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Teaching Matters Edinburgh, created by the University of Edinburgh, complements the University's Teaching Matters blog. We invite students and staff to engage in topical conversations, both debating and celebrating aspects of Higher Education.
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Keeping Edinburgh

Edinburgh HSCP

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A brand-new wellbeing 'what's on guide' with a difference. Explore the free-to-access places and spaces, helping folk across the Capital have more good days. Hosted by Edinburgh singer-songwriter and community musician Gus Harrower, this immersive listen will introduce listeners to the amazing people in Edinburgh’s communities, as well as provide information on how to access a wide range of wellbeing-boosting support and activities out there.
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The Fringe Festival takes over Edinburgh, Scotland, for three weeks every August. The festival brings together thousands of artists in thousands of shows, selling millions of tickets. It also brings the promise of career-defining experience and exposure. Fringe Benefits is a docuseries with a unique behind-the-scenes look at the Fringe Festival, exploring the experiences of first-time and seasoned performers, producers, venues, and local residents. This is a story about dreams, ambitions, an ...
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An indie music podcast. Made in Edinburgh in Scotland, but with podsafe music from all over the world. Will our host make it through to the end without making any mistakes? It's unlikely, but the only way to find out is to listen.
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Slaughtered At The Edinburgh Fringe

Slaughtered Again at the Edinburgh Fringe

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Copstick and "friends" talk about anything and everything at the Edinburgh Fringe with no holds barred, and no language too fucking strong. Recorded live at The Beehive, in Grassmarket - home of the Scottish Comedy Festival.
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Sparky chatter and peformances from top comedians, plus insightful analysis from Guardian critics. Featuring the best acts rom the Edinburgh Festival 2009. Recorded live every day at the Gilded Balloon, hosted by Miles Jupp and featuring last year's if.comedy best newcomer Sarah Millican
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Edinburgh Skeptics Presents...

Edinburgh Skeptics Society

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Welcome to the Edinburgh Skeptics Society podcast. We'll be bringing you talks from our guest speakers on a variety of topics in our Skeptics in the Pub podcast. There'll be talks from areas such as science, social issues, politics, and lots more, all with a view to promoting reason and critical thinking. You'll also be able to see what makes our guest speakers tick with our 10 Questions segment, plus there'll be bonus content along the way that doesn't fit anywhere else. Do make sure you ra ...
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2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Nobel prize-winners and bestselling authors from around the world rubbed shoulders with the literary stars of tomorrow at the 2011 Edinburgh International Book Festival in over 800 events which included enlightening Parkinson-style chats, lively debates and readings. You can listen to extracts from some of the events in our series of free podcasts, recorded live at the festival.
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Dr Murray Collins and journalist Kim McAllister reveal why Edinburgh is on course to become the space data capital of Europe, in association with Picture Zero. From satellite data to space robots and even landing on comets - they interview experts from across Scotland. Professors, business leaders and students share insights from their work in space and satellite technology in Edinburgh and across the world. www.ed.ac.uk www.ed.ac.uk/bayes www.ddi.ac.uk Twitter.com/murraybcollins twitter.com ...
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Interview snippets later incorporated into performances of Our Country. Aug 3rd-26th in the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Venue 26: Summerhall. https://festival18.summerhall.co.uk/event/our-country/ Sophocles’ Antigone acts as a provocation for this autobiographical unearthing, based on recorded conversations between the artist and her younger brother—a citizen of the still-Wild West, California’s marijuana country. Recalling a time when we were little—as siblings, as a nation, as a democratic syste ...
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2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Described as ‘an Olympics of the mind’, the 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival offered Nobel Prize and Booker winners, bestsellers and up-and-coming writers alongside scientists, philosophers, children’s authors and illustrators, great thinkers, orators and inspirational storytellers. 750 authors from around the world gathered to celebrate the world of words and ideas. You can hear some of the events here in our series of free podcasts – recorded live at the Festival.
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Get the insider’s account of Edinburgh's news beat from Conor Matchett and the team at the Edinburgh Evening News. Every week we will delve into the issues that you've been talking about, whether it’s a controversial council decision or a major new venue. We'll also answer your burning questions about life in the Scottish capital.
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Navigating Now… from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award + Mags Creative

