The Why Factor


The extraordinary and hidden histories behind everyday objects and actions


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Title: Why aren’t more women in computer science?

Why aren’t more women in computer science?

June 24th, 2019

The history of computing is filled with the accomplishments of women. But in the West, the number of women taking computer science degrees has fallen… Go to Episode

Why do we care where we come from?

June 17th, 2019

Most of us feel some need to know a roadmap of our past, our connections with a family tree which took root before we were born. We look for stories to… Go to Episode

Why do people risk death in pursuit of adventure?

June 10th, 2019

What makes some people want to base jump off a building, or climb a cliff with no ropes? A thrill-seeking personality may be necessary, but is it enough… Go to Episode

Why is it so hard to get people to pay tax?

June 3rd, 2019

Our attitude to taxation is determined by a wide range of factors: whether we think our neighbours are tax dodgers, how much control we have over how… Go to Episode