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Widemindedness with Victoria Ball explores the infinite ways of living, thinking and making sense of the world. Each week, Victoria interviews a leader in fields as diverse as science, religion, art, literature and business, amongst many others, about why they believe being wideminded has enriched their life. Our societies are increasingly divided - Us vs Them - yet it's that complexity that makes the world so fascinating. Guests have described Widemindedness as "breathing for the mind", "full-spectrum-ness" and "the essential basis of community."

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Widemindedness with Victoria Ball explores the infinite ways of living, thinking and making sense of the world. Each week, Victoria interviews a leader in fields as diverse as science, religion, art, literature and business, amongst many others, about why they believe being wideminded has enriched their life. Our societies are increasingly divided - Us vs Them - yet it's that complexity that makes the world so fascinating. Guests have described Widemindedness as "breathing for the mind", "full-spectrum-ness" and "the essential basis of community."

    Widemindedness: Dr Amal Marogy

    Widemindedness: Dr Amal Marogy

    Dr Amal Marogy is an academic and social entrepreneur. Her key expertise is in Christianity in the Middle East and the preservation of endangered cultural heritages. She herself grew up as part of a religious and ethnic minority community in Iraq, before the country was ravaged by war. War claimed the life of some of her closest relatives and decades later, another relative was held hostage by the so-called Islamic State. She works to foster intercultural dialogue and is interested in a range of issues affecting the modern Middle East. Her media presence is truly international, as she has spoken everywhere from Hong Kong to Washington DC. In the UK, she appeared in The Times and on the BBC, talking about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

    Victoria Ball: @widemindednessvictoriaball on Instagram and Facebook, @widemindedness on Twitter and www.victoria-ball.com


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    Widemindedness: Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard

    Widemindedness: Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard

    Dr Jonathan-Pearson Stuttard is a public health physician and epidemiologist at Imperial College London. His research looks at non-communicable disease epidemiology, using big data to simulate health, economic and inequality outcomes which informs public health policy. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report in 2018. He is the Vice Chair of the Royal Society for Public Health and the Head of Health Analytics at Lane, Clark and Peacock. He has just co-authored a book called 'Whose Health is it Anyway?' looking at the impact of COVID 19 on public health.

    Victoria Ball: @widemindednessvictoriaball on Instagram and Facebook, @widemindedness on Twitter and www.victoria-ball.com

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    • 24 min
    Widemindedness: Tahir Shah

    Widemindedness: Tahir Shah

    Tahir Shah is a prolific best-selling author and film-maker. His thirty-year career has produced more than forty highly acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as numerous documentaries and screenplays, and a massive body of journalism, scholarly articles, and photography. Describing himself as an ‘Enthusiast and Adventurer,’ Tahir has spent his professional life searching for the hidden underbelly of lands through which he travels. In doing so, he often uncovers layers of life that most other writers hardly even realise exist. With a world-wide following, Tahir’s work has been translated into more than thirty languages, in hundreds of editions. His documentaries have been screened on National Geographic TV, The History Channel, Channel 4, and in cinemas the world over. The son of the writer and thinker Idries Shah, Tahir was born into a prominent Anglo-Afghan family, and seeks to bridge East with West through his work. Passionate about the changing face of publishing, he established his own media business, Secretum Mundi Ltd., which represents all his projects.

    Tahir Shah: @tahirshah999 on Instagram, Twitter and tahirshah.com

    Victoria Ball: @widemindednessvictoriaball on Instagram, Facebook and victoria-ball.com

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    Widemindedness: Homesteading Family part ii

    Widemindedness: Homesteading Family part ii

    Josh and Carolyn Thomas live on a 40-acre homestead in the mountains of North Idaho. They raise all their own meat, and produce most of their own dairy, fruit and vegetables using all-natural methods. The couple are passionate about the benefits of homeschooling their nine children. Together they founded and run Homesteading Family, which provides videos, tutorials and classes to inspire and help others to move towards a healthier and more abundant homesteading lifestyle. Their YouTube channel and Facebook page together have nearly half a million subscribers and followers.

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    • 28 min
    Widemindedness: Homesteading Family part i

    Widemindedness: Homesteading Family part i

    Josh and Carolyn Thomas live on a 40-acre homestead in the mountains of North Idaho. They raise all their own meat, and produce most of their own dairy, fruit and vegetables using all-natural methods. The couple are passionate about the benefits of homeschooling their nine children. Together they founded and run Homesteading Family, which provides videos, tutorials and classes to inspire and help others to move towards a healthier and more abundant homesteading lifestyle. Their YouTube channel and Facebook page together have nearly half a million subscribers and followers.

    Homesteading Family: YouTube

    Victoria Ball: @widemindednessvictoriaball on Instagram, Facebook and victoria-ball.com

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    • 23 min
    Widemindedness: Sophia Money-Coutts

    Widemindedness: Sophia Money-Coutts

    Sophia Money-Coutts is a journalist and author who spent five years studying the British aristocracy while working as Features Director at Tatler. Prior to that she worked as a writer and editor for the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail in London, and The National in Abu Dhabi. She’s a columnist for The Sunday Telegraph and the Evening Standard, and often appears on radio and television channels talking about important topics such as Prince Harry’s wedding and the etiquette of the threesome. She’s published three novels, The Plus One and What Happens Now?, and The Wish List. We recorded our conversation earlier this summer. 



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    Victoria Ball: @widemindednessvictoriaball on Instagram, Facebook and victoria-ball.com

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    • 22 min

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