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Jack To The Future

Jack To The Future

By Laura Andrews

From the future of science, technology and inventions, to global issues affecting our planet. A monthly podcast for children and grownups by Jack, age 9. Jack talks about what’s changing in the world, what the future could be like and how we can help.

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Episode 21- The Future of Robots

Jack To The FutureFeb 21, 2022

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Episode 13: The Future of STEAM
Mar 31, 202321:23
Episode 12: The Future of AI
Feb 28, 202307:19
Episode 11- The Future of Evolution
Jan 30, 202330:08
Episode 10- The future of photography
Nov 30, 202222:30
Breaking news - an update from Jack
Nov 15, 202201:30
Jack's review of Telmi_Kids
Oct 20, 202202:07
Episode 9: The future of forests (part II)

Episode 9: The future of forests (part II)

Jack spoke back in Season 1, episode 8 about the future of forests and this episode offers part two, but with a twist. The future of forests by measuring the world's forest biomass.
Jack talks to Vicki Lonnon, the quality assurance manager from Airbus who is working on a new European Space Agency (ESA) satellite mission, that will monitor forests from space using a special P-band radar that's never been used before. The data collected will look at how much carbon is being stored by forests across the world and how this is changing over time, allowing a 3D map of the world's forests to be created. The satellite is due to be launched next year.
The pair discuss:
- what forest biomass is
-the role forests play in climate change
- the satellite mission and what's involved
-why the mission is needed
-what impact the mission could have
-views of reaching net zero

Tune in to learn something new- a fascinating episode about technology that certainly will shape our future 🌍🌲
@Airbus @ESA
Mentions/links
ESA: Ready to build the Biomass forest mission
The satellite will provide global maps of how much carbon is stored in the world’s forests and how this stock is changing over time, mainly through the absorption of carbon dioxide, which is released from burning fossil fuels.
Airbus Defence and Space to build Biomass – the European Space Agency’s forest mission
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company has signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to build its next Earth Explorer mission, the Biomass satellite. Biomass is due to launch in 2021 and will measure forest biomass to assess terrestrial carbon stocks and fluxes for five years. Find out more:
bit.ly/1Tt2bVf

News articles:
The Biomass satellite and disappearing ‘football fields’
Biomass forest sensing satellite shaping up
Successful deployment of giant reflector for forest monitoring satellite Biomass
Oct 14, 202218:50
Episode 8: The future of rail travel

Episode 8: The future of rail travel

Continuing his Stem To The Future series after a break, Jack chats to Darren Fitzgerald, an engineer who works for the RSSB about the future of rail travel. The pair discuss Darren's role; how trains may develop in the future; possible fuel sources, as well as debating the wacky and wonderful in the world of train travel and engineering.
A really interesting episode!
Jack proudly designed the cover art for this episode himself.
Mentions/links
The RSSB
Radical Railways: 15 Technologies that Could Drive the Future of Trains
Sep 26, 202223:26
🚨Bonus episode🚨 Newsy Pooloozi To The Future

🚨Bonus episode🚨 Newsy Pooloozi To The Future

Podswap alert!

We're still on summer holidays here at the Jack To The Future HQ, but are excited to bring you a very special bonus episode until we get back to our normal schedule in September.

Introducing our podcast pals, Newsy Pooloozi for a podswap and this time they're taking the steering wheel, into the future!

Mother and daughter duo, Lyndee and Leela from New Delhi, India talk about a really clever piece of technology developed by engineers at Northwestern University called the microflier. 

Find out about the inspiration for its design, the future possibilities and much, much more!


#podcastforkids #podcast #stemeducation #newsypooloozi #jacktothefuture

Aug 29, 202220:27
Episode 7: The Future of Renewable Energy
Aug 13, 202226:08
Episode 6: The Future of Deep Space Communications
Aug 12, 202230:27
Episode 5: The Future of Space
Jul 04, 202230:59
Kids Listen Mashup Episode: Kids know Jack! Let's Pod into the Future

Kids Listen Mashup Episode: Kids know Jack! Let's Pod into the Future

Jack is a proud member of Kids Listen, a not for profit organisation committed to providing high quality audio for children. 

