What Next? with Lionel Barber

What Next? with Lionel Barber

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Lionel Barber, the former Editor of the Financial Times, is hosting a brand-new podcast series - What Next? with Lionel Barber. In his first broadcast venture since the FT, What Next? with Lionel Barber focuses on life after COVID-19 and sees the multi-award-winning journalist and author discover how the world is adapting to the pandemic, what needs to change and, most importantly, what lessons we have learnt that will shape our lives for the future. Each week, Lionel will be speaking to some of the biggest leading influential figures in the health, politics, business, technology, arts and environment world, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair; Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation; ITV’s Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall and many more. Follow Lionel on Twitter: @lionelbarber

Episodes

Ep 7 - Robert Zoellick

Lionel is joined by former leader of the world bank Robert Zoellick. In this episode ahead of COP 26 they discuss ways in which the world needs to come together in order to tackle climate change. After Brexit, Robert Zoellick also has some advice for Boris Johnson on how to make a success of the UK's qualities.
23/09/2130m 15s

Ep 6 - Evan Osnos

Journalist and author Evan Osnos is back and joining Lionel to discuss his new book Wildland. To mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Evan talks about the way in which the American people learnt to carry on after the atrocity but also looks at why this anniversary is so significant following recent weeks in Afghanistan.
10/09/2129m 50s

Ep 5 - Johan Lundgren

Joining Lionel this week is the CEO of leading airline Easyjet. In this podcast they discuss what this challenging year has meant for the travel industry. We'll hear Johan Lundgren's thoughts on the vaccine passports and why the Government needs to open up more European countries for travel.
02/07/2138m 48s

Ep 5 - Johan Lundgren

Joining Lionel this week is the CEO of leading airline Easyjet. In this podcast they discuss what this challenging year has meant for the travel industry. We'll hear Johan Lundgren's thoughts on the vaccine passports and why the Government needs to open up more European countries for travel.
30/06/2137m 46s

Ep 4: Martin Varsavsky

Martin Varsavsky is a one of Europe's most successful entrepreneurs - and is a world leader on fertility. In this episode he talks to Lionel about managing our biological clocks. He talks about developments in fertility for both men and women and the different approaches countries take when help people have babies.
09/06/2129m 55s

Ep 3 - Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf is co-author of the 2019 Conservative Party manifesto and co-founder of Public First - a policy and research consultancy. In this episode Rachel discusses her thoughts on education reform and the role of Government post-covid. Rachel talks to Lionel about her time working with Michael Gove and Dominic Cummings. She also chats about growing up in a family with a lot of brain power around the table.
26/05/2135m 12s

Ep 2 - Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel is Co-founder of the social media company, Snap. In this episode of 'What Next?' Lionel discusses with Evan the successes of the multi-billion pound social media platform, as well as the steps they have gone to protect their users. Evan talks about the future of augmented reality and the amazing influences it will have on our lives.
19/05/2135m 32s

Ep 1 - Louise Richardson

Lionel Barber is back for his second series of 'What Next?'. Vice Chancellor of Oxford University Louise Richardson joins Lionel where she provides a great insight into the relationship with AstraZeneca as they developed the Covid-19 Vaccine which has helped change the world. The Vice-Chancellor also discusses the issue of free speech and what place it has in society and especially further education.
12/05/2127m 52s

Ep 10 - Juliet Davenport

Juliet Davenport is one of the UK's leading voices on Climate Change and is founder of the country's first 100% renewable energy company, Good Energy. In this episode Juliet shares her vision for a greener Britain and discusses the types of jobs and infrastructure that will be created as a result.
22/12/2022m 18s

Ep 9 - Sir David Omand

The former GCHQ Director Sir David Omand joins Lionel for this episode of 'What Next?' to discuss his new book How Spies Think. Sir David was the first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator, leading on counterterrorism. This conversation provides a great insight into how intelligence analysts think and why Britain is world-beating in this area.
15/12/2028m 3s

Ep 8 - Lord Browne

Lord Browne is one of Britain's most influential industrialists. As a former Chief Executive of BP he discusses the Government's challenges when it comes to creating a Green Industrial Revolution. Speaking to Lionel, Lord Browne is optimistic when it comes to reaching targets and in this episode examines how we need to look at changing energy systems but at what cost?
08/12/2027m 47s

