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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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    • 4.7 • 975 Ratings

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.

    Ruby Wax on why we are more "frazzled" than ever, re-visiting her past interviews and her closure with Louis Theroux

    Ruby Wax on why we are more "frazzled" than ever, re-visiting her past interviews and her closure with Louis Theroux

    Ruby Wax is an an actress, a comedian, a script writer and was a star on television through the 1990s, doing some of the most high profile celebrity interviews of all time. 
    She is also an author and her most recent book 'And Now for the Good News' chronicles her experiences meeting  inspiring people who are spearheading the latest innovation and influencing a brighter future for humanity

    Krishnan speaks to Ruby about her techniques for coping in a "frazzled" world and how speaking to Louis Theroux has given her closure in her life. 
    Produced by: Rachel Evans

    • 29 min
    Rosie Jones on being a disabled, gay, northern woman in comedy

    Rosie Jones on being a disabled, gay, northern woman in comedy

    Rosie Jones is a comedian, writer, actor and broadcaster known for appearing on programmes like 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Last Leg.
    She speaks to Krishnan about getting into comedy, diversity in the media and making the world a better place for disabled people.
    Produced by : Nina Hodgson

    • 42 min
    Lin-Manuel Miranda on Jonathan Larson’s legacy, diversity in the arts and where America is now

    Lin-Manuel Miranda on Jonathan Larson’s legacy, diversity in the arts and where America is now

    Lin-Manuel Miranda is a theatre composer, writer and actor, who has made his directorial debut with Tick Tick...Boom!, the story of Broadway composer Jonathan Larson and his struggles as an artist before he wrote the world-renowned musical, Rent.
    Lin-Manuel is best known for his Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy award-winning musical, Hamilton, which remains one of the most popular musicals on Broadway and the West End today.
    He speaks to Krishnan about Jonathan Larson’s influence on him as a writer, the Hamilton years and how he sees America now.
    Tick, Tick...Boom! is available on Netflix now
    This episode was recorded in December 2021. 
    Produced by: Faye White and Max Velody
    Sources: Netflix, New York City Center/Encores! Off-Center, Warner Bros. Pictures, Disney+, Atlantic Records/WEA International Inc.

    • 29 min
    Jon Snow on his life, finding a sense of right and wrong and always seeking the truth

    Jon Snow on his life, finding a sense of right and wrong and always seeking the truth

    Jon Snow has spent almost all his adult life trying to make the world a better place as a volunteer, giving public service and as a journalist.
    He joins Krishnan to talk about finding his sense of right and wrong, going to Uganda for voluntary service, his life in broadcasting and his advice for young journalists.
    Produced by: Nina Hodgson

    • 39 min
    Paul Chowdhry on making family-friendly comedy in a cancel culture age and diversity in the media

    Paul Chowdhry on making family-friendly comedy in a cancel culture age and diversity in the media

    Paul Chowdhry is a no holds barred comedian who sold out Wembley with his  ‘Live Innit’ stand-up tour making him the first British Asian comedian to do so.
    Paul is now on tour with his new show, ‘Family Friendly Comedian’, hoping that this style of comedy won't get him cancelled. He speaks to Krishnan about how comedy has evolved, creating stand-up material in a cancel culture age and diversity in the media.
     
    Warning: This episode contains language some might find distressing

    Producer: Fola Olorunselu

    • 32 min
    Pauline Campbell on the Windrush scandal, changing your career late in life and racism in Britain today

    Pauline Campbell on the Windrush scandal, changing your career late in life and racism in Britain today

    Pauline Cambell is an award winning local government lawyer who supervises The Windrush Justice Clinic, providing free legal advice and preparing compensation claims for victims of the Windrush scandal. 
    She’s written a new book ‘Rice & Peas and Fish & Chips’ a part memoir, part commentary on what it means to be British as a first-generation immigrant child of Caribbean parents.
    In this week’s Ways to Change the World, Pauline talks to Krishnan about her work, how she became a lawyer at the age of 39 and tackling racism in Britain today. 
    Produced by: Freya Pickford

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
975 Ratings

975 Ratings

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.

ThisBSchannel ,

Biased nonsense !

Gave this a chance to see if anything changed from his channel four biased views to this platform but true to form, but as they say, a leopard doesn’t change its spots, avoid this garbage if you want to stay sane.

hockneyphoto ,

Krishnan we love uuuu!

Krishnan gives the same amount of thought and attention to each and every guest, creating a really fluid and honest series to listen to. Amazing guests & subjects

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