The Human Subject

The Human Subject

BBC Radio 4

Humanity's journey to understanding the body has been a gory one; littered with unethical experiments, unintended consequences and unimaginable endurance. It's the story of catastrophic failures, at great human cost - but also successes which made history and saved countless lives.

In The Human Subject, Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Julia Shaw investigate the threads connecting modern day medicine to its often brutal origins. With every episode they explore some of that dark history and ask - is our present day knowledge worth the suffering it took to get us here?

  • No. of episodes: 3
  • Latest episode: 2024-07-21
  • Science

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of The Human Subject?

There are 3 episodes avaiable of The Human Subject.

What is The Human Subject about?

We have categorized The Human Subject as:

  • Science

Where can you listen to The Human Subject?

The Human Subject is available, among others places, on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did The Human Subject start?

The first episode of The Human Subject that we have available was released 5 July 2024.

Who creates the podcast The Human Subject?

The Human Subject is produced and created by BBC Radio 4.