The Things That Make Us - New Podcast

Published 4th August 2016

Institute of Making Director, Zoe Laughlin, has been beavering away during her summer holiday and produced a podcast series all about stuff and things. 

Called The Things That Make Us, it is about people and the objects that have shaped them. Each week, a guest is invited to pick 5 things that have inspired, delighted, provoked or influenced them. Zoe and her guest then talk about these items ‘on tape’ at a time and place of the guest’s choosing - ideally with as many of the things present as possible. 

To celebrate the launch of this new series, two episodes have been released at once, featuring writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner (who performs the theme tune to the show!) and renowned artist Cornelia Parker. In the coming weeks, guests will include star of Red Dwarf and Scrap Heap Challenge, Robert Llewyllen, CBeebies presenter Dr Ranj, and the esteemed developmental psychologist Professor Dame Uta Frith.

So not to miss an instalment, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes and follow via twitter @ThingsMaKeUs for the latest news. You can also listen via Soundcloud and view pictures of the things picked by all the guests on The Things That Make Us website.

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