World vs Virus
A weekly podcast breaking down the latest news, research, and analysis of the COVID-19 coronavirus, from the World Economic Forum
Thursday 09 July 2020
: A look back on the pandemic to date, featuring interviews with, among others, Gita Gopinath and David Miliband. What have we learned and...
Nico Rosberg: driving towards a cleaner post-COVID world
Thursday 02 July 2020
: The world champion racing driver-turned green investor tells us how the pandemic should be an opportunity to accelerate zero-emissions...
Dr Maria Neria, Director of the Public Health, Environment and Social Determinants of Health Department of the World Health Organisation
Pollution and the pandemic - why poor air quality made things worse
Thursday 25 June 2020
: Mounting evidence suggests people who live with polluted air are more likely to catch and die from COVID-19. WHO’s Dr Maria Neira tells us...
Race, racism and COVID-19 with Devi Sridhar
Thursday 18 June 2020
: Why are people of colour more likely to catch and die from COVID-19? Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health at the University of...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Special Envoy to Mobilise International Economic Support for Continental Fight Against COVID-19
Tuesday 16 June 2020
: Max Hall speaks to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about issues facing Africa during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Impact on Africa, with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Thursday 11 June 2020
: She served as finance minister under two Nigerian presidents, rose through the ranks of the World Bank to become managing director, and now...
Thursday 04 June 2020
: This week the World Economic Forum and the Prince of Wales launched the Great Reset - a project to bring the world's best minds together to...
Niall Ferguson - A historian's view
Friday 29 May 2020
: In January, Stanford historian and author Niall Ferguson saw the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan for what it was - a pandemic in the making....
Thursday 21 May 2020
: The 'Great Lockdown' that is ravaging the global economy is quite unlike the financial crash of 2008 and requires a different and even...
Gaming and esports - winning gold in the COVID shutdown
Thursday 14 May 2020
: With sports in lockdown, online gaming is enjoying a bonanza. Will esports replace physical games in the long term? And why were gamers...
What should we tell the kids? Children quiz a doctor on COVID-19
Thursday 07 May 2020
: What would a child ask a doctor about COVID-19? On this week’s World Vs Virus, Dr Ranj Singh, presenter of BBC TV's 'Get Well Soon', takes...
The Spanish Flu of 1918
Thursday 30 April 2020
: It infected one-third of the world’s population and killed 50 million people, but for most of us the Spanish Flu is little more than a...
Can climate action survive COVID-19? Jennifer Morgan from Greenpeace tells us it can, and must
Thursday 23 April 2020
: Jennifer Morgan, head of Greenpeace International, says why the fight against climate change must not be considered an unaffordable luxury...
Coping with working from home – tips from an organizational psychologist
Thursday 16 April 2020
: Adam Grant, bestselling author, podcast host and Professor of Management and Psychology at the Wharton School, has advice for employers and...
No Refuge: The world's most vulnerable
Thursday 09 April 2020
: How are poorer countries facing up? We speak to David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee, and hear from Bangladesh and a Somali...
Battleground New York
Thursday 02 April 2020
: Doctor and bestselling author Matt McCarthy shows us life on the front line in New York City. Also: a submariner shares his tips for...
Numbers Game: How long is a lockdown?
Thursday 26 March 2020
: The World Health Organization tells us how long is a lockdown, and YouTuber Molly Burke describes living under the threat of COVID-19 when...
Unprecedented: The economic impact of COVID-19
Friday 20 March 2020
: Economist Nouriel Roubini explains why the economic impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus will be different than anything we have seen before,...