Looking Glass: Serious thinking about who and what we are
Looking Glass is a podcast from the Institute of Physics. In our first series, Angela Saini hosted challenging conversations about our society, exploring ideas and innovations across disciplines to create a blueprint for a future world. In series two, Gemma Milne discusses the climate crisis and looks at the part physics has to play in powering a new green economy.
Series 2: A Green Future
We’re delighted to announce that Looking Glass is back for a second series, focusing on the climate crisis and exploring how our economy must evolve to address it.
In Looking Glass: A Green Future, science journalist, podcaster and author Gemma Milne speaks with leading experts from across the political, scientific and social spectrum to discuss the seismic changes we need to make to ensure a green and sustainable future for our planet.
Looking Glass launched in 2020 and the first series received more than 20,000 downloads from listeners in 50 countries. Series two built on this, with 40,000 downloads so far.
Series 1: Society
The first series of our new Looking Glass podcast explores some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society – and asks what role physics has to play in solving them.
Series 1 host Angela Saini talks to thought leaders and innovators on topics from health inequality to climate change, cancel culture to artificial intelligence to understand the issues and potential solutions.
Launching in IOP’s 100th anniversary year, Looking Glass is also an inquiry into the purpose of a scientific institution in the 21st century, to help us understand how we must evolve to be part of a modern society, and help shape it.