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A comedy podcast focusing on emerging technology. Join Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for some TechLOLogy.

The DesignSpark Podcast DesignSpark

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 51 Ratings

A comedy podcast focusing on emerging technology. Join Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for some TechLOLogy.

    S3 E1: Mastering the Mysteries of Space Tourism

    S3 E1: Mastering the Mysteries of Space Tourism

    It's time for some Tech with a Comedy Twist!

    Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine are back for Series 3 of The DesignSpark Podcast, the show that uses facts, songs and well-engineered puns to master the mysteries of modern technology. 

    In this episode, the trio are exploring the world of Space Tourism. It is the area of technology that comprises two of the world's most difficult things; rocket science and customer service. 

    Join them on their journey, which includes Lucy's Quick Start Guide, Harriet's History of Space Tourism, Bec's Big Idea, a song sung by the Voyager 2 space probe (who is a Geordie apparently) and much more... 

    https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/s3-e1-mastering-the-mysteries-of-space-tourism

     

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    • 40 min
    S3 E1 Expansion Pack: Space Tourism with Mark Thompson

    S3 E1 Expansion Pack: Space Tourism with Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson is a British astronomer, television presenter and writer best known for being one of the presenting team on the BBC show Stargazing Live and is a regular face on Good Morning Britain.

    Following last week's episode on Space Tourism, Mark has been in touch and left a voicemail for Lucy, Bec and Harriet. He's left a question for them to discuss. 

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    • 9 min
    S3 E2: Mastering the Mysteries of Smart Homes

    S3 E2: Mastering the Mysteries of Smart Homes

    It's time for some Tech with a Comedy Twist!

    Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine return for another episode of The DesignSpark Podcast, the show that uses facts, songs and well-engineered puns to master the mysteries of modern technology. 

    This week, the trio are exploring Smart Homes, as they discuss everything from meter readings and smart fridges to Alexa and "Smart Scotsmen" who can save you money on your energy bills!

    Join them on their journey, which includes Lucy's Quick Start Guide, Harriet's History of Smart Homes, Bec's Big Idea, a song sung from the point of view of a Smart Appliance within a Smart Home and much more... 

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    • 39 min
    S3 E2 Expansion Pack: Smart Homes with with Stacey Higginbotham

    S3 E2 Expansion Pack: Smart Homes with with Stacey Higginbotham

    This week's expansion pack is an exclusive interview with IoT and Smart Homes expert Stacey Higginbotham. 

    Stacey has been covering technology for major publications for 18 years. Her work has appeared in Fortune (where she was Senior Editor), PCMag, MIT Tech Review, Gigaom and Worth magazine.

    She publishes a weekly newsletter called Stacey Knows Things and is the host of The Internet of Things Podcast and This Week in Google podcast.

    We sent Harriet to find out more...

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    • 16 min
    S3 E3: Mastering the Mysteries of Food Technology

    S3 E3: Mastering the Mysteries of Food Technology

    This week Dr Lucy Rogers, Bec Hill and Harriet Braine are discussing Food Technology. 

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    • 44 min
    S3 E3 Expansion Pack: Food Technology with Barry Lewis

    S3 E3 Expansion Pack: Food Technology with Barry Lewis

    This week YouTuber and food tech expert Barry Lewis has left a voicemail for Bec, Harriet and Lucy to ask them an important question. 

    Listen to our hosts answers, which include an array of Elvis related egg puns and some great ideas for new inventions. 

    Find out more about Barry Lewis at https://barrylewis.net/ and watch his awesome videos on YouTube by Clicking Here.

     

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

ElRosie ,

Brilliant

Love listening to three funny women talking about interesting things! Brilliant!!

Marcwhite ,

Brilliant show!

A very funny and surprisingly educational podcast.
Reminded me of watching Horrible Histories: hilarious, entertaining, and you learn things!
Particularly love the music

Leonieschillin ,

Learning made fun!

I’ve listened to every episode since this podcast started and I love the fun mix of facts and comedy. Kudos to all 3 ladies, but my secret favourite is Harriet’s songs 😂

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