This month we discuss all things with ‘RED PHONES’ and 911 in it! You can listen back to the episode here!

While we investigate the information flow from sender to receiver, we connect with the emergency line on this most unique Nelly Boum Show where you can all take a seat in mission control. Please avoid distractions and stay focused.

Did you know, the world record phone call was 46 hours, 12 minutes, 52 seconds, and 228 milliseconds? The champions name is Eric R. Brewster.

But also, did you know that the first written communication was in the form of marks and symbols – recorded more than 9,000 years ago? Or that- today, there are over 6,000 languages spoken in the world? where in Papua New Guinea alone- there are over 800 languages are spoken!

Believe it or not- but on average and by year, around 240 million 911 calls are made in the U.S alone… That averages out to over 600,000 calls per day….

This month, join us and meet the most communicative humans on this planet. Get answers and facts straight from the mouths of the comms experts.

This month, meet with:

– Emergency specialist, Regina Wilson, one of the first African American female firefighters in New York and the first woman elected president of the Vulcan Society.

– Riadh Ghemmour, an Algerian/Kabyle doctoral researcher in education. His research interests include decolonisation, critical theories in education and Indigenous methodologies.

– Franck Marchis, an astronomer and planetary scientist, best known for his discovery and characterization of multiple asteroids, he is the chief scientist of Unistellar, a unique compact telescope on route to revolution amateur astronomy.

– Moon Ribas, a Catalan avant-garde artist and cyborg activist best known for developing and implanting online seismic sensors in her feet. Moon is always connected to the earth.

– Rusty Hunt, Flight Director, LCROSS Lunar Impactor and LADEE Lunar Orbiter, NASA Ames Research Center.

– Halima Benzdira, Ph.D.candidate and associate lecturer of Linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research specialised in Intercultural Communication and (im)Politeness studies.

– Damian Bradfield, the Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of WeTransfer & WePresent.

– Ranjit Atwal, a freelance Marketing & Communications professional with 20 years’ experience across the cultural and creative industries

Production – Victoria Adams and Sitraka Rakotoniaina
Hosted by Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun- Stépanian