Inflight Enlightenment: Ideas That Travel Well

After Ideas Roadshow was featured in The Economist, we received numerous requests from major airlines to offer our seriously-entertaining programs as “inflight enlightenment”. Since then our content has been on board with British Airways, Emirates, Virgin Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Cathay Pacific, and many more airlines.


NOW AVAILABLE: A captivating 4-part docuseries examining the remarkable impact of chess on culture, art, science, and sport. These films will take the viewer on an exhilarating journey across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, the nature of competitiveness, AI, psychology, game theory, chess variants, art, literature, gender issues, education, social empowerment, prison reform, and much more to comprehensively address the question of what makes the game so unique.

The films offer an experience of cinematic storytelling at its best with an engaging narrative and exciting visuals.

More details on the Films page. Use the contact form for licensing inquiries.


Coming soon–> NOTABLE LIVES: an extensive series of narrative films about the fascinating lives and accomplishments of leading artists from The Renaissance, including Raphael, Botticelli, Galileo, Gentileschi, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Sofonisba, Vasari, and many more.


Choose from an award-winning catalogue of fresh and unique content featuring the world’s most creative thinkers on a wide range of fascinating topics from psychology to history, from neuroscience to astronomy, from linguistics to marine biology, from sign language to violinmaking, from philosophy to coral reefs, and more. Formats: videos in different lengths, documentaries, podcasts, and electronic books. Please use the contact form to request a catalogue and screening access.


Exercise That Brain: “…Often academics, they seem to enjoy the talks as much as Mr Burton: indeed both sides evince an enthusiasm for the subject under discussion that the watcher can’t help but warm to.”

Ideas Roadshow Branches into Podcasts, Creates Documentary Tackling COVID-19 (July 2021)
“… prioritize content that informs and engages

Why Documentary Content Is In Demand Right Now (Februray 2021)
“… experience first-hand the passion, dedication and joy of those making a wide range of intriguing discoveries.

Inflight Enlightenment: Airlines Bring Enriching Entertainment On Board (2016)
“… reviving “the art of conversation,” keeping interviews natural and informal, avoiding hyped promotional speak or difficult to grasp jargonputting some food for thought on the IFE menu could prove the perfect complement.”

Flight Chic: From Popcorn to Brain Food, Airlines Enrich In-Flight Entertainment (2016)
“… adding some intellectual nutrition to the IFE menu is a smart idea.

Ideas Roadshow, digEcor take inflight conversation to new heights (2016)
… intimate, one-on-one filmed conversations between host Howard Burton and some of the most well-informed people on the planet.” 

Alternative Infotainment Makes Inflight Play for Airlines, Passengers (2015)
“… Ideas Roadshow’s unique, ideas-based content is definitely stretching the boundaries of what IFE can be in the digital age.”