11 episodes

All guests are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists in the Baltics to media strategists and leading researchers from around the globe. Listeners get a glimpse into their lives and insights about their respective fields, be they economics, banking, media and others.

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    • Education

All guests are experts in a particular field, from CEOs and artists in the Baltics to media strategists and leading researchers from around the globe. Listeners get a glimpse into their lives and insights about their respective fields, be they economics, banking, media and others.

    Erik Ahlström: Improving the environment

    Erik Ahlström: Improving the environment

    Is it possible to improve environment as well as your health by running? It seems so. Plogging is the combination of jogging with picking up litter. In this episode, the founder of "Plogging" Erik Ahlström explains how an organized activity in Sweden became a movement that is making a positive difference globally.

    • 26 min
    Nicholas Johnston: Case study of Axios

    Nicholas Johnston: Case study of Axios

    We spoke to Nicholas Johnston, editor in chief at a rapidly rising media company AXIOS, about its bold new approach to news presentation and the likely media business models of the future.

    • 29 min
    John Horne: The twists and turns of the Great War

    John Horne: The twists and turns of the Great War

    This week Mike Collier talks to one of the leading authorities on the history of World War I, historian Professor John Horne about the twists and turns of the war and parallels of Irish and Baltic history.

    • 34 min
    Morten Hansen: The basics of economics

    Morten Hansen: The basics of economics

    In this episode we ask economist and academic Morten Hansen how important it is to know the basics of economics, how it informs our daily lives and whether GDP is as important as we think.

    • 22 min
    Agne Suziedelyte: The effects of IT on health and human capital development

    Agne Suziedelyte: The effects of IT on health and human capital development

    How much do we know about people and decision making? How people behave? How they make decisions? Researcher, applied microeconometrican Agne Suziedelyte has been studying these questions for years. She has done research, including on the effect of the internet on health and an exploration of the assumed link between video games and violence in young people. Sometimes the results turn out to be unexpected.

    • 35 min
    Nils Muiznieks: Human rights matter

    Nils Muiznieks: Human rights matter

    Journalist Mike Colliers talks to Nils Muižnieks, ex Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. Nils' dedication to human rights protection started at the beginning of the 1990s, when he was faced with dealing with post-Soviet bureaucracy. Here, he explains why human rights matter and how to make countries to pay proper attention to them.

    • 33 min

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