You can listen to the episode, or follow links to your preferred podcast platforms, here. Many thanks to Geoff Jordan, Simon Courtney, Anita Derecskei and Elen Evans for their contributions.

NB all views expressed on the podcast are the individual opinions of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of SLB as a cooperative.

Organisations of the year

The TEFL Workers’ Union

ELT Advocacy Ireland

Extinction Rebellion

ELT/SLA publications of the year

Wen, Z. & Ahmadian, M., 2019. Researching L2 Task Performance and PedagogyIn honour of Peter Skehan. John Benjamins.

Malicka, A., Gilabert, R. & Norris, J., 2019. From needs analysis to task design: Insights from an English for specific purposes context. Language Teaching Research 23.1, pp. 78-106.

Films & series

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time



Ian McEwan, Machines Like Me

Elizabeth MacNeal, The Doll Factory

Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge

The sweet scene from Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow can be enjoyed here.

George Orwell, 1984

Joan Copjec, Read My Desire: Lacan Against the Historicists


Why Theory

The Fundamentalists


Idiot Joy Showland


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Mfuwe Lodge, Zambia

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