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Gillian Tett is editor-at-large at the Financial Times and an anthropologist. Her latest book 'Anthrovision: How Anthropology can Explain Business and Life' reveals how anthropology can make sense of people's behaviour, in business and beyond. Krishnan talks to Gillian about why need to pay more attention to 'social silences', how she predicted the…
 
Gordon Brown was Prime Minister of the UK from 2007 to 2010 after being Chancellor of the Exchequer for ten years under Tony Blair's leadership. His new book 'Seven Ways to Change the World' explores even major global problems he believes we must address including climate change, nuclear proliferation and global poverty. Krishnan speaks to Gordon a…
 
Ed Miliband was leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015. He's now back in frontline politic as the Shadow Business Secretary. His new book 'Go Big: How to Fix our World' explores his ambitious ideas for change from inequality to the climate crisis. Krishnan speaks to Ed about why he thinks his solutions while he was leader of the opposition we…
 
Rob Rinder is hugely well known across TV as Judge Rinder. But he's also a very accomplished lawyer. He has made numerous TV shows including documentaries about his Jewish history and the Holocaust. Krish talks to Rob about how he became both a lawyer and a celebrity, why he is worried about identity politics and his concerns about the British lega…
 
Gary Numan is considered as one of the pioneers of electronic music. Over his 40-year career he has sold over millions of records. His new album 'Intruder' explores climate change from the planet’s point of view. Krishnan speaks to Gary about what saved his music career, his experiences with depression and how the best day of his life is yet to com…
 
Jamelia has been public figure for around 20 years. She burst into our lives as a pop star with numerous top 20 hits. But after about 10 years, she moved into more of a television career and has been famous on programmes like Loose Women and is often called upon as a valuable voice on social issues on news and current affairs programmes. She speaks…
 
Tawseef Khan is a solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist. His debut book, 'The Muslim Problem: Why We're Wrong About Islam And Why It Still Matters' explores what it means to believe in Islam today. Khan speaks to Krishnan about Islamophobia, what integration means to him and his experience growing up as a …
 
Tim Marshall was a foreign correspondent for decades. He was well-known as the diplomatic editor and the foreign editor of Sky News. Since then, his book ' Prisoners of Geography' became instantly successful and a huge bestseller. His sequel, 'The Power of Geography' is out this week. Tim talks to Krishnan about the UK's current place on the world …
 
James Wong is a botanist, gardener and TV presenter. For last few months, he has been drawn into the culture wars, which have emerged ever since murder of George Floyd. In the wake of the judgment of the Derek Chauvin murder trail, Krishnan talks to James about the existence of racism and classicism within the gardening world and how he thinks we n…
 
Ayesha Vardag is arguably Britain's most well-known divorce lawyer. She's famous for representing the rich and the powerful and big high worth divorce cases. She's also a legal pioneer. One of her cases changed the law quite fundamentally with regard to the recognition of prenuptial agreements in Britain. Krishnan talks to Ayesha about her sometime…
 
Dale Vince is a green energy industrialist and owner of 'Ecotricity'. He's also the owner of perhaps the greenest and only vegan football club, The Forest Green Rovers. He is one of the pioneers of the electric vehicle charging network and executive producer of the Netflix film, 'Seaspiracy'. He talks to Krishnan about how he went from traveller to…
 
Jacob Collier is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. He first became well known through his viral videos on YouTube before being signed to Quincy Jones' management company. He talks to Krishnan about why he thinks it's important to push the boundaries of music, the future relationship between technology and music and why the best music is yet to co…
 
Nadia Whittome is the youngest MP in the House of Commons. She was elected in 2019 to represent the seat of Nottingham East at the age of 23. She's well known as having limited her own salary to give a proportion away to charity. She speaks to Krishnan in the aftermath of the killing of Sarah Everard about the need to confront male violence and cha…
 
Frank Bruno is a legendary boxer, former WBC heavyweight champion and public figure. A recently released documentary, 'Bruno v Tyson' explores his illustrious career and his unparalleled rivalry with boxer Mike Tyson. Frank talks to Krishnan about his struggles with mental health, how the past year has affected him and his hopes for the future. Pro…
 
Sophie Walker is an activist, journalist and founding leader of the Women's Equality Party. Her most recent book, 'Fives Rules' for Rebellion: 'Let's Change the World Ourselves' presents a five-step journey to incorporating activism into our lives. She talks to Krishnan about fighting for equality by channelling rage and engaging in good faith with…
 
Kazuo Ishiguro is the only living British winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature - having written household names such as Never Let Me Go and The Remains of the Day. His new novel, Klara and the Sun, is on the surface a sci-fi about artificial intelligence, but of course it is about much more, mostly love. Krishnan speaks to Kazuo Ishiguro about …
 
LaTosha Brown is an American community organiser and activist. She is the co-founder of 'Black Voters Matter'. She was one of the key campaigners who helped deliver the state of Georgia for the Democrats and Joe Biden and helped in turning the Senate into the control of the Democratic Party. She talks to Krishnan about her fight against voter suppr…
 
Sathnam Sanghera is a journalist and writer. His most recent book, Empireland, explores how the British Empire has shaped our fundamental understanding of every aspect of British culture. Krishnan talks to Sathnam about culture wars, the 'footballification' of politics and whether political correctness has gone too far. Producer: Rachel Evans…
 
Russell T Davies is a screenwriter and TV producer. He's brought us everything from Queer as Folk to Doctor Who. And most recently, his new TV series 'It's a Sin', which focuses on the HIV crisis during the 80s. Russell talks to Krishnan about how he believes the impact of coronavirus will transpire in dramas and plays for years to come and his vie…
 
Robert Halfon is a Conservative MP and Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee. He talks to Krishnan about why he thinks this country faces 'an epidemic of educational poverty', his visions for reforming schooling and his experience of living with cerebral palsy. This episode was recorded on Monday 11th January before the governmen…
 
Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian. He is a professor of history at Yale University and a fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He has been warning about the threats to democracy around the world for several years in a series of popular books. He talks to Krishnan about the future of Trump and 'Trumpism', the rising …
 
Joe Wicks also known as 'The Body Coach' has for many become the personal trainer of the nation. During the Covid pandemic, he unified the country in fitness with his 'PE with Joe' sessions on YouTube. He is also a social media influencer and author of a number of successful cookbooks and workout plans. Krishnan speaks to Joe about how 2020 has aff…
 
Spike Lee is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. More than thirty years after his film 'Do the Right Thing' explored the ideas around police brutality of black people, the world has seen an extraordinary year of antiracist Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd. Spike talks to Krishnan about his r…
 
Professor Devi Sridhar is the Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and sits on the Scottish Government Covid-19 Advisory Group She has become one of the most familiar faces on our screens during the global pandemic. Devi talks to Krishnan about becoming on her year as one of the pandemic's leading voices, her thoughts on how…
 
Warning: Contains strong language throughout Dominic Harrison, or Yungblud, is a singer-songwriter who has become the poster of the younger generation. At the start of the pandemic, he responded to cancelled tours and gigs by becoming one of the first major artists to start streaming performances from his LA home. Nine months on, he’s back in the U…
 
David Dimbleby is a British journalist who has covered major news events for the BBC for over 40 years. He perhaps is best known for chairing the long-running topical debate programme, 'Question Time', but has presented numerous current affairs and political programmes. He talks to Krishnan about his new podcast, 'The Fault Line', which examines th…
 
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