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Adam Stoner

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This is an audio version of my website, adamstoner.com. About Adam Stoner I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since. I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I write about (and talk about on this podcast) a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential. You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by subscribing to this podcast and to my monthly email newsletter, Recently at adamstoner.com. Email me: me@adamstoner.com

This is an audio version of my website, adamstoner.com. About Adam Stoner I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since. I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I write about (and talk about on this podcast) a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential. You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by subscribing to this podcast and to my monthly email newsletter, Recently at adamstoner.com. Email me: me@adamstoner.com

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United States

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This is an audio version of my website, adamstoner.com. About Adam Stoner I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since. I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I write about (and talk about on this podcast) a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential. You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by subscribing to this podcast and to my monthly email newsletter, Recently at adamstoner.com. Email me: me@adamstoner.com

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English


Episodes

Donating 2%

1/10/2021
This essay follows one I wrote in 2019 titled 'Donating 1%'. In it, I explain why I donate 1% of my earnings to not-for-profit causes and list those causes for both transparency and in hope it might inspire you to give. In 2021, I am donating 2% of my gross earnings to climate change solutions. Like previous years, I am splitting that percentage to takle the problem in different ways but unlike previous years, they do not have to be not-for-profit. For 2021, I am committing... Eden...

Duration:00:02:09

What kills Facebook?

1/7/2021
On February 19th 2014, Facebook announced it was buying WhatsApp for $19 billion USD. On January 4th 2021, WhatsApp – now owned by Facebook – announced it was changing its privacy policies and my phone lit up with worry from friends and family. I'm known as 'the privacy guy' among contemporaries and Facebook's decision to change WhatsApp's policies seemed to be igniting concerns. The number of messages I received about the change left me with a question... What kills Facebook? This is not...

Duration:00:03:51

2020: What happened?

12/31/2020
These monthly updates are essentially diary entries that I share with you. Behaving as a sort-of time-capsule, these little bulletins have proved to be even more valuable this year, candidly capturing what made 2020 so unique. Read the full update at adamstoner.com/rewind The global effects of COVID-19 are undoubtedly devastating and this year has been tough for many. 2020 felt like a never-ending churn of catastrophes for much of the year but it wasn't until I slowed down that I took...

Duration:00:08:50

Obama, Greta, Taylor Swift

12/6/2020
In a typical year, November is the point where people usually start tying the loose ends and humankind enters some form of hibernation. 2020's storywriters saved the climaxes for the final episode – a US power change and a COVID-19 vaccine – but, despite all that we've gone through this year, it seems like this season might end with all those storylines tied. Here's what I've been up to in November: Obsessed with trying to get the smallest and most efficent phone possible, I got my hands...

Duration:00:06:15

1,000 trees and 1.5 degrees

11/20/2020
This episode is a reading of an essay I've spent almost a year writing. You can read the essay at adamstoner.com/carbon where you'll also be able to see graphs, maps, videos, a complete list of sources and more.

Duration:00:13:31

Ethical gifting

11/11/2020
Liza Minnelli was correct when she sang that 'money makes the world go round' and whether you like it or not, we are all people who have to operate within a framework whereby being a consumer and purchasing things is a mandatory act. Because of this, our money is one of the most powerful tools we have in expressing our point of view – perhaps even more so than the ballot box. Every act our money is involved in is tacit moral, political, and ethical support. I've written in the past about...

Duration:00:04:12

Mollie's Diner, Gaia, Geocaching

11/1/2020
On October 18th, along with 14,000 other people in a sold-out exhibition that lasted just two weeks, I saw Gaia, a seven meter wide re-creation of the Earth by UK artist Luke Jerram at Gloucester Cathedral. The piece explores the 'Overview Effect' that many astronaughts report after seeing Earth from a distance; isolated, alone, and floating in nothing but darkness. Gaia is accompanied by a soundtrack which features Sir David Attenborough and succeeds in making you feel incredibly small and...

Duration:00:13:40

Keeping an audio journal

10/19/2020
This post was originally published on adamstoner.com. You can read it at adamstoner.com/recordings If audio isn't your thing, I've also written a post on how to keep a written diary too which you can read at /journal. I've kept an audio journal for over five years. When I began I was studying Radio Production at the University of Gloucestershire. I've worked for a couple of radio stations since then including the UK's children's radio station Fun Kids where I currently produce podcasts...

Duration:00:05:21

Moved

10/4/2020
Subscribe at adamstoner.com to see the written version of this newsletter and get it in your inbox on the first Sunday of each month... If you read or heard my last update, you will have learned that I moved house on September 3rd. That all feels quite a long time ago now but I am both delighted and relieved to tell you that it went seamlessly. Moving house was objectively the biggest thing I did this past month but I've done so much more since then. In the past seven days alone...

