OpenPhysio podcast: Considering the precariat

Earlier this month I finally managed to publish an episode of the OpenPhysio podcast that’s been on my to-do list for about a year. I’ve been wanting to get the journal podcast series up and running for a while but for various reasons I haven’t been able to work on it as regularly as I’d like to. Even this episode, which we recorded in 2021, took me forever to edit and post.

However, I think the final product is nonetheless an interesting discussion around an important topic, which is covered further in the related article: Cleaver, S., Mohapratra, S. & Simard, M. (2021). Contagious precarity: A collective biographical analysis of early-career physiotherapist academics’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. OpenPhysio.

Thank you to Shaun, Sidhi, and Mathieu for agreeing to record our conversation, and for their patience around the long delay in getting it published.

In this episode I speak with Shaun Cleaver, Sidhiprada Mohapratra, and Mathieu Simard, about their article describing their experiences as early-career academics affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. As part of the review process there were significant pieces of the article that the reviewers asked to be removed as they were not central to the main thrust of the work. I thought the sections that came out were nonetheless important to consider and so asked the three authors if we could talk about those aspects of their work that didn’t make it into the final publication.

Rowe, M., Cleaver, S., Mohapratra, S., & Simard, M. (2022). Considering the precariat. OpenPhysio podcast.