In this episode:
00:45 Black Lives Matter
The killing of George Floyd, a black man, by police in Minnesota has sent a shockwave of anger around the globe. As unrest continues, we discuss the protests in Washington DC and ask how scientists are reacting.
04:01 The outsized toll of covid-19 on people of colour
Reports from around the globe are showing that ethnic minorities are at much higher risk of infection and death from the coronavirus. But why might that be? And what can be done about it?
16:27 Food for thought
Richard Van Noorden suggests some inspirational listening to learn and reflect in difficult times.
Podcast: George the poet
18:27 Lessons from past pandemics
The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest of hundreds throughout history. Nick Howe interviews author Frank M Snowden about how disease has shaped society.
Books and Arts: How pandemics shape social evolution
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