Podcasts by BCG

Reflecting the depth and diversity of the firm’s expertise, BCG’s podcasts dive into lively conversations that cover today’s trending topics.

The So What from BCG

In this series, award-winning journalist Georgie Frost interviews the leading thinkers and doers at BCG on the trends, developments, and ideas that will shape and disrupt the future. Topics range from global warming, COVID-19, business resilience, and social inequity to the influence of digital technology on everything.

Climate Vision 2050

BCG's most imaginative podcast yet is set in the year 2050, yet it is not a work of fantasy. We're exploring how the world radically reduced carbon emissions and saved itself from climate change catastrophe. Immerse yourself in the climate action journey that makes this net-zero world possible.


The Mangrove Manifesto

In 2050, mangrove forests are thriving across Southeast Asia’s shorelines, protecting coastal communities from flooding and erosion. The region is a world leader in nature-based solutions to climate challenges. Environmental scientist Danilo Manolo travels through a protected mangrove forest in a national park in Malaysia to halt an illegal logging operation.

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From Future to Fork

Controlled-environment agriculture allows farmers to grow fruits and vegetables indoors all over the world and even on Mars. Vertical farms are interwoven into the fabric of our cities, and produce is grown in greenhouses in less densely populated areas. Farmer Louisette Thibault must contain a pest outbreak at indoor farming facilities in and around Montreal, Canada.

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Riding out the Storm

Captain Karen Sharma, of India, will provide a behind- the-scenes look into how maritime freight transport operates in 2050. We'll explore how harnessing the power of the wind with kites, rotors, and sails--combined with new sustainable fuels (such as methanol) and optimization of supply chains through green corridors and other means--has transformed this industry to advance climate and sustainability goals.

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Sustainability at 36,000 Feet

The path to decarbonize aviation seemed insurmountable. Through new aircraft design, alternative fuels, and infrastructure improvements, flying is greener than ever. In a rush to get to the delivery room of his new baby, electric supercharging technician Paul Harper travels home on a supersonic jet run on sustainable aviation fuel.

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Thinkers and Ideas

This podcast from the BCG Henderson Institute (BHI) unearths inspiring and thought-provoking insights from leading thinkers about influential ideas on business, technology, economics, and science. Martin Reeves, chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, and Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, global chief economist of BCG, host the series.


The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism

Financial Times’ chief economics commentator Martin Wolf explores the current global democratic recession. He argues that liberal democracy and market capitalism are twin ideologies—both based on the belief in human agency and the rule of law. But when wealth leads to political power or political power to wealth, the system breaks down.

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Sustainability, Technology, and Finance

Georg Kell and Andreas Rasche explore the swiftly emerging and crucially important nexus of sustainability, finance, and technology. They discuss why technology is such a critical part of the sustainability solution, and how technological innovations and developments shape firms' ESG performance and influence the ESG investment agenda itself.

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Law professor Kathryn Judge examines the changing role of intermediaries in the economy. Although they have undoubtedly created new value, in some cases middlemen have led to market distortions and new sources of fragility. Judge proposes a balanced way forward, emphasizing the possibilities of direct exchange.

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Leading Through Inflation

Author, CEO advisor, and consultant Ram Charan provides hands-on guidance for business leaders managing inflation and leading through times of crisis. He explains the importance of taking a macro-view, looking forward, understanding inflations drivers, looking at particulars for a business or industry, managing cash flow, and taking preemptive action.

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Me, Myself, and AI

This series from BCG and MIT Sloan Management Review connects with business leaders who have achieved big wins with their AI initiatives and—through straightforward, engaging conversation—finds out how they’ve done it.

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A Third Path to Talent Development

Delta Air Lines upskills front-line workers though its Analytics Academy program, teaching analytics, coding, and machine learning. Program graduates are placed in internships with a pathway to full-time roles. Michelle McCrackin, Delta’s senior manager of analytics, learning, and development, shares how the program helps Delta retain employees and close the analytics talent gap.

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Out of the Lab and Into a Product

Eric Boyd, Microsoft’s corporate vice president, AI platform, joins this episode of the Me, Myself, and AI podcast to discuss the company’s Azure products and services and what recent technological advances like the ChatGPT chatbot from Microsoft partner OpenAI mean for the democratization of artificial intelligence tools and technologies.

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Helping Doctors Make Better Decisions With Data

Dr. Ziad Obermeyer, an entrepreneur and assistant professor at UC Berkeley, conducts research on the use of predictive analytics in health care. He discusses the risks and rewards of making health care data available to physicians to aid their decision making, the importance of data for medical breakthroughs, and more.

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Digital First, Physical Second

Wayfair’s CTO Fiona Tan joins the podcast to discuss how the e-commerce retailer uses AI and machine learning to help customers narrow down their purchasing selections, and its experiments with other uses of AI technology to enable customers to experience its products virtually.

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American Metamorphosis

Is the US a country in flux? Emmy-nominated journalist Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani digs into America’s most complex challenges in this podcast from BCG and Atlantic Re:Think. Through deep storytelling, episodes explore transformative insights and ways to repair our country’s cracks.

In Her Ellement

Digital expert Suchi Srinivasan and product designer Corin Lines, both from BCG, talk to the women at the vanguard of technology in business, art, education, and more. How did these leaders get where they are, and what made them realize they had arrived—that they were in their element?

Taking Risks

How do you get comfortable with taking risks? Kavitha Prasad is VP and GM of Datacenter, AI, and Cloud Execution and Strategy at Intel Corporation. Throughout her career, she's made it her mission to push herself out of her comfort zone, explore new technologies, and above all, grow.

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Striking a Balance

How do you find your balance? Connie Gao started at BCG as a generalist but transitioned into her Principal of Data Science role because she missed working with tech. Connie is a thoughtful leader who is candid about her work/life boundaries and encourages her team to be clear about their own.

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Speaking Up

Dr. Kate Darling is a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab, an ‘anti-disciplinary’ institute that works across technology, media, science, art, and design. Kate has had to work hard to be recognized as an expert in the field of human-robot interaction and now works hard to pass on power and opportunity to others.

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Seizing Opportunity

When opportunity comes knocking, will you be ready to grasp it? Isabelle Mauro is the Director General of the GSOA, which is recognized as the representative body for satellite operators globally. Isabelle is a passionate advocate of technological access and inclusion for women and girls around the world.

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Podcasts by BCG