Latest Stories from Elliot
Is The Wheel of Time Sexist? – Review
And we're back in Randland! And this time Elliot is talking about a topic that stalks the series in every forum and comment section... Is The Wheel of Time sexist? Diving into both sides of the argument, Elliot discusses the ways in which the TV show should address the criticism to make sure it's a positive force for promoting equality. Lastly he takes a wider look at the issues...
Thred Daily – The real reason Apple isn’t including a charger with the iPhone 12
With Apple claiming it's decision not to include a charger or headphones with the new iPhone 12 is down to 'helping' the planet, Charlie decided to take a deeper dive into the situation, "thred style". Whilst we're all for tech companies doing their bit to address the climate crisis, the ever growing e-waste problem demands more action than just removing items from a box. Be sure to comment and share...
Thred Daily – Post-Isolation Weight-Loss – from mocking memes to toxic marketing
Sofia talks us through how diet companies are using post-isolation weight-loss to advertise their products, and why this toxic marketing method could be doing more harm than good. Now that England is in a second lockdown, let's hope we can remember to put wellness and self-care above arbitrary beauty goals. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Daily – Minecraft is helping GenZ get political
In the build up to the 2020 election, we saw a lot of new initiatives encouraging GenZ to register to vote. With gaming becoming the biggest entertainment industry, it's perfectly primed to start getting young voters thinking politically. Elliot takes a look at how one of the biggest games of the last decade, Minecraft, has been encouraging first-time voters to help build the world they're going to be living...
Carving the world in 30 minutes
The boys in the office put their craft and geography skills to the test and try to carve the most accurate pumpkin globe in 30 minutes. In an attempt to distract them, Imogen has prepared a Halloween quiz on the spookiest subject of all... climate change! Please let us know in the comments how many questions you answered correctly. And as always be sure to share this video if you...
Thred Daily – Are mushroom coffins the future?
A Netherlands start-up has created a nifty new coffin called the ‘Living Cocoon’ that completely disintegrates within weeks, turning graveyards into brand new ecosystems. Charlie does his best to talk us through why this interesting innovation is so important for a sustainable future. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Daily – How does Greenland’s ice sheet impact the environment?
2019 was an incredibly bad year for those who hope to remain above sea level. Imogen clues us in on how climate change has transformed Greenland's ice sheet permanently. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Daily – The greenest way to listen to music
With vinyl sales overtaking CDs for the first time since the 1980s, Charlie looks into the environmental damage of its recent resurgence. If you thought your music carbon footprint was guilt-free streaming on Spotify, this video may surprise you. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).
Thred Talk – Meat alternatives | Lasagna taste test
Elliot and Imogen accomplish their life-long dream of cooking lasagna in the office. The excuse they used to get it past the pitching process is making a video to raise some awareness about the meat production industry and agricultural crisis the planet is currently facing. The rest of the team is roped into a blind taste test to find out if soy based protein is a believable substitute for...
Thred Daily – Is fashion racist?
Fashion makes huge profits from the work of Black people, yet racism is at the heart of the industry. As brands make long overdue plans of diversification, Sofia looks into what else is being done to tackle such a deeply rooted issue. Be sure to comment and share this video if you want to see more like it (you’re basically our boss).