New Podcast on the world’s most difficult decisions with former Head of MI6

One Decision is a new podcast which takes you inside the mind of legendary spymaster Sir Richard Dearlove, who led the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), also known as MI6.

Co-hosted by veteran journalist Michelle Kosinski, the series interviews world leaders and those whose choices had an international impact. The podcast explores the reasons and often personal risks involved in the most consequential decisions they had to make.

Guests on the first season include:

Kyaw Moe Tun, Ambassador of Myanmar to the United Nations on his decision to risk his life—and go rogue.

Alyssa Farah, former Director of Communications in the Trump White House, faced an ethical decision after the strike against Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Baroness Cathy Ashton, Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on taking on a novel diplomatic approach in an effort to move past a bitter war and prevent another one.

Robert Gallucci, former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs on what it’s like trying to get North Korea to agree to anything. 

Richard Pound, former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, on the decision to hold the next Games in China.

Many of the stories they share have never been shared in public and many of Sir Richard’s insights and candid assessments have never previously been heard.

The podcast takes listeners deeper than they ever thought possible without a top-secret clearance, and by focusing on just one decision, the conversations avoid getting overly complicated and confusing. It’s described as “foreign policy brought out from behind the ambiguities of protocol, pretension, and pundits”.

All episodes from season one of One Decision are available to download today from

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