27 episodes

How I Found My Voice is the podcast that explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. This Intelligence Squared podcast goes behind the celebrity persona to understand their journeys and inspirations – from writing a childhood diary to first performing on stage or finding the courage to speak up. Hosted by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, guests include Michael Palin, Richard Branson, Naomi Klein, Philip Pullman, Katherine Ryan, Jess Philips and Fatima Bhutto. The series producer is Farah Jassat and Season 2 is proudly supported by The Out. 

How I Found My Voice Intelligence Squared

    • Society & Culture

How I Found My Voice is the podcast that explores how some of the world’s greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. This Intelligence Squared podcast goes behind the celebrity persona to understand their journeys and inspirations – from writing a childhood diary to first performing on stage or finding the courage to speak up. Hosted by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, guests include Michael Palin, Richard Branson, Naomi Klein, Philip Pullman, Katherine Ryan, Jess Philips and Fatima Bhutto. The series producer is Farah Jassat and Season 2 is proudly supported by The Out. 

    Deborah Frances-White

    Deborah Frances-White

    In the last episode of this season Samira Ahmed speaks to Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast. Deborah speaks to Samira about her journey from being an adopted child to joining the Jehovah's Witnesses as a teenager and escaping what she calls a 'high-control group' to discover and pursue her love of performance.


    If you enjoy this podcast, we would love to know what you think. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Fatima Bhutto

    Fatima Bhutto

    Samira Ahmed speaks to the author Fatima Bhutto about the power of writing fiction, growing up in one of Pakistan’s most famous political dynasties and why she blames her aunt, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, for the death of her father.


    If you enjoy this podcast, we would love to know what you think. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover.  Photo credit: Allegra Donn. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 47 min
    Paul J. Franklin

    Paul J. Franklin

    Samira Ahmed speaks to the Oscar-winning visual effects director Paul J. Franklin whose works span from Interstellar and Inception to the Harry Potter and Batman movie franchises. They speak about what led him from his childhood in rural Cheshire to designing what fantastical worlds look like in Hollywood.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators.


    If you enjoy this podcast please tell your friends, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. 


    Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover. Take advantage of a special 5% discount today using the code 'SMART5'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 55 min
    Bernardine Evaristo

    Bernardine Evaristo

    Samira Ahmed speaks to this year's Booker Prize winner, author Bernardine Evaristo. She speaks to Samira about how she found her voice, from growing up in South-East London and setting up the UK's first black women's theatre group to the moment she won the Booker for her novel Girl, Woman, Other.


    If you enjoy this podcast, we would love to know what you think. Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover. Photo credit: Jennie Scott For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min
    Richard Osman

    Richard Osman

    Samira Ahmed speaks to comedian and Pointless quiz show presenter Richard Osman. They speak about his love of lists, developing hit TV shows and the power of terrestrial TV in an age of Netflix.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators.


    If you enjoy this podcast please tell your friends, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. 


    Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover. Take advantage of a special 5% discount today using the code 'SMART5'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Jon Snow

    Jon Snow

    Samira Ahmed speaks to the Channel 4 News presenter and journalist Jon Snow about growing up in the 1950s, leading student protests against apartheid South Africa and being approached by MI5 to be a spy.


    How I Found My Voice is an Intelligence Squared podcast that explores how some of the world's greatest artists and thinkers became such compelling – and unique – communicators. If you enjoy this podcast please tell your friends, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. 


    Season 2 is proudly supported by THE OUT, innovative car rental powered by Jaguar Land Rover. Take advantage of a special 5% discount today using the code 'SMART5'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 43 min

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