Ways to Change the World with Krishnan Guru-Murthy

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.

Jameela Jamil on banning airbrushing, the Kardashians and her traumatic teens

Jameela Jamil does not want to be known as a 'double agent of the patriarchy'. Star of Netflix' The Good Place and former Radio 1 DJ, she is rallying against a culture of airbrushing, weight-loss and vanity. She chats to Krishnan about her latest 'I Weigh' campaign, being in Hollywood during the Me Too movement and why she thinks the Kardashians are a toxic influence on young girls. Recorded: 28 August 2018. This is the final episode of the first season of Ways to Change the World. Get in touch with Krishnan on Twitter @krishgm or on email krishnan@channel4.com with any suggestions for next season. Producer: Sarah Gough.  

08-29
00:49:48

Jacqueline Gold on sexual culture, empowering women and what's holding back the high street

CEO of Ann Summers and one of the richest woman in Great Britain, Jacqueline Gold is the brains behind one of the biggest businesses on the British high street. She talks to Krishnan about the challenges she faced at the beginning, what impact she thinks Ann Summers has had on sexual culture and the change government needs to make to get retail booming again. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 15 August. Producer: Sarah Gough.  

08-22
00:47:45

Richard Curtis on the future of charity, his films and optimism

Screenwriter of Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral, Richard Curtis' influence on romantic comedies and the nation's Christmas viewing schedules is immense. But, he's also just as world-changing for his charity work. As the founder of Comic Relief, Make Poverty History and now, an advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, he talks to Krishnan about whether public trust in charity is dwindling, global progress and his unrelenting optimism. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week.  Recorded: 8 August. Producer: Sarah Gough.

08-15
00:49:52

Gina Miller on a post-Brexit world, death threats and rethinking capitalism

Defender of the constitution to some, 'enemy of the people' to others, Gina Miller was the lead claimant in a successful legal battle ensuring parliament had the final say over triggering Article 50. She talks to Krishnan ahead of the release of her new book 'Rise' about why the British public need another vote on Brexit, the abuse she's had to negotiate since that Supreme Court legal battle and why trickle-down economics isn't working. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 6 August 2018. Producers: Sarah Gough, Kieron Bryan.

08-08
00:44:24

Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey on poverty, personal responsibility and rap

Glaswegian rapper Loki is this year’s Orwell Prize winner for his book ‘Poverty Safari’. He talks to Krishnan about how he negotiated a difficult childhood and an alcohol problem, how he thinks poverty can be tackled and why the left need to reclaim the idea of personal responsibility. Subscribe to 'Ways to Change the World' for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 30th July. Producers: Sarah Gough, Kieron Bryan, Matthew Lucas.

08-01
00:42:52

Faiza Shaheen on solutions to austerity, why she wants to be an MP and institutional racism

Our guest this week is Faiza Shaheen, the director of left wing think tank CLASS, who plans to run for Labour against veteran Conservative Party politician Iain Duncan Smith in a bid to become an MP. She chats to Krishnan about why she thinks we need to radically restructure our society, her upbringing and why Brexit is a bad idea. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 24 July 2018. Producers: Sarah Gough, Kieron Bryan, Matthew Lucas.

07-27
00:44:15

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on not being Prime Minister, immigration and delivering Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg is the backbencher Tory MP who will stop at nothing to achieve a hard Brexit. Taking a break from his daily routine of goading the government on their Brexit position, he chats to Krishnan about his early life and political ambitions, what he'll do if he's wrong on Brexit and whether the referendum was racist.   Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week.   Recorded: 17 July 2018.   Producer: Sarah Gough.  

07-18
00:46:18

Ken Clarke MP on Brexit chaos, being a Tory rebel and answering critics

Ken Clarke has been a Member of Parliament for almost five decades. As the longest serving MP, he talks to Krishnan about why Brexit is in such chaos, his long-standing Conservative views and why he thinks it’s important politicians talk honestly to the media. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 4 July 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett.

