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RS Components launches brand new series of ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’ – It’s Time for TechLOLogy!

Aimed at anybody with an interest in technology, including professional engineers and amateur tinkerers, this new six-episode podcast series teams up Dr Lucy Rogers with comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine to take a lighter look at technology

London, UK, 20 May 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has released a new series called ‘The DesignSpark Podcast’, which explores some of the hottest topics in tech through a mix of fun facts, exuberant stand-up, outlandish sketches and foot-tapping songs. The podcast offers excellent educational information on each technology, while also delivering a highly entertaining comedy experience.

The weekly podcast is co-hosted by tech expert Dr Lucy Rogers – former judge on BBC’s Robot Wars, founder of the Guild of Makers and a DesignSpark blogger – alongside award-winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine.

The trio are reunited following the 5-star-rated ‘History Makers’ podcast series last autumn, which reached a high of number 4 in the Apple iTunes Tech Chart and explored inventors throughout history who influenced everything from artificial intelligence to 3D manufacturing.

Working in collaboration with ‘Why Did The Chicken?’, a new episode of The DesignSpark Podcast will be released every Monday for the next six weeks with the first episode available today at:  Topics coming under the telescopic sights of Dr Lucy, Bec and Harriet will include AI, social media, big data, robotics and space exploration.

“Following on from the success of our first DesignSpark podcast series, these new episodes will feature a new show with a new format, exploring the world of modern technology with a difference,” said Leonie Clayson, DesignSpark Community Manager. “It offers a perfect entertaining blend of technology and comedy in an audio capsule that is easy to download to smartphones and other electronically based thingamajigs for consumption at home, at work, or anywhere in between.”

Podcast release dates for the series are:

• 20/05/2019 – Episode 1 – Did Facebook just try to sell me a bubble house?
• 27/05/2019 – Episode 2 – Could you hack my heart?
• 03/06/2019 – Episode 3 – Can I get an upgrade?
• 10/06/2019 – Episode 4 – How do I know you're not a robot?
• 17/06/2019 – Episode 5 – Dude, where's my hoverboard?
• 24/06/2019 – Episode 6 – Should we all go live in space?

The DesignSpark Podcast is available to subscribe to, download and stream on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean and YouTube. All new episodes will be posted at:


About RS Components

RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, IESA and Monition are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronics products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2018 had revenues of £1.71bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

Editorial Contacts
Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager - Northern Europe
RS Components

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Twitter: @RSComponents; @designsparkRS


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