eLife podcast

Latest episodes

  1. Picture of the bat Artibeus watsonii

    Episode 54: February 2019

    In this episode, we hear about colour vision in bats, frog vocal systems, ageing, problematic cell lines and how larger neurons could lead to a higher IQ.
  2. Episode 53: January 2019

    In this episode, we hear about memory consolidation, breast cancer, leafcutter ants, deep-sea biodiversity and the beneficial effects of oxytocin on our health.
  3. Episode 52: December 2018

    In this episode, we hear about how flies taste salt, animal personalities, fossil flowers and flying squirrels, and the impact of climate change on seal pups.
  4. Episode 51: November 2018

    In this episode, we hear about mammals moving to the suburbs, LSD and the brain, publication bias, contagious cancers, and the effect of climate change on mosquito-borne diseases.
  5. Episode 50: October 2018

    In this special episode, we discuss how tiny microbes in the gut – the microbiome – can have a huge impact on the lives of animals.
  6. Episode 49: August 2018

    In this episode, we hear about the RNA world, bovine TB, lung fibrosis, and why rock pigeons have different wing patterns.
  7. Episode 48: June 2018

    In this episode, we hear about why we always have space for dessert, how collecting seeds from large areas could help restoration projects, gut bacteria, the placebo effect and toxoplasmosis.
  8. Episode 47: May 2018

    In this episode, we hear about echolocation in bats, open science, a new use for aspirin, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood.