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Outriders is BBC Radio 5 live's programme dedicated to exploring the frontiers of the web. It is broadcast on Tuesdays at 0300 in Up All Night.


The Final Edition

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:37:00 +0000

Jamillah, Chris and Rhod look back on 9 years of the segment that looked at how people innovate with technology. Look out for the next incarnation online!

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The Internet's influence on art

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:35:00 +0000

This week Jamillah chats with author and curator Omar Kholeif about his new book collating essays by artists about the impact the Internet has had on the art world.

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Heartbleed, the Radiophonic Workshop and word preserving robots

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:00:00 +0000

This week Outriders looks at the Heartbleed bug, veterans of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop talk about the prospect of performing live at Glastonbury and how robots are helping to preserve a trillion words.

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Worlds of Sound

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:24:00 +0000

This week Jamillah Knowles finds out about the worlds of sound when we are online or immersed in gaming.

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On the Map

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 01:18:00 +0000

Jamillah finds out more about mapping - as an artistic pursuit, in the way of neocartography and in Minecraft.

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Dancing with machines

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:15:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod discover the ballet about Anonymous, how dancers can conduct music and how to knit your brainwaves.

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Outriders and the Arts

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah has been learning about how art has been inspired by Alan Turing, how we might be able to explore the Tate with robots and why arts organisations can do well with a digital presence.

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Symbols and signs

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah explores a new addition to Unicode, how emoticons show up in the brain and what it takes to create a clear symbol :)

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Selfies, music and Venezuela

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 04:39:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about self-monitoring citizen media in Venezuela, how 'Selfies' reflect our culture and why social media might not be the cure for the music business.

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Outriders & the animals

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:32:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out how a fish can drive, what cats like to do with an iPad and how our environments could be changed to help working animals use technology.

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New networking

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 03:05:00 +0000

This week Jamillah discusses open source hardware and software for lowering the costs of mobile networks with guests in Oaxaca, Moscow and West Yorkshire and then learns about a new browser looking to use peer to peer sharing as an alternative to the Web.

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Tech that fits like a second skin

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:45:00 +0000

This week Jamillah explores the requirements of open data for culture hacking, how 3D printing is changing nail fashion and the metallic false eyelashes that can control your TV with a wink.

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Comic books

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:32:00 +0000

This week Chris Vallance finds out about the Comic book expo at the British Library and chats with curator John Harris Dunning and comic legend Dave Gibbons. Meanwhile Jamillah explores digital comics with artist PJ Holden and the guys from Geek Syndicate.

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New ways to read

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah gets nosey around bookshelves, finds out about reading apps for kids and learns how to browse an Empathy Library.

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Chaos in Hamburg

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 04:02:00 +0000

This week Chis Vallance has a chat with folks at the Chaos Computer Congress in Hamburg and Jamillah learns more about wearable technology

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Into 2014

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 04:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about Moore's Law and if it will become obsolete in 2014. She also checks back with some of her past guests of 2013 to find out what their hopes are for the new year.

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Security and safety

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 03:47:00 +0000

Jamillah's gone festive! New gadgets? Here's some security and safety tips, maths at Christmas and hacking xmas songs.

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World of Warcraft terrorists

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 05:01:00 +0000

Chris Vallance steps in for Jamillah, and takes a sideways look at whether government spies are trying to find terrorists in the virtual "World of Warcraft" .... whether websites like "They Work for You" or "fixmystreet" get things changed....and whether radio waves can stop cars.

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Food, Dinner & Ballet.

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:30:00 +0000

Jamillah finds out about Food Phreaking and Christmas dinner, DIY cell phones and choreographing a ballet in a virtual space.

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Surveillance, Bitcoins and Raspberry Pi Radio

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 06:00:00 +0000

Chris Vallance chats with tech leaders outside a Chatham House meeting while Jamillah and Rhod learn about Bitcoin investment and hacking new radio to appear vintage.

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Crypto, crosswords and tiny satellites

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:30:00 +0000

Jamillah explores space with the FUNcube1, learns how Crypto Party has become Crypto Fest and learning lessons about strong passwords with a crossword puzzle.

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Toys, maths and digital women

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 04:01:00 +0000

Wireless ways to communicate with children, women in technology and...surprisingly perhaps....maths as a social activity.

