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In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we'll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR's How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and archive episodes from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, economist Marianna Mazzucato, tech visionary Jaron Lanier and more. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

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In our age of disruption and uncertainty, Covid-19 and climate change, the need to debate our economic future has never been more important. In this new weekly podcast from Intelligence Squared, we'll speak to business leaders, authors and public intellectuals about the future of capitalism and the trends changing the world of business. Guests will include Guy Raz, host of NPR's How I Built This; Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Startling Bank; Zayna Aston, YouTube Head of Communications for Europe, Middle East and Africa; and archive episodes from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, economist Marianna Mazzucato, tech visionary Jaron Lanier and more. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Acast or wherever you get your podcasts.

    The Futureverse – Redefining Legacy: How to Give

    The Futureverse – Redefining Legacy: How to Give

    So, you’ve decided you want to begin donating to charity. But how? 
    In this episode, Kamal Ahmed speaks to Anna Josse, the CEO and Founder of Prism the Gift Fund, a registered charity which administers the giving of significant gifts to charities all over the world, and David Duke MBE, the Founder and CEO of Street Soccer Scotland and Street Soccer London, non-profit social enterprises that use football to help create positive change in the lives of socially disadvantaged adults and young people. 
    In conversation with Kamal, Anna and David discuss the nuts and bolts of charitable giving from their own unique perspectives. Through her work at Prism, Anna has facilitated the making of millions of pounds of charitable donations around the world, and across sectors, while David founded his own charity on the basis of his own personal experience of homelessness. From how to take advantage of Gift Aid to how to choose between different charities, this is an enlightening conversation guaranteed to demystify this complex space and provide practical advice for anyone seeking to build a philanthropic legacy.
    The Futureverse is brought to you by Intelligence Squared in partnership with Y TREE. The past is in your head. The future is in your hands. For more information visit y-tree.com/futureverse
    Street Soccer Scotland - https://streetsoccerscotland.org/ 
    Prism The Gift Fund - https://prismthegiftfund.co.uk/
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    • 47 min
    The Futureverse - Redefining Legacy: How to Be a Great Ancestor, with Rory Stewart

    The Futureverse - Redefining Legacy: How to Be a Great Ancestor, with Rory Stewart

    What if the solution to solving extreme poverty was as simple as giving cash to those who need it? 

    GiveDirectly, the fastest growing NGO founded this century, does just that. By allowing donors to send money directly to the world’s poorest, it has revolutionised the aid sector. In the last decade, GiveDirectly has delivered $580M+ to over 1.37 million people across eleven countries. Cash in hand, no strings attached. 

    In this episode, Kamal Ahmed is joined by the President of GiveDirectly Rory Stewart to discuss GiveDirectly’s work, the profound implications of direct cash transfers and why we all have a duty to do what we can to uplift the global poor. Rory’s career, which has taken him from Iraq, where he was Deputy-Governor of two provinces following the invasion in 2003, to the UK Government, where he served as Secretary of State for International Development, has profoundly shaped his approach to his own legacy, and what it means to be a good ancestor. Kamal and Rory discuss this and more in this wide-ranging interview with one of the most knowledgeable and compelling voices on international development and the charity sector. 
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    • 42 min
    The Futureverse – Redefining Legacy: The Inheritance Debate

    The Futureverse – Redefining Legacy: The Inheritance Debate

    Some of the richest people in the world have decided against bequeathing their fortunes to their children; from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, to Daniel Craig and Michael Sheen. The proponents of this view offer many arguments, including the idea that inheriting huge wealth can detrimentally impact children, distorting anything they might do with their life. They also argue that the wealthy are morally obliged to give most, or all, of their wealth away to effective causes – children, or no children. 
    Nonetheless, historically, the vast majority of parents have decided to hand down their wealth to their children, believing it will help rather than harm them. 
    In this episode, three leading thinkers come together to debate the motion ‘The kindest thing a parent can do for their child is to leave them nothing.’ Utilitarian philosopher Professor Peter Singer champions the moral imperative for the wealthy to give to the global poor; Julia Davies, a member of Patriotic Millionaires UK, advocates for a wealth tax, arguing that it should not be down to the rich to decide whether – and how – to give their wealth away; and author and academic Adrian Wooldridge argues that wealthy individuals are a net positive for society. Expertly moderated by journalist and broadcaster Kamal Ahmed, this conversation is a thought-provoking insight into one of the biggest decisions any parent has to make. 
    The Futureverse is brought to you by Intelligence Squared in partnership with Y TREE. The past is in your head. The future is in your hands. For more information visit y-tree.com/futureverse
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    • 45 min
    The Great Energy Transition: What is the role of Corporations in the Energy Transition?

    The Great Energy Transition: What is the role of Corporations in the Energy Transition?

    This is the third and final episode of The Great Energy Transition, a series from Intelligence Squared in partnership with Cummins and we're asking what is the role of corporations in the energy transition?
    To discuss how the complex partnerships between corporations and governments might shape our futures, we’re joined by Jennifer Rumsey, President and CEO of Cummins; Gillian Tett, Chairman of the US editorial board and U.S editor-at-large at the Financial Times; and Jason Bordoff, Co-Founding Dean of the Columbia Climate School.
    Our host for this series is physicist and broadcaster, Helen Czerski.
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    • 56 min
    When the Microchips are Down, with Chris Miller

    When the Microchips are Down, with Chris Miller

    We live in a world which is completely dependent on the technology of microchips, which are made up of millions of transistors which are so small, about one thousandth of the size of a red blood cell. Making something this small and this complex is not something that can be easily replicated, meaning the world relies on just a handful of companies and countries to supply these chips. So how did we get here? And how is the scarcity of this resource affecting some of the world’s crucial geopolitical tensions? To find out more, we’re joined by Chris Miller, Associate Professor of International History at Tufts University and author of Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology. Our host for this episode is presenter and comedian, Timandra Harkness.
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    • 48 min
    Advertising Will Save Us from the Sea of Sameness, with VP of Creative at Liquid Death Mountain Water Andy Pearson

    Advertising Will Save Us from the Sea of Sameness, with VP of Creative at Liquid Death Mountain Water Andy Pearson

    Can advertising’s immense power to change behaviour be used for good? In this brand new podcast, produced by Intelligence Squared, Myra Nussbaum, President and Chief Creative Officer at Havas Chicago and Dan Lucey, Chief Creative Officer at Havas New York, talk to the people who are harnessing the power of advertising to help people and the planet.
    This week, Dan and Myra were joined by the VP of Creative at Liquid Death Mountain Water.
    For Gen Z water connoisseurs, Liquid Death has become a cult favourite. The punky, irreverent drink, designed like a beer can and adorned with a melting skull has drawn a huge following on social media. Its TikTok account is the most followed beverage brand in the US on the platform, at 2.9 million followers, and with content earning more than 21 billion media impressions in the past year. Across its social media content, Liquid Death has collaborated with icons like Martha Stewart, Tony Hawk, who appears in several videos as a Liquid Death fanboy; Steve-O, who got ‘Liquid Death’ tattooed on his neck, and Wiz Khalifa. Andy even tells us about one viral commercial, in which the CEO of Liquid Death, Mike Cessario, got a fan’s face tattooed on his body. 
    Previously, Andy was VP Associate Creative Director at Crispin Porter + Bogusky, VP Creative Director and Deutsch LA, Creative Director in Residence at Humanaut Creative and Group Creative Director at McKinney LA. At Liquid Death, Andy helps oversee all creative outputs of Liquid Death, from viral advertising campaigns to social content to merch to experiential events and more.  
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    • 44 min

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