About


Howard Burton is a passionate advocate for using modern technology to explore a wide range of fascinating topics in an engaging and fully accessible way. Howard launched Ideas Roadshow in 2012.

Over the years Ideas Roadshow has produced 120 books, over 1,000 videos and 4 separate award-winning institutional databases, while our unique mix of “edutainment” has led Ideas Roadshow to become a highly recognized resource in the world of in-flight entertainment. 

In 2021, anxious to harness his digital media skills refined through Ideas Roadshow towards the creation of a spectrum of new ideas-driven films, Howard launched Ideas On Film.  In the summer of 2021, Ideas Roadshow converted to a podcast format through a partnership with the New Books Network, reformatting all its previous content as podcasts while producing new podcasts on a weekly basis.

Howard has written four books (visit his personal website for more details), was the founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and holds a PhD in physics and an MA in philosophy.