I spoke to Harriet Noble for the Project Kazimierz podcast. I wanted her on the show because I was interested in the cross over between what she does as a job - finding new solutions to the world's problems, and what TEDx License Holders do in terms of finding great ideas to put on the TEDx Stage.
Harriet Noble is a radio journalist working for the BBC in London. She started her career on Radio 4’s flagship Today programme, where over the course of 7 years she graduated from work experience girl to Duty Editor. At the beginning of 2017 she moved to World Hacks on the BBC World Service, where she presents, reports and produces. She is also developing other radio projects for the BBC.
World Hacks is a weekly radio programme, podcast and digital video platform, leading the BBC’s solutions-focused journalism coverage. Harriet’s work has received positive reviews from The Observer, the Radio Times and others, and been chosen for BBC Radio 4’s Pick of the Wick. She is particularly interested in stories about mental health, families and women’s rights.
My main goal in posting is to draw attention to the podcast and share the lessons learned. I asked about the methodology for finding topics and she told me they have to tick a number of boxes. These include
It's a great programme, and as an experiment, I've set up a Fan Club of the show called the BBC World Hacks discussion and sharing club . The inspiration is the fan club of another BBC radio show here Digital Planet Listeners . I interviewed the founders of this show Bill Thompson and Gareth Mitchell here in another Project Kazimierz podcast.
Other links that are relevant if you listen to the show are here
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