In this episode, guests Max Sanderson and Melissa Terras talk about sexy science, flea market mysteries, early internet nostalgia and more.
Max is the lead audio producer for the Guardian where he produces the ‘Science Weekly’ podcast, among other standalone projects and podcast series. His media work has also featured on the Guardian Music Blog, BBC World Service Radio, BBC Radio 4 and live at the TEDMED Conference in the US.
Melissa is Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage here at the University of Edinburgh. As well as leading digital aspects of research within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, she heads up the Edinburgh Centre for Data, Culture and Society and directs research at Edinburgh Futures Institute.
Each episode of Sharing things is a conversation between two members of our university community. It could be a student, a member of staff or a graduate, the only thing they have in common at the beginning is Edinburgh. We start with an object. A special, treasured or significant item that we have asked each guest to bring to the conversation. What happens next is sometimes funny, sometimes moving and always unexpected.
Find out more at www.ed.ac.uk/sharing-things-podcast
All episodes of season two of Sharing things were recorded before the 23 March 2020 (COVID-19 lockdown in the UK).