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Episode Date
Fatih Birol: Is the global energy transition veering off course?
Dec 04, 2023
Jasem Albudaiwi: Could the Gulf states be destabilised by the conflict in Gaza?
Dec 01, 2023
Philippe Lazzarini: Could Gaza become unliveable?
Nov 30, 2023
Simcha Rothman: Is violence in Israel's best interests?
Nov 28, 2023
Cardinal Peter Turkson: Is the Catholic Church at a crossroads?
Nov 27, 2023
Jonna Mendez: Does the world still need spies?
Nov 24, 2023
Michel Roux: Is the business of fine food turning sour?
Nov 22, 2023
Chris Coons: Is team Biden in trouble?
Nov 17, 2023
Mark Alford: Do US Republicans have a winning formula?
Nov 17, 2023
Mervyn King: Global growth and inflation
Nov 13, 2023
Fiona Hill: Are overseas wars exposing US weaknesses?
Nov 10, 2023
Mustafa Barghouti: What next for the Palestinian people?
Nov 07, 2023
Carlo Rovelli: Life, the universe and white holes
Nov 06, 2023
Abdallah Bou Habib: Could Lebanon get dragged into war with Israel by Hezbollah?
Oct 31, 2023
Sir Lindsay Hoyle: Can the Speaker ensure parliament better serves the people?
Oct 30, 2023
Jakov Milatović: President of Montenegro
Oct 27, 2023
Lubaina Himid: Race, culture and modern Britain
Oct 25, 2023
Aiden Aslin: Captured, tortured and swapped by Russia
Oct 21, 2023
Adam Smith: How does the US navigate its multiple interests?
Oct 20, 2023
Husam Zomlot: Is Gaza on the brink of a humanitarian crisis?
Oct 18, 2023
Olha Stefanishyna: How solid is the West’s support for Kyiv?
Oct 13, 2023
Ehud Barak: Where will the Middle East conflict end?
Oct 12, 2023
Danny Danon: A new Middle East war
Oct 10, 2023
Lord Deben: Is short-term politics undermining climate action?
Oct 05, 2023
Paolo Gentiloni: Are divisions costing the EU on the global stage?
Oct 04, 2023
Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar: Can he steer Pakistan through political turmoil?
Oct 02, 2023
Martin Griffiths: Is the UN system failing those in greatest need?
Sep 28, 2023
Kaja Kallas: Is Russia a threat to Estonia?
Sep 26, 2023
Shaharzad Akbar: How should the world respond to Afghanistan's crisis?
Sep 22, 2023
Caroline Lucas: Parliamentary politics or direct action?
Sep 18, 2023
Yuval Noah Harari: Are humans losing the ability to trust and co-operate?
Sep 17, 2023
Vladimir Milov: Could Putin outlast his enemies?
Sep 15, 2023
Mustafa Suleyman: How can AI be safely developed?
Sep 13, 2023
Tobias Billström: Controversy in Sweden
Sep 07, 2023
Lindsey Graham: Does Trump's comeback spell trouble for America?
Sep 05, 2023
Nancy Pelosi: American power abroad
Sep 03, 2023
Nureldin Satti: The war in Sudan
Sep 01, 2023
Peter Boehringer: Is the AfD a threat to German stability?
Aug 30, 2023
Feargal Sharkey: Britain's dirty water problem
Aug 27, 2023
Dominic Lee: Is China scaring investors away from Hong Kong?
Aug 23, 2023
Jasvinder Sanghera: Abuse and the Church of England
Aug 20, 2023
Sam Rainsy: Has Cambodia's opposition been outfoxed?
Aug 18, 2023
Lucy Prebble: How are writers facing the future?
Aug 15, 2023
John Cooper Clarke - where does his word magic come from?
Aug 14, 2023
Lord Goldsmith: Is a green backlash reshaping politics?
Aug 11, 2023
Nathan Law: Has China eradicated dissent in Hong Kong?
Aug 09, 2023
Andriy Khlyvnyuk: What is war doing to Ukraine’s culture?
Aug 07, 2023
Imran Khan: Is Pakistan heading for political chaos?
