Conduit Conversations with Simon Alexander Ong

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On this episode Paul van Zyl talks to Simon Alexander Ong. Simon is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker. His clients are from all walks of life but they share one trait; they all believe that the greatest investment you can make is in yourself. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC Radio London to be interviewed, while Barclays UK featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.

Conduit Conversations Live with Jeremy Hunt

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Former Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt joined Hannah McInnes live at The Conduit to tell us more about his new book and his experience with the NHS.

Climate Anxiety

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In The Conduit and GWEC's second partnership podcast we look at a topic lots of people wrestle with, but not everyone fully recognises. We're talking about climate anxiety and its effects on society. GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa is joined by Sacha Wright, Research and Curriculum coordinator at the Force of Nature, to delve into this emerging area of discussion which picks apart attitudes and starts to unravel how climate anxieties affect people and play out into wider society.

The Rise of Misinformation

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The Conduit and GWEC's first partnership podcast looks at one of the threats to the transition: The rise of misinformation. We spoke to the panel of the recent GWEC/Conduit Club event on the subject, about why this problem is spiking, and what organisations are doing about it (or not doing about it, as is often the case). GWEC’s Reshmi Ladwa and Ben Backwell are joined by Jennie King, who is Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and Mai Rosner, who is a campaigner at Global Witness, looking at the Digital Threats to Democracy.

Conduit Conversations with Jennie King

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On this episode Paul talks to Jennie King, Head of Civic Action and Education at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, leading their efforts to translate research into frontline programming and response. Jennie provides regular briefings for UK government departments and regulators on approaches to media literacy, as well as overseeing the ISD’s growing portfolio on Climate Mis and Disinformation, supporting a worldwide coalition identifying and analysing counter related harms. This is a fascinating and timely conversation delving deep into the murky world of Mis and Disinformation and its impact on making positive forward momentum against climate change.

Conduit Conversations with Juliet Kinsman

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In this episode Paul is joined by Juliet Kinsman who has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 25 years, working in travel for two decades. Juliet was the founding editor of Mr & Mrs Smith, most recently the first-ever Sustainability Editor for Condé Nast Traveller, and is author of ‘The Green Edit: Travel, Easy Tips for the Eco-Friendly Traveller’. Her non-profit consultancy, BOUTECO, works with award-winning brands to help them stand for something and stand out for it through their storytelling. Juliet gives us her insights into sustainable travel, what we should be thinking about when it comes to planning trips, and her top tips on how to travel better.

Conduit Conversations Live with Jean Oelwang

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In this episode Conduit Co-Founder Paul Van Zyl is joined by Jean Oelwang, founding CEO of Virgin Unite. Jean has had a remarkable career, working with some of the world’s greatest changemakers. She discusses with Paul how she was able to draw on her unique experience to write her new book, Partnering. Centred on the idea that great partnerships are vital to meaningful lives and successful organisations. This really is a wonderful conversation between peers, a dynamic interaction between two extraordinary people sharing pivotal moments in their lives.

Conduit Conversations Live with Alannah Weston

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This episode sees Conduit Co-Founder Paul Van Zyl joined live at The Conduit by Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, a position that she has held since 2019. Alannah’s consistent mission in her role has been to empower talented people to deliver an innovative customer experience within a sustainable and ethical framework. This incredibly eye-opening conversation gave a glimpse into the workings of a company striving for a systems change, steered by a vision of purpose from Alannah.

Conduit Conversations Live with Andrey Kurkov

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Ukraine’s most famous novelist took to the stage at The Conduit to discuss his new book, Grey Bees - a dramatization of the conflict raging in his country through the lens of a mild-mannered beekeeper. The conversation was led by Kelly Falconer, founder of the Asia Literary Agency, and touched on the crisis in Ukraine. Andrey shared his signature humour, imagination and sensitivity with the audience, allowing a genuine and thoughtful discussion to emerge.

Conduit Conversations Live with Suzanne Simard

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World renowned Canadian ecologist Suzanne Simard joined author and traveller Sophy Robert to tell her story live at The Conduit.