Ways to Change the World

  • 6 Jun 2019

    Waad and Hamza al-Kateab are two Syrian refugees who risked everything to stay in Aleppo during the war. Waad is an award-winning film-maker, whose documentary ‘For Sama’ just won Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the intimate and epic journey of her experience of war, tracking her life over five years in…

  • 15 May 2019

    Jon Ronson talks to Krishnan while on a stage tour in the UK about the importance of curiosity, why he’s decided to talk about his mental breakdown, and the ethics that drive his journalism.

  • 27 Mar 2019

    Matt Haig is a best-selling author of adult and children’s books – his most recent being ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ and ‘The Truth Pixie’. He talks to Krishnan about his mental breakdown aged 24, how he got through it and the lessons we all need to learn to cope with the pressures of the modern…

  • 20 Mar 2019

    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.

  • 13 Mar 2019

    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…

  • 4 Mar 2019

    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…

  • 4 Mar 2019

    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…

  • 6 Feb 2019

    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…

  • 23 Jan 2019

    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.

  • 16 Jan 2019

    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…

  • 9 Jan 2019

    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.

  • 3 Jan 2019

    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.

  • 3 Jan 2019

    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.

  • 21 Dec 2018

    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…

  • 21 Dec 2018

    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…