19 episodes

Former Observer columnist Dr Daniel Glaser delves into topical culture as seen through the lens of a neuroscientist. Each episode, he takes one of his weekly columns and digs a little deeper, all with the help of former colleagues and neuroscientists from his research days

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Former Observer columnist Dr Daniel Glaser delves into topical culture as seen through the lens of a neuroscientist. Each episode, he takes one of his weekly columns and digs a little deeper, all with the help of former colleagues and neuroscientists from his research days

    Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast

    Comfort Eating with Grace Dent: episode one of a new podcast

    Have you ever wondered what famous people actually eat? In our new podcast, Guardian restaurant critic Grace Dent does just that, asking well-known guests to lift the lid on the food they turn to when they’re at home alone – and what comfort foods have seen them through their lives. In the first episode, screenwriter Russell T Davies tells Grace about his childhood in Swansea, the delights of Woolworth’s pork and egg pies, and how his husband’s death informed his latest TV series, It’s a Sin. Future guests will include Nish Kumar, Rafe Spall and Aisling Bea. Episodes willl be released every Tuesday – search for it wherever you get your podcasts

    • 39 min
    Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series

    Reverberate: episode 1 of our new series

    The Guardian has launched a new series called Reverberate that we think you’ll like. Each week, Chris Michael will explore incredible stories from around the world about when music shook history. In the first episode, we hear from Kashy Keegan, an unknown singer-songwriter in a sleepy English town who became the voice of Hong Kong’s nascent pro-democracy movement. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series

    • 25 min
    Innermost: another episode of our new series

    Innermost: another episode of our new series

    We wanted to bring you another episode from our Innermost series. In the last episode of our first season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series

    • 20 min
    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    Innermost: episode 1 of a new series

    The Guardian has launched a new series called Innermost that we think you will like. Each week, callers will tell Leah Green what’s going on behind closed doors. In the first episode, we hear how an uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts to hear the rest of the series

    • 16 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

    A Neuroscientist Explains: how we read words

    For our final episode of this series, Daniel Glaser (with a little misguided help from his producer Max) attempts to unpick what the brain does – and doesn’t do – when we read

    • 34 min
    A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

    A Neuroscientist Explains: where perception ends and hallucination begins

    When it comes to perceiving the world around us, how much of it is due to ‘bottom-up’ sensory data and how much comes from the ‘top-down’ predictions we make? Most importantly; how can the delicate dance between the two lead to hallucinations?

    • 37 min

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