Duration:00:08:42

Moving

9/6/2020
Subscribers (it's free, and you get this in your inbox!) can read this bulletin and see the things I mention at adamstoner.com/026/ On Thursday, I moved from my childhood home of lots-of-years to a new address in a different county. I don’t know whether the move went seamlessly or not because I’m writing this newsletter before it happened and I’m doing that because the address I’m moving to is so far in the middle-of-nowhere that I won’t have a stable internet connection for well over a...

Duration:00:11:23

Goodbye, Twitter

9/1/2020
6 September 2009 was my first day on Twitter. 6 September 2020 will be my last. At 12:33 BST on 6 September 2020, exactly 11 years after its creation, all past tweets on @admstnr will be automatically deleted. The bio will be changed to the following: I no longer use Twitter and haven't since 6 September 2020. Visit adamstoner.com to find out what's happening or email me@adam.so to get in touch. After I've updated that, I will change my password, and I'll log out. I will not read...

Duration:00:01:29

Sir Tim Smit, Chris Moyles, Jim Carrey

8/2/2020
Read this post and see the things I mention at adamstoner.com/025. Producing Activity Quest has been my main focus this month, sending Fun Kids presenters to newly re-opened locations across the UK in an effort to make a programme that encourages families to also get out-and-about safely this summer. I've been recording my own experiences for the podcast. You can hear me in the first episode, where I visited GoApe in the Forest of Dean... I had the pleasure of speaking to Sir Tim Smit,...

Duration:00:14:45

Times Radio and Design Anarchy

7/8/2020
Hello, my name is Adam Ayrton Stoner and this is Recently, a monthly email round-up letting you know what I've been doing, reading, watching, listening to and enjoying recently. Members can read this post (and see the things I mention) at adamstoner.com/024 This month, I've been working on a tool that lets you donate your Twitter account to causes you believe in. After signing in, you select the @handles of a few not-for-profits and how many times you want to retweet every 24 hours. The...

Duration:00:07:58

iPhone SE

6/13/2020
I don't usually write about tech gear. I usually write about tech principles. And I don't consider myself a 'gear head' whatsoever – I actually find that whole culture rather abhorrent – all of which makes this post very unusual. On April 24th 2020, Apple released the second-generation iPhone SE. In comparison to its current flagship models, the iPhone SE is a downgrade in handset design, sporting the same shell as the iPhone 8 – Touch ID and all – but is nearly identical computing-wise,...

Duration:00:05:51

A radical future

6/10/2020
This post was written before the reigniting of the Black Lives Matter movement. The ideas in this essay boil down to one central principle: the redistribution of power, which is vital to equality. * I've been doing lots of thinking in lockdown about the world I want to see when the current crisis is over. Remembering that business as usual has led to our current condition and that business as usual was failing us on so many other accounts, I wonder what the new normal should look like...

Duration:00:05:48

British Podcast Awards nominations

6/7/2020
Hello, my name is Adam Ayrton Stoner and this is Recently, a monthly email round-up letting you know what I've been doing, reading, watching, listening to and enjoying recently. Members can read this post (and see the things I mention) at adamstoner.com/023 I was buoyed to see several Fun Kids podcasts nominated at the British Podcast Awards earlier this month. The Santa Daily, presented by Father Christmas in the countdown to December 25th is up in two categories: Monocle 24's The...

Duration:00:19:07

Black Lives Matter

6/2/2020
When the COVID-19 health crisis began, we packed up our problems into neat little boxes and popped them in the corner of the room. 'We'll deal with those later,' we said. 'We have more urgent matters right now. People are dying.' As anyone who has ever done a house clear-out knows – and we've all had enough time to! – the rubbish doesn't throw itself away. The problem sit there until you deal with it. But in this metaphor, the problems aren't labelled 'Kitchen junk' and 'Old bedding',...

Duration:00:01:36

How I made my website

5/30/2020
The amount of emails I get about how adamstoner.com is made are so numerous (about two to three per week now) that I though it best to just write a public post about it... My website is built using a Content Management System (CMS) called Ghost. Examples of other CMS include Wordpress and Squarespace. I’ve been using Ghost since 2016 and chose it over these other options due to how lightweight and simple its admin interface is as well as the coding language it’s written in. I find...

Duration:00:06:34

Blockchain social media

5/16/2020
Wikipedia describes the blockchain as: a decentralised, distributed, public, digital ledger that is used to record transactions across many computers so that any involved record cannot be altered retroactively, without the alteration of all subsequent [records] Wikipedia describes social media as: computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the creation or sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks On May 15th...

Duration:00:03:51

Aesop's Rozu and Trunk Clothiers

5/5/2020
Hello, my name is Adam Ayrton Stoner and this is Recently, a monthly email round-up letting you know what I've been doing, reading, watching, listening to and enjoying recently. Members can read this post (and see the things I mention) at adamstoner.com/022. This month, I've been: Stuck at HomeFun Kidsfind wherever you get your podcastswhich platforms to usesend me an emailI've also been writing a lot – a lot – in Standard Notessome of my worries I've been listening to: an Apple Music...

Duration:00:07:11