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From rampant AI's and gamification to social fundraising and new ways of donating. Join us on a meandering ramble through the ever changing landscape of tech that makes the world a better place.

    Doom and Gloom. We're on brand - The Live Christmas Episode 2019

    Doom and Gloom. We're on brand - The Live Christmas Episode 2019

    Christmas is a time for friendship, joy, fun, election rage and disappointment, and most importantly - a time for podcasts. Pretty sure there is a christmas song that will back that up.


    Thanks for joining us for this special episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast. It’s a podcast about technology being used for social good. We’ll be talking about our favourite news from the year.  And this episode is special for three reasons:


    It’s Christmas. YESWe’re joined by our friends from other brilliant Manchester meetups: HER+Data MCR, Open Data Manchester, Py Data Manchester and McrFRED. Welcome everyone! And finally - because this episode is being recorded in front of a fabulous live audience at Leaf in Manchester.

    We have two panels for the price of one!


    Panel two starts at 19m 50s


    Panel One Host:


    Rebecca Rae-Evans


    Panel One Guests:


    Harry Bailey


    Sam Milsom


    Simon Owen






    Panel Two Host:


    Hera Hussain


    Panel Two Guests:


    Sacha Wynne


    Dr. Rachael Ainsworth


    John Carney






    Thanks to podcast.co for helping us out with podcast stuff and Evolution for sponsoring this event. 


    If you liked what you heard, please drop us a friendly review on iTunes. Our Mums would love it.


    If you want to talk to us or send complaints, which is clearly more likely, our twitter is @techforgoodlive

    • 52 min
    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 3

    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 3

    TFGL and the Circular Economy is back, in collaboration with our friends at Dsposal. .


    Can the Circular Economy ever create a world of positive social change? In the third and final episode of Series Two we discuss the powerful, political world of economics and then look to the future, with the help of bananas.


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    Huge thanks to all this season's contributors:


    Gaëlle Guillaume


    Iain Gulland


    Ken Webster


    Marc Zornes


    James Close


    Andy Doran


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    This podcast wouldn’t exist without Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker from Dsposal.


    Hosted by Rebecca Rae-Evans


    Produced by Paul Jakubowski and Jonny Rae-Evans and Rebecca Rae-Evans.


    Music has been graciously provided by George Fell.


    Podcast.co make all of this possible thanks to the shiny podcast studio they provide.


    You can find a full transcript of this episode on techforgood.live

    • 56 min
    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 2

    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 2

    TFGL and the Circular Economy is back, in collaboration with our friends at Dsposal. .


    In this second episode of Series Two, we talk to people who make beautiful cars and the people who recycle the metal in the cars.


    And Tom's mind is blown, multiple times!


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    Huge thanks to all this season's contributors:


    Gaëlle Guillaume


    Iain Gulland


    Ken Webster


    Marc Zornes


    James Close


    Andy Doran


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    This podcast wouldn’t exist without Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker from Dsposal.


    Hosted by Rebecca Rae-Evans


    Produced by Paul Jakubowski and Jonny Rae-Evans and Rebecca Rae-Evans.


    Music has been graciously provided by George Fell.


    Podcast.co make all of this possible thanks to the shiny podcast studio they provide.


    You can find a full transcript of this episode on techforgood.live

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 1

    TFGL and the Circular Economy - Season 2 - Episode 1

    TFGL and the Circular Economy is back, in collaboration with our friends at Dsposal. .


    In this first episode in Season Two, we have a look at the wing of the Circular Economy we missed in Season One, the bio-cycle, and we start digging into economics – both circular and linear - and ask questions like...


    “Who is the Circular Economy for?”


    “Will it stop the climate emergency?”


    “Will it make the rich richer?


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    Huge thanks to all this season's contributors:


    Gaëlle Guillaume


    Iain Gulland


    Ken Webster


    Marc Zornes


    James Close


    Andy Doran


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    This podcast wouldn’t exist without Tom Passmore and Sophie Walker from Dsposal.


    Hosted by Rebecca Rae-Evans


    Produced by Paul Jakubowski and Jonny Rae-Evans and Rebecca Rae-Evans.


    Music has been graciously provided by George Fell.


    Podcast.co make all of this possible thanks to the shiny podcast studio they provide.


    You can find a full transcript of this episode on techforgood.live

    • 58 min
    Live from Unheard Voices 2019

    Live from Unheard Voices 2019

    Recorded live at Unheard Voices, hosted in YES, Manchester.


