Influential with
Katty Kay

The BBC’s Katty Kay sits down for in-depth conversations with some of the most powerful and change making people in the worlds of culture, business, and science. From world renowned chefs and dancers, to the people redefining the way we think about medicine, business strategy and literature, Katty’s informal, unscripted interviews reveal the people behind the personas that are inspiring the world today.

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Episode 1 - November 16, 2023Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce

Katty travels to New Orleans to sit down with actor Wendell Pierce, who is known for his roles in hit TV series like The Wire, Suits, and Jack Ryan.

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Episode 2 - November 23, 2023Ina Garten

Ina Garten

Katty visits the home of Ina Garten, who created the Barefoot Contessa cookbooks and a television empire. The two discuss Garten’s culinary success as well as her unusual career path.

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Episode 3 - November 30, 2023Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci

Katty speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, who served as America’s top doctor during the Covid-19 pandemic, about why he left the government and decided to become a university professor.

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Episode 4 - December 7, 2023Ken Follett

Ken Follett

Katty travels to the UK to visit Ken Follett, who is the author of dozens of bestselling novels such as "The Pillars of the Earth" & "Eye of the Needle."

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Episode 5 - December 14, 2023Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville is an actor who is best known for iconic roles in series like Downton Abbey and W1A, as well as films like Notting Hill, Iris, and the Paddington series.

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Episode 6 - January 4, 2024Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Ballerina Misty Copeland is the first African American woman to become a Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Katty spoke to Misty at Lincoln Center in New York City.

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Episode 7 - January 11, 2024Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis

Katty visits a bookshop with author Michael Lewis who is known for bestselling books like Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, and Going Infinite.

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Episode 8 - January 18, 2024Jane Wurwand

Jane Wurwand

Katty travels to Los Angeles to meet Jane Wurwand, who founded the skincare company Dermalogica. Dermalogica's products are used in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Episode 9 - January 25, 2024José Andrés

José Andrés

José Andrés is a world renowned chef and restaurateur who is also the founder of the disaster-relief nonprofit World Central Kitchen.

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