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Standing On The Shoulders

11 EpisodesProduced by PearsonWebsite

Standing on the Shoulders is a podcast about giants. Not the kind you run into in fairytales...but the more metaphorical, inspirational kind - whose symbolic shoulders you can stand on to reach greater heights. Across each episode Aleks Krotoski chats to innovators and visionaries about what they’ve… read more

11 Episodes | 2020

Lex Gillette

November 19th, 2020


Lex Gillette is a blind Paralympics champion in the long jump category. He started losing his sight aged seven and despite ten different surgeries at …

Martha Lane Fox

November 5th, 2020


Martha Lane Fox is an entrepreneur and internet activist who first made her name with She’s had a fascinating and varied career, …

Ytasha Womack

October 22nd, 2020


Ytasha Womack is an award-winning author, filmmaker, independent scholar, and dance therapist. She is a leading expert on Afrofuturism, the …

Roman Mars

October 8th, 2020


Roman Mars is an American radio producer and host of the podcasts 99% Invisible, which has been telling stories about design and the things that shape our world for a decade. Both have been credited with defining a new …

Lemn Sissay

September 24th, 2020


Lemn Sissay is a poet, performer, and chancellor at the University of Manchester. His work ranges from volumes of poetry and plays to documentaries, …

Anab Jain

June 10th, 2020


Futurist, designer and filmmaker Anab Jain talks to Aleks Krotoski about the wild world of future-oriented thinking, our hyper-connected planet, and …

Jude Kelly

May 27th, 2020


Theatre director and producer Jude Kelly talked to Aleks about growing up in ‘50s Liverpool, finding and fostering revolutionary theatre, and about a …

Rachel Weiss

May 13th, 2020


Aleks Krotoski talks to L'Oréal's Rachel Weiss about bringing together her two great loves, make-up and technology, and about being an early adopter …

Anna Higgs

April 29th, 2020


Aleks Krotoski talks to Facebook's Anna Higgs about finding your way up the rickety climbing frame to success in a creative field, why she was …

Beth Comstock

April 15th, 2020


Aleks Krotoski chats to innovator and visionary Beth Comstock about the giants that shaped her career. 

Beth Comstock's mission is to understand what’s next, navigate change and help people and organizations do the …

Season 1 Trailer

March 12th, 2020


Coming soon, Standing on the Shoulders. Aleks Krotoski chats to innovators and visionaries about what they’ve learned from the inspirational giants …

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