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Mosaic Science Podcast

By Wellcome Trust

The Mosaic Science Podcast - audio documentaries and audio versions of our weekly longread. Mosaic is a digital magazine that publishes compelling stories exploring the science of life. Produced by the Wellcome Trust. More at mosaicscience.com.

  1. 1.
    Hacking the nervous system11/12/2018
    20:28
  2. 2.
    How the mafia is causing cancer11/05/2018
    30:35
  3. 3.
    Hungary's cold war with polio10/29/2018
    50:43
  4. 4.
    The sex workers who are stopping HIV10/23/2018
    31:02
  5. 5.
    What the nose knows10/15/2018
    20:13
  6. 6.
    This disease kills half the people it infects. So why isn’t more being done?10/08/2018
    21:15
  7. 7.
    Facial discrimination10/01/2018
    39:53
  8. 8.
    Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression09/24/2018
    26:49
  1. 9.
    Porklife: building a better pig09/17/2018
    35:30
  2. 10.
    How far would you go to be able to smile?09/10/2018
    32:52
  3. 11.
    Decisions on a knife-edge09/03/2018
    26:34
  4. 12.
    If we can beat Ebola, why not sleeping sickness too?08/27/2018
    33:27
  5. 13.
    Why do we have allergies?08/20/2018
    31:01
  6. 14.
    How close are we to a cure for Huntington’s?08/13/2018
    23:00
  7. 15.
    People are animals, too08/06/2018
    26:43
  8. 16.
    Spain leads the world in organ donation. What’s stopping other countries catching up?07/30/2018
    34:43
  9. 17.
    Why we still haven’t stopped cholera07/23/2018
    32:04
  10. 18.
    Why good people turn bad online07/16/2018
    27:41
  11. 19.
    Can India’s urban future be a healthy one?07/09/2018
    31:03
  12. 20.
    Smart and smarter drugs07/02/2018
    24:01
  13. 21.
    Saved: How addicts gained the power to reverse overdoses06/25/2018
    23:53
  14. 22.
    Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly epidemic06/18/2018
    25:49
  15. 23.
    Brazil's cancer curse06/11/2018
    25:23
  16. 24.
    Why the calorie is broken06/04/2018
    29:41
  17. 25.
    How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine05/28/2018
    25:45
  18. 26.
    How to get to a world without suicide05/21/2018
    34:25
  19. 27.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war05/14/2018
    53:38
  20. 28.
    My many selves: how I learned to live with multiple personalities05/07/2018
    21:18
  21. 29.
    The worst sound in the world04/30/2018
    22:03
  22. 30.
    The women that kill, abuse and torture04/23/2018
    29:28
  23. 31.
    The troubled history of the foreskin04/16/2018
    46:38
  24. 32.
    The uncertain future of genetic testing04/09/2018
    21:25
  25. 33.
    This is what happens after you die04/02/2018
    25:57
  26. 34.
    Why we still don’t understand sleep, and why it matters03/26/2018
    28:38
  27. 35.
    Is your fear of radiation irrational?03/19/2018
    24:44
  28. 36.
    This is what it's like to be struck by lightning03/12/2018
    32:15
  29. 37.
    Atul Gawande: death, end-of-life care and Being Mortal03/05/2018
    18:54
  30. 38.
    Reinventing the toilet02/26/2018
    31:28
  31. 39.
    Death in the outback02/19/2018
    21:56
  32. 40.
    Homesick in the modern world02/11/2018
    22:53
  33. 41.
    Postpartum psychosis: “I’m afraid of how you’ll judge me, as a mother and as a person”02/05/2018
    37:18
  34. 42.
    Medicine's dirty secret01/29/2018
    41:29
  35. 43.
    My sudden synaesthesia: how I went blind and started hearing colours01/22/2018
    22:05
  36. 44.
    Secrets of the strong-minded01/14/2018
    36:28
  37. 45.
    My déjà vu is so extreme I can't tell what's real anymore01/07/2018
    22:42
  38. 46.