Aug 04, 2023
Kwame Kwei-Armah: Are audiences prepared to engage?
Aug 02, 2023
Isabella Tree: Is rewilding a pathway to a healthier planet?
Jul 30, 2023
Agnes Callamard: Is Amnesty facing a credibility crisis?
Jul 26, 2023
Lewis Pugh: Pushing the limits of the human body
Jul 23, 2023
Gabriel Boric: Can the new left bring change to Chile?
Jul 21, 2023
Mikhail Zygar: Is Putin in a vulnerable position?
Jul 19, 2023
Tomás Saraceno: What does 'being human' mean?
Jul 17, 2023
Laurence Boone: Can France's government deal with social divisions?
Jul 14, 2023
María Corina Machado: The existential fight for Venezuela
Jul 12, 2023
Ann Leslie: What does it mean to be a foreign correspondent?
Jul 07, 2023
Peter Boghossian: Has academia been corrupted by ‘woke’ ideology?
Jul 04, 2023
Jennifer Morgan: Is the rich world doing enough to combat climate change?
Jul 03, 2023
Anielle Franco: Can Brazil tackle racial inequality?
Jun 30, 2023
Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop of Dover: Can the Anglican church hold together?
Jun 27, 2023
Patrick Verkooijen: Is climate change inevitable?
Jun 26, 2023
Dmytro Kuleba: Will Ukraine get the help it needs?
Jun 23, 2023
Shashi Tharoor: Is India on the right path?
Jun 21, 2023
Daniel Ellsberg: The dangers of military might
Jun 19, 2023
Andy Burnham: Can power in the UK be decentralised?
Jun 14, 2023
Peter Singer: Is the animal rights movement unstoppable?
Jun 09, 2023
Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro): Satire in South Africa
Jun 06, 2023
Abdullah Mohtadi: What do Iran's Kurds want?
Jun 04, 2023
Ama Ata Aidoo: Celebrating women in Africa
Jun 02, 2023
Julius Malema: What would he do with power?
Jun 02, 2023
Roxane Gay: An unflinching memoir
Jun 02, 2023
Martin Amis: The 2013 interview
May 31, 2023
John Steenhuisen: Is he a credible alternative to the ANC?
May 29, 2023
Fikile Mbalula: Will the ANC pay the price of failure?
May 24, 2023
Sir Isaac Julien: The lasting impact of art
May 19, 2023
Jane Horrocks: The pathway to empowerment
May 17, 2023
Hartmut Dorgerloh: Where do colonial treasures belong?
May 11, 2023
Wavel Ramkalawan: Are the Seychelles becoming paradise lost?
May 10, 2023
Karin Kneissl: Vienna’s ties to Moscow and the impact of Austrian neutrality
May 08, 2023
Penpa Tsering: Preserving Tibet's identity
May 05, 2023
Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann: Has war in Ukraine led to a rethink in Germany?
May 03, 2023
Niels Annen: Germany's new foreign policy
Apr 27, 2023
Baaba Maal: Can the Sahel overcome its challenges?
Apr 26, 2023
John Cooper Clarke: Punk and poetry
Apr 24, 2023
Vladimir Kara-Murza: Defying Putin
Apr 21, 2023
Péter Szijjártó: Is Hungary alienating the EU and Nato?
Apr 19, 2023
Christo Grozev: Investigating Russia
Apr 16, 2023
Danny Danon: Is Netanyahu jeopardising Israel’s future?
Apr 13, 2023
Ben Ferencz: The last Nuremberg trials prosecutor
Apr 11, 2023
Richard Neal: How Northern Ireland affects US-UK relations
Apr 09, 2023
Geoffrey Robertson: The case for international justice
Apr 03, 2023
David Beasley: Can the world afford to feed its most vulnerable?
Mar 31, 2023
Bogdan Aurescu: How is Romania handling the pressure from the war on Ukraine?
Mar 29, 2023
Petr Pavel: Can Ukraine still count on Europe's support?
Mar 27, 2023
Evgeny Popov: Are cracks appearing at the Kremlin?
Mar 22, 2023
James Daunt: Is the books industry a place where creativity and diversity truly thrive?
