I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan

I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan

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Best-selling author, rock star historian and world-renowned thinker Peter Frankopan introduces his new project: I’ve Been Thinking...with Peter Frankopan. Peter talks to experts, academics and thinkers about current affairs and cutting-edge research that often do not get covered in the mainstream media.

Episodes

EP7: The inner workings of Westminster, a fairer more representative government and 80s pop wisdom with Jess Phillips MP

Birmingham Yardley MP Jess Phillips never intended being an active member of parliament despite being a member of the Labour Party. She is one of the most visible MPs which comes with many positive and negative impacts professionally and privately. On this episode of I've Been Thinking Jess shares learnings from her latest book, Everything You Need To Really Know About Politics, as well as what keeps her grounded and in touch with her constituents. Jess's website is here - www.jessphillips.net and her book Everything You Need To Really Know About Politics plus previous books are available now. Keep in touch with Peter on Twitter - @peterfrankopan and if you would like to leave a review please do and it will help others discover this podcast. Episode 8 sees Peter in conversation with author Tim Marshall.
01/08/2141m 20s

EP6: Will Page on Economics at Spotify, artists controlling their product, and how Dolly Parton became a fan

Former Chief Economist at Spotify Will Page is Peter's guest on episode 6 of I've Been Thinking. Peter and Will discuss his book, Tarzan Economics, and the examples within showcasing economics impacting music but also everything in our wider culture. Will reveals how streaming is changing the way music is written, how a high street chain we're all familiar with broke a hit record and why other older media streams should look at the music industry for clues as to how best adapt to the changing technological landscape around us. Please do subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss future episodes and a positive review is always appreciated. You can order Will's book, read further writing and listen to playlists curated by Will on his website - www.tarzaneconomics.com Peter can be contacted on Twitter, @peterfrankopan or via his website - www.peterfrankopan.com
25/07/2136m 10s

EP5: Ai Weiwei on activism, art and the Chinese government

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei left China in 2015 and has since lived in several countries including the UK and most recently Portugal. Growing up with his own father in exile, Ai Weiwei's art has always featured his activism and in his most recent work including documentary film he looks at refugees across the world and the stories they tell. Thank you to the How To Academy who recorded this interview. A full version can be found at www.howtoacademy.com. The fascinating How To Academy podcast can also be found there, or wherever you choose to get your podcasts. Please subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss future episodes and a positive review is always appreciated. Peter can be found on Twitter, @peterfrankopan.
18/07/2124m 0s

EP4: Cricketing legend Sir Michael Holding on race, taking a knee and the power of education

West Indian fast bowling legend Sir Michael Holding speaks to Peter about how he came to write his most recent book Why We Kneel How We Rise, educating himself on racism, his hopes for change in the future and the most recent racist abuse members of the England team faced after their Euro 2020 final defeat. If you're enjoying the podcast please do leave a review as it helps others discover it and also subscribe so as not to miss future episodes. Episode 5 of I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan will be with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Peter can be found on Twitter, @peterfrankopan, where you can learn more about what he is reading and his own book details.
15/07/2139m 36s

EP3: Sir Anthony Seldon on what it takes to be a Prime Minister

Is being Prime Minister of the United Kingdom a job you would really want? Sir Anthony Seldon, author of The Impossible Office?: The History of the British Prime Minister, joins Peter to examine that question and takes Peter through the history of the premiership to explain it's evolution and why we are now in a point in history where those filling the role don't have the necessary experience to maximise the importance of the position. For further information about Peter's work you can visit www.peterfrankopan.com where you can also find links to Peter's social channels.
11/07/2137m 34s

EP2: Former FBI Director James Comey on President Trump and his regrets

James Comey was the 7th Director of the FBI from 2013 until his dismissal by President Donald Trump in 2017. As head of the FBI he opened the investigation into Hilary Clinton's emails on the eve of the US election which many believed aided Donald Trump's rise to power. Comey and Trump would clash during his time in office which he has written about in his new book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. This interview was recorded by the How To Academy. A full version can be found at www.howtoacademy.com. The fascinating How To Academy podcast can also be found there or wherever you choose to get your podcasts. Please do subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss future episodes and a positive review is always appreciated. Peter can be found on Twitter, @peterfrankopan. Our guest on episode 3 is Sir Anthony Seldon, author of The Impossible Office, The History of the British Prime Minister.
04/07/2128m 4s

EP1: Professor and presenter Alice Roberts on ancestors and pre-history

Peter's first guest on I've Been Thinking is Professor Alice Roberts. Alice is a biological anthropologist, biologist, presenter and author. In this episode we look into the unbelievable amount of information that can be gleamed from bones, why the lives of ordinary citizens as well as those more famous figures in history are just as important and examining genes, we can trace human migration across the globe. Alice's latest book, Ancestors is available now, and she can be found at www.alice-roberts.co.uk on via @theAliceRoberts on Twitter. Peter can be found on Twitter @peterfrankopan Subscribe and follow the podcast, and please rate and review as this allows other to discover the podcast. Episode 2 of I've Been Thinking is with former head of the FBI, James Comey.
04/07/2137m 49s

Trailer - I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan

Best-selling author, rock star historian and world-renowned thinker Peter Frankopan is turning his hand to the art of podcasting, with his new project: I’ve Been Thinking...with Peter Frankopan. In this podcast, Peter, Professor of Global History at Oxford University discusses global topics which inform understanding of the past, present and future. Experts, academics and thinkers reveal all on current affairs, cutting-edge research and the ins and outs of life as Prime Minister or director of the FBI. Episodes 1 & 2 are available on 5th July, so follow on Global Player or wherever you get you podcasts.
24/06/212m 42s
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