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The Big Interview

Long-form conversations about the lives and careers of the world's leading and most exciting names from the worlds of art, design, literature, politics, business and food. We hear from the masters themselves, about their art, their craft, their secrets and successes.

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Tim Peake:

The British astronaut sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss his remarkable career, the future of space exploration and his new book ‘Space: The Human Story’.

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1948 Dec 2023
29 min

Tim Peake 

The British astronaut sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss his remarkable career, the future of space exploration and his new book ‘Space: The Human Story’.

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19330 Nov 2023
33 min

Madhur Jaffrey 

The culinary legend and actress sits down with Robert Bound to discuss her cookbooks, which span the flavours of India, and how she unintentionally became a household name for anyone with a taste for South Asian cuisine.

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19224 Nov 2023
25 min

Malcolm Gladwell 

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his life, career and gripping podcast series, ‘Revisionist History’.

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19117 Nov 2023
29 min

Bob Brown 

The former Australian senator sits down with Andrew Mueller to reflect on the highlights of his political career and how he became leader of the world’s first Green party.

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19010 Nov 2023
30 min

Margaret MacMillan 

The celebrated Canadian historian sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her bestselling books, the history of warfare and the challenge that Vladimir Putin poses to the world order. 

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1893 Nov 2023
31 min

Badiucao 

Chinese dissident artist Badiucao sits down with Georgina Godwin to discuss his life in self-imposed exile and how he uses his art to challenge censorship and human-rights abuses in China.

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18827 Oct 2023
31 min

Rhiannon Giddens 

The Grammy award-winning American singer sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her remarkable career and mission to highlight the untold stories of people who have contributed to musical history in the US.

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18714 Jul 2023
30 min

Steve Earle 

Steve Earle, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of his generation, joins Andrew Mueller to discuss his new tour, play and why his enduring hit ‘Copperhead Road’ is the newest state song of Tennessee, where marijuana remains illegal.

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1867 Jul 2023

Erna Solberg 

The former prime minister of Norway sits down with Andrew Mueller to discuss her political career and the future of Europe’s relationship with Russia.

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18530 Jun 2023
26 min

Chuck D 

Andrew Mueller sits down with the ground-breaking hip-hop pioneer and revolutionary activist to discuss his extraordinary career and his new illustrated memoir, ‘Livin’ Loud: ARTitation’.

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18423 Jun 2023
26 min

Jason Rezaian 

Journalist Jason Rezaian of ‘The Washington Post’ discusses his 544 days in an Iranian prison, what it took to get him out and what he believes should be done to help other journalists who have been wrongfully detained.  

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18316 Jun 2023
30 min

Carla Hayden 

The first African American and female Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, joins Christopher Cermak to discuss the role of libraries as a cornerstone of democracy and her efforts to spread the word about their wonders.

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1829 Jun 2023
34 min

Angélique Kidjo 

Five-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo joins Emma Searle to discuss her unstoppable career and genre-defying repertoire.

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1812 Jun 2023
19 min

James Olson 

The former chief of counterintelligence for the CIA, looks back on his 30-year career with the agency and discusses how he coped with the moral dilemmas of spying.

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18026 May 2023
26 min

Nathan Law 

Trailblazing pro-democracy activist Nathan Law joins Andrew Mueller to discuss his new memoir and how he went from being Hong Kong’s youngest legislator to living in political exile in the UK. 

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