Rank #1: TechNuns, DOLS, And Erasing Kittens
Oct 30 2017
Rank #2: STEM Role Models
Aug 16 2018
Rank #3: Building The Workplace We Want
We look at the story of Sarah Bagley, activist and the first female telegraph operator in the United States. We also speak to Dan Godsall of Womba about returning to work after maternity leave, Sigma's Elizabeth Buie about designing for our future selves, transgender rights attorney Jillian Weiss about the changing workplace and Rose Luckin, Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab about how employers need to take more of a holistic approach to understanding the needs of its employees.
Nov 20 2017
Rank #4: Straight Roads Don't Make Skillful Drivers
It's a story about efficacy in medicine and what can be learned and applied in the field of education and beyond. It's about the importance of having diverse teams and the power of focusing on outcomes. And it's about what can be achieved when using evidence to deliver those outcomes.
It also tells another tale. It's the story of someone who at the time felt they had personally and physically failed - and what they went on to do next.
We just want to give listeners a little heads up. There are moments in this story that some people might find upsetting.
Oct 25 2018
Rank #5: Imagination - Where Science Meets Art
In this episode we examine the role of science and art in imagination and education, and talk to seven remarkable women who are bridging the divide. From a neuroscience professor using stand-up comedy to help people understand the brain, to a Hollywood actress and scientist who combines both disciplines in all of her work.
Oct 11 2018
Rank #6: Finding Genius
What happens if you have no access to networks? No entrepreneurs to fund your startup, or alumni to lend a hand? Think of the great innovations that never happen. How many amazing innovations have been lost simply because no-one listened?
In this episode, we discuss lost potential, and how we identify and nurture talent in young people when the odds are stacked against them.
Sep 13 2018
Rank #7: Heather, Megan and Leonor
We’ll be talking about some tough topics this week — school shootings, gun violence, and the experience that lives on via the Internet — and some listener discretion may be advised.
Sep 27 2018
Rank #8: When Good Intentions Aren't Enough
In this episode we look at a failed product that excited everyone — except the people who had to use it. We chat to women who are working closely with users and communities and analysing data to ensure their tech solutions solve real problems. And we discuss the difference between forcing change, and encouraging it; between assuming you know what people need and asking them in advance.
Dec 20 2017
Rank #9: The Right To Learn
We speak to women who are trying to answer that question in innovative ways — from the software companies battling it out for Silicon Valley’s $15 million Global Learning XPRIZE, to the low-tech approach to teacher training in Lebanon by a nonprofit backed by Syrian expats.
We speak to Brookings’ Rebecca Winthrop — a senior fellow and director of the Center for Universal Education — about her latest report Can Education Innovation Help us Leapfrog Progress?
We then chat to Emily Musil Church from the X-Prize about their Global Learning Prize.
Fathima Dada tells us about some of the frugal innovation initiative Pearson Education are running at the moment.
And finally we meet Suha Tutunji director of the Jusoor Refugee Education program in Lebanon who talks about her low tech approach to teacher training.
Dec 14 2017
Rank #10: The First Click
Aug 30 2018