William Collins launches 'Ideas Matter' podcast featuring David Cameron as first guest

William Collins launches 'Ideas Matter' podcast featuring David Cameron as first guest

David Cameron will be the inaugural guest on "Ideas Matter", the new podcast from William Collins when it launches this week.

The 12-part weekly series launches on Wednesday 25th September and among the guests will be mental health advocate Bella Mackie, neurologist Philip Ball, city trailblazer Helena Morrissey, and charity founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. The former prime minister David Cameron, author of For the Record (William Collins), will discuss ‘Why write a political memoir?’

“Born out of a desire to push forward the thinking of the day, "Ideas Matter" will celebrate authors from across the arts, science, history and politics who ask the right questions, explore untraveled terrain, and write to define or change the world we live in,” William Collins said.  “These extraordinary writers, figures and thinkers, will be in conversation with their editor as they get to the crux of the ‘big idea’ at the centre of their work, digging deep into the burning questions that form the heart of their book and the William Collins list.”

David Roth-Ey, executive publisher, William Collins, said: "Ideas and their import are at the very heart of our publishing at William Collins.  In this new podcast series, I hope all curious readers and listeners will want to spend time not only with the authors of these big ideas but the editors who have supported them along the way."

The series will be distributed through Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.