Irene Tracey tells Jim Al-Khalili how imaging the brain reveals how and why we feel pain. Read more
Irene Tracey on pain in the brain
Irene Tracey tells Jim Al-Khalili how imaging the brain reveals how and why we feel pain.
Richard Peto on why smoking kills but quitting saves lives
Epidemiologist Richard Peto on the links between tobacco, disease and early death
Erica McAlister on the beauty of flies
Dr Erica McAlister talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the beautiful world of flies.
Plastic pollution with Richard Thompson
How Richard Thompson alerted the world to the micro-plastics in the ocean.
Ewine van Dishoeck on cosmic chemistry
Astrochemist Ewine van Dishoeck tells Jim Al-Khalili about the space between the stars.
DNA detective Turi King
How geneticist Turi King identified the 500 yr old skeleton of Richard III.
Katherine Joy on moon rock
Lunar geologist Katherine Joy tells Jim Al-Khalili why we need to go back to the moon.
Robin Dunbar on why we have friends
Why do we have friends? Robin Dunbar tells Jim Al-Khalili.
Jonathan Ball on his arms race against viruses
Virologist Jonathan Ball talks to Jim Al-Khalili about his quest to disarm killer viruses.
Richard Wiseman on lying, luck and the paranormal
How to spot a liar. Professor Richard Wiseman tells Jim Al-Khalili
Anne Magurran on how to measure biodiversity
Professor Anne Magurran on how nature is going the same way as our high streets.
Martha Clokie on the viruses that could improve our health
Professor Martha Clokie on the viruses that destroy antibiotic-resistant bugs.
Adrian Owen on scanning for awareness in the injured brain
Adrian Owen tells Jim Al-Khalili about his search for awareness in brain-injured patients.
Saiful Islam on materials to power the 21st century
Professor Saiful Islam on the materials that make renewable energy possible.
Demis Hassabis on artificial intelligence
Demis Hassabis tells Jim Al-Khalili why he wants to create artificial intelligence.
Elizabeth Fisher on chromosomes in mice and men
Elizabeth Fisher on studying chromosomal abnormalities in mice and men
Patricia Wiltshire on how pollen can solve crimes.
Using pollen to solve crimes. Prof Pat Wiltshire talks to Jim Al Khalili.
Susannah Maidment on stegosaurs
Susannah Maidment tells Jim how she came to be a world authority on stegosaurs
Peter Fonagy on a revolution in mental health care
How Peter Fonagy changed the way we treat our mental health.
2019 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, Sir Peter Ratcliffe
The 2019 Nobel Prize-winner Sir Peter Ratcliffe on living with low oxygen.
Optical communications pioneer Polina Bayvel
The invention of the optical fibres that makes ultra-fast broadband possible.
Myles Allen on understanding climate change
The physicist behind net zero. Prof Myles Allen talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Anya Hurlbert on seeing colour
Anya Hurlbert tells Jim Al-Khalili how colours are made in the mind.
Matthew Cobb on how we detect smells
What maggots teach us about our sense of smell. Prof Matthew Cobb tells Jim Al-Khalli
Brian Greene on how the universe is made of string
Is the universe really made of string? Physicist Brian Greene talks to Jim Al Khalili.
Jim McDonald on power networks
Is the National Grid fit for purpose? Jim McDonald talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Debbie Pain on conserving globally threatened bird species
Professor Debbie Pain talks to Jim Al-Khalili about conserving our endangered birdlife.
Frank Kelly on air pollution
The impact of lockdown on the quality of the air we breathe.
Liz Seward and the dream of spaceflight
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to Liz Seward about designing spacecraft.
Jane Goodall on living with wild chimpanzees
Jane Goodall describes her life with the wild chimpanzees of Gombe.
Emma Bunce on the gas giants
Professor Emma Bunce shares her passion for Jupiter and Neptune with Jim Al-Khalili.