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Re-decentralization and tacos

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 04:01:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about re-decentralizing the web and why it's important as well as exploring what tacos have to do with a code repository.

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Youth and emotional states

Tue, 05 Nov 2013 04:22:00 +0000

Jamillah and Rhod find out about engineering for teens, logic for the under tens and how you can change music with your emotions

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Sound, vision and time out

Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:03:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod discuss time out from the web, how hyperlapse videos are made and the new visual news discussion from Global Voices.

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Ada Lovelace Day

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 05:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod learn about women in tech with Dr Martha Ladly and discuss TechMums with Dr Sue Black. Celebrate women in STEM!

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Eyes, ears and robotic limbs

Tue, 08 Oct 2013 03:01:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod explore computational synesthesia, open source robotic prostheses and a phenomenal archive of London sounds.

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Sounds like tech.

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about mobile tech for emergencies in Kenya, the sound of tech knitting and how policing online has evolved.

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American phone phreaking

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 02:45:00 +0000

Jamillah chats with Phil Lapsley, author of 'Exploding the Phone' which looks at the history of phone phreaking - or hacking the phone system. Though the technology may not work anymore, the stories are lively and still influence technology culture today.

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Women Pioneers of Computing

Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Chris Vallance visits a new museum gallery celebrating the women pioneers of computing. We also hear about exploring the moon, mars and asteroids as Outriders visits the European Planetary Science Congress.

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Beekeeping and knitting

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:01:00 +0000

Jamillah explores beekeeping, algoraves and mathematical knitting.

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Mixed treats

Tue, 03 Sep 2013 03:02:00 +0000

Jamillah and Rhod find out about an autonomous boat crossing the Atlantic, a shocking solution for social media indulgence and the Teletext Art Festival. Meanwhile, Chris Vallance tries Jeremy Bentham's pie.

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Tue, 27 Aug 2013 02:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod explore technology for your face, asking why augmented and virtual reality are not already on everyone's nose, and if glasses can help us with digital privacy.

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Code, science, terms and film

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 03:10:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about long terms and conditions, scientific code review and the DEFCON hacker conference documentary.

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Young Rewired State

Tue, 13 Aug 2013 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah has been in Birmingham at the Young Rewired State Festival of Code where children under 16 probably have better coding skills than adults.

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Tue, 06 Aug 2013 02:05:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about the "Observe, Hack, Make camp" and how Slovenia's networks are spreading via mesh and optical means.

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Biohacking and citizen science

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 05:15:00 +0000

Biohacking and citizen science are the focus this week. Jamillah explores biohacking as a hobby, skill and business. It's growing and there are many ideas about what biohacking means, whether it is for scientific discovery or artistic exploration.

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No Internet?

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about how to break the Internet and what could be provided as an alternative.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:00:00 +0000

Jamillah talks to the creator of electronics for people with disabilities so they can use games consoles, a guy who tells stories in 3d online, a couple of chaps who created music using camera sounds and the creator of Dr Puppet - a web based animation linked to the 50th anniversary of Dr Who.

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Changes in news

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Jamillah is joined by Emily Bell, Mathew Ingram, Kevin Anderson and Chris Vallance to discuss the latest changes in digital news.

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Listening and more listening

Tue, 18 Jun 2013 02:12:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out more about the issues raised by Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks as well as learning about what a city can sound like.

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Kids' activities in science and code

Tue, 11 Jun 2013 02:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about kids' activities in science and code for after school and through the summer with Code Club, Young Rewired State and Night Science.

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News, satire and mathematics.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 03:38:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds about news and satire site UsVsTh3m and then gets mathemagical with some maths in museums, film and literature. Algebraic!

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Sources, Digital Publishing & Social Media

Tue, 28 May 2013 03:51:00 +0000

This week, Jamillah discusses The importance of protecting sources in journalism, the state of digital publishing and how established authors are using twitter.

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The Open Data Institute, Warp Records and the problems with LGBQT gaming.

Tue, 21 May 2013 02:26:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod learn about how the Open Data Institute is working, how Warp Records is planning an incubator and the problems with LGBQT gaming.

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Heists, worms and cryptoparties

Tue, 14 May 2013 04:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out how to make a worm with computers, what happened in the latest ATM hack and why there ain't no party like a cryptoparty.

