IAEA Talk - Podcasts


IAEA Talk is a podcast that features scientists and experts discussing issues related to nuclear science and its peaceful applications. Based in Vienna, the IAEA works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. Its key roles contribute to international peace and security, and to the World's Millennium Goals for social, economic and environmental development. Subscribe via RSS →

Ebola - podcast
20 April 2015

Advancing preparedness for zoonotic disease outbreaks

The IAEA, in collaboration with FAO and WHO, is working with 13 African countries (more will join the project in the near future) to develop ways to anticipate potential zoonotic disease outbreaks like Ebola. The Agency will help these countries to obtain technologies and train virologists to identify and monitor dangerous viruses in animals and report this information to the veterinarian and medical authorities. Steve Thachet spoke to Michel Warnau, Section Head in the Division for Africa of the IAEA Department of Technical Cooperation.
11 March 2015

Strengthening Nuclear Safety

After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident, the IAEA endorsed the creation of the Nuclear Safety Action Plan to strengthen nuclear safety world-wide. As part of the Plan, the IAEA hosted a meeting to discuss the importance of research and development in improving the safety of nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Safeguards
10 March 2015

Nuclear Safeguards

One of the central roles of the IAEA is to help global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons. The IAEA Department of Safeguards is tasked to verify the fulfilment of States' obligation not to develop, manufacture, or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. In this way, the IAEA contributes to the maintenance and strengthening of international confidence in the use of nuclear material and technology, and therefore constitutes an essential component of the international security system.
Sécurité, Conservation et Irradiation
27 February 2015

Sécurité, Conservation et Irradiation

L'irradiation des produits alimentaires est une méthode d’assainissement et de conservation reconnue comme sûre et efficace. Elle consiste à faire traverser les aliments par des ondes ionisantes pour en détruire les micro-organismes, réduisant pour le consommateur les risques d'intoxication et le plus souvent en rallongeant la durée de conservation.

Nuclear Power Plant
13 February 2015

Understanding Nuclear Power

The Agency's projections show that nuclear power is likely to continue to grow steadily. Some countries are preparing plans to introduce and build nuclear power plants to support their growing energy needs. But is nuclear for everyone? The IAEA provides guidance and technical knowledge to countries for building safe and sustainable nuclear power infrastructure.
World Cancer Day
4 February 2015

World Cancer Day

The IAEA Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT) programme supports the development and implementation of comprehensive national cancer control programmes in Member States. To mark World Cancer Day on 4 February, Steve Thachet spoke to Nelly Enwerem-Bromson, the Director of PACT.

Soil Erosion
23 December 2014

Preserving Soil with Science

Soil scientists from around the world learn about the latest nuclear techniques that will help them to contain soil erosion and land degradation.
18 December 2014

La transformation du traitement du cancer en Mauritanie

Le cancer peut toucher tout le monde, riche ou pauvre. Avec l'aide de l'AIEA, la Mauritanie a construit une installation à la pointe de la technologie qui permet aux patients de bénéficier de la radiothérapie et de la médecine nucléaire.

Food Safety, Consumer Protection and Trade
17 November 2014

Food Safety, Consumer Protection and Trade

The IAEA is promoting nuclear techniques and technology in its Member States to make food safe for consumers. These techniques allow detecting food fraud and identifying chemicals in food that would be harmful to human health.
22 September 2014

A Conversation on the General Conference

All things nuclear take centre stage in Vienna, Austria, when the IAEA holds its annual General Conference. The Conference will be attended by delegates from the IAEA's Member States and from various organizations.

Last update: 20 April 2015