UnHerd columnist Giles Fraser talks to distinguished guests about how their beliefs shape who they are.
Michael Ignatieff's Confessions — Liberalism, populism and multiculturalism
Giles chats to the former leader of the Canadian Liberal Party and now rector of the Central European University, Michael Ignatieff, about how his family went from Russian nobles to Canadian refugees, why the Brexit debate was good for the UK's democracy and what threat populism poses to liberalism.
Jonathan Aitken's Confessions — Parliament, prison and prayer
Giles chats to former MP and convict and now ordained chaplin, Jonathan Aitken, about the importance of diversity in politics, the power of forgiveness and how a tweet led him to become ordained.
Nicky Gumbel's Confessions — Family, faith and finding God
In a Good Friday special, Giles chats to Anglican priest and pioneer of the Alpha Course Nicky Gumbel about the moment he changed from atheist to a Christian, why his father never talked about his being Jewish and doubting God after tragically losing his best friend.
Mervyn King's Confessions — Crises, capital and coronavirus
Giles talks to former Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King about why economists don't understand human nature, what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the mistake both sides made in the Brexit referendum.
Johnathan Sacks's Confessions — Capitalism, community and covenant
Giles talks to former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks about the power of community, antisemitism in the 21st century and the 72-hour bus journey across America that changed his life.
Richard Layard's Confessions — History, happiness and mental health
In a 'Blue Monday' special, Giles talks to economist and happiness expert Richard Layard about his journey from the humanities to science, why individualism is making us depressed and how we can be more happy.
Balanced and worth listening to
Giles Fraser’s style is sympathetic, considered and measured. It therefore becomes easy to listen to Fraser, even if you disagree with him (and on many things, I do). There is none of the now familiar shrill moral outrage of the left.
Great guests, good interviews and thoughtful tolerance makes this a great podcast.
My favourite podcast by far.
awfully loud these “sILenCeD” rightwingers
lunacy, your brain will thank you if you never speak of this again