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The exciting radio panel show which does everything Radio 4 can do but cheaper and with more swears. Join Sam Wilkinson and a plethora of comedy guest stars as they wrangle with John Reith's legacy and prove that public service broadcasting's not that hard actually, any old mug can do it.There's facts! There's learning! There's plays and there's a weird interview bit at the end, there's something for everyone. As long as everyone is interested in one of those things.
 
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Jesus was a Jew. But has Christianity become divorced from its Jewish roots? How should we understand the shared story and differences of these two great religious traditions? Journalist-priest Rev Giles Fraser who has been on a journey to rediscover his Jewish roots, interacts with Jewish scholar Prof Amy-Jill Levine, who has written extensively o…
 
David Byrne is the Brand Marketing Lead at Aviva, where he is responsible for above the line campaigns. In his career, he's worked for the likes of Diageo, BT, the BBC, start-ups and his own photography studio. David's Shiny New Object is Non Fungible Tokens aka NFTs, for their ability to keep you learning and refreshing the brain, and thus markete…
 
First broadcast in Sep 2010 when Pope Benedict the 16th was due to tour the UK. William Johnston a convert to catholicism and Duncan Boyd of the Protestant Truth Society debate whether the papacy is biblical. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://r…
 
Bringing together all Havas creative agencies under one umbrella, Paul Ward works to make great ideas happen creatively, efficiently and effectively. His Shiny New Object is leveraging the village: identifying and using each individual's specific skills across all the various Havas brands, to get the best results for clients. In a data-driven world…
 
The West is experiencing a meaning crisis says cognitive science and psychology professor John Vervaeke. He discusses the solutions with Catholic convert Sohrab Ahmari, author of 'The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the wisdom of tradition in an age of chaos'. For John Vervaeke: https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke For Sohrab Ahmari: https://www.…
 
First broadcast in Aug 2010. Should people suffering from terminal illness or in terrible pain be allowed to take their own life? Should doctors help them? British law currently forbids it but there are voices asking for a change. At the forefront is "Dignity in Dying" whose Chief-Executive Sarah Wootton argues that allowing people to choose when a…
 
Seb talks about balancing curiosity in new marketing tech whilst honing the skill of being a marketer. He tells us how we should stay focussed on the big picture and how Unilever employs a 80/15/5 model when it comes to Shiny New Objects. The discussion looks in detail at the world of D2C and how brands can win or get started in this space.…
 
Revelation is one of the most mysterious and strange books in the Bible. Is it mapping out end times events? Is it just tripping? Or is it something else? Brett Davis, author of 'See The Strange: The Gospel according to Revelation' and Glenn Packiam author of 'Worship and the World To Come' join Justin to answer listener questions. Brett Davis: htt…
 
First broadcast in July 2010. Is belief in the supernatural inherent from birth? Is Christianity a psychological crutch or a path to emotional wholeness? Is God belief simply a result of evolution? Would it make belief untrue if it were? These and more questions get discussed in a show on the psychology of religion featuring atheist psychological t…
 
In our latest podcast episode, we meet Reckitt's Cicero Hennemann. As the company's Marketing Technology Lead for Western Europe, Cicero focuses on the benefits of technology and how it can drive effective marketing and results. However, he warns about not doing tech for tech's sake! Cicero's Shiny New Object is mobile - maybe not so new, but defin…
 
Debate has raged over the timeline of Christ's return. Daniel Goepfrich holds to 'premillennialism' - that Christ will return before a 1000 year reign of peace, Chris Date holds to 'amillennialism' - that there will be no literal 1000 year reign. For Chris Date https://rethinkinghell.com/ For Daniel Goepfrich https://www.theologyisforeveryone.com/ …
 
In our latest podcast episode, we interview Adam Palmer, the Director of Creative Production Ops at GoDaddy. Having worked at Viacom for MTV and VH1, Adam has a lot of experience being creative and working to challenge the status quo. He believes in always changing and evolving the way things are done. This is why his Shiny New Object is Loom - the…
 
First broadcast July 2010. From shamanism, hallucenogenic drugs, out-of-body experiences, to being "filled with the Spirit". Christian author and barrister Charles Foster draws on these and many more to examine the biological evidence of what happens when people claim supernatural experiences. He debates atheist psychologist Susan Blackmore on thes…
 
