UnHerd columnist Giles Fraser talks to distinguished guests about how their beliefs shape who they are.
Michael Ignatieff's Confessions — Liberalism, populism and multiculturalism
Giles chats to the former leader of the Canadian Liberal Party and now rector of the Central European University, Michael Ignatieff, about how his family went from Russian nobles to Canadian refugees, why the Brexit debate was good for the UK's democracy and what threat populism poses to liberalism.
Jonathan Aitken's Confessions — Parliament, prison and prayer
Giles chats to former MP and convict and now ordained chaplin, Jonathan Aitken, about the importance of diversity in politics, the power of forgiveness and how a tweet led him to become ordained.
Nicky Gumbel's Confessions — Family, faith and finding God
In a Good Friday special, Giles chats to Anglican priest and pioneer of the Alpha Course Nicky Gumbel about the moment he changed from atheist to a Christian, why his father never talked about his being Jewish and doubting God after tragically losing his best friend.
Mervyn King's Confessions — Crises, capital and coronavirus
Giles talks to former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King about why economists don't understand human nature, what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the mistake both sides made in the Brexit referendum.
Johnathan Sacks's Confessions — Capitalism, community and covenant
Giles talks to former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks about the power of community, antisemitism in the 21st century and the 72-hour bus journey across America that changed his life.
Richard Layard's Confessions — History, happiness and mental health
In a 'Blue Monday' special, Giles talks to economist and happiness expert Richard Layard about his journey from the humanities to science, why individualism is making us depressed and how we can be more happy.
Sensitive and sparkling conversations
Giles Fraser always impresses me when he appears as a panellist on the BBC’s moral maze program. In this one-to-one conversational program he reveals a very thoughtful and insightful ability to engage in meaningful conversation with his guests. It really is well worth a listen and I have been delighted by every episode I have listened to. Thank you Giles.