Ep 7 - Dame Carolyn McCall

Dame Carolyn McCall is the CEO of ITV and former boss at EasyJet. In this episode we hear Dame Carolyn’s thoughts on the future of the aviation industry, especially when it comes to the green agenda. We also get an insight into life at ITV during the pandemic and what it takes to reinvent those big live shows.
03/12/2034m 5s

Ep 6 - Elizabeth Cousens

Elizabeth is leading on the next generation of work to support the United Nations. She has served for several years at the U.S Mission to the UN in New York. In recent months her attentions have turned to Covid-19. Elizabeth has spoken out over President Trump's decision to leave the World Health Organisation and has been part of this year's biggest annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly. In this episode Elizabeth discusses despite the pandemic being at the forefront, the world's green agenda also needs to take the lead. Elizabeth claims to have raised over $200 million for the UN Foundation's Covid-19 solidarity response fund which benefits the WHO.
24/11/2025m 56s

Ep 5 - Timothy Garton Ash

In episode 5, Lionel's guest is Timothy Garton Ash - historian and author. In this episode the Professor of European Studies at the University of Oxford discusses life after Merkel and what the furture holds for Germany. Their conversation also focuses on how the UK will be seen on the world stage after the 31st December. Plus how will the younger generation benefit from jobs and social security, as well as the Government's green agenda. Also, Garton Ash looks at what issues will arise regarding freedom of movement for young people.
17/11/2030m 3s

Ep 4 - Evan Osnos

Lionel is joined by Evan Osnos, leading political journalist for The New Yorker and author of Joe Biden - The Life, the Run and What Matters Now. After days of 253 etched in our brains as we glared at the ticker across our tv screens - news outlets finally called it for President Elect Joe Biden. In this episode Osnos discusses the personal tragedies in Biden's life. He also talks about what the future holds for the special relationship with the UK and how he will get on with Prime Minister Boris Johnson; as well as reflecting on how the next few months will work out for President Trump.
11/11/2027m 1s

Ep 3 - Tony Blair

Lionel Barber is joined by Tony Blair. ‘We were too slow to lockdown but I can understand that.’ In this episode we hear from the former Prime Minister on the issues surrounding testing in the U.K. and compares how other countries have handled this. He discusses how Covid-19 has accelerated how we work and the important role technology plays in how businesses will change forever. We also hear why Blair believes the US is the most divided it’s ever been as we await news of the election result between Trump and Biden.
03/11/2027m 33s

Ep 2 - Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer joins Lionel Barber this week as we hit the final countdown to the US Election result - or do we? Ian is a leading American political scientist and journalist who has advised US presidential candidates as well as world leaders on US foreign policy. He's had his own TED Talk, Editor-at-Large for Time and is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research firm. In this episode Ian explores what's next for the Trump and Biden camps and what the impact will have not only on the US people but with relationships with China, Europe and more specifically the UK as it leaves the EU.
27/10/2026m 42s

Ep 1 - Dr Richard Hatchett

In episode 1, Lionel speaks to one of the lead co-ordinators for the Covid-19 vaccine, Dr Richard Hatchett, as he discusses plans for a rollout of the vaccine within the first half of next year and reassurances surrounding it's safety. Dr Richard Hatchett has been part of the Homeland Security team under President Obama and President Bush and explores the trillions of dollars that have gone into preparedness for pandemics.
19/10/2030m 45s

What Next? with Lionel Barber - The Trailer

Lionel Barber, the former Editor of the Financial Times, is hosting a brand-new podcast series - What Next? with Lionel Barber. In his first broadcast venture since the FT, What Next? with Lionel Barber focuses on life after COVID-19 and sees the multi-award-winning journalist and author discover how the world is adapting to the pandemic, what needs to change and, most importantly, what lessons we have learnt that will shape our lives for the future. Each week, Lionel will be speaking to some of the biggest leading influential figures in the health, politics, business, technology, arts and environment world, such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair; Elizabeth Cousens, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation; ITV’s Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall and many more. Follow Lionel on Twitter: @lionelbarber
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