35 episodes

The world is changing, and so is the way we’re influenced. Who is exposing the widespread problems in media and advertising? How is racial discourse pushing brands to do better? And which organizations are leading the way with responsible, fresh visions?
The industry today faces both financial and moral challenges that are shaking up the way advertising is done. Fake news, a global pandemic, racial injustice, questionable ethics—the problems are deep and long-lasting. And they’re the kind of challenges we take on in season three of Influence, a podcast by WeTransfer.
While seasons one and two covered all things advertising, from how it shapes our world today to the changemakers challenging the status quo, season three casts a wider net to look at how easily we’re influenced in 2021.
Hosted by Damian Bradfield, co-founder and CCO at WeTransfer, we speak to experts like Brittany Kaiser, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Noreena Hertz, and Justin Willman about why we make the choices we do and the forces that sway those decisions. As well as shining a light on the companies, technologies, and leaders who’ve decided to use their influence responsibly—and the ones who haven’t...


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The world is changing, and so is the way we’re influenced. Who is exposing the widespread problems in media and advertising? How is racial discourse pushing brands to do better? And which organizations are leading the way with responsible, fresh visions?
The industry today faces both financial and moral challenges that are shaking up the way advertising is done. Fake news, a global pandemic, racial injustice, questionable ethics—the problems are deep and long-lasting. And they’re the kind of challenges we take on in season three of Influence, a podcast by WeTransfer.
While seasons one and two covered all things advertising, from how it shapes our world today to the changemakers challenging the status quo, season three casts a wider net to look at how easily we’re influenced in 2021.
Hosted by Damian Bradfield, co-founder and CCO at WeTransfer, we speak to experts like Brittany Kaiser, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Noreena Hertz, and Justin Willman about why we make the choices we do and the forces that sway those decisions. As well as shining a light on the companies, technologies, and leaders who’ve decided to use their influence responsibly—and the ones who haven’t...


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    Isha Datar on Feeding the World with Lab-Grown Meat

    Isha Datar on Feeding the World with Lab-Grown Meat

    Isha Datar is on a mission to change the way we eat. On this episode, she shares what she's learned from more than a decade at the forefront of "cellular agriculture," a term she coined. She talks about how lab-grown meat could not only reshape and reimagine the future of food, but also how it could dramatically scale back farming's environmental impact.
    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 29 min
    Cyrill Gutsch on Harnessing Creativity to Tackle Ocean Plastic

    Cyrill Gutsch on Harnessing Creativity to Tackle Ocean Plastic

    Damian interviews the founder of Parley for the Oceans Cyrill Gutsch about his journey from product designer to environmental leader. Focusing on plastic, Cyrill talks about using art to inspire action, upcycling plastic collected from the ocean, and pioneering new materials that are better for the earth. But his vision is bigger than that. Cyrill has found a way to capture our attention, and by bringing ocean plastic to the forefront, has given us a path to a better future,
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    • 30 min
    Dan Keeling on How Culture and Curation Matter for the Future of Wine

    Dan Keeling on How Culture and Curation Matter for the Future of Wine

    In this episode, Damian talks wine with Dan Keeling, the co-founder and editor of the bright, funny, and boisterous Noble Rot Magazine, and the co-founder of the Noble Rot restaurants in London. Dan talks about leaving his plum position in the music industry—one he earned after discovering acts like Coldplay and Lily Allen (maybe you've heard of them)—to make a magazine about wine. In this conversation, Dan talks about how sharing his enthusiasm for wine is rapidly changing the culture of it.
    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 31 min
    Xiaowei Wang on What Rural China Teaches Us About Technology

    Xiaowei Wang on What Rural China Teaches Us About Technology

    In this episode, Damian talks with the artist, writer, and coder Xiaowei Wang about their surprising findings about modern technology from their travels in rural China. Expanding on their book, Blockchain Chicken Farm, Wang shares models for decolonizing tech, challenges our ideas about rural vs urban innovation, and calls for a more expansive vision for global advancement (instead of a tech silver bullet).
    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.


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    • 39 min
    Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin on Challenging the Status Quo

    Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin on Challenging the Status Quo

    When Rose Hudson-Wilkin was first called to church ministry as a child, the Church of England did not allow women to be priests. But being told what she could and couldn’t do didn’t deter her then, and it doesn’t deter her now. On this episode, Bishop Rose speaks to Damian about her journey from growing up in Jamaica to becoming a bishop in the Church of England—the first Black woman allowed the position. She talks about using her role to challenge discrimination, stand up for the vulnerable, and reaffirm the power of community.
    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 27 min
    Martha Lane Fox on Responsible Tech, Social Justice, and the House of Lords

    Martha Lane Fox on Responsible Tech, Social Justice, and the House of Lords

    In this episode, Damian talks to responsible tech evangelist (and WeTransfer Board Chair) Martha Lane Fox. As a Crossbench Peer in the United Kingdom House of Lords, a board member of Twitter and Chanel, and an early startup success, Martha has a unique voice in some of the most influential rooms on the planet. In this conversation, she talks about bringing a European perspective to Twitter, how video conferencing has made it easier to speak up in the House of Lords, and how she uses her many positions for good.
    Influence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume.

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    • 31 min

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