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Inspirefest: The Podcast

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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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English


Episodes

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

1/15/2018
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In the penultimate 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...

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...

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...

Duration: 00:23:58


Ep 2: Rock Star VC Arlan Hamilton and the Underrepresented Founder

10/23/2017
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In this second episode, host Claire O’Connell speaks to Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital and Inspirefest regular Sharon Vosmek, CEO of ASTIA. As a black, lesbian woman, Arlan Hamilton is a Silicon Valley outsider who she is rewriting the rulebook of venture capital. Sharon Vosmek and ASTIA have been championing investment in diverse founding teams for many years. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by...

Duration: 00:20:36


Ep 1: This is not Fake News | Raju Narisetti & Sinéad Burke

10/16/2017
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In this first episode, host Claire O’Connell speaks to Raju Narisetti, a digital publishing superstar who is currently CEO of Gizmodo Media Group, the company behind such iconic internet titles as Gizmodo, Jezebel, Lifehacker and Kotaku. Claire and Raju tackle the new challenges for digital media, and we also have input from PhD candidate and noted TED speaker, Sinéad Burke. Music by Drake Stafford. Produced by Bureau. Inspirefest: The Podcast is proudly supported by The Digital Hub.

Duration: 00:26:34