Why I Changed My Mind

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0201Trevor Phillips20160424
0201Trevor Phillips20160424

Dominic Lawson asks Trevor Phillips why he abandoned support for multiculturalism.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0201Trevor Phillips2016042420160427 (R4)

Dominic Lawson asks Trevor Phillips why he abandoned support for multiculturalism.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0202Prof Edzard Ernst20160427
0202Prof Edzard Ernst2016042720160504 (R4)

Dominic Lawson asks Prof Edzard Ernst why he abandoned his belief in homeopathy.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0202Prof Edzard Ernst2016042720160512 (R4)

Dominic Lawson asks Prof Edzard Ernst why he abandoned his belief in homeopathy.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0203Prof Deirdre McCloskey20160511
0203Prof Deirdre McCloskey20160511

Dominic Lawson asks Prof Deirdre McCloskey why she changed politics, faith and gender.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0204Sir Stephen Wall20160424
0204Sir Stephen Wall2016042420160518 (R4)

Dominic Lawson asks Sir Stephen Wall why he abandoned his Catholic faith.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

0205Peter Hitchens20160525
0205Peter Hitchens20160525

Dominic Lawson asks Peter Hitchens about his transition from Trotskyism to conservatism.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Bill Browder20171101

How Bill Browder's change of mind has made him Vladimir Putin's great enemy.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Bill Browder2017110120171227 (R4)

How Bill Browder's change of mind has made him Vladimir Putin's great enemy.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Katharine Birbalsingh20171025

Katharine Birbalsingh reveals why she declared Britain's state education system broken.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Katharine Birbalsingh2017102520171220 (R4)

Katharine Birbalsingh reveals why she declared Britain's state education system broken.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Lord Carey20171018

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey explains his change of mind on assisted dying.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Lord Carey2017101820171213 (R4)

Former archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey explains his change of mind on assisted dying.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Martin Padfield2017110820180103 (R4)

Martin Padfield was a Scientologist for 28 years, after meeting a member of the group when he was just 19 years old. He joined the elite corps at the heart of Scientology, as his whole life became dominated by the teachings and strictures of the movement. But after he married, he started to question the way he and his new family were treated. He began to doubt the organisation's integrity, and embarked on a journey that forced him to confront the reality that his whole identity was defined by Scientology.

Martin tells Dominic Lawson how hard it was to extricate himself from what many consider to be a powerful cult, and how tough the journey has been to rediscover an identity lost from the point in his youth when he threw himself into the unusual world of L Ron Hubbard and his disciples.

In "Why I Changed My Mind", Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

A former Scientologist for 28 years tells why he quit what some see as a dangerous cult.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

03Martin Padfield20171108

A former Scientologist for 28 years tells why he quit what some see as a dangerous cult.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Gisela Stuart20180725

Dominic Lawson hears from people who have changed their mind in a fundamental way on issues of great public significance.

The former Labour MP Gisela Stuart was ardently pro-EU and built a political career helping to promote British membership. But she changed her mind about the whole enterprise and became a key national leader of the Leave campaign to take Britain out of the EU. In this programme she reveals the true story of how her views were transformed and she then faced the uncomfortable challenges of campaigning for an issue that set her against friends, colleagues and family.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Gisela Stuart reveals why she changed her mind on the EU and led the campaign for Brexit.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Gisela Stuart2018072520180805 (R4)

Dominic Lawson hears from people who have changed their mind in a fundamental way on issues of great public significance.

The former Labour MP Gisela Stuart was ardently pro-EU and built a political career helping to promote British membership. But she changed her mind about the whole enterprise and became a key national leader of the Leave campaign to take Britain out of the EU. In this programme she reveals the true story of how her views were transformed and she then faced the uncomfortable challenges of campaigning for an issue that set her against friends, colleagues and family.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Gisela Stuart reveals why she changed her mind on the EU and led the campaign for Brexit.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Manwar Ali20180808

Manwar Ali tells Dominic Lawson why he changed from violent Islamist fighter pursuing global jihad, to become a leading campaigner in Britain against violence and extremism.