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Alan Turing: the musical

Tue, 07 May 2013 02:54:00 +0000

Jamillah sees a musical about the life of Alan Turing.

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Hacker movies and phones for the blind

Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:05:00 +0000

A chat with one of the eclectic method producers who put together a mix about hackers in movies. And talking with the designer of a phone app for blind people.

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Brain Mapping

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah Knowles looks into research about brain mapping and finds out about electrical engineering and some of its hazards.

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Douglas Rushkoff

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 04:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out what 'Present Shock' is from author and commentator Douglas Rushkoff.

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Evgeny Morozov

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:30:00 +0000

This week, Jamillah and Chris Vallance chat with Evgeny Morozov about his new book 'To Save Everything, Click Here'.

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How robotics can help medical advancements

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 03:41:00 +0000

Jamillah Knowles looks inside the bionics and robotics world to see how it can help medical advancements

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Robots on Tour

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:46:00 +0000

This week Jamillah returns from the Robots on Tour event in Zurich with a host of new robotic friends and their experts.

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Cards, Rights and social networks

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out why ISPs have to block certain websites, why social networks decline and how to find the best coding language.

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Mitch Altman talks about his work regarding Geeks and Depression.

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:32:00 +0000

This week Jamillah talks with inventor and hackspace co-founder Mitch Altman about his work regarding Geeks and Depression.

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The future of business cards.

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:44:00 +0000

This week Jamillah learns about the future of business cards, how the law needs to change for 3D printing and why science is funny

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Drones and Learning

Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:28:00 +0000

Jamillah joins Rhod to tell us about a computer gaming project exploring the ethics of drone warfare, plus online learning in a school in Lesotho.

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The Pirate Bay and DDOS actions

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 04:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about the wider impact of Distributed Denial of Service attacks (DDOS) and filmmaker Simon Klose tells us about his upcoming documentary about The Pirate Bay.

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Outriders Longform, retro and divided

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 03:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about the Longform podcast, retro gaming culture online and a new documentary about the digital divide.

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Nights Owls and Rebuilds

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out how to survive CES, how to re-create computer history and why programmers work at night.

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Make things and play games

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 04:07:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Andy Crane learn about making mini musical tesla coils and how to learn about infosec through a card game. Plus some hopes for 2013 with Outriders listeners.

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Tales of Christmas Past

Tue, 25 Dec 2012 03:40:00 +0000

This week Jamillah chats with Matt Novak of Paleofuture and they find out about our past hopes for future technology and what some tecchies wanted for Christmas:

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A year of memes in review

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 04:30:00 +0000

This week on Outriders, Jamillah looks back over a year of crazy memes and strange Internet habits with Rusty Blazenhoff of the Laughing Squid site.

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Internet of Things in Paris

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah has been in Paris at 'LeWeb' exploring the Internet of Things with the experts.

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Star Wars

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:42:00 +0000

This week Jamillah chats with author Nancy Reagin about her book on the historical influences that helped to shape the Star Wars movies.

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Nordic and Baltic tech at the Slush conference.

Tue, 27 Nov 2012 04:25:00 +0000

This week Jamillah has been in Helsinki for the Slush conference, finding out about Nordic and Baltic tech.

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How Wikipedia pages are made.

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 03:57:00 +0000

Jamillah Knowles on how Wikipedia pages are made. Also, how to get girls more interested in engineering.

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Mixed Treats

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:58:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about data art and video while Chris Vallance explores some spam

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Wired and internal

Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah goes exploring at the Wired 2012 event and finds out what robots can do inside our bodies.

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Dublin and Design

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 23:15:00 +0000

This week Jamillah talks to women in tech in Ireland and finds out some secrets of games design.

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Geeks behind the Iron Curtain

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:05:00 +0000

This week Jamillah talks to Kristian Benić, author of Geeks Behind the Iron Curtain about nerd life in former Yugoslavia.

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You, Online

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 02:58:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about profiles online through psychological profiling and big data.

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Robotics through funding, ethics, language and humanity.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 02:50:00 +0000

This week Jamillah learns more about robotics through funding, ethics, language and humanity.

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Anonymity, Privacy and Transparency

Tue, 25 Sep 2012 02:00:00 +0000

Jamillah talks to author, Cole Stryker about his new book, Hacking the Future: Privacy, Identity and Anonymity on the Web.

