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Journeys of Discovery:

Journeys of Discovery – Kamal Ahmed

About This Episode

Change Makers is delighted to bring you the first episode in a brand new series with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Journeys of Discovery. This major new season with a great deal of creative expression, focuses on three core questions: What does it mean to be human? What is our place in the world? What are we dreaming of? All fundamental issues humans have pondered for centuries, and composers have attempted to answer through music. 

Over the course of nine conversations, we explore fundamental questions about what it means to be human that accompany nine incredible concerts.

The first theme of the season is Awakening. And while Wagner, Grieg and Strauss provide the soundtrack, Michael will be joined by Kamal Ahmed, Co-Founder and Editor-in-chief, The News Movement, to offer the commentary.

Listen now to hear Kamal’s words of reflection there from his outstanding memoir, The Life and Times of a Very British Man, and a very personal take on his own journey of discovery.


"Awakening often only comes by staying still, thinking about something, and then working out what that means for you."

With special thanks to our audio partners at RODE, and to the BBC for providing the soundtrack, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra. Find out more and book tickets for the RPO’s Journeys of Discovery series at

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