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If you’re curious about what the future holds, the new Future Curious podcast from Nesta is right up your street.

In this thought-provoking but chatty podcast, we bring together leading experts and radical thinkers to discuss the big issues that will affect our future, and what we can all do about them. Each week, Future Curious will bring new insights, challenge existing wisdom and explore new thinking into some of the most challenging issues of our time.

Future Curious Nesta

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If you’re curious about what the future holds, the new Future Curious podcast from Nesta is right up your street.

In this thought-provoking but chatty podcast, we bring together leading experts and radical thinkers to discuss the big issues that will affect our future, and what we can all do about them. Each week, Future Curious will bring new insights, challenge existing wisdom and explore new thinking into some of the most challenging issues of our time.

    Nesta Predicts 2020! Annual predictions revealed

    Nesta Predicts 2020! Annual predictions revealed

    It's time for Nesta’s ten predictions for 2020! This episode delves into the trends, social movements and technological breakthroughs set to impact our lives over the next twelve months.
    From the beginning of the end for fireworks to an outbreak of silly walks and the chance to meet your digital twin, host Tiernan Douieb introduces Nesta’s predictors for a rundown of what could be on the cards for 2020.
    Useful links Nesta Predictions 2020 Vicki Sellick Tris Dyson Get in touch with the Future Curious team: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk
    Or on twitter @Nesta_UK, #FutureCurious and #NestaPredicts
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. This episode was recorded by Sonia Foday and edited by Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.

    • 13 min
    Hold that thought: a bite-sized episode

    Hold that thought: a bite-sized episode

    Listen to host Tiernan Douieb give a taster of Nesta Predicts 2020 and discover some innovation-flavoured #GE19 thoughts and reflections from the team at Nesta.
    Please do come back on Thursday for your full-length weekly fill of the Nesta podcast. 
    Useful links:
    Nesta Predicts 2019 Nesta’s response to the UK General Election manifestos Get in touch with the Future Curious team: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk
    Or on twitter @Nesta_UK, #futurecurious
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. This bite-sized episode was recorded by Sonia Foday and edited by Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.

    • 2 min
    If prevention is better than cure, why does health research focus on the fix?

    If prevention is better than cure, why does health research focus on the fix?

    We know that what matters most for our health is the food we eat, the air we breathe, the places we work and the homes we live in. But even though we know a lot about what causes ill health, we know far too little about how to prevent those factors from making us ill.
     
    In this episode, host Tiernan Douieb talks to Nesta’s Christina Cornwell about tipping the health research balance away from the biomedical: what happens when you look for solutions to the causes of illhealth - like pollution and inequality?
     
    We hear from the Ella Roberta Family Foundation founder, Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah, about her campaign for better air quality after her young daughter suffered from a fatal asthma attack. 

    Finally, Lita Wallace of The Winch, joins Tiernan and Christina to talk about why youth violence is a public health issue and how research led by young people in North London is trying to find solutions.
     
    Proposal for The Nightingale Centre  The Ella Roberta Family Foundation The Winch’s Take Back the Power and podcast  Get in touch with the Future Curious team: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk 
     
    Or on Twitter @Nesta_UK, #futurecurious
     
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. This episode was recorded at and edited by Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.

    • 29 min
    The future of storytelling

    The future of storytelling

    From the comfort of your very own podcast stream, join us at London’s Barbican for an evening of talks, installations and an interactive performance about the future of storytelling… 
     
    Stories of the past have been carved, painted and printed. Today, they are whispered through earbuds, watched through screens and available to download. 
     
    In this episode, host Tiernan Douieb talks to writer and critic Olivia Laing, near-future author Stephen Oram and writer and narrative designer Chella Ramanan. 
     
    We will also explore how stories might be told in the future through installations from the Royal College of Art, and immersing ourselves in an animal love story with performance artist David Finnigan.
    Find out about Nesta’s new Alternarratives Prize -  a £15,000 prize for writers to explore innovation in short-form storytelling. 
     
    And don’t forget to listen out for your discount code for Nesta’s FutureFest on 20 March 2020.
     
    Alternarratives Prize:  https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/alternarratives/ FutureFest 2020: https://www.futurefest.org/futurefest-2020  
    Get in touch with the Future Curious team: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk 
     
    Or on twitter @Nesta_UK, #futurecurious
     
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. This episode was recorded on location by Sonia Foday and edited at Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.

    • 35 min
    Who has a seat at the innovation table?

    Who has a seat at the innovation table?

    Engineer and designer Nicola Millar joins AI specialist Simi Awokoya to discuss inclusivity and diversity with host Tiernan Douieb and Nesta’s Madeleine Gabriel. 
     
    We listen in on a conversation about Nicola’s quest to design a menopause ‘pebble’ with focus-group member, Emily. They meet to talk about how an honest conversation with women heading into the menopause led to the product Emily trials for Nicola.
     
    Nesta’s Alex Glennie gives a glimpse into inclusive innovation in Vietnam with her report on disability, from Hanoi. 
     
    With special thanks to NICA and The Voice
     
     Links featured in this episode
    Nesta’s 12 women shaping AI report Inclusive innovation  Witty Careers and the next Career Clinic is on 21 November in Camden, London Read more about menopause tech, The Pebble
     
    Get in touch with Future Curious: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk 
     
    Or on Twitter @Nesta_UK, #futurecurious
     
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. This episode was recorded and edited at Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.

    • 32 min
    Tomorrow is yours for the making

    Tomorrow is yours for the making

    We’ll explore the tools and techniques to get people involved in the shape of things to come.
     
    Host Tiernan Douieb brings together Kazakhstan-based futurologist John Sweeney with Nesta’s Kathy Peach and Laurie Smith. They talk about why we should all participate in designing our future - and how to go about it.

    We also hear from Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones from Newcastle University. Mark reflects on the Newcastle City Futures project and the ways in which it engaged the wider community to steer the course of the city.
     
    Report: Our Futures: By the people, for the people Newcastle City Futures  
    Nesta’s new ‘Participatory Futures’ game - coming early 2020! Check back in the New Year.
     
    Future Curious is presented by Tiernan Douieb and produced and published by Nesta’s communication team. Recorded by Sonia Foday and edited at Wardour Studios. Original music by Ged Flood.
     
    Get in touch with Future Curious: futurecurious@nesta.org.uk 
     
    Or via Twitter @Nesta_UK / #futurecurious

    • 27 min

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