Manwar Ali fought in many wars around the globe to achieve the victory of radical Islam. He backed armed conflict to right what he saw as fundamental injustice done to him and fellow Muslims. He fought in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma, and helped recruit and radicalise hundreds of others for this cause. But witnessing specific horrors on the battlefield led him to change his mind about jihad. He became convinced that the very means he had embraced to liberate his people were actually destroying individuals and their community. He tells his story of how he realised that violence would not serve the aims he sought, and how he overcame suspicion and intimidation from within his own community to campaign for anti-radicalisation measures against the extremists he sees as destroying Muslim communities around the globe.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Manwar Ali reveals why he changed from violent Islamist fighter to anti-radical campaigner

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Manwar Ali2018080820180819 (R4)

Manwar Ali tells Dominic Lawson why he changed from violent Islamist fighter pursuing global jihad, to become a leading campaigner in Britain against violence and extremism.

Manwar Ali fought in many wars around the globe to achieve the victory of radical Islam. He backed armed conflict to right what he saw as fundamental injustice done to him and fellow Muslims. He fought in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Burma, and helped recruit and radicalise hundreds of others for this cause. But witnessing specific horrors on the battlefield led him to change his mind about jihad. He became convinced that the very means he had embraced to liberate his people were actually destroying individuals and their community. He tells his story of how he realised that violence would not serve the aims he sought, and how he overcame suspicion and intimidation from within his own community to campaign for anti-radicalisation measures against the extremists he sees as destroying Muslim communities around the globe.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Manwar Ali reveals why he changed from violent Islamist fighter to anti-radical campaigner

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Samantha Kane20180801

Samantha Kane has changed gender three times, from male to female and then back to male, before transitioning a second time to female. She tells Dominic Lawson the powerful story of her personal journey, and the challenges she faced whilst building three careers as a barrister, entrepreneur and published author. And she replies to critics who have questioned whether transgender women like her should be considered 'real women'.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Sam Kane reveals why she has changed gender three times in the last twenty years.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Samantha Kane2018080120180812 (R4)

Samantha Kane has changed gender three times, from male to female and then back to male, before transitioning a second time to female. She tells Dominic Lawson the powerful story of her personal journey, and the challenges she faced whilst building three careers as a barrister, entrepreneur and published author. And she replies to critics who have questioned whether transgender women like her should be considered 'real women'.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Sam Kane reveals why she has changed gender three times in the last twenty years.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Waney Squier20180815

World-renowned doctor, Waney Squier, tells Dominic Lawson the price she paid for changing her mind about shaken-baby syndrome. Having supported the existence of the syndrome and testified that people - often parents - were the ones inflicting death and serious injury on children this way, she changed her mind.

Waney Squier was one of the foremost medical experts on the developing brain of infants and babies before their birth. She appeared many times as an expert witness for the prosecution in cases of shaken-baby syndrome. But she changed her mind and decided the evidence now suggests this syndrome does not exist, casting doubt on any explanations for a baby's demise that rest on this theory. Her change of mind was followed by a complaint from the police that led to her being struck off the medical register. Here she tells her story, and how her change of mind led to professional disaster and personal heartache.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Waney Squier reveals the price she paid for changing her mind about shaken-baby syndrome.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.

04Waney Squier2018081520180826 (R4)

World-renowned doctor, Waney Squier, tells Dominic Lawson the price she paid for changing her mind about shaken-baby syndrome. Having supported the existence of the syndrome and testified that people - often parents - were the ones inflicting death and serious injury on children this way, she changed her mind.

Waney Squier was one of the foremost medical experts on the developing brain of infants and babies before their birth. She appeared many times as an expert witness for the prosecution in cases of shaken-baby syndrome. But she changed her mind and decided the evidence now suggests this syndrome does not exist, casting doubt on any explanations for a baby's demise that rest on this theory. Her change of mind was followed by a complaint from the police that led to her being struck off the medical register. Here she tells her story, and how her change of mind led to professional disaster and personal heartache.

Producer: Jonathan Brunert.

Waney Squier reveals the price she paid for changing her mind about shaken-baby syndrome.

Dominic Lawson interviews people who have changed their mind on controversial matters.