Little Atoms

Little Atoms is our award-winning magazine, online platform and podcast that for a decade has been a platform for leading writers from Brian Cox to Christopher Hitchens, Alain de Botton to Sarah Churchwell.

Online launched in January 2015 with a mission to bring intelligent, insightful and unusual stories to a wide audience. In two years, the site has featured leading writers including Samira Ahmed, Ece Temelkuran, Natalia Antonova, JP O’Malley and James Bloodworth, covering stories from the exploitation of Ireland’s Magdalene women by the global toy industry to Russia’s role in the rise of “fake news”.

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Little Atoms was one of the UK’s first podcasts, launching on 2005. Over the years, the programme has featured some of the world’s leading writers and thinkers, from Noam Chomsky to Hanya Yanagihara. Little Atoms is the official podcast of the Wellcome Book Prize. In 2015, the programme was shortlisted for the inaugural online radio awards.

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Little Atoms magazine launched in November 2015. Since then, the magazine has featured interviews and essays from the likes of Francis Spufford, Nick Cohen, Suzanne Moore, Fergal Keane, Molly Crabapple, Iona Craig and many more. The magazine won a Creativepool publishing award for its design in 2016, and was shortlisted for the Stack Awards Launch of the Year.

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Little Atoms Team



Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director

Padraig Reidy is a writer, editor and campaigner who was worked across a range of media.

Padraig has written for publications from the Sun to the New Statesman, as well as ghostwriting for leading figures in the worlds of media, human rights and advocacy. His career in campaigning started at New Humanist magazine, where he was deputy editor, before moving on to become senior writer at Index on Censorship and then editorial director at 89up, where he oversees all our published output as well as editing Little Atoms, our acclaimed podcast, website and magazine.

“Everything I do is about helping ideas get the attention they deserve - whether that’s a fresh way of thinking about politics, a great scientific advance, a valued principle to be upheld, or an important piece of art. We’re here to celebrate and spotlight the people who do good.”

Padraig Reidy
Editorial Director



Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor

Neil Denny is the editor the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast, in which capacity he has interviewed hundreds of people from astronauts to zoologists/

Little Atoms has been broadcasting interviews with leading writers from the worlds of science and the arts for 10 years.


Neil Denny
Broadcast Editor
89up to event manage RSF Press Freedom Awards 2018

89up is delighted to announce we will be the event managers for the Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders) Press Freedom Awards 2018 in London.

The ceremony will champion the cause of journalists who continue to speak to truth to power in some of the most politically-volatile and dangerous environments around the world.

89up appointed PR consultant to Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme

FIDH - Fédération internationale des ligues des droits de l'homme has instructed 89up as it's PR consultant for a human rights campaign in early 2018. FIDH was founded in 1922, and is the second oldest international human rights organisation worldwide bringing together 184 member organisations in over 100 countries.

89up's CEO, Mike Harris was delighted with the appointment and stated, "it is important, now more than ever, that we work with international human rights organisations to amplify the issues that drive injustices around the world."

Report to detail Kremlin interference in 2016 EU referendum

The first part of 89up's report - Putin’s Brexit? The influence of Kremlin media & bots during the 2016 UK EU referendum - has been reported in The Observer

Part two of 89up's report has been published in The Times.

89up working with Doteveryone to fight for a fairer internet

Doteveryone was founded by Martha Lane Fox in 2015, and is a London-based think tank staffed by researchers, designers, technologists, and makers.

89up will be PR consultants to the Doteveryone team helping them tell the story of how technology is changing society, building proofs of concept to show how technology could be better for all, and provoking and delivering mainstream change.

89up Web Team appointed for London Design Festival

89up has been appointed by the London Design Festival to provide design and CMS web services for their online platforms. The Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world and will be returning to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.

The Royal Institution appoints 89up for Christmas Lectures

The Royal Institution has awarded 89up the PR contract for it's annual Christmas Lectures which were first broadcast on television in 1936. Many world-famous scientists and science communicators have given the lectures since then, including Carl Sagan, David Attenborough, George Porter and Richard Dawkins.

89up will provide a PR and social media consultancy for 2017's lecture: The language of life by Professor Sophie Scott

89up working with international justice charity Fair Trials

International criminal justice organisation, Fair Trials has appointed 89up as its communication agency. The charity has offices in London, Brussels and Washington, D.C. and helps people facing criminal charges all over the world to protect the basic right to a fair trial and campaigns for fairer criminal justice systems.

89up’s team is delighted to be involved in assisting Fair Trials into a new exciting phase of the organisation’s work with a global social and PR strategy to engage new audiences.