MICARE launches new podcast on Spotify

“Cuidando” is the name of the podcast, an initiative by MICARE’s postdoctoral researchers.

Por Natalia Correa

“Cuidando”, the new podcast of MICARE is now available on Spotify and Anchor. In this podcast, you will find conversations in Spanish and English with people from academia, international and national organizations, public and private institutions, and non-governmental organizations that work around the broad idea of care.

The objective of the podcast is to create and promote a community of researchers in line with MICARE. The hosts are the three postdoctoral researchers from the institute: Francisca Ortiz, Juan Pablo Robledo and Javiera Rosell.

Chapter 1: Interview with Claudia Miranda, MICARE’s director (in Spanish)

In the first chapter, with MICARE’s director Claudia Miranda, we talk about ways of understanding what care is, the challenges that lie ahead in the Chilean context, the relevance of a non-assistance and rights approach, and many useful recommendations if you are interested in researching care issues.

Chapter 2: Interview with María Gabriela Morgante (in Spanish)

In the second chapter, we spoke to professor María Gabriela Morgante from Universidad Nacional de la Playa-CICPBA and the Applied Ethnography Research Laboratory (LINEA). She spoke about the challenges that lie ahead in the Argentinian context, research on the elderly, gender and life course, and the relevance of intersectionality, along with the intergenerational and community aspects of care.

Chapter 3: Interview with Angela Hassiotis (in English)

In this chapter spoke with Angela Hassiotis, Full Professor of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability at the Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London. She shared her understanding of what ‘care’ stands for, the challenges that lie ahead in the context of the UK, as well as the need to focus on the multiple sacrifices informal carers make, and how to provide them with better support.

Chapter 4: Interview with Fabia Franco (in English)

In this chapter, Dr Fabia Franco, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the Psychology Department of Middlesex University, London, very kindly shared her expertise in caregiving with a very special focus on music-related care behaviours such as Infant-Directed Speech and Infant-Directed Singing, as well as their impact in early development.

Chapter 5: Interview with Gladys González (in Spanish)

In this chapter, we talked with Gladys González, Master in Social Gerontology and Head of the Community Integration Social Services Unit of the National Service for Older Persons in Chile (SENAMA). You will learn about the experience of the work in public policies related to care, particularly the different interventions in Chile. In addition, we reflect on the challenges of care policy in Latin America.

Chapter 6: Interview with Cecilia Millán (in Spanish)

In this chapter, you will listen to our interview with Cecilia Millán, an Argentine psychogerontologist with extensive experience working in nursing homes, a member of the Argentine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and a professor at the University of Buenos Aires. We talked about the importance of affection in the context of care, and how the relevance of the emotional aspect is sometimes neglected, both for the caregivers and the person being cared for. We also discussed the impact of ageism on caregiving.

Chapter 7: Interview with María Beatriz Fernández (in Spanish)

In this chapter you will listen to our interview with Beatriz Fernández, Sociology academic and UC Sociology, director of CEVE-UC and associate researcher at MICARE. Her areas of research are ageing, old age, quality of life and social gerontology. We talked about the importance of affection in the context of care and the importance of considering care as a human right.

Chapter 8: Interview with MICARE Spokesperson Office (in Spanish)

In this chapter we talked with the MICARE Spokesperson Office, integrated by Carolina Lucero, Gonzalo Osorio, Felipe Pierret, Ricardo Pizarro, as well as the office’s dynamizer, Florencia Villaseca. The spokespersons told us what the office is about, what they do and why it is important. They also shared their first-person perspective take on topics already addressed in the podcast such as care, and the needs and challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities.

Chapter 9: Interview with Tiina Sihto (in English)

Tiina Sihto is a social scientist currently based at the University of Helsinki, where she work as a postdoctoral researcher in the project “Economic and social sustainability” across time and space in an ageing society (SustAgeable). Her research concerns particularly topics related to care, emotions, gender and welfare state.