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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

Michael Moore on Trump, Brexit and his new film

10/17/2018
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Oscar-winning documentary maker Michael Moore has made his name, and won his awards, by offering searing critiques of American society. Famed for Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, a left-wing, globalist outlook drives him and his films. He chats to Krishnan about his latest offering - Fahrenheit 11/9, why America ended up with Trump as President, and where Brexit Britain goes next. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 15...

Duration:00:31:45

Jameela Jamil on banning airbrushing, the Kardashians and her traumatic teens

8/29/2018
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Jameela Jamil does not want to be known as a 'double agent of the patriarchy'. Star of Netflix' The Good Place and former Radio 1 DJ, she is rallying against a culture of airbrushing, weight-loss and vanity. She chats to Krishnan about her latest 'I Weigh' campaign, being in Hollywood during the Me Too movement and why she thinks the Kardashians are a toxic influence on young girls. Recorded: 28 August 2018. This is the final episode of the first season of Ways to Change the World. Get in...

Duration:00:49:47

Jacqueline Gold on sexual culture, empowering women and what's holding back the high street

8/22/2018
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CEO of Ann Summers and one of the richest woman in Great Britain, Jacqueline Gold is the brains behind one of the biggest businesses on the British high street. She talks to Krishnan about the challenges she faced at the beginning, what impact she thinks Ann Summers has had on sexual culture and the change government needs to make to get retail booming again. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 15 August. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:47:44

Richard Curtis on the future of charity, his films and optimism

8/15/2018
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Screenwriter of Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis' influence on romantic comedies and the nation's Christmas viewing schedules is immense. But, he's also just as world-changing for his charity work. As the founder of Comic Relief, Make Poverty History and now, an advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, he talks to Krishnan about whether public trust in charity is dwindling, global progress and his unrelenting optimism. Subscribe to Ways...

Duration:00:49:51

Gina Miller on a post-Brexit world, death threats and rethinking capitalism

8/8/2018
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Defender of the constitution to some, 'enemy of the people' to others, Gina Miller was the lead claimant in a successful legal battle ensuring parliament had the final say over triggering Article 50. She talks to Krishnan ahead of the release of her new book 'Rise' about why the British public need another vote on Brexit, the abuse she's had to negotiate since that Supreme Court legal battle and why trickle-down economics isn't working. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more...

Duration:00:44:23

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey on poverty, personal responsibility and rap

8/1/2018
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Glaswegian rapper Loki is this year’s Orwell Prize winner for his book ‘Poverty Safari’. He talks to Krishnan about how he negotiated a difficult childhood and an alcohol problem, how he thinks poverty can be tackled and why the left need to reclaim the idea of personal responsibility. Subscribe to 'Ways to Change the World' for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 30th July. Producers: Sarah Gough, Kieron Bryan, Matthew Lucas.

Duration:00:42:51

Faiza Shaheen on solutions to austerity, why she wants to be an MP and institutional racism

7/27/2018
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Our guest this week is Faiza Shaheen, the director of left wing think tank CLASS, who plans to run for Labour against veteran Conservative Party politician Iain Duncan Smith in a bid to become an MP. She chats to Krishnan about why she thinks we need to radically restructure our society, her upbringing and why Brexit is a bad idea. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 24 July 2018. Producers: Sarah Gough, Kieron Bryan, Matthew Lucas.

Duration:00:44:14

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on not being Prime Minister, immigration and delivering Brexit

7/18/2018
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Jacob Rees-Mogg is the backbencher Tory MP who will stop at nothing to achieve a hard Brexit. Taking a break from his daily routine of goading the government on their Brexit position, he chats to Krishnan about his early life and political ambitions, what he'll do if he's wrong on Brexit and whether the referendum was racist. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 17 July 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:46:16

Ken Clarke MP on Brexit chaos, being a Tory rebel and answering critics

7/11/2018
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Ken Clarke has been a Member of Parliament for almost five decades. As the longest serving MP, he talks to Krishnan about why Brexit is in such chaos, his long-standing Conservative views and why he thinks it’s important politicians talk honestly to the media. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 4 July 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett.

