Dr Waheed Arian

Full Disclosure with James O’Brien | 28 June 2021 | 0h 58m | Listen Later
Interview with Waheed Arian about his book In the Wars: A Doctor’s Story of Conflict, Survival and Saving Lives. Describes the arc of his life, from growing up in Afghanistan, fleeing at age 15, arriving in Britain on a false passport, being imprisoned in a young offender institution, to becoming a Cambridge qualified doctor supplying war-torn countries with medical help.

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Lucy Kellaway on Re-educated

Full Disclosure with James O’Brien | 23 July 2021 | 0h 55m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Lucy Kellaway about her book Re-educated: How I changed my job, my home, my husband and my hair. Discusses quitting her full-time, high-status job as a journalist at the Financial Times to become a trainee teacher at a secondary school. Argues that age is no barrier to ripping up and starting again. Backgrounds her charity, Now Teach, which encourages experienced people to step into the classroom to help plug the colossal teacher shortage and bring freshness to the system.