Videos
Hugo Mercier on The Function of Reason
July 3rd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Cognitive scientist Hugo Mercier and his colleague Dan Sperber have made waves with the surprising results of years of research – that our power to reason has nothing to do with accuracy or truth-seeking.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Bernadette Jiwa
June 25th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what makes Bernadette happy, who inspires her, and what she's most curious about!
Matthew Taylor on The Importance of Good Work
June 22nd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA and Chair of the Government’s Review into Modern Employment Practices, proposes a new national goal of good work for all.
Catharine MacKinnon on The Butterfly Effect
June 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Pioneering lawyer and activist for women’s rights Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.
Roman Krznaric on How to Seize the Political Day
June 12th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Leading social philosopher and former political scientist Roman Krznaric offers a new roadmap for reinventing democratic politics in the twenty-first century.
Alberto Alemanno on How to Make Social Change Happen
June 8th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. What can we do to fix democracy, get our voices heard and create a better society? The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become citizen lobbyists.
General Election 2017: A Fair Fight?
June 5th, 2017, 11:00 AM
And so the nation prepares to go to the polls, a mere two years and a month after the last general election. If the preliminary polling is accurate, Jeremy Corbyn will be leading Labour to its biggest defeat since 1935, and Theresa May’s gamble for a firmer handle in Brexit negotiations will have paid off. Join our panel of pundits as they get to grips with #GE17.
Jonathan Haidt on Why We’re Convinced We’re Right
May 30th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt shares a shocking personal example of confirmation bias on social media, and shows just how vital it is for us to open up and absorb ideas from across the political spectrum.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Tiffany Dufu
May 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what makes Tiffany Dufu happy, who inspires her, and why she's on the planet!
Bill Emmott on The Rise of Populism
May 18th, 2017, 11:00 AM
The traditional liberal democracies of the West are in decline, and divisive populist sentiment is on the rise. Bill Emmott explains that we have seen this phenomenon in Japan, France and Italy and now within all of Europe and America.
Mo Gawdat on an Algorithm for Happiness
May 8th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Mo Gawdat is Chief Business Officer at [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google's futuristic dream factory. In 2011 he proposed an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness.
Tiffany Dufu on Embracing Imperfection
April 27th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Tiffany Dufu offers a new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled, Dufu urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others.
Steven Sloman on The Knowledge Illusion
April 20th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Sloman argues that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge.
David Goodhart on The Populist Revolt
April 11th, 2017, 11:00 AM
David Goodhart argues that a populist politics of culture and identity has successfully challenged the traditional politics of Left and Right.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Rutger Bregman
April 4th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what Rutger Bregman is currently reading, who inspires him, and how success is often down to having a boring private life!
Ann Pettifor on The Evolution of Money
March 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains how democracies can reclaim control over money production.
Steven Johnson on The Playful Origin of Ideas
March 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Internationally bestselling author Steven Johnson argues that novelty and wonder are powerful drivers of world-shaping technological change.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Steven Johnson
March 15th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what brings Steven Johnson happiness, who inspires him, what he's most curious about and lots more!
Svend Brinkmann on Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze
March 6th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Danish psychologist and media sensation Svend Brinkmann argues that too much self-help has atomized society and made us ill.
Simon Sinek on Millennials
February 28th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Sensational leadership guru Simon Sinek argues the case for the much-maligned millennial generation, and suggests ways we can harness their unique abilities for the common good.