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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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Sarfraz Manzoor is a British writer, journalist, documentary maker, and broadcaster. He is the inspiration behind the recently released film, ‘Blinded by the Light’, which is based on his memoirs ‘Greetings from Bury Park’. Sarfraz talks to Krishnan about the binding force of film against division in society, how Bruce Springsteen shaped his future and on fighting against social class entitlement.
Madeline Miller is the best-selling author of Circe and Song of Achilles. Her books reimagine the ancient myths of The Iliad and The Odyssey, bringing previously neglected characters to the fore. She talks to Krishnan about what drove her to write them, how she's tried to make the Classics a feminist space, and her despair at modern America. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 4 June 2019 Producer: Sarah Gough  
Nile Rodgers is the disco legend who changed the course of modern music. The Chic track 'Good Times' that he co-wrote has alone been sampled more than 200 times and sparked the advent of hip hop. He talks to Krishnan about his lifetime of hits, why he's always been a social activist and how America has changed since the Black Panthers movement. 
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 Krishnan about the epidemic of youth violence within communities like his, and why the government may not be able to change it in his lifetime. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 15th July 2019 Producer: Sarah Gough      
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 “hostile friendship” between newspapers and politicians. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 10 July 2019. Producer: Rachel Evans
Albert Woodfox was one of the ‘Angola Three’, the three African-American former prison inmates who were held for decades in solitary confinement. Woodfox has recently published his book 'Solitary', retelling the story of the 44 years and 10 months he spent inside for a crime he didn't commit. He speaks to Krish about how he stayed sane whilst imprisoned, why he became attracted to the Black Panther movement and how he is still fighting against ‘the system'. Warning: Very strong and racially sensitive language.
David Harewood is a British actor known for his roles in Homeland, Supergirl and the Merchant of Venice. He has recently made a documentary retracing the events that led up to his psychotic breakdown 30 years ago.  He talks to Krishnan about his experience of psychosis, the challenges he faces being a British black actor in the States and the intolerance and hatred he thinks Brexit has sparked.  Warning: Very strong and racially sensitive language. Strong drug and racial references. 
Annie Mac is a superstar DJ headlining festivals all over the world, including this week's Glastonbury. She talks to Krishnan about the death of clubs, how drug culture is changing and why music needs more women calling the shots.
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. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 22 May 2019. Producer: Sarah Gough.
Tayari Jones is an American author and winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. She speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about her most recent novel, An American Marriage, about growing up in the middle class black community of Atlanta, discovering racism at the age of 20 and the challenges of being a black feminist in America today. 
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Comments (11)

Janice Taylor

I love this. I think he's right, education in poetry would be highly beneficial in giving voices to children and their circumstances, being less about studying others and more about setting their voice, finalizing it and performing their perspective on the world, making it a teachable moment. Eye opening perspective on the government and their reaction to gang crime too and what can be done. Thank you.

Aug 3rd
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Angus Cowie

Google manages to dodge qustions about tax and profits as in real life....if they were a force for good they should pay more tax and contribute to the services our electorate decide on!

May 30th
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Briege Obrien

Very brave man.. what an amazing story to tell x

Jan 31st
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Kevin

Well done, Rachel. Don't be cowed.

Jan 17th
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Nick

"when a cis woman barks at me".. is such a misogynistic thing to say, especially by a trans person.

Jan 16th
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Janice Taylor

I genuinely really adored listening to her. She seems like a wonderful role model; hardworking, triumphant at overcoming her past and purely hopeful and thankful. Thank you for this.

Jan 16th
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need 4 change

Loved listening to this. She's an inspiration.

Jan 13th
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need 4 change

inspiring on many levels

Jan 13th
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Kathleen Sheridan

favourite podcast! great choice of guests, always fascinating and a warm interview to listen to.

Dec 30th
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Darren Mcdermott

2 remoaners in a row come on c4 let's think about some balance... Lammy then Albarn

Dec 6th
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Chris Boud

So basically if things go well it's due to Brexit, if things go badly it's due to a myriad of factors. Shirking all responsibility.

Aug 3rd
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