About us

"The great Little Atoms project. It was a true privilege." - Ian McEwan
“Brilliant brain-food” - Kenan Malik
"Personable and excellently informed" - The Observer
“Pamper your brain with books, ideas, the arts, politics and whatever else comes up ”  - Esquire
"There is nothing on the web as carefully considered and intelligently furious as Little Atoms" - The Guardian
“Excellent ideas and culture strand” - The Daily Telegraph


Little Atoms started life as a radio show on Resonance FM in 2005, broadcasting from a tiny, ramshackle studio above an Indian restaurant on London’s Denmark Street. From Day One, Little Atoms defined its duty as defending rationalism, science and free inquiry.

Over a decade, the radio show interviewed leading lights in science, literature, politics and arts.

In January 2015, Little Atoms launched its editorial website, and later that year, the Little Atoms magazine. Little Atoms continues to stand for reason and open debate. We like an elegant idea, clearly expressed.

The Little Atoms radio show is broadcast every Wednesday morning at 11am (London time) Resonance 104.4fm.

Contact us

Little Atoms has a global audience, keen to engage with new ideas via LittleAtoms.com, the Little Atoms podcast, Little Atoms magazine, and Little Atoms live events. If you’re interested in reaching our audience, request a media pack from partners@89up.org

Little Atoms is published by 89up Ltd.

Our contact address:

Little Atoms, c/o 89up Ltd

Unit 7 Acorn Production Centre, 103 - 105 Blundell Street, N7 9BN
+44 203-2-89-89-01


Gaby Charing


Padraig Reidy

Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny


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