What’s his conclusion about the long term viability of homo sapiens?
Historian, geographer, anthropolgist and author Jared Diamond
What’s his conclusion about the long term viability of homo sapiens?
Iyad El-Baghdadi, human rights activist
Iyad El-Baghdadi is a human rights activist who was granted political asylum in Oslo
US Democratic Party funder - Tom Steyer
Is a major Democratic Party funder in danger of pushing the party in the wrong direction?
Bas Eickhout, Dutch MEP, GreenLeft Party
Political power inside the EU is no longer between the centre left and centre right.
Cardiac surgeon - Samer Nashef
How easy is it to fix broken hearts?
Writer - Thomas Keneally
Is Australia still a country wrestling with its identity?
Senior adviser to President Obama (2009-2017) - Valerie Jarrett
How will historians view the Obama legacy?
US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and Communications - Robert Strayer
Is Washington losing the cyberwar?
Chairman of the UK Brexit Party - Richard Tice
What does the success of the Brexit Party in the European elections mean for the UK?
Actor and activist - Michael Sheen
How does Michael Sheen use his fame to help the Welsh community he grew up in?
President-in-exile of the Central Tibetan Administration - Lobsang Sangay
What is Tibet's strategy for achieving its objectives from the Chinese leadership?
Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel
Doped for decades, East German athletes still searching for truth and justice.
US Republican Senator, Florida - Rick Scott
How effective and how sustainable is the Trump presidency?
Former UK Prime Minister - Sir John Major
What kind of country will emerge from the Brexit mess?
President of the UK Supreme Court - Lady Hale
Is the British justice system failing the people it is supposed to serve?
Prime Minister, Greece - Kyriakos Mitsotakis
Can a new government transform Greece's fortunes?
Nobel Prize-winning economist - Sir Angus Deaton
What can Western democracies do to tame capitalism and reduce its worst effects?
Foreign Minister of Iran - Javad Zarif
Could the US and Iran stumble into a war?
Mayor of Istanbul - Ekrem Imamoğlu
Have voters in Istanbul dealt President Erdogan a serious blow?
Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India - Raghuram Rajan
Will he be the next Governor of the Bank of England?
Olafur Eliasson - Artist
Can art fix the world?
Former jailed Black Panther - Albert Woodfox
What does freedom really mean for someone who spent four decades in solitary confinement?
Minister of National Development Planning, Indonesia - Bambang Brodjonegoro
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
Leader, Hong Kong Civic Party - Alvin Yeung
Hong Kong is in uproar. Alvin Yueng, who leads the Civic Party shares their fears.
Former British Foreign Secretary - Jack Straw
Can a calamitous conflict between the West and Iran be avoided?
Australian scientist - Tim Flannery
Climate change is very big and moving very fast. Is the planet running out of time?
Chair of the Irish Senate Brexit Committee - Neale Richmond
Can Ireland prevent itself becoming the collateral damage in a Brussels-London showdown?
Former Conservative Party leader- Iain Duncan Smith
Can Prime Minister Johnson deliver a no-deal exit? And what would it mean for Britain?
Director of Antiracism Research and Policy Center US - Ibram Kendi
Can the US ever fix its problem with race?
Leader of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement - Shah Faesal
How will Kashmiris channel their anger, and how much support will they get?
Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion - Roger Hallam
How far are climate rebels prepared to go?
Mohamed Hamdan Dagolo, Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council
Zeinab Badawi is in Khartoum to speak to the Deputy Chairman of the Sovereign Council.
CEO of Philip Morris International - Andre Calantzopoulos
Are claims of a smoke-free future clever strategic marketing or corporate hypocrisy?
Kang Kyung-wha – Foreign Minister, South Korea
Out of step with both the US and Japan; how vulnerable is South Korea?
Mia Khalifa: Former adult actress
What does Mia Khalifa's story tell us about the porn industry and 21st century culture?
Gabon's Minister of Forests and Environment - Lee White
Can Gabon find a sustainable balance between the needs of man and nature?
IT entrepreneur and philanthropist - Dame Stephanie Shirley
What can we learn from someone who made the most of a life nearly ended in childhood?
Sea Rescue Captain - Carola Rackete
Will Carola Rackete's actions encourage more people smuggling and more suffering?
Former UK Lord Chancellor - Lord Falconer
Is Labour in any fit state to win an election amid Britain’s Brexit chaos?
A 1997 interview with the former president of Zimbabwe
French MEP and former Europe Minister - Nathalie Loiseau
Has the EU's patience with British indecision run out?
Independent MP, UK - Heidi Allen
Is there any clarity and coherence to the opponents of Brexit?
Anson Chan - Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, 1993-2001
Is Hong Kong’s fragile status quo irretrievably broken?
Chairman, United Liberation Movement for West Papua - Benny Wenda
Can Benny Wenda take on Jakarta, and win?
South Africa's Minister of International Relations - Naledi Pandor
South African government minister Naledi Pandor on violence against African migrants
Lebanon's Foreign Minister - Gebran Bassil
Why is Lebanon dogged by chaos?
