BSP Podcast – Season 5 coming soon

podcast update

The British Society for Phenomenology Podcast kicks off again on Saturday 24 October with recordings from our 2020 annual conference.

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.

Season 5 will be sourced in the main from our 2020 annual conference: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’. Co-organised with the University of Exeter, and sponsored by Egenis and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, BSP2020AC was held online this year due to global concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic. In previous seasons, our podcast episodes were recorded in the room as speakers presented their papers. This time, our speakers recorded videos and our keynotes presented live over Zoom. So, our podcast episodes will be the soundtracks of those videos where we and the presenters feel the audio works as a standalone.

We begin on Saturday 24 October 2020, however, with something a little different. An interview given by Professor Luna Dolezal, the host of BSP2020AC. Dolezal is associate professor in Philosophy and Medical Humanities in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. The interview was recorded back in August and was first released to conference attendees during the build-up to BSP2020AC. Conducted by Jessie Stanier and Hannah Berry from the conference team, Dolezal talks about what the theme of ‘Engaged Phenomenology’ means to her, as well as how phenomenology inspires aspects of her everyday life.

After that, the podcast moves on to presentations from some of our keynotes and speakers for a few weeks taking us up to the winter holidays. Then, something a little different once again. Season 5 sees the BSP Podcast hit 100 episodes! And this milestone falls just before the new year. More news on that soon, as we are still working on it! Season 5 will then continue with presentations from ‘Engaged Phenomenology’ into Spring 2021.

So, a real wealth of phenomenology beginning next week. In the meantime, why not check out some of the 89 previous episodes of the BSP Podcast.