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One to One

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Sara Tai (19 days old [26/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? And can it help tackle our mental health crisis? Her guest today is Dr Sara Tai, professor of Clinical Psyc[...]

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Robin Carhart-Harris (26 days old [19/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? Can it help tackle our mental health crisis? And what are the risks?Her guest today is Dr Robin Carhart-Har[...]

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner (30 days old [14/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (that’s the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? Can it help tackle our mental health crisis? And what are the risks?Her first guest is clinical psyc[...]

Parenting advice in the age of social media: Samira Shackle and Helen Oliver (117 days old [19/12/23])

audioSince becoming a parent to a now-toddler, Samira Shackle has been bombarded with advice on social media - sometimes useful, sometimes not-so. She meets Helen Oliver, mother to two teenagers and school counsellor, to discuss navigating this online world and the affect it has on mothers, in particular.Samira Shackle is a journalist and the author of Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City.Produced by Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio, Bristol.

Parenting advice in the age of social media: Samira Shackle and Lucy Jones (124 days old [12/12/23])

audioSince becoming a parent to a now-toddler, Samira Shackle has been bombarded with advice on social media - sometimes useful, sometimes not-so. She meets Lucy Jones, mother-of-three, to discuss navigating this online world and the affect it has on mothers, in particular.Samira Shackle is a journalist and the author of Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City; Lucy Jones is the author of Matrescence: On The Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood.Produced by Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio, Bristol.

Nathan Filer talks to Justin Hancock (131 days old [05/12/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Justin Hancock, a sex and relationships educator.Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nathan Filer talks to Erika Lust (138 days old [28/11/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Erika Lust, director and producer of ethical and feminist porn. Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nathan Filer talks to Sara Pascoe (145 days old [21/11/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Sara Pascoe, who has written about porn in her book 'Sex Power Money'.Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nikki Bedi and Leila Latif on their 'The Real Housewives...' obsession (208 days old [19/09/23])

audio'The Real Housewives...' is a reality TV series that follows groups of successful glamorous women as they go about their daily lives. The series began in Orange County in 2006 but quickly spread to other cities in the USA and even further afield, and radio and TV presenter Nikki Bedi absolutely loves them. She is drawn in by the drama of these women as they navigate work and relationships, friendships and family,For this second programme Nikki speaks fellow super-fan Leila Latif about what 'The Real Housewives...' series tells us about ourselves, the portrayal of women on TV, and our notions o[...]

Nikki Bedi and Lauren Zalaznick (215 days old [12/09/23])

audio'The Real Housewives...' is a reality TV series that follows groups of successful glamorous women as they go about their daily lives. The series began in Orange County in 2006 but quickly spread to other cities in the USA and even further afield, and radio and TV presenter Nikki Bedi absolutely loves them. She is drawn in by the drama of these women as they navigate work and relationships, friendships and family,For this first programme Nikki speaks to Lauren Zalaznick, a former TV executive who helped devise and develop many of the early series.Lauren and Nikki discuss how the women are cho[...]

(C) BBC 2024

One to One

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Sara Tai (19 days old [26/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? And can it help tackle our mental health crisis? Her guest today is Dr Sara Tai, professor of Clinical Psyc[...]

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Robin Carhart-Harris (26 days old [19/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? Can it help tackle our mental health crisis? And what are the risks?Her guest today is Dr Robin Carhart-Har[...]

Psychedelics and Mental Health: Rose Cartwright meets Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner (30 days old [14/03/24])

audioIn recent years there’s been a renaissance of interest in psychedelics in the West, on a scale not seen since the first wave of medical research in the 1950s and 60s. Drugs like DMT, ketamine and psilocybin (that’s the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms), are now being researched as medications to take alongside therapy for the treatment of various mental health problems. Across this series of interviews, Rose Cartwright explores so-called ‘psychedelic assisted psychotherapy’. What is it? Can it help tackle our mental health crisis? And what are the risks?Her first guest is clinical psyc[...]

