Lionel Barber, the former Editor of the Financial Times, is hosting a brand-new podcast series - What Next? with Lionel Barber.
In his first broadcast venture since the FT, What Next? with Lionel Barber focuses on life after COVID-19 and sees the multi-award-winning journalist and author discover how the world is adapting to the pandemic, what needs to change and, most importantly, what lessons we have learnt that will shape our lives for the future.
Each week, Lionel will be speaking to some of the biggest leading influential figures in the health, politics, business, technology, arts and environment world, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair; Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation; ITV’s Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall and many more.
Follow Lionel on Twitter: @lionelbarber
Ep 4: Martin Varsavsky
Martin Varsavsky is a one of Europe's most successful entrepreneurs - and is a world leader on fertility. In this episode he talks to Lionel about managing our biological clocks. He talks about developments in fertility for both men and women and the different approaches countries take when help people have babies.
Ep 3 - Rachel Wolf
Rachel Wolf is co-author of the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto and co-founder of Public First - a policy and research consultancy.
In this episode Rachel discusses her thoughts on education reform and the role of Government post-covid.
Rachel talks to Lionel about her time working with Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings. She also chats about growing up in a family with a lot of brain power around the table.
Ep 2 - Evan Spiegel
Evan Spiegel is Co-founder of the social media company, Snap.
In this episode of 'What Next?' Lionel discusses with Evan the successes of the multi-billion pound social media platform, as well as the steps they have gone to protect their users. Evan talks about the future of augmented reality and the amazing influences it will have on our lives.
Ep 1 - Louise Richardson
Lionel Barber is back for his second series of 'What Next?'.
Vice Chancellor of Oxford University Louise Richardson joins Lionel where she provides a great insight into the relationship with AstraZeneca as they developed the Covid-19 Vaccine which has helped change the world.
The Vice-Chancellor also discusses the issue of free speech and what place it has in society and especially further education.
Ep 10 - Juliet Davenport
Juliet Davenport is one of the UK's leading voices on Climate Change and is founder of the country's first 100% renewable energy company, Good Energy. In this episode Juliet shares her vision for a greener Britain and discusses the types of jobs and infrastructure that will be created as a result.
Ep 9 - Sir David Omand
The former GCHQ Director Sir David Omand joins Lionel for this episode of 'What Next?' to discuss his new book How Spies Think. Sir David was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, leading on counterterrorism. This conversation provides a great insight into how intelligence analysts think and why Britain is world-beating in this area.
I became a fan of Mr Barber after his interview with the Russian president. I look forward to his venture into podcasting.
Horrible, horrible music
Good format. Horrible, horrible music. This is not Game of Thrones.
It doesn’t need the rackety music!