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SophieCo. Visionaries

People who look beyond today and see the bigger picture of what’s going on with humanity – great minds, visionaries, philosophers sit down with Sophie Shevardnadze to share their wisdom and muse over our present and our future.

Dec 6, 2019 11:05

We’re moving into the age of transparency – designer

Improving our lives with the help of everyday objects – the philosophy of design is about comfort and function. We talked about this to one of the most iconic and prolific figures in contemporary design – Karim Rashid.

Nov 29, 2019 07:04

Knowledge is Hydra - neuroscientist

The human mind, however beautiful it can be, remains a mystery. What is consciousness and can we even try to explain it? We talked about that with neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield.

Nov 22, 2019 06:37

I have been a guinea pig in my parents’ amateur research – geneticist

Genetics and biology are promising to bring about revolutionary changes in the way humans live. We’re learning how to change our DNA, and the possible implications are mind-blowing – from getting rid of diseases to programming unborn babies. We talked to geneticist and molecular engineer Professor George Church.

Nov 15, 2019 06:35

I’m a refugee of the world – Ai Weiwei

Contemporary art can be a powerful social commentary – but can the personal emotions of the artist get lost behind the political message? We’ve talked to renowned contemporary artist Ai Weiwei.

Nov 8, 2019 07:21

iPhones today have more capabilities than the entire Apollo program had – Apollo 9 astronaut

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, and we’ve talked to one of those who actually helped to make it happen – space pioneer, Apollo 9 astronaut, Rusty Schweickart.

Nov 1, 2019 06:54

Luck doesn’t exist – psychologist

Hoping, fantasizing, believing – all seemingly natural things for humans. But can we choose what we believe and why we believe in the first place? We asked Michael Shermer, a psychologist, science writer and founder of the Skeptic magazine.