We are excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series “Shame and the Pandemic”, produced by Volume Podcasts and hosted by journalist Paul McNally.
The 6-episode podcast series showcases the research of the ‘Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19’ project at the University of Exeter and funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council, particularly looking at the findings in their recently published book Covid-19 and Shame: Political Emotions and Public Health In the UK (Bloomsbury Academic, 2023), which was featured in The Guardian.
Episode 1 “What Shame Had to Do With It” is out now!
As the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world in early 2020, healthcare professionals were frequently named, blamed and shamed for spreading the virus. In this first episode of Shame and the Pandemic, we hear from Professor Luna Dolezal and Dr Arthur Rose, researchers from the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in Covid-19 project at the University of Exeter. They discuss examples of health worker shaming and war metaphors, opening up an in-depth discussion of shame and shaming which lays the groundwork for the rest of the Shame and the Pandemic series.