TMR 177 : James Burke : A Life of Connections


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In place of our scheduled interview (which unfortunately had to be abandoned), we take the opportunity to present an exclusive interview with the broadcaster, science historian and futurist James Burke. During the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s, James Burke was one of the most famous and most engaging presenters of science and technology programmes on British television. In 1969 he was one of the main presenters of the BBC's coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landings. A household name in the UK, but also well-known around the globe, James Burke became widely admired for his enthusiasm, humour and ability to explain scientific and technological advancements in their historical contexts. In this engaging interview, conducted by Mark Campbell in 2014, James Burke talks about his life in television, his experience of creating the TV series Connections, and shares something of his personal vision as to how technology might impact human society in years to come. [The Mind Renewed would like to thank both Mark Campbell and James Burke for kindly agreeing to their interview being included in this programme.] (For show notes please visit

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