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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.
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    210. HAVE I GOT TOOZE FOR YOU: Adam Tooze on Covid, climate & learning from history

    210. HAVE I GOT TOOZE FOR YOU: Adam Tooze on Covid, climate & learning from history

    Hello! We’re chatting to incredibly prolific historian Adam Tooze about his new book ‘Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy’. We talk to Adam about the response to Covid around the world and what it means for everything from the rise of China to the future of the Green New Deal. 
    PLUS Fiona McIntyre on her mission to open up the wonders of dolphin spotting on the coast of Aberdeen.

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    • 54 min
    209. THE RISE OF ROBO-BOSSES: reining in algorithmic management

    209. THE RISE OF ROBO-BOSSES: reining in algorithmic management

    Hello! Advances in technology are enabling new ways to monitor and manage people at work. How can we ensure workers don’t lose out from the rise of ‘algorithmic management’? Future of work expert Beth Gutelius tells us about a Californian law cracking down on issues in the warehouse industry. Then Anna Thomas from the Institute for the Future of Work and Mary Towers from the TUC talk us through the scale of the problem in the UK and what do to about it.
    AND we chat to Tim Burgess about the new book inspired by his wildly popular Twitter Listening Parties.

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    • 53 min
    208. THE FUTURE OF MONEY: from cryptocurrency to the decline of cash

    208. THE FUTURE OF MONEY: from cryptocurrency to the decline of cash

    Hello! This week we’re getting our heads around the mind-boggling world of digital currencies. The Guardian’s UK tech editor Alex Hern answers our questions about Bitcoin — from how it actually works to its extraordinarily high energy use. Josh Ryan-Collins from UCL tells us why the Bank of England is exploring introducing its own digital currency. And Rachel Statham from IPPR explains why the discussion about the future of money shouldn’t ignore the role of cash.
    AND we chat to Ray Hopkinson from environmental charity Hubbub about an exciting new bike library being trialled London.

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    • 55 min
    207. BORN TO REWILD

    207. BORN TO REWILD

    Hello! We’re celebrating the start of September with an episode on rewilding — the idea of restoring eco-systems so nature can take care of itself. Alastair Driver from Rewilding Britain talks us through what it is and how to make it happen. Steve Micklewright explains how Trees for Life is rewilding parts of the Scottish Highlands. And Jan Stannard from Heal Rewilding talks about their plans to make rewilding accessible to everyone.
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    • 57 min
    206. COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #4: What can we all do?

    206. COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #4: What can we all do?

    Hello! For the final part of our special series on this year’s COP 26 climate summit, we’re exploring how the climate movement is pushing world leaders to act. Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate tells us about her journey into activism and what she is calling for now. Then Tommy Vickerstaff from 350.org explains how we can all get involved in campaigning around the COP.
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    • 33 min
    205. COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #3: What needs to happen?

    205. COUNTDOWN TO THE CLIMATE SUMMIT #3: What needs to happen?

    Hello! For the latest stage of our journey through the world of COP 26, we’re exploring the politics of the climate summit. Experts Pete Betts, Farhana Yamin and Saleemul Huq are back to talk us through the outcomes we need from COP 26 and the challenges in making them happen.
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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Snoop1965 ,

Changed my mind about Ed 100%

Why on Earth couldn’t we see this side of Ed Miliband when he was leader of the Opposition? Such a great guy, funny, clever, authentic and human. And look who we have in power now!! God it makes me want to weep at the missed opportunity!! Keep it up guys.

Rustybox ,

Worth a listen

Really exciting topics with excellent presenters and guests. I’m about 60 episodes in and thrilled to have so much more content to look forward to.

SaskiaD ,

The apathy antidote.

This podcast gives me hope, and too many ideas for my head to deal with...in a good way!

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