He was delighted to be part of a 'mashup' episode where he and another podcaster got to collaborate.

On this episode of Mashups, you will meet two podcasts that are passionate about our children's futures. Join Kids Pod's Aimee Chan and Jack To The Future's Jack as we play a game of scattegories. We start off with a highlight they each share showcasing their mash-up partner's pod and end with a personal contribution created just for you listeners. 

Enjoy!

#mashup #kidslisten #podcastcollab #podfriend #podcastcommunity #podcastfamily #podcastbloopers #funny #laugh #listen #kidspodcast #familyfriendly

Jun 30, 202233:49
STEM To The Future: Episode 4: The Future of Cars
Jun 30, 202237:18
STEM To The Future: Episode 3: The Future of Computers

STEM To The Future: Episode 3: The Future of Computers

This week’s episode is about The Future of Computers 💻, specifically data storage 🗃 and The Cloud ☁️.

Jack talks to a Cloud Architect Engineer, Dulcie Herreros who works for Microsoft about what her job involves and what The Cloud actually is. Thank you for taking part 🙏

They talk about keeping your information safe, what data storage may look like in the future and why it needs to change  and Dulcie fills us in on some very cool and different ways that it could be stored ❄️🌊🧬🪟🪨

👩🏽‍🔬Oh and if you’re into Chemistry- there’s a side convo about their joint interest in  explosives and reactive elements 🧨 💥 Not to be missed!

Download from link in bio ⬆️ or wherever you usually listen to your pods 🎧

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📍@microsoft @github

📌#thefutureof #thefutureofcomputing #thefutureofdatastorage #thecloud #cloudcomputing #datastorage #jacktothefuture #childpodcaster #datacentres #projectsilica #periodictable #cloud #technology #cybersecurity #datacenter  #cloudstorage   #cloudeducation #tech #cloudservices  #cloudsecurity #informationtechnology #business  #microsoft #data #computer #podcasthost #techpodcast #familypodcast #spotify #computerscience


Mentions/links

Teen Titans Go! Binary code song

Cloud computing video (Frank The Dog)

Data Centre image example

Cloud architecture diagram

Enigma machine for kids

Encryption for kids

Example of encrypted data

KidPid- data storage in DNA

Underwater data centres

Project Silica

GitHub Arctic Code Vault

Mythbusters episode

Alkaline metals in water (adult supervision recommended when viewing)


Jun 06, 202240:10
STEM To The Future Ep2: The Future of Energy- Electricity
May 23, 202234:29
STEM TO THE FUTURE: What's coming up?

STEM TO THE FUTURE: What's coming up?

For those of you not on social media, here's Jack to explain what this season has in store for you!


May 11, 202202:56
STEM To The Future : Episode 1 - An Introduction To Engineering
May 02, 202219:37
Season 2: STEM To The Future

Season 2: STEM To The Future

Listen in to hear Jack talk about Season 2 of Jack To The Future : STEM To The Future!

Despite it landing a little later than expected, we’ve done it! It’s nearly here !

This season we’re joined by a number of wonderful guests - from a Curator at The London Science Museum, to a Spacecraft Product Assurance Manager working for Airbus and a plethora of fantastic IET STEM Ambassadors. We want to thank everyone who has taken part so far.

The first episode is really an introduction to Season 2 and Jack will be talking to Chartered Engineer and STEM Ambassador, Andy Tate, about all things engineering ; from what types of careers are out there, to how engineering is used in our daily lives through to hearing about how engineering can achieve the seemingly impossible! Growing lettuces in the desert anyone? Hear it to believe it!

Add us to your favourites, subscribe, set your watches  or whatever else necessary so as to not miss out on the first episode on Monday 3rd May! A schedule of future shows is incoming…

Science Museum Stempoint East IET Education

Airbus HDR I CEI Architecture Associates, Inc.

