The Lancet Voice is a fortnightly podcast from the Lancet family of journals. Lancet editors and their guests unravel the stories behind the best global health, policy and clinical research of the day―and what it means for people around the world. Each episode seeks to inform, challenge, and delight listeners with stories at the crossroads of health, science, policy and current global affairs.
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, IBS, and dreams deferred
To find out the truth behind the mutation stories, Gavin and Jessamy chat with Dr. Emma Hodcroft of nextstrain, Prof. Alex Ford tells us why IBS is misdiagnosed and misunderstood, and Rachel Fleishman MD reads her Wakley Prize winning essay, Dreams...
The story of 2020 in five COVID-19 papers
The final episode of the year tells the story of COVID-19 through five Lancet articles, focusing on key workers, low and middle-income countries, mental health, and the lessons learned from a tumultuous year. Featuring Richard Horton, Zoe Mullan, John...
Explaining the vaccines, and how milk banks work
Kalipso Chalkidou of Imperial College gives us an overview of the frontrunner COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and what hurdles are left to overcome, and Natalie Shenker of Hearts Milk Bank explains the work done by the charity.
Test & trace, school openings
Why have COVID-19 contact tracing operations around Europe failed to avoid another round of lockdowns? Rosanna Peeling of LSHTM joins us to chat, and Melinda Buntin and Ines Hassan discuss the reasoning behind keeping schools open and the sacrifices...
Black History Month special
For Black History Month in the UK we speak to an inspiring Black person of the present, Kevin Fenton, Director of PHE London, and we look at the lives of Black figures of the past, with historian Stephen Bourne discussing Harold Moody, and Trevor...
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin, authors of new book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal, join us to talk about the climate emergency, how it can be solved, and the forthcoming US election.