Journalist, producer and professional sticky beak, Chris Walker, returns to LiSTNR with the second season of his podcast Brains Trust. Chris interviews some of the nation’s most interesting and intelligent personalities as they discuss the big stories and issues currently facing society whilst learning about their own personal challenges, fears, and loves. 

The podcast aims to entertain, edify and elucidate listeners by bringing multiple perspectives and angles on individual topics to be thought provoking and spark debate.

Chris Walker said: “I am thrilled to be launching season two of Brains Trust where I will enlist some of the country’s most interesting, funny and complex people to help me, and hopefully you, reflect and better understand the world around us. These guys aren’t experts necessarily, but they all have big brains. They are people I admire and hopefully what they have to say can help us all appreciate ourselves and our lives a little better and give us a laugh.” 

LiSTNR Original Podcasts Head of Content, Sam Cavanagh, said: “Stylistically, Brains Trust is unlike any other podcast.  Genius editor Chris Marsh, from Hamish & Andy, Matt & Alex, Molloy, takes the long form interviews and weaves them together like a tapestry of conversation.  Matched with Chris Walker’s ability to get his guests to go deep on fascinating topics, this creates a sense of eavesdropping on a fascinating dinner party.”

Guests featuring on the show include comedian, writer, actor, television and radio host, Tommy Little, podcaster, social media icon and reality TV superstar, Abbie Chatfield, the best-selling author, public speaker, gender equality advocate and The Weekend Briefing host, Jamila Rizvi, comedian, producer and host of The Weekly, Charlie Pickering, as well as former football star turned journalist, Tony Armstrong. 

Chris also speaks with Rob Reid, the famous entrepreneur and author on the topic of the ‘next’ pandemic and former breakfast television host and podcaster, Samantha Armytage, on leaving Sunrise after eight years, wanting to get out of the spotlight, dealing with death threats and an eventual return to live TV. 

The first two episodes of Brains Trust season two are available now on the LiSTNR app, listen here.


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