Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who is Howard Burton, the host and driving force behind Ideas Roadshow?
  2. Licensing
  3. What do I get with my institutional subscription?
  4. How do we get full institutional access to videos, audio and eBooks?
  5. Are the videos closed captioned?
  6. How much does a licence cost?
  7. Are all of our current issues available to be licensed to institutions?
  8. Where do I find information about a subscription for the individual consumer?

Howard Burton is the Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. He holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. He has always been very interested in both ideas and in finding ways to make complicated ideas accessible to a whole range of different people. He is an insatiably curious person who travels around the world in search of extraordinary people to use the power of conversation to explore their ideas and to get them to share their deepest insights in a way that is engaging, accessible and often motivational.

We have been licensing our videos, eBooks, and audio-files directly to academic and public libraries, high schools, government institutions, and airlines. We'd be pleased to hear from other institutions interested in licensing our materials.

If you are interested in licensing our content please contact Irena or Taylor.

We produced 24 issues in our first season in 2013 and are on track to produce an additional 48 separate issues in 2014.

Each issue contains the following:

I. a full-length video (app. one hour in length), broken into chapters for easy consumption and reference.

II. an eBook, which consists of an introductory essay, an unabridged transcript of the conversation (broken into chapters as well), a brief bio of the guest, and a full list of references and links indexed to the chapter to further explore the ideas.

III. an audio file of the conversation.

Upon signing a licensing agreement, we will establish an institutional IP range so that all members of your university or institution can have access to all of the agreed-upon content via streaming video and downloadable eBooks and audio.

Yes. All the videos are closed captioned in English. To access this feature, simply click on the CC button at the bottom of each video.

Our institutional licences provide a low-cost, high-impact way to supplement or build your digital library collection. To discuss various options, please contact Irena or Taylor.

Universities and other higher-education institutions have access to all of our current catalogue, with the exception of the ten videos co-produced with SAGE (explicitly indicated in the Abstract). Licenses to public libraries, high-school libraries, government, corporate and other institutions outside of the higher-education market enable access to all of our issues.

Please click on our subscribe page and follow the steps. For the individual who subscribes to Ideas Roadshow, we offer full access, on a per annum basis, to our existing catalogue plus all new issues as they are released. In addition to our current secure service (Stripe), we will shortly be implementing a PayPal mechanism for private consumers.