The DesignSpark Podcast
#5: Dude, Where’s My Hoverboard?

#5: Dude, Where’s My Hoverboard?

June 17, 2019

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs.

In episode 5 they're exploring the future of transport! Where are the hoverboards that we were promised as children?

It's time for TechLOLogy.

#4: How Do I Know You’re Not A Robot

#4: How Do I Know You’re Not A Robot

June 10, 2019

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs.

In episode 4 they're exploring the world of robotics. 

It's time for TechLOLogy.

#3: Can I Get An Upgrade?

#3: Can I Get An Upgrade?

June 3, 2019

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs.

In episode 3 they're exploring the world of augmented humans! Find out why Bec can't brush her teeth without hearing music from the Black Eyed Peas. 

It's time for TechLOLogy.

#2: Can I Hack Your Heart?

#2: Can I Hack Your Heart?

May 27, 2019

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs.

In episode 2 they're exploring the world of medical technology! Kick back while the trio discuss defribrillators, fitbits and non-bots. 

It's time for TechLOLogy.

#1: Did Facebook Try To Sell Me A Bubble House?

#1: Did Facebook Try To Sell Me A Bubble House?

May 20, 2019

Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet are back! The hosts of our 5-star-rated History Makers series return for The DesignSpark Podcast, exploring some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs.

In episode 1 they're entering the world of Big Data. Listen to Bec's best Brummy accent as the trio discuss spying companies, weird online ads and much more...

It's time for TechLOLogy.

We’re back… are you ready for some techLOLogy?

We’re back… are you ready for some techLOLogy?

March 10, 2019

Our talented trio are back, with a new series and a new name!

Find out how you can join us for the live recording of The DesignSpark Podcast in London during March 2019.

Lucy, Bec and Harriet return to explore the past, present and future of technology... with a comical twist! 

History Makers E6 - Cyber: “I have been using my free anti-virus trial for 10 years”

History Makers E6 - Cyber: “I have been using my free anti-virus trial for 10 years”

October 7, 2018

Former Robot Wars judge and DesignSpark blogger Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by award winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode six, the trio discusses whether cyber is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy demystifies all things cyber, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring a maker from history to life and Bec desperately changes all of her passwords to something more complicated than 1234.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: Ada Lovelace

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.  

History Makers E5 - 3D Manufacturing: “How to get the Kinder surprise toy without opening the egg”

History Makers E5 - 3D Manufacturing: “How to get the Kinder surprise toy without opening the egg”

September 30, 2018

Former Robot Wars judge and DesignSpark blogger Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by award winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode five, the trio discusses whether 3D manufacturing and printing is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy explains the weird world of 3D manufacturing, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring a maker from history to life and Bec desperately clings on to the concept of hope in a world increasingly obsessed by materialistic wealth.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: Josiah Wedgwood

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.  

History Makers E4 - Navigation: “GPS would make the Wizard of Oz boring”

History Makers E4 - Navigation: “GPS would make the Wizard of Oz boring”

September 23, 2018

Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode four, the trio discusses whether navigation technology is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy guides us through the subject of navigation, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring a maker from history to life and Bec locates the nearest exit in case of emergency.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: John Harrison

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.  

History Makers E3 - Computer Programming: “The first computer bug was a moth”

History Makers E3 - Computer Programming: “The first computer bug was a moth”

September 16, 2018

Former Robot Wars judge and DesignSpark blogger Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode three, the trio discusses whether computer programming is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy explains the origins of programming, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring a maker from history to life and Bec works out whether C++ really is Fortran's evil cousin or just her best ever maths score.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: Grace Hopper

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.