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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy Channel 4 News

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

    Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko on her work, how the war might end and Russian war tactics

    Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko on her work, how the war might end and Russian war tactics

    Lesia Vasylenko is a Ukrainian politician and human rights lawyer.
    Since the war in Ukraine began, we’ve spoken to her many times on Channel 4 News, but she joins Krishnan to talk about what it was like to have to send her children to another country when the war in Ukraine began. She also discusses her first impression of President Zelenskyy and how she believes this war might end.
    Produced by : Freya Pickford

    • 41 min
    Leila Mottley on writing her bestselling novel at 17, police brutality in America and the way the world treats Black girls

    Leila Mottley on writing her bestselling novel at 17, police brutality in America and the way the world treats Black girls

    Leila Mottley has only just turned 20 and she is already a New York Times Bestseller and the youngest person to make Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Her first book, which she started writing one month before her 17th birthday, has received rave reviews from critics.
    She joins Krishnan to talk about all the themes her novel, Nightcrawling, takes in; racism, sexism, poverty, injustice, police abuse of power.
    Produced by : Nina Hodgson

    • 33 min
    ‘Don’t treat those who disagree with you as your enemy’ - Archbishop Justin Welby

    ‘Don’t treat those who disagree with you as your enemy’ - Archbishop Justin Welby

    Justin Welby has been the Archbishop of Canterbury since 2013. Before he began training for ministry in 1989, Archbishop Justin worked in the oil industry for 11 years.
    His new book, The Power of Reconciliation encourages peacebuilding at all levels, turning the abstract idea of reconciliation into something that can be done throughout life.
    Krishnan joined the Archbishop at Lambeth Palace to talk about what reconciliation is, and how we can use it to approach wars, culture wars and personal conflicts as well as what the role of church is in a time of war. 
    Produced by: Freya Pickford and Rachel Evans

    • 40 min
    Lethal Bizzle on racism, crypto and grime

    Lethal Bizzle on racism, crypto and grime

    Our guest this week is Lethal Bizzle. He’s a rapper and entrepreneur with Ghanaian heritage, who originally hails from Walthamstow. 
    He’s one of the founding fathers of Grime who got into a very public spat with David Cameron when he was prime minister about whether the music genre glorified violence.
    He talks to Krishnan about how he started out in music, crypto and his new album, ‘Lethal B Vs Lethal Bizzle’.
    Produced by : Freya Pickford

    • 42 min
    Geoff Norcott on being a conservative comedian, the culture war and why politicians shouldn’t be on Twitter

    Geoff Norcott on being a conservative comedian, the culture war and why politicians shouldn’t be on Twitter

    Geoff Norcott is a writer, activist and comedian.
    As a rare right-winger, Geoff is a unique voice in British comedy operating outside the usual comedic commentary on social issues and politics. 
    Geoff talks to Krishnan about how politics doesn’t have to be all about ‘punching up’, why he’s had enough of ‘the culture war’ and his thoughts on the importance of having class diversity in the media. 
    Produced by: Rachel Evans

    • 36 min
    Denzel Curry on police brutality, overcoming trauma and the power of martial arts

    Denzel Curry on police brutality, overcoming trauma and the power of martial arts

    Denzel Curry is an American rapper and artist. He is brutally honest in his music about very personal topics such as his own mental health and his approach to policing and racism in America.
    Krishnan talks to Denzel about how he’s overcome trauma, his attitudes towards police brutality and why he thinks the music industry needs to become more collaborative. 
    Warning: This episode contains very strong language and very adult themes 
    Produced by: Rachel Evans

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
993 Ratings

993 Ratings

Breadman'84 ,

Interesting

Very interesting.

Soapsoane ,

It would be great if you did a show about

How listening to these ideas sparks new ways
of doing things! For example Yuval has the idea of 2% of gdp being devoted to climate change which is great. What does that mean in terms of how we do things, how all the manufacture/buying/selling/distributing/commissioning of things can be better communicated locally, regionally, nationally, internationally? Perhaps we need new beautiful maps of our ignorance of the way things could be just as Yuval notes, the new mapmakers after the Middle Ages drew maps that outlined for the first time what they didn’t know. This is inspiring and applies as much to the military and tech supply chains as it does to the way we nourish and include new maps of our local ignorance and (post modern feudal(!)) superstitions …..Paula

DruvKiddie ,

Entertaining and Incisive Deep Dive into the big ideas.

The broad range of people and opinions is refreshing. Krishnan expertly probes and explores life in all its complexity.

I keep coming back to be surprised and entertained. To learn new ideas and challenge my own thinking.

My first ever review, it’s that good.

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