    Can you think yourself into a different person?01/01/2018
    25:31
  39. 47.
    How the zebra got his stripes, with Alan Turing12/25/2017
    33:33
  40. 48.
    The Mind Readers12/17/2017
    49:00
  41. 49.
    Virtually painless: how VR is making surgery simpler12/11/2017
    30:05
  42. 50.
    One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive12/04/2017
    40:21
  43. 51.
    A surprisingly good place to die11/27/2017
    32:31
  44. 52.
    The future of sex11/20/2017
    34:34
  45. 53.
    The fight for your life11/13/2017
    28:45
  46. 54.
    Hunting the silent killer11/05/2017
    33:59
  47. 55.
    Meet the dogs with OCD10/30/2017
    40:54
  48. 56.
    Breaking Bad News10/23/2017
    20:28
  49. 57.
    How VR could break America's opioid addiction10/16/2017
    27:03
  50. 58.
    Blackness ever blackening: my lifetime of depression10/09/2017
    32:42
  51. 59.
    Is the dark really making me sad?10/02/2017
    27:36
  52. 60.
    The Alzheimer's enigma09/25/2017
    31:55
  53. 61.
    Do you need to go to parent school?09/18/2017
    27:19
  54. 62.
    Life and death under austerity09/11/2017
    29:33
  55. 63.
    Eat to treat09/04/2017
    27:29
  56. 64.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war08/28/2017
    53:38
  57. 65.
    Why we need to start listening to insects08/20/2017
    29:40
  58. 66.
    The man who gave himself away08/14/2017
    28:14
  59. 67.
    Why are so many of us over-sensitive?08/07/2017
    24:00
  60. 68.
    Voices in the dark07/31/2017
    52:22
  61. 69.
    Kangaroo care – why keeping baby close is better for everyone07/24/2017
    27:51
  62. 70.
    Doing disability differently07/17/2017
    20:33
  63. 71.
    Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women07/10/2017
    28:24
  64. 72.
    City cycling: health versus hazard07/03/2017
    37:48
  65. 73.
    Colour to dye for06/26/2017
    20:32
  66. 74.
    The 96th Street divide: why there's so much diabetes in Harlem (documentary)06/19/2017
    48:40
  67. 75.
    Science for the people!06/12/2017
    28:32
  68. 76.
    Can you think yourself into a different person?06/05/2017
    25:31
  69. 77.
    The worst sound in the world05/29/2017
    22:03
  70. 78.
    A grown-up approach to treating anorexia05/22/2017
    28:31
  71. 79.
    The male suicides: how social perfectionism kills05/15/2017
    26:47
  72. 80.
    The superhero in your vagina05/08/2017
    31:15
  73. 81.
    The baby MRI: shrinking tech to help save newborn lives05/01/2017
    25:27
  74. 82.
    How maggots made it back into mainstream medicine04/24/2017
    20:36
  75. 83.
    How should you grieve?04/17/2017
    37:02
  76. 84.
    Terror, shipwreck, guns - 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance (live studio audience recording)04/10/2017
    34:52
  77. 85.
    How much does it hurt?04/03/2017
    38:20
  78. 86.
    What the Amish can teach the rest of us about modern medicine03/27/2017
    29:48
  79. 87.
    World TB Day - The animals that sniff TB, cancer and landmines03/20/2017
    35:40
  80. 88.
    Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening03/13/2017
    26:22
  81. 89.
    Blood speaks03/06/2017
    33:40
  82. 90.
    The Mirror Man02/27/2017
    27:08
  83. 91.
    Arrested Development02/20/2017
    45:19
  84. 92.
    When cuteness comes of age02/13/2017
    37:14
  85. 93.
    The man who grew eyes02/06/2017
    28:09
  86. 94.
    Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit01/30/2017
    25:27
  87. 95.
    The engineer who fixed his own heart01/23/2017
    27:28
  88. 96.
    Why are we still waiting for the male pill?01/16/2017
    26:48
  89. 97.
    Messing with our heads01/09/2017
    29:51
  90. 98.
