transcripts visit

Register now for a free ticket to a launch reception where editors Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds will introduce this new series: 10th May, 6:30 – 9:30pm at The Institute of Contemporary Arts, 12 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. Places are limited so don't delay!

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The Institute of Contemporary Arts
12 Carlton House Terrace
SW1Y 5AH London
United Kingdom

Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (BST)

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SAGE Publishing and the Campaign for Social Science

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 900 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.


The Campaign for Social Science was launched in 2011 to promote social science to the UK Government and the wider public.We campaign for policies that support social science inquiry in the UK, such as the retention of large-scale longitudinal research programmes. We promote social science on social media and organise events to explain its value.The Campaign is sponsored by a coalition of 51 universities, learned societies, charities and publishers.

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