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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


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Lord Michael Heseltine on Brexit, Theresa May and fighting poverty

12/12/2018
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Lord Michael Heseltine is a veteran of politics. He has served as Deputy Prime Minister and was crucial in Margaret Thatcher's removal from power. He now sits on the Conservative benches of the House of Lords and has strongly argued against Brexit and to remain in the European Union. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 11 December 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:39:57

Damon Albarn on politicians vs musicians, a People's Vote and his new album

12/5/2018
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Damon Albarn had made his name as a political musician - as the frontman for Blur, Gorillaz and The Good, The Bad and The Queen - he was vocally opposed to the Iraq War and now, is entirely frustrated by Brexit. He talks to Krishnan backstage before his gig in Hackney about how politics and music collide, why he thinks there should be a People's Vote and the inspiration behind his latest album. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 4...

Duration:00:29:37

David Lammy MP on social justice, Brexit and not being a Corbynista

11/28/2018
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David Lammy won his seat as the Labour MP for Tottenham in 2000 and since then, has become famous for his moving political speeches surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Windrush scandal and London's growing knife crime problem. He talks to Krishnan about what drives his passion for social justice, where he thinks Brexit will take the nation and how he refuses to be pigeonholed as a Corbynista. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every...

Duration:00:53:18

Lea DeLaria on Trump, playing 'Big Boo' on OITNB and how Me Too left out lesbians

11/21/2018
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Lea DeLaria broke new ground when she became one of the first openly queer stand-up comedians to grace the US stage. She now plays 'Big Boo' in Orange is the New Black and tours the world singing jazz. She talks to Krishnan about why she thinks Donald Trump is a fascist, how Me Too isn't representing lesbians and why the first step to changing the world is being our true selves. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 15 November...

Duration:00:37:49

Greg Wise on loss, love and why we need to talk about death

11/14/2018
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From Sense and Sensibility to The Crown, actor Greg Wise has made regular appearances on our screens. He's also well-known as the husband of Dame Emma Thompson. Recently he put work on hold to be the primary carer for his sister Clare who was dying of cancer. He talks to Krishnan about loss, love and why we should be talking more about death. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 9 November 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:42:24

Imogen Heap on revolutionising the music industry, working with Taylor Swift and blockchain

11/7/2018
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Imogen Heap is a Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter, who has now turned her energies to blockchain technology. She talks to Krishnan about her big ideas to change the way musicians get paid, and what Taylor Swift is really like. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 7 November 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:37:44

Laura Bates on talking sex and harassment in schools, positive action and tackling misogyny

10/31/2018
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Laura Bates founded the Everyday Sexism project in 2012, long before the Me Too movement gained traction. It was a space where women could share their stories of sexual assault and highlight how normalised it had become. She talks to Krishnan about where the feminist movement is post-Me Too, why she reluctantly thinks gender quotas in the workplace are necessary and how we should be talking about sex and harassment in schools. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth...

Duration:00:42:44

David Baddiel on honesty, antisemitism and Three Lions

10/24/2018
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David Baddiel is one of the great comedians and satirists of a generation. From writing children's books to unofficial national anthems, he says he's constantly compelled to tell the honest truth. He talks to Krishnan about how truth should change the world, antisemitism within the left and the ubiquitous popularity of Three Lions. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 27 September 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

Duration:00:42:10

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