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Pirate Party

Thu, 20 Sep 2012 01:32:00 +0000

In the latest edition of Outriders, Jamillah Knowles finds out about the Pirate Party, and talks to women entrepreneurs on the internet.

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Youth and Photography

Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:00:00 +0000

This week Chris Vallance learns from the youthful and beautiful at Young Rewired State and Jamillah finds out more about digital street photography.

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Art and tech

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 02:47:00 +0000

This week Chris brings the virtual to the real world and Jamillah gets into the remix with Eclectic Method

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Art, dance and unidentifiable cities

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:35:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Chris talk to artist Aram Bartholl and viral experts Eclectic Method.

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Brains, GaymerCon and Adventure

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:54:00 +0000

This week Daniele Perito tells us about potential future security risks associated with devices which monitor our brain activity, Kayce Brown and Matt Conn talks GaymerCon, and Mark Cotton supplied us with a delightful sampling of the new Bletchley Park podcast.

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Engineering Magic

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:38:00 +0000

The comedy of engineering, magic and technology with Paul Daniels and twitter tales in the back seat of a London taxi.

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Hacking, singing and debating

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about singing for customer service, debating the UK's tech future and building your own phone network.

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Beyond the Olympics

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and guests look further afield than the Olympics and venture into the realms of Art.

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Here, there and everywhere.

Tue, 24 Jul 2012 03:01:00 +0000

This week Chris Vallance returns with a visit to the Science Museum and Jamillah finds out about robots in Ghana and God on your pocket rocket.

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With Rebecca MacKinnon and Leila Nashawati

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 03:30:00 +0000

Jamillah talks with co-founder of Global Voices Rebecca MacKinnon, and Leila Nashawati who's a Spanish and Syrian human rights activist and teaches communications at Carlos the Third University in Madrid

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News from Kenya at the Global Voices Summit.

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 03:02:00 +0000

This week Jamillah brings news from Kenya where she has been at the Global Voices Summit.

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LeWeb conference in London.

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 02:07:00 +0000

Outriders at LeWeb - This week Jamillah has been at the LeWeb conference in London. She chats with Andy about the attendees there and what the European tech climate is like.

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Hacking at Sónar

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:15:00 +0000

Jamillah travels to Barcelona to meet the hackers at Sónar and experience the cutting edge of electronic music creation.

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Internet, radio and repairs.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 03:13:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about Indian Internet issues, being your own radio station and how to find a restart party.

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Moscow and Bletchley Park

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah returns from Moscow with news of the Internet there and explores Over the Air's hack event at Bletchley Park

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Digital Vertigo

Tue, 29 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah talks to writer and broadcaster Andrew Keen about his new book 'Digital Vertigo'.

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Sounds and vision

Tue, 22 May 2012 00:38:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod find out about safer mobile conduct and what the future of music might be like.

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Computers old and new and tech education.

Tue, 15 May 2012 03:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah chats with Lee Felsenstein about his computers past and future and finds out about tech education in Liverpool.

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Audio, aerial and political

Tue, 08 May 2012 03:30:00 +0000

This week Jamillah finds out about social media and politics in multiple countries, getting a podcast going and how drones might affect journalism.

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Out and about.

Tue, 01 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah has been in Amsterdam learning about cows, startups and social business as well as returning to London to hang out with women in tech.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 03:00:00 +0000

This week Jamillah learns about youth digital footprints and how to make her own repair manual while Chris Vallance chats to Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

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Hacking and one day on earth.

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 02:50:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod explore a hectic hack weekender, consider the world in one day and look at the evolution of online journalism.

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An Amazing act of kindness

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 02:05:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod discover an amazing act of kindness, how to make a visual time machine and an upcoming event with electrifying sound.

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Outdoors tech adventures!

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 02:13:00 +0000

This week Jamillah and Rhod consider a geography field trip and how they might plant a few sunflowers while Chris Vallance chooses his own adventure.

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Summits, science and podcast addiction

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 04:45:00 +0000

Jamillah's been to the London Web Summit, discovered new ways to help science and found out about the habits of a podcast addict.

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How to uncover a history online.

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:12:00 +0000

This week on Outriders Jamillah gets Flossie, Chris goes gallivanting for silicon and we find out how to uncover a history online.

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