#jacktothefuture #podcast #newseason #stem #childpodcaster #podcastsforkids #podcastsforfamilies #engineering #interview #engineeringcareers #stemtothefuture #thefutureofeverything #thefutureofstem #stemforkids #spotify #applepodcasts #subscribe #follow #like


Apr 26, 202200:50
Episode 18- The Future of Fast Food

Episode 18- The Future of Fast Food

Apr 25, 202229:31
Season 2: STEM To The Future

Season 2: STEM To The Future

Listen in to hear Jack talk about Season 2 of Jack To The Future : STEM To The Future!

Despite it landing a little later than expected, we’ve done it! It’s nearly here !  

This season we’re joined by a number of wonderful guests - from a Curator at The London Science Museum, to a Spacecraft Product Assurance Manager working for Airbus and a plethora of fantastic IET STEM Ambassadors. We want to thank everyone who has taken part so far.  

The first episode is really an introduction to Season 2 and Jack will be talking to Chartered Engineer and STEM Ambassador, Andy Tate, about all things engineering ; from what types of careers are out there, to how engineering is used in our daily lives through to hearing about how engineering can achieve the seemingly impossible! Growing lettuces in the desert anyone?   Hear it to believe it! 

Add us to your favourites, subscribe, set your watches  or whatever else necessary so as to not miss out on the first episode on Monday 3rd May! A schedule of future shows is incoming…

Science Museum Stempoint East IET Education

Airbus HDR I CEI Architecture Associates, Inc.

#jacktothefuture #podcast #newseason #stem #childpodcaster #podcastsforkids #podcastsforfamilies #engineering #interview #engineeringcareers #stemtothefuture #thefutureofeverything #thefutureofstem #stemforkids #spotify #applepodcasts #subscribe #follow #like

Apr 25, 202200:50
Kids Listen Mashups Trailer by Jack To The Future
Apr 25, 202204:38
Episode 23- The Future of Magic

Episode 23- The Future of Magic

This weeks episode is about the future of magic!!!!
Jack welcomes his special guest and probably the first celebrity he's spoken to, Aidan McCann who is a young magician and actor. You may recognise him from Britain or Ireland’s Got Talent as well as appearing on The Ellen Show in America and lots lots more. Very exciting!!
There is clip of Aidan in the finals of BGT on Jack To The Future's social media pages. Hope you enjoy watching!
Jack and Aidan talk about how Aidan got into magic in the first place; his experiences on reality TV shows and how his perseverance paid off; if it’s difficult to make up tricks and whether technology will make tricks better or may actually spoil magic in the future.
This spurs on a line of discussion about magicians using new techniques to perform tricks and what makes a good one. Aidan even performs a trick live on the podcast for you to hear and Jack returns the favour by performing a maths trick on him!
A jam packed episode of fun!
Mentions/Links
Aidan on Britain's Got Talent
Aidan's superhero trick
Aidan's Magic Corner - The Ellen Show
Aidan's Facebook
Aidan's Instagram
Marco Tempest website
Marco Tempest Princess Card Trick
Marco Tempest drones
Shin Lim video
Oz Pearlman subliminal messaging
Houdini
What is 'cutting a deck'?
Dynamo on the past, present and future of magic
The future of magic -Financial Times
Magic Today Is Just Technology in the Future - Article by Vox
Magic's Future: Now You See It, Now You Don't?

Apr 25, 202225:50
Episode 22- The Future of Comedy

Episode 22- The Future of Comedy

Jack, child podcaster, aged 8 talks to James Campbell, a children’s author and comedian.
As well as talking about why some jokes are funny and some aren’t; different types of comedy; how technology may be affecting entertainment; the impact Covid has had on the industry and of course what the future may hold for comedy, Jack and James also talk about the environment; James's current project and what we could do to help.
A perfect episode for any children aged 7+ and adults too of course! Get ready for a chuckle and a ponder, all at the same time
Mentions/links
The James Campbell website
The Angry Banana Song
James's children's books
The Whoopie Chicken Podcast Show
The Future of Comedy-it's between your ears! Article by The Telegraph
How has coronavirus affected the future of live comedy? Article by SW Londoner
James Campbell You Tube

Apr 25, 202235:36
Episode 24- The Future of Celebrations

Episode 24- The Future of Celebrations

What is the future of celebrations?

