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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Spain leads the world in organ donation. Whats stopping other countries catching up?

    Spain leads the world in organ donation. What's stopping other countries catching up?

    09/12/2019 Duration: 34min

    More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best? Written by Chris Baraniuk Read and produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosa…ast/id964928211 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Abortion, contraception, pregnancy: how women's bodies became a battlezone, by Sophie Cousins, also available as a podcast.   

  • How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

    How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

    02/12/2019 Duration: 19min

    One in three French people think vaccines are unsafe, but across the country vaccine coverage is rising. Alex Whiting looks at how France is fighting back against vaccine scepticism. Written by Alex Whiting Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosa…ast/id964928211 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreading, by Samira Shackle, also available as a podcast.

  • Can vapes save the world from smoking?

    Can vapes save the world from smoking?

    25/11/2019 Duration: 36min

    E-cigarettes were invented by business, not medicine. But as more smokers make the switch, some health experts believe we’ve finally hit on something that could stub out smoking for good. Written by Simon Usborne Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 SoundCloud @mosaicscience RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend Violent crime is like infectious disease – and we know how to stop it spreading, by Samira Shackle, also available as a podcast.

  • How to survive in the worlds largest refugee camp

    How to survive in the world's largest refugee camp

    18/11/2019 Duration: 31min

    A million Rohingya refugees in crowded shelters with poor sanitation – ideal conditions for infections to spread. Here’s how to stop these deadly outbreaks. Written and read by Gaia Vince. Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories or to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/mosaicscience If you liked this story, we recommend Why we still haven't stopped cholera, by Rose George, also available as a podcast.

  • How far would you go to be able to smile?

    How far would you go to be able to smile?

    11/11/2019 Duration: 32min

    Smiling is one of the fundamental ways people communicate, so what happens if your face can’t do it? Written by Neil Steinberg Read by Charlotte Hussey Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read the text original, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: Apple Podcasts itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend The engineer who fixed his own heart, by Geoff Watts, also available as a podcast.

  • Why we need to start listening to insects

    Why we need to start listening to insects

    04/11/2019 Duration: 29min

    You may not think of the buzz and whine of insects as musical, but the distinctive pitch of mosquito wingbeats could tell us how to fight malaria. Daniel A Gross meets the researchers who are pricking up their ears. Written by Daniel A Gross Read by Barry J Gibb Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories or to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/mosaicscience If you liked this story we recommend How malaria defeats our drugs, by Ed Yong, also available as a podcast.

  • This drug can stop mothers bleeding to death in childbirth – so why cant more women get it?

    This drug can stop mothers bleeding to death in childbirth – so why can't more women get it?

    28/10/2019 Duration: 32min

    We now know there’s a cheap, safe treatment that could save thousands of lives each year. But those who need it can’t always access it. Written by Samira Shackle Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, go to mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we recommend Abortion, contraception, pregnancy: how women's bodies became a battle zone, by Sophie Cousins, also available as a podcast. 

  • Most care leavers say they survived the system... I survived because of the system

    Most care leavers say they survived the system... I survived because of the system

    21/10/2019 Duration: 26min

    Researcher Áine Kelly is using her experience of growing up in care to help others in the system. What role does first-hand experience have in expertise, and how important is it in making health and social care better? Michael Regnier explores a new kind of expert. Written and read by Michael Regnier Produced by Graihagh Jackson For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we recommend How going hungry affects children for their whole lives, by Chris Baraniuk, also available as a podcast. 

  • Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women

    Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women

    14/10/2019 Duration: 28min

    Traditionally, expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials, but could this practice be doing more harm than good? Emily Anthes investigates. Written by Emily Anthes Read by Charlotte Hussey Produced by Barry J Gibb For more stories and to read this story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we recommend Give and take: the ethics of donating breast milk, by Carrie Arnold, also available as a podcast.  

  • How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

    How going hungry affects children for their whole lives

    07/10/2019 Duration: 29min

    Food poverty is on the rise in rich countries. And evidence suggests the impact can last for years afterwards. Written by Chris Baraniuk Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com  Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211  RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we recommend Life and death under austerity, by Mary O'Hara, also available as a podcast. 

