To ease pain, reach for the playlist

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We all know that listening to music can soothe emotional pain, but Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys can also ease physical pain, according to a study of children and teenagers who had major surgery.

Read the full NPR article and listen to the story here.

NPR music pain relief

Digital sound

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The digitalisation of sound has revolutionised the way that music is created and consumed. I spoke to artists Imogen Heap and Tim Exile and reps from NATIVE INSTRUMENTS and PONO Music.

Listen to the podcast here.

Imogen Heap

Making sense of the senses!

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This week’s podcast episode is all about making senses of the senses!

I’m joined by cyborg artist Neil Harbisson, Professor Charles Spence, multi-sensory chef Jozef Youssef of Kitchen Theory and fragrance guru Simon Harrop. Listen here.

Neil Harbisson

Noise

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Our world is getting louder and louder. Noise pollution can cause serious problems in our health, productivity and societies. However, noise can be helpful too. This week I spoke to Bart Kosko, Mike Goldsmith and Marco Paviotti for Play It Podcasts to uncover how noise affects us all. Listen here.

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