30 episodes

Welcome to In Depth Out Loud, a selection of long form stories written by academic experts for The Conversation in the UK. Each episode brings you the audio version of a different story across a wide range of subjects, from science, to politics, health, culture and business.
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Welcome to In Depth Out Loud, a selection of long form stories written by academic experts for The Conversation in the UK. Each episode brings you the audio version of a different story across a wide range of subjects, from science, to politics, health, culture and business.
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    The 12 best ways to get cars out of cities

    The 12 best ways to get cars out of cities

    What is the best way to reduce car use in cities? Kimberly Nicholas, an associate professor of sustainability science at Lund University, looks at the evidence from across Europe.
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Adrienne Walker in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. Listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app. 
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware. This story was edited by Paul Keavney and Mike Herd and came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights. You can read more stories in the series here.

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    • 25 min
    How the future of shopping was shaped by its past

    How the future of shopping was shaped by its past

    How pop-ups, home delivery and fast fashion go back as far as the 1800s. Rachel Bowlby, professor of comparative literature at UCL tells the story of how the pandemic changed the way we shop – with many ‘new’ initiatives actually reinventing old ways of doing things.
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Jane Wing in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. Listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app. 
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware. This story was edited by Paul Keavney and Mike Herd and came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights. You can read more stories in the series here.

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    • 26 min
    The discovery of insulin: a story of monstrous egos and toxic rivalries

    The discovery of insulin: a story of monstrous egos and toxic rivalries

    A tale of monstrous egos, toxic rivalries and injustices behind the discovery of insulin. Kersten Hall, author and honorary fellow at the school of philosophy, religion and history of science at the University of Leeds, recounts the story of feuding scientists behind the discovery of insulin.
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Martin Buchanan in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. Listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app. 
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware. This story came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights supported by Research England. You can read more stories in the series here.

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    • 26 min
    Climate crisis: how science fiction can inspire humanity’s response

    Climate crisis: how science fiction can inspire humanity’s response

    How science fiction’s hopes and fears can inspire humanity’s response to the climate crisis. Chris Pak, lecturer in English Literature at Swansea University, explores the history of science fiction stories about terraforming, geoengineering, space and climate change – and why they're vital reading ahead of the November 2021 UN climate change conference in Glasgow. 
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Peter Hanly in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. You can listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app. 
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware.
    This story came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights supported by Research England. You can read more stories in the series here.

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    • 23 min
    Wireheading: the AI version of drug addiction, and why experts are worried about it

    Wireheading: the AI version of drug addiction, and why experts are worried about it

    When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure? Thomas Moynihan and Anders Sandberg at the University of Oxford explain why AI experts are worried about wireheading, a phenomenon strangely akin to addiction in humans.
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Peter Hanly in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. You can listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app. 
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware.
    This story came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights supported by Research England. You can read more stories in the series here.

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    • 31 min
    Why there aren’t enough trees to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

    Why there aren’t enough trees to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

    There aren’t enough trees to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be. Yet, Bonnie Waring, senior lecturer at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment, at Imperial College London argues that even if they can't save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.
    You can read the text version of this in-depth article here. The audio version is read by Jane Wing in partnership with Noa, News Over Audio. You can listen to more articles from The Conversation, for free, on the Noa app.
    The music in In Depth Out Loud is Night Caves, by Lee Rosevere. In Depth Out Loud is produced by Gemma Ware.
    This story came out of a project at The Conversation called Insights supported by Research England. You can read more stories in the series here.
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    • 26 min

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