Mallen Baker has worn many hats, but has always been looking for pragmatic and effective ways to make the world better. He is best known for his work with corporate social responsibility, but also has a sustainable food blog, a digital design and social media business, and a former life in campaigning and politics. In this show, he speaks to successful change makers in all walks of life and finds out what makes them tick, and how you can learn their lessons to help make a positive difference to the world.
Still leading the free world?
Joe Biden goes out to tell the world and Vladimir Putin particularly that he’s not Donald Trump. The UK pushes back the opening from lockdown by a month creating significant backlash. And the world tests out my theory that green politicians can’t sell radical policies to the electorate.
Biden gives UK a Brexit kicking
The US delivers a formal rebuke to the UK normally reserved for enemies not allies, falling vaccination rates mean the US is unlikely to meet its target for independence day. And is the UK betraying the poor by cutting back on its foreign aid?
The UK government wreaks havoc with yet more sudden changes on Covid policy. Dr Anthony Fauci’s emails become the latest topic of furious partisan battles in the US. And China’s Ji Xinping decides the country needs to be more loveable
Return of the Leaky Lab
The mainstream focus has turned to seriously consider the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis. The UK prime ministers’s former number one aide Dominic Cummings unleashes a massive attack on the government’s competence in the face of the pandemic. And oil company Shell is told by a court that it has to cut its emissions nearly in half within ten years.
The BBC in disgrace
The BBC faces its biggest scandal, over its own deceit that may have led to the death of Princess Diana, The latest Israel Palestine conflict may be at an end and few are really talking about why it happened. And the German Greens are in with a shot in the government elections, if they can win support for their shock radical proposal.
Hackers expose America’s weakness
A major American gas pipeline is taken out by hackers giving a taste of how the coming cold war is going to work. The CDC says that actually the vaccinated don’t have to wear masks after all, while Britons are worried about the new Indian variant. And Elon Musk pulls support from bitcoin based on its environmental footprint.
Informative perspectives and fantastically entertaining
One of my favorite podcasts for analysis of current events; cramped with stats and information the news forgotten to cover, satir and new perspectives to what is really happening in the world... and how we can make it a better one.