07-11
00:43:24

Jess Phillips MP on domestic abuse, Corbynistas and drug policy

A Labour politician with an outspoken style, Jess Phillips MP has risen to public prominence as the feminist with big ideas about how to liberate women. After working for Women’s Aid, she became an MP to try and force real change in women’s policy issues. She talks to Krishnan about why she thinks she’s powerful, why Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t be a good Prime Minister, and her evolving stance on drug policy. Rate, review and subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every week. Recorded: 25 June 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Martin Collett.

07-04
00:48:51

Ed Husain on his life after Islamic extremism, a Middle East Union and tackling terrorism

Former Islamic extremist turned anti-radicalisation think-tank founder Ed Husain talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy on the release of his new book House of Islam: A Global History. His faith in peace, unity and God sustains, informed by his own journey from young radical to progressive thinker. Drawing from his own experience and thousands of years of Islamic history, he argues that it is only through religion itself that extremism can be tackled. Recorded: 1 June 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough.

06-27
00:43:41

Johnny Marr on Morrissey, why he hates politicians and the Manchester attack

The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy from London's ICA on the release of his new album Call the Comets. A political musician from his early days of gigging at Glastonbury, he now talks of disagreeing with Smiths frontman Morrissey over his far-right leanings, how the terrorist attack in Manchester jolted his creativity and why he thinks politicians are more desperate for fame than anyone else. Recorded: 14 June 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Amy Gardner, Max Velody.

06-20
00:33:23

Nawal El Saadawi on feminism, fiction and the illusion of democracy

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.

06-13
00:42:12

Helena Morrissey on diversity at the top, gender equality and her 9 children

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.

06-06
00:41:56

Salman Rushdie on no-platforming, magical realism and America in crisis

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.

05-30
00:43:49

Germaine Greer on women's liberation, the trans community and her own experience of rape

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.

05-23
00:45:39

Michael Sheen on acting to activism, fighting poverty and playing Tony Blair

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

05-16
00:42:25

Peter Tatchell on the power of direct action, arresting Mugabe and LGBTQ rights

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.

05-09
00:38:31

Benjamin Zephaniah on Windrush, anarchism and his time in North Korea

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.

05-02
00:41:54

Tom Walker (AKA Jonathan Pie) on satire, freedom of speech and debating better

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.

04-25
00:41:05

Caroline Lucas MP on basic income, working less and the power of Parliament

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.

04-18
00:39:14

Peter Hitchens on Bolshevism, multiculturalism and his brother

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.

04-11
00:48:42

Reni Eddo-Lodge on race, social injustice and quotas

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

04-04
00:48:50

Lily Cole on ethical fashion, technology and bullying

Former supermodel turned writer, actor and social entrepreneur Lily Cole speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about why she left the modelling industry, her eco-friendly lifestyle and what she would do to change the world, if given the chance. Rate, review and subscribe to this podcast for more in-depth interviews every week. You can also watch this interview in full on Channel 4 News' YouTube channel. Recorded: 9 March 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Production support: Kieron Bryan. Artwork: Daire Collins. Follow Channel 4 News on Twitter. Like Channel 4 News on Facebook.

03-28
00:48:52

Mark Regev on Israel, conflict and antisemitism

Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about his role as a diplomat, whether he thinks there's a problem with antisemitism in the Labour Party 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. Recorded: 6 March 2018. Producer: Sarah Gough. Artwork: Daire Collins. Follow Channel 4 News on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Channel4News Like Channel 4 News on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/  

03-28
00:55:27

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

03-14
00:00:46

Patrick Joesph Fallon

This one believes all middle class people are secretly racist. Is against austerity, which is ridiculous the country does t run on air, and believes military should be cut. she gets an easy ride. she's living in cloud cuckoo land. if this is what corbynites look like I pray to God they never take power.

08-29 Reply

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.

08-03 Reply