Mar 20, 2023
Mustafa Barghouti: Can Palestinians improve their situation?
Mar 17, 2023
Sergei Pugachev: Inside Putin's rise
Mar 13, 2023
Simcha Rothman: Is Israel plunging into chaos?
Mar 10, 2023
Notis Mitarachi: Has Greece's government lost the confidence of the people?
Mar 08, 2023
Félix Maradiaga: Standing up to Nicaragua's president
Mar 03, 2023
Tikhon Dzyadko: Is there an audience for independent news in Russia?
Mar 01, 2023
Ece Temelkuran: Is Erdogan's control of Turkey under threat?
Feb 24, 2023
Olesya Khromeychuk: Conflict and identity
Feb 22, 2023
Stefanie Green: The ethics of assisted dying
Feb 20, 2023
Waris Dirie: The fight against FGM
Feb 17, 2023
Mick Lynch: Strife, strikes and workers' rights
Feb 15, 2023
Kenneth Roth: Is the fight for human rights being lost?
Feb 13, 2023
Kira Rudik: Can Ukraine win this war?
Feb 09, 2023
Pervez Musharraf: Power in Pakistan
Feb 08, 2023
Zsuzsanna Szelényi: How strong is Viktor Orbán's grip on Hungary?
Feb 06, 2023
Sergey Karaganov: Is Putin placing bets he cannot win?
Feb 03, 2023
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah: How should international aid work?
Feb 01, 2023
Robert Malley: What next for US policy on Iran?
Jan 30, 2023
Leopoldo Lopez: Has Venezuela’s opposition been outmanoeuvred?
Jan 27, 2023
Dmytro Kuleba: Is the West's hesitation undermining Ukraine?
Jan 25, 2023
Ruben Vardanyan: Nagorno-Karabakh and Putin
Jan 23, 2023
Celso Amorim: Is Brazil becoming ungovernable?
Jan 20, 2023
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Is global free trade possible?
Jan 18, 2023
Jagath Weerasinghe: Sri Lanka's bloody past
Jan 16, 2023
Marilyn Stafford: A life in pictures
Jan 13, 2023
Boris Bondarev: Speaking out against Putin
Jan 11, 2023
Waheed Arian: Migration in the Western world
Jan 09, 2023
Fawad Chaudhry: Is Pakistan heading for economic meltdown?
Jan 06, 2023
Evgenia Kara-Murza: Has Putin neutralised his Russian opponents?
Jan 04, 2023
Hardtalk in 2022
Dec 23, 2022
Ericka Huggins: Do the Black Panthers have lessons for Black Lives Matter?
Dec 19, 2022
Wes Streeting: Is Britain ready for a new government?
Dec 16, 2022
Oleksandra Matviichuk and Yan Rachinsky: Fighting for civil rights
Dec 14, 2022
Allen Ault: The most premeditated murder
Dec 09, 2022
David Friedberg: Can tech fix our biggest challenges?
Dec 07, 2022
Daniel Ellsberg: Does the US military have too much power?
Dec 06, 2022
London Breed: What does San Francisco reveal about the US?
Dec 02, 2022
Rachel Clarke: Talking honestly about the end of life
Nov 30, 2022
Barbara Chase-Riboud: Monuments and controversy
Nov 28, 2022
Getachew Reda: Have Tigray's rebels surrendered?
Nov 25, 2022
Chelsea Manning: Does transparency justify leaking state secrets?
Nov 23, 2022
Salome Zourabichvili: How much does Georgia have to fear from Russia?
Nov 21, 2022
Ronald Lamola: Does the ANC have answers for South Africa's problems?
Nov 18, 2022
Mark Wolf: Does the world need a new anti-corruption court?
Nov 16, 2022
David Dimbleby: Are journalistic values under threat?
Nov 11, 2022
Gerard Lyons: Is Britain's economy up to scratch?
Nov 09, 2022
Sauli Niinistö: Finland's new strategic direction
Nov 07, 2022
Ben Hodges: Is Ukrainian victory inevitable?
Nov 04, 2022
Rafael Grossi: Is nuclear power ever risk-free?