Parenting advice in the age of social media: Samira Shackle and Helen Oliver (117 days old [19/12/23])

audioSince becoming a parent to a now-toddler, Samira Shackle has been bombarded with advice on social media - sometimes useful, sometimes not-so. She meets Helen Oliver, mother to two teenagers and school counsellor, to discuss navigating this online world and the affect it has on mothers, in particular.Samira Shackle is a journalist and the author of Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City.Produced by Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio, Bristol.

Parenting advice in the age of social media: Samira Shackle and Lucy Jones (124 days old [12/12/23])

audioSince becoming a parent to a now-toddler, Samira Shackle has been bombarded with advice on social media - sometimes useful, sometimes not-so. She meets Lucy Jones, mother-of-three, to discuss navigating this online world and the affect it has on mothers, in particular.Samira Shackle is a journalist and the author of Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City; Lucy Jones is the author of Matrescence: On The Metamorphosis of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood.Produced by Eliza Lomas for BBC Audio, Bristol.

Nathan Filer talks to Justin Hancock (131 days old [05/12/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Justin Hancock, a sex and relationships educator.Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nathan Filer talks to Erika Lust (138 days old [28/11/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Erika Lust, director and producer of ethical and feminist porn. Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nathan Filer talks to Sara Pascoe (145 days old [21/11/23])

audioNathan Filer wants to know how to talk to his children about pornography, and in a frank discussion, consults Sara Pascoe, who has written about porn in her book 'Sex Power Money'.Produced in Bristol by Sally Heaven

Nikki Bedi and Leila Latif on their 'The Real Housewives...' obsession (208 days old [19/09/23])

audio'The Real Housewives...' is a reality TV series that follows groups of successful glamorous women as they go about their daily lives. The series began in Orange County in 2006 but quickly spread to other cities in the USA and even further afield, and radio and TV presenter Nikki Bedi absolutely loves them. She is drawn in by the drama of these women as they navigate work and relationships, friendships and family,For this second programme Nikki speaks fellow super-fan Leila Latif about what 'The Real Housewives...' series tells us about ourselves, the portrayal of women on TV, and our notions o[...]

Nikki Bedi and Lauren Zalaznick (215 days old [12/09/23])

audio'The Real Housewives...' is a reality TV series that follows groups of successful glamorous women as they go about their daily lives. The series began in Orange County in 2006 but quickly spread to other cities in the USA and even further afield, and radio and TV presenter Nikki Bedi absolutely loves them. She is drawn in by the drama of these women as they navigate work and relationships, friendships and family,For this first programme Nikki speaks to Lauren Zalaznick, a former TV executive who helped devise and develop many of the early series.Lauren and Nikki discuss how the women are cho[...]

(C) BBC 2024

The Life Scientific

Fiona Rayment on the applications of nuclear for net zero and beyond (5 days old [09/04/24])

audioThe reputation of the nuclear industry has had highs and lows during the career of Dr Fiona Rayment, the President of the Nuclear Institute. But nowadays the role of nuclear science and engineering has become more widely accepted in the quest for carbon net zero.Growing up in Hamilton, Scotland during a time of energy insecurity, Fiona was determined to understand more about why her school lacked the energy to heat up all of the classrooms or why there were power cuts causing her to have to do her homework by candlelight - and in nuclear she knew there was a possible solution. But it’s not jus[...]

Nick Longrich on discovering new dinosaurs from overlooked bones (11 days old [02/04/24])

audioWe are fascinated by dinosaurs. From blockbuster hits to bestselling video games, skeleton exhibitions to cuddly plushies, the creatures that once roamed the planet have fully captured our imagination, giving us a portal to a completely alternative Earth. And it’s likely new species are still out there, waiting to be found... Dr Nick Longrich is a palaeontologist and senior lecturer at the University of Bath, and he studies the dinosaur bones that many have overlooked. By rummaging through the back rooms of museums, he finds traces of never-before-described dinosaurs and goes on the hunt for [...]

