Category: Audio

All my podcast and radio work

Would you eat laboratory-grown meat?

Would you eat laboratory-grown meat?

Would you eat meat that has been grown in a lab rather than taken directly from the animal? This is a question that I’ve been asking as preparations for the first lab-grown burger to be cooked are happening. Prof Mark Post from Maastricht university has been working on his lab grown muscle tissue for the …

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DIY Biology with Thomas Landrain

DIY Biology with Thomas Landrain

This originally appeared on Pythagoras Trousers episode 123 on May 16th 2013. For this podcast I spoke to Thomas Landrain, the founder of La Paillase, a DIY Biology lab in Paris. I wanted to share this piece on here because I think this movement, the DIY Biology movement is an inspiration. These labs take interdisciplinary …

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Wimbledon 2013: The Philosophers Battle

Wimbledon 2013: The Philosophers Battle

As part of the MSc in Science Communication at Imperial College, we were asked at the beginning of January to create a product, any product, that was based on the first semester’s theory. I remember that day. It was, I must admit, a rather daunting task, especially since we had just been shown some of the previous …

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Ichthyostega

Ichthyostega

This podcast was originally on Pythagoras Trousers episode 144 on March 14th 2013. Ichthyostega is believed to be the first creature that first moved from the swamps onto land. In order to accomodate the higher levels of gravitational pull, it had to adapt. But how it adapted, seems to keep surprising scientists. I spoke to …

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Inside John’s freezer – the grand tour

Inside John’s freezer – the grand tour

A few weeks ago, curiosity got the better of me. John Hutchinson, professor of evolutionary biomechanics at the Royal Vetinerary College in London, has a personal website called What’s in John’s freezer? A title like that just begs for an answer, and I wanted to provide one. Without hesitation or thinking of the consequences, I decided to …

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Nature podcast: Mending a broken heart

Nature podcast: Mending a broken heart

Reading scientific papers has always been a challenge, especially in areas that I’m not very clued up on. Now that I’ve been out of the research bubble for a while, it’s become even more difficult. This is why our practical this semester has been quite a task. We were given three Nature papers published at …

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Pythagoras Trousers: Predicting Biodiversity

Pythagoras Trousers: Predicting Biodiversity

This podcast originally appeared on Pythagoras Trousers episode 106 on January 17th 2013.   Predicting biodiversity is an interview with Blake Suttle about how we can watch the movements of plants and animals to be able to predict their movement in the future. Transcript: Our little blue planet is going through a bit of a …

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Pythagoras Trousers: Urinary Tract Infections

Pythagoras Trousers: Urinary Tract Infections

This podcast originally appeared on Pythagoras Trousers episode 101 on December 13th 2012.   This is an interview with Jenny Rhon about her research on Urinary Tract Infections. The majority of people have had a UTI, and have been to their GP for antibiotics before getting on with their daily lives. But for older generations, …

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Pythagoras Trousers: Photovoltaic cell

Pythagoras Trousers: Photovoltaic cell

This podcast originally appeared on Pythagoras Trousers episode 97 on November 15th 2012. This is an interview with PhD student Christopher Emmott about his research on different types of photovoltaic cell. Transcript: On October 22nd, Hurricane Sandy started developing from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean sea. Since then it moved Northwards, striking Cuba, …

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