Rob and Tom Sears
Rob and Tom’s creative partnership began in the 1980s when Tom (the younger brother) was born. Now, Rob is a bestselling writer and Tom is an illustrator. They’ve created everything from zoo exhibitions and ice cream van designs to books, sitcoms, newspaper cartoons and movie scripts.
The Biggest Footprint was created as an experiment to try to understand the species that they are a part of.
In this episode, they talk with Nikki Gamble about what we can learn from big numbers and why it’s important to maintain a sense of humour in the face of catastrophe!
There are eight billion of us humans. All breathing, eating, fidgeting and thinking deep thoughts. It’s an unimaginably large number.
Or is it? The mega human is the result of smooshing all the people in the world together into one spectacular giant (don’t try this at home). Even though the mega human is not the smartest of creatures, it is slowly beginning to understand the problems it has created for Planet Earth’s future…and how it might be able to fix them.
Making use of brain-bending stats and smoosh theory, The Biggest Footprint is a journey of self-discovery suitable for anyone and everyone identifying as human.