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.

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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Protecting Society From AI Harms: Amnesty International’s Matt Mahmoudi and Damini Satija (Part 1)

Amnesty International’s Matt Mahmoudi and Damini Satija discuss the impact of AI tools and machine learning on human rights. They share examples of AI misuse and approaches to addressing issues like government surveillance and bias in algorithmic decision-making.

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Images and Inspiration With AI: Pinterest’s Jeremy King

On this episode, Jeremy King, senior vice president and head of engineering at Pinterest, discusses some recent advances Pinterest has made in the image-recognition space and shares his views on how generative AI will transform image-based content like Pinterest’s.

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Duolingo’s Zan Gilani

Learning From and With AI: Duolingo’s Zan Gilani

How can AI and machine learning help people learn better? On this episode, Zan Gilani, principal product manager for Duolingo, explains how the company relies on large language models to offer customers a product that is predictive, motivating, and personalized.

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Detecting the Good and the Bad With AI: Airbnb’s Naba Banerjee

Naba Banerjee, Airbnb’s head of trust product and operations, explains how implementing AI and machine learning, and using the technology to identify potentially risky travel bookings, has resulted in better experiences for the platform’s guests and hosts alike.

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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.

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Power and Progress with Simon Johnson

In his new book Power and Progress, Simon Johnson, along with his co-author Daron Acemoglu, challenges the techno-optimistic narrative that technological progress will automatically lead to shared prosperity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Making Things Better with F5’s Kara Sprague

How do we encourage more women and girls into cyber security? Kara Sprague is Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer at F5, a multi-cloud application services and security company. She believes that we need to re-brand cyber-security to make it more appealing to women and girls.

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Finding your Value Add with Sita Sonty, Partner and Associate Director of Aerospace at BCG

How can you find your unique value add? Sita Sonty shares how she went from being a multilingual translator and diplomat to working for BCG as its Associate Director of Aerospace. In this episode, Sita discusses her unconventional route into science and technology and the challenge of overcoming imposter syndrome.

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Understanding your Key Skills with FYLD’s Shelley Copsey

How can you harness your strengths and understand your weaknesses? FYLD’s CEO Shelley Copsey has spent her extensive career figuring out just that and has some great advice for anyone that is hard on themselves about their perceived short-comings. At FYLD she also spends time with junior colleagues, unlocking their potential and expanding their horizons.

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Spotlighting Women’s Experiences with BCG’s Neveen Awad

When women are asked about their experiences at work, what challenges do they face and what are their significant milestones? Neveen Awad is a Managing Director and Partner at BCG and leads the Women in Technology Initiative in North America. This wide-ranging study surveys a diverse range of women, bringing their career experiences to life.

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