Revolutionaries is a podcast from Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh about people who have changed our world.

We speak with academic experts who state the case for a revolutionary individual or group of their choosing. They are asked to tell us what they did that was revolutionary, and consider what their legacy and impact is to the present day.

The topics move between architecture and landscape architecture, art, design, history of art and music, but inevitably veer off into plenty of other areas.

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New to podcasts? Here's how you can listen...

There are two main ways to listen to the podcast. One way would be to just press play on the player above and you're listening. If you're on your computer or laptop and connected to the internet, that's probably the simplest way.

The convenience of a podcast, though, is that you can listen to them on the go on your smartphone. The best way to do this is to use a podcasting app. If you have an iPhone, your phone will have come pre-loaded with the Apple Podcasts app, or you can search the App Store for an alternative app if you'd like, most of which are free to use. If you have an Android or Windows device, you will probably need to download a podcast app (again, most of these are free). There are loads out there, but some of the more popular ones are Stitcher, acast, and Google Podcasts. If you already use Spotify as a music app, you can also listen to podcasts there.

From your chosen app, you can search for "Revolutionaries" and, if our podcast is available on that service, it will be there for you to select. To save on using data when listening to your podcast, you can download an episode while you're connected to WiFi and then you can listen on the go without using any data and without your connection dropping. So that you don't miss a new episode, you can also subscribe to shows through your app, and these will then appear in your feed when they become available. Many apps also have options to set up alerts so that you can get a notification when a new episode of one of your show subscriptions becomes available.

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Want to get involved?

If you're an academic at Edinburgh College of Art or the wider University of Edinburgh and have a revolutionary figure or group in mind who you think might make for a good topic of discussion on an episode of Revolutionaries, get in touch!



Revolutionaries is produced and recorded at Edinburgh College of Art and hosted by Ardie Collins from the Engagement and Communications team. Music is Noahs Stark by krackatoa.