Dr. Vikas Shah MBE DL Interviews the world's leading thinkers, and the people shaping the century.

In this interview, I speak to pioneering brain surgeon & neuroscientist Rahul Jandial (author of ‘This is Why You Dream’) about the extraordinary way neuroscience and medicine are helping us unlock the fundamental question of why we dream, the impact dreaming has on our lives, and how dream science is…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Professor Bruce Hood, a world-leading psychologist and happiness expert. Grounded in decades of neuroscience, Professor Hood’s recent book The Science of Happiness explores the simple, life-changing discoveries that can really impact our own happiness. In our conversation, we discuss the fundamental nature of happiness,…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Devo Harris, founder and CEO of Adventr, an AI-powered video platform that enables top brands and agencies to produce, publish and share interactive and data-populated videos via no-code streaming. A Grammy-award winner, he co-founded Kanye West's GOOD Music in addition to signing EGOT winner…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Tembi Locke, NY Times Best Selling Author, Actor & Entrepreneur. We talk about her emotionally transformational journey being a caregiver, how she coped with grief, and how life’s most challenging experiences can unlock love and the power of community.
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Asher Grodman- an actor, director, writer and producer who has worked across all mediums. Asher can currently be seen starring as fan-favorite character Trevor on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy Ghosts. Grodman’s other recent television appearances include Succession (HBO), Chicago Med (NBC), House of…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Sir Terry Waite, Founder of Hostage International. Terry was captured in Beirut in 1987, and held captive for almost five years (nearly four of which were in solitary confinement). No information on his whereabouts or survival reaching the wider world for over four years.…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Dr. Daniel Amen, one of the world’s most influential experts on brain health and mental health. We discuss his mission to end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health, and look at the practical ways we all need to think about brain…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Darshan Shah, MD, one of the world’s foremost health and wellness experts. Dr. Shah discusses the extraordinary power of our immune system, what harms and helps our immune system, and how people in high performance careers can work with their bodies to optimise immune…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview I speak to Aravind Srinivas, the CEO of Perplexity, an AI powered answer engine that is transforming the world of search by answering questions conversationally. Perplexity extracts data from lakes including the web, images and video, before applying LLM’s to produce incredibly natural answers to questions, with…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Yusra Mardini about her extraordinary journey fleeing conflict in Syria and how she went on to achieve Olympic success. We discuss the realities of life for refugees, the challenges faced by displaced populations and how the world can do better. Yusra and her sister’s…
Thought Economics

 

In this interview, I speak to Frank Anderson, MD, is a world-renowned trauma treatment expert, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, and psychotherapist. He is the acclaimed author of Transcending Trauma, upcoming memoir, To Be Loved: A Story of Truth, Trauma, and Transformation, and the coauthor of Internal Family Systems Skills Training Manual. As…
Thought Economics

 

All Interviews  (562)
In this interview, I speak to James Nestor (author of ‘Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art’) we discuss his extraordinary journey understanding how modern civilisation has forgotten the importance of the most important thing we do, breathing. We discuss the impact that poor breathing has on our health…
In this interview I speak to Professor Bruce Hood, a world-leading psychologist and happiness expert. Grounded in decades of neuroscience, Professor Hood’s recent book The Science of Happiness explores the simple, life-changing discoveries that can really impact our own happiness. In our conversation, we discuss the fundamental nature of happiness,…
Business & Economics  (332)
In this interview I speak to Aravind Srinivas, the CEO of Perplexity, an AI powered answer engine that is transforming the world of search by answering questions conversationally. Perplexity extracts data from lakes including the web, images and video, before applying LLM’s to produce incredibly natural answers to questions, with…
Culture, Society, Sports & Arts  (230)
Health & Medicine  (64)
In this interview, I speak to James Nestor (author of ‘Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art’) we discuss his extraordinary journey understanding how modern civilisation has forgotten the importance of the most important thing we do, breathing. We discuss the impact that poor breathing has on our health…
In this interview I speak to Professor Bruce Hood, a world-leading psychologist and happiness expert. Grounded in decades of neuroscience, Professor Hood’s recent book The Science of Happiness explores the simple, life-changing discoveries that can really impact our own happiness. In our conversation, we discuss the fundamental nature of happiness,…
Nobel Laureates  (20)
Politics & Policy  (155)
To better understand the laws of war & conflict, I speak to Sir Geoffrey Nice KC (Former Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, who led the prosecution of Slobodan Miloševic) and Professor William A Schabas OC (International Criminal & Human Rights Lawyer, who Served on the Truth & Reconciliation Commission…
Science & Technology  (117)
Lawrence Krauss is a renowned theoretical physicist, bestselling author, and celebrated lecturer who has greatly contributed to various areas of physics and cosmology. Krauss's significant scientific contribution includes the 1995 proposal that most of the Universe's energy resides in empty space, confirmed in 1999 and awarded a Nobel Prize in…
Kevin Kelly, a visionary luminary of our digital age, is renowned as the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, a definitive chronicle of the technological revolution, and the author of groundbreaking books like "Out of Control" and "The Inevitable." Known for his prescient insights into technology and its impact on…
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