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A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.

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A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.

    166. TO B(CORP) OR NOT TO B: a different way of doing business

    166. TO B(CORP) OR NOT TO B: a different way of doing business

    Hello! A growing movement of businesses argues we need to rethink their role in society. At the forefront of this are BCorps - a new type of business putting purpose alongside profit. We chat to Paul Lindley, founder of Ella’s Kitchen, about why they became a BCorp and what he’s calling for next. Then academic Lenore Palladino explains how we could embed these principles more widely. 


    PLUS QI elf Anne Miller on everything from cold sausages to Canadian airports...
     
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    165. SHAKE IT LIKE A POLARISED PICTURE: bridging political divides

    165. SHAKE IT LIKE A POLARISED PICTURE: bridging political divides

    Hello! We hear a lot about political polarisation, but is it actually worse than the past? And what can we do about it? Journalist Monica Guzman talks about bridging divides in her own family and her work with Braver Angels in the US. Tim Dixon from More in Common explains fascinating research showing Britain isn’t as divided as we think. And former Danish MP Özlem Cekic makes the case for ‘dialogue coffee’.


    And best-selling author Ibram X Kendi on his new book, 'Be Antiracist’.
     
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    164. DUMP DONALD, SAVE THE WORLD: the road to COP26

    164. DUMP DONALD, SAVE THE WORLD: the road to COP26

    Hello! Biden’s victory is a huge moment for climate politics. But with just 12 months until COP26 in Glasgow next year, we’re asking how to ensure the vital climate summit is a success. We chat to architect of the Paris Agreement Christiana Figueres about what’s at stake next year. WWF’s Katie White talks about the role of the climate movement. Journalist Isabel Hilton explains why China’s net zero pledge is such a big deal. And Josh Tregale tells us about the ‘Mock COP’ conference organised by young activists. 
     
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    163. DATA, MINE: taking back control from Big Tech

    163. DATA, MINE: taking back control from Big Tech

    Hello! We hear a lot about the problems of the data economy. How can we take back control? Philosopher Carissa Veliz explains why governments need to step in to protect our privacy. Then Jack Hardinges from the Open Data Institute talks about exciting new ideas to help steward data for the common good.


    AND broadcasting royalty David Dimbleby is here to discuss ‘The Fault Line’ - his new podcast about the run-up to the Iraq War. We chat to David about politics, podcasting and the art of good interviews.
     
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    162. HOW MOVEMENTS CHANGE THE WORLD

    162. HOW MOVEMENTS CHANGE THE WORLD

    Hello! This year’s Black Lives Matter protests are thought to be the biggest in US history and across the world mass movements are on the rise. But how do these movements shift the national conversation? What works in driving political change? We chat to social movement experts Deva Woodly and Hahrie Han about language, organising and the strategies of success.


    Plus Twitter sensation Michael Spicer on being the ‘man in the room next door’
     
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    161. SWEET STREAMS AREN’T MADE OF THIS: what about the musicians?

    161. SWEET STREAMS AREN’T MADE OF THIS: what about the musicians?

    Hello! Music streaming has made it easier than ever to listen to our favourite artists, but too many musicians earn next to nothing from it. We chat to Naomi Pohl from the Musicians’ Union and Tom Gray from the Broken Record campaign about fixing problems with the industry. But first, violinist Tasmin Little talks about why musicians need more support during the crisis.


    PLUS Blue Peter legend Konnie Huq on reimagining our favourite fairy tales.
     
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