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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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Mhairi Black is the SNP Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South. She was elected as an MP in 2015 when she was only 20 years old, making her the youngest MP elected to the House of Commons since 1832.   She talks to Krishnan about her SNP politics, why she wants to transform the Westminster bubble and the 'sinister' threats to our democracy. 
Margaret Atwood is one of the world's most distinguished authors, most famous for her 1985 classic The Handmaid's Tale. The dystopian novel, where women's reproductive rights are entirely stripped from them, recently inspired an Emmy-award winning TV adaptation. The much-anticipated sequel The Testaments is now out and she talks to Krishnan about its release, why fear still drives people and why we need to plant trillions more trees. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 10 September 2019 Producer: Sarah Gough
Malcolm Gladwell is a Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. His new book, 'Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know' explores what happens when we encounter people we don’t know and why it often goes awry. He talks to Krishnan about the importance of listening to the facts, why we should ignore Trump's tweets and how misreading people can have disastrous consequences.  
Richard Dawkins is one of the world's most famous atheists. An evolutionary biology at Oxford and best-selling author of The God Delusion - his new book 'Outgrowing God - A Beginner's Guide' aims to inform young people about religion and atheism. He talks to Krishnan about why he wrote it, his passion for scientific truth and whether he thinks there's life outside of Earth. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 23 August 2019.    
Malorie Blackman OBE is a British writer, best-known for her critically acclaimed, ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series, which explores the issues of racism and violence in a fictional dystopia. As well as writing more than 60 children's books, she has also written for TV dramas, such as Doctor Who and Byker Grove. She talks to Krishnan about the latest edition in her award-winning ‘Noughts and Crosses’ series, how she struggled to get published and how racism has changed in the UK over the years.   
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
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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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