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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.
    Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression24 September 2018
    26:49
  2. 2.
    Porklife: building a better pig17 September 2018
    35:30
  3. 3.
    How far would you go to be able to smile?10 September 2018
    32:52
  4. 4.
    Decisions on a knife-edge3 September 2018
    26:34
  5. 5.
    If we can beat Ebola, why not sleeping sickness too?27 August 2018
    33:27
  6. 6.
    Why do we have allergies?20 August 2018
    31:01
  7. 7.
    How close are we to a cure for Huntington’s?13 August 2018
    23:00
  8. 8.
    People are animals, too6 August 2018
    26:43
  1. 9.
    Spain leads the world in organ donation. What’s stopping other countries catching up?30 July 2018
    34:43
  2. 10.
    Why we still haven’t stopped cholera23 July 2018
    32:04
  3. 11.
    Why good people turn bad online16 July 2018
    27:41
  4. 12.
    Can India’s urban future be a healthy one?9 July 2018
    31:03
  5. 13.
    Smart and smarter drugs2 July 2018
    24:01
  6. 14.
    Saved: How addicts gained the power to reverse overdoses25 June 2018
    23:53
  7. 15.
    Climate change is turning dehydration into a deadly epidemic18 June 2018
    25:49
  8. 16.
    Brazil's cancer curse11 June 2018
    25:23
  9. 17.
    Why the calorie is broken4 June 2018
    29:41
  10. 18.
    How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine28 May 2018
    25:45
  11. 19.
    How to get to a world without suicide21 May 2018
    34:25
  12. 20.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war14 May 2018
    53:38
  13. 21.
    My many selves: how I learned to live with multiple personalities7 May 2018
    21:18
  14. 22.
    The worst sound in the world30 April 2018
    22:03
  15. 23.
    The women that kill, abuse and torture23 April 2018
    29:28
  16. 24.
    The troubled history of the foreskin16 April 2018
    46:38
  17. 25.
    The uncertain future of genetic testing9 April 2018
    21:25
  18. 26.
    This is what happens after you die2 April 2018
    25:57
  19. 27.
    Why we still don’t understand sleep, and why it matters26 March 2018
    28:38
  20. 28.
    Is your fear of radiation irrational?19 March 2018
    24:44
  21. 29.
    This is what it's like to be struck by lightning12 March 2018
    32:15
  22. 30.
    Atul Gawande: death, end-of-life care and Being Mortal5 March 2018
    18:54
  23. 31.
    Reinventing the toilet26 February 2018
    31:28
  24. 32.
    Death in the outback19 February 2018
    21:56
  25. 33.
    Homesick in the modern world11 February 2018
    22:53
  26. 34.
    Postpartum psychosis: “I’m afraid of how you’ll judge me, as a mother and as a person”5 February 2018
    37:18
  27. 35.
    Medicine's dirty secret29 January 2018
    41:29
  28. 36.
    My sudden synaesthesia: how I went blind and started hearing colours22 January 2018
    22:05
  29. 37.
    Secrets of the strong-minded14 January 2018
    36:28
  30. 38.
    My déjà vu is so extreme I can't tell what's real anymore7 January 2018
    22:42
  31. 39.
    Can you think yourself into a different person?1 January 2018
    25:31
  32. 40.
    How the zebra got his stripes, with Alan Turing25 December 2017
    33:33
  33. 41.
    The Mind Readers17 December 2017
    49:00
  34. 42.
    Virtually painless: how VR is making surgery simpler11 December 2017
    30:05
  35. 43.
    One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive4 December 2017
    40:21
  36. 44.
    A surprisingly good place to die27 November 2017
    32:31
  37. 45.
    The future of sex20 November 2017
    34:34
  38. 46.
    The fight for your life13 November 2017
    28:45
  39. 47.
    Hunting the silent killer5 November 2017
    33:59
  40. 48.
    Meet the dogs with OCD30 October 2017
    40:54
  41. 49.
    Breaking Bad News23 October 2017
    20:28
  42. 50.
    How VR could break America's opioid addiction16 October 2017
    27:03
  43. 51.
    Blackness ever blackening: my lifetime of depression9 October 2017
    32:42
  44. 52.
    Is the dark really making me sad?2 October 2017
    27:36
  45. 53.
    The Alzheimer's enigma25 September 2017
    31:55
  46. 54.
    Do you need to go to parent school?18 September 2017
    27:19
  47. 55.
    Life and death under austerity11 September 2017
    29:33
  48. 56.
    Eat to treat4 September 2017
    27:29
  49. 57.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war28 August 2017
    53:38
  50. 58.
    Why we need to start listening to insects20 August 2017
    29:40
  51. 59.
    The man who gave himself away14 August 2017
    28:14
  52. 60.
    Why are so many of us over-sensitive?7 August 2017
    24:00
  53. 61.
    Voices in the dark31 July 2017
    52:22
  54. 62.
    Kangaroo care – why keeping baby close is better for everyone24 July 2017
    27:51
  55. 63.
    Doing disability differently17 July 2017
    20:33
  56. 64.
    Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women10 July 2017
    28:24
  57. 65.
