71 episodes

The RSA’s chief executive, 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

    • Politics
    • 4.7, 109 Ratings

The RSA’s chief executive, 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.

    Yascha Mounk

    Yascha Mounk

    Political scientist, Yascha Mounk, on why we need to listen to experts and value institutions now more than ever.

    • 30 min
    Matthew B. Crawford

    Matthew B. Crawford

    Described as 'one of the most influential thinkers of our time', philosopher and writer, Matthew Crawford, offers his unique take on our 'new reality'.

    • 27 min
    Hilary Cottam

    Hilary Cottam

    Author, innovator and change maker, Hilary Cottam, makes the case for a  social revolution, one which tells us a new story about where we are going. 

    • 29 min
    The Reflexive Age

    The Reflexive Age

    SPECIAL EDITION: Listen to Matthew Taylor's 2020 RSA Lecture: The Reflexive Age.

    • 39 min
    Nina Jankowicz

    Nina Jankowicz

    As the fight against the pandemic continues, how does the West win the information war against Russia? Nina Jankowicz is the Disinformation Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.

    • 24 min
    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres

    Christiana Figueres, who was instrumental in the Paris Climate Agreement, makes the case that now is the time to act on climate change.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

catford mum ,

Radical help

The episode I was waiting for with Hilary Cottam. Superb discussion!

MLuntley ,

Intelligent and excellent

I saw Matthew Taylor at the Wilderness Festival and of course he’s regularly on UK radio. His combination of knowledge, optimism and enthusiasm is infectious.

He brings those same qualities to this podcast bringing together informed guests who have something interesting to say.

Blue Diamond ,

From chaos comes order.

These are interesting and thought provoking podcasts. The question we really should be asking is ‘Are we asking the right questions?’.
As a technically capable species we have a long way to go to reach that which we aspire to be in full acceptance of our human condition. Narratives are not the territory, only simplifications or sketches of reality as we choose to see it. Seeing the totality of existence requires humility and forgiveness. Intellectual discourse can all too readily become a comparison of constructs or models rather than seeing the full complexity of existence - where all things are connected. So we have some way to go. But asking the right questions prompts better answers.

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