Podcasts


Festival Smell Walk

Sunday 25 July 2021


Smells form part of our memories and surroundings but they are often elusive – disappearing before they can be described or pinned down. Designer and researcher Kate McLean is one of a small but growing number of innovative practitioners dedicated to the study and capture of this highly nuanced field. In this sensory walk, Kate […]

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Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock: Reaching For The Stars

Sunday 25 July 2021

Imperial College London Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock


Leading space scientist and Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock was born in London to Nigerian parents in 1968. Maggie’s dreams of becoming an astronaut and a love of Star Trek encouraged her interest in space and science. Hear about how shooting for the stars has led to a remarkable career: building instruments to explore […]

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A Future without Fascism

Sunday 25 July 2021

Paul Mason


In this event Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. It is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism – what fascists believe and how they operate today – and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason […]

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Festival Sound Walk

Saturday 24 July 2021


Join Radio Producer Alice Armstrong to explore Standon Calling through its evocative sounds – some predictable and others unexpected. This will be a guided and immersive experience around the festival site, and the resulting recordings could even make it to a podcast on the Standon website. Alice has worked in community radio, BBC Radio 4, […]

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An Ocean Odyssey – Robin Ince and Dr Helen Czerski

Saturday 24 July 2021

Robin Ince, Dr Helen Czerski


Scientist and broadcaster Dr Helen Czerski talks to comedian Robin Ince about why the ocean isn’t just the place where the pretty fish live. In her work she’s travelled the Southern, Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans, a vast engine sustaining the energy, nutrients and life of our planet. Helen is passionate that we can learn […]

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Taste Sensation

Saturday 24 July 2021


Explore the science of taste in this immersive and interactive event. Discover the often surprising ways in which our senses guide our food choices and dining habits. Provided with your own box of resources, you’ll experience mouth vibrations, feel how noise can affect the crunch in food and find out how it’s possible to ‘see […]

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THE PSYCHEDELIC RENAISSANCE

Friday 23 July 2021


Psychedelic drugs are gaining popularity in the pharmaceutical industry because of their benefits for people suffering with psychiatric disorders. Groundbreaking work at Imperial College suggests that psilocybin in Magic Mushrooms ‘resets’ brain activity in people with depression, while MDMA may help those with PTSD. Join a trip with world experts Dr David Erritzoe, Professor Christine […]

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Let’s move to Mars?

Friday 23 July 2021

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Earth Science & Engineering PROFESSOR SANJEEV GUPTA


This is a chance to meet Professor Sanjeev Gupta, a key scientist from the latest NASA mission to Mars. In this special event he’ll be revealing secrets from the Perseverance Rover, including new images from the robot. The rover is searching for signs of ancient life on the Red Planet with the ultimate aim of […]

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Yoga & Your Body

Friday 23 July 2021


Join a fun yoga session that is also a talk event, exploring yoga, health and your body. University of Exeter social scientist Gemma Lucas and Yogi teacher Nikkie Huddart discuss the latest research on how yoga affects people’s relationships with their bodies, while you do the moves! THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT STANDON CALLING FESTIVAL

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Tech vs Trust

Thursday 1 July 2021

Glen Weyl, Reema Patel, Henry Farrell, Niccolò Tempini, Ritula Shah (chair)


In this lively online discussion, our speakers will take a deep dive in to the relationship between online technology and our data. We give away our data in exchange for so-called ‘free’ services, giving firms valuable information that underpins their business models. The data drives revenue, often used to help targetted adverts function or provide […]

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Why is Climate Change so hard?

Friday 27 November 2020

Ritula Shah (chair), Professor Richard Betts MBE, Grace Blakeley, Professor Robert Pollin, Dr Kris de Meyer, Dr Catherine Butler


This lively online discussion looked at communicating science, the psychology behind our actions, and the politics of Climate Change. “The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices” Margaret Thatcher told the UN in 1989. Yet, in 2020 the predictions are unfolding with devastating wildfires, […]

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FUTURES ON AIR: HERITAGE, HEART & HOME

Friday 27 November 2020

Jerri Daboo, Premal Bhatt, Kuljit Bhamra MBE


Premal Bhatt talks with Professor Jerri Daboo from the University of Exeter, and musician Kuljit Bhamra about their journeys of exploring South Asian heritage in the UK. They are particularly interested in how music and performance have helped influence and shape their identities. Jerri grew up in a suburban white community before heading off to […]

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