23 March 2022 - In this special International Women's Day episode of the Clinker Factor podcast, Ian Riley talks to three women breaking the bias in the concrete industry - Nicole Campbell (Yorkton Concrete/Concrete Saskatchewan), Chen Yu (China Concrete Products Association) and Alana Guzzetta (US Concrete) - about their work, their experiences and their messages for women and girls looking to start a career in concrete. 

16 February 2022 - In this episode, Ryan Cialdella of Ozinga, USA, talks to Ian Riley all things low carbon concrete - from prices, using new products for projects, interest in blended products, supply chain cooperation, and challenges present and future for the industry.

10 December 2021 - In this special episode, Ian Riley and Manon Burbidge reflect on their time at COP26, discussing the outcomes of the conference, and what the cement and concrete industry can learn, including setting targets to 2030, adaptation and resilience, finance, climate justice and the need for deep collaboration.

5 November 2021 - In this episode, Ian talks to Herb Burton of US Concrete, on everything low carbon concrete, including appetite for the product, need for investment, standardisation, the role of the cement sector and transparency. They discuss the need for getting all stakeholders together in a room for participation in the process of changing mindsets towards low carbon concrete, how crucial transparency and measurement standardisation is and how we can make it cost effective for decarbonising the cement industry at scale and at pace. 

17 September 2021 - Ian Riley talks to Liran Akavia, COO of Seebo, about how AI can improve efficiency and lower carbon emissions in the cement industry. The discussion takes us from what process-based AI is, the benefits it can have for the industry's decarbonisation efforts, how to implement it and what producers could gain in terms of better quality, better profitability and better efficiency.

18 August 2021 - In this episode, Ian talks to Dr Paula Carey, a Founding Director of Carbon8 Systems. Carbon8 Systems has created a technology which uses mineralisation and carbonation to treat industrial residues such as cement bypass dust, using CO2 captured directly from flue gas, to produce a lightweight aggregate product. Ian and Paula discuss the science behind this process, the increasing applications and relevance of the technology to the cement industry, and how it can help concrete to become carbon negative.