The Fe26 project podcasts entitled Materia Prima are a historical review of metalworking from prehistory to the present, mainly in the Hellenic-Mediterranean area.


Through twenty-minute stories, the importance of metals in the evolution of the human path is approached from the creation of cultural heritage, modern art and technique to the production of technological innovation. Archaeologists, mineralogists, researchers, anthropologists, ethnologists, social anthropologists all weave together the fabric of the mother of the arts.

The first twelve (12)  Podcasts of the Fe26 project will be centered around introductory topics and will have a duration of approximately twenty minutes. The first two are our introduction to you and the following ones are your introduction to various topics on metals.

Podcasts were chosen as a format because they facilitate the sharing of content, they are streamed  in the form of periodic episodes and take advantage of a new form of sharing. Podcasts are available to users on the internet as they are digital files and not radio waves, and unlike radio they last over time.


FUN FACT The first time the term “podcast” was mentioned was in 2004 in an article by Ben Hammersley in the Guardian and it is a derivative of Apple’s iPod (i: internet, pod: pod, pea shell) and broadcast. 

The title Materia Prima was chosen because the concept of raw material and in general the origin of the nature of materials fascinates us.

Materia Prima

The alchemists based the concept of basic material (Materia Prima) on Aristotle, who, however, never used it as a term. The theory of the creation of metals and their common origin from the four “elements,” which in turn came from one raw material, as developed in the sixth book of the “Meteorologicals,” led the alchemists to believe that they could turn metals into gold.

The recordings are mainly made with narration and dialogue between the presenters and the possible participation of guest speakers. They will be presented once or twice a month from January 2024 and weekly from September. The music of the beginning and end titles as well as part of the musical investment are created thanks to the generous donation of the orchestral work Circular Argument by Alexandros Livitsanos by him and MINOS-EMI. The recording will be done by the project implementation team in noise-reduced spaces and in the collaborating recording studio


Visual identity design and technical support: Andreas Laretzakis
Recording studio: Antonis Dellaportas GENESIS MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Sound processing, post production: Vangelis Karapetros, Alexandra Grypari (NOMO)
Editing of Texts: Nausica Diamantopoulos
Production Coordination: Alexandra Gryparis, Sofia Zisimou

Keyword suggestion: agency, key study...
Back to top