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13: Rory Bremner and Professor Helen Sharp

Professor Tom Solomon CBE is joined by Rory Bremner, political satirist impressionist and comedian best known for his work on Mock the Week and Bremner Bird and Fortune, and also, The University of Liverpool’s Professor Helen Sharp, a Professor in Perinatal and Clinical Child Physiology. In this episode: Masks, on or off? ADHD, the impact of lockdown on children, wellbeing and mental health.


12: Fi Glover and Professor Iain Buchan

Professor Tom Solomon is joined by guests, Fi Glover: BBC journalist who hosts the Fortunately podcast alongside previous Scouse Science guest, Jane Garvey, as well as The Listening Project for BBC Radio4 and My Perfect Country for the BBC World Service. Also, Professor Iain Buchan who leads the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Population Health and pursues data-intensive public health research for major societal challenges, most recently the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and COVID-19 responses....


11: Jonathan Freedland and Professor Dame Janet Beer

Professor Tom Solomon is joined by University of Liverpool Vice-Chanellor Dame Janet Beer and Guardian columnist and BBC Broadcaster Jonathan Freedland to chat about poetry, novels, conspiracy theories, politics, and Jonathan's next book project


10: Mairead Smyth and Professor Graham Medley OBE

Professor Tom Solomon is joined by BBC North-West Tonight’s Mairead Smyth and Professor Graham Medley OBE, Professor of Disease Modelling from the London School of Tropical Medicine and member of the Government’s SAGE Committee. The group are also joined, as usual, by THE Scouse Scientist, Holly Ellis discussing the challenges of presenting science to the Government, the different types of stories on BBC News and switching careers from computers to biology.


9: Jan Ravens and Dr Mike Beadsworth

Professor Tom Solomon’s guest this time is actor and impressionist Jan Ravens. They are joined by Scouse Scientist Holly Ellis and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Dr Mike Beadsworth. This episode covers coronavirus, vaccines, risks of infection to doctors and Nicola Sturgeon ‘nutting’ people. Some surprise guests (in the form of Jan’s impressions!) include the aforementioned Nicola Sturgeon, former PM Theresa May, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and some very posh scousers.


8: Michael Buerk

Professor Tom Solomon chats to legendary journalist and newsreader Michael Buerk about his career and controversies, his views on the coronavirus pandemic, and his time in that jungle programme…


7: Stephen McGann and Dr Stacy Todd

Professor Tom Solomon's guest in this episode are actor Stephen McGann and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine's Dr Stacy Todd. They discuss coronavirus vaccines, choosing between oil rigs and science, Call the Midwife and how Stephen practices delivering babies with salad servers and teddy bears!


6: Eleanor Moritz and Dr Tom Fletcher

Reporting on the coronavirus, mass testing, the infectious diseases ward at Liverpool and Tom’s aunty Judy


5: Andy Burnham, Dr Emily Adams and Holly Ellis

Coronavirus, Manchester, COVID-19 testing and Andy Burnham’s next steps in politics


4: Jane Garvey, Professor Saye Khoo and Holly Ellis

Coronavirus, Liverpool, Woman’s Hour and THE scouse scientist


3: Roger Phillips and Professor Louise Kenny

Coronavirus, Pre-eclampsia and how to answer interview questions!


2: Sharon Amesu and Dr Dan Wootton

In the second episode of the series, Professor Solomon speaks with criminal barrister and leadership coach, Sharon Amesu and Senior Fellow in Infection at the University of Liverpool and Honorary Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at University Hospital Aintree, Dr Dan Wootton. Sharon Amesu is a criminal barrister turned professional speaker and leadership coach. As Manchester chair of the Institute of Directors North West, and director of SA Consulting, she is passionate about...


1: Frank Cotrtrell-Boyce and Professor Sally Sheard

In the first episode of the series Professor Solomon speaks with the novelist and screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce and health policy analyst Professor Sally Sheard. Professor Sally Sheard is a health policy analyst and historian at the University of Liverpool, with a research focus in the interface between expert advisers and policymakers. Her latest research looks at the dynamics of policy development and healthcare worker behaviour in the UK during the COVID-19 public health emergency....