We all go through moments of doubt and uncertainty. But how do we stop them from holding us back? Trust expert Rachel Botsman speaks with incredible guests – from soldiers to poker players and psychologists to hostage negotiators – that will change the way you think about trust.
Heart-warming – and at times heart-stopping – these conversations ask what happens when we confront our trust issues, face our fears and open our minds to new possibilities.
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Doubt: The Vaccine Crisis (Part I)
Can we learn to listen to those we don’t agree with? This season’s final episode features two guests who have very different views on vaccinations.
It is estimated that 2019 has seen a 300% increase in cases of measles globally. Where has this doubt around vaccinations come from? In Part One, Rachel talks with the Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project, Professor Heidi Larson. Heidi trained as an anthropologist specialising in risk and through her work listens to and practices empathising with the concerns of vaccine-hesitant parents.
She is the perfect person to help unpack the crisis in confidence around vaccines.
Doubt: The Vaccine Crisis (Part II)
Too much of today’s media pits the so-called ‘expert’ against the ‘anti-something.’ That’s not what this special on vaccinations is about.
In Part Two of the Trust Issues special on vaccines, we hear from mother-of-two, Rita, who shares her own beliefs and opens up about why an experience with her son caused her distrust in vaccines to develop. Rita’s views on vaccines don’t reflect my own, but practising tolerance for different beliefs and views – understanding and empathising with why someone is angry, confused or even afraid – is the first essential step towards finding a way through a serious trust issue.
How can we ever address the fears and doubts around vaccinations, if we aren’t really willing to listen and understand them?
Full Potential with David Coulthard
How do we push ourselves to our limits? David Coulthard is a British driving legend, with 13 Grand Prix titles to his name and no less than 62 podium finishes. So why is it that, a decade after his retirement from the track, it’s the losses, not the victories, that stick in the champion’s head?
Through his chat with Rachel, David gives us an incredible insight into the Formula 1 mindset, sharing why racing at such a high level requires complete trust in both oneself and the team.
Give Me Feedback with Adam Grant
Can we control how others perceive us? Adam Grant’s career is an ongoing success story.
Switching from Junior Olympic diving to organisational psychology, Adam became the youngest tenured professor at Wharton and has received multiple teaching awards. He also has four New York Times bestsellers under his belt and currently hosts the chart-topping TED podcast, WorkLife. But as he reveals to Rachel in this two-part episode, Adam is never quite satisfied. He’s on a constant quest for self-improvement. The question is: do we earn people’s trust by impressing them – or should we sometimes show (and accept) our imperfections?
Vulnerability Is Not A Weakness with Fearne Cotton
What makes us question ourselves? Over the last 20 years, TV audiences and radio listeners alike have taken Fearne Cotton into their hearts. As a music presenter on Radio 1 and now as the host of her own smash-hit podcast, Happy Place, Fearne has earned the trust of A-list celebrities, making them feel comfortable to open up about their lives. Today, Fearne gets to be the interviewee, as Rachel chats with her about forming meaningful connections, sharing our vulnerabilities (both at work and at home) and why, no matter who we are, sometimes the biggest struggle is believing in ourselves.
I Don't Know with Tea Uglow
Is doubt holding you back – or can it drive you forward? Tea Uglow doesn’t always know who she is. And she’s okay with that. In this episode, Rachel and Tea catch up about the expectations we all feel around our identities and, crucially, why doubt and uncertainty give us the freedom to learn, to grow, to change – and to trust.