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Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

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Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Updated about 1 month ago

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How can you change the world? Join Krishnan Guru-Murthy and his guest of the week as they explore the big ideas influencing how we think, act and live.

Rank #1: Nawal El Saadawi on feminism, fiction and the illusion of democracy

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Revolutionary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the injustice of the patriarchy, what inspires her to write and why she thinks democracy doesn't exist.

Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week.

You can also watch the podcasts on our YouTube channel.

Recorded: 22 May 2018.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

Jun 13 2018
42 mins
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Rank #2: Tom Walker (AKA Jonathan Pie) on satire, freedom of speech and debating better

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Political satirist Tom Walker, best known for his viral comedy character Jonathan Pie, talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the purpose behind his satire, why the left need to reclaim freedom of speech and how he’d change the world if given the chance. 

Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week.

You also watch all the interviews in full on our YouTube channel

Recorded: 17 March 2018.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Kat Hayes, Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

Apr 25 2018
41 mins
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Rank #3: Benjamin Zephaniah on Windrush, anarchism and his time in North Korea

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Poet, writer and activist Benjamin Zephaniah talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about the Windrush scandal, how the political system should be torn down and why he spends so much time in China.

Rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week.

You can also watch each episode on our YouTube channel

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

May 02 2018
41 mins
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Rank #4: Reni Eddo-Lodge on race, social injustice and quotas

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Acclaimed writer Reni Eddo-Lodge talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about not talking to white people about race, BME quotas in the workplace and how she would change the world if given the chance.

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You can also watch the recording of this episode on the Channel 4 News YouTube channel.

Recorded: 23 March 2018.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Kieron Bryan.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

Apr 04 2018
48 mins
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Rank #5: Salman Rushdie on no-platforming, magical realism and America in crisis

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Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy thirty years on from the controversial publication of The Satanic Verses. He talks in part about his new book The Golden House, what the fake news phenomenon means for literature and why America has a cultural crisis.

You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel.

Date recorded: 25th May.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

May 30 2018
43 mins
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Rank #6: Germaine Greer on women's liberation, the trans community and her own experience of rape

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Feminist writer and academic Germaine Greer talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why she is against gender equality, for women's liberation and uninterested in the trans community. She also talks in-depth for the first time about her own experience of rape.    Please rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week.

You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

May 23 2018
45 mins
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Rank #7: Michael Sheen on acting to activism, fighting poverty and playing Tony Blair 

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Michael Sheen talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why his focus has shifted from acting to activism, his campaign to stop high cost credit lenders targeting working class communities, and what he's learned from playing Tony Blair.

Please rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week.

You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel.

Producer: Sarah Gough

Production support: Martin Collett

Artwork: Daire Collins

May 16 2018
42 mins
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Rank #8: Caroline Lucas MP on basic income, working less and the power of Parliament

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Co-leader of the Green Party and MP for Brighton Pavilion Caroline Lucas talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about her vision for changing the economy, the lifestyle changes we could make to live in harmony with our environment and whether Parliament has been a disappointment since she entered it.

  Recorded: 30 January 2018.   Rate, review and subscribe for more in-depth interviews every week.   Watch the interview in full on the Channel 4 News YouTube channel. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Kieron Bryan. Artwork: Daire Collins.
Apr 18 2018
39 mins
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Rank #9: Peter Tatchell on the power of direct action, arresting Mugabe and LGBTQ rights

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Activist Peter Tatchell talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his life's work as a human rights activist, why he so passionately fights for LGBTQ rights and the moment he arrested former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.   Rate, review and subscribe to the Ways to Change the World podcast for more in-depth interviews every week.    You can also watch each episode on our YouTube channel.   Recorded: 3 May 2018.   Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett. Artwork: Daire Collins.
May 09 2018
38 mins
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Rank #10: Helena Morrissey on diversity at the top, gender equality and her 9 children

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Financial CEO Dame Helena Morrissey talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about how to rethink the world of work, what it takes to get true diversity in board rooms and rising to the top with nine children.

You can also watch the podcast episodes on our YouTube channel.

Date recorded: 29th May.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Production support: Martin Collett.

Artwork: Daire Collins.

Jun 06 2018
41 mins
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Rank #11: Peter Hitchens on Bolshevism, multiculturalism and his brother

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Columnist Peter Hitchens talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his political transition from Bolshevism to conservatism, his fiery writing and what he would do to change the world, if given the chance. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch this podcast in full on our YouTube channel

Recorded: 8 February 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Kieron Bryan. Artwork: Daire Collins.

Apr 11 2018
48 mins
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Rank #12: Munroe Bergdorf on racism, trans activism and acceptance

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Munroe Bergdorf is an activist and model, known for speaking her mind on trans issues, racism and misogyny. She talks to Krishnan about her own transition, the controversy that led to her being dropped by L'Oreal and why tolerance is not enough.

Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday.

Recorded: 16 November 2018

Producer: Sarah Gough

Jan 02 2019
38 mins
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Rank #13: Elif Shafak on multiculturalism, the power of stories and making the political personal

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Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish-British novelist and political scientist. She's published 16 books - making her the most widely read female author in Turkey. 

She talks to Krishnan 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.

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Recorded: 11 December 2018.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Dec 26 2018
45 mins
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Rank #14: Helena Kennedy QC on changing the justice system, her working class roots and debating what's right

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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 Justice is Failing Women', a follow-up to the seminal 'Eve Was Framed'. She talks to Krishnan about how the justice system needs to change and how her working class Glaswegian roots have shaped her.

Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday.

Recorded: 3 December 2018

Producer: Sarah Gough

Dec 19 2018
38 mins
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Rank #15: Lord Michael Heseltine on Brexit, Theresa May and fighting poverty

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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. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week.

Recorded: 11 December 2018.

Producer: Sarah Gough.

Dec 12 2018
39 mins
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