Ways to Change the World

  • 28 Mar 2024

    Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni joins Krishnan Guru-Murthy to to talk about her life and work, how anger has fuelled her poetry at different stages of her life – touching on topics such as domestic abuse, segregation, Black Lives Matter and Donald Trump – and recounts her experience of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 14 Mar 2024

    Author Armistead Maupin is a pioneer – writing about AIDS and HIV for a mass audience and daring to include gay, lesbian, trans and queer lives when few others were. His ‘Tales of the City’ series, which started as a newspaper column in 1974, became worldwide best-selling novels and a Netflix series. It chronicles the…

  • 29 Feb 2024

    James Timpson, CEO of the Timpson’s Group tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy the secrets behind his unconventional leadership style and why fostering a culture of kindness, giving ex-prisoners a second chance and cultivating a happy workforce are key to his business’s ethos, in In this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 1 Feb 2024

    Environmental data scientist, Dr Hannah Ritchie tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy how her work taught her that there are more reasons for hope than despair about the climate and the planet we live on – and why a truly sustainable world can still be within reach, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 14 Dec 2023

    Samuel Kasumu, Former Special Advisor to Boris Johnson, talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the reasons why he first joined the Tory party aged 19, the role of special advisors in No 10 and why culture wars inside Downing Street made the downfall of Boris Johnson ‘inevitable’, in this episode of Ways To Change the World.

  • 7 Dec 2023

    Keith Allen has been many things. The father of popstar Lily and Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen, he was also a TV presenter, theatre actor, the man behind two hit football anthems (the Fat Les ditty “Vindaloo” and New Order’s “World in Motion”, both of which he co-wrote) and a handful of small roles…

  • 23 Nov 2023

    Astronaut Tim Peake tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his journey to becoming an astronaut, his time on the ISS and the crucial role of Elon Musk and SpaceX in future space missions, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 10 Nov 2023

    Action Aid UK’s CEO Halima Begum tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy about her journey from youth activism to NGO work, the West’s ‘moral responsibility’ to humanitarian aid and the need for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine war, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 20 Oct 2023

    Activist Mikaela Loach tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy why we need to reframe our understanding of the climate crisis in order to tackle its root causes, and why only through “active hope” and collective action can we radically transform our world for the better, in this episode of Ways to Change the World.

  • 13 Nov 2019

    Esther Duflo won 2019’s Nobel prize for economics with her partner Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Together they’ve written a new book called ‘Good Economics for Hard Times’ which seeks to answer some of the world’s biggest social and political questions. A resident professor at MIT, Esther talks to Krishnan about what it’s like to win the…

  • 11 Sep 2019

    Margaret Atwood is one of the world’s most distinguished authors, most famous for her 1985 classic The Handmaid’s Tale. The dystopian novel, where women’s reproductive rights are entirely stripped from them, recently inspired an Emmy-award winning TV adaptation. The much-anticipated sequel The Testaments is now out and she talks to Krishnan about its release, why…

  • 24 Jul 2019

    George Mpanga, better known by his stage name George the Poet, began his career as a rapper, but after feeling constrained by the form, he moved into poetry and now podcasting. His show ‘Have You Heard George’s Podcast’ swept the board at the British Podcast Awards for its unique interrogation of social injustice. He talks to…

  • 17 Jul 2019

    Gary Jones became the editor of the Daily Express in March 2018. Earlier in his career he was on the staff of the News of the World, The Sunday People and the Daily Mirror. He talks to Krishnan about editing a Tory newspaper as a Labour supporter, how he’s trying to change the reputation of the paper, and the…

  • 8 Jul 2019

    Annie Mac is a superstar DJ headlining festivals all over the world. She talks to Krishnan about the death of clubs, how drug culture is changing and why music needs more women calling the shots. Listen and subscribe You can listen to and subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts here. Or on Spotify, Acast, CastBox and other good podcast…

  • 19 Jun 2019

    Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes and now The Raconteurs, is one of the best guitarists in the world. He talks to Krishnan as his new tour kicks off about why he doesn’t own a mobile phone, why the fear of foreigners still shocks him and what influences his music. Listen and subscribe You can…