James Gilmore interviews the legendary artist-turned-technology investor and one of the country's most renowned futurists
will.i.am and Brian David Johnson are not as unlikely a pairing as you may first think.
As one of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas, and as a talented solo artist and producer, will.i.am has sold nearly 10M singles in the UK alone. He is also a coach on the UK version of ‘The Voice’ and owns his own fashion label and technology company.
Brian David Johnson is a renowned futurist and roboticist who has authored multiple books including ‘21st Century Robot’ and ‘Vintage Tomorrows’.
The pair first met when they both worked at Intel (will.i.am as Director of Creative Innovation, and Brian David Johnson as a roboticist), their friendship evolved whilst discussing artificial intelligence and future technology – which is where the idea for their new book, ‘Wizards and Robots’ came from.
In a future where wizards are real, and robots…
James Gilmore interviews Kiaran from The Sherlocks about their debut album, supporting Liam Gallagher and more
It must be pretty good to be in The Sherlocks right now.
The four-piece – made-up of brothers Kiaran (lead vocals and guitar) and Brandon (drums) alongside Josh (guitar) and Andy (bass) – released their debut album “Live For The Moment” at the end of 2017, have supported The Libertines on tour and have recently announced a support slot for Liam Gallagher.
The real break-through moments for the band have come from their electric live sets where their chemistry and expert live playing brings the crowd alive - playing sold-out venues across the UK as well as highlight performances at the likes of Reading & Leeds Festival... The Sherlocks have put all fear to rest and prove that the indie-rock resurgence isn't too far away!
The album – released after a string of singles including ‘Will You Be There?’, ‘Chasing Shadows’ and ‘Was It Really Worth It?’,…
Listener Bridget messages in from Florida about her fears following the recent mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
The United States is not #1 in much. They are, however, #1 in mass incarceration and mass shootings.
On February 14th, at least 17 people, mostly children, were left dead after a 19-year-old man opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland, Florida. It is the deadliest school shooting since 26 were killed at Connecticut school Sandy Hook in 2012.
In retrospect, Sandy Hook marked the end of the US gun control debate, because once America decided killing children was bearable, it was over. Since that day, there have been 1600 mass shootings since.
As of now, thousands more Americans have been killed by guns since 1968 than in all US wars in history. Thoughts and prayers are now insufficient. The only possibly productive action is gun control.
The debate over guns is becoming more agonising and infuriating as each mass shooting occurs.…
Do you still use Facebook as much as you used to? Benji Hyer discussed whether the platform has reached it's peak...
On the surface, Facebook is one of the most successful businesses in history.
The overall picture is one of astonishing wealth and success. “The social network is increasing revenues at more than 50% a quarter, and earnings per share at more than 70%, making its profitability and growth light-years ahead of the average US-listed company” according to the Financial Times.
Yet despite this, the long-term picture looks very different. In fact, Facebook is accumulating numerous challenges, such as a decline is users and engagement. This week, the BBC’s media editor wrote an article titled ‘Eight reasons Facebook has peaked’.
Some listeners agreed that Facebook has become a mere utility – something we use because we have to, but not because we want to. Listener Dan wrote in to Benji Hyer’s show to say that he thinks "that most people use Facebook despite hating it" and they get…