23 episodes

Best-selling author, rock star historian and world-renowned thinker Peter Frankopan introduces his podcast: I’ve Been Thinking...with Peter Frankopan.

Peter talks to experts, academics and thinkers about current affairs and cutting-edge research that often do not get covered in the mainstream media.

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Best-selling author, rock star historian and world-renowned thinker Peter Frankopan introduces his podcast: I’ve Been Thinking...with Peter Frankopan.

Peter talks to experts, academics and thinkers about current affairs and cutting-edge research that often do not get covered in the mainstream media.

    EP23: Parag Khanna on migration, future movements and predicting the reasons why

    EP23: Parag Khanna on migration, future movements and predicting the reasons why

    Migration is a topic at the top of many different agendas but why are people moving and what can we learn from history to map out possible futures? Peter discusses this and more with Parag Khanna, founder & managing partner of FutureMap, a data and scenario based strategic advisory firm.

    Parag's new book MOVE and past work can be found on his website - www.paragkhanna.com

    Keep up to date with Peter's latest news via www.peterfrankopan.com or on twitter - @peterfrankopan

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 42 min
    EP22: The environmental footprint of food choices with Sarah Briddle

    EP22: The environmental footprint of food choices with Sarah Briddle

    When we choose what we eat it can have a huge impact on our environmental footprint.

    Author Sarah Briddle has written one of the books of the year, Food and Climate Change Without the Hot Air: Change Your Diet: The Easiest way to Help Save the Planet, and within it she measures the choices we take and what they mean for the world around us.

    Well worth investigating more of Sarah's work via - www.sarahbridle.net/index.html

    Keep in touch with Peter on Twitter - @peterfrankopan

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 29 min
    EP21: Refugees, remittance and the potential for ideological change with Pennsylvania State University's Professor Joseph Wright

    EP21: Refugees, remittance and the potential for ideological change with Pennsylvania State University's Professor Joseph Wright

    Refugees and migrants take their path for many different reasons one of which is economic. How does the money they send back to their homes - remittance - change their families, communities and even governments? Outside of this how does their new cultural capital impact how they see the world around them and from where they travelled from?

    Pennsylvania State University's Joseph Wright, along with Abel Escribà-Folch and Covadonga Meseguer have written Migration and Democracy: How Remittances Undermine Dictatorships - available in the US right now and the UK early 2022 - to look at these questions and more.

    Peter and Joseph spoke over Zoom for this episode of I've Been Thinking.


    Professor Joseph Wright's bio at Pennsylvania State University including links to further reading - https://polisci.la.psu.edu/people/jgw12

    Peter's Oxford bio can be accessed here - https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-peter-frankopan#/

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 40 min
    EP20: James Bond - the real world of MI6, espionage and the fact in the fiction

    EP20: James Bond - the real world of MI6, espionage and the fact in the fiction

    The 25th Bond film is in cinemas now and in this episode of I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan he digs into the real life world of espionage, counter terrorism and the life of Bond creator Ian Flemming.

    First up Peter is in conversation with Sir David Omand. He was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, served on the Joint Intelligence Committee, Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, and before that Director of GCHQ. His recent book How Spies Think: Ten Lessons in Intelligence gives a real insight into information gathering.

    In part two we hear from Dr Robert Bartholomew about the mysteriousHavana Syndrome. Are Western embassies across the World being targeted by a new sonic weapon? He along with Dr Robert Baloh have written extensively on the subject.

    And to wrap this episode we speak to Andrew Lycett, author of an outstanding biography of Ian Flemming - the creator of the one and only 007.

    Should you wish, all of today's guests and there work can be found on the links below as well as the wider web...

    Sir David Omand - www.penguin.co.uk/authors/138288/david-omand.html
    Dr Robert Bartholomew - www.rebartholomew.com
    Andrew Lycett - www.andrewlycett.co.uk

    Peter can be found on Twitter via @peterfrankopan

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 35 min
    EP19: The economics of kidnapping with Professor Anja Shortland

    EP19: The economics of kidnapping with Professor Anja Shortland

    You've taken a hostage, but what are they worth? 97.5% of all hostages who are taken for ransom are returned but pricing is as important a factor as the negotiating.

    In this episode of I've Been Thinking Peter is in conversation with Professor Anja Shortland from King's College London on the economics of kidnapping and also the world of art theft where the usual rules of law and to an extent crime, don't apply.

    Do visit Professor Anja Shortland's page at King's College London with links to further papers and books - www.kcl.ac.uk/people/anja-shortland-1

    Keep up to date with Peter on Twitter - @peterfrankopan

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 35 min
    EP18: Alexei Navalny - A thorn in Putin's side, but is he Russia's great hope?

    EP18: Alexei Navalny - A thorn in Putin's side, but is he Russia's great hope?

    He's been the face of opposition politic in Russia for sometime but who is Alexei Navalny? What are his goals? What tools does he wield to achieve them? How do the Kremlin head him off?

    In order to answer those questions and more, Peter is joined by the authors and scholars behind Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? on this episode of I've Been Thinking - Ben Noble is Lecturer in Russian Politics at University College London, Jan Matti Dollbaum is a postdoctoral researcher at Bremen University, specialising in activism and civil society in Russia and Morvan Lallouet, a PhD candidate at the University of Kent, researching Navalny and the Russian opposition.

    You can buy Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future? in all good shops or direct from the publisher - www.hurstpublishers.com/book/navalny

    All of this episodes contributors can be found via their websites;
    Ben Noble - www.ben-noble.com
    Jan Matti Dollbaum - www.janmatti.dollbaum.de
    Morvan Lallouet - www.mlallouet.com

    More from Peter on Twitter - @peterfrankopan

    Produced, edited and mixed by @producerneil

    • 46 min

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Insightful and diverse

Peter explores absolutely fascinating insights into our past present and future. He is a gentle and excellent host/interviewer. Every episode has taken me to unexpected and engaging places.
Thank you so much for the thoughts and discussions you provoke

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