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Remembering Mikis Theodorakis – BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight

My first inkling that his music was significant was when my parents warned me – I must have been 6 or 7 yrs old – that merely whistling a Theodorakis tune was an arrestable offence – such was the fear that his music caused in the minds of our fascist rulers during the awful dictatorship […]

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Discussing books by Atwood, Balchain & Reid with Harriet Gilbert & Patrick McGrath – On BBC Radio 4’s A GOOD READ

In this episode of Radio 4’s THE GOOD READ, I found myself choosing Margaret Atwood’s treatise on debt (Payback: Debt & The Shadow Side of Wealth) for discussion with presenter Harriet Gilbert and author Patrick McGrath. In Payback, Atwood examines money lending throughout the ages and how it has been portrayed in classic literature. Meanwhile, […]

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Why I oppose vaccination passports – On BBC World Service’s NEWSDAY

Greece says there's a case for a Covid vaccine passport which would allow people to travel freely within the EU. But @yanisvaroufakis is concerned it could encourage governments – and businesses – to demand more of our personal informationhttps://t.co/WCHBTof5Ev — BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) January 18, 2021 LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE

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On CHANGE MAKERS discussing personal drive, happiness, capitalism, socialism and… Star Trek

Our guest today on Change Makers is former finance minister of Greece, economist and author, Yanis Varoufakis. His view on the current world order may be critical, but this is as much a story of romance as it is reproach. Yanis believes happiness, like love, can only truly be found when you are not seeking […]

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Invited by Ian McMillan, along with a poet and an archaeologist, to discuss ANOTHER NOW – On BBC Radio 3’s The Verb

What might a zero-growth world mean for writers? The Verb offers this provocation to this week’s guests, and asks how poets in particular can adjust to a world economy that’s changing rapidly under long-down. Is there such a thing as a sustainable poem? Ian McMillan is joined by: Yanis Varoufakis, economist, author and member of […]

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The capitalism alternative in ANOTHER NOW – BBC World Service Business Daily 17 NOV 2020

With Covid rampaging and many economies on life-support, some say we need to look beyond capitalism. A blue-sky thinker, the outspoken former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, gives his thoughts on a radical alternative to standard market economics, including making all employees shareholders in corporations. And Miatta Fahnbulleh, chief executive of the New Economics Foundation, […]

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Long, penetrating, discussion of ANOTHER NOW with Amy Mullins on 3RRR Radio’s ‘Uncommon Sense’

Amy Mullins and Yanis Varoufakis in a special conversation about his vision for a post-capitalist society as presented in his new book, Another Now: Dispatches From An Alternative Present. For 3RRR’s site click here  

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On ABC Radio National’s LNL, discussing my ANOTHER NOW with Phillip Adams

In a new book, entitled ANOTHER NOW: Dispatches from an alternative present (London: The Bodley Head), Yanis Varoufakis gives us a glimpse of what a truly democratised world might look like, and how we might get there. Duration: 33min 47sec, Broadcast: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 10:20pm. ABC website  See also: ANOTHER NOW: An intimate introduction (video […]

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On Dutch FinMin, the Eurogroup, its President, the euro, DiEM25 and MeRA25 – Interviewed by TSF Radio Noticias

  The Eurogroup approved a 500 billion package to fight the crisis. You recently wrote in the Guardian that The EU’s coronavirus relief deal is a gift to Europe’s enemies. Explain. To begin with, the 500 billion euros is almost entirely loans. It’s exactly what Europe doesn’t need, especially like the countries that were hit […]

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Κορωνοϊός: Η οικονομική κρίση | Συζήτηση στο BBC μεταξύ του Γ. Βαρουφάκη, της S. Flanders (Bloomberg), της L.Yueh & της Veronique de Rugy (George Mason University)

Κορωνοϊός: Η οικονομική κρίση – Πόσο άσχημη θα είναι και τι μπορεί να γίνει για να αμβλυνθεί; Συζητούν: Η Stephanie Flanders – επικεφαλής του Bloomberg Economics. Ο Γιάνης Βαρουφάκης – γραμματέας του ΜέΡΑ25 . Η Linda Yueh – οικονομολόγος και συγγραφέας του βιβλίου “The Great Economists”. Η Veronique de Rugy – ανώτερος ερευνητής στο Κέντρο […]

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How deep will the Depression occasioned by Covid-19 be? Debate on BBC World Service’s THE REAL STORY

Coronavirus: The economic crisis – Just how bad will the downturn be and can anything be done to soften the blow? Contributors Stephanie Flanders – head of Bloomberg Economics Yanis Varoufakis – Greek economist, politician, secretary-general of DiEM25 who also served as Greek finance minister during 2015Linda Yueh – economist and author of the book: ‘The Great Economists’ […]