In today’s episode I sit down with Sam Friedman, Professor of Sociology at the LSE. Graduating with degrees from both the University of Edinburgh and the LSE, Sam has spent his academic career specializing in class and inequality, particularly focusing on the cultural dimensions of contemporary class division. After publishing his preeminent book “The Class Ceiling – Why It Pays To Be Privileged” Sam has quickly become one of the most well-known academics in the UK featuring in BBC documentaries, commissioning reports for the UK government and most recently being appointed to ITV’s Cultural Advisory Council.
In our conversation we discuss a litany of topics such as Sam’s privileged upbringing and how this motivated him to explore class inequality, the differences in risk-taking between privileged and less-privileged professionals and what can be done to promote more social mobility in the UK .
This is a really informative episode with a key social mobility influencer so I know you’ll enjoy this one.
***Please note that the views shared in this podcast by the speakers are personal and do not represent their respective employers.***