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Kara Hazlegrave recorded 22/10/2021 Kara Hazlegrave is Research & Innovation Manager for Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (based at University of Leeds) where she works with University of Leeds researchers to support the development of emergent, interdisciplinary ideas. Kara helps teams craft applications in response to funding opportunities and connects businesses seeking expertise to specialist research capability. Kara originally studied Anthropology & English Lit as an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in the US later studying Biodiversity & Conservation as an MSc at the University of Leeds. Kara then gained working experience in the environment sector including working for regulators (Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and for the regulated (Yorkshire Water). To find out more about the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics go to ( Or follow them (@FLUIDSLEEDS) Ernesto Sirolli ( (Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! | TED Talk) Support this podcast
  1. Work is a Crucible
  2. Work is Regenerative
  3. Work is Connective
  4. Work is Supportive
  5. Work is Active

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Leeds is the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, it is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. The Working Hours Podcast will document the city’s experiences through Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and ongoing resource wars, the ongoing removal of the welfare state and the accelerating ecological emergency.

Not sure about making your own podcast? Then why not try being a guest on one?

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Western Studios, Leeds presents The Working Hours Podcast: a podcast series surveying the residents of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. The purpose of the project is to create a depository of knowledge about labour and employment across this pivotal decade in the human story. My goal is to record an hour of opinion on this topic from one thousand people in the city of Leeds. LISTEN NOW!

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Be My Guest on the Working Hours Podcast

You can be a guest on The Working Hours Podcast now! I want to record one thousand Loiners for this podcast so I am always on the lookout for new guests. All you’d have to do is talk to me for an hour or so about your work experiences and your thoughts and feelings about work and working.

Still not talking, huh?

Okay, so you don’t feel confident or comfortable being recorded, listening to your own voice or being heard by your boss or employer? I get that. But, if this is you and you’re still reading then perhaps you might be interested in taking part in the Working Hours survey? You need to be Leeds based or Leeds born to take part and the information will help to inform the show and the overall project. The survey can be found here.

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“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying.”

― Studs Terkel

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