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Let us take you to the exciting space where science and technology meets art and design; where impossible dreams are shared, new role models are made and under-represented voices are heard. We’re talking about Inspirefest, the unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts with inclusion at its heart, which takes place annually over two days in Dublin, Ireland. Inspirefest: The Podcast lets you listen back to insights from the Inspirefest stage and hear behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the leading thinkers in science, technology, media and inclusion. Inspirefest: The Podcast is hosted by acclaimed science writer Claire O’Connell, and thoughtfully curated and produced by Bureau.. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

Let us take you to the exciting space where science and technology meets art and design; where impossible dreams are shared, new role models are made and under-represented voices are heard. We’re talking about Inspirefest, the unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts with inclusion at its heart, which takes place annually over two days in Dublin, Ireland. Inspirefest: The Podcast lets you listen back to insights from the Inspirefest stage and hear behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the leading thinkers in science, technology, media and inclusion. Inspirefest: The Podcast is hosted by acclaimed science writer Claire O’Connell, and thoughtfully curated and produced by Bureau.. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.
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Let us take you to the exciting space where science and technology meets art and design; where impossible dreams are shared, new role models are made and under-represented voices are heard. We’re talking about Inspirefest, the unique international festival of technology, science, design and the arts with inclusion at its heart, which takes place annually over two days in Dublin, Ireland. Inspirefest: The Podcast lets you listen back to insights from the Inspirefest stage and hear behind-the-scenes conversations with some of the leading thinkers in science, technology, media and inclusion. Inspirefest: The Podcast is hosted by acclaimed science writer Claire O’Connell, and thoughtfully curated and produced by Bureau.. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

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Episodes

Ep 10: Heather Massie on Hedy Lamarr and bringing science to the theatre

1/22/2019
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In the 10th episode of Inspirefest: The Podcast series two, Claire O’Connell chats to Heather Massie about her play, Hedy!, and why Hedy Lamarr is such a compelling character. Heather elaborates on her connection with the actress and inventor, and how telling Hedy’s unknown story has brought her around the globe. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor, The Digital Hub. Use the discount code ‘Inspirepod19’ to get 10% off your tickets today!...

Duration:00:09:48

Ep 9: Peter Brabazon discusses the misconceptions with autism

1/15/2019
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In the ninth episode of Inspirefest: The Podcast series two, Dr Shaun O’Boyle chats to Peter Brabazon about creating meaningful job opportunities for people with autism. Brabazon is general manager at Specialisterne Ireland, working with companies including SAP in the pursuit of making society more accepting of autism. Specialisterne, a social innovation company, reframes the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, highlighting competitive advantages in the business market rather than...

Duration:00:15:51

Ep 8: Dr Jessamyn Fairfield putting comedy in STEAM

1/8/2019
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In the eighth episode of Inspirefest: The Podcast series two, Dr Shaun O’Boyle talks to physicist Dr Jessamyn Fairfield about the benefits of taking part in Bright Club, a variety show where researchers become comedians for a night. Each Bright Club event features academics from science and the humanities talking about their work alongside professional comedians and musicians. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor, The Digital Hub. Use the...

Duration:00:09:53

Ep 7: Insights with Ian Harkin, Taylor Denise Richardson, and Aoibheann Mangan

12/4/2018
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In the seventh episode of series two, Dr Claire O’Connell chats to Ian Harkin, Taylor Denise Richardson, and Aoibheann Mangan. Within the episode they discuss the story of Lottie dolls, why Taylor is working to become a role model, and the importance of role models. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor The Digital Hub. As mentioned by Ann, use the discount code “Inspirepod19” to get 10% off your tickets today! https://inspirefest.com/#tickets

Duration:00:15:13

Ep 6: Researchfest winner Eoin Murphy delves into his exploration of Huntington's disease

11/26/2018
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In the sixth episode of series two, Dr Claire O’Connell chats to Eoin Murphy about the research that scooped him the coveted title of winner at Researchfest 2018 This episode sees Eoin describe how he used a short story to explain his research on Huntington's disease and the opportunities technology presents in relation to treatment of the condition. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor The Digital Hub. As mentioned by Ann, use the discount...

Duration:00:14:18

Ep 5: Elaine Burke chats about running Silicon Republic

11/19/2018
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In the fifth episode of series two, Dr Claire O’Connell chats to Silicon Republic’s Elaine Burke about life as Managing Editor of one Europe’s most respected technology publications. Elaine provides a unique insight into the inner workings of a busy newsroom, From content decisions to the number of stories published each day plus much more, this episode is one you don’t want to miss! Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor The Digital Hub. As...

Duration:00:16:50

Ep 4: Dr Easkey Britton and Beckey-Finn Britton dive into why the ocean matters

11/12/2018
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In the fourth episode of series two, Dr Claire O’Connell chats to sisters Dr Easkey Britton and Beckey-Finn Britton about growing up in a surfing family and how it influenced their careers and lives. Beckey-Finn Britton, coastal creative and development officer at Clean Coasts, discusses how from a young age how she became motivated to create a network to protect our seas. Dr Easkey Britton reveals the role that her playground of a Donegal beach played in her career as a researcher and...

Duration:00:20:54

Ep 3: Dr Shaun O’Boyle and the origins of House of STEM

11/5/2018
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In the third episode of series two, Dr Claire O’Connell chats to Dr Shaun O’Boyle, who is not only a co-producer of this podcast, but also a science communicator with a PhD in developmental biology who set up an LGBTQ network called House of STEM. In this podcast, the tables have turned and you will find out more about how House of STEM came about, what is happening for LGBTQ scientists and #LGBTSTEMDay. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor,...

