A note from the podcast editor

WE ARE delighted, for the first time in our 65-year history, to give you the option of imbibing New Scientist magazine in an entirely new way: through your ears.

We have teamed up with audio production company Sound Understanding to bring subscribers professionally voiced and recorded versions of stories through the New Scientist app each week. That starts this week with our longer features, comment and culture articles and columnists. We will soon be expanding to cover news and analysis too.

It is easy to take part in the New Scientist audio experience. Just install the app, download the issue you want to listen to and explore. Wherever you see a white headphones icon, that is where audio content is available. Or you can simply listen to all available audio content in an issue by clicking “Listen to edition” under the cover image on the main contents page of the app. You have options to control your listening speed, fast forward or rewind, and download the tracks to listen offline. More details can be found in the account section of the app, or email us at audiohelp@newscientist.com.

We hope you enjoy the new app feature – happy listening!

Podcast editor

Rowan Hooper