The return to the office for many has also marked the return of the commute. Whether caught in traffic, killing time on the subway, or walking to work, we encourage you to add some of our favorite global health podcasts to your queue. They range from policy-oriented takes on global health security to local-level dives into how climate change affects everyone's well-being. We hope they help keep your ears engaged as you go to and from work, or simply want to kick back with a good listen.
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How can society be better off? That’s the question our first podcast, "Better Off," by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health producers, seeks to answer. In bi-weekly episodes, host Anna Fisher-Pinker introduces listeners to the people tackling health's most pressing challenges—from air pollution and pandemic preparedness to destigmatizing eating disorders and the politics of race.
Global Health Matters
A relatively new podcast, "Global Health Matters," by the World Health Organization's Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, features interviews with the voices shaping global health today and covers a variety of topics, including equitable leadership, disarming disinformation, and social innovation in health.
For a quick update on the latest developments in global health and infectious diseases, then "Health Check," by the BBC World Service, should be added to your morning playlist. This weekly podcast gives the rundown of the top headlines in global health and why they matter.
In Conversation With...
For the person yearning to hear an academic analysis of the trends in health, "In Conversation With..." by The Lancet offers regular conversations with its editors and authors that explore their research and how their findings can impact health care and health policy. Divided into several categories including adolescent, digital, and global health, "In Conversation With..." has an episode for everyones' interests.
Foreign policy aficionados can also dip their toes into the world of global health with the Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) new podcast, "Pandemic Planet." Hosted by CSIS senior fellows J. Stephen Morrison and Katherine E. Bliss, this regular show unpacks how global health influences geopolitics, economics, national security, and it advocates for a renewed engagement of U.S. international leadership.
If you're looking to learn more about the grassroots movements combating climate change, "Saltgrass," by the Community Broadcasting Foundation in Djaara, Australia, is certainly worth a listen. Featuring regular interviews with "salt of earth" people, including bakers, farmers, artists, and physiologists, this podcast uncovers how climate change affects all aspects of our lives and what people are doing to adapt.