The Rights Track

Creating sound evidence on human rights through the medium of podcasting

  • Thu 1 Dec 22

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus


  • Event speaker

    Professor Tod Landman and Christine Garrington

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Department of Sociology

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Professor Pam Cox

Join the Department of Sociology for an insightful seminar with Professor Todd Landman and Christine Garrington

After meeting at the University of Essex, Professor Todd Landman and Chris Garrington came up with the idea of The Rights Track podcast. That was in 2015. Together they have produced nearly 70 episodes across 7 series of the podcast which has had nearly 40,000 downloads.

In 2021 they decided the rich and powerful conversations from the podcast merited further reflection and together they wrote a book about their podcasting journey which was launched in July this year with the help of the UK’s former Independent Modern Slavery Commissioner Dame Sara Thornton and Baroness Lola Young. The book has been described as "a fascinating insight which powerfully demonstrates the value of technology in making knowledge accessible” and “sure to become standard reading for scholars, partitioners, advocates, students and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the status of human rights in an ever- changing world”.

Join Todd and Chris to find out more about why and how they have used The Rights Track podcast to get the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing us today and to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. 

This seminar is part of an open seminar series, hosted by the Department of Sociology