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Dec 25, 2019

Ben Miller is an actor, comedian and author. You may know him best from the Johnny English movies or as part of the double act, Armstrong and Miller. 
He has also written both science and children's books. His most recent book is called the 'The Boy who made the World Disappear', which he wrote for his son.
He talks...

Nov 28, 2019

André Aciman is an author and academic, renowned for his novel 'Call Me by Your Name', which was turned into a hugely successful film in 2017 and has been hailed as a modern gay classic. 
The story centres on the blossoming romantic relationship between a 17-year-old American-Italian Jewish boy a 24-year-old American...

Nov 20, 2019

Rana Foroohar is a business columnist for the Financial Times, analyst for CNN and author.

Her most recent book, ‘Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech’, addresses the question, how did the tech industry get to dominate our world so completely? 

Rana talks to Krishnan about the darker side of digital technology,...

Nov 13, 2019

Esther Duflo won 2019's Nobel prize for economics with her partner Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer. Together they've written a new book called 'Good Economics for Hard Times' which seeks to answer some of the world's biggest social and political questions. A resident professor at MIT, Esther talks to Krishnan about...

Nov 6, 2019

Samantha Power was the former US ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama. She was in the job at the height of the Syrian Civil War and was intimately involved in President Obama’s deliberations over whether to bomb the Assad regime in response to chemical attacks.

She has also been a journalist, human...