Bridges to the Future

Culture

The RSA’s former Chief executive (2006 to 2021), Matthew Taylor, puts a range of experts and thinkers on the spot by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.

Location:

United States

Description:

The RSA’s former Chief executive (2006 to 2021), Matthew Taylor, puts a range of experts and thinkers on the spot by asking for one big idea to help build effective bridges to our new future.

Twitter:

@jshield

Language:

English

Contact:

+447913394279


Episodes

Special series: The Re-generation

1/31/2023
In this series we’ve heard from key thinkers on what they are doing to nurture regenerative systems – locally, regionally and globally – and to create thriving futures for all life on this planet. In this final episode of the series, Josie and Daniel are joined by Paul Hawken, one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, to hear his perspectives on why now is the time for collaborative action and how we can all be part of the re-generation. Paul Hawken is a pioneering architect of...

Duration:00:37:22

What are austerity measures really about?

1/24/2023
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. In the wake of the crisis of 2008, austerity measures were implemented across the western world to stop financial catastrophe. But what impact have these long-lasting and controversial polices had on workers and communities? Clara E....

Duration:00:37:35

Special series: Coming Home to Place

1/17/2023
In this special series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people in place collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies and create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this sixth episode, Josie and Daniel discuss the importance of place with two leading voices in regenerative development -- Pamela Mang and Jenny Andersson. We are living through a period of seemingly insurmountable challenges – from the climate crisis to global disparities of health and...

Duration:00:38:21

How to be a 'good' drinker

1/10/2023
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Adrian Chiles once put away 100 units of alcohol a week. The recommended amount is 14. But Adrian never considered himself an alcoholic, just someone who enjoyed drinking a bit too much. But after a warning from his doctor, and now well...

Duration:00:29:42

Special series: Beyond Business as Usual

1/3/2023
In this special “Bridges to the Future” series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people in place collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies and create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this fifth episode, Josie and Daniel discuss the role companies can play in shaping our future with John Elkington and Louise Kjellerup Roper from Volans Ventures. The last decade has seen a shift in the discussion around corporate social responsibility and the role...

Duration:00:36:52

BONUS: Matthew's Pick of the Year

12/27/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. In this special festive edition, Matthew selects his favourite conversations from 2021. Highlights include: Oliver Bullough exposes Britain’s major role in the world of corruption; Phil Tinline on why collective political nightmares can...

Duration:00:32:50

Special series: Regenerative Economies

12/20/2022
In this special series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people in place collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies and create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this fourth episode, Josie and Daniel explore new models for structuring our economies with radical economists Kate Raworth and John Fullerton. The words economy and ecology have the same root in Ancient Greek – oikos, meaning home. In an era marked by climate breakdown and profound social...

Duration:00:42:22

Siddhartha Mukherjee on what makes us human

12/13/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Pulitzer Prize-winning physician, biologist, and author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, joins Matthew to discuss the importance of the body’s smallest structural and functional unit: the cell. He explains why the cell is so important when it...

Duration:00:30:51

Special series: Urban Flourishing

12/6/2022
ReGeneration Rising In this special series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people in place collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies and create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this third episode, Josie and Daniel discuss regenerative cities with urban designers, Michael Pawlyn and Sarah Ichioka, authors of the book Flourish: Design Paradigms for our Planetary Emergency. From our cities, to our homes, to our public buildings, the spaces we...

Duration:00:47:16

Hashi Mohamed on how to solve the UK's housing crisis

11/29/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Hashi Mohamed is a barrister and broadcaster based in London. A contributor to the Guardian, The Times and Prospect he also presented Adventures in Social Mobility (April 2017) and Macpherson: What Happened Next (2019). In his debut book...

Duration:00:35:18

Special series: Future Dreaming

11/22/2022
In this special series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people in place collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies and create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this second episode, Josie and Daniel are joined by Dr Anne Poelina, Co-Chair of Indigenous Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a Nyikina Warrwa Indigenous woman from the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Regeneration is often positioned as a recent development in sustainable...

Duration:00:38:05

The gamification of work

11/15/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Games developer and writer, Adrian Hon, believes creeping gamification in our workplace, our schools, even our government, is increasingly being used as a way to profit from and coerce us. Adrian joins Matthew to explain why, in a...

Duration:00:34:38

Special series: ReGeneration Rising

11/8/2022
In this special series, we explore how regenerative practice is helping people collectively re-design their communities, cities and economies to create a thriving home for all on our planet. In this first episode, co-hosts Josie Warden and Daniel Christian Wahl discuss what it means to think and act regeneratively. Every second of every day, our cells are fed, nourished, and regenerated by the living systems around us -- and our presence, in turn, enables other species to thrive. But our...

Duration:00:34:47

Behind the scenes at Brompton Bicycles

11/1/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Matthew meets with Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of Brompton Bicycles, originally a small British company that has grown to become one of the biggest cycling brand names in the world. Will discusses the challenge of producing intricate...

Duration:00:32:35

Successfully shaping the second half of life

10/18/2022
In this thought-provoking interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of leading thinkers on the spot - from writers to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. In her latest book, 'Hagitude', Sharon Blackie shares her personal story alongside potent female figures from history to offer a rich vision of how we can grow into a more connected and creative second half of life. She joins Matthew to...

Duration:00:36:33

Crisis? What Crisis?

10/4/2022
In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. In the last century of British mass democracy politics has lurched from crisis to crisis. So what can we learn by looking at periods of turmoil and misery instead of focusing on moments of consensus and harmony? Documentary-maker and writer Phil...

Duration:00:38:23

Why my internet is gone forever

9/20/2022
In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Journalist Marie Le Conte was born in 1991, the same year the World Wide Web was invented. She claims her generation were the first who properly grew up online, riding the waves of those chaotic and experimental early years of the internet. But when...

Duration:00:34:01

How books become succesful

9/6/2022
In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Just how does a book go from a germ of an idea in one person's head to top of the best-sellers list? How important are the army of proofreaders, indexers, copy editors and publicists in helping an author pen a succesful novel? In this episode of...

Duration:00:29:23

The roots of inequality?

8/23/2022
In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Oded Galor is Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University and the founding thinker behind Unified Growth Theory, which seeks to uncover the fundamental causes of development, prosperity and inequality over the entire span of...

Duration:00:38:18

Bridging the divide between town and country

8/9/2022
In this lively interview series from the RSA, Matthew Taylor, puts a range of practitioners on the spot - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - by asking for big ideas to help build effective bridges to our new future. Anna Jones is a journalist, broadcaster, and Nuffield Farming Scholar. She can be heard on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today, On Your Farm and Costing the Earth. Anna worked on BBC One's Countryfile for more than a decade. Growing up on the Welsh Borders,...

Duration:00:36:09