Applied Sociology Podcasts

Why Sociology Podcast

Why Sociology is a podcast created by sociologists Daniela Jauk-Ajamie (C.C.S., University of Akron/Ohio) and collaborator Angela Adkins (Stark State College, Ohio). Their goal is to “make sociology recognizable and educate listeners about applied and clinical sociology careers”. The first season consists of seven interviews with sociology graduates in applied and intriguing career fields. A second season is currently being recorded. Check out an overview of all episodes and the podcast website.  The podcast is available on all major podcast apps and should so be a new and accessible learning tool to students on apps/media they already use.

Why Sociology’s creators also developed an assignment to use the podcast in Sociology classrooms which has been published on TRAILS, the national teaching repository of the American Sociological Association. They are open to collaborate if folks want to host their own season about their own applied and clinical sociology graduates, using the existing infrastructure! Contact and/or for info and a chat. 

Proofing and Lies Podcast

Stephanie Wilson, Founded of Applied Worldwide, is featured in this episode on Proofing and Lies, a podcast hosted by sociologists Elle Rochford and Reilly Kincaid.

The Shape of Care Podcast

The Shape of Care podcast brings a sociological perspective to issues related to the caregiving landscape. Launched in October of 2019, it has built an audience of nearly 20,000 listeners and has received positive responses from media. Founded by Mindy Fried, the podcast has two seasons thus far. Season 1 focuses on the caregiving experience from the vantage point of informal caregivers. In Season 2, we center stories about care workers and the people they care for, and link their experiences to broader policy initiatives.