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Ed Talks

Old Edwardians (KES & KEHS)

Ed Talks is the new podcast from the Development Office at King Edward's School Birmingham and King Edward's High School for Girls in which Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Old Edwardians who have gone on to have successful careers in different fields. If you would like to feature on the podcast as guest or if you have news to offer one of the Old Edwardian's print publications, please email Adelaide Bailey at the Development Office - [email protected]. This podcast is produced by Sound Rebel, a podcast production company who create podcasts for businesses, organisations and charities across the UK. If you would like to talk to us about producing your podcast, please email [email protected]. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.

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09/01/20 • 32 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Dame Louise Makin (1978) about her career journey and her time as CEO of BTG PLC, a FTSE 250 specialist healthcare company which was acquired by Boston Scientific in 2019.
She also talks passionately about the environment, she discusses what the effect of being made redundant had on her life and career, and she talks about how she now spends her time on a portfolio of other roles including charity work and mentoring start-up businesses.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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09/01/20 • 32 min

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09/01/20 • 34 min

In the first episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to the author, broadcaster, comedian and classicist, Natalie Haynes (1993).
Natalie currently hosts a show on BBC Radio 4 called Natalie Haynes Stands Up for the Classics and has been nominated for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 with her novel A Thousand Ships.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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09/01/20 • 34 min

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01/28/21 • 37 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Sumit Dheir (2006), who since leaving university has worked in finance, first for an investment bank and now for a private equity firm.
Sumit talks about how his A Level Economics classes with Mr Mason inspired him to want to work within the field of finance, and how working within private equity allows him to use the principles he learned about with active businesses.
Sumit discusses how his role works but also about the wider economy, and whether it's a good or bad time to be in the business of investing in businesses.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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01/28/21 • 37 min

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In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to the authors Lee Child (1973) and Andrew Child. Jim Grant (who writes under the Lee Child name) has achieved worldwide fame through his Jack Reacher series of novels, and is now handing the franchise over to his younger brother Andrew.
The Sentinel was published at the end of last month, and Ben talks to the brothers about how the handover in the writing process worked - but of course, also about their upbringing and Jim's days as a student at KES. They also touch on the subject of redundancy (Jim was made redundant by Granada Television after a hugely successful career there) - and he gives his advice to anyone who may be facing redundancy, or who fear that it may be on the horizon once the UK's furlough scheme comes to an end in March.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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12/14/20 • 53 min

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In this episode of Ed Talks, Ben Anderson (2006) chairs a panel discussion with three Old Edwardians - Alexa Joyce (Education & Skills Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft Corporation), Malcolm Warr OBE (Chair of CNI Scotland) and Dr. Hermine Graham (Clinical Psychologist and Board Member of the UK Advisory Board for Safer Gambling).
The subject of this discussion is "Responses to COVID" - the panel talk about the impacts that COVID-19 has had on our society as a whole outside of the physical health implications, discussing digital transformations and other positive changes that we are able to take from the pandemic with lockdowns allowing us to hit the reset button in many aspects of our lives.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected]
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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11/30/20 • 48 min

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11/23/20 • 34 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Hannah Proops (1997), an Old Ed who is now the Director of Drama at KEHS.
Hannah talks about the reasons why she campaigned to get drama taught in every year group when she took over the role of Director of Drama, and how the subject has now grown to over 70 students studying GCSE Drama and 20 students studying Theatre Studies at A Level.
She also talks about TuneUp, an initiative that was created by Hannah and Kirsty von Malaisé (the Principal at KEHS) which gives schools the opportunity to celebrate the impact of the arts in the development and mental health of young people in the UK.
The first part of TuneUp - Uplift - is taking place tomorrow (Tuesday 24th November) and incredibly, over 200 schools and 70,000 students will be involved. The resources that have been collated for this project will continue to be built and available at www.tuneup.life
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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11/23/20 • 34 min

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In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Elliot Weaver (2006) and his brother Zander Weaver (2009) who have both been working in the film industry since leaving KES.
Recently they have directed their first feature length film, Cosmos, which is available to stream now. They talk about what goes in to creating a film but in particular about the challenges that come with producing a "no budget" movie.
You can find out more about Cosmos at www.cosmosmovieofficial.com and see which platforms you can stream Cosmos on at www.cosmosmovieofficial.com/watch-cosmos
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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09/01/20 • 42 min

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09/01/20 • 36 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Seb Heaven (2006) about his career as a doctor in Canada, and his experiences of being on the frontline during the COVID 19 pandemic.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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09/01/20 • 36 min

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02/22/21 • 36 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Grace Gwynne (2013), Third Six Pupil at No5 Barristers' Chambers in Birmingham.
Grace talks about her route to becoming a barrister, and how it wasn't always an easy journey - she faced a number of setbacks in her career journey and talks about how important persistence is when it comes to achieving your goals.
She also discusses how the courts are operating in regards to COVID and the backlog of cases that need to be heard as a result of shutting down in the UK's first lockdown. She also reflects on the differences between the UK and US justice systems following her time spent working in Connecticut.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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02/22/21 • 36 min

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01/19/21 • 52 min

In this episode of Ed Talks, Old Edwardian Ben Anderson (2006) talks to Richard Wolffe (1987), the US columnist for The Guardian.
Richard lives in New York and has been reporting on US politics for decades, including being one of only three journalists who followed Barack Obama's entire presidential campaign from start to finish as a writer for Newsweek. In this podcast he talks about the Black Lives Matter movement and reflects on his experiences of racism when growing up in Birmingham in the 1980s. He discusses how Black Lives Matter affected the result of the US election, and what Joe Biden's victory could mean for campaigners. Finally, he talks about Donald Trump and what could lie ahead for him personally, whilst talking more widely about what he represents.
This podcast is produced by Ben Anderson for Sound Rebel. Talk to us about producing a podcast for your business - please email [email protected].
The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of our schools, their employees or constituents.
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01/19/21 • 52 min

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FAQ

How many episodes does Ed Talks have?

Ed Talks currently has 48 episodes available.

What topics does Ed Talks cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture, Podcasts and Education.

What is the most popular episode on Ed Talks?

The episode title '2: Dame Louise Makin (1978)' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Ed Talks?

The average episode length on Ed Talks is 43 minutes.

How often are episodes of Ed Talks released?

Episodes of Ed Talks are typically released every 7 days, 1 hour.

When was the first episode of Ed Talks?

The first episode of Ed Talks was released on Sep 1, 2020.

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