Living Gratefully

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In this podcast Mona Siddiqui speaks to the internationally-renowned art historian, Neil MacGregor. Born in Glasgow, Neil studied languages at Oxford but was drawn to art history. His glittering career includes directorships of both the Nationa
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Lindsay Paterson, who is Professor of Educational Policy in the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. His main academic interests are in education, civic engagement and political attitudes. Her
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the US.  Born in Chicago, he is the first African American to serve as presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church and has been a very vocal camp
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Farah Jasmine Griffin, who is the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University. Griffin studied at both Harvard and Yale and her major interests
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Alastair Bruce, Governor of Edinburgh Castle and a reservist in the Army. Alastair has a deep interest in royal and constitutional matters and works as a historian and commentator for Sky News,  as well as being a histor
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl, the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, and founder of the Institute for Advanced Usuli Studies. Professor El Fadl is one of the world’s leadin
Mona Siddiqui speaks to her colleague Professor Linda Bauld. Linda holds the Bruce and John Usher Chair in Public Health in the Usher Institute, College of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.  Linda is a behavioural scientist, who also ser
Mona Siddiqui speaks to Peter Geoghegan, the well-known Irish writer, broadcaster and investigations editor at the award-winning news website openDemocracy. Born and raised in Ireland, now living in Glasgow, Peter looks back on his childhood in
Mona Siddiqui speaks to her colleague and friend Dr Joshua Ralston at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Divinity. Born and raised in California, Joshua is a Christian theologian and Reader in Christian-Muslim relations. Here, he speaks of
The conversation podcast series Living Gratefully returns for a second season. In the first episode of the new series, Mona Siddiqui speaks to the multi award winning Scottish comedian, actor and writer Janey Godley. Raised in the east end of G
In the final episode of this series of podcasts exploring the topic of gratitude, Mona Siddiqui speaks to John Crichton, Consultant forensic psychiatrist, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland and Vice President of the Royal C
In this podcast Mona Siddiqui speaks to Magnus Llewellin, editor of The Times in Scotland. Born in Shropshire, Magnus has held various senior roles in Scottish journalism and regards Scotland as his home. He is passionate about journalism and v
In this podcast, Mona Siddiqui speaks to Humza Yousaf MSP, who is cabinet secretary for justice in the Scottish government. Having held several ministerial roles from a very young age, Humza speaks about the pull of politics, finding a home in
In this podcast, Mona Siddiqui speaks to James Williams, the managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Having grown up with music in a happy home, James speaks about his mother’s strong influence, his love for brass instruments and
In this podcast, Mona Siddiqui speaks to the celebrity Bradford based GP Dr Amir Khan. A highly successful and motivated GP, Amir has become a familiar face on national TV, especially after his appearance in the hugely popular Channel 5 series,
In this podcast Mona Siddiqui speaks to the world renowned American philosopher and public intellectual, Professor Cornel West. Born in Oklahoma, Professor West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. With over
In this podcast, Mona Siddiqui speak to the award-winning Croatian theologian Professor Miroslav Volf. Director of the Yale Centre for Faith and Culture, Professor Volf has spent much of his professional life exploring how the Christian faith b
In this podcast, Mona Siddiqui speaks to the internationally-acclaimed, Edinburgh-based, Scottish crime writer Val McDermid. Author of 34 books, Val speaks about her Scottish roots, being exotic at the University of Oxford, the allure of crime
In this podcast on the theme of gratitude, Mona Siddiqui speaks to the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. A true intellectual force and one of the most respected and celebrated Christian theologians of his generation, Dr Willia
In the first of a series of interviews, Mona Siddiqui explores the place of gratitude in our lives with the acclaimed Scottish singer, songwriter and broadcaster Ricky Ross. Listen to Ricky speak about growing up in Dundee, his songwriting care
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