Timandra Harkness
Presenter, Writer & Comedian

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.

In my new series, How To Disagree, I try to convince you that disagreement is good, but we're mostly doing it badly. If I don't convince you, at least I'll equip you to disagree with me better. It went out on BBC Radio 4 August 2018, repeated in March 2019, and is now available on iTunes or here.

My first contribution to radio was probably a topical pun for a comedy show, and I co-wrote BBC Radio 4 comedy 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.

From 2013-2016 I was resident reporter for Radio 4 social psychology series The Human Zoo, more of an exhibit than a zookeeper. As well as How To Disagree and FutureProofing, I've presented documentaries Data, Data Everywhere, Personality PoliticsSupersense Me & The Singularity for BBC Radio 4 and Are You A Numbers Person? for the BBC World Service. They're all still on the BBC iPlayer if you're really keen.