43 episodes

Influence is a show about…influence (surprise!) Join Damian Bradfield as he explores who has it, who wants it, and most importantly, how to use it for good.
This season, we are going back to our roots and zooming in on the influential voices shaping culture and creativity today. Damian goes down some unexpected avenues with a host of brilliant minds as he discusses what makes great art, the thrill of taking a risk, and the social good that can come from following your passions. This show is 100% for you if you can’t read or simply like listening. Our producer Rachel works wonders to make Damian sound half interesting and sometimes adds a jingle (budget allowing). Damian was voted as one of the world's favourite faces for podcasts in 2021 and has also written a book called the Trust Manifesto that all his family bought but haven’t yet read.

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Influence with Damian Bradfield Damian Bradfield

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

Influence is a show about…influence (surprise!) Join Damian Bradfield as he explores who has it, who wants it, and most importantly, how to use it for good.
This season, we are going back to our roots and zooming in on the influential voices shaping culture and creativity today. Damian goes down some unexpected avenues with a host of brilliant minds as he discusses what makes great art, the thrill of taking a risk, and the social good that can come from following your passions. This show is 100% for you if you can’t read or simply like listening. Our producer Rachel works wonders to make Damian sound half interesting and sometimes adds a jingle (budget allowing). Damian was voted as one of the world's favourite faces for podcasts in 2021 and has also written a book called the Trust Manifesto that all his family bought but haven’t yet read.

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    Richard Russell on the Power of Music

    Richard Russell on the Power of Music

    In the final episode of season 4, Richard Russell, the English record producer, musician, and owner of the record label XL Recordings, talks to Damian about what makes good music, how he built a different kind of record label, and how to work with the world’s biggest artists.
    He also argues that having only one strong skill can be an advantage—and help you do what you love—if you can build a strong team around you.
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    • 27 min
    Dame Stephanie Shirley on Innovation in Business

    Dame Stephanie Shirley on Innovation in Business

    In this episode, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH (the CH is for Companion of Honour) — a German-British software pioneer, businesswoman, and philanthropist — chats with Damian about making an entirely new kind of business for an untapped category of worker (women with household and caretaking responsibilities) before there was a model for either. And, as remote work proliferates now, she shares what she learned from designing a remote workforce 70 years ago. She also talks about prioritizing mental health, how to better support employees, and how she fought for a future that’s more fair.
    Dame Stephanie Shirley's great autobiography is called Let it Go: My Extraordinary Story.
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    • 25 min
    Wendy MacNaughton on Positive Social Change with Art

    Wendy MacNaughton on Positive Social Change with Art

    In this episode, the award-winning illustrator and founder of DrawTogether Wendy MacNaughton discusses the power of art. She talks about how her graphic journalism seeks to create policy and social change, how her work teaching kids to make art builds their confidence and creativity, and how drawing and sharing stories brings us closer together. Or, as Wendy says, “Pencils up! Everything is better when we draw together.”
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    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 35 min
    Thomas Heatherwick on Human-Centered Architecture

    Thomas Heatherwick on Human-Centered Architecture

    In this episode, Damian talks to the renowned English architect Thomas Heatherwick about collaboration, creativity, making spaces that last. Thomas’ approach to architecture is emotional, human, and visceral. His projects unfurl, sprout, and float, delighting and connecting the people they serve. From his limited edition Christmas cards to his dandelion-like UK Pavilion to Google’s brand new Bay View Campus in Mountain View, Thomas and his firm Heatherwick Studio redefine what’s possible.
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    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 28 min
    Russell Tovey on Art for Everyone

    Russell Tovey on Art for Everyone

    In this episode, the Years and Years actor Russell Tovey shares how he leaned into his love for art. He talks about how his passion grew into a well-loved and well-listened to podcast (Talk Art) and then a contemporary art book of the same name. Damian and Russell also discuss the elitism in the art world and what Russell is doing to make art accessible for everyone. Also: Russell introduces his upcoming documentary about British artist and poet David Robilliard (in partnership with WeTransfer).
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    • 38 min
    Harris Reed on The Business of Fluid Fashion

    Harris Reed on The Business of Fluid Fashion

    In this episode, Damian talks to the UK-based fashion designer Harris Reed about how his bold gender-fluid designs are expanding the possibilities for who can wear what. His clothes have been on the cover of Vogue, been featured at the Met Ball, and worn by Beyonce, Harry Styles, Adele, and Lizzo, to name a few. He talks about how being his authentic self not only guides his business but is changing the model for how one can succeed in fashion.
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    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.


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    • 30 min

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