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Dhruti Shah speaks to inspiring guests about how they use their passions to shape their lives.

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Angela Saini has been hailed as one of the world's greatest modern thinkers but how is this science journalist and author of The Patriarchs tackling misinformation and disinformation?

Shayla Lawson is a poet, performance artist and author of How to Live Free in a Dangerous World but what does their decolonial travel memoir teach us about how to embrace every aspect of life?

Disability activist and journalist Lucy Webster is the author behind memoir A View From Down Here and is intent on creating a fairer and more equitable world but how is she going about it?

Sheela Banerjee is the author of 'What’s in a Name? Friendship, Identity and History in Modern Multicultural Britain' but what has she learned about how names reflect so much more than words?

Broadcaster and journalist Maddy Savage shares why Sweden has captured her heart, the power of embracing a foreign language and how to create a portfolio career.

Lee Raye is an author, academic and wildlife expert who spent years researching their encyclopaedic book The Atlas of Early Modern Wildlife. But what is about slow-worms that brings joy and how do they embrace their non-binary identity in academia?

Have You Thought About returns for a third season with creator and host Dhruti Shah interviewing Angela Saini, Maddy Savage, Sheela Bannerjee, Lee Raye, Shayla Lawson and Lucy Webster about how they all navigate life and their top passions.

Ali Shaw is a senior producer working at the BBC. But is foreign news producing as glamourous as it sounds and how do you deal with having to make friends all over again each you move? Then there's added challenge of parenting from overseas.

Ramaa Sharma is an executive coach, artist and leadership strategist. A BBC high-flyer before taking an independent route, she now specialises in helping others embrace authentic leadership. Please note that Ramaa shares her personal experiences about her journey on this path including grief and baby loss.

Sharon Aneja ended up in some pretty tough situations but how did she use her experiences to tackle her own burnout and start up her business helping others deal with theirs?

Leigh Honeywell is founder of digital security company Tall Poppy and shares the highs and lows of building a tech company from scratch but what has piqued her interest in disaster preparedness and housing advocacy

Erica Berry is the author of Wolfish: Wolf, Self, and the Stories We Tell About Fear. But her nature memoir stands out as it delves into the role of the wolf in global narratives and culture, and her own relationship with stories.

Genevieve Hassan is the host of the podcast Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did but how does she apply stringent journalistic quality to everything she does? And Genevieve knows how to save the pennies but could you take the extreme actions she has?

Hewete Haileselassie is a communications specialist who shares a candid look at how community can be important for grief. Taking pride in her Ethiopian heritage, Hewete is clearly a daughter of the diaspora, but just how has that shaped the way she navigates life?

Ace Ambrose is a self-proclaimed 'Genre Bender' who loves Dr Who and crossing barriers in a bid to create in a multitude of forms. But possessing a chronic condition means Ace often has to navigate life in unusual ways.

Doreen Cunningham is the author of Soundings: Journeys in the Company of Whales. She follows the migratory patterns of the bowhead whales but what did this adventure teach her about motherhood and the non-human?

It's time for Season Two of Have You Thought About and journalist and creative practitioner Dhruti Shah speaks to successful women about what makes them who are they are today.

Award-winning author Professor Nate Holder plays multiple instruments and regularly tours but why does he think it's important to decolonise and change the way we learn about music?


Freelance journalist Sheetal Parmar relies on the power of integrity and is also known to be a bit of a cat whisperer. But how does her love of The Terminator fit into all of this?

Ruby Raut's journey to becoming a successful businesswoman with her periodwear company WUKA is a complicated one but how did old saris help her reach her goals?

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