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The Wellcome Collection Podcast

Feb 2, 2022

In the final episode of our podcast, Bidisha takes us on a journey through the highest of highs, from nightclubbing and the ecstasies of religion and drugs, to mania.

Artist Harold Offeh shares his personal take on the connections between movement, music and bodies.  

Annie Macmanus (‘DJ Annie Mac’) speaks about the...


Nov 24, 2021

Bidisha explores joy, from the psychology of our earliest laughs to collective and solitary pleasures like comedy, food and performance. 

Hear historian of emotions Thomas Dixon describe and define joy, before listening to comedian Daliso Chaponda and developmental psychologist Caspar Addyman talk with Bidisha. They...


Oct 27, 2021

When was the last time you felt utterly tranquil?

Moya Lothian-McLean searches for an oasis of calm, taking Wellcome Collection’s ‘Tranquillity’ exhibition as a point of inspiration.   

She visits St Bartholomew’s Hospital to experience the installation ‘Regarding Forests’ by Chrystel Lebas. Hear tips...


Sep 29, 2021

Hello Happiness is the first series of The Wellcome Collection Podcast. In this episode, Bidisha chats to her guests about their personal experiences of resolve, and considers its complicated relationship to happiness.

Psychotherapist Susie Orbach and broadcaster Jeff Brazier discuss the power and...


Aug 25, 2021

Hello Happiness is the first series of The Wellcome Collection Podcast. In this episode, Bidisha asks: What are our emotions and how are they made? She then attempts to pin down the purpose and uses of hope.


Listen to historian Tiffany Watt Smith explain how our understanding of emotion has been shaped throughout time,...