Podcast

Exploring our relationship with technology, one another and the animate world, and how to flourish in turbulent times.

This episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with David Holmgren, an internationally renowned environmental designer, ecological educator and author, best known as one of the co-originators of the permaculture concept with Bill Mollison. We discuss the science and heritage of the permaculture model, what sustainability really means on the...
In the face of massive existential threat, how can we begin to take action at the scale required to protect the future of life on earth? This episode, I speak with James Glave, an author, editor, and communications professional focused on the low-carbon economy. As principal of Glave Communications, James...
In this episode, I speak with Beth Rattner, the executive director of the Biomimicry Institute, a fascinating organisation whose purpose is to naturalise biomimicry in the culture by promoting the transfer of ideas, designs, and strategies from biology to sustainable human systems design. We explore everything from technological innovation, resilience...
In October 2018 in the UK, a small socio-political group called Extinction Rebellion was born. Launched by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!, their aim was to communicate with, and put pressure on, our governments to take the necessary action to...
For the first episode of season 2, I talk with Dr. Sharon Blackie – an award-winning writer, psychologist and mythologist, whose work sits at the intersection of psychology, mythology and ecology. In this captivating conversation, we explore the mythic imagination, the reclaiming of indigenous Western spiritual traditions, and the relevance...
In this final episode of the series, I talk with sex tech founder, Stephanie Alys, about the changing landscape of sex tech… Join us as we discuss how a focus on sensuality and pleasure is helping to re-orient the industry, and redefining some of the ways in which we seek...
What does philosophy, decision-making and citizenship have to do with data, biases and populism? Tech philosopher and author, Dr Tom Chatfield, takes us on a fascinating exploration of our approaches to life and technology, and examines how the paths we choose may make the difference between surviving and thriving as...
Take a walk into the world of psychotherapy as I talk with Dr Gillian Isaacs Russell about the ways in which technology is mediating our relationships both with ourselves and with others. We touch on some of the insights that neuroscience is shedding on how we empathise with, perceive, and...
You’ll have heard all about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but do you know about the ground-breaking research that led to some of the profiling practices hitting the headlines today? Join me as I talk with Dr David Stillwell about the fascinating and sometimes frightening world of psychometric segmentation and data-mining...
How is biometric tech impacting our identity, culture and social structures? I talk with Anjali Ramachandran about some of the ways in which new technologies are shaping society, economics and our everyday life, with a special focus on emerging markets. Join in the conversation #hivepodcast, and find out more at...