Hello world! In this series of BBC Radio 4’s Digital Human, we’ve gone a bit ethereal. The six episodes kicked off this week with Secrets – in which we discover whether social media is responsible for exposing a secret of my own past, kept hidden for 25 years.
Secret holders share why and how they have used the internet to disclose their most intimate or well kept secrets – how does a compulsion to confess in a public setting effect those who the secret is about? And can this audition of secrets online naturally lead to revealing them offline?
Next week – on 20 April – we’re pulling a rabbit out of a hat in Magic, in which we invoke Arthur C Clarke’s Third Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”. Discover a bit of magical thinking yourself in that episode.
And then we’re going a bit Wild.
But wait, there’s more! Three more! You’ll have to keep your radios tuned to BBC Radio 4 at 4:30pm GMT for the next six weeks to find out what we’ve got in store for you.
You could also catch up with our podcast. Set your MP3 player to sook our feed here.
For all previous six series, head here and get cozy with our interpretation of the world in the 21st century.
And don’t forget to delve into our back story, including all the research that went into every episode, on thedigitalhuman.tumblr.com