Experian Marketing Services North America's VP for Strategy & Partnerships, Aimee Irwin works with brands to help them leverage technology to better enable their marketing efforts. In our latest episode, she talks about her Shiny New Object: the future state of identity in the marketing landscape. How can brands leverage multiple consumer identitie…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 5 | Season 3 Two leading voices in Origins of Life research, Paul Davies and Jeremy England, discuss whether a new understanding of physics could be the key to unlocking the mystery of how life first emerged. But where does this leave the concept of God as creator? England, who is an orthodox Rabbi, and Davies, who de…
 
First broadcast in June 2010, Ex-Christian Bob Price and New Testament scholar David Instone-Brewer debate slavery in the Old and New Testament. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter https:…
 
On the latest episode of the Shiny New Object podcast, we speak to Shruti Samant, who is Digital Marketing Specialist at Procter & Gamble Health. Shruti's career has come together as a result of following her passion and combining her love of art with technology and engineering. She finds this to have prepared her the best for creating content, whi…
 
Dr Gunter Bechly is a palaeontologist who became convinced that Darwinian evolution cannot explain the fossil record. He debates Intelligent Design with computational biologist Dr Joshua Swamidass who affirms an evolutionary account. For Gunter Bechly http://www.bechly.at For Joshua Swamidass http://www.peacefulscience.org • For exclusive resources…
 
First broadcast in May 2010. Faith Forster of Ichthus Christian Fellowship and Sue Meyer who describes herself as an "Atheist freethinking feminist” debate whether the traditional Christian view of keeping sex within marriage is good or bad for men and women. • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievabl…
 
This week on the podcast, we cover Benni Lickfett's career from day 1 at a start-up to Global Head of Digital Innovation at Diageo. Benni's top marketing tips include focusing on the essentials, taking a look at the big picture and having empathy in advertising. His Shiny New Object is the unfulfilled promise of crowd wisdom and crowdsourcing. List…
 
Stephen C Meyer of the Discovery Institute says that 3 key scientific advances in cosmology and biology have reignited the case for God. He discusses the claims in his new book 'The Return of the God Hypothesis' with Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego. For Stephen C Meyer https://stephencmeyer.org For Bri…
 
When it comes to branding, perception is reality according to our latest guest, Falak Jalil. We're also talking about the future of marketing and how brands can stay locally relevant to boost their customer engagement. Listen to Falak's top marketing tips, her favourite books and her advice for brands to get closer to customers in this latest episo…
 
The Big Conversation - Episode 4 | Season 3. Many physicists have pointed out the extraordinary ‘fine tuning’ of the physical laws of the universe that have allowed life to develop within the cosmos. Luke Barnes believes it gives evidence for a designer behind the cosmos, whereas Sabine Hossenfelder disagrees, questioning whether we can even speak …
 
Audio content is seeing a renaissance, from using smart speakers and sound sanctuaries to help us sleep better or keep noise out, to creating unique and engaging podcast content that influences consumers’ attitudes towards brands on a regular basis. This is fuelling a change from interruptive advertising to immersive experiences, and it’s the subje…
 
How much of our daily activity and current goals are dictated by assumptions we’ve simply inherited or bought into? Do we need to all go to uni, get office jobs, be promoted, have a family etc.? Or can we challenge some - or several - of these societal and professional assumptions? Our guest on this week’s SNO, Tom Goodwin, Co-founder of ALL WE HAV…
 
The pandemic has changed the way churches deliver worship online and in-person. Justin is joined by church and worship leaders Tim Hughes, Muyiwa Olarewaju, Lucy Brierley & Graham Nicholls, to talk about lessons learned and what the future may look like. Originally broadcast as part of Spring Harvest 2021: Unrivalled. Justin also talks with Jon Yat…
 
We’ve heard about augmented reality and virtual reality, but what’s the next step in marketing communications? Jordan McDowell, Lead Communications Planning & Media Optimisation Manager for the Co-op, talks to us about extended reality in the latest episode of the Shiny New Object podcast. The “X” in “XR” stands for what we don’t know yet, as techn…
 
As more ex-agency marketers work in-house and brands become more assertive in how they approach their marketing plans, what’s the future of marketing agencies? Should they niche down into highly-specialised offerings or should they approach a consultative selling strategy? Quinn O’Brien, Vice President, Global Marketing at Lenovo, discusses the cha…
 
First broadcast in 2010. James White of Alpha & Omega ministries defends the Bible as historically more reliable than the Koran. Adnan Rashid of the Hittin Institute argues for the Koran and criticises the transmission of Biblical writings. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievables…
 
