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Happiness – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 62



In the final episode of Season 5, Daniel Haybron introduces the emotion most of us aspire to have—happiness—and how our pursuit of it impacts our well-being.

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Daniel Haybron is is the Theodore R. Vitali C.P. Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. His research focuses on ethics, psychology and political philosophy, particularly issues of well-being. He is the author of The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being.

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British Cinema – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 61



In this episode, Charles Barr introduces British cinema, the home of Ealing Studios and Alfred Hitchcock, and delves into its global significance.

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Charles Barr worked for many years at the University of East Anglia, helping to develop one of the first UK programmes in Film Studies at graduate and undergraduate level and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia.

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Behavioural Economics – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 60



In this episode, Michelle Baddeley explores behavioural economics, a field that allows us to understand our own decision-making processes and how this can impact our financial behaviour.

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Michelle Baddeley is an expert in behavioural economics and behavioural finance. She is currently a Professor in Economics, the UTS Business School’s Associate Dean Research and the Director of the Centre for Livelihoods and Wellbeing (CLAW).

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Sexuality – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 59



In this episode, Véronique Mottier introduces and explores what shapes our sexuality.

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Veronique Mottier is a Fellow of Jesus College at Cambridge University and also Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next episode of The Very Short Introductions Podcast will premiere on Thursday, 1 December 2022.

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The Avant-Garde – The Very Short Introductions Podcast – Episode 58



In this episode, David Cottington introduce the Avant-Garde, perhaps the most important and influential concept in the history of modern culture.

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David Cottington is Emeritus Professor of Art History at Kingston University London, he has published widely on the Cubist movement and the artistic avant-gardes of the early twentieth century.

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