Timandra Harkness
Presenter, Writer & Comedian
Radio

In BBC Radio 4 series FutureProofing, Leo Johnson and I explore ideas that look set to shape our future. We talk to experts in science, technology, politics and philosophy to find out how our world, and we ourselves, could change.

My first contribution to radio was probably a topical pun for a comedy show, and I co-wrote comedy play No Future In Eternity, about two angels who are made redundant and have to move in with an astronomer. I've recorded travel features on riding bulls in Texas, camping with Australians at Gallipoli, and flying across the Channel in a microlight.

These days the BBC lets me loose on more serious subject matter. Have recording kit, will travel.

Since 2013 I'm the resident reporter for Radio 4 social psychology series The Human Zoo, where I'm more of an exhibit than a zookeeper. As well as FutureProofing, I've presented documentaries Data, Data Everywhere, Personality Politics & The Singularity. They're probably all still on the BBC iPlayer if you're really keen.