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A Little Bit of Genius - Nord Anglia Podcast

A Little Bit of Genius

A podcast run by students

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Need A Little Bit of Genius in your life?

A Little Bit of Genius is Nord Anglia’s exciting new podcast series. There are seven episodes in our first series, each with two students interviewing a special guest on the theme of creativity in learning, in the workplace and in life in general.

A Little Bit of Genius is currently available on all major podcast streaming sites. Click below to listen to this amazing initiative from Nord Anglia Education students.


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Episode 1: Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert is the CEO of Brainlabs, a digital agency that is ranked by the Financial Times as one of Europe’s fastest growing companies.

Episode 2: Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis is a critically acclaimed author (including The Breadwinner) and activist who does a lot of work with women and children in war-torn countries.

Episode 3: Lord David Puttnam

Lord David Puttnam is an Oscar-winning film producer (Chariots of Fire) and now sits on the UK House of Lords and Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board.

Episode 4: Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack is a Global Education Correspondent at the Financial Times. In this episode, Andrew discusses how he became a journalist at a leading paper and how Financial Times works with students in schools.

Episode 5: Dr Joseph Polisi

Dr Joseph Polisi is the former President of The Juilliard School. He is also the longest-serving president, from 1984-2017, following a successful career as a bassoonist. In this episode, student co-hosts Angelina and Alex talk with Dr Polisi about what it takes to be a professional musician and his vast experience of life in the performing arts.

Episode 6: Billy Tan

Today on the podcast is Billy Tan, a comic book illustrator for Marvel and DC and now owner of his own comic company called Tan Comics based in China. In this episode, Billy speaks with student co-hosts Eli and Alex about his life and career, including what it takes to be a professional illustrator in such a highly-competitive industry.

Episode 7: Ebbe Sand

This episode’s co-hosts are secondary school students Angelina and Alex. Together, they speak with Ebbe Sand, who is a retired Danish international footballer whose achievements include scoring the fastest goal by a substitute in a World Cup in just 16 seconds. Ebbe shares about what it takes to become a professional football player and the importance of practicing daily. We hope you enjoy the final episode of this podcast series – follow us on social channels to hear more from us!

Episode 8 | How to balance working from home while supporting your child's virtual schooling needs

In this episode of A Little Bit of Genius, our guests talk in detail about how they are balancing working from home and supporting the virtual schooling needs of their children during the coronavirus pandemic. Our guests in this special episode are two staff members from Collège du Léman, a Nord Anglia Education boarding and day school in Switzerland. Pauline Nord is the Director General at Collège du Léman, and Rob Breare is the school's Director of Admissions & Marketing.

Episode 9 | Social entrepreneur Kisum Chan on running a sustainable business amid the coronavirus pandemic

Welcome back to A Little Bit of Genius! On today's episode, the first of our second series, our hosts are two secondary school students, Min Ho and So Young, from the British International School Ho Chi Minh City (BIS HCMC) in Vietnam. Their guest is BIS HCMC alumni Kisum Chan, who recently graduated from University College London. In 2018, Kisum received the prestigious Hult Prize of US$1 million to help fund Rice Inc., a social enterprise that helps farmers by making the rice supply chain more sustainable. Listen in as Kisum shares about sustainability, agricultural technology, start-ups, teamwork, and how his business is remaining resilient during the coronavirus pandemic. Thanks for listening and please do look forward to more episodes in series two later this year!

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