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In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com

Published by the Wellcome Trust.

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In-depth stories about the science of life. Each week, we tell a story about ideas, trends and people, and how science and medicine affect our lives, our health and our society. More at mosaicscience.com

Published by the Wellcome Trust.

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

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

    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
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    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. 
     

    • 34 min
    How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

    How France is persuading its citizens to get vaccinated

    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
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    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.

    • 19 min
    Can vapes save the world from smoking?

    Can vapes save the world from smoking?

    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
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    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.

    • 36 min
    How to survive in the world's largest refugee camp

    How to survive in the world's largest refugee camp

    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
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    If you liked this story, we recommend Why we still haven't stopped cholera, by Rose George, also available as a podcast.

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

    How far would you go to be able to smile?

    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
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    If you liked this story, we recommend The engineer who fixed his own heart, by Geoff Watts, also available as a podcast.

    • 32 min
    Why we need to start listening to insects

    Why we need to start listening to insects

    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
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    If you liked this story we recommend How malaria defeats our drugs, by Ed Yong, also available as a podcast.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

GaliMor ,

A review of The Male Suicides

I found it hard to choose a podcast to listen to at first, all of the subjects on offer were fascinating, many of them topics that you wouldn't get to hear anywhere else. But what drew me to this one was the focus on suicide, a dark topic, so often surrounded by stigma. I felt that no one ever really addresses the subject of mental health on suicide. So I was immediately tempted by the opportunity to hear more about it and think about it in a much more open way. In the podcast, lots of the things that were talked about were things I knew about or felt, but never really understood. The focus on social pressure and expectations was surprising, but the more I listened, the more I realised how true everything that was said was.

I had never really listened to podcasts before, but I can definitely imagine it being something that I would do more of in my free time, on my way to school etc.

My only complaint is that it was very long, and I would have liked there to be something that I could listen to in one sitting, but other than that, I am definitely looking forward to listening to other Mosaic podcasts soon.

Patient H69 ,

can you think yourself into a better person

A thorough and entertaining insight into the pros and cons (!) of neuroplacitity and how popular culture has kidnapped this term.

EllyCampbell ,

Science has never sounded so good!

The idea of a science podcast can be quite intimidating - or even boring - but this podcast series is fascinating, engaging and always feels relevant. I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone with a curious mind!

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