In the second season of Course Correction, host Nelufar Hedayat is taking on a new challenge: listening to people she disagrees with. Each episode addresses one polarizing issue, and Nelufar will engage with people whose opinions are very different from her own — and try to keep an open mind.
Guests this season include the “godfather of fake news,” a Swedish doctor who opposes lockdowns, a former head of state and a French lawmaker who thinks it’s an act of feminism to tell women they can’t wear the hijab. Nelufar will challenge her own beliefs with discussions about race and reparations, COVID-19 policy, gender rights and religion, and so much more.
Nelufar Hedayat is a journalist and presenter whose work focuses on environmental issues and cultural upheaval. Born in Afghanistan, she came to Britain as a refugee which has shaped her work, creating a unique point of view and a passion for telling the stories of fringe and marginalised communities. The Traffickers (Fusion/Netflix), saw her travel across the globe following the illegal trades of precious minerals, counterfeit drugs, endangered species and even people. An early pioneer of the subject of food ethics and suitability Nelufar self-authored Food Exposed with Nelufar Hedayat (Fusion) which examined how our eating habits were impacting the world. Her other work includes The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (Nat Geo) as well as films for a range of other broadcasters including Vice, The Guardian, Channel 4 and the BBC where she was one of the lead anchors on CBBC’s Newsround harnessing her passion for making news accessible for all.
She currently works closely with Doha Debates as a correspondent, bringing the debate topics and themes to global audiences across digital platforms. In addition to hosting Course Correction, she hosts her own shows including the post-debate show and digital show #DearWorldLive each of which take the conversations further with Nelufar interviewing and speaking students, thinkers, writers, policymakers and activists and engaging with issues that affect the audiences across the world.
Course Correction Season Two airs every Wednesday beginning on March 24th — follow and listen wherever you get your podcasts.