    How we became the heaviest drinkers in a century01/02/2017
    26:57
  91. 99.
    Why do we have blood types?12/26/2016
    21:23
  92. 100.
    A plutocratic proposal: what if billionaires could buy their way onto drug trials?12/19/2016
    57:08
  93. 101.
    The big sleep12/12/2016
    25:40
  94. 102.
    Why a ‘miracle’ drug exists but you can’t have it yet12/05/2016
    30:27
  95. 103.
    The one-armed robot that will look after me until I die11/28/2016
    27:57
  96. 104.
    Hazed by the smog: where does Asia's air pollution come from?11/21/2016
    30:44
  97. 105.
    The man who gave himself away11/14/2016
    28:14
  98. 106.
    How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing11/07/2016
    33:33
  99. 107.
    Give and take: the ethics of donating breast milk10/24/2016
    30:38
  100. 108.
    Life and death under austerity10/17/2016
    29:33
  101. 109.
    My life with hypospadias10/10/2016
    14:13
  102. 110.
    Welcome to the cyborg fair10/03/2016
    27:08
  103. 111.
    Brazil's Cancer Curse09/26/2016
    25:28
  104. 112.
    DIY diagnosis: how an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw09/16/2016
    24:46
  105. 113.
    DIY prosthetics: how an extreme athlete built his own knee09/12/2016
    26:36
  106. 114.
    Made for the marathon?09/05/2016
    37:31
  107. 115.
    Doing disability differently09/01/2016
    20:33
  108. 116.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war (documentary)08/16/2016
    53:38
  109. 117.
    Sex, lives and disability08/15/2016
    28:31
  110. 118.
    Brazil's billion-dollar gym experiment08/08/2016
    33:28
  111. 119.
    Reservoir dogs and furious rabies08/01/2016
    23:50
  112. 120.
    192 Days as John Doe07/25/2016
    40:00
  113. 121.
    Dead man's sperm07/18/2016
    39:39
  114. 122.
    Doing disability differently07/11/2016
    20:33
  115. 123.
    Making sense of a miscarriage07/04/2016
    21:46
  116. 124.
    The animals that sniff out TB, cancer and landmines06/27/2016
    35:40
  117. 125.
    Fear and loathing in Thet Kal Pyin: Myanmar's healthcare crisis06/20/2016
    26:51
  118. 126.
    What is life?06/13/2016
    24:00
  119. 127.
    You can train your body into thinking it's had medicine06/06/2016
    37:09
  120. 128.
    India is training ‘quacks’ to do real medicine. This is why05/30/2016
    32:10
  121. 129.
    In the blink of an eye05/16/2016
    33:33
  122. 130.
    Killer dust05/09/2016
    34:47
  123. 131.
    Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease05/02/2016
    26:47
  124. 132.
    Can India's urban future be a healthy one?04/25/2016
    31:03
  125. 133.
    Mosaic Extra: Gaia Vince on hacking the nervous system04/21/2016
    14:44
  126. 134.
    Psychedelic therapy04/18/2016
    39:50
  127. 135.
    Mosaic Extra: Alexander Masters on billionaires, greed and drugs for rare cancers04/14/2016
    16:06
  128. 136.
    Suicide of the ceasefire babies04/11/2016
    24:43
  129. 137.
    Mosaic Extra: Charles Fernyhough on hearing voices04/07/2016
    16:44
  130. 138.
    Blocking the high: one man's quixotic quest to cure addiction04/04/2016
    33:45
  131. 139.
    Mosaic Extra: Jo Marchant on the mind, the body and how to train your immune system03/31/2016
    15:28
  132. 140.
    The cost of pure water03/28/2016
    37:08
  133. 141.
    Mosaic Extra: Roger Highfield on consciousness and coma03/24/2016
    17:58
  134. 142.
    Voices in the dark: The people who hear voices (Documentary) (Rebroadcast)03/21/2016
    52:22
  135. 143.
    Cradle of resistance03/14/2016
    38:48
  136. 144.
