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The Futureverse – Redefining Legacy: How to Be a Great Ancestor, with Rory Stewart

Intelligence Squared

In today's episode of Intelligence Squared, we hear from our podcast dedicated to exploring the possibilities of what lies ahead: The Futureverse. What if the solution to solving extreme poverty was as simple as giving cash to those who need it? GiveDirectly, the fastest growing NGO founded this century, does just that. By allowing donors to send money directly to the world’s poorest, it has revolutionised the aid sector. In the last decade, GiveDirectly has delivered $580M+ to over 1.37 million people across eleven countries. Cash in hand, no strings attached. In this episode, Kamal Ahmed is joined by the President of GiveDirectly Rory Stewart to discuss GiveDirectly’s work, the profound implications of direct cash transfers and why we all have a duty to do what we can to uplift the global poor. Rory’s career, which has taken him from Iraq, where he was Deputy-Governor of two provinces following the invasion in 2003, to the UK Government, where he served as Secretary of State for International Development, has shaped his approach to his own legacy, and what it means to be a good ancestor. Kamal and Rory discuss this and more in this wide-ranging interview with one of the most knowledgeable and compelling voices on international development and the charity sector.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


13 Jan 2023

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Weekend podcast: Rory Stewart, the price of heartbreak, movie legend Pam Grier


This week, Sirin Kale meets former Tory MP and hit podcaster Rory Stewart (1m36s), columnist Eva Wiseman counts the clinical cost of heartbreak (20m27s), and Ryan Gilbey sits down with the queen of Blaxploitation Pam Grier (37m18s)


3 Sep 2022

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Iain Dale All Talk

This podcast began as a result of Iain Dale’s All Talk show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. Three year’s on Iain is back in Edinburgh and over the course of the next three months we will be bringing you all 11 of his shows on this podcast. One a week each Wednesday. His first guest was former Conservative MP and co-host of the Rest is Politics podcast, Rory Stewart.

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10 Aug 2022

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BONUS: Rory Stewart on what it’s like to run for prime minister

The New Statesman Podcast

Rory Stewart, the former international development secretary and Conservative leadership candidate, speaks to Rachel Cunliffe about the lessons he learned from running for leader in 2019. They talk about whether this year’s candidates show growing diversity in the party, why our political culture has got so bad at argument and debate, and what he got wrong when he was in government.Stewart’s new series, The Long History of Argument, starts on BBC Radio 4 on 19 July at 9am.Podcast listeners can subscribe to the New Statesman for just £1 a week for 12 weeks using our special offer. Just visit newstatesman.com/podcastoffer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


15 Jul 2022

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Keynote Speech by Rory Stewart - The State of the Constitution: Constitution Unit Conference 2022

The Constitution Unit

Rory Stewart was Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border between 2010 and 2019. He served in government under David Cameron and Theresa May, including as a Home Office minister and Secretary of State for International Development. As a former diplomat, he served on the House of Commons Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees, the latter of which he chaired from 2014 to 2015. In 2019, he contested the Conservative Party leadership against Boris Johnson, before being stripped of the party whip over Johnson’s approach to Brexit, and then stepping down from parliament. Among other things he is currently the co-host, with Alastair Campbell, of the popular podcast 'The Rest is Politics'.


15 Jul 2022

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Rory Stewart - The State of the Nation

How To Academy Podcast

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Malaysia, commissioned in the Black Watch when only a teenager, Rory Stewart’s career bears little resemblance to the typical 21st century career politician. After serving as a diplomat in Indonesia, the Balkans and Iraq, a foundation director in Afghanistan, and as Secretary of State for International Development, he left frontline politics altogether to work on a charitable project in Amman, Jordan. He joins to share his thoughts on Boris Johnson's government in this time of perpetual crisis, and explore the challenges facing politicians of all affiliations today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 Jun 2022

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Rory Stewart Official Interview

The Nolan Carr at Night Show!

