In the FST podcast, weekly one to one interviews allow a more in depth discussion of both topics being explored in Foundation events, and one-off discussions with senior figures across science, research, technology and innovation. It's available here, and can also be accessed on the main podcast hosting platforms.

We would welcome ideas for potential podcast topics or interviewees - please contact Gavin Costigan (gavin.costigan@foundation.org.uk).

Professor Seamus Garvey - Energy storage and the road to net zero

Energy storage equalises the supply of renewables with the demand for electricity. This week we talk to Professor Seamus Garvey, Professor of Dynamics at the University of Nottingham about the different forms of energy storage, how it works, why it is the best way to ensure secure supply on the road to Net Zero, and what the future holds.

Pascal Gatabzi - Science in Rwanda

In the final of a special sequence of podcasts recorded at the fifth international conference of INGSA (the International Network for Governmental Science Advice), we are joined by Pascal Gatabazi, Chief Technical Adviser for the Ministry of Education here in Rwanda.

Dr Doyin Odubanjo - The changing face of science advice in Africa

In a special sequence of podcasts recorded at the fifth international conference of INGSA (the International Network for Governmental Science Advice) in Rwanda, we are joined by Dr Doyin Odubanjo, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, and Chair of INGSA Africa. We discuss the changing face of science advice in Africa, the challenges and effects of the pandemic and what the future holds for the science policy landscape across the continent.

Professor Rémi Quirion - The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)

In the first of a special sequence of podcasts recorded at the fifth international conference of INGSA (the International Network for Governmental Science Advice) in Rwanda, we are joined by Professor Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientific Adviser of Quebec and President of INGSA (the International Network for Governmental Science Advice). We discuss the work of INGSA in the science policy sphere, and INGSA's biennial conference taking place this week in Kigali.

Dr Katharina Lederle - The science of sleep

In this episode, we talk to sleep therapist Dr Katharina Lederle about the science of sleep, circadian rhythms, and the experience of shift workers and cultural norms when it comes to getting rest.

Professor Jack Stilgoe - Driverless vehicles

In this episode, we talk to Dr Jack Stilgoe, professor in science and technology studies at University College London, about driverless vehicles. We talk about technologies currently being tested, future prospects, questions of control, risk and regulation. Professor Stilgoe researches the governance of emerging technologies, is part of the UKRI Responsible AI leadership team and was principal investigator of the ESRC Driverless Futures project (2019-2022).

Dr Geoffrey Neale - Not all plastics are created equal

In this episode, we talk to Dr Geoffrey Neale, Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Composites and Advanced Materials Centre at Cranfield University. Dr Neale tells us about his work with composite materials within the aerospace and automotive industry and how they will help us move towards our NetZero goals here in the UK.

Professor Gianluigi Botton- The Diamond Light Source

This week, we are discussing the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s flagship synchrotron facility, based on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. Diamond’s first user beams were in 2007, and agreement has recently been reached for the Diamond II Upgrade.

Warrick Matthews, Tokomak Energy - Nuclear Fusion in the UK

This week, we are discussing nuclear fusion in the UK – from a technological, commercial and policy perspective with Warrick Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of Tokomak Energy.

Toju Duke - Responsible and diverse AI

In a special edition episode broadcast live from the NI Science Festival, we talk to leading expert on AI, Toju Duke. Toju is the founder of Diverse AI and author of “Building Responsible AI Algorithms”. She previously worked as Programme Manager for Responsible AI at Google. We talk about what responsible and diverse AI looks like and why it is significant.