Richard is an award-winning science writer and broadcast and so is in healthy competition with his Planet Earth co-presenter as to who makes the best podcast. A former senior producer on the BBC’s Today programme, Richard is the author of two science books, including the critically acclaimed Blood and Guts.
Despite a degree in biology, Richard is editor of space:uk magazine. He also provides launch commentary for the European Space Agency and co-founded the Space Boffins podcast. He has reported for BBC Radio 4 and the World Service on science and the environment from more than 40 countries - including Libya, Antarctica and the Arctic. Some of his most memorable moments have been at twenty degrees below zero.