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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.

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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.

    Robert Halfon on the education crisis, living with cerebral palsy and the free school meals debate

    Robert Halfon on the education crisis, living with cerebral palsy and the free school meals debate

    Robert Halfon is a Conservative MP and Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee. 

    He talks to Krishnan about why he thinks this country faces 'an epidemic of educational poverty', his visions for reforming schooling and his experience of living with cerebral palsy.

    This episode was recorded on Monday 11th January before the government decided to issue food vouchers following public outcry after pictures of free school meal packages were shared on social media. 
    Producer: Rachel Eva

    • 37 min
    Timothy Snyder on the fight for democracy, Russia and whether Trump has really gone?

    Timothy Snyder on the fight for democracy, Russia and whether Trump has really gone?

    Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian.

    He is a professor of history at Yale University and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He has been warning about the threats to democracy around the world for several years in a series of popular books.

    He talks to Krishnan about the future of Trump and 'Trumpism', the rising influence of Russia and Britain's next move.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 40 min
    Joe Wicks on his mental health, coming from a family of addiction and channelling positivity in 2021

    Joe Wicks on his mental health, coming from a family of addiction and channelling positivity in 2021

    Joe Wicks also known as 'The Body Coach' has for many become the personal trainer of the nation.

    During the Covid pandemic, he unified the country in fitness with his 'PE with Joe' sessions on YouTube. He is also a social media influencer and author of a number of successful cookbooks and workout plans.

    Krishnan speaks to Joe about how 2020 has affected him professionally and personally and his hopes and plans for the new year.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 42 min
    Spike Lee on racism in the film industry, the US election result and Black Lives Matter

    Spike Lee on racism in the film industry, the US election result and Black Lives Matter

    Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor.

    More than thirty years after his film 'Do the Right Thing' explored the ideas around police brutality of black people, the world has seen an extraordinary year of antiracist Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd.

    Warning: This podcast contains strong language throughout.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 31 min
    Prof Devi Sridhar on vaccine rollout, the politics of Covid and the future of public health

    Prof Devi Sridhar on vaccine rollout, the politics of Covid and the future of public health

    Professor Devi Sridhar  is the Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and sits on the Scottish Government Covid-19 Advisory Group

    She has become one of the most familiar faces on our screens during the global pandemic.

    Devi talks to Krishnan about becoming on her year as one of the pandemic's leading voices, her thoughts on how Britain fared compared to other countries and her predictions for the Covid vaccine.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 35 min
    Yungblud on absolute sexuality, his ADHD and why his generation are fighting against division

    Yungblud on absolute sexuality, his ADHD and why his generation are fighting against division

    Warning: Contains strong language throughout

    Dominic Harrison, or Yungblud, is a singer-songwriter who has become the poster of the younger generation.

    At the start of the pandemic, he responded to cancelled tours and gigs by becoming one of the first major artists to start streaming performances from his LA home.

    Nine months on, he’s back in the UK, streaming to more than nine million followers online and heading for a number one album in the charts this week.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
892 Ratings

892 Ratings

Yeye-o ,

Brilliant interview with Prof Devi Sridhar

So much wisdom. She is so well-informed.

emh63 ,

Very interesting guests. Great podcast!

Truly excellent podcast, providing a very calm & balanced listening experience. Krishnan has a lovely tone and interview style with his interesting guests. Not too lengthy either - well thought out timing. Great for car journeys.

NinaParker ,

Nina

Always makes me want to change the world even more than I did before.

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