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Before moving to Mexico City in November 2016, I produced the first pilots and episodes of Sparks, FiveThirtyEight's science podcast. Check out the first two episodes here:
Before Sparks I also assisted the podcast team in the production of the special mini series Kitchen Table Politics and the show What's The Point.
Physics World Podcast
Aqil Sajjad recently finished his postdoc at Harvard University in the US, where he does particle physics research. But unlike most particle physicists, he does physics by ear. That's because Sajjad – who will be celebrating his 37th birthday this month – lost his sight to retina detachments in both eyes when he was a teenager growing up in Islamabad. In the November episode of the Physics World podcast Sajjad talks to journalist Lucina Melesio about his experiences in physics. You will hear how Sajjad accesses maths and science concepts using speech-to-text software.
BBC Radio 4
I joined BBC's Science Radio Unit for a short collaboration during the summer of 2014, where I worked with the production teams of Inside Science and Science in Action for the following episodes:
Dame Sally Davies explains why, in an era of growing antibiotic resistance, it's important to have a cheap, easy-to-use test to identify bacteria. Muna Anjum from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency is working on identifying those resistance genes in certain bacteria. Paul Freemont's team at Imperial College is using synthetic biology to build a device that can detect specific bacteria - precisely the sort of work that might answer the Longitude Prize's challenge.
BBC World Service
Science in Action
India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but can the country match this expansion with a sophisticated science programme. With a changing government on the horizon, what challenges will India face to ensure science continues to grow?
Solar panels have a spring in their step as professor Stuart Wenham utilises lasers to improve panel efficiency.
Plans for the world’s new tallest building are underway. The Kingdom Tower is the latest Saudi Arabian wonder; on its completion one may look out across the city of Jeddah from a kilometre up.
Can an innocent person be convicted of a crime they didn't commit with new advances in DNA detection technologies? Is finding the suspect’s DNA in a crime scene the end of a criminal investigation? New software allows profiling DNA even from incomplete strains and provides police with the exact odds of it matching a suspect’s. But to what extent does this help build strong cases in court? Lucina Melesio has been visiting legal cases past and present to report on the scientific and legal aspects of the latest in DNA profiling in criminal cases….
List of live aired shows:
Radio documentaries and short stories
Podcast | Radio
Below are some samples of my most relevant work in the audio world...
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