    Unheard Voices is an inspiring and informative one-day music education conference that asks ‘whose voices aren’t being heard?’ and is presented by Brighter Sound and More Music






    Generation Phone – The Problem’s Not Them. It’s Us.


    The effects of technology on young people are constantly portrayed as negative. But have we got this wrong? Have we just failed to keep up over the last decade? And are we now excluding young people if we don’t embrace new technology?


    Hosted by Ben White, Tech For Good Live podcast regular and Managing Director at award winning social enterprise Reason Digital.


    The Panel:


    Sarah Angel


    Bolton born singer-songwriter and model who has been flaunting her experimental soul sound over the past couple of years across the UK. Sarah’s versatility and creative passion has led her into the creation of her style blog, fashion films, and subsequent music videos, working both in front of the camera and behind the scenes in artistic and co-direction.


    Find Sarah on YouTube and her website


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    April Preston


    April was the first spokesperson for Stockport Young Carers and has been passionate activist from the age of 10. She continues to campaign on a wide range of issues from mental health to children leaving care. April is also a is a trustee of Autistic Associationof Greater Manchester. She has campaigned to repeal Section 28, and against the Iraq war.April has also argued against the council’s treatment of our homeless and chaired events fighting for a more diverse and tolerant society.


    Find April on Twitter


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    Lewis


    Lewis has been djing for around six years and producing for two. He mainly djs electronic music ranging from house to dubstep to drum n bass. Lewis is part of More Music's Youth Programme and regularly headlines gigs at More Music's Music Hall in Morecambe, as well as performing at festivals in the North West.


    Find Lewis on Soundcloud and elsewhere


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    Freddie Aitken


    As the newly appointed Operations and Finance Officer at Brighter Sound, record label owner, radio show host and electronic music producer and performer Freddie Aitken has been a part of Manchester’s progressive electronic music scene since his arrival at the University of Manchester to study Social Anthropology in 2013. Throughout this period, engaging young audiences in the most effective way possible has always been a top priority.Modern technologies, with all their challenges and opportunities, have been ever-present.


    Find Freddie (as Ayrtan) on Soundcloud


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 






    And we’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!

    • 45 min
    TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep6 - Political Ad Fireworks

    TFGL2019 - S4 - Ep6 - Political Ad Fireworks

    Welcome to our special bonfire night edition. As we’re all no doubt aware Bonfire night celebrates the triumph of brutal, state sponsored persecution in the face of a bloody failure of violent rebellion. With sparklers. What more appropriate night could there be for an episode of the Tech for God live podcast.


    We have a guest with us! Lauren Hogan, Volunteering Projects Officer with Turn2us, a national charity who support people facing financial struggles.


    You can find out more about their Connect tool at https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Connect 






    This week’s topics:   


    Stat of the week: 


    '84% of traffic to Childline is accessed via a Google product, and we have no control over this.


    https://twitter.com/odihq/status/1190256225029632000?s=12






    Campaign news of the week: 


    The Supported Loving campaign led by My Life My Choice:


    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/oct/30/campaign-for-learning-disabled-peoples-love-lives






    Tech news of the week:


    Twitter bans political ads whilst Facebook doubles down on not even fact checking them:


    https://twitter.com/jack/status/1189634360472829952?s=12


    https://www.politico.eu/article/twitter-dropping-all-political-ads/


    Beyond the fact checking there’s more unusual activity on Facebook ads:


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50270727


    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/31/facebook-prep-ads-instagram-political


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/04/i-worked-political-ads-facebook-they-profit-by-manipulating-us/ 






    A Rant or Nice of the week?:


    130 banks sign up to UN Principles for Responsible Banking - Greenwashing or a genuine effort by banks to improve:


    https://www.positive.news/economics/clean-money-could-a-commitment-to-responsible-banking-make-the-banks-better/






    And finally…


    Sifted is looking for nominations for the real "game changers" out there — from founders to developers to community builders in Europe - nominate yourself and your tech for good friends: 


    https://sifted.eu/articles/sifted-gamechanger-callout/ 


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    Listeners, what did you think? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Get in touch on twitter @techforgoodlive or Email at hello@techforgood.live 






    and we’d love it if you gave us a nice iTunes review and told your mates about this podcast!






    Thanks to podcast.co for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty.

    • 42 min

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