    City cycling: health versus hazard3 July 2017
    37:48
  58. 66.
    Colour to dye for26 June 2017
    20:32
  59. 67.
    The 96th Street divide: why there's so much diabetes in Harlem (documentary)19 June 2017
    48:40
  60. 68.
    Science for the people!12 June 2017
    28:32
  61. 69.
    Can you think yourself into a different person?5 June 2017
    25:31
  62. 70.
    The worst sound in the world29 May 2017
    22:03
  63. 71.
    A grown-up approach to treating anorexia22 May 2017
    28:31
  64. 72.
    The male suicides: how social perfectionism kills15 May 2017
    26:47
  65. 73.
    The superhero in your vagina8 May 2017
    31:15
  66. 74.
    The baby MRI: shrinking tech to help save newborn lives1 May 2017
    25:27
  67. 75.
    How maggots made it back into mainstream medicine24 April 2017
    20:36
  68. 76.
    How should you grieve?17 April 2017
    37:02
  69. 77.
    Terror, shipwreck, guns - 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance (live studio audience recording)10 April 2017
    34:52
  70. 78.
    How much does it hurt?3 April 2017
    38:20
  71. 79.
    What the Amish can teach the rest of us about modern medicine27 March 2017
    29:48
  72. 80.
    World TB Day - The animals that sniff TB, cancer and landmines20 March 2017
    35:40
  73. 81.
    Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening13 March 2017
    26:22
  74. 82.
    Blood speaks6 March 2017
    33:40
  75. 83.
    The Mirror Man27 February 2017
    27:08
  76. 84.
    Arrested Development20 February 2017
    45:19
  77. 85.
    When cuteness comes of age13 February 2017
    37:14
  78. 86.
    The man who grew eyes6 February 2017
    28:09
  79. 87.
    Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit30 January 2017
    25:27
  80. 88.
    The engineer who fixed his own heart23 January 2017
    27:28
  81. 89.
    Why are we still waiting for the male pill?16 January 2017
    26:48
  82. 90.
    Messing with our heads9 January 2017
    29:51
  83. 91.
    How we became the heaviest drinkers in a century2 January 2017
    26:57
  84. 92.
    Why do we have blood types?26 December 2016
    21:23
  85. 93.
    A plutocratic proposal: what if billionaires could buy their way onto drug trials?19 December 2016
    57:08
  86. 94.
    The big sleep12 December 2016
    25:40
  87. 95.
    Why a ‘miracle’ drug exists but you can’t have it yet5 December 2016
    30:27
  88. 96.
    The one-armed robot that will look after me until I die28 November 2016
    27:57
  89. 97.
    Hazed by the smog: where does Asia's air pollution come from?21 November 2016
    30:44
  90. 98.
    The man who gave himself away14 November 2016
    28:14
  91. 99.
    How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing7 November 2016
    33:33
  92. 100.
    Give and take: the ethics of donating breast milk24 October 2016
    30:38
  93. 101.
    Life and death under austerity17 October 2016
    29:33
  94. 102.
    My life with hypospadias10 October 2016
    14:13
  95. 103.
    Welcome to the cyborg fair3 October 2016
    27:08
  96. 104.
    Brazil's Cancer Curse26 September 2016
    25:28
  97. 105.
    DIY diagnosis: how an extreme athlete uncovered her genetic flaw16 September 2016
    24:46
  98. 106.
    DIY prosthetics: how an extreme athlete built his own knee12 September 2016
    26:36
  99. 107.
    Made for the marathon?5 September 2016
    37:31
  100. 108.
    Doing disability differently1 September 2016
    20:33
  101. 109.
    Unspoken: the forgotten prisoners of war (documentary)16 August 2016
    53:38
  102. 110.
    Sex, lives and disability15 August 2016
    28:31
  103. 111.
    Brazil's billion-dollar gym experiment8 August 2016
    33:28
  104. 112.
    Reservoir dogs and furious rabies1 August 2016
    23:50
  105. 113.
    192 Days as John Doe25 July 2016
    40:00
  106. 114.
    Dead man's sperm18 July 2016
    39:39
  107. 115.
    Doing disability differently11 July 2016
    20:33
  108. 116.
    Making sense of a miscarriage4 July 2016
    21:46
  109. 117.
    The animals that sniff out TB, cancer and landmines27 June 2016
    35:40
  110. 118.
    Fear and loathing in Thet Kal Pyin: Myanmar's healthcare crisis20 June 2016
    26:51
  111. 119.
    What is life?13 June 2016
    24:00
  112. 120.
    You can train your body into thinking it's had medicine6 June 2016
    37:09
  113. 121.
    India is training ‘quacks’ to do real medicine. This is why30 May 2016
    32:10
  114. 122.
    In the blink of an eye16 May 2016
    33:33
  115. 123.
    Killer dust9 May 2016
    34:47
  116. 124.
    Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease2 May 2016
    26:47
  117. 125.
    Can India's urban future be a healthy one?25 April 2016
    31:03
  118. 126.
    Mosaic Extra: Gaia Vince on hacking the nervous system21 April 2016
    14:44
  119. 127.
