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.
Dodging Space HarpoonsSolar Science and Space PlanesTidal energy, turtle mating habitsThe First Phone in SpaceOur ancient ancestors, deep sea wormsMethane on Mars and Meeting AstronautsUsing Genetics to Save the Ash TreeAvian pox in UK great tits, top conservation issuesDon't Panic! Keeping Your Cool in SpaceClimate tipping points, basking sharks, primates