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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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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. 
Waad and Hamza al-Kateab are two Syrian refugees who risked everything to stay in Aleppo during the war. Waad is an award-winning film-maker, whose documentary ‘For Sama’ just won Best Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. It tells the intimate and epic journey of her experience of war, tracking her life over five years in eastern Aleppo, including the final stages of the siege. Her husband Hamza is a doctor and ran a hospital in eastern Aleppo. He helped hundreds of civilians - from dealing with horrific injuries, to delivering newborn babies. They talk to Krishnan ahead of their film's premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest on Saturday 8th June. It will be shown on Channel 4 and released in theatres later this year. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 29th May 2019 Producer: Sarah Gough
Tracy Brabin has had an unlikely route into politics. A successful actor for decades, she won Batley and Spen's by-election following the murder of Jo Cox by a far-right extremist. She talks to Krishnan about her transition into the political world, how potent a threat she thinks the far-right poses and why she thinks funding the arts can bring opportunity to former industrial towns like hers. This episode was recorded prior to the European election results. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 30 April 2019. Producer: Sarah Gough  
Adwoa Aboah is a model, activist and founder of ‘Gurls Talk’, an online community for young women to discuss issues that matter to them. She talks to Krishnan about feeling uncomfortable in your skin, recovering from addiction and her contribution to the changing face of fashion.
Jon Ronson is the journalist behind books like 'The Psychopath Test' and 'You've Been Publicly Shamed', documentaries such as 'Tottenham Ayatollah' and more recently the podcasts 'The Last Days of August' and 'The Butterfly Effect' investigating the porn industry. He talks to Krishnan while on a stage tour in the UK about the importance of curiosity, why he's decided to talk about his mental breakdown, and the ethics that drive his journalism. Subscribe to Ways to Change the World for more in-depth interviews every Wednesday. Recorded: 14 May 2019 Producers: Sarah Gough, Rachel Evans
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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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