Nov 02, 2022
Dimitar Kovačevski: Can North Macedonia finally join the EU?
Oct 31, 2022
Matthew Collins: Taking on the far right
Oct 26, 2022
Audrey Tang: Can Taiwan forge its own path?
Oct 24, 2022
Jan Lipavský: Will energy crisis break Europe's stand against Moscow?
Oct 20, 2022
German Galushchenko: How vulnerable is Ukraine?
Oct 19, 2022
Dr Anthony Fauci: What did the US get wrong about Covid?
Oct 13, 2022
Amin Salam: Is Lebanon heading for meltdown?
Oct 12, 2022
Maggie Haberman: Donald Trump and journalistic responsibility
Oct 07, 2022
Boris Grebenshchikov: Culture and protest in Russia
Oct 05, 2022
Masih Alinejad: A revolution for Iranian women?
Sep 29, 2022
Evgeny Popov: Russia's mobilisation
Sep 27, 2022
Reverend Richard Coles: Living with grief
Sep 26, 2022
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze: Can Putin’s threats undermine support for Ukraine?
Sep 23, 2022
Maria Pevchikh: Where does Russia's anti-Putin movement go from here?
Sep 12, 2022
Vadym Prystaiko: Can Ukraine count on its allies?
Sep 09, 2022
Enrico Letta: Is Italy set to choose a far-right government?
Sep 07, 2022
Lindsey Graham: Trump and the midterms
Sep 04, 2022
Tova Friedman: Learning from history
Sep 02, 2022
Gwen Adshead: Getting inside the minds of murderers
Aug 30, 2022
Pinchas Goldschmidt: Is the Ukraine war deepening Jewish anxiety?
Aug 29, 2022
Olga Rudenko: Is there room for government critique in Ukraine's fight for survival?
Aug 25, 2022
Sir Peter Blake: What keeps his creativity alive?
Aug 22, 2022
Krišjānis Kariņš: Is Latvia still vulnerable?
Aug 18, 2022
George Monbiot: Surrounded by fear
Aug 17, 2022
Shon Faye: The transgender issue
Aug 15, 2022
Amrullah Saleh: Is resistance in Afghanistan viable?
Aug 12, 2022
Albert Woodfox: Freedom after a life inside
Aug 10, 2022
Gregory Doran: Why does Shakespeare still captivate us?
Aug 05, 2022
The Singh Twins: Mixing art and politics
Aug 03, 2022
James Lovelock: The future of life on Earth
Aug 01, 2022
Julius Malema: Is South Africa on the brink of chaos?
Jul 29, 2022
Fatih Birol: Could short-term panic derail the clean energy transition?
Jul 27, 2022
Sharan Burrow: Do workers have faith in collective action?
Jul 22, 2022
Omah Lay: Is there a universal message in his music?
Jul 17, 2022
Meaza Ashenafi: What are the prospects for peace in Ethiopia?
Jul 15, 2022
Archbishop Bashar Matti Warda: Does Christianity in Iraq have a future?
Jul 13, 2022
Nury Turkel: Will the world stand up for China's Uyghurs?
Jul 07, 2022
Ibram X. Kendi: America's unhealed racial wounds
Jul 06, 2022
Steve Thompson: Rugby's traumatic legacy
Jul 05, 2022
Lord Patten: Were promises to Hong Kong broken?
Jun 30, 2022
K. Shanmugam: Will Singapore have to choose between the US and China?
Jun 28, 2022
Henry Huiyao Wang: Is China exposing its vulnerabilities?
Jun 24, 2022
João Vale de Almeida: Have UK-EU relations become toxic?
Jun 21, 2022
Semyon Bychkov: Artists speaking out against Putin
Jun 19, 2022
Olha Stefanishyna: Will Kyiv get the support it needs?
Jun 16, 2022
Nicu Popescu: How can Moldova protect itself?
Jun 14, 2022
Josef Aschbacher: Is Europe losing the space race?
Jun 13, 2022
Vassily Nebenzia: Is Putin's plan failing?
Jun 09, 2022
Fawzia Koofi: Do Afghans still have hope?
