" "

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.

Imagine This...

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.

" "

Solving Real User Problems With Generative AI: Slack’s Jackie Rocca

Jackie Rocca, vice president of product at Slack, describes some AI-driven features the collaboration platform offers to help users streamline their consumption of information and discusses additional opportunities for using generative AI to address user pain points.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

" "

Driving Manufacturing Efficiency With AI: Pirelli’s Daniele Petecchi

Daniele Petecchi, head of data management and artificial intelligence at Pirelli, explains how a data-first mentality has informed the tiremaker’s digital transformation efforts, and he shares the ways in which AI has increased efficiencies in product development.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

" "

Punk Rock, the Peace Movement, and Open-Source AI: The Mozilla Foundation’s Mark Surman

Mark Surman, president of the Mozilla Foundation, introduces Mozilla’s recent investments beyond the Firefox browser — including its Mozilla.ai R&D lab and its Mozilla Ventures fund — and explains how they work to create foundational technology for more trustworthy artificial intelligence.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

" "

Making Magic With Gen AI: Capital One’s Prem Natarajan

On this episode of Me, Myself, and AI, Prem Natarajan, chief scientist and head of enterprise AI at Capital One, describes trends he’s seeing in the artificial intelligence space and discusses the financial services company’s approach to generative AI.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

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.

Image of the book Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World by Alison Taylor

Higher Ground with Alison Taylor

In Higher Ground: How Businesses Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World, Alison Taylor explores how companies can navigate the complexity of modern business ethics.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Image of the book The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao

The Friction Project with Bob Sutton

In The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder, Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao share insights on friction—the forces that make it harder, slower, more complicated, or even impossible to get things done in organizations.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Image of the book Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World by Gordon Brown, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Michael Spence, and Reid Lidow

Permacrisis with Mohamed El-Erian and Michael Spence

In Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World, Mohamed El-Erian and Michael Spence, along with their coauthors, Gordon Brown and Reid Lidow, consider how we’ve arrived at this state of constant instability and insecurity—and suggest concrete ways to break the cycle.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Image of the book The Worlds I See: Curiosity, Exploration, and Discovery at the Dawn of AI by Dr. Fei-Fei Li

The Worlds I See with Dr. Fei-Fei Li

In The Worlds I See, Dr. Fei-Fei Li provides a personal and deeply insightful depiction of two convergent journeys. One describes her own life and career; Li immigrated to the U.S. from China at age 15, and within a few years had launched into research in computer vision and AI. The other is a history of AI, which has involved many breakthroughs over the past 70 years, culminating in a technology that is now changing life and business.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

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.

" "

Driven to Adapt

Electric vehicles have revolutionized the automotive industry and created a sustainable circular economy. Today in 2050, the internal combustion engine is a relic of the past. At the Paulista Grand Prix in São Paulo, race car driver Bela Tanaka goes neck and neck with Rahul Gonzalez for a chance at the top 5.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Other Platforms


BCG Presents: Climate Rising – How BCG Uses AI to Address Climate Change

This week, we’re presenting an episode of Climate Rising from our friends at Harvard Business School. In this first episode of a new series on climate change and AI, Hamid Maher and Charlotte Degot, Managing Directors and Partners at Boston Consulting Group (BCG), explain how BCG has developed and uses AI tools to help their clients manage climate risks and address mitigation and adaptation challenges. They describe how they pitch these solutions to potential clients, and share their advice for those interested in careers in business and climate.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Other Platforms


Green is the New Black

Clothing recycling along with second-hand and rental markets have significantly decreased waste in the fashion industry. Today in 2050, every garment tells a story. This transparency about an item’s provenance empowers consumers to make responsible choices. At Tokyo Fashion Week, model Emiko Ikeda must decide if they should take a stand against unethical clothing manufacturing.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Other Platforms


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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify | Listen on Other Platforms

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.

American Metamorphosis-The Way Forward-S5E6-Episode Image.jpeg

The Way Forward

Christoph Schweizer, BCG's Global CEO, Kristen Kish, Iron Chef co-host, and Seth Dobrin, the president of the Responsible AI Institute, discuss how to build our future with empathy, from the kitchen to the data lab.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

American Metamorphosis-Transform to Perform-S5E5-Episode Image.jpeg

Transform to Perform

We hear from an Olympic marathon runner and a former fMRI brain researcher about how to stay composed under pressure, and learn how these insights can be applied to the energy sector as it strives to meet the demands of a greener future.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

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?

Flexibility in Tech with Juniper Network's Sharon Mandell

A career in technology isn’t usually associated with flexibility. But Sharon Mandell, CIO of Juniper Networks has managed to carve out an incredible career that has allowed her to also spend time with her family. But how did she do this? Sharon almost became a professional ballet dancer but switched suddenly to a degree in computer science. Her father might not have been happy, but it was the start of a career that took her across several high-profile organizations and roles. Her advice to anyone looking to work with AI is that you should never be afraid to ask questions.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Clearing Space for Yourself with BCG’s Adi Zolotov

Adi Zolotov began her career in astrophysics as an academic but decided to broaden her horizons by transitioning to the private sector. In her current role as managing director and partner at BCG X, Adi focuses on building AI and digital solutions that unlock value and insights in aerospace, defense, and the public sector. There have been many times in Adi’s career where she has been the only woman in the room. However, when faced with this situation now, she focuses on bringing her wealth of expertise to the table.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Role Modelling Vulnerability with Kensho's Bhavesg Dayalji

We need more allies at all levels in tech. But what does allyship mean if you’re in a leadership role? Sometimes it’s about being honest and vulnerable. Bhavesh Dayalji is the CEO at Kensho Technologies, an artificial intelligence solutions provider.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Meet the Host Kamila Rakhimova

In this episode, we're excited to introduce our new co-host, Kamila Rakhimova, managing director, and partner at BCG. Kamila takes us on a journey from her native Tajikistan to the USA and through a career that she has mapped out on her terms.

Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen on Spotify

Featured Insights: BCG’s most inspiring thought leadership on issues shaping the future of business and society.