Jonathan McCrea is a multi award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, who presents The Lie on TV3, The Science Squad on RTE and Futureproof on Newstalk 106-108fm. He is also the founder of Whipsmart Media, a science and technology communications company based in Dublin.
In 2012, Jonathan presented the critically acclaimed series The Science Squad for RTE 1, a 6-part TV series looking at cutting-edge science in Ireland. The second series aired in November of 2013 and the third series is currently in pre-production.
As part of his role as a science communicator, Jonathan has provided training and workshops for organisations such as The British Council, Science Foundation Irelands and Teagasc. He has also has fronted or produced a number of large public events for Enterprise Ireland, Sony Pictures, The Science Gallery, Electric Picnic, Adidas, and Famelab International to name a few.
Jonathan has written on science and technology for the Irish Times and the Irish Independent among other outlets and is the resident technology expert on George Hook’s prime-time programme on Newstalk, The Right Hook. Jonathan has been a columnist for Stellar Magazine, Confetti and wrote regularly for the Sunday Business Post on film.
He is currently writing two books, Where’s My Flying Car? and Say that Again: The Science of Powerful Communication.
About the show
Futureproof is Newstalk’s flagship science programme that has travelled the globe from from French Guiana to the Arctic Circle. It has been awarded the PPI National Radio Award for Best Specialist Speech Programme in 2012, won silver in 2013 and was also selected for the International Media Award. Jonathan also been nominated for an IFTA and won a PPI award and 4 nominations for The Spin, a daytime talk show he hosted until 2013 on Spin 1038.