By Oliver Broadbent
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The Eiffelovercast is a regular digest of matters engineering, creativity and practical philosophy. Each episode I either interview somone to learn what I can about the themes of this podcast, or I visit an event or a destination and report what I find.
||Clean#12 - Roma Agrawal - How to build a skyscraper||Don’t try to build a skyscraper yourself without listening to this first: a step-by-step guide on how to build a skyscraper with structural engineer Roma Agrawal, author of 'Built, the Hidden Stories Behind our Structures’. We get into the...||18 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 Jack Bardwell - Spine-tingling creativity||I recorded this episode last summer with my colleague, graphic designer Jack Bardwell just before he left to puruse new adventures in interior architecture. It has been a pleasure therefore to listen his voice in the edit, and to hear the many...||4 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - The J-P Flintoff meta podcast - saving the world one creative project at a time.||Journalist and author J-P Flintoff is this person who inspired me to start this podcast. He talks passionately about how to get people started on their creative projects and the positive impact their creativity has on the world. This interview gets...||27 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - Andrew Koskinski: Engineering transport in San Francisco||I can’t think of metropolitan landscape that offers more varied and exciting opportunities for designing transport infrastructure than San Francisco, with its steep hills, its bay, its rapidly changing economy and its tantalisingly separated land...||24 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Eiffelover on tour in San Francisco - thoughts, interviews and sound bites on engineering, creativity and practical philosophy from the West Coast||Ditching google maps + riding the BART + cycling the Golden Gate Bridge + big trains + hidden cognitive demand of team work and collaboration + measuring student brain waves + what is reality + the latest from Palo Alto||12 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - Ellie Westgarth Flynn - Creative strategies, instruments as extensions to our bodies and the importance of feedback||Song writer and piano player Ellie Westgarth-Flynn and I talk creative musical strategies, instruments as extensions of our bodies, the tension between technical mastery and creativity and the importance of audience feedback. We also have a jam. Show...||24 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - Riding the Northern Line ghost train||In this episode I attempt a sonic recreation of a part of the London Underground that never got built, a stretch of the Northern Line that would have run from Moorgate to Alexandra Palace. En route I reflect on the transport infrastructure...||3 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Nick Cobbing - photographing the Arctic||Photographer and photojournalist Nick Cobbing talks about photographing the Arctic, what happens to photographic equipment at minus 38 degrees, using drones to take photos, the role of the audience in the creative process, being reduced to tears by...||2 3 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4 Crossing France very very fast - a paean to TGVs||Ever since I saw my first one zoom past as a boy I’ve loved TGVs. In January I travelled from one side of France to the other and back by high-speed train to get to a conference, and used the chance to try to capture some of what I love about fast...||12 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 Andrew Scoones - Is there such a thing as engineering culture?||Andrew is a filmmaker specialising in the built environment. Andrew seems to have interviewed or met almost all of my engineering design heroes (except Eiffel), and so I was equally delighted and nervous when he agreed to let me interview...||25 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Corina Kwami||What Dante can teach us about creative problem solving + and much, much more.||25 1 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1 - Introducing the Eiffelovercast recorded at EMF camp||Imaginitive engineering and creative insights from a field in Surrey||7 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting people, interesting ideas ...
Oliver looks at creativity and what fuels inspiration. A refreshing look at life beyond consumerism. Worth subscribing.