In this episode, we take a look at something most of us take for granted – the two-day weekend. But are two days enough?
24 min listen
Brad Beavan is a professor in social and cultural history at the University of Portsmouth. As you’ll hear, even the weekend as we know it is a relatively new development in the western world. So how did we get to where we are today, how likely is it that we’ll be enjoying a four-day working week any time soon, and how do both employees and employers feel about it?
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History of the two-day weekend offers lessons for today’s calls for a four-day week: https://theconversation.com/history-of-the-two-day-weekend-offers-lessons-for-todays-calls-for-a-four-day-week-127382
4 Day Week: https://www.4dayweek.co.uk/
A short history of the two-day weekend: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2023/0309/1361274-weekend-two-days-off-history/
Professor Brad Beaven bio: https://www.port.ac.uk/about-us/structure-and-governance/our-people/our-staff/brad-beaven
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