The Glass Bead Game

‘Nothing is harder, yet nothing is more necessary, than to speak of certain things whose existence is neither demonstrable nor probable.¬†The very fact that serious and conscientious men treat them as existing things brings them a step closer to existence and to the possibility of being born.’

(Herman Hesse – The Glass Bead Game, 1943)

The purpose of this podcast series is to create a platform by which academic research can engage with an audience through people led narrative. Collecting the academic testimony of different disciplines from the international network of higher education. The Glass Bead Game aspires to appeal to a wide listenership, to challenge mainstream narratives and to represent complex stories from a diverse range of previously unheard voices.

Presenter and director Will Hood is a research associate with the university of Sussex, an award winning documentarian and audio anthropologist.

Series Producer Rob Alexander has worked extensively in both radio and television format, producing numerous broadcasts for BBC radio 4, BBC world service and the Open University.