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Undercurrents

Undercurrents is a new podcast series from Chatham House. Agnes Frimston and Ben Horton interview Chatham House experts about the critical underlying issues which are shaping modern society.

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Oct 26, 2020

The second episode of Future-Proofing Media Freedom looks at how media organisations are responding to the ongoing crisis of disinformation. 

As landmark elections loom in, among other countries, the US and Myanmar, the role of the media as a source of trusted, accurate information is under renewed scrutiny. Social...


Oct 19, 2020

Future-Proofing Media Freedom, the new mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed, is a collaboration between Chatham House, Luminate, and the International Center for Journalists. Presented by Ben Horton, host of the Undercurrents podcast, and Dr Julie Posetti, Global Director of Research at the ICFJ, the...


Oct 15, 2020

Undercurrents returns with two new interviews!

As the conflict in Syria raged after 2011, a wide range of state and non-state actors competed for territory, population control and domination of the country's resources. One such resource was water, with access to critical infrastructure like dams acting both as a driver...


Aug 18, 2020

Design in an Age of Crisis is a new mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed.

Great design thinking can play a major role in improving our health and wellbeing, by strengthening our resilience to illness, and to major pandemics, like COVID-19. It can also be focused on helping the most marginalized members of the...


Aug 17, 2020

Design In An Age of Crisis is a new mini-series on the Undercurrents podcast feed.

COVID-19 could provide a moment to recast work as a social as well as economic activity, as business models change and people find new ways of organising work and life. At the same time, the pandemic has demonstrated the urgent need for...