Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a man on a mission. For the past ten years he has been trying to change the way people think about clouds. The final episode of season one looks at a group of 40,000 people who are fighting the tyranny of so-called blue sky thinking.
How doing nothing in a time of trouble can save the day. In this episode we look at what football goalkeepers are doing wrong, decision making psychology and economics to explore the option most people don't even consider-not doing anything.
The artist Ignacio Uriarte was stuck at a dead-end office job. Until one day he started to experiment with this concept-doing office work but without the actual work. Episode two looks at art, office life and the freedom of zoning out.
We keep using that word, productivity. Maybe it doesn't mean what we think it means. In the first episode of season one writer Steven Poole looks at how the productivity obsession took over and why it's making people do bizarre and pointless things.