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Get involved in a fun, fearless new series hosted by presenter Yasmin Evans, and brought to you by Co-op. Each episode, Yasmin will be joined by special guests to talk about the issues affecting society today, with light-hearted discussions and lively debates along the way.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Get involved in a fun, fearless new series hosted by presenter Yasmin Evans, and brought to you by Co-op. Each episode, Yasmin will be joined by special guests to talk about the issues affecting society today, with light-hearted discussions and lively debates along the way.

With real feel-good factor, it’s your new weekly fave.

Subscribe and listen today.

    Understanding Fairtrade: do you know where your shopping comes from?

    Understanding Fairtrade: do you know where your shopping comes from?

    From choosing a bottle of wine bearing the Fairtrade logo, to understanding what Fairtrade means for producers, their livelihoods and their communities, Fairtrade is a burning topic that affects us all, but it’s still not fully understood.

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we speak to Tess Ward, food writer, author of The Naked Diet and Fairtrade ambassador, about getting shoppers more engaged with Fairtrade through education; and Emily Pearce, Fairtrade Officer at Co-op, about what Fairtrade actually is and why it’s the leading ethical mark.

    Want to shop Fairtrade and support producers to ensure they get a fair price for themselves and their communities? Head to the Co-op website to shop a wide range of Fairtrade food and drink at https://www.coop.co.uk/, and find out more information at https://www.coop.co.uk/our-suppliers/fairtrade. #AD
     
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    • 36 min
    Plant-based: what do you really know about veganism?

    Plant-based: what do you really know about veganism?

    Whether it’s swapping out a few meals a week, or going all-out plant-based, there’s no denying that veganism is on the rise.

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we speak to Rachel Ama, recipe creator and author of Vegan Eats, about the hilarious non-vegan meals her family have made her; Gaz Oakley, chef, author and YouTuber, about how he went from full-time carnivore to committed vegan; and Katharine Shipley, Head of Innovation at Co-op, about the benefits of a flexitarian diet. Plus, they share their favourite vegan recipes, which will leave you searching for the saucepans.

    Thinking of making the switch to a vegan lifestyle? Head to the Co-op website to check out a wide range of vegan recipes, from cocktails and nibbles to dinners and dessert, at http://coop.co.uk/recipes/vegan #AD
     
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    • 44 min
    The big question: is plastic really that bad?

    The big question: is plastic really that bad?

    When it comes to sustainability and the planet we share, one issue remains up for debate: is plastic really that bad?

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we pose the burning question to Anita Rani, presenter of the BBC’s War On Plastic documentary; and Iain Ferguson, Environment Manager at Co-op. Plus, our experts share their top tips for easy wins when it comes to living more sustainably.

    Shop at Co-op, where the packaging is produced with sustainability front of mind, and non-recyclable plastic is being phased out of all own-brand products. Head to the Co-op website for more information at http://coop.co.uk/recycling; and campaign with your local MP to make recycling easier and better in your area. #AD
     
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    • 27 min
    Saying goodbye: why is it so hard to talk about death?

    Saying goodbye: why is it so hard to talk about death?

    Death can be one of the most difficult topics to discuss, yet it’s something we all have to deal with during our lifetimes.

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we speak to Malin Andersson, former Love Island star and mental health advocate, about finding her way back from the brink after losing those closest to her; and Raegan Drew, Funeral Director at Co-op, about supporting families during the grieving process, and how things have changed during coronavirus.

    Going through grief? Contact your local Co-op Funeralcare for access to a range of bereavement resources or visit http://coop.co.uk/funeralcare/advice for links to professional support. #AD
     
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    • 36 min
    Better together: what is the true power of community?

    Better together: what is the true power of community?

    Whether in lockdown or not, one of the most important things we’ve learnt during coronavirus is the true power of community, from coming together digitally, to supporting friends and neighbours in person.

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we speak to Toni Jones, founder of the world’s first self-help book club, about bringing her 12,000-strong community online during lockdown; and Helen Carroll, Director of Community Strategy and Activation at Co-op, about how helping others pulled her through a tough couple of months, whether personally, or via Co-op initiatives such as the new Co-operate platform or Member Pioneers’ network.

    Inspired by the stories of community spirit we’ve covered? Do something good in your local community by going to the Co-operate platform and offering your support to others at http://co-operate.coop.co.uk; or going to the Co-op website and signing-up to become a Member Pioneer at http://coop.co.uk/member-pioneers. #AD
     
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    • 40 min
    Sober-curious: is it time we rethink our no-booze, no-fun attitude?

    Sober-curious: is it time we rethink our no-booze, no-fun attitude?

    Ever wondered what life would be like with a little less alcohol?

    In this episode of In It Together, brought to you by Co-op and hosted by Yasmin Evans, we discuss the idea of sober-curiosity with Spencer Matthews, former Made In Chelsea star and founder of low-booze brand The Clean Liquor Company; Laura Willoughby MBE, founder of Club Soda, the Mindful Drinking Movement;
    and Simon Cairns, Head of Drinks at Co-op. In this lively episode, our guests debunk the myths about alcohol, discuss their personal experiences, and share their top tips for anyone thinking of changing the way they drink.

    Interested in exploring a sober-curious lifestyle? Head to the Co-op website to check out low and no alcohol ranges at coop.co.uk (http://coop.co.uk/). And remember, if you do drink, please do so responsibly; for more information, visit drinkaware.co.uk (http://drinkaware.co.uk/), where you can find their self-assessment tool (http://drinkaware.co.uk/tools/self-assessment). #AD
     
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Skeptic1967 ,

Lively with good tips about veganism

At the start we were told 'You don't have to be a virtuous vegan to listen!' and it's true - one of the contributors isn't vegan, either. It's not at all preachy. Yasmin is a great host for these podcasts, as she's good at getting a lively discussion going. There were some great anecdotes and tips - I'm off to try the barbecued watermelon now (apparently, it's just like seared tuna - who knew?). I enjoyed listening to all the guests, too.

gfunkstar ,

Fair and honest discussion

The first couple of topics covered, sober-curious and power of community have been excellent and really honest discussions. Great to see a brand put the conversation the main focus rather than just marketing messages scattered all over the podcast. Yasmin is a fantastic host too, really personable and warming to the topics. Can’t wait for more 👏👏👏

Nicki SM ,

Thought provoking

I’m interested to hear that others feel that going sober might be a new way of life to consider. Food for thought.

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