Jun 07, 2022
Dr Njoki Ngumi – Artist and film-maker
Jun 05, 2022
Iván Fischer, Conductor and Composer
Jun 02, 2022
Serhii Plokhy: How Putin weaponises history
Jun 01, 2022
Danica Roem: America's culture wars
May 29, 2022
Luis Lacalle Pou: Why is Uruguay moving to the right?
May 26, 2022
Jens Stoltenberg: Is Nato being undermined by internal divisions?
May 24, 2022
Iván Duque: Has Colombia's president failed?
May 22, 2022
Franklin Graham: An era of moral decline?
May 20, 2022
Stella Moris: Will Julian Assange be extradited to the US?
May 17, 2022
Inger Ashing: Is the war in Ukraine overshadowing other crises?
May 16, 2022
Victoria Spartz: Does her party share her commitment to defeating Putin?
May 13, 2022
Senator Mark Warner: Are we facing a new Cold War?
May 11, 2022
Jim Green: Has Nasa lost its way?
May 08, 2022
Zoltán Kovács: Whose side is Hungary really on?
May 05, 2022
Bill Browder: Sanctioning Russia
May 04, 2022
Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of Slovakia
May 01, 2022
Frances O'Grady: How can workers defend their interests?
Apr 28, 2022
Slava Vakarchuk: A rock star on the frontline
Apr 26, 2022
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Making an enemy of Putin
Apr 22, 2022
Kylie Moore-Gilbert: 804 days in an Iranian jail
Apr 19, 2022
Omid Djalili: Can jokes be funny without being mean?
Apr 17, 2022
Dr Njoki Ngumi: Can art change Kenya?
Apr 14, 2022
Sergei Guriev: Is Moscow outmanoeuvring the West's sanctions?
Apr 12, 2022
Tsai Ming-yen: Could Putin’s strategy be a template for China to follow?
Apr 10, 2022
Nikita Mazepin: Sanctions on Russia 'are cancel culture'
Apr 07, 2022
Dmytro Kuleba: Is diplomacy at a dead end?
Apr 05, 2022
Claude Joseph: Can Haiti be saved?
Apr 03, 2022
Maria Butina: What is Russia achieving in Ukraine?
Mar 31, 2022
Mairead McGuinness: How far will the EU go to support Kyiv?
Mar 29, 2022
Ilya Ponomarev: A former Russian MP on fighting Putin
Mar 25, 2022
Francis Fukuyama: The end of the end of history?
Mar 23, 2022
Tobias Ellwood: How should the West stand up to Putin?
Mar 16, 2022
Jonas Gahr Støre: Easing Europe off Russian energy
Mar 14, 2022
Jonas Gahr Støre: Easing Europe off Russian energy
Mar 11, 2022
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya: Is the fate of Belarus tied to the fate of Ukraine?
Mar 11, 2022
Michael Carpenter: Is this a new age of conflict?
Mar 09, 2022
Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Former Ukrainian PM
Mar 07, 2022
Andrey Kurkov: Putin's attack on Ukraine's identity
Mar 02, 2022
David Miliband: President of the International Rescue Committee
Mar 01, 2022
Iván Fischer: The power and joy of music
Feb 28, 2022
Leonid Volkov: How strong is Putin's grip on Russia?
Feb 25, 2022
Ingrid Betancourt: Can Colombia defeat corruption?
Feb 21, 2022
Jamie Raskin, Democrat Congressman, House Committe to Investigative January 6th Attack
Feb 18, 2022
Yuri Vitrenko: Russia, Ukraine and Europe's energy
Feb 16, 2022
Kiril Petkov: Is Bulgaria ready to stand up to Russia?
Feb 14, 2022
Michael McCaul: Is Biden up to facing off with Putin?
Feb 11, 2022
George Takei, Actor
Feb 09, 2022
Marine Le Pen: France's future president?
Feb 07, 2022
Gabrielius Landsbergis: Tension in Eastern Europe
Feb 04, 2022
Bassem Youssef: Do we expect too much from satire?
Feb 02, 2022
Isabel Allende: What does South America's future hold?
