Coronavirus and Morality: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ritula Shah in conversation
The UK's former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks appears in this special episode of the Intelligence Squared podcast, recorded remotely while he self-isolates in his home. In an in-depth discussion with the BBC's Ritula Shah, he discusses how our society can restore its sense of morality and the common good during the coronavirus pandemic. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How Humanity Can Survive the Climate Crisis, with Christiana Figueres and Ritula Shah
In this episode we are joined by Christiana Figueres, the former UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change who was one of the key negotiators behind the Paris Climate Agreement and is the co-author of a new book The Future We Choose. In this in-depth conversation with the BBC's Ritula Shah, Figueres gives us serious, practical and empowering advice for how we can stave off the worst and manage the long-term effects of climate change. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Fi and Jane venture out to the BBC pizza this week and are joined by The World Tonight’s Ritula Shah. Aside from Ritula’s dulcet broadcasting tones, they discuss the joy of the night shift and the bizarre world of 80s local radio. Plus there’s an inside scoop from a Royal visit and the return of Sarah Montague. Again.
Innocence and Punishment | Ritula Shah, Emma Sulkowicz, David Aaronovitch, Sarah Langford
Philosophy For Our Times
'Innocent until proven guilty' is a core principle of democracy. Yet from the BBC's coverage of the Cliff Richard raid to the social media storms around MeToo, it seems we are increasingly happy to destroy reputations and careers before the proof is in. Can trial by media be more effective than the legal system? In this episode of Philosophy for our Times, Times columnist David Aaronovitch, performance artist dubbed as 'Mattress Girl' Emma Sulkowicz and criminal barrister and author of In Your Defence Sarah Langford debate how justice gets made.In association with the New College of the Humanities. bit.ly/2FdPgLD
Ritula Shah is the presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 in the UK. This edition of The Place Branding Podcast was recorded live at Liverpool’s magnificent Titanic Hotel as part of the wonderful international event, Place Branding: it’s not about the logo, which attracted delegates from all over the world. For more information, click here. Julian Stubbs is a thought leader in the field of place branding and destination marketing. He is the founder of UP THERE, EVERYWHERE – the world’s first global cloud-based agency.
Running The World Differently | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Margaret Hodge, Ritula Shah
Philosophy For Our Times
A world where men and women shared power equally is thought desirable. Yet from Angela Merkel and Mrs Thatcher, to Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg, leading women often appear to behave similarly to men. Would a world run by women actually be fundamentally different? Orwell Award-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Labour politician Margaret Hodge and BBC broadcaster Ritula Shah envisage a more equal world.
In the third of her interviews on the concept of renunciation, Ritula Shah talks to Dr Michael Irwin about the idea of renouncing life in old age or when faced with a terminal illness. Dr Irwin is a retired GP who campaigns for voluntary euthanasia and has accompanied people to the Swiss clinic Dignitas when they have chosen to end their lives. He talks to Ritula about his belief that people should have a choice as to when and how to die and about his thoughts on the end of his own life.Producer: Maggie Ayre.
Ritula Shah was brought up as a Jain, which has renunciation as one of its central tenets. Ritula has always been fascinated by this idea and in this series she wants to explore what it means to give up something that still has value to those around you. Why do it? Where does it leave your relationships with those people whose choices you will have contradicted or undermined by your own? What happens when you waver (as surely you must)?In this second episode in a series of three programmes, she talks to Mark Boyle who lived without money for almost three years. What did he think it could achieve? Producer: Maggie Ayre.
Ritula Shah was brought up as a Jain, which has renunciation as one of its central tenets. Ritula has always been fascinated by this idea and in this series she wants to explore what it means to give up something that still has value to those around you. Why do it? Where does it leave your relationships with those people whose choices you will have contradicted or undermined by your own? What happens when you waver (as surely you must)?In this first programme she explores the theory with ex-Jain monk, Satish Kumar. He explains his own personal journey to renunciation of both the material and the spiritual while still a young man and why he ultimately rejected it as a way of improving the world.Producer: Maggie Ayre.