Follow What's Weird - Fieldwork Roundtable with Aled Thomas, Allison Robertson, and Theo Wildcroft

Today, is something a little different. We’ve got an informal roundtable discussing fieldwork. We talk about issues regarding representations and access, and the importance of following what’s weird.

Featured in this episode:

Aled Thomas - @AledJLlThomas 
Alison Robertson - Her staff page
Theodora Wildcroft - @TheoWildcroft

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Consuming the Dead (but not cannibalism) - Ruth Penford-Mounce

The prodigal podcast returns! We have an interview with Dr. Ruth Penford-Mounce from the University of York, recorded last summer. We talk about celebrity, the changing nature of popular culture, and, of course, consuming the dead (but not cannibalism).

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Twitter: @DeathandCulture
Find her on her staff page here

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Until next time!

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Professor of Pop Culture - David Beer

After a long and almost unscheduled hiatus, the Religion and Popular Culture Podcast is back!!

This time, we’re talking to David Beer, from University of York, about his work on the sociology of popular culture. We discuss his work on data politics, as well as the perils and positives of teaching popular culture modules.

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Follow him on twitter: @davidgbeer

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Contemporary Yoga - Theodora Wildcroft

This time I talk to Theodora Wildcroft at the Open University Religious Studies conference about her work on contemporary Yoga. We discuss what Yoga is, the complications of studying contemporary practices constantly changing, and even what religion is.

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The Dark Goddess on YouTube - Áine Warren

This time I talk with Áine Warren, currently doing a PhD at Edinburgh University on the Dark Goddess. We talk about how people share their information and devotion on YouTube primarily, and a little on other social media and mass media sources.

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Thanks for listening! Until next time

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Christmas - Lucinda Murphy

Apologies for background noise on this one. I did my best, but learned a lot. Thank you for hanging in there, those who did.

To find out more about Lucinda's research, and to be actively involved:
Follow her on twitter: @lucinda_murphy
Follow her elf research assistant: @myelfgelf

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