Podcast: London, the Glocturnal City, and its 'Other Workers' (E01)

May 31, 2018

A new podcast series has been launched by our colleague, Julius-Cezar MacQuarie, recent PhD of our INTEGRIM network: 'NightWorkPod: A Podcast About Working the Night Shift'.

In Episode 1: London, the Glocturnal City, and its 'Other Workers' Julius-Cezar introduces the listeners to a world of work that is invisible to the diurnal eye and inaudible to the nocturnal sleeper. Ger Duijzings, Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Regensburg, joins the host to talk about his Nightlaboratory project.

Two other guests, Jeff (a London night bus driver), and an anonymous outreach worker with sex workers in East London, give their views and experiences of working at night.

NightWorkPod is a podcast about working the night shift and not about night life. However, it includes references to the latter in a global city that never sleeps, with its revellers and party-goers sustained and maintained night-by-night by those who work, at night - glocturnal people. The workers whom appear in the NightWorkPod are the folks who keep these cities awake, spinning at an incessant speed and consuming round-the-clock, night-in, day-out.

Listen to Episode 1: London, the Glocturnal City, and its 'Other Workers' here.