In this radically original podcast series, Britt and Ellie wade into some of the most controversial areas of modern science with leading scientists and social researchers.

ACTIVITIES

Podcast, live shows, Facebook live events, a digital platform and television specials with noted figures such as David Attenborough.

START OF THE PROJECT

09.11.2017

ORGANISATION

BBC 

COSTS

No specific information available (Two producers and two co-hosts, made on a home studio set up with no external studio costs, or sound engineering costs and some travel costs to go meet guests in the field, all around the UK.)

IMPACT

Podcasts have been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, possibly more.

TARGET GROUP

Young people and millennials, who have been engaging with us on social media.

PARTNERS

BBC and Whistledown Productions

KEY LEARNINGS

  • The kinds of existential risks that new technologies are creating for society can be explored through a fun, inquisitive lens that educates people without paralyzing them with fear.
  • Innovative sound design can drive science and tech stories forward in a way that embeds feeling for the learning being done (ex: immersive underwater binaural audio can add depth and meaning to a story about rising sea levels in times of climate change).
  • The world is changing extremely quickly, particularly as it is driven by technology. Examining the science of how it all works is just the beginning. The ethical and social parameters deserve just as much space in mainstream science engagement, like the Tomorrow’s World podcast.

CONTACT DETAILS

Britt Wray

 

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