How will the coronavirus pandemic shape the future of our world? Sky News' economics editor Ed Conway is joined by former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid to host the podcast which aims to explore what will happen next and how? They will be asking influential guests searching questions on the global economy, politics and leadership. Is the globalisation engine the only way out of the economic crisis? What levers can banks and policy makers pull to alleviate the pain? How will the way we live and work change?
Dame Nancy Rothwell
In the final episode of the series, Ed Conway and Sajid Javid talk to leading scientist - and vice chancellor of Manchester University - Dame Nancy Rothwell about the search for a coronavirus vaccine, the impact of globalisation on world health and the chances of further pandemics. As she prepares to take over as Chair of the Russell Group of universities, Dame Nancy also warns of the risks facing the higher education sector as a consequence of the virus.
Ed Conway and Sajid Javid examine the world beyond the coronavirus pandemic with former Prime Minister Tony Blair. They discuss how policymakers should react to the pandemic, the transformative force of technology to preserve globalisation and what he describes as the “biggest geopolitical challenge of the 21st century" - the West’s relationship with China.
Sir Lynton Crosby
Ed Conway and Sajid Javid examine the world beyond the coronavirus pandemic with the election strategist Sir Lynton Crosby. In a rare interview, he examines how future election campaigns will take shape, the role and size of governments, his view on the media coverage of Dominic Cummings and Black Lives Matter and how the impact of the virus will be decisive in the US Presidential election.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
Ed Conway and Sajid Javid talk to former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks about how the pandemic will change society and community; how learning lessons from history can improve the global response, how momentum is moving away from globalisation and how faith can help reconcile uncertainty.
Governor of the Bank of England - Andrew Bailey
Ed Conway and Sajid Javid talk to Andrew Bailey about the Bank of England's intervention at the start of the pandemic, the potential long term economic consequences of the virus, whether central banks take health risks as seriously as climate change and the impact of Brexit on trade patterns.
MD of the International Monetary Fund - Kristalina Georgieva
Ed Conway and Sajid Javid talk to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund about the global economic outlook, the level of support it's providing during the pandemic, how globalisation can help ease inequality and how she sees the shape of economic recovery.