Explore podcasts created by staff, students and guest speakers in the Department on a diverse range of topics related to International Development. Find us on Spotify, Apple, Google and all other major podcast streaming platforms.
Each year the department selects student podcast coordinators who will take on responsibility for producing podcasts throughout the year. These student coordinators will receive training in podcasting and develop ideas for one or more podcast series that can showcase student experience, learning and research in the Department, key topics in international development, events and more. With the support of the Communications and Events Officer, the Student Coordinators will create podcasts and recruit other students in the Department to participate in them. Check out a fantastic podcast created by last year's podcast coordinators, Humans of ID.
From the Field
'From the Field' delves into the diverse world of development work across different geographic regions, spotlighting a singular country and a pertinent issue area in each episode. Aiming to weave a narrative around the experiences of individuals who dedicate themselves to development efforts. From tracing their career and academic journey to understanding their pivotal roles in the field and contextualizing their stories against the backdrop of the area's political and social history. By prioritizing interviews with individuals from diverse contexts, we aim to present an authentic perspective, free from the confines of an external, academic lens. Listen to it here.
Can You Hear Us
Can You Hear Us is a podcast by Monica Abad Yang, Madiera Dennison, Ana Carolina Muñoz-Morales and Kiana Shahbazi in partnership with LSE’s first society dedicated to Women of Colour in Consulting (WoCo). The podcast aims to prioritise BIPOC women and femmes' specific experiences and narratives by creating a space where we can discuss a multitude of topics that affect us as women, women of colour (WOC) and women in professional spaces. Listen to it here.
Careers in International Development
In this podcast series, former MSc Development Management candidate Temi Phyllis Pratt interviews professionals working in the field of International Development. Her guests include Kate Warren (Devex), Stephanie Draper (Bond) and Nimi Akinkugbe (Nigerian Ambassador Designate to Greece). Listen to it here.
Contracting Welfare Services to NGOs in China: Control or Opportunity?
These podcasts are recordings from a programme of events hosted by LSE Department of International Development in September 2020, arising out of three years of research on Contracting Welfare Services to NGOs in China.The research was carried out over five locations in China and focused on three sectors, namely, children living with disabilities, people living with HIV/AIDS and migrants. Listen to it here.
Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice
These podcasts are recordings from the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Thinking & Practice lecture series 2020/21 and 2021/22, providing insights into the practical world of international development. Events from 2023/24 will be uploaded on a weekly basis. Speakers share their expertise and invite discussion on an exciting range of issues, from responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, to climate change policy, to decolonising academia. Guest speakers in the series include Kate Raworth, Ha-Joon Chang and Mariana Mazzucato. Listen to it here.
Events in ID
Tune in to the Events in ID podcast for recordings from a range of events in the Department, including lectures and panel discussions on vital subjects in the world of development. The podcasts include a panel event on humanitarian implications of the Ukraine war from March 2022, an event on development in Asia with Deepak Nayyar and a coversation around Islamic Extremism in West Africa. Listen to it here.
Humans of ID
Inspired by the “Humans of…” concept of sharing stories originated by photoblogger Brandon Stanton in New York, Humans of ID is a podcast where students in the Department sit down with classmates, instructors, and alumni to learn about their stories. The team ask questions about how their guests became involved in the field and discuss some of the most pressing contemporary issues in international development. Listen to it here.
ID: Student Experience
The ID: Student Experience podcast provides a valuable insight into student experience at the Department of International Development at LSE: from pre-arrival tips for incoming students to interviews with ID alumni on their experience of studying and subsequent career paths. Listen to it here.
The Refugee Realities podcast is a series created by students on the Forced Displacement and Refugees course in the Department to raise awareness for Refugee Week 2021. The podcasts cover an eclectic range of topics, from the challenges facing refugee governance to the voices and experiences of refugees themselves in navigating asylum status processes in the UK and Austria and spotlight some of the initiatives working to assist forcibly displaced people. Listen to it here.
Women in ID
LSE Department of International Development celebrated International Women's Day 2020 by interviewing three women in our department at different stages of their academic career. Tiziana Leone, Kate Meagher and Sandra Sequira tell us about their career journeys, highlights, barriers and what hopes they have for the International Development industry. Listen to it here.
Zooming in with ID
In Zooming in with ID, a podcast by the Department of International Development at LSE, Professor in Practice, Duncan Green Zooms In with Department's scholars to find out what they're up to in lockdown and how their research relates to the Covid-19 pandemic. Listen to it here.