President of Microsoft - Brad Smith
How do we ensure our astonishing technological advances are harnessed for good, not harm?
Former White House Communications Director - Anthony Scaramucci
Is impeachment a trap for President Trump's opponents?
Lawyer - Kimberley Motley
What have almost two decades of American intervention in Afghanistan achieved?
Daughter of former Chief Minister of Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti - Iltija Mufti
Do Kashmiris have any choice but to accept their new reality?
Actor and activist - Jameela Jamil
Is Jameela Jamil's campaign to make us feel better about our bodies working?
Brazil's Environment Minister - Ricardo Salles
How credible are the Brazilian Government's environmental policies?
Suede singer-songwriter Brett Anderson
Singer-songwriter Brett Anderson on reinvention and outlasting the fluctuations of taste
Financier and Brexit backer Stuart Wheeler
A successful businessman and lifelong gambler who has backed Brexit with his own cash
Professor of Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley - Stuart Russell
Is it fanciful to imagine the machines taking over?
British intelligence whistleblower - Katharine Gun
What makes a whistleblower?
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey - Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Is Turkey creating further instability in Syria?
Sally Lane and John Letts, parents of Jack Letts
What will become - what should become - of Jack Letts?
Stephen Sackur speaks to Alfred Bosch, Catalan minister for foreign action.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Armenia
Stephen Sackur speaks to Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenia’s foreign minister.
Former spy - Willie Carlin
What was it like to be a spy during the Troubles in Northern Ireland?
Former Olympic swimmer - Casey Legler
What does it take to emerge from the darkness?
Campaigner and businesswoman Gina Miller
How has Gina Miller, a non-politician, had such an impact on Britain’s politics?
Richard Haass - President, Council on Foreign Relations
Stephen Sackur interviews former senior US diplomat Richard Haass.
Hong Kong’s Secretary for Housing and Transport , 2012 – 2017 - Anthony Cheung
How long can Hong Kong protests go on without a major intervention from Beijing?
Esther Duflo - Nobel Prize-winning economist
Shaun Ley speaks to the Nobel Prize winning economist Esther Duflo.
Film director - Ken Loach
Can cinema change society?
Minister for Islamic Affairs in Malaysia -Mujahid Yusof Rawa
Are racial and religious divides threatening Malaysia’s stability and future prospects?
Investigative journalist - Ronan Farrow
How did a Hollywood insider break the story that took the shine off Tinseltown?
Author and explorer - Sir Ranulph Fiennes
What's Sir Ranulph Fiennes' motivation for a life of extreme adventure?
Christopher Ruddy: How much trouble is Donald Trump in?
Will the impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill derail Donald Trump's presidency?
Mangaliso Ndlovu: Can Zimbabwe avert environmental disaster?
Zimbabwe is wrestling with economic crisis, endemic corruption and prolonged drought.
Liu Xiaoming: How will China respond to unrest in Hong Kong?
Is Chinese leader Xi Jinping facing the most serious challenge of his presidency?
Wendell Pierce: A tale of two Americas
Wendell Pierce starred as Detective Bunk Moreland in the American TV series The Wire
Stephen Sackur is on the road in Zimbabwe
How are Zimbabweans faring in the face of economic collapse and environmental crisis?
Behrouz Boochani: Six years as a marooned migrant
Behrouz Boochani is now a prize-winning author, but is his long-term fate any clearer?
Daniel Jones: The man who unveiled the CIA’s darkest secrets
Daniel Jones led a six-year investigation into the CIA's torture practices after 9/11
Megan Phelps-Roper: Leaving 'America's most obnoxious hate group'
A former Westboro Baptist Church member discusses leaving the group
Eliot Higgins: Searching for facts in a 'post-truth' world
Can complex truths be revealed using digital fragments from the worldwide web?
Aryana Sayeed: Afghanistan’s biggest pop star
She has braved death threats to campaign for women’s rights and artistic freedom
Bill Bryson: US author demystifying the British
What has US author Bill Bryson learned from his gentle search for understanding?
Staffan de Mistura: Can the international community still stop wars?
Is it time to acknowledge the irrelevance of the international peacemakers?
Andrew Mitchell MP: What will Boris Johnson do next?
The scale of the Conservative Party triumph promises to have seismic consequences.
Malcolm Gladwell: Should we trust strangers?
Stephen Sackur meets the author described as America's most famous intellectual
Ayad Allawi: What if the US pulls out of Iraq?
Do rising tensions between the US and Iran spell disaster for Iraq?
Vali Nasr: Have strategic realities in the Middle East changed?
Who’s gained and who’s lost after the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani?
Sir Antony Gormley: Britain's most successful sculptor
His inspiration is the human body, in fact, his own body.
Douglas Silliman: What is Donald Trump's strategy in Iraq?
The former US ambassador to Iraq assesses the White House's possible next moves
Seth Freedman: Spying for Harvey Weinstein
Who polices the shadowy world of private intelligence?
Tony Garnett: Making TV with a radical purpose
Another chance to hear our 2016 interview with the pioneering film and TV producer