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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.

    Billy Bragg: The Three Dimensions of Freedom

    Billy Bragg: The Three Dimensions of