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Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

News • Society-and-culture

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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Rosie Jones on being a disabled, gay, northern woman in comedy

Jan 14 • 42:13

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is a theatre composer, writer and actor, who has made his directorial debut with Tick Tick...Boom!, the story of Broadway composer Jonathan Larson and his struggles as an artist before he wrote the world-renowned musical, Rent....

Jon Snow on his life, finding a sense of right and wrong and always seeking the truth

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Paul Chowdhry on making family-friendly comedy in a cancel culture age and diversity in the media

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Paul Chowdhry is a no holds barred comedian who sold out Wembley with his  ‘Live Innit’ stand-up tour making him the first British Asian comedian to do so....

Pauline Campbell on the Windrush scandal, changing your career late in life and racism in Britain today

Dec 10 • 35:42

Pauline Cambell is an award winning local government lawyer who supervises The Windrush Justice Clinic, providing free legal advice and preparing compensation claims for victims of the Windrush scandal. ...

Sir Roger Penrose on being a nobel prize winning Physicist, impossible art and AI

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Benjamin Bratton on why he hates Ted talks and why Covid should change the way we think

Nov 26 • 29:21
Benjamin Bratton is a sociologist, design theorist and author. He perhaps is most known for his TED talk, 'What's wrong with TED Talks?'   His most recent book, 'The Revenge of the Real: Politics for a Post-Pandemic' world discusses the lessons he says that we can learn from our experiences with Covid-19 politically, culturally and technologically.   ...

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Nish Kumar on political comedy, mental health and leaving The Mash Report

Nov 15 • 34:19

Comedian Nish Kumar is best known for his five years at the helm of BBC Two's The Mash Report.  The show was cancelled by the BBC earlier this year and moved to Dave under a new name - Late Night Mash. But in an act of "self-cancellation", Kumar stepped down as its host and is touring with his new show, Control, in 2022.  He speaks to Krishnan about leaving The Mash Rep...

Steven Pinker on rationality during an epidemic of unreason, teaching tools of reason and debating an irrational people

Nov 5 • 39:02

Steven Pinker, an experimental cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at Harvard. He has been named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world today. ...

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