A Podcast Creates Community for People Coping With Smell Loss
The human nose allows us to detect all manner of scents. But when the organ is impacted by viral infections, nasal polyps, and other ailments can lead to the total inability to smell—a condition known as anosmia. Its diagnosis often takes people by surprise, leaving them feeling disconnected from the world they once knew. Some have found a lifeline in The Smell Podcast, a project created by Katie Boateng—who lost her sense of smell after a viral infection in 2008—to provide resources and a safe, supportive environment for sufferers while educating listeners along the way.