A new series of science and technology podcasts has been launched as part of the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World season.
Over the next 12 weeks, presenters Britt Wray and Dr Ellie Cosgrave will take science out of the lab and into people’s homes through exciting debate and expert opinion.
The pair will speak to cutting edge inventors, scientists and leading experts from the likes of NASA, The Francis Crick Institute, and many others, will provide captivating insight into the latest scientific and technological developments, helping us understand just how science is changing our lives.
Chris Sizemore, Commissioning Editor for digital, Tomorrow’s World says: “We love science and think young adults do too.
“Podcasts are a popular, easy way to let people dive into surprising ideas and challenge themselves – whether that’s on the bus in the morning or before bed at night.
“Our Tomorrow’s World podcast combines mind-blowing science, the charisma, rapport, and expertise of fresh presenters Ellie Cosgrave & Britt Wray, and immersive, high end sound design – giving listeners a sense of what the future might sound like.”
The podcast series includes:
- The Wizard’s Hat – unravelling the concept of brain-machine interfacing, in which inventors and scientists are exploring how to create seamless communication between the human brain and computers. Can humans transmit ideas and information directly to someone else’s brain?
- Enter The Wizards – exploring what it means when Elon Musk says he wants to “download our brain” and asking – can we morph our own intelligence with artificial intelligence?
- Hope Floats – investigating the possibility that our current cities may one day become uninhabitable. Would floating cities be a solution and, if so, what might they look like? What if we needed to leave Earth altogether? Britt and Ellie meet an “out of this world” team of scientists who are devising a mystery floater to hover in Venus’ atmosphere as a potential alternative habitat to Earth.
The Tomorrow’s World podcast launches on Thursday 12 October, with new episodes added every two weeks, and are available from bbc.co.uk/podcasts.