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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

    Benjamin Bratton on why Covid should change the way we think and on why he hates Ted talks

    Benjamin Bratton on why Covid should change the way we think and on why he hates Ted talks

    Benjamin Bratton is a sociologist, design theorist and author. He perhaps is most known for his TED talk, 'What's wrong with TED Talks?'

    Benjamin talks to Krishnan about 'that' Ted talk, why he thinks we need a new language and why he thinks universal collaboration is of utmost importance.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 29 min
    Jools Holland on his old friend the piano, his dancing dog and inventing punk piano

    Jools Holland on his old friend the piano, his dancing dog and inventing punk piano

    Jools Holland is a world-renowned musician, composer, broadcaster, band leader and host of Later with Jools Holland and the Hootenanny.

    He tells Krishnan all about how the piano changed his life, sparking a lifelong love affair with music and tells him about how his dancing dog inspired a track on his new album.

    Producer: Nina Hodgson

    Credit for Clips: East West Records

    • 35 min
    Nish Kumar on political comedy, mental health and leaving The Mash Report

    Nish Kumar on political comedy, mental health and leaving The Mash Report

    Comedian Nish Kumar is best known for his five years at the helm of BBC Two's The Mash Report.

    The show was cancelled by the BBC earlier this year and moved to Dave under a new name - Late Night Mash.

    But in an act of "self-cancellation", Kumar stepped down as its host and is touring with his new show, Control, in 2022.

    He speaks to Krishnan about leaving The Mash Report, seeking professional help for his mental health and sexism in comedy.

    Producer: Faye White

    • 34 min
    Steven Pinker on rationality during an epidemic of unreason, teaching tools of reason and debating an irrational people

    Steven Pinker on rationality during an epidemic of unreason, teaching tools of reason and debating an irrational people

    Steven Pinker, an experimental cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at Harvard. He has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world today. 

    He joins Krishnan to discuss his new book, ‘Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems scarce, Why It Matters’ which is billed as a user's guide to rationality during an epidemic of unreason.

    Producer: Nina Hodgson

    • 39 min
    Yuval Noah Harari on the origins of racism, the future of Israel and the dangers of AI

    Yuval Noah Harari on the origins of racism, the future of Israel and the dangers of AI

    Yuval Noah Harari is one of the world's most famous public intellectuals, historians and writers. He is probably most famous for his book 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'.

    Yuval talks to Krishnan about where racism comes from, what the recipe for a dictatorship is and why we should be very careful about how we used artificial intelligence. 

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 39 min
    Shon Faye on the liberation of transgender people, the problems with the trans ‘debate’ and choosing to save her own life

    Shon Faye on the liberation of transgender people, the problems with the trans ‘debate’ and choosing to save her own life

    Shon Faye is a writer, comedian and podcaster who had an instant Sunday Times Bestseller with her debut book The Transgender Issue - An Argument for Justice, making her the first trans person to be a bestseller since 1974.

    She talks to Krishnan about how the liberation of Trans people would benefit everyone in society, the problems with the ‘debate’ about Trans people in the media and how transitioning saved her life.

    • 41 min

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