    Psychedelic therapy18 April 2016
    39:50
  120. 128.
    Mosaic Extra: Alexander Masters on billionaires, greed and drugs for rare cancers14 April 2016
    16:06
  121. 129.
    Suicide of the ceasefire babies11 April 2016
    24:43
  122. 130.
    Mosaic Extra: Charles Fernyhough on hearing voices7 April 2016
    16:44
  123. 131.
    Blocking the high: one man's quixotic quest to cure addiction4 April 2016
    33:45
  124. 132.
    Mosaic Extra: Jo Marchant on the mind, the body and how to train your immune system31 March 2016
    15:28
  125. 133.
    The cost of pure water28 March 2016
    37:08
  126. 134.
    Mosaic Extra: Roger Highfield on consciousness and coma24 March 2016
    17:58
  127. 135.
    Voices in the dark: The people who hear voices (Documentary) (Rebroadcast)21 March 2016
    52:22
  128. 136.
    Cradle of resistance14 March 2016
    38:48
  129. 137.
    DIY prosthetics: the extreme athlete who built a new knee7 March 2016
    26:36
  130. 138.
    On menopause29 February 2016
    39:05
  131. 139.
    The 96th Street divide: why there's so much diabetes in Harlem (documentary)22 February 2016
    48:40
  132. 140.
    How to mend a broken heart15 February 2016
    33:44
  133. 141.
    Light at the end of the scalpel8 February 2016
    27:13
  134. 142.
    The end of the calorie (Gastropod special)1 February 2016
    47:50
  135. 143.
    The fat city that declared war on obesity25 January 2016
    22:30
  136. 144.
    Hungary's cold war with polio18 January 2016
    50:43
  137. 145.
    Made for a marathon11 January 2016
    37:31
  138. 146.
    Inside the lives and minds of real-time translators4 January 2016
    24:13
  139. 147.
    The man with the golden blood28 December 2015
    24:14
  140. 148.
    How we became the heaviest drinkers in a century21 December 2015
    26:57
  141. 149.
    Can you supercharge your brain?14 December 2015
    43:20
  142. 150.
    Facial discrimination30 November 2015
    39:53
  143. 151.
    What the nose knows23 November 2015
    20:13
  144. 152.
    Peak booze (Gastropod special)16 November 2015
    34:54
  145. 153.
    Hacking the nervous system9 November 2015
    20:28
  146. 154.
    A plutocratic proposal2 November 2015
    57:08
  147. 155.
    Secrets of the strong-minded26 October 2015
    36:28
  148. 156.
    Brazil's billion-dollar gym experiment19 October 2015
    33:28
  149. 157.
    Porklife: building a better pig12 October 2015
    35:30
  150. 158.
    Why can't we stop cholera in Haiti?5 October 2015
    32:04
  151. 159.
    This is what happens after you die28 September 2015
    25:57
  152. 160.
    Hunting the silent killer21 September 2015
    33:59
  153. 161.
    Why do we have allergies?14 September 2015
    31:01
  154. 162.
    Atul Gawande in conversation31 August 2015
    19:06
  155. 163.
    Decisions on a knife-edge24 August 2015
    26:34
  156. 164.
    Can meditation really slow ageing17 August 2015
    32:27
  157. 165.
    Medicine's dirty secret10 August 2015
    41:29
  158. 166.
    People are animals, too3 August 2015
    26:43
  159. 167.
    Blood speaks27 July 2015
    33:40
  160. 168.
    City cycling: health versus hazard20 July 2015
    37:48
  161. 169.
    Is your fear of radiation irrational?13 July 2015
    24:44
  162. 170.
    One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive29 June 2015
    40:21
  163. 171.
    Homesick in the modern world22 June 2015
    22:53
  164. 172.
    Lovely grub: are insects the future of food?15 June 2015
    32:36
  165. 173.
    How a bee sting saved my life: poison as medicine8 June 2015
    25:45
  166. 174.
    Saved: How addicts gained the power to reverse overdoses1 June 2015
    23:53
  167. 175.
    The troubled history of the foreskin25 May 2015
    46:38
  168. 176.
    The man who grew eyes18 May 2015
    28:09
  169. 177.
    The future of sex11 May 2015
    34:34
  170. 178.
    Why do we have blood types?4 May 2015
    21:23
  171. 179.
    Arrested development27 April 2015
    45:19
  172. 180.
    The mirror man20 April 2015
    27:08
  173. 181.
    Sex, lives and disability13 April 2015
    28:31
  174. 182.
    The Alzheimer's enigma6 April 2015
    31:55
  175. 183.
    Breaking Bad News30 March 2015
    20:28
  176. 184.
    DIY Diagnosis23 March 2015
    24:46
  177. 185.
    Death in the Outback16 March 2015
    21:56
  178. 186.
    The mind readers9 March 2015
    49:00
  179. 187.
    Voices in the dark (Documentary)5 February 2015
    52:22
  180. 188.
    In other words: Inside the lives and minds of real-time translators5 February 2015
    24:13
  181. 189.
    The man with the golden blood5 February 2015
    24:14

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