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Join Ed Miliband, Geoff Lloyd and friends for a conversation about the biggest ideas in non-fiction books.

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Join Ed Miliband, Geoff Lloyd and friends for a conversation about the biggest ideas in non-fiction books.

    Rachel Maddow: Blowout

    Rachel Maddow: Blowout

    This week we’re chatting to American broadcasting royalty Rachel Maddow about her new book, ‘Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth’. Rachel talks about the power of the fossil fuel industry, the state of politics on both sides of the pond, and why ice fishing helps her to unwind.


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    • 32 min
    Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk

    Michael Lewis: The Fifth Risk

    Ed’s very excited about this episode! This week we’re speaking to Michael Lewis, author of a tonne of bestsellers including Moneyball, The Big Short and new book The Fifth Risk. Michael talks about the problems of markets, Donald Trump’s attitude to government, and why stories can be the best way to explore big ideas. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Mariana Mazzucato: The Value of Everything

    Mariana Mazzucato: The Value of Everything

    We’re talking to top economist Mariana Mazzucato about her book, ‘The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy’. From ‘wealth creators’ to ‘risk takers’, Mariana challenges the stories we tell about who really creates economic value and dissects how these stories underpin government policy.


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    • 28 min
    Alex Beard: Natural Born Learners

    Alex Beard: Natural Born Learners

    The wonderful Melissa Benn joins us as a guest co-host this week! We chat to Alex Beard, author of ‘Natural Born Learners’. Alex talks about his experience of teaching in London and how it inspired him to travel the world exploring the future of education


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    • 31 min
    Rana Foroohar: Don’t Be Evil

    Rana Foroohar: Don’t Be Evil

    Welcome to Cheerful Book Club! In our first episode we chat to Financial Times columnist, and scourge of Silicon Valley, Rana Foroohar about her latest book ‘Don’t Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech’. Rana talks about the power of the tech industry, how it came to dominate our society and why she believes governments are starting to fight back.


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    • 30 min
    Preview

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    Welcome to Cheerful Book Club, the new podcast from Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd. Join Ed, Geoff and friends for a chat about the biggest ideas in non-fiction books.


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Customer Reviews

toby1ken0bi ,

My new favourite podcast

This is great, more reasons to be cheerful in slightly more bite-size form. I don't even care that my unmanageably large pile of books-to-read is growing even faster now. Here's hoping for the four day week and a bit more time to read them.

fatmogs ,

Love it

This is the first series of podcasts I have enjoyed everyone of 😍

LJ23! ,

Much more than a book club

In-depth conversations with authors but way beyond what the title of the podcast suggests. Ideas and great chat. Excellent.

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