The final episode in Season 1 of Jack To The Future,  Episode 24, The Future of Celebrations marks the 1 year Anniversary of the Jack To The Future podcast and what better way to celebrate than by talking about what the future may hold when it comes to birthdays and celebrations.

Jack speaks to guests, past and present and is joined by a number of his friends and podcast pals.

He talks about the history of birthdays; how people celebrate in different countries; his predictions for the future of celebrations and asks people about theirs. Thank you to everyone who sent us audio, video and written messages- we thoroughly enjoyed listening to them all.

What do you think the future of celebrations might look like?

Tune in to hear more.

With thanks to:

 Dorktales Storytime Podcast 

The Brother Timothy Clark Podcast 

Newsy Pooloozi Podcast 

Gwen Gets To Work Podcast 

Hertford Theatre 

Hertford Library 

Ranger Stu 

National Trust 

Cherry Pie Makes 

Kellie Ahl

 Bernie Keyte 

Layla Stanton

 Beth McMahon

 Animal Fusions Stories

 Half a String 

We Are The Voice Children's Environmental Choir

 Simon Horobin, University of Oxford 

After Alice Ltd

 Aidan McCann 

Aimee Chan

 KidsPod 

Unite Radio

Mar 25, 202232:32
Episode 21- The Future of Robots
Feb 21, 202234:18
Episode 20- The Future of Radio

Episode 20- The Future of Radio

In this week's episode, The Future of Radio, Jack is joined by Jono Godlee, Director of @UniteRadio 📻

Jack begins the episode giving his view on how radio stations could attract a younger audience; explains the science behind radio waves and gives his listeners a brief history of the invention and development of radio, as well as a rare clip of a song that was played on the first wireless worldwide radio broadcast in 1920.


Jacks talks to Jono about Unite Radio; who they work in partnership with; current listening trends among people of different ages; the ways in which people listen and how this has changed and the pair go on to discuss various developments in the industry and how technology may influence radio as we know it in the future.

Mentions/link

Unite Radio website

Unite Radio on Facebook

Unite Radio on Instagram 

Kids Fun Radio

Ofcom- The Future of Radio

So, where does radio go from here? An article by RadioWorld

What does the future hold for radio? An article by RadioKing

Brothership Studio 

Celebrating ADHD - Sue Hart

Feb 07, 202233:42
Episode 19- The Future of Clothing

Episode 19- The Future of Clothing

 An episode on a complex topic, 8 year old Jack speaks honestly  with Katie Carr, owner and founder of Tommy and Lottie , which is a unisex, ethical and sustainable gift brand, based in St Albans, Herts.

Jack shares some shocking statistics; they talk about her business; the difference between fast and slow fashion, sustainable materials and what people could do to make their clothes last longer instead of buying new ones all the time. As well as the possibilities of  what clothes shops will look like in the future and whether they will actually exist and how technology is influencing customers behaviour when they’re shopping.

Together, they weave in an invention from Jack's favourite film and discuss how this may make recycling and sustainability a possibility in the future!

Lots of useful resources, brands  and other websites mentioned here (no affiliation) to explore to see what's on offer currently, but as both mention during the episode, it's a start, but not enough. Listen in and see whether it results in any  changes you may consider making.

Mentions/links

Tommy and Lottie website

Tommy and ottie are a unisex, ethical and sustainable brand specialising in well made, organic cotton basics which include t shirts and sweatshirts, a babywear collection, back packs made from recycled plastic and wall prints all with a wildlife theme. Only using sustainably sourced, organic and oeko tex cottons to make the clothing and recycled materials such as plastic bottles to make the back packs. All of our range delivers exceptional quality that last and wash well making it easier to reuse and hand down, helping to reduce waste. Using the best quality and environmentally friendly printing methods which include screen print using water based inks or embroidery, you will not find any plastic transfers on any of our products. We give back to the planet with your help – Every time one of our bee, butterfly or orangutan products are sold, we donate money to two charities. The bee and butterfly are partnered with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and the orangutan to the Sumatran Orangutan Society so join us in helping to save species.

