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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

    Adam Kay on the funny side of medicine, meeting Jeremy Hunt and the future of the NHS

    Adam Kay on the funny side of medicine, meeting Jeremy Hunt and the future of the NHS

    Adam Kay is the author of one of the most successful books of the last couple of years, 'This is Going to Hurt', which is based upon his diaries from his former career as a doctor before he quit medicine. 

    He wrote down his often hilarious experiences as a way to cope with the stresses and emotions of his job.

    He talks to Krishnan about how the world of medicine needs to change, challenging politicians and his worries for the future of the NHS.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 49 min
    Economist Paul Krugman on zombie ideas, the US Presidential election and Brexit

    Economist Paul Krugman on zombie ideas, the US Presidential election and Brexit

    Paul Krugman is a Nobel prize-winning liberal economist, author and New York Times columnist.


    Ahead of the 2020 Presidential debate, his new book 'Arguing with Zombies' tackles common misunderstandings in the world of economics.


    Krugman talks to Krishnan about what are these Zombie ideas, comparing American and British politics and why Brexit isn't a catastrophe. 


    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 42 min
    John Bercow on his political journey, being ashamed of his past and bullying allegations

    John Bercow on his political journey, being ashamed of his past and bullying allegations

    John Bercow stepped down after ten years as Speaker of the House of Commons at the end of last year. 

    He talks to Krishnan about his journey from the right to the left of politics, being a victim of prejudice and his worries for British democracy. 

    His autobiography 'Unspeakable' is out from tomorrow and gives a candid view of his life from childhood to Parliament to the Speakership.

    Producer: Rachel Evans 

    • 47 min
    Former Bush Sr advisor Judy Smith on handling crises, inspiring hit TV series 'Scandal' and Trump's impeachment

    Former Bush Sr advisor Judy Smith on handling crises, inspiring hit TV series 'Scandal' and Trump's impeachment

    Judy Smith is an American crisis manager, lawyer, author and television producer.  She worked as Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President George H. W. Bush. 

    Her work in crisis management is the inspiration for ABC television series 'Scandal'.

    She talks to Krishnan about how best to handle a crisis and her thoughts on Trump's impeachment and the royal family.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 44 min
    Comedian Ivo Graham on going to Eton, heckling and the politics of comedy

    Comedian Ivo Graham on going to Eton, heckling and the politics of comedy

    Ivo Graham is an English comedian who became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious ‘So You Think You’re Funny' award at the age of 18. 

    He’s enjoyed sell-out runs at Edinburgh and London’s Soho Theatre as well as appearing on multiple TV and radio shows including, Live At The Apollo, Mock the Week and Live From The BBC. 

    He talks to Krishnan about apologising for going to Eton, stand-up etiquette and comedy as a political response. 

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 38 min
    Dr Rangan Chatterjee on why dry January doesn’t work, modern medicine and human connection

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee on why dry January doesn’t work, modern medicine and human connection

    Dr Rangan Chatterjee is a British doctor, author, television presenter and podcaster. 

    He is best known for his TV show ‘Doctor in the House’ and for being the resident doctor on BBC One’s Breakfast Show. 

    He has just released his third book, ‘Feel Better in 5: Your Daily Plan to Feel Great for Life’. He also has his own podcast, 'Feel Better. Live More.'

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 47 min

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