Duration:00:13:18

Ep 2: Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon reveals what fuels a Stemette

10/30/2018
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In the second episode of series two, get to know Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon as our host Dr Claire O’Connell extracts all the details of the Stemettes lifestyle. Co-founded by Anne-Marie in February 2013, Stemettes’ mission is to inspire the next generation of women into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) fields. Anne-Marie discusses her formula for bringing magic into science, with the outcome being a coming of age with STEM. Through another project, she learns to pinpoint the...

Duration:00:13:53

Ep 1: Bad A$$ Founders with Arlan Hamilton and Backstage Capital

10/23/2018
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In the first episode of series 2, host Claire O’Connell meets Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital. Arlan is joined by the Backstage Capital team. Together, they challenge the playbook and invest in underestimated founders. Get to know the team members through their motivations, excitement, drive and goals. Find the common thread and how they impact on everyday lives – discussing the start of something, not the beginning. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The...

Duration:00:27:26

Season 2 Coming Soon

10/16/2018
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We’re super excited to bring you this taster of what you can expect from Series 2 of Inspirefest: The Podcast. Guided by our host Claire O’Connell, each of the 15 episodes features behind-the-scenes conversations and insights from Inspirefest speakers and special guests including Anne-Marie Imafidon, Anne Looney, Easkey Britton, Arlan Hamilton and many more… Subscribe today! Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by our anchor sponsor The Digital Hub.

Duration:00:03:47

Ep 11: Fake news and digital trends with Anne-Marie Tomchak

1/15/2018
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In the final episode of the series, host Dr Claire O’Connell speaks to Anne-Marie Tomchak, Irish broadcaster and Mashable UK’s editor. Here, Anne-Marie shares her thoughts on fake news, digital trends and the future of media. You’ll also hear some interesting sound bites from attendees and a preview of Podcast 101, which we think you’ll like. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

Duration:00:23:25

Ep 10: The innovators exploring life-saving soft robotics and speech-recognition software

1/8/2018
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In our 10th episode, host Dr Claire O’Connell speaks to Dr Ellen Roche, research fellow at NUI Galway. Ellen is working on a soft robotic sleeve that could help failing hearts to keep pumping. Claire also spoke to Patricia Scanlon, founder and CEO of Soapbox Labs, a software company that specifically looks at speech recognition technology for young children to help them with learning, literacy and much more. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly...

Duration:00:23:09

Ep 9: Will robots take our jobs? Inma Martinez explores the possibilities

12/11/2017
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In our ninth episode, host Dr Claire O’Connell talks to Inma Martinez, venture partner at Deep Science Ventures. Inma shares her thoughts on artificial intelligence, real-world data and the future of robots. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

Duration:00:20:58

Ep 8: The Art of Science Communication with Dr Niamh Shaw and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield

12/4/2017
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In our eighth episode, host Dr Claire O’Connell talks to science communicators Dr Niamh Shaw and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield. When you think of a nanoscientist or an engineer, you don’t always imagine a comedian or a performer, but that’s what you’ll find when you listen to Niamh and Jessamyn. In this episode, Claire chats to these two unique science communicators as they discuss comedy, performance and so much more. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly...

Duration:00:21:01

Ep 7: How Matt Flannery brought fintech to sub-Saharan Africa

11/27/2017
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In our seventh episode, host Claire O’Connell talks to Matt Flannery, founder of micro-finance lending platforms Kiva and Branch. Since founding Kiva in 2005, the platform has loaned more than $1.07bn to small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa with an astonishing 97.1pc repayment rate. In this interview, Matt discusses how and why he brought fintech for-profit services to sub-Saharan Africa. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The...

Duration:00:22:04

Ep 6: Eimear Noone’s Quest for the Perfect Score

11/20/2017
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In our sixth episode, host Claire O’Connell talks to the woman behind the epic soundtracks to beloved blockbuster video games. Eimear Noone has composed and conducted music for some of the world’s most iconic games, including World of Warcraft, The Legend of Zelda and Overwatch. In this interview, she describes her journey embarking on a career within this male-dominated industry. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

Duration:00:20:24

Ep 5: Robots and the Future, with Ana Matronic

11/13/2017
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In our fifth episode, host Claire O’Connell goes behind the scenes of Inspirefest 2017 for an exclusive backstage interview with Scissor Sisters vocalist Ana Matronic. Ana Matronic is an artist, musician, author, DJ, radio and television presenter. In 2015, Ana published Robot Takeover: 100 Iconic Robots of Myth, Popular Culture and Real Life. In this episode, Claire and Ana delve deeper into robots and the future. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is...

Duration:00:23:45

Ep 4: Diversity in Tech | Tracy Chou

11/6/2017
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In this fourth episode, host Claire O’Connell goes behind the scenes of Inspirefest 2017 for an exclusive backstage interview with software engineer and diversity advocate, Tracy Chou. From 2011 to 2016, Chou was an engineer and tech lead at Pinterest. Chou is most well known for her efforts to promote diversity in tech. In 2013, she helped to kick off the wave of diversity data disclosures at tech companies with a GitHub repository collecting numbers on women in engineering. Music by Drake...

Duration:00:27:03

Ep 3: The Authors | Kelly Hoey & Dr Sue Black OBE

10/31/2017
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In this third episode, host Claire O’Connell speaks to Kelly Hoey, investor, strategic adviser, networking expert and author of Build Your Dream Network. Kelly is on a mission to help the introvert become a natural at the art of networking. We also hear from Dr Sue Black OBE, founder of Techmums and author of Saving Bletchley Park. Sue shares her harrowing journey with Inspirefest, from being a single mum of three living on benefits, to becoming an entrepreneur and being awarded an honorary...

Duration:00:23:58