The Confidence Interval is a new, occasional podcast from the MRC Epidemiology Unit – talking science, people and public health.
Episode 1 – Dr Felix Day
Unit Head of Communications Oliver Francis talks to Dr Felix Day in the Growth and Development programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit about genetics, puberty and unusual career trajectories. (Since recording, Felix has been promoted from Career Development Fellow to Senior Research Associate.)
Episode 2 – More Freedom or More Control?
This episode features a recording of the Festival of Ideas event “Improving our Diets – More Freedom or More Control?”. Governments try to improve our diets by labelling, taxes and manipulating what shops are on the high street. The right approach is not just a matter of what works, but involves questions about government and personal rights and responsibilities. Public health and policy experts explore the role of evidence and ethics in helping us decide how and when to intervene.