Jan 31, 2022
Mariana Mazzucato: The space race and our economic futures
Jan 28, 2022
Dominic Lee: China's Hong Kong takeover
Jan 26, 2022
Mohammad Marandi: Iran's nuclear negotiations
Jan 24, 2022
Damian Collins: Can Boris Johnson be trusted?
Jan 21, 2022
Oleksii Reznikov: An invasion of Ukraine?
Jan 19, 2022
Kathleen Stock: The debate about sex, gender and equality
Jan 17, 2022
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC: Fighting for equality in British law
Jan 14, 2022
Sathnam Sanghera: Confronting Britain's history
Jan 12, 2022
Bryan Stevenson: Will equality ever be more than a dream in the US?
Jan 10, 2022
Nureldin Satti: Sudan's coup
Jan 07, 2022
Laurence Tribe: Is the US system of government in peril?
Jan 05, 2022
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trust in science
Dec 20, 2021
Ernesto Araújo: Has Brazil failed to protect its people?
Dec 17, 2021
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov: Fighting for a free press
Dec 15, 2021
John Kerry: US Special Envoy for Climate
Dec 10, 2021
Moeed Yusuf: What will a Taliban-controlled Afghanistan mean for Pakistan?
Dec 08, 2021
Paul Auster: Is New York still the heartbeat of America?
Dec 06, 2021
Ken Buck: Big tech and Republican politics
Dec 01, 2021
Nicolai Tangen: Can Norway move on from fossil fuels?
Nov 29, 2021
Rana Ayyub: Abuse, intimidation and legal threats
Nov 26, 2021
Péter Márki-Zay: Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?
Nov 24, 2021
Ryan Girdusky: Race and education in America
Nov 22, 2021
George Takei: Growing up in an internment camp
Nov 17, 2021
Ritchie Torres: Is America ready to embrace progressive politics?
Nov 15, 2021
Pawel Jablonski: Could Poland exit the EU?
Nov 12, 2021
Patrice Evra: The flaws in football
Nov 10, 2021
Mike Leigh: Art and the cinema
Nov 08, 2021
Prime Minister Albin Kurti: Is he a source of instability in the Balkans?
Nov 05, 2021
Fiona Hill: What did Trump mean for America and the world?
Nov 03, 2021
Fatih Birol: Can greenhouse gas emissions be eliminated?
Nov 01, 2021
Bruno Le Maire: Is France looking for a new economic direction?
Oct 28, 2021
Ariel Dorfman: Ghosts of the past
Oct 26, 2021
David Baddiel, Comedian and writer
Oct 24, 2021
Andrew Forrest: Mega-polluter turned climate revolutionary
Oct 21, 2021
Henry Marsh: A doctor arguing for assisted dying
Oct 19, 2021
Philippe Sands: Is international justice working?
Oct 18, 2021
Adela Raz, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the US
Oct 15, 2021
Sergei Ryabkov: Russia and energy security
Oct 13, 2021
Richard Deverell: The battle to save the planet
Oct 11, 2021
Richard Thaler: Is a nudge enough to change our behaviour?
Oct 07, 2021
Ben Ferencz, prosecutor at the Nuremberg Nazi Trials
Oct 05, 2021
Michel Barnier on Brexit fallout
Oct 01, 2021
Rafael Grossi - Nuclear fallout
Sep 28, 2021
Nitin Sawhney, Musician and Composer
Sep 26, 2021
Roger Deakins: How is technology changing cinema?
Sep 23, 2021
Bryan Hughes: Abortion in Texas
Sep 21, 2021
Carlos Fernando Chamorro: Exiled from Nicaragua
Sep 19, 2021
Naomi Campbell, supermodel and businesswoman
Sep 16, 2021
Robin Hanbury-Tenison: An explorer protecting indigenous lands
Sep 14, 2021
Former interrogator for the CIA, James Mitchell
Sep 12, 2021
Rudy Giuliani: Reflecting on 9/11
Sep 09, 2021
Nadia Calviño: Is Europe too fragmented to shape the 21st Century?
Sep 08, 2021
Lindsey Graham: What is the Republican vision for America?
Sep 06, 2021