eLife podcast

Latest episodes

  1. Male baboon looking into the distance

    Episode 75: July 2021

    In this episode, we hear about the cost of high status, vaccine trackers, pain relief in newborns, Alzheimer's disease and how losing a partner can increase the risk of cancer.
  2. A young gorilla is supported by an older group member.

    Episode 74: May 2021

    In this episode, we hear about social support among gorillas, sound effects in hummingbirds, deforestation and malaria, and why large animals are less likely to get cancer.
  3. Episode 73: April 2021

    In this episode, we hear about microdosing, bacteria in rivers, parasites and inflammation, aging, and non-inclusive language in science.
  4. Episode 72: February 2021

    In this episode, we hear about boosting memory with magnesium, overlooked COVID-19 genes, sourdough, sharks in low-oxygen environments, and how mummified baboons could help solve the mystery of an ancient kingdom.
  5. Episode 71: December 2020

    In this episode, we hear about exercise and cancer, mental health in academia, sea slugs, anti-nausea drugs and how the brain remembers unpleasant tastes.
  6. Episode 70: November 2020

    In this episode, we hear about artificial intelligence and in vitro fertilization, scar-free wound healing, decision-making, mosquitoes and open-access publishing.
  7. Episode 69: September 2020

    In this episode, we hear about prostate cancer, cultural diversity in bonobos, blood fat imbalances in Latin America and the Caribbean, insect behaviour, and how astrocytes can form new neurons.
  8. A humpback whale and her calf

    Episode 68: August 2020

    In this episode, we hear about Huntington’s and heart disease, insights into the academic job market, the effect of noise on whales, and how tiny ear movements can help detect the direction of a sound.