Hello, my name is Adam Stoner.
I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio and podcast, digital and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since. There, I produce podcasts The Week Junior Show and Activity Quest (previously Stuck at Home) and look after over 80 more.
I also freelance and have worked with clients such as RadioDNS, Digital Radio UK, and Clearwater Hampers. If you'd like to hire me to work on your project, get in touch using the contact details below.
I'm interested in design, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I'm discovering more about the things that help make life more simple, safe, and private. When I need to deepen my understanding of something, I tend to break it down to a single problem and design either a product or a digital tool to investigate that problem. In the past, I’ve made both a physical and digital clock with a single hand that takes 365 days to complete a revolution, a tool that destroys tweets on a rolling basis, and more.
Social and environmental justice are a couple of my core principles which is why I take a tough stance on advertising and sponsored content and why I've chosen to host this very website with the not-for-profit, can't-be-sold, open-source product built by the Ghost Foundation, Ghost(Pro). I find the ongoing assault against privacy an affront which is why I've taken a stand and made this website without any kind of tracking beacons or social media icons that send your data back to tech-oligopolies with only de-facto consent. It's also why I publicly and financially support tools that help grant individuals more privacy including zero-knowledge cloud storage and end-to-end encrypted messaging.
I've run social enterprise initiatives with these same values in mind, including a multi-award-winning cider co-operative. Profits went to support local projects including the University of Gloucestershire's Tone Radio – where I spent two years as Head of News and Head of Technical during university – and the All Golds rugby league team. In 2021, I pledged to donate 2% of my gross earnings to combatting climate change, doubling my commitment as a past member of 1% For The Planet.
In 2016, I wore a binaural microphone for three days and livestreamed everything it heard live online in an event I called #THROUGHMYEARS. Since then, my sound design work has been featured in the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum in Cheltenham and the Museum of Gloucester and #THROUGHMYEARS has been featured in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Forbes and the Daily Mirror.
On this website I write about a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential. You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to by becoming a member of this website and subscribing to my monthly email newsletter.
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