Sheila Willis on using science to help solve crime (18 days old [27/03/24])

audioDr Sheila Willis is a forensic scientist who was Director General of Forensic Science Ireland for many years. She has spent her life using science to help solve cases, working on crime scenes and then analysing material in the lab, and presenting scientific evidence in court.It’s a complicated business. Forensic science relies on powerful technology, such as DNA analysis, but it cannot be that alone - it’s also about human judgement, logical reasoning and asking the right questions. It is these fundamentals of forensic science that Sheila has fought for through her long career and what she fea[...]

Sir Charles Godfray on parasitic wasps and the race to feed nine billion people (25 days old [19/03/24])

audioProfessor Charles Godfray, Director of the the Oxford Martin School tells Jim Al-Kahlili about the intricate world of population dynamics, and how a healthy obsession with parasitic wasps might help us solve some of humanity's biggest problems, from the fight against Malaria to sustainably feeding a global community of 9 billion people.

Jonathan Van-Tam on Covid communication and the power of football analogies (33 days old [12/03/24])

audioSir Jonathan Van-Tam, or ‘JVT’ as he's arguably better known, first came to widespread public attention in his role as Deputy Chief Medical Officer during the Covid-19 pandemic.But even before that, Jonathan had built an impressive career based on a long-held fascination with respiratory illness and infectious diseases. He’s worked across the public and private sectors, contributing significantly to improving our understanding of influenza and treatments to address such viruses. It’s hard to believe that back in his teens, JVT – the man who advised the nation on pandemic precautions and helped[...]

Michael Wooldridge on AI and sentient robots (117 days old [19/12/23])

audioHumans have a long-held fascination with the idea of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a dystopian threat: from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, through to the Terminator movies.But somehow, we still often think of this technology as 'futuristic': whereas in fact, it's already woven into the fabric of our daily lives, from facial recognition software to translator apps. And if we get too caught up in the entertaining sci-fi narrative around AI and the potential threat from machines, there's a more pressing danger that we overlook real and present concerns - from deep fakes to electoral disinformatio[...]

Mercedes Maroto-Valer on making carbon dioxide useful (124 days old [12/12/23])

audioHow do you solve a problem like CO2? As the curtain closes on the world’s most important climate summit, we talk to a scientist who was at COP 28 and is working to solve our carbon dioxide problem. Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer thinks saving the planet is still Mission Possible - but key to success is turning the climate-busting gas, CO2, into something useful. And as Director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University and the UK’s Decarbonisation Champion, she has lots of innovative ideas on how to do this. She also has a great climate-themed suggestion for what y[...]

Sir Harry Bhadeshia on the choreography of metals (131 days old [05/12/23])

audioThe Life Scientific zooms in to explore the intricate atomic make-up of metal alloys, with complex crystalline arrangements that can literally make or break structures integral to our everyday lives.Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia is Professor of Metallurgy at Queen Mary University of London and Emeritus Tata Steel Professor of Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. He’s been described as a ‘steel innovator’ – developing multiple new alloys with a host of real-world applications, from rail tracks to military armour.Harry’s prolific work in the field has earned him widespread recognition and [...]

Cathie Sudlow on data in healthcare (138 days old [28/11/23])

audio“Big data” and “data science” are terms we hear more and more these days. The idea that we can use these vast amounts of information to understand and analyse phenomena, and find solutions to problems, is gaining prominence, both in business and academia. Cathie Sudlow, Professor of Neurology and Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, has been at the forefront of enabling health-related research using ever-increasing datasets. She tells presenter Jim Al-Khalili why this type of research matters, how the COVID-19 pandemic changed attitudes towards data in healthcare, and why the[...]

Sir Michael Berry on phenomena in physics' borderlands (145 days old [21/11/23])

audioProfessor Jim Al-Khalili meets one of Britain's greatest physicists, Sir Michael Berry. His work uncovers 'the arcane in the mundane', revealing the science that underpins phenomena in the world around us such as rainbows, and through his popular science lectures he joyfully explains the role of quantum mechanics in phones, computers and the technology that shapes the modern world. He is famed for the 'Berry phase' which is a key concept in quantum mechanics and one Sir Michael likes to explain through an analogy of holding a cat upside and dropping it, or parallel parking a car. Presenter: Ji[...]

(C) BBC 2024

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