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Morning News Podcast: Moderna Covid Vaccine, Arizona, Wisconsin Verify

Moderna asks health regulators to authorize its covid-19 vaccine, Arizona, Wisconsin certify narrow victories for Joe Biden, and Louisville coffee shop customer pays it forward with random act of kindness.

Medicine: ‘Diabetes’ – Risks & Diagnosis (BMJ Podcast)

In this episode of the JIM Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Richard McCallum speaks with David Cistola of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso about American Diabetes Month.

Book Podcast: ‘Borough Market – Edible Histories’ Author Mark Riddaway

Award-winning food writer Mark Riddaway travels back through the centuries to tell the fascinating, surprising and often downright bizarre stories of some of the everyday ingredients found at London’s Borough Market.

Discover how the strawberries we eat today had their roots in a clandestine trip to South America by a French spy whose surname happened to be Strawberry, why three-quarters of Britain’s late-18th-century intake of tea was sold on the black market, and what Sigmund Freud found so fascinating about eel genitalia.

From the humble apples and onions that we’ve grown on these shores for centuries, to more exotic ingredients like cinnamon and bananas that travel from across the world to finesse our food, Borough Market: Edible Histories offers a chance to digest the charming stories behind every last morsel.

Morning News Podcast: Post-Thanksgiving Covid-19 Surge, Biden Transition

Health experts warn of another surge in COVID-19 cases. President-elect Biden’s team announces more picks for administration posts. And, the Supreme Court hears another case over the 2020 census.

World News Podcast: The Resiliency Of Democracy, Nordic Politics & Diego Maradona (Economist)

A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how resilient is democracy? Nordic politics (11:00) and remembering Diego Maradona (19:34)

Sunday Morning Podcast: Latest News From Zurich, Tokyo And London

The weekend’s defining discussion topics with Tyler Brûlé, Christof Münger, Eemeli Isoaho, Mark Dittli and our Tokyo bureau chief Fiona Wilson. Plus, Monocle’s style director Marcela Palek’s Christmas gift tips.

From Milan: Salone highlights, interviews and a daily running guide.

World News Podcast: Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killing, French Police

Radio News 24/7 reports: Iran blames Israel for killing of top nuclear scientist, French police beating of black man, and other top world news.

Covid-19 Podcast: New Studies On Transmission

In this audio interview conducted on November 25, 2020, the editors look at new studies of disease transmission in closed environments and provide updates on convalescent plasma and hydroxychloroquine.

Morning News Podcast: Biden Transition, Black Friday Shopping Changes

Biden is expected to announce more members of his cabinet. His administration will place a focus on civil rights. And, stores are changing things up to keep shoppers safe on Black Friday.

Science Podcast: Covid-19 In Schools, Why Leaves Die And Fall From Trees

Many schools closed in the spring, during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Many opened in the fall. Staff Writer Jennifer Couzin-Frankel joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what was learned in spring about how coronavirus spreads in schools that might help keep children safe as cases surge once again. 

Also this week: What makes leaves fall off deciduous trees when they do—is it the short, cold nights? Or is the timing of so-called “leaf senescence” linked to when spring happens? Sarah talked to Constantin Zohner, a lead scientist at the Institute of Integrative Biology at ETH Zurich, about his tree leaf timing study. Sarah also spoke with commentary author Christy Rollinson, a forest ecologist at the Morton Arboretum, about how important these trees and the timing of their leaf drop is for climate change. In the books segment, host Kiki Sanford talks with Ruth DeFries about her book, What Would Nature Do? A Guide for Our Uncertain Times.