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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.

    Gillian Tett on why the world needs anthropology and how she predicted the financial crash

    Gillian Tett on why the world needs anthropology and how she predicted the financial crash

    Gillian Tett is editor-at-large at the Financial Times and an anthropologist.

    Her latest book 'Anthrovision: How Anthropology can Explain Business and Life' reveals how anthropology can make sense of people's behaviour, in business and beyond. 

    Krishnan talks to Gillian about why need to pay more attention to 'social silences', how she predicted the financial crash and the new global crisis on the horizon.

    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 37 min
    Gordon Brown on global cooperation, Scottish independence and why he's staying out of 'culture wars'

    Gordon Brown on global cooperation, Scottish independence and why he's staying out of 'culture wars'

    Gordon Brown was Prime Minister of the UK from 2007 to 2010 after being Chancellor of the Exchequer for ten years under Tony Blair's leadership.
     
    His new book 'Seven Ways to Change the World' explores even major global problems he believes we must address including climate change, nuclear proliferation and global poverty.
     
    Krishnan speaks to Gordon about why he thinks the world needs to work together more, what he thinks the pandemic has taught us and his new campaign to save the Union.
     
    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 41 min
    Ed Miliband on Keir Starmer's leadership, the need for 'big thinking' in politics and why he's looking to Biden

    Ed Miliband on Keir Starmer's leadership, the need for 'big thinking' in politics and why he's looking to Biden

    Ed Miliband was leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015. He's now back in frontline politic as the Shadow Business Secretary.
    His new book 'Go Big: How to Fix our World' explores his ambitious ideas for change from inequality to the climate crisis.
    Krishnan speaks to Ed about why he thinks his solutions while he was leader of the opposition weren't big enough and why he's looking to Joe Biden for guidance. 
    Producer: Rachel Evans
     

    • 42 min
    Rob Rinder on fighting for access to justice, identity politics and how he nearly became an actor

    Rob Rinder on fighting for access to justice, identity politics and how he nearly became an actor

    Rob Rinder is hugely well known across TV as Judge Rinder. But he's also a very accomplished lawyer.
     
    He has made numerous TV shows including documentaries about his Jewish history and the Holocaust.
     
    Krish talks to Rob about how he became both a lawyer and a celebrity, why he is worried about identity politics and his concerns about the British legal system.
     
    Producer: Rachel Evans 

    • 43 min
    Gary Numan on surviving 40 years of ups and downs in music and how his Asperger's has helped him

    Gary Numan on surviving 40 years of ups and downs in music and how his Asperger's has helped him

    Gary Numan is considered as one of the pioneers of electronic music. Over his 40-year career he has sold over millions of records.


    His new album 'Intruder' explores climate change from the planet’s point of view.


    Krishnan speaks to Gary about what saved his music career, his experiences with depression and how the best day of his life is yet to come. 


    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 41 min
    Jamelia opens up about the highs and lows of her career, being a black woman in the media and why she’s taking anti-depressants.

    Jamelia opens up about the highs and lows of her career, being a black woman in the media and why she’s taking anti-depressants.

    Jamelia has been public figure for around 20 years. She burst into our lives as a pop star with numerous top 20 hits.
    But after about 10 years, she moved into more of a television career and has been famous on programmes like Loose Women and is often called upon as a valuable voice on social issues on news and current affairs programmes.
    She speaks to Krishnan about what she describes as her 'tug of war' relationship with the TV industry and how this has affected her mental health.
    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

MetalFirehorse ,

A MUST LISTEN now more than ever!

So glad I found this podcast. Guru Krishna-Murthy is having the most important conversations. I’m spellbound listening to them mining for gold nuggets of wisdom that I can apply to my own life. And it gives me hope because there are a lot of good people out there making some amazing change. Thank you for bringing this information to the world!

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Olivette Otele

Thank you for hosting Olivette Otele. Brilliant! I am a bit jealous of her students. These conversations about history are so important.

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