Series 2, Episode 23: Simon Amstell
Simon Amstell made his name as a stand-up comedian and presenter, best known for his stint on ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’. Now he’s a fully-fledged film-maker, taking on veganism in his 2017 film ‘Carnage’, while his latest venture, ‘Benjamin’, is a semi-autobiographical look at a gay man struggling to find intimacy.
Series 2, Episode 22: Matt Brittin
Matt Brittin is the President of Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was also a British rower winning medals at the World Championships and representing GB at the Olympics. Krishnan challenges him on some of the controversies Google faces, whether YouTube’s policies are in the right place when it…
Series 2, Episode 18: James Brokenshire
James Brokenshire MP is the current Housing Secretary and the first Cabinet minister on Ways to Change The World. He talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about being diagnosed with lung cancer and how it changed his life, the current state of politics, and how the internet is changing how politicians think. Listen and subscribe You can…
Series 2, Episode 19: Chuka Umunna
Chuka Umunna is one of the leading members of the new Independent Group – one of now 11 MPs to leave the traditional parties to forge what they call a new centre ground in politics. He talks to Krishnan about what motivated him to take the leap, what an alternative to left/right politics might look…
Series 2, Episode 17: Sayeeda Warsi
Sayeeda Warsi was the first Muslim woman to serve in British Cabinet. She was appointed to the House of Lords in 2007 and resigned from the Cabinet in 2014 over the Conservative Party’s policy towards the Israeli Gaza conflict. She talks to Krishnan about wanting an inquiry into Islamophobia in the Tory Party, why she…
Series 2, Episode 15: Ric Lewis
Ric Lewis has been named the most influential black Briton in the Powerlist 2019. He talks to us about his philanthropy, upping aspiration for young people, his views on Brexit and being very, very tall.
Series 2, Episode 14: Michaela Coel
Michaela Coel is a writer and actor who shot to fame with her debut TV show Chewing Gum. She talks to me about how she lost her faith, why celebrity treatment doesn’t interest her and how she wants to change writing rooms in the future. Listen and subscribe You can listen to and subscribe to…
Series 2, Episode 13: Rachel Riley
Rachel Riley has been the resident mathematician on game show Countdown for ten years now, but that’s not just what she came on our podcast to talk about.
Series 2, Episode 12: Munroe Bergdorf
Munroe Bergdorf is an activist and model, known for speaking her mind on trans issues, racism and misogyny. She talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about her own transition, the controversy that led to her being dropped by L’Oreal and why tolerance is not enough.
Series 2, Episode 11: Elif Shafak
Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish-British novelist and political scientist. She talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about whether you can truly be a citizen of the world, how novels can change us and why she can’t help but be political.
Series 2, Episode 10: Helena Kennedy QC
Baroness Helena Kennedy is one of Britain’s foremost human rights lawyers and a Labour peer. She’s played a key role in many prominent inquiries including the Brighton Bombing trial, the bombing of the Israeli Embassy and fought the world’s first case about transgender rights at the European Court of Justice. Her latest book is ‘Eve Was Shamed: How British…
Series 2, Episode 9: Lord Michael Heseltine
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. Listen and subscribe You can listen…
Series 2, Episode 8: Damon Albarn
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 me backstage before his gig in Hackney about how politics and music…
Series 2, Episode 7: David Lammy MP
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 me about what drives his passion for social justice, where he thinks Brexit will take the nation and how…
Series 2, Episode 6: Lea DeLaria
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 Netflix hit Orange is the New Black and tours the world singing jazz. She talks to me about why she thinks Donald Trump is a fascist, how the…