    DIY prosthetics: the extreme athlete who built a new knee03/07/2016
    26:36
  137. 145.
    On menopause02/29/2016
    39:05
  138. 146.
    The 96th Street divide: why there's so much diabetes in Harlem (documentary)02/22/2016
    48:40
  139. 147.
    How to mend a broken heart02/15/2016
    33:44
  140. 148.
    Light at the end of the scalpel02/08/2016
    27:13
  141. 149.
    The end of the calorie (Gastropod special)02/01/2016
    47:50
  142. 150.
    The fat city that declared war on obesity01/25/2016
    22:30
  143. 151.
    Hungary's cold war with polio01/18/2016
    50:43
  144. 152.
    Made for a marathon01/11/2016
    37:31
  145. 153.
    Inside the lives and minds of real-time translators01/04/2016
    24:13
  146. 154.
    The man with the golden blood12/28/2015
    24:14
  147. 155.
    How we became the heaviest drinkers in a century12/21/2015
    26:57
  148. 156.
    Can you supercharge your brain?12/14/2015
    43:20
  149. 157.
    Facial discrimination11/30/2015
    39:53
  150. 158.
    What the nose knows11/23/2015
    20:13
  151. 159.
    Peak booze (Gastropod special)11/16/2015
    34:54
  152. 160.
    Hacking the nervous system11/09/2015
    20:28
  153. 161.
    A plutocratic proposal11/02/2015
    57:08
  154. 162.
    Secrets of the strong-minded10/26/2015
    36:28
  155. 163.
    Brazil's billion-dollar gym experiment10/19/2015
    33:28
  156. 164.
    Porklife: building a better pig10/12/2015
    35:30
  157. 165.
    Why can't we stop cholera in Haiti?10/05/2015
    32:04
  158. 166.
    This is what happens after you die09/28/2015
    25:57
  159. 167.
    Hunting the silent killer09/21/2015
    33:59
  160. 168.
    Why do we have allergies?09/14/2015
    31:01
  161. 169.
    Atul Gawande in conversation08/31/2015
    19:06
  162. 170.
    Decisions on a knife-edge08/24/2015
    26:34
  163. 171.
    Can meditation really slow ageing08/17/2015
    32:27
  164. 172.
    Medicine's dirty secret08/10/2015
    41:29
  165. 173.
    People are animals, too08/03/2015
    26:43
  166. 174.
    Blood speaks07/27/2015
    33:40
  167. 175.
    City cycling: health versus hazard07/20/2015
    37:48
  168. 176.
    Is your fear of radiation irrational?07/13/2015
    24:44
  169. 177.
    One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive06/29/2015
    40:21
  170. 178.
    Homesick in the modern world06/22/2015
    22:53
  171. 179.
    Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?06/15/2015
    32:36
  172. 180.
    How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine06/08/2015
    25:45
  173. 181.
    Saved: How addicts gained the power to reverse overdoses06/01/2015
    23:53
  174. 182.
    The troubled history of the foreskin05/25/2015
    46:38
  175. 183.
    The man who grew eyes05/18/2015
    28:09
  176. 184.
    The future of sex05/11/2015
    34:34
  177. 185.
    Why do we have blood types?05/04/2015
    21:23
  178. 186.
    Arrested development04/27/2015
    45:19
  179. 187.
    The mirror man04/20/2015
    27:08
  180. 188.
    Sex, lives and disability04/13/2015
    28:31
  181. 189.
    The Alzheimer's enigma04/06/2015
    31:55
  182. 190.
    Breaking Bad News03/30/2015
    20:28
  183. 191.
    DIY Diagnosis03/23/2015
    24:46
  184. 192.
    Death in the Outback03/16/2015
    21:56
  185. 193.
    The mind readers03/09/2015
    49:00
  186. 194.
    Voices in the dark (Documentary)02/05/2015
    52:22
  187. 195.
    In other words: Inside the lives and minds of real-time translators02/05/2015
    24:13
  188. 196.
    The man with the golden blood02/05/2015
    24:14

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