Welcome everyone to another edition of the podcast!   Joining us this week for the Season 6 finale episode is the amazing Rory Stewart!   Rory is URI's newest 6'9'' power forward commit for the men's basketball team! Rory recently finished his year at Orangeville Prepatory School in Ontario, Canada. Stewart will be joining Orangeville teammate Jeremy Foumena as a ram this fall!   Rory and I talked about starting basketball at twelve years old, his experiences at Orangeville Prep and how that prepared him for URI, the upcoming season, playing with Jeremy in Canada, having patience for overall growth, and more! Don't forget to subscribe below as well as, leave a like, turn on notifications so you don't miss anything, as well as share this episode with your friends and family!   Follow Rory on...   Instagram - @roryst3wart   Twitter - @roryst3wart   Follow the podcast on...   Instagram - @nolancarratnightshow    Twitter - @NolanCarrNight    All the best,  - Nolan   Disco Sting by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100363 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/nolan-carr1/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/nolan-carr1/support


19 May 2022

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Why is Boris Johnson waging a culture war? With Rory Stewart and Kim Leadbeater

The New Statesman Podcast

While polling revealed exclusively by the New Statesman suggests that voters aren’t divided on so-called culture war issues, the Johnson administration is putting them at the centre of its political project. To understand why the Prime Minister seems intent on winning a war that doesn’t exist, Anoosh Chakelian is joined by Kim Leadbeater, Labour MP for Batley and Spen, who received an MBE last year for services to social cohesion, and Rory Stewart, senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a former Conservative MP and leadership rival to Johnson. They discuss why everything is being cast as a culture war and the strategy’s limited success, the real-life consequences of this way of doing politics, and ultimately how we can learn to disagree better.Podcast listeners can subscribe to the New Statesman for just £1 a week for 12 weeks using our special offer. Just visit newstatesman.com/podcastoffer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


17 May 2022

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A British Minister on Why Being a Politician Is the Worst Job Imaginable, Brexit and a View of the US and the World: Rory Stewart (#88)

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Rory Stewart provides an unconventional perspective on the US and the world, including the mistake of our all-in and all-out mentality, politics without detail and how politicians live in a perpetually paranoid universe and don’t accomplish much in their lives.It doesn't matter whether you're talking about Afghanistan, climate change or populism in the US and Europe, Rory believes the fundamental problem is a problem of jargon and abstraction. Let's take Afghanistan. President Biden left Afghanistan, because instead of focusing on the fact that the US actually only had 2,500 soldiers on the ground, was doing very little fighting and had had no casualties for 18 months, he labeled it a "forever war". And by doing so, he convinced himself and 70% of the American people that we were still back in 2012 in this huge military operation which no longer existed. And the same basic problem underlies all our politics, which is that we are now in a world of politics without detail.Rory also shares an ally’s perspective on the US, what Europeans see as a joke, and the 50% likelihood that China will make an aggressive move to reincorporate Taiwan.Rory Stewart is a British diplomat, politician, author and explorer who has walked solo across Afghanistan. He has served across the UK government as Secretary of State for International Development, Minister of the Environment, Minister of State for Justice, and as Chair of the House Commons Defense Select Committee.This podcast is available on all major podcast streaming platforms. Did you enjoy this episode? Consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts.Receive updates on upcoming guests and more in our weekly e-mail newsletter. Subscribe today at www.3takeaways.com.


12 Apr 2022

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Standing up for the world’s refugees from Afghanistan to Ukraine, with Rory Stewart

World Review from the New Statesman

As another refugee crisis unfolds in Europe, the former UK international development minister Rory Stewart speaks to the New Statesman’s US senior editor, Emily Tamkin, about his call for a new global coalition on asylum seekers.They discuss what can be done to support Ukrainians leaving their country, the continuing Afghan refugee crisis, and how to share the migrant impact without undermining border security.If you have a You Ask Us question for the international team, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.Further reading:Ido Vock reports on how Russia has escalated the war on Ukraine as blitzkrieg calculations fail.Olia Hercules shares how Putin’s war in Ukraine has torn her family apart. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


1 Mar 2022