David Baker smiling at the camera behind a microphone in a radio studio

David Baker is a writer, broadcaster, coach and consultant.

He was the launch managing editor of Wired magazine in the UK, is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service and teaches at The School of Life in London and São Paulo.

He specialises in using simple language to bring complex topics to new audiences and has a particular interest in the future of work and the effect of technology on human beings. 

His work has appeared in many publications including Wired, the Financial Times, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Telegraph, Wallpaper and the Guardian.

David has reported on a revolutionary new way of growing sugar for BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme, written and presented episodes of Radio 4’s flagship documentary slot Analysis on the future of the internetthe values of Silicon Valley and gentrification, and reported from a mosquito factory in north-east Brazil for Radiolab in New York.

Most recently, he made an edition of Crossing Continents about how Israel’s ultraorthdox Jews are moving into high tech and an intimate and soul-searching documentary for Heart and Soul about LGBT Jews and Muslims fighting to stay within their faiths.

In 2013, he interned for two months at a dive shop in Mexico and qualified as a scuba divemaster. And he likes to swim in outdoor places, even in winter.