Here is a list of some of my favorite ‘Life Science’ podcast episodes that I listened to in 2018 even though some of these might have been published previous years.
RADIOLAB – Galapagos
Aired in 2014, this episode describes some of the challenges faced by the Galapagos islands to protect their local species. Scientists had to find clever ways to help the turtles on the island!
RADIOLAB – Baby Blue Blood Drive
Did you know that horseshoe crabs have blue blood? This episode describes how the properties of their special blue blood make them a valuable species for the pharma and biotech industry. A very interesting topic that I had no idea of until I listened to this great reporting!
RADIOLAB – Guts
What happens to our food after we eat it? How did scientist learn how digestion works and what happens when you can’t digest? In case it is not obvious yet I really like the Radiolab podcast and this is one of those amazing episodes that I can listen to more than once!
ONLY HUMAN -The Robot Vacuum Ate My Pancreas
I found this story so inspiring and impressive. Lewis is one of the first people in America to create her own mechanical pancreas in an attempt to better manage her type 1 diabetes. Take a listen!
RADIOLAB – Part 1: CRISPR
CRISPR/ Cas9 has been a revolutionary technique that allows more controlled gene editing. In this episode the hosts explain the concept behind CRISPR in very simple terms.