Duration:00:43:23

Jess Phillips MP on domestic abuse, Corbynistas and drug policy

7/4/2018
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A Labour politician with an outspoken style, Jess Phillips MP has risen to public prominence as the feminist with big ideas about how to liberate women. After working for Women’s Aid, she became an MP to try and force real change in women’s policy issues. She talks to Krishnan about why she thinks she’s powerful, why Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t be a good Prime Minister, and her evolving stance on drug policy. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews...

Duration:00:48:50

Ed Husain on his life after Islamic extremism, a Middle East Union and tackling terrorism

6/27/2018
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Former Islamic extremist turned anti-radicalisation think-tank founder Ed Husain talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy on the release of his new book House of Islam: A Global History. His faith in peace, unity and God sustains, informed by his own journey from young radical to progressive thinker. Drawing from his own experience and thousands of years of Islamic history, he argues that it is only through religion itself that extremism can be tackled. Recorded: 1 June 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:43:39

Johnny Marr on Morrissey, why he hates politicians and the Manchester attack

6/20/2018
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The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy from London's ICA on the release of his new album Call the Comets. A political musician from his early days of gigging at Glastonbury, he now talks of disagreeing with Smiths frontman Morrissey over his far-right leanings, how the terrorist attack in Manchester jolted his creativity and why he thinks politicians are more desperate for fame than anyone else. Recorded: 14 June 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Amy...

Duration:00:33:22

Nawal El Saadawi on feminism, fiction and the illusion of democracy

6/13/2018
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Revolutionary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the injustice of the patriarchy, what inspires her to write and why she thinks democracy doesn't exist. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch the podcasts on our YouTube channel. Recorded: 22 May 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.

Duration:00:42:11

Helena Morrissey on diversity at the top, gender equality and her 9 children

6/6/2018
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Financial CEO Dame Helena Morrissey talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about how to rethink the world of work, what it takes to get true diversity in board rooms and rising to the top with nine children. You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel. Date recorded: 29th May. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.

Duration:00:41:55

Salman Rushdie on no-platforming, magical realism and America in crisis

5/30/2018
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Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy thirty years on from the controversial publication of The Satanic Verses. He talks in part about his new book The Golden House, what the fake news phenomenon means for literature and why America has a cultural crisis. You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel. Date recorded: 25th May. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.

Duration:00:43:48

Germaine Greer on women's liberation, the trans community and her own experience of rape

5/23/2018
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Feminist writer and academic Germaine Greer talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why she is against gender equality, for women's liberation and uninterested in the trans community. She also talks in-depth for the first time about her own experience of rape. Please rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin...

Duration:00:45:37

Michael Sheen on acting to activism, fighting poverty and playing Tony Blair

5/16/2018
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Michael Sheen talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why his focus has shifted from acting to activism, his campaign to stop high cost credit lenders targeting working class communities, and what he's learned from playing Tony Blair. Please rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel. Producer: Sarah Gough Production support: Martin Collett Artwork: Daire Collins

Duration:00:42:24

Peter Tatchell on the power of direct action, arresting Mugabe and LGBTQ rights

5/9/2018
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Activist Peter Tatchell talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his life's work as a human rights activist, why he so passionately fights for LGBTQ rights and the moment he arrested former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch each episode on our YouTube channel. Recorded: 3 May 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire...

Duration:00:38:30

Benjamin Zephaniah on Windrush, anarchism and his time in North Korea

5/2/2018
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Poet, writer and activist Benjamin Zephaniah talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the Windrush scandal, how the political system should be torn down and why he spends so much time in China. Rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch each episode on our YouTube channel. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.

Duration:00:41:53

Tom Walker (AKA Jonathan Pie) on satire, freedom of speech and debating better

4/25/2018
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Political satirist Tom Walker, best known for his viral comedy character Jonathan Pie, talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the purpose behind his satire, why the left need to reclaim freedom of speech and how he’d change the world if given the chance. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. You also watch all the interviews in full on our YouTube channel. Recorded: 17 March 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Kat...

Duration:00:41:04