Paper A Day is a podcast about the academic papers that bring us joy.

Each week, a different researcher picks a theme and presents five five-minute summaries of their favourite papers on that theme.

There is so much knowledge in the world – but so much is hidden behind technical language and paywalls. When academics get together, they talk with brilliant urgency about the work they love. They talk with joy. Paper A Day invites you into those conversations.

It works like this: each week, a different researcher picks a theme, and five favourite papers. They present five-minute summaries of those papers, one a day. We'll launch soon, but right now, nominate presenters (including yourselves) using our form.

Would you like to present five papers? Complete the presenters’ form. If you know someone who would be a good fit for this, please send them a link to the form.

This is a project by Tom Wein. Learn more about him at