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Instant Genius Podcast: Childhood, with Dr Emma Byrne

Published: 09th August, 2021 at 08:00
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Dr Emma Byrne joins us on our podcasts Instant Genius and Instant Genius Extra.

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to Dr Emma Byrne, author of How to Build a Human.


Emma tells us about the hidden science of childhood, from why kids won't eat their greens to how toddlers develop language.

And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from Emma on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, Emma delves into the flawed science behind some of the most common parenting advice.

Let us know what you think of the episode with a review or a comment wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Thomas Ling
Thomas LingStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Thomas is a Staff Writer at BBC Science Focus and looks after all things Q&A. Writing about everything from cosmology to anthropology, he specialises in the latest psychology and neuroscience discoveries. Thomas has a Masters degree (distinction) in Magazine Journalism from the University of Sheffield and has written for Men’s Health, Vice and Radio Times. He has been shortlisted as the New Digital Talent of the Year at the national magazine Professional Publishers Association (PPA) awards.


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