Recommended Podcasts

Public Health

BBC More or Less: Behind the Statistics

Economics journalist, Tim Harford explains - and sometimes debunks - the numbers and statistics used in political debate, the news and everyday life.

Episodes include reviews of stories on pollution, domestic violence, sugar, suicide, social care and health risk calculators.

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A recommended episode - Teen Suicide, wood

The Lancet: Audio

The Lancet ( is a weekly medical journal, renowned for the publication of high-quality peer-reviewed research and reviews from around the world. In the Podcasts, editors discuss journal highlights, including interviews with authors of key articles to provide context and insight to advancements in medicine and health worldwide.

The Lancet podcast on itunes

The Lancet audio on the Lancet website

Talk Medicine from BMJ: Podcasts from the BMJ and it's sibling journals

A wide selection of health related interviews to accompany papers in the journals.

WHO podcast: Evidence in action

The WHO podcast brings you public health information and related news from around the world. We show you how scientific evidence is a trigger for action in the world of public health

NIH Podcasts: Global Environmental Health Chat

This series brings to you the knowledge and experiences of people working to understand and combat environmental health problems that reach beyond national boundaries and contribute to the global burden of disease.

SHRN: Sexual Health Research Network

A Network for academics and practitioners engaged in sexual health research

Sex+Health podcast from the American Sexual Health Association

The Sex+Health podcast from the American Sexual Health Association covers all aspects of sexual health. Featuring interviews with medical professionals and experts in the field of sexuality, Sex+Health aims to offer information and resources to with the goal of helping people take charge of their sexual health and understand its importance to overall well being.

Additional Public Health Podcast Episodes

Our Cultures are Our Source of Health – Produced by the CDC, examines cultural contributions to public health

Why the HPV Vaccine is Important to Our Family – Produced by the CDC, tells the story of a cervical cancer survivor and her efforts to protect her family and increase awareness.