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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.

Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd Cheerful

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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.

    Introducing: Cheerful Book Club

    Introducing: Cheerful Book Club

    We’re launching a new podcast! The first episode of Cheerful Book Club is released today, featuring Rana Foroohar on big tech.


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    122. SCHOOL OF ROCKING THE BOAT: training the activists of tomorrow

    122. SCHOOL OF ROCKING THE BOAT: training the activists of tomorrow

    Hello! Ed got into a conversion with young campaigners on the tube and was so inspired that it’s sparked a whole episode. Turns out they were involved in Advocacy Academy, a training scheme for young activists in South London. We talk to Advocacy Academy graduates, Rochelle Meaden and Sima Mangal, plus founder Amelia Viney about how it works and the campaigns it’s motivated. Then we turn to Olivia Clarke and Katie Cosgrave at Reclaim, who do amazing work boosting the voices of working class young people in Greater Manchester. 


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    • 54 min
    121. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: reining in the fat cat pay gap

    121. THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: reining in the fat cat pay gap

    Hello! The typical FTSE 100 CEO only had to work until 5pm last Monday (6th January) to earn as much as the average worker in the entire year. We chat to Deborah Hargreaves, director of the High Pay Centre, about rising executive pay and why she advocates including workers on company boards to tackle it. Then legal history whizz Ewan McGaughey explains what we can learn from the history of worker representation in the UK and around the world.


    AND 
    Fabulous author Nina Stibbe is here to talk about her latest book, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ (nice title…!)


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    • 57 min
    120. ON FIRE: in conversation with Naomi Klein

    120. ON FIRE: in conversation with Naomi Klein

    Hello! We’re kicking off the new year with this live recording of Ed in conversation with author and activist Naomi Klein. They talk about the global climate movement, building support for a Green New Deal and Naomi’s latest book ’On Fire’.


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    • 56 min
    119. THE REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 2019 CHART SHOW

    119. THE REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 2019 CHART SHOW

    Happy New Year (nearly)! It’s that time of year again: we’re counting down our top ten episodes of 2019. What’s going up? What’s going down? And what’s a non-mover? With the traditional special guest introduction from Tony Blackburn!


    Listen to the full episodes:
    - BACK TO THE FUTURE: representing the coming generations
    - TREEDISTRIBUTION: shrubtastic reasons to plant
    - A SOCIAL HOME REVOLUTION: the history and future of council housing
    - REASONS TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
    - I FOUGHT THE LAW AND... I WON: the art of successful campaigns
    - LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD: fixing music education
    - WHO’S AFRAID OF GDP: shifting to a wellbeing economy
    - THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT: pupil climate strikes and the green new deal
    - BORN TO (PARK) RUN: Geoff and Ed’s excellent adventure
    - EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: overhauling the history we teach For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 52 min
    118. CHEERFUL OFFICE XMAS PARTY

    118. CHEERFUL OFFICE XMAS PARTY

    Hello! We all know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is playing your favourite podcast for all to hear… Ed and Geoff have each brought a friend along to this year’s Christmas party. Lord Stewart Wood and Paloma Faith join us for mince pies, crackers and a chat about their highlights of 2019. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 49 min

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