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The PassW0rd radio on Resonance 104.4 FM

Future Intelligence (Fi) produces PassW0rd, its monthly hour long radio programme from London, Leipzig and Suffolk for broadcast on Resonance FM, London’s oldest independent radio station.

It also produces PassW0rd Woman, the first technology radio show made for women and by women currently broadcast through the Fi website and available for download as a podcast. To listen to the latest PassW0rd podcast click here

The PassW0rd radio programme is the UK’s only regular-hour long foray into the world of science and technology and not only tells you about the latest developments in the area but what those technologies mean to you.

PassW0rd, deals with the technology issues that mean most to your life, our journalists have highlighted the need for effective understanding and control of technology for over 30 years, longer than any other news organisation.

Fi’s journalists were the first to warn about the risks from cyber criminals back in 1989, and the first to call for a debate on the ramifications of technologies such as biological computing, chip-implants, Artificial Intelligence, grid-computing and VR back in 1997.



A unique collection of some of our best PassW0rd radio shows and podcasts of full interviews with the leading experts that Fi has interviewed since the start of the 21st century. Fi has a policy of making as much of the material that we produce available to our audiences as possible. We try to also provide all of the interview recordings given to Fi and PassW0rd so listeners and readers can see the basis for our articles.

If you would like to listen to Fi’s podcasts and be placed on our mailing list please send an email to with the word ‘podcast’ in the subject line.


Bitcoin bubble or boom?

Bitcoin accepted here. We look into crypto-currencies, bitcoin and the block-chaining of the web, PassW0rd’s journalists interview some of the world’s leading experts on digital currency to discover whether block-chain and crypto- currencies are hype or the start of the next explosion on the web.

We look into what crypto-currencies are, how they work, why people want them and what makes them worth anything at all. In interviews with the Zug Crypto-Valley founder Soren Fog, David Birch the man described by the Daily Telegraph as “as one of the world’s leading experts on digital money” , Egor Gurjev who has just launched a gaming currency and a host of other crypto-currency gurus we look into the internet crypto-cash cache phenomenon and why it is getting traction in cyberspace.



Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Marie Le Pen and the battle for the election booth

Trolling the web: Is Vladimir Putin the anti-social media for the world’s elections. Intelligence agencies from around the world are warning that the Russians have become adept at perception management. Fi’s experts warn that the Russian Government is developing sophisticated information warfare techniques in a bid to promote Russian interests. Faced by a declining economy that is currently the same size as Spain’s, Russian is falling back on cyber techniques and information warfare to punch above its weight on the world stage, why use military might to achieve regime change when you can use social media?

Fi’s PassW0rd radio programme looks into the Russian’s use of the internet to promote a whole new battle for hearts and minds and asks who can you really trust in the new world of fake news and strident assertion.




The 1930s film Metropolis

Should we rein AI in? Future Intelligence’s PassW0rd programme on Resonance FM asks leading authors and experts whether we should introduce curbs on AI technology and whether it represents a threat to humanity. Future Intelligence has campaigned on the issue of controls on technology since 1997 and actively promoted awareness of the issue with Professor Bill O’Riordan, the former chief scientist of ICL-Fujitsu now Fujitsu. On May 27th, 2017, the Fi Conference Artificial Intelligence – Living and working in an AI world pushed the issue centre stage. Researchers from the House of Lords AI attended our one day conference and as a result, according to Luke Hussey, Clerk to the Select Committee on AI, the House of Lords decided to produce another report AI in the UK: ready willing and able?

Fi provided detailed written evidence to the Lords report.



Peter Warren

PassWord presenter Peter Warren

The PassW0rd radio show is produced by Blue Buffery and Jane Whyatt, an award-winning radio producer who has made programmes for the BBC and commercial networks, and presented by Peter Warren, an award-winning investigative journalist who has worked for BBC2 and the Sunday Times Insight team.

The reporter is Charlotte Rowntree and Charlie O’Brien is the guest presenter for the PassWord:Mum show. To hear PassW0rd with Peter Warren tune in to London’s Resonance 104.4FM or listen online at at 17:30 GMT on the second Wednesday of every month.

If you would like us to review your new products or software, or cover your events, or reveal information in the public interest please get in touch. We protect our sources and respect your right to remain anonymous.

Copies of appearances on the programme are available for use for marketing purposes, price on request by emailing

To download copies of the weekly podcasts made by the PassW0rd team please sign up as a member of the Fi website.