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All the information you could possibly want on The DesignSpark Podcast (series 2) as well as History Makers (series 1). History Makers was DesignSpark’s original comedy podcast celebrating cutting-edge technology and the Makers from history who made it possible, starring Dr Lucy Rogers and the award-winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine.


Series 2: The DesignSpark Podcast is out now and covers a range of exciting topics – Medical Technology, Big Data, Space Exploration, the Future of Transport, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Humans. Subscribe to your favourite podcast platform below to hear it first!

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July 11, 2019 14:44

The DesignSpark Podcast: Box Set

To celebrate reaching 10,000 downloads of The DesignSpark podcast we've put together an exclusive "box set" for you to listen at your pleasure... prepare for a side-splitting view of modern technology.

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June 24, 2019 08:19

#6 Space Exploration; Using Science to Look Forward. And Back

The key to understanding our existence and, possibly, prolonging it lies beyond our own planet. Our fascination with the stars goes back thousands of years. Astronomy is claimed to be humanity’s oldest science...

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June 17, 2019 07:53

#5 The Future of Transport; We’ve Come a Long Way from the Red Flag Man

Change always meets a certain amount of resistance. In our apparently tech-friendly world, we have yet to experience the full heat of the debate about driverless cars.

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June 10, 2019 07:58

#4 Robotics & AI; How do I know you're not a robot?

Will robots take over enough of our roles to make humans unnecessary? What have the robots ever done for us? In the workplace and in our homes, we may find robots to be more friend than foe.

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#3 Augmented Humans; Can Machine-Like Humans Compete with Human-Like Machines?

There are good reasons for us to want to become superhuman: stronger, smarter, faster, healthier. If we are concerned about losing our place in the world to machines, what better way to compete than to become (at least part) machine ourselves?

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#2 Medical Tech; Will it make us Super Healthy Humans?

Aided by the IoT (of course) and enhanced with AI, today’s medical technology has something for everyone

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#1 Big Data; It’s About Size AND How to Handle It

There is a sense that many are not comfortable that their personal preferences are being mapped and analysed in minute detail. How did this come about, and how does it work?

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May 15, 2019 07:38

Cast Spotlight: The DesignSpark Podcast

Put a face to the voice and find out more about the cast of our brand new comedy series about technology "The DesignSpark Podcast", which launches on Monday 20th May. It's time for TechLOLogy.

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April 17, 2019 07:48

Help DesignSpark to win at the British Podcast Awards!

The British Podcast Awards celebrates great British podcasts, and with an iTunes Podcast rating of 4.9 out of 5, we think that the first series of The DesignSpark Podcast, History Makers, fits the bill nicely!

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April 16, 2019 09:40

#TheDesignSparkPodcast - TechLOLogy

Oh, what a night! Performing in front of an audience is always fun, but when you’re recording a tech/comedy podcast series with two excellent comedians, prepare for your face to ache at the end of each show.

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February 4, 2019 10:47

The DesignSpark Podcast - Let’s make technology funny again!

We are delighted to announce that our 5-star rated comedy-tech podcast is returning to tickle you with technology... and with a new name!

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October 8, 2018 07:10

History Makers Podcast: Episode Six - From Calculations to Cyber

In the latest episode Dr Lucy guides us through the subject of cyber, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring Ada Lovelace life and Bec desperately changes all of her passwords to something more complicated than 1234.

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