Level Up Human: Live at the Barbican

Earlier this year, Simon Watt and I recorded an episode of our podcast, Level Up Human, live at the Barbican in association with The Physiological Society. This episode was recorded with expert guests, marine biologist, writer and documentary maker, Helen Scales and KCL professor of developmental neurobiology, Robert Hindges. Episode summary First we look atContinue reading “Level Up Human: Live at the Barbican”

The BBC pips at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail

Last year I went along to Backyard Comedy club for a short talk about the BBC pips. Anyone who’s ever listened to BBC Radio 4 will be familiar with these six little bursts of noise, but where did they come from, and what do they mean? With thanks to the Boring Conference for commissioning thisContinue reading “The BBC pips at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail”

Level Up Human Series 2 with The Physiological Society

My podcast, Level Up Human, is back for a brand new series! The first series of the podcast was supported by the Wellcome Trust. This time we are working with the Physiological Society. We have a residency at the Barbican in London, and we’ve just launched the first episode of the new series. Click hereContinue reading “Level Up Human Series 2 with The Physiological Society”

Coming Up with ‘New’ Ideas

First of all, forget new ideas. There aren’t any. See through toaster? Already exists. Dusting drones? Done. DIY bath milk? What are you even talking about Harriet, that’s not a thing. Oh alright then, it is. Whatever you come up with, it won’t be new. New is just old + old smooshed into a ball.Continue reading “Coming Up with ‘New’ Ideas”

The Unfortunate Bisexual at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Unfortunate Bisexual is now at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Cerys Bradley and I are flyering our little socks off all around Edinburgh, and performing every night (unless it’s a Monday) in the basement of The Street on Picardy Place. We’ve seen some incredible shows, and are thoroughly enjoying the experience. If you’re going to beContinue reading “The Unfortunate Bisexual at Edinburgh Fringe Festival”

Level Up Human Live at Bluedot Festival

Excited to be heading to Jodrell Bank for Blue Dot Festival tomorrow to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landing. We’ll be recording Level Up Human on the Notes stage with Simon Watt, geomicrobiologist and comedian Sarah Jones and Dr. Holly Shiel. How would you redesign the human body? If you’ve not heard the podcastContinue reading “Level Up Human Live at Bluedot Festival”

The Unfortunate Bisexual is going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

The Unfortunate Bisexual show, which I have been building all year with Cerys Bradley, is going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Edinburgh Festival is the world’s biggest arts festival, and we’re absolutely delighted to be taking our show up there. If you’re in Edinburgh during the month of August do come along and see it!Continue reading “The Unfortunate Bisexual is going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!”

Do creative projects have a life of their own?

“There are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbingContinue reading “Do creative projects have a life of their own?”