BSP Podcast Overview

The BSP Podcast is a regular audio streaming service free to all. Its aim is to both promote the British Society for Phenomenology and its activities, as well as preserve, archive, and share the work of phenomenologists associated with the society. The content is generated primarily from recordings of papers given at our events, although occasionally there is additional material, such as interviews.

The BSP Podcast is organised into seasons, with episodes released weekly. We notify our audience of each release via the BSP homepage and the BSP’s social channels. All episodes are listed on the British Society for Phenomenology Podcast page, and are available for listening via our hosting platform, Podbean. The podcast can also be found on iTunes and all good podcasting apps by searching ‘BSP Podcast’.

History of the BSP Podcast

The BSP Podcast was launched on 10 October 2016. It was the brainchild of Matt Barnard, at the time a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a member of the BSP’s executive committee, then serving as the membership secretary.

Under Keith Crome’s presidency, which began in February 2015, the society reinstated the UK annual conference and other funded events, activities which had lain fallow for a few years. Barnard suggested that papers given at these events be recorded for a podcast, and shared online in order to promote both the society and the speakers. The first conference under Crome’s tenure was held in Manchester during September 2016, with Barnard recording many of papers by the academics taking part. The podcast launched the following month.

Barnard has continued to run the podcast ever since. Covering most BSP events, Barnard secures permission from each speaker to have their presentation recorded (either during abstract submission, after selection or during the event). He then edits and releases each of the episodes on a weekly basis, the material recorded forming seasons according to the years in which the events occurred.

Contact: To find out more about the BSP Podcast, contact Matt Barnard ([email protected]).