Science & Medicine

All in the Mind

36 episodes | BBC |  Podcast, ±28 min episode every 2 weeks, 2 days
All in the Mind examines how we think and behave. It’s presented by psychologist Claudia Hammond. She investigates the latest techniques being used by mental health practitioners, speaks to people with psychological issues and uncovers all the most recent research from the world of the mind. Every year there are 2 series of 8 episodes of All in the Mind, in the spring and autumn. Each programme is 28 minutes long.

Ask The Naked Scientists SA

307 episodes | Naked Scientists |  Podcast, ±23 min episode every 1 week, 3 days
Why scratch your head if you don't know the answer? What about the Earth made the dinosaurs so big? Why does the Universe spin? Is the Sun seem brighter in the morning than the evening? Are autistic people particularly at home with computers? Why do effervescent tablets fizz only in water? Why do Parkinson's patients sleepwalk without difficulty? Plus, news of a decoy molecule that can treat dwarfism and what earwax has revealed about blue whales...

Crime Fighters: Drugs to Cure, Drugs to Kill

8 episodes | Deutsche Welle - Crime Fighters |  Series, ±9 min episode total time 1 hr 19 min
Three detectives, Kalumba, Salamisha and Chokbank, investigate after Peter's drug overdose. Was the cause of his death as obvious as it seems? Listen to this exciting series to find out... Peter, the son of a rich and influential family, dies from a drug overdose. When the autopsy reveals that he did not commit suicide but was poisoned, the three detectives Kalumba, Salamisha and Chokbank start their investigations and are drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue, greed and violence. To find Pete's murderer, they must descend into the world of counterfeit drugs where unscrupulous profiteers exploit the sick and desperate. Counterfeit medicine is sold cheaply and people are unaware of the threat it poses to their health. Several leads take the detectives to a famous doctor, a traditional healer, a pharmacist and all the way to the minister of health. As the investigation progresses, the detectives’ lives are threatened more than once. In the end, they are able to determine the extent of Peter's involvement with this dirty business and why he had to die.

Life’s Toolkit

38 episodes | West Coast FM |  Podcast, ±7 min episode every 1 week, 1 day
Life's Toolkit is a radio program that airs every Tuesday at 09:45 on West Coast FM. The host is Swakopmund based psychological counsellor Melissa. She discusses a variety of topics and in every session, gives you a few tips on how to improve your life skills during times of adversity. Topics range from personal development issues like assertiveness to social issues like domestic violence and drug abuse .