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I’m on my phone constantly - how do I balance online and real life? My friendship has turned toxic - what can I do? I’m under pressure to fit in - how do I know what’s truly me? I want to speak up for my beliefs - how do I start? We’re young people, and we have questions. About everything. Navigating Now is the podcast to help you explore some answers. Together with trusted guests, we discuss the issues affecting us today and put suggestions and advice from them to the test. Listen and laugh ...
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2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

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Authors from 55 different countries appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2015. Internationally renowned writers and thinkers from around the world gathered in Charlotte Square Gardens, the Book Festival’s home, to trade stories, share ideas, inspire audiences and answer questions. Old favourites, bestsellers and award-winners rubbed shoulders with newcomers (the literary stars of tomorrow?) to talk about their books and discuss the important topics of today. You can liste ...
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In the second part of this three-part podcast, Wellbeing Advisors Douglas and Tessa talk to Dr Mark Hoelterhoff about the examples of other universities work on bringing wellbeing into the curriculum and they discuss some of the potential challenges of doing so. This episode belongs to Podcast series: Student Wellbeing↗️ Timestamps: (00:45) Douglas…
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Discover the eerie legends of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle in this fascinating exploration of Scotland's haunted history. Located in Midlothian, these iconic sites are famous not only for their historical significance but also for their ghostly encounters. In this episode, we'll uncover the mysterious apparitions at Rosslyn Chapel, famous for i…
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Tamsyn Radmall from Home For Good showed us how we can show the power of God’s transforming love, as seen in Ezekiel 47, to care-experienced children.(Unfortunately only the ending of Tamsyn’s opening story, about her sister and brother-in-law sneaking food into a posh hotel during their honeymoon as the meals in the hotel restaurant were prohibiti…
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We can all go through tough times, so it's vital to know people and organisations in the capital will lend a hand when it's needed. From donations of appliances and furniture for someone at risk of homelessness, to a nutritious and comforting meal, Gus Harrower visits places and organisations that are playing a part in Keeping Edinburgh Going. Feat…
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In the first part of this three-part podcast, Wellbeing Advisers Douglas and Tessa discuss with Dr Mark Hoelterhoff the definition of wellbeing and touch upon the origins of a group project that Mark was a part of called 'Wellbeing in the Curriculum'. They cover themes of different perspectives around wellbeing, positive psychology and the importan…
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Host Gus Harrower talks with Dr Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick from Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership about the people and organisations featured in Keeping Edinburgh episode 4 - 'Keeping Edinburgh Going'. We also hear in this episode from Edinburgh Community Food's Jo Howie. Each episode of Keeping Edinburgh is accompanied by its own 'Wee Bit…
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In this episode, we delve into the eerie histories of George Heriot's School and Lauriston Castle. George Heriot's School, possibly an inspiration for Hogwarts, is renowned for its academic excellence and ghost stories. Beverly, who worked there in the 1980s, shares her experiences of strange occurrences and ghostly encounters. She describes cold s…
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In the second part of this two-part podcast, which is a continuation of last week's episode on PhD students' wellbeing, Sibyl Adam, student wellbeing adviser at the Student wellbeing service and Lorna street, a lecturer at the School of Geosciences discuss some of the practical difficulties in PhD life, such as isolation, cost of living crisis and …
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In the first part of this two-part podcast, Sibyl and Lorna discuss the intersection of being a PhD student and wellbeing. They cover themes of cultures of overwork and acceptance of stress, relationship of student/staff wellbeing and individual vs structural responsibility. Transcript of this episode (02:01): PhD journey and well-being, stress as …
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Join us on a chilling journey into the heart of Scotland's historic past as we explore the haunted corridors and hidden chambers of Stirling Castle. In "Castle of Shadows," we delve deep into the spectral mysteries that shroud this ancient fortress, uncovering tales of restless spirits and eerie encounters that have lingered for centuries. From the…
