116 episodes

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.

Bridges to the Future The RSA

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    • 4.7 • 152 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 42 min
    What can anthropology teach us about the way we work?

    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.

    • 39 min
    Is it time to rethink how we educate our children?

    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.

    • 34 min
    Ece Temelkuran on the choices we make

    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.

    • 33 min
    Why we should all have a basic income

    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.

    • 35 min
    Is there life after the growth imperative?

    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.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Kalessin of Orwell ,

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.

JObK2 ,

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.

aep2884 ,

Stand out podcast

Fantastic

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