Mallen Baker podcast for change makers

The Mallen Baker Podcast for Change Makers

Jon Entine: Science, not ideology

#48: Jon Entine - Science not ideology

Jon Entine is the executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project, and an award-winning journalist. He has written books on population genetics and food and farming. A promoter of sound science, especially in relation to genetic engineering, and a vocal opponent of anti-science campaigners, he has ruffled his fair share of feathers! In this interview we talk about science and policy, as well as issues around genetics, insect declines, climate change and a lot more besides.

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#46: Interview with potholer54 (Peter Hadfield)

A conversation with one of YouTube's most influential and expert debunkers of bad science, potholer54, aka Peter Hadfield. We talk about his channel, why he's not worried about the myths that won't die, as well as some of the challenges around science and its interface with public policy, and the replicability crisis.

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Chris Rose, Campaign Effectiveness

#45: Chris Rose - What makes for effective campaigning

Chris Rose is a hugely experienced environmental campaigner, and was a leading figure in the iconic Shell Brent Spar campaign with Greenpeace. He now runs his own business helping campaigns to be more effective, and he recently produced a detailed report assessing the new environmentalist movements around Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion.


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Amy Clarke, Tribe Impact Capital

#40: Amy Clarke – Investing in impact

In this episode, I talk to Amy Clarke, co-founder and chief impact officer at Tribe Impact Capital, the award-winning wealth management firm and BCorp. Before her current role, Amy has been senior vice president for international CSR at Bank of America, and head of CSR UK for Microsoft.

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Roger Hallam, Extinction Rebellion

#36: In dialogue with Roger Hallam, Extinction Rebellion co-founder

Many of you will know that I have been strongly critical of the Extinction Rebellion group, and particularly its core organisers. I reached out to Roger Hallam, one of the co-founders of the group and the man most responsible for their early overall strategy, to see if he would be willing to discuss the group, its objectives, and some of our points of disagreement for this podcast.

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Anna Dixon, Centre for Ageing Better

#35: Anna Dixon – Finding what works for an ageing population

In this episode, I talk to Anna Dixon, chief executive of the Centre for Ageing Better, the charity working to create a society where everyone enjoys a good later life. Anna has spent her life working at the interface of research, policy and practice. She has been director of strategy at the department of health, as well as a number of health policy related roles at the Kings Fund, the London School of Economics and more.

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Dr Peter Grant

#34: Peter Grant – Understanding effective philanthropy

In this episode, I talk to Dr Peter Grant, director of charities MSC programme at Cass business school and author of various books on the theory and history of philanthropy.

Peter is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in public and charitable funding. He was the director of an inner-city youth charity for eight years before moving to Sport England where he devised the first Lottery programme to favour areas of deprivation.

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Becky Willan

#33: Becky Willan – Challenging brands to embrace a positive purpose

In this episode, I talk to Becky Willan, managing director and co-founder of Given London, the brand agency with a focus on purpose and positive impact. Becky was formerly an environmental manager with the Body Shop, and since then has become a widely experienced consultant with some of the top forward-thinking brands committed to doing well by doing good.

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David Grayson

#31: David Grayson - Working carers and how to support them

In this episode, I welcome back David Grayson, author, speaker and Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management. He is the author of the book ‘Take Care: How to be a great employer for working carers’, and it’s that topic we’ll be focusing on mostly in this episode.

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#29: How leading change makers seize opportunities

This episode is a little different to what we’ve done so far. We’re at episode number 29, and bearing in mind we launched the first three episodes all at once, that brings us just about to the half year point since the podcast was launched.

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Stephanie Davies-Arai

#27: Stephanie Davies-Arai – Seeking the truth without fear

In this episode, I talk to Stephanie Davies-Arai. Stephanie is the founder of Transgender Trend, a parent effectiveness trainer and the author of the book ‘communicating with kids’.

She was shortlisted for the John Maddox prize, which recognises individuals who have promoted sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, with an emphasis on those who have faced difficulty or hostility in doing so.

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