THE POLYMATH

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The Polymath Podcast is the world's leading podcast dedicated to exploring the mind of polymaths. It was launched at the Polymath Festival 2021 and its hosts are among the world's leading authorities on polymathy and human performance. Guests include some of the most diversely accomplished people on the planet. 

Hosts

Alan Waktins

 

A physician and neuroscientist, Dr. Alan Watkins is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. Over the years he has coached thousands of individuals to greater levels of performance, transformed organisational cultures and helped leaders discover new ways to succeed. Alan has become a confidant to many of the world’s top leaders over the past 22 years. 

Alan believes we can create a world with enlightened leaders in all walks of life, but this requires leaders to ‘wake up’, ‘grow up’ and make better decisions. His optimism for the potential of human beings never wavers. 

With over 3.5 million views, Alan is well known for his TEDx lectures Why You Feel What You Feel and Being Brilliant Every Single Day.

He is also the author of many books including: The HR (R)evolution recently named a top five business book by CEO Today4D Leadership; Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership; Crowdocracy: The End of Politics and Wicked and Wise: How to Solve the World’s Toughest Problems.

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Waqās Ahmed

 

Waqās is considered a world authority on multidisciplinary thinking and versatility. He works with organisations across various sectors to integrate such approaches into their strategies and operations. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed book The Polymath (Wiley 2019) and is founder of the DaVinci Network.

His ideas arise from extensive research as well as his own exceptionally diverse academic and professional background. He holds a BSc in Development Economics (SOAS) and postgraduate degrees in International History (LSE) and Neuroscience (King's College London).

His two main professional careers have been in diplomatic journalism (Global correspondent, FIRST Magazine) and visual art (Artistic Director, Khalili Collections). He has published articles on a range of subjects including philosophy, art, history and education.

Waqās’ work has been featured in or reviewed by the Financial Times, Forbes, the BBC and The Lancet.

GUESTS

Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal

The Scientific Chef

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

The World's Most Cited Intellectual

Gayatri Spivak

Gayatri Spivak

The Voice of the Voiceless

Merritt Moore

Merritt Moore

The Physicist-Ballerina

Fritjof Capra

Fritjof Capra

The Systems Thinker

Jasmine Pradisitto

Jasmine Pradisitto

The Scientific Artist

The Most Academically Qualified Human on the Planet

Hamlet Isakhanli

Hamlet Isakhanli

The Rounded Intellectual

Ken Wilber

Ken Wilber

The Theorist of Everything

Join the Polymath Festival Feb 1-14 2021

Festival PROGRAMME

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