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Cllr Simita Kumar was only elected in 2022 but she said to us that she has much more experience from the workplace that will allow her to operate well as leader. She will make changes but she is adamant - in the same way as her predecessor was - that the other parties on the council (except the Greens) are in coalition with the minority Labour admi…
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In this podcast episode, three Student Wellbeing Advisers (Douglas, Sibyl and Tessa) introduce the service, including 1-to-1 support, drop-ins and proactive activities. They also discuss some of the common themes in student wellbeing that they’ve seen over the past 2 years. Tessa discusses the significance of transition for students going from thei…
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Embark on a spine-tingling journey into the heart of Inveraray, Argyll's paranormal hotspot, as we uncover a collection of true ghost stories that have haunted this ancient land for centuries. In this special episode, we delve deep into the chilling legends of Inveraray Castle and Jail, where echoes of past tragedies still linger in the air. From p…
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Join us on in this episode as we journey to the enchanting Isle of Skye, where legends and mysteries come to life. Today we delve into two spine-chilling ghost stories that have intrigued locals and witnesses alike for generations. First, we explore the haunting tale of the Phantom Highlanders of Harta Corrie. Witnessed by campers and locals, these…
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Step into the eerie world of Littledean Tower, hidden away amidst the picturesque landscape of the Scottish Borders. In this episode, we delve into the ghostly tales that shroud this ancient fortress, revealing stories of restless spirits and tragic destinies. Join us as we uncover the legend of the miserly old owner, whose insatiable greed bound h…
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Step into the shadows of Edinburgh's hidden past as we journey into the haunted realms of the Edinburgh Vaults. Join us as we delve deep beneath the city's bustling streets to uncover the chilling tales and ghostly encounters that lurk within these forgotten chambers. In this episode, we learn about the notorious murderers Burke and Hare, who, poss…
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Join us on a spine-chilling journey into the heart of Scottish folklore as we uncover the haunting mysteries of Killiecrankie! In this episode we delve deep into the rich history and spectral tales surrounding the infamous battlefield, where echoes of the past continue to linger. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Scottish Highlands, Killiecrankie wit…
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Apologies for the somewhat variable release schedule for the podcast. January has been pretty busy, and unfortunately that busyness spilled over into February and the school holidays. But today, at long last, I have a few hours to myself to record a podcast and play the playlist that has been sitting and waiting since the first week of the year. Ke…
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This is the first Bonus Episode of Fringe Benefits Edinburgh with Sarah Verghese of Nouveau Riche and Sarah Verghese Productions. Molly had so many insightful and interesting conversations in the making of Fringe Benefits Edinburgh, often going beyond the Fringe. She had to leave so much of it on the editing floor, or rather, a computer hard drive,…
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In this podcast episode, Kirstin Stuart James an academic and occupational therapist, shares the inspiration for her blog series. She discusses the link between her roles, offering a practical example of curriculum transformation through a pedagogy of occupation. This post belongs to the Hot Topic series: Through the Lens of Occupation↗️Time stamps…
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Join us on a chilling exploration into the haunting tales of Blacket Place, a historic house in the heart of Edinburgh that hides more than just its architectural beauty. In this episode, we delve into the documented experiences of the "Munro" sisters, who found themselves entangled in the inexplicable occurrences within the haunted walls of the pl…
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Dive into the unknown haunted tales and mysteries of the West Highland Way. Explore some of the ghostly legends, discover historical figures, and learn about one of the most haunted Inn's in the world: The Drover's Inn. Join us on this expedition to unravel forgotten whispers and contemplate the secrets that linger in ancient landscapes. We'll also…
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