Emily Holmes on how to treat trauma Sept. 20, 2022
Why images are more powerful than words in shaping how we think and feel.
A geo-archaeologist digs down to enrich our knowledge of ancient Egypt and beyond.
Frances Arnold: From taxi driver to Nobel Prize Sept. 6, 2022
Turning microbes into living factories.
Sir Martin Landray on saving over a million lives June 28, 2022
Sir Martin Landray on how he discovered the drugs for Covid-19 with the RECOVERY Trial.
Vlatko Vedral on the universe as quantum information June 21, 2022
A self-confessed physics fundamentalist decodes reality.
Adam Hart on ants, bees and insect burgers June 14, 2022
When does a waggle dance become a tremble dance?
Jacinta Tan on anorexia nervosa and the mind June 7, 2022
How does a person with anorexia nervosa think? Jacinta Tan talks to Jim Al- Khalili.
Pete Smith on why soil matters May 31, 2022
Restore peat bogs to mitigate climate change and improve bio-diversity.
Why politics needs more scientists and engineers.
Ailie MacAdam on the biggest construction project in Europe March 29, 2022
From sewage treatment to Crossrail, engineer Ailie MacAdam talks to Jim Al- Khalili.
Ben Garrod on conservation and extinction March 22, 2022
What can bones tell us about evolution, behaviour and extinction?
How did mammals come to dominate our planet? Prof Steve Brusatte talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Shankar Balasubramanian on decoding DNA March 8, 2022
The man who found a way to decode DNA at speed.
Julia Shaw on memories that aren't true Feb. 22, 2022
Can we trust our memories of events? Julia Shaw talks to Jim Al-Khalili.
Leading the UK's hunt for new and dangerous Covid-19 variants.
Tim Clutton-Brock on meerkats, red deer and evolution Oct. 26, 2021
What makes meerkats so cooperative and why do sons cost mothers more than daughters?
Tim Spector and personalised diets for long term health Oct. 19, 2021
Professor Tim Spector on fuelling gut microbes for long term health.
The Patrick Vallance Interview Oct. 12, 2021
Science and our future
The Life Scientific at 10: What makes a scientist? Oct. 12, 2021
Jim Al-Khalili and distinguished guests reflect on ten years of The Life Scientific.
Hannah Cloke and predicting floods Oct. 5, 2021
Hannah Cloke talks to Jim Al-Khalili about predicting this summer's serious floods.