  • Voices in the dark: an audio story

    Voices in the dark: an audio story

    30/09/2019 Duration: 52min
  • This is what its like waking up during surgery

    This is what it's like waking up during surgery

    23/09/2019 Duration: 25min

    General anaesthetic is supposed to make surgery painless. But now there’s evidence that one person in 20 may be awake when doctors think they’re under. Written by David Robson Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com. Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211 RSS: mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we recommend The mind readers by Roger Highfield, also available as a podcast. 

  • How close are we to a cure for Huntingtons?

    How close are we to a cure for Huntington's?

    16/09/2019 Duration: 23min

    Twenty-five years after the discovery of the gene behind Huntington’s disease, Peter Forbes reports on the potential first treatment for this devastating condition. Written by Peter Forbes Read by Brian Yim Lim Produced by Graihagh Jackson To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com.   Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211  RSS http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we also recommend The DNA detectives hunting the causes of cancer, by Kat Arney, also available as a podcast.   

  • Terror, shipwreck, guns - 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance

    Terror, shipwreck, guns - 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance

    09/09/2019 Duration: 34min

    Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service. Written by Samira Shackle Read by Michael Regnier Produced by Barry J Gibb To read this story and more, visit mosaicscience.com.   Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosaic-science-podcast/id964928211  RSS: http://mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss  If you liked this story, we also recommend Fear and loathing in Thet Kal Pyin: Myanmar's healthcare crisis by Mike Ives.  

  • The man who is ageing too fast

    The man who is ageing too fast

    02/09/2019 Duration: 16min

    Nobuaki Nagashima has Werner syndrome, which causes his body to age at super speed. This condition is teaching us more about what controls our genes, and could eventually help us find a way to slow ageing – or stop it altogether. Written by Erika Hayasaki. Read by Rebecca McIntosh. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. Read the story at mosaicscience.com If you liked this story, we recommend Can meditation really slow ageing? by Jo Marchant, also available as a podcast. 

  • Why are so many of us over-sensitive?

    Why are so many of us over-sensitive?

    26/08/2019 Duration: 24min

    When a gentle glow feels like a spotlight and everyday sounds hurt your ears, life can get anxious and painful. But, discovers Emma Young, there may be an upside to being highly sensitive. Written by Emma Young Read by Kirsten Irving Produced by Geoff Marsh For more stories and to read the story, visit mosaicscience.com Subscribe to our podcast: iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss If you liked this story, we recommend How the zebra got its stripes, with Alan Turing by Kat Arney, available as a podcast here: mosaicscience.com/story/how-zebra-…ipes-alan-turing

  • Studying an emerging sign language won’t kill it – so what are linguists scared of?

    Studying an emerging sign language won’t kill it – so what are linguists scared of?

    19/08/2019 Duration: 28min

    Emerging sign languages could reveal how all language evolved – but keeping these fragile languages isolated for research may mean the people who rely on them lose out. Written by Michael Erard. Read by Michael Regnier. Produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read this on our website, go to www.mosaicscience.com If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit by Gaia Vince. 

  • The superhero in your vagina

    The superhero in your vagina

    12/08/2019 Duration: 31min

    While it’s healthy to have a variety of bacteria in our guts, there’s one place where a single dominant type is best: the vagina. Meet the researchers trying to make the world healthier, one vagina at a time. Written by Kendall Powell. Read by Kirsten Irving. Produced by Barry J Gibb. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss For more stories about the science of life visit mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Abortion, contraception, pregnancy: how women’s bodies became a battlezone by Sophie Cousins, also available as an audio podcast. 

  • How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

    How Rwanda could be the first country to wipe out cervical cancer

    05/08/2019 Duration: 25min

    The East African country’s campaign to end cervical cancer through the HPV vaccine has had to overcome cultural taboos and rumours about infertility – but it’s saving lives. Written by Sophie Cousins. Read and produced by Graihagh Jackson. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read the text of this story, head to mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this story, we recommend Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease? by Carrie Arnold, also available as a podcast.

  • Science for the people!

    Science for the people!

    29/07/2019 Duration: 28min

    In the 1970s, radical scientists thought they could change the world – if they could change science first. As told to Alice Bell. Written by Alice Bell. Read by Nick Dent. Produced by Barry J Gibb. iTunes itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mosai…id964928211?mt=2 RSS mosaicscience.libsyn.com/rss To read this story on our website, visit mosaicscience.com. If you enjoyed this we recommend Reinventing the toilet by Lina Zeldovich, also available as a podcast. 

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