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Ruth Davidson presents a one-off series of special interviews with leading figures examining how setbacks shaped them and ultimately led to their success

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Ruth Davidson presents a one-off series of special interviews with leading figures examining how setbacks shaped them and ultimately led to their success

    Sue Black

    Sue Black

    Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson interviews one of the UK’s top forensic anthropologists, Professor Dame Sue Black. How do you become an expert in death? In this episode, Black explains how working with dead bodies on a daily basis makes her happier and more appreciative of life. From tragic tales of war crimes in Kosovo to cutting edge science leading to successful convictions - with warmth and humour, one of the world’s top experts in dead bodies shares how she’s far more afraid of the living than she is the dead!

    • 50 min
    Joan Bakewell

    Joan Bakewell

    With a colourful and varied career, listen to Joan Bakewell as she tells Ruth Davidson of how she was one of the first crews to cross the Berlin Wall in 1989, her affair with Harold Pinter which is the basis for Pinter's 1978 play Betrayal and her work battling ageism and getting people to talk about death.

    • 47 min
    Piers Morgan

    Piers Morgan

    In this episode, you’ll hear how Piers Morgan always wanted to be a celebrity journalist, his thoughts on being sacked from the Mirror, his meetings with a ‘complex’ and ‘manipulative’ Princess Diana, how he voted in the 2019 General Election, how he communicates with Donald Trump and being diagnosed as a good psychopath.

    • 48 min
    Martha Lane Fox

    Martha Lane Fox

    A tech pioneer who sits on the board of Twitter and set up the Government’s websites - Martha Lane Fox opens up about how Twitter and tech still don’t do enough for women, how the British tech sector will need 'the most forward facing, skilled workforce' post Brexit and the brutal car accident where she almost lost her life. Despite an innovative vision and dogged determination, the path to success for Martha Lane Fox was far from easy

    • 48 min
    George Osborne

    George Osborne

    In this episode, Ruth talks to former Chancellor-turned-Editor George Osborne, as he tells her of his upbringing, reforming an "out of date" Tory party, his partnership with David Cameron to lead the Conservatives, austerity and what he really thinks of Boris Johnson.

    • 56 min

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