Tommy and Lottie Link.tree

Fashion Revolution

Patagonia

Rent The Runway

Vin & Omi - please note some of the images are not suitable for younger listeners

Depop

Vinted

Greenpeace- Fast Fashion- the industry needs an urgent makeover

The Economist- You Tube video - The True Cost of Fast Fashion

DW- Fast fashion- what's the big deal? 

DW Planet A -You Tube- Fast Fashion is Killing the Planet


Jan 24, 202226:18
Episode 17- The Future of Housing
Jan 07, 202236:25
Jack's Q&As - The Future of Christmas

Jack's Q&As - The Future of Christmas

What do you think the future of Christmas will look like?

After reading an article by Ericcson (https://www.ericsson.com/en/blog/2020/12/future-of-christmas) about Christmas in 2050, Jack got talking about his predictions for Christmas in the future. 

Jack tests your listening ear with some Christmassy tunes.

Regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, this mini episode talks about ways that we communicate and celebrate the holiday season and celebrations with our friends and families; what we eat; how we celebrate and how gift giving could change. A combination of ponderings about technology, traditions and the climate; makes for an interesting reflection about Christmasses of old and in the future as we move into a New Year.


We'd love to hear any predictions you have- DM us 😃🎅🏼


Dec 30, 202110:48
Episode 16 - The Future of English
Dec 09, 202132:07
Episode 15- The Future of Maths
Nov 17, 202128:10
Episode 14- The Future of Entrepreneurship : A Halloween Special 🎃

Episode 14- The Future of Entrepreneurship : A Halloween Special 🎃

💡When’s the last time you thought, “I wish I’d thought of that!” ?

 Well, in the second part of his Future of Work episodes, Jack shares  a spooky themed👻, jam packed   episode focusing on  The Future of Entrepreneurship, where you’ll “meet” not 1, but 3 super talented entrepreneurial guests who have made businesses out of the things they love !!!!

 First up, Jack talks to Julian Hall, CEO and founder at @UltraEducation about what entrepreneurship  is; how it differs from a regular 9 to 5; what his predictions for the future are and tips for being a successful entrepreneur. 

This is followed by a second interview with Israel, child author @animalfusionsstories who discusses his journey as a kidpreneur , including the highs and challenges he has faced so far and what keeps him motivated. 

In keeping with the date of release for this episode , for Halloween, he also hears from Semra @mamamooncandles , an eclectic witch dispelling (like what we did there 😜) myths about witchcraft and enjoys finding out more  about her unique business whereby she spreads love and cosmic vibes. 🙌We hope it educates and inspires!

 A fascinating episode exploring lots of different people’s perspectives and experiences . What would you do if you were to make a business out of something you love or maybe you’re doing it already?Tell us, we’d love to know…📢 

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE ON THE JACK TO THE FUTURE BLOG 

 Links/Mentions 

Hertford Organic 

Ultra Education website 

Ultra Education CIC You Tube

 Ask Ultra You Tube Channel for children 

Animal Fusions Stories Instagram

 Semra (Mamamoon Candles) website

 Mamamoon Candles Instagram

 How to be a witch, Cosmopolitan magazine article about Semra

Oct 31, 202134:52
Episode 13 - The Future of Work (Part I)

Episode 13 - The Future of Work (Part I)

Oct 08, 202124:26
*NEWS FLASH* - Jack To The Future blog incoming!

*NEWS FLASH* - Jack To The Future blog incoming!

You can now catch up with everything Jack To The Future on his blog.

Listen directly to episodes; see his artwork; hyperlinks to media he has discussed in the episode; see videos posted on social media channels and  for selected episodes, you can also read a transcript to aid listening.

Visit https://jacktothefuture564636210.wordpress.com/ for more details 😀

Oct 07, 202100:46
Episode 12- The Future of Mental Health

Episode 12- The Future of Mental Health

What do you do to stay mindful? Maybe exercising, meditation, staring at a glitter jar, breathing techniques or practising gratitude? Or you might be thinking, I'm not really sure what that is?... 

