Explorations in the world of science.
Katy Brand reveals how our attitudes to sleep, sex and status are played out in the bed.
The latest on how people are recovering from Covid 19
Mon 6 Jul 2020
Katy Brand reveals how attitudes to the toilet have shaped it's place in history.
Mon 29 Jun 2020
Katy Brand toasts the wine glass, learning why it became the gargantuan glass it is today
Sat 27 Jun 2020
The latest on vaccines and how people are behaving after lockdown
Mon 22 Jun 2020
Katy Brand explores the life of the unsung hero of the cutlery world – the fork.
Mon 15 Jun 2020
Katy Brand tracks the extraordinary life of the high heel, from past to the present.
Sat 13 Jun 2020
How South America is handling the pandemic and a look at disease transmission.
Mon 8 Jun 2020
Katy Brand investigates the toothbrush from its humble start, as a stick, to the present.
Mon 1 Jun 2020
Science and art of helium
Sat 30 May 2020
How sub-Saharan Africa is handling the pandemic and the different kinds of tests
Mon 25 May 2020
Science and art of aluminium and strontium
Mon 18 May 2020
Science and art of gold and silver
Sat 16 May 2020
When and how to end lockdowns?
Mon 11 May 2020
Dr Oscar Duke discovers how pregnancy, birth and childcare affect the father
Mon 4 May 2020
Lindsey Fitzharris tells the story of Ignaz Semmelweiss, the hand washer
Sat 2 May 2020
How is our mental health during the pandemic?
Mon 27 Apr 2020
A second wave of locusts threatens crops in East Africa. Scientists lead the fightback
Mon 20 Apr 2020
Anne Magurran on how to measure biodiversity.
Sat 18 Apr 2020
International experts take a look at the science surrounding Covid-19
Mon 13 Apr 2020
How to spot a liar. Professor Richard Wiseman tells Jim Al-Khalili
Mon 6 Apr 2020
Professor Saiful Islam on the materials that make renewable energy possible.
Sat 4 Apr 2020
International experts discuss the latest research into Covid-19
Mon 30 Mar 2020
Elizabeth Fisher on the role of chromosomes in conditions like Down and Turner syndrome
Mon 23 Mar 2020
Adrian Owen tells Jim Al-Khalili about his search for awareness in brain-injured patients.
Sat 21 Mar 2020
International experts take a global look at the science surrounding Covid-19.
Mon 16 Mar 2020
Professor Martha Clokie tells how she found viruses that destroy antibiotic-resistant bugs
Mon 9 Mar 2020
Demis Hassabis, CEO of Deep Mind, tells Jim Al-Khalili why he wants to create AI
Mon 2 Mar 2020
3/3 Did Newton's theory of gravity really come to him after seeing an apple fall?
Mon 24 Feb 2020
Naomi Alderman tells the story of Sophia Jex-Blake, first woman doctor in Scotland
The eclipses, spacecraft and astronauts changing our view of the Universe
A pair of scientific sleuths answer your perplexing questions. Ask them anything!
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