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Words and Actions

Jul 17, 2020

This episode of Words and Actions starts with Veronika mentioning that the chief adviser to the UK government, Dominic Cummings, used his blog to ask “weirdos and misfits with odd skills” and “true wild cards” to apply for a position as his personal assistant. We also made the point that how much time recruiters...


Jun 12, 2020

At the beginning of this part of a miniseries on finding a job, Erika sets the scene by referring to a very recent study on the specific challenges faced by people who start their careers in times of crisis:
 
Arellano-Bover, J. (2020). The effect of labor market conditions at entry on workers' long-term skills. IZA...


May 15, 2020

  Episode 9 is a co-production by the Words & Actions and en clair podcasts, sponsored by the Aston Institute of Forensic Linguistics. For further info, references and a full transcript please visit our blog https://wordsandactions.blog.

The way we decided to work together is by having the usual parts of a W&A episode...


Apr 17, 2020

In the first part of the episode, we start by talking about the gendered connotations of leadership and Erika mentions the results she got when searching for images of a “boss”.

We also mention the advertising campaign that pen maker BIC (see also episode 5 on customers talking back) ran for International Women’s...


Mar 13, 2020

We recorded this episode in September 2019, when Britain was still part of the European Union and the Brexit debate was in full swing. At the beginning of the episode, we talk about a contribution to a debate in the British House of Commons that started with a story. The transcript can be found on our website:...