Whatever your understanding or current habits , this is the place for you! Following the easing of lockdown in the UK, this week's topic seemed like an apt choice. It's also Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th October - perhaps this episode may give you some ideas in advance and help you to reflect on what you are doing regularly to boost your own mental wellbeing.  

  In Jack's 12th episode, another two-parter,  he chats to Jess and Joe from Hertfordshire Mind Network. The charity support all over 18s in Hertfordshire, as well as offering specific support to children and young people over the age of 10. They talk about what the mental health charity do to support children, young people and their parents and carers, as well as professionals working with them. They reflect on how Covid has affected how they run the service and impacted upon service user; discuss some practical tips to help with anxiety; debate the pros and cons of social media for mental health  and,  of course, their ideas for what the future of mental health may look like.🔮 

 Jack was also very excited to speak to Ros from Mindful Magic, Royston which is a mindfulness🧘‍♂️ group aimed at children between 5-10 years old.   Not only does Jack find out about the group,  they share ideas about techniques for children (and adults) to relax, unwind and be in tune to their feelings and why that’s so important. Listen out for the shark breath! Ros takes us through a guided meditation and hopefully, everyone is feeling zen by the end of the episode...🤞 It’s a super line-up, not to be missed! 


Mentions/links 

Hertfordshire Mind Network deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from their seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county. Funded locally, services are available to all residents in Hertfordshire over the age of 18 and they also provide dedicated services for 10-18 year olds.  

Mindful Magic, Royston 

UK Safer Internet Centre - Social media guides  

Kellie Ahl - creative workshops 

Glitter jars

Sep 24, 202137:33
Episode 11 - The Future of Food
Sep 08, 202133:58
Episode 10- The Future of Music
Jul 28, 202132:56
Episode 9- The Future of Play
Jul 12, 202130:09
Episode 8- The Future of Forests
Jun 28, 202125:56
Jack's Q&As - The Future of Robotics

Jack's Q&As - The Future of Robotics

Jack starts the beginning of a new feature to his podcast, where he responds to call-ins and questions from listeners.

In his debut Q&A session, Jack responds to Brother Timothy Clark, a fellow podcaster,  about his views on the development of robotics in the context of art,  music and accessibility.

Would you like to be featured on Jack's Q&A session in future or have a question about any of the content of his podcast or ideas?

Drop an email to l.sandrews@hotmail.com, DM us on Facebook/ Instagram or use the voice message feature on selected listening platforms. Look forward to hearing from you!  😊

Jun 14, 202104:60
Episode 7- The Future of Schools
Jun 14, 202126:53
Episode 6- The Future of Art

Episode 6- The Future of Art

An informative, reflective episode not to be missed for any child/ adult art lovers out there!🎨🖌🖼

Jack talks to @
Cherry_Pie_Makes about her business; his visit to the @Brothership Studio in Hertford; their predictions for art themes in the future and how science and technology interacts with art both now and in the future. They also discuss some wacky ideas about how art materials may fuel future transport and colour the world ! 🚀🌍

He talks to some other children about their predictions about art in the future. He shares with you a robot invention he has created to paint by itself and introduces his exciting children’s art competition, in conjunction with Brothership that is running over May half term. 🔮🧑‍🎨

Brothership Studio

Cherry Pie Makes

Team Lab 'Borderless'

Kellie Ahl- emotion art

Josie Bellini art

The great wave VR video

Kazakhstan robot art exhibition 

Pure Evil



May 30, 202130:40
Episode 5- The Future of Theatre
May 09, 202140:25
Episode 4- The future of reading 📚
Apr 22, 202134:09
Episode 3- The future of animals
Apr 07, 202128:02
Episode 2- The future of waste
Mar 31, 202121:53
Episode 1- What does the future hold?
Mar 25, 202109:16
Episode one - What does the future hold?
Mar 25, 202120:19
Trailer Jack to the future

Trailer Jack to the future

Mar 24, 202100:56