The All Things Risk Podcast
About This Show
The All Things Risk podcast explores the themes of risk, uncertainty and resilience as applied to sports, the arts, current affairs and just about any other domain. We feature long-form conversations with interesting guests who have loads of fascinating stories, tips and tools.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 23: Christine McNab - On The Art of Saving a Life
6 days ago
Imagine bringing together some of the world’s most distinguished to tell the story of arguably the most important advancement in the recent history of humankind. That advancement is the vaccine. And just some of the artists we’re talking about are: Photographers and photojournalists Sebastiao Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark, Glen Wexler, and Annie Leibovitz; Writers Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Geraldine Brooks; Visual artist Han Feng; Musician Angelique Kidjo Filmaker Luc Jacquet (of March of the Penguins fame) Imagine working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to make something called “The Art of Saving a Life”. Who could make something like this happen? Meet Christine McNab. Christine is my guest on this week’s show. She is a photographer, development consultant, TED speaker, and many other things (including being a fellow Canadian). Christine is one of those rare and wonderful people who can connect things. She was the designer and driver behind the Art of Saving a Life and joins me to share the story of this amazing initiative. However, there is more to Christine than this (and to understand how the project came to be you need to understand how Christine approaches things). We discuss a wide range of topics, including her most recent project “A River Runs With Her”. We also cover: Christine’s background in journalism; Her work as Director of Communications at the World Health Organisation (WHO) – and we get into things like SARS, risk communication and related areas; Moving on from that role (and taking risks);
Rated 5 out of
Well worth a listen!
Ben always offers interesting guests and a fresh perspective on cutting issues of the day. His 'no holds barred' approach ensures that a given topic will be thoroughly scrubbed. I've listened to a variety of his podcasts and have always found them entertaining and informative. I highly recommend them!
Date published: 2016-08-29