TTTMU logo.jpg


The Things That Make Us is a podcast about people and the objects that have shaped them.

Each week, a guest is invited to pick 5 things that have inspired, delighted, provoked or influenced them, and then talk about these items ‘on tape’ at a time and place of their choosing - ideally with as many of the things present as possible.

The show was devised and created by Zoe Laughlin, Director of the Institute of Making, in 2016 and is an ongoing project. 

All episodes of The Things That Make Us are available on iTunes and Soundcloud. If you enjoy the show, please share it to help it reach new audiences and subscribe, so not to miss the next instalment!


Please get in touch via Twitter @ThingsMakeUs or email Zoe via the contact page on her website here (