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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.

    Auschwitz survivor Tova Friedman on escaping death, struggling with God and taking her story to TikTok

    Auschwitz survivor Tova Friedman on escaping death, struggling with God and taking her story to TikTok

    Tova Friedman was one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz death camp.
    Her family came from Poland, went through various concentration camps, and ended up in Auschwitz. But remarkably, both her, her mother and father survived.
    She has written an extraordinary memoir called The Daughter of Auschwitz, together with the journalist Malcolm Brabant. 
    Tova joins Krishnan with her grandson Aron, who is taking her story to a new generation through the medium of TikTok.
    Krishnan talks to Tova about what she remembers of her time in Auschwitz, her views on God and what she wants the world to learn from her story.
    Producers: Freya Pickford and Rachel Evans

    • 31 min
    Edward Enninful on his career as the editor of British Vogue, being a refugee and the war on woke

    Edward Enninful on his career as the editor of British Vogue, being a refugee and the war on woke

    Edward Enninful is the editor of British Vogue and European editorial director of Condé Nast.
    Krishnan talks to him about what it’s like to be a refugee in the UK, having moved to London from Ghana at a young age. 
    They also discuss Enninful’s new book, ‘A Visible Man’, what he thinks of Liz Truss and how he’s changed Vogue to be representative of all women. 
    Producer: Freya Pickford 

    • 36 min
    Dave Stewart on meeting Annie Lennox, Eurythmics and his new album

    Dave Stewart on meeting Annie Lennox, Eurythmics and his new album

    Dave Stewart is a musician, who rose to fame after forming the iconic British pop duo, Eurythmics, alongside Annie Lennox. 
    Krishnan talks to him about his latest solo album, Ebony McQueen, which has drawn heavily on the blues he heard growing up in Sunderland, as he tells the story of his life through the songs.
    Ebony McQueen is a 26 track epic, which will also become a film, featuring a fictional “voodoo queen” who visits a boy very much in need of the blues.
    Producer: Joe Lord-Jones

    • 42 min
    Deborah Meaden on the cost of living crisis, why she hated school and how Dragons’ Den has transformed the business world

    Deborah Meaden on the cost of living crisis, why she hated school and how Dragons’ Den has transformed the business world

    Deborah Meaden is a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and star of the TV show Dragons’ Den.
    She talks to Krishnan about her worries about the British economy, how Dragons’ den has transformed the world of business and why she has been talking about protecting the environment for decades.
    Producer: Rachel Evans

    • 32 min
    Tom Daley on LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, trans rights and being a gay parent

    Tom Daley on LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, trans rights and being a gay parent

    Tom Daley is an Olympic Gold Medallist, sports personality, campaigner and knitter.
    We recently saw him at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games as a flag bearer, bearing the Progress Pride flag with LGBTQ+ athletes across the commonwealth.
    Krishnan talks to Tom about why he is fighting for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports, his views on trans athlete participation and what it’s been like for him being a gay parent in the UK.
    Warning: contains distressing themes.
    Sources: BBC
    Produced by: Rachel Evans

    • 37 min
    Michael Pollan on his belief that using psychedelics can cure mental health issues

    Michael Pollan on his belief that using psychedelics can cure mental health issues

    Michael Pollan is one of TIME magazine’s top 50 most influential people in the US, he is a reporter, writer and psychonaut.
     
    His books The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire questions the way the world thinks about food and he is now doing the same for psychedelics and psychoactive plants. His book How To Change Your Mind and a new Netflix series by the same name explore his belief that Psychedelics are the tool to understanding the mind.
     
    Produced by: Nina Hodgson

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 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!

sj late blooming law nerd ,

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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