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The Remedy

This series explores different religious and secular approaches to healing. In each episode, DPhil candidate Naomi Richman interviews a representative from a religious or secular movement to find out how their perspectives on spirituality influence their attitudes to health and modern medicine. Through these conversations, Naomi discovers ancient truths that can assist us in our contemporary search for well-being, from ayuverda to transhumanism. This project won the The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) Graduate Fund Award and is supported by the Wellcome Trust for Science and Humanities Public Engagement initiatives. The full series was initially broadcast live on Radio Brockley, London's longest running hospital radio station based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, in celebration of Radio Brockley's 50th anniversary.

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1 The Remedy: Introduction In this short podcast, Naomi Richman introduces the series, 'The Remedy' by offering some history and context to contemporary discussions about health and healing. Naomi Richman 08 May 2017
2 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what Humanism can offer the sick. We discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
3 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Reverend Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. We start by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick and move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
4 The Remedy: Hinduism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Matthew Martin, a DPhil student at of Oxford whose work focuses on Hindu traditions. They discuss the great variety of Hindu approaches to healing, from ayuverda to yoga and deliverance from evil spirits. Naomi Richman, Matthew Martin 08 May 2017