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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.

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.

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United Kingdom

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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.

Twitter:

@thelancet

Language:

English

Contact:

+44 (0) 207 424 4950


Episodes

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, IBS, and dreams deferred

1/14/2021
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 Deferred.

Duration:00:52:42

The story of 2020 in five COVID-19 papers

12/15/2020
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 McConnell, Niall Boyce, and John Carson.

Duration:00:59:13

Explaining the vaccines, and how milk banks work

12/3/2020
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.

Duration:01:00:06

Test & trace, school openings

11/6/2020
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 involved.

Duration:01:05:05

Black History Month special

10/29/2020
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 Sterling talking about his work with the Mary Seacole Trust. We also talk racial equality at The Lancet with Senior Executive Editor Pam Das and Senior Editor of The Lancet Global Health, Mandip Aujla.

Duration:01:08:43

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis

10/14/2020
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.

Duration:00:56:03

Vaccine and science communications in the USA

10/2/2020
Peter Hotez joins us to talk vaccine progress and how science needs to communicate in the USA, and philosopher of science Cailin O'Connor discusses our understanding of theories, facts, and how misinformation spreads.

Duration:00:55:58

Peer review in a pandemic

9/21/2020
In a special episode for Peer Review Week 21-25 September, editor-in-chief of The Lancet Richard Horton joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of scientific publishing in light of COVID-19.

Duration:00:24:52

Long-haul COVID-19 and skin of colour

9/4/2020
In this episode we speak to Prof. Arne Akbar, President of the British Society for Immunology, about the most recent research on COVID-19 and our current understanding of the long-term effects, and Dr. Jenna Lester, founder of San Francisco's Skin of Colour Clinic, joins us to talk about the problems people of colour have receiving dermatological treatment.

Duration:00:41:36

Preventing dementia and saving progress on malnutrition

8/19/2020
We ask Prof. Gill Livingston how up to 40% of dementia cases can be prevented, and Dr. Saskia Osendarp tells us how COVID-19 looks set to undo two decades of progress on child malnutrition.

Duration:00:46:31

COVID-19 in Japan and moving on from orphanages

8/5/2020
This week we talk with Prof. Kenji Shibuya, Director of the King's Institute for Population Health, about mask-wearing and pandemic response in Japan, and The Lancet Psychiatry Editor-in-Chief Dr. Niall Boyce walks us through the problems of institutionalised care for children.

Duration:00:33:15

COVID-19 vaccines with Richard Horton, public transport safety, and how to model

7/23/2020
Richard Horton updates us on a leap forward in the Oxford and China vaccine progress, we talk viral transmission on public transport, and Kathleen O'Reilly explains how scientists create and test models.

Duration:00:49:59

Seroprevalence and Black voices in healthcare

7/8/2020
How many people have COVID-19 antibodies? What does having antibodies mean? Rosanna Peeling explains the latest, and we're joined by Ashley McMullen from the Nocturnists podcast to chat about her experiences and her new series, Black Voices in Healthcare.

Duration:00:37:28

COVID-19 vaccines, insulin pricing, and snakebites

6/24/2020
In a bumper episode of The Lancet Voice we speak with Kalipso Chalkidou about COVID-19 vaccine access for low and middle-income countries, we hear about why insulin costs so much in the US and what can be done about it, and we talk breakthroughs in treating venomous snakebites, one of the world's biggest hidden health problems.

Duration:00:53:28

Cytokine storms explained

6/11/2020
What are cytokine storms, and how do they affect patients? Our editors speak with immunologist Scott Canna and rheumatologist Rachel Tattersall to help understand this condition.

Duration:00:23:38

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection

6/2/2020
The Lancet Voice chats with Holger Schünemann and Derek Chu, authors of new research on physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection, to find out the best approach to these vital virus control methods.

Duration:00:26:27

The role of the state during and after COVID-19

5/29/2020
Philosopher Philippe Van Parijs discusses the state's stake in its citizens' health and the expansion of the role of the state during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:35:50

COVID-19 and Sub-Saharan Africa

5/21/2020
Yap Boum of Médecins Sans Frontières and Zoe Mullan, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Global Health, discuss the particular issues facing Sub-Saharan Africa.

Duration:00:20:49

COVID-19 and the immune system

5/20/2020
Does infection confer immunity? Is the virus mutating? How long could immunity last? Arne Akbar, Professor of Immunology at UCL, answers some of the big questions surrounding the pandemic.

Duration:00:24:05

Kawasaki-like disease

5/14/2020
Another special episode of The Lancet Voice speaks with a doctor about the outbreak of Kawasaki-like disease in children following SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Duration:00:23:49