We talk to Emily Cloke, British Consul General for Southern California, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Nevada.
Over a glass of Balvenie, we talk diplomacy in a pandemic, remote working as a parent and diversity in the British Foreign Service.
She tells us about the work of a diplomat in Los Angeles, the value of the creative industries and working with the Mayor on climate change.
We take about the soft power value of sports, movies and whisky (and gin and tea!), what she hopes to achieve as the world opens up and meeting Arnold Schwarzenegger.