Listen back to the very first Brainstorm radio show on RTÉ Radio 1

Presented by Fionnuala Sweeney, the first show in the four week series featured Brainstorm contributors Gwen Bouvier (Maynooth University), Mike Quayle (University of Limerick), Jennifer Edmond (Trinity College Dublin), Kevin Curran (Ulster University), Saoirse McCrann (DIT) and Kevin Murphy (University of Limerick). 

The theme of the first show was the internet and big data and some of the stories covered during the show included:

Why Twitter is unfit as an arena for democratic debate

The problem with talking about big data

Will a robot take your job?

My boss is a psychopath - why bad people get good jobs

Do social networks change our attitudes?

Small screen, big problem: what tech is doing to your eyesight

The show is produced by Zbyszek Zalinski and the editor is RTE Brainstorm editor Jim Carroll. Research is by Louise Denvir and the show's reports are compiled by Liam Geraghty