Les Cayes in south-western Haiti was hardest hit by the August 2021 earthquake.
Plus, new research chronicling the experiences of Japanese Americans interned by the US government during the second world war. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
COVID-19 in the classroom: how to go back to school safely.
Plus, new research into what happens in our brains when we daydream. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The Taliban on patrol in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, in late August 2021.
Two Afghan researchers explain what led to the emergence of the Taliban in the 1990s and why that history is crucial to understand what’s happening now. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Lamu in coastal Kenya is an area where women and girls have been recuited by Al-Shabaab.
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From the archive: a researcher on the complex dynamics surrounding Kenyan women’s involvement in Al-Shabaab. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
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Plus, the troubled 1920 Antwerp Olympics and the parallels they have for Tokyo. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
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Plus, why sarcasm is so difficult for children to understand – and how to help them. Listen to episode 23 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Screenshot from a Depart of Defense video of an unidentified aerial phenomenon.
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Plus, what’s happening in Chad, three months after rebels killed the president, Idriss Déby.
Alexei Stakhanov’s official portrait with drill and miner’s lamp.
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The audio version of an in-depth article about a record-breaking Soviet miner from 1935 who embodied a system of values that is central to contemporary work cultures today.
How to prevent future disasters by learning from the past. Listen to episode 21 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is profoundly militarised.
Plus, what the study of 700-year old garbage is revealing about who lived in Islamic Andalusia. Listen to episode 20 of The Conversation Weekly.
Two men watch Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative frontrunner in Iran’s elections, in a televised presidential debate.
Plus, why fireflies need dark nights and what you can do about it. Listen to episode 19 of The Conversation Weekly.
What is a ‘blue acceleration’ doing to our oceans?
Plus, why Brazilian women who lived through Zika are avoiding getting pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to episode 18 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Illustration of an early stage human embryo.
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Plus, how a new wave of South African romcoms is reimagining Johannesburg. Listen to episode 17 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A community drive-thru distribution centre in Vallejo, California in June 2020.
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This is a transcript of episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly podcast The racial hunger gap in American cities and what do about it. In this episode, we look at some of the reasons behind racial disparities…
A food bank in Alameda, California during the pandemic. Why are so many Americans struggling to get the food they need?
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Plus, the discovery of the first known burial in Africa. Listen to episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly.
Waiting for a vaccine in Mumbai in late April.
This is a transcript of episode 15 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, which includes a story on the discovery of microscopic fungi at the world’s largest seed bank.
Cuba’s Finaly Institute, which is developing three ‘Soberana’ vaccine candidates for COVID-19.
A transcript of episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including how people make their life’s biggest decisions.
Cuba’s Soberana 02 coronavirus vaccine is one of two in phase 3 clinical trials.
Plus, a psychologist on how we look back at our big decisions in life. Listen to episode 14 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Nicola Sturgeon wants to use a mandate at the May 6 elections to argue for a second independence referendum.
Plus, how researchers have discovered a biological switch that can turn neuroplasticity on and off in the brain. Listen to episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A group of boys abducted by Boko Haram in Katsina State, northern Nigeria, after their release in December 2020.
Plus, why women join Al-Shabaab in Kenya. Listen to episode 12 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.