Rathbones Look Forward Podcast
Rathbones Look Forward Podcast
About Rathbones Look Forward Podcast
Presenter Andrea Catherwood in conversation with some of the great thinkers and writers of our time in a 22 part series recorded in 2018/19 that focuses on the future of our changing world.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, Andrea Catherwood talks to economist and author Professor Richard Layard about the future of happiness. His latest book ‘Can We Be Happier?’ argues that the goal for society must be the greatest possible all-round happiness, exploring how we can aim to be happier in our personal and professional lives.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, Andrea Catherwood talks to author Daniel Susskind about the future of work. His latest book 'A World Without Work' is a visionary account of how technology will transform the world of work and leisure. With Covid 19 already having a huge impact on how we work and live, this podcast is a fascinating insight into an evolving question.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, Andrea Catherwood talks to businesswoman, campaigner and author Gina Miller about the future of justice. Her latest book 'Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way' charts an extraordinary life of challenges faced and traumas overcome, and argues that we all have a duty to give back to society and defend what is right.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, Andrea Catherwood talks to award winning author, travel writer and co-owner of the Knepp Wildland Project, Isabella Tree about the future of biodiversity. This fascinating conversation focuses on her latest book 'Wilding' which tells the story of a wildlife revolution on an English farm and what we can regain if we change our relationship with the countryside.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, Andrea Catherwood talks to award winning author, historian and broadcaster Tom Holland about the future of morality. In a fascinating conversation, inspired by his latest book Dominion:The Making of the Western Mind, Tom considers how we came to be, what we are and why we think the way we do.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward series, presenter Andrea Catherwood is joined by one of the UK’s most influential leaders in the energy business Lord John Browne, the former Chief Executive of BP. Lord Browne's latest book ‘Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation' tells the story of engineering’s impact on civilisation – both good and bad - and argues that we need not put the brakes on future technological development.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward Series, Andrea Catherwood is joined by award winning writer, teacher and journalist Kate Clanchy. Her latest book Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me has been called 'one of the most inspiring books about teaching ever written'. Kate Clanchy wants to change the world and thinks school is an excellent place to do it.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward Series, Andrea Catherwood is joined by award winning computer scientist and social entrepreneur Professor Sue Black OBE. Named one of the top 50 women in tech in Europe, Sue is one of the leading tech personalities in the UK today and has spent over 20 years campaigning for more recognition for women in computing. She’s also well known for founding the campaign to save Bletchley Park and sits on the Government’s advisory board for improving digital services.
In the latest episode of the Rathbones Look forward Series, Andrea Catherwood is joined by economist and former White House Presidential Advisor, Pippa Malmgren. Her latest book The Leadership Lab, argues that the old rules of successful leadership no longer work and Pippa tells Andrea that we need to broaden our vision of what leadership can and should be, to take on the opportunities and the threats of the 21st Century.
Andrea speaks to advertising guru and writer Rory Sutherland about the future of brands and consumerism. His latest book 'Alchemy - The Surprising Power Of Ideas Which Don't Make Sense' is a fascinating insight into why we respond to certain brands and advertising. Rory argues the case for ‘magic', writing that ‘irrational solutions to human problems are waiting to be discovered’.
Andrea speaks to internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur Dr Hilary Cottam about the future of society. Hilary’s work in Britain and around the world has focused on solutions to some of the great social challenges of our time. Challenges such as ageing, loneliness, chronic disease, good work and inequality. In her latest book Radical Help Hilary argues that the welfare state requires dramatic reform to make it fit for the 21st century. The welfare state transformed the UK and was emulated globally - it was a brilliant innovation. So what’s gone wrong?
The decline of Britain's countryside and wildlife has been meticulously documented by some of the best naturalists in the world. The insects have largely gone, farmland birds have been decimated, and our rivers, uplands and urban green spaces are in a less than happy state. Economist, Professor Dieter Helm CBE, shares his radical but tangible plan for positive change.
Is democracy under threat? There were always anti-democratic tendencies but now there is an escalation worldwide. Why now? Is social media friend or foe to our democratic values. If so, what can we do about it? Presenter Andrea Catherwood talks to award winning novelist Elif Shafak about the future of democracy.
Andrea Catherwood in conversation with physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur Alan Lightman. The author of six novels, including the international bestseller Einstein's Dreams, Alan talks to Andrea about the future of faith and spirituality. For thousands of years, human beings have been torn between the material and the immaterial but modern science has shown that all things in the material world are impermanent and ultimately pass away. What are the boundaries of science, and what constitutes faith?
Andrea Catherwood in conversation with one of the UK’s leading environmental campaigners Lucy Siegle. Lucy is an accomplished Guardian, Observer and BBC journalist and broadcaster, with a passion for environmental and social justice. Calling on many of the themes of her book ‘Turning the tide’, Lucy discusses how long the world has to make a difference to the marine plastics pandemic, the importance of recycling, the limitations of landfill, and the work that our recycling industry does on our behalf.
Andrea in conversation with world leading expert in civil liberty Professor Nadine Strossen about the future of free speech. Against the backdrop of rising extremist views in many countries, Nadine discusses how the concept of free speech remains an integral part of US democracy. She also examines whether the far-right should be given the chance to speak on mainstream news programmes, whether minorities should be further protected, the definition of hate speech and how we should protect individuals.
In this era of fake news, Andrea Catherwood speaks to award winning broadcaster and BBC Special Correspondent Allan Little about the future of truth and lies. From Paris to Johannesburg to Moscow, Allan has been on the front line of world-changing events. He reported on the break-up of Yugoslavia, the Gulf War, the trial of Slobodan Milošević, the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda and the BBC’s coverage of the Scottish Independence Referendum. Allan talks to Andrea about the ideal of truth and his beliefs in the power of the press.
Andrea speaks to one of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt. The way we communicate, our jobs, security and well being are already impacted by AI and feature in Sir Nigel’s latest book The Digital Ape: how to live (in peace) with smart machines.
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