Hello, my name is Adam Ayrton Stoner and this is Recently, a monthly email round-up letting you know what I've been doing, reading, watching, listening to and enjoying recently.
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I was buoyed to see several Fun Kids podcasts nominated at the British Podcast Awards earlier this month. The Santa Daily, presented by Father Christmas in the countdown to December 25th is up in two categories:
- Best Daily, against the likes of Monocle 24's The Globalist, which has been waking me up every morning in lockdown, and even Today in Focus from The Guardian.
- Best Radio Podcast against Chris Moyles' Radio X and two picks from BBC Radio 4.
I'm most proud of The Week Junior Show, the news podcast for children, fully punching its weight in the Best Current Affairs Podcast category with players like the Economist, LBC's James O'Brien from Global, and the Guardian.
The results are to be announced in a livestream on July 11th.
- Gunning for next years' nominations, I'm still producing and editing Fun Kids' lockdown podcast, Stuck at Home. We also launched a brand new podcast, Sean and Robot's Comedy Circuit, which I did the artwork for, and re-launched an older channel with a newer concept, Story Quest.
I've been writing about:
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- On Tuesday, I wrote about how the problems we experienced pre-coronavirus will continue to exist after it. Climate change and social justice, but this post paid particular attention to the Black Lives Matter movement.
- On Wednesday 10th June, and written before the reigniting of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US, I put down some radical ideas for a future post-coronavirus. It mainly focuses on governance but the ideas are definitely geared towards creating more equal and just societies. Subscribe in your podcast app of choice to hear me read it when it's released.
- Earlier in the month, I wrote about how one might use blockchain technology to build uncensorable social media platforms. I don't have the technical know-how to do that but I have been working on ways to mirror tweets to the Ethereum chain; a bit like an immutable version of Politwoops, which tracks tweets politicians delete.