Justin presents highlights from the recent Unbelievable? Conference 2021: How to tell the greatest story ever told, featuring NT Wright, Tom Holland, Clare Williams, Sean & Josh McDowell and Ruth Jackson. Get all the HD video sessions from the conference as a digital download https://shop.premier.org.uk/collections/unbelievable/products/unbelievabl…
 
If lockdowns around the world have brought us one good thing, it’s the benefit of limitless collaboration as workers at all levels of organisations and from offices worldwide have been able to engage in virtual collaboration more than ever. Moreover, working remotely means that teams can literally work around the clock, as collaborators in a differ…
 
As Digital Transformation Leader for Consumer / Healthcare / Pharma at Sanofi, Caitlyn Nguyen oversees the whole APAC market as well as China, Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa, using “everything digital” to bring value in marketing and sales while catering to customers’ needs. Her Shiny New Object is the future of connections in the time of Covi…
 
Episode 3 | Season 3 of The Big Conversation. Social commentator Douglas Murray engages theologian NT Wright on whether Christianity still makes best sense of the world in a post-Christian age, and how to address the growing meaning and identity crisis in the West. For bonus content, updates and more shows, sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.…
 
Working through the pandemic and experiencing challenges in a different way as brands and as people, we’ve become more open to the concept of vulnerability and to communicating our struggles. According to Michelle Webb, Commercial Director at the NFL, this is a valuable change in the way brands communicate with people and in the way we present ours…
 
Our latest guest on the podcast is Paul Szumilewicz, Head of Agile, Global Marketing at HSBC. His Shiny New Object is diversity and he talks to us about how he’s changed his mentoring habits to ensure he speaks to people who are not a “mirror image” of himself on a regular basis.
 
Every radio station needs a long-running rural soap opera and every long-running rural soap opera needs an agricultural storyline advisor. These are just facts. But which contestant knows the most about the Archers? Who does the best impression of a tram you've ever heard? And why hasn't Adam Tumber heard of Steve Irwin? Warning: contains The Swear…
 
The Enneagram has become a wildly popular personality tool in secular and spiritual circles. But is it a theologically valid way of understanding human psychology? Pastor and theologian Todd Wilson, author of 'The Enneagram goes to church' believes the Enneagram can be a transformative tool for churches. Ex-new ager Marcia Montenegro, author of 'Ri…
 
When Google launched the Google Glass a few years ago, augmented reality glasses didn’t catch on in the B2C market. However, there could be a rich future for them in B2B, according to Monika Schulze, Head of Customer & Innovation Management at Zurich Insurance. On the latest episode of the podcast, Monika tells us why her Shiny New Object is AR gla…
 
Is the doctrine of the Trinity to be found in the Bible? Was Jesus really "of one substance" with God the Father? US Christian apologist James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries returns to defend the doctrine of the Trinity as he discusses key Old and New Testament texts with Sir Anthony Buzzard of the Restoration Fellowship. James believes the do…
 
Do you ever feel that brands are following a script that was laid out a couple of years ago and just rolling it out now? Adapting to our current reality and developing a more meaningful connection with consumers in the present situation are elements that, according to our guest on this week’s podcast, are missing from a lot of today’s ads. Atilla C…
 
It's still the bestselling book in the world. But can the Bible speak to modern life in the way it has to past generations? Andrew Ollerton, author of 'The Bible: A book that makes sense of life', explains why he believes the Bible has a unique ability to speak to who we are as humans. He is joined by historian Tom Holland, author of books includin…
 
Talking to Oatly’s Creative Director, Michael Lee, is an exercise in thinking differently about marketing and the organisation of a marketing department. His Shiny New Object is very particular: inmates running the asylum, i.e. a marketing team that has full creative control and follows its own instincts.…
 
The Unification church of Revd Sun Myung Moon (aka The Moonies) is often regarded as a cult. But what do they actually believe about Jesus and his death and resurrection? Christian Nseka is a member of the religion and believes we need to see Jesus' death and resurrection in a new way. He believes that Christ did not fulfil his mission and that Rev…
 
When Pandora was faced with closing stores nationwide during the lockdowns related to Covid-19, it looked like a large number of customers who normally shop in-store would be lost during Q4 of 2020. However, resorting to augmented reality has helped them overcome this obstacle and actually convert more customers than before. Our guest on the podcas…
 
A broadcaster's not a broadcaster without a hushed voice going on about apes and stuff, so it's time for IEE to hire a natural history presenter. Who knows the most about the Attenborough family? What are the dangers of playing in abandoned work sites? And what riles Jack Shanik so much he's forced to interrupt to ask "are you ignorant or something…
 
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