The RSA’s former Chief executive (2006 to 2021), Matthew Taylor, puts a range of experts and thinkers on the spot by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.
What governments should learn from putting astronauts on the moon
Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that governments around the world desperately need a new approach, one which injects the kind of vision, ambition and imagination that put astronauts on the moon.
What can anthropology teach us about the way we work?
Financial Times journalist Gillian Tett explains how anthropology can shed light on the way we behave in the workplace, identifying the hidden tribes within the office, and pinpointing which rituals are binding together a team.
Is it time to rethink how we educate our children?
After a challenging year for parents and pupils during the pandemic, is now the time to reimagine our education system? Cognitive scientist, Guy Claxton, believes so and lays out his plan for an education system fit for the 21st century.
Ece Temelkuran on the choices we make
What's the different between faith and hope? Should we choose dignity over pride? Matthew meets with Turkish author, Ece Temelkuran, to tackle the big questions around the choices we make.
Why we should all have a basic income
Matthew meets with one of the most prominent and influential advocates for UBI, Guy Standing, who explains why we need to adopt the policy of a basic income now more than ever.
Is there life after the growth imperative?
Is relentless economic growth the best way to measure human progress? Economist Tim Jackson dares us to imagine a world beyond capitalism.
Challenging but worthwhile
This is by some way the most serious of the podcasts that I listen to and sometimes it’s quite hard work. As another reviewer says, sometimes my mind wanders off and that’s usually because it’s analysing and trying to internalise one of the points made. Nevertheless it’s definitely worth persevering in order to get outside the echo chamber of social media and try to understand our world. Keep up the good work.
Too many white middle class men
Many very interesting episodes but too many white men guests. Gives a narrow perspective.
Surely there must be more women, people of colour and young people to speak to the topic Bridges to the future.
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