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SPIN

This podcast series is brought to you by the members of SPIN, the Secrecy, power and ignorance research network (www.secrecyresearch.com). As a network, we study issues and ideas related to the challenges and opportunities of secrecy and ignorance in society. Included in this series are talks that summarise our newly published work or works in progress, and feature conversations between members and with visiting researchers, artists and practitioners. New episodes uploaded regularly. We hope you enjoy the series!

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Talk: Thomas Leahy on Intelligence war and Northern Ireland conflict

In this episode, Dr Thomas Leahy, lecturer in British and Irish politics and contemporary history at Cardiff University, talks about how his work on Northern Ireland conflict, peace process and post-1998 politics, interacts with secrecy. 

15mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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In conversation: Lisa Graves on the 'Do you believe in magic?' exhibition at the Bristol Museum

In this episode, Lisa Graves, Curator of World Cultures at the Bristol Museum talks about the ‘Do you believe in magic?’ exhibition that features over 200 objects and stories that reveal how magic has been used to heal, hunt and harm across the world.

15mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Talk: Rosie Nelson and the meaning of secrecy for bisexual people

In this episode Rosie Nelson, PhD student at Bristol University  talks about the meaning of secrecy for bisexual people.

9mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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Talk: Mike Bourne on sensing secrecy

In this episode, Mike Bourne, reader at Queen's University Belfast talks about sensing secrecy.

19mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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In conversation: Brian Rappert and Elspeth Van Veeren on magic and secrecy

In this episode Prof. Brian Rappert from the University of Exeter talks with Elspeth Van Veeren about his latest project about magic.

23mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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In conversation: Brian Rappert and Elspeth Van Veeren on writing with secrecy

In this episode, Prof. Brian Rappert from the University of Exeter talks with Elspeth Van Veeren about his book The Dis-eases of Secrecy.

33mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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In conversation: Kirtis Clarke, Alice Nutley and Elspeth Van Veeren on designing a protest mask

In this episode of SPIN podcast, Kirtis Clarke and Alice Nutley talks with Dr. Elspeth Van Veeren about designing a protest mask.

14mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #7

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In conversation: Mike Bourne and Elspeth Van Veeren on sensing secrecy

In this  episode of SPIN podcast, Mike Bourne, reader at Queen's University Belfast talks with Elspeth van Veeren about sensing secrecy.

13mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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In conversation: Oliver Kearns and Elspeth Van Veeren on secrecy and the audible

In this episode Dr. Oliver Kearns, Researcher in Political Science in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol talks with Elspeth Van Veeren about Secrecy and the audible.

19mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Talk: Secrecy's subjects, special operators and US manhunts

In this episode Dr. Elspeth Van Veeren, Lecturer in Political Science in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) at the University of Bristol talks about Secrecy subjects and manhunting.

9mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #10