A powerful account of a night at London’s University College Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, on the peak night to date for deaths in hospitals from covid-19 in the UK, from the perspective of one of the leading consultants working there.
This new(ish) podcast from the makers of Talking Politics covers one big idea in each episode. Topics so far include Tocqueville on Democracy, Marx and Engels on Revolution, Gandhi on Self-Rule, and Weber on Leadership. The website also contains links to further reading on the topics discussed in the podcast.
The story of a strange outbreak at a Catholic school in Mexico in 2006. Girls reported pain in their legs, nausea, and fever. When the cases spread to hundreds of pupils, the government sent a psychiatrist specialised in adolescents experiencing psychosomatic illnesses to investigate. The story is currently being turned into a film.