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 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 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.

Conduit Conversations with Regan Ralph

In this episode Paul talks to Regan Ralph, the founding president and CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights. Paul and Regan take a deep dive into the state of Human Rights in the world today, how Regan sees it moving forward and what work she is doing to create change at the grassroots level.

Conduit Conversations with Melinda Janki

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In this episode Paul has a conversation with Melinda Janki, an international lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Beginning her legal career in the City of London, Melinda has advised international financial institutions, governments and multinational corporations including oil companies. She has also spent much of her time focusing on human rights cases and is currently challenging dangerous deep water petroleum production in offshore Guyana.

Conduit Conversations with Atieno Odhiambo

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In this episode Paul chats to Atieno Odhiambo, the director of the Legal Empowerment Fund (LEF), a programme of the Fund for Global Human Rights. A lawyer by training, Odhiambo’s experience ranges from working for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, to representing marginalized populations in both the US and Kenya.

Conduit Conversations with Dr Kyle Grant

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In this episode Paul van Zyl is joined by Dr Kyle Grant, Founder of Oxwash – the world’s first future-proof, and clinically clean washing service, whose goal it is to eradicate the impact of washing on the world’s ecosystems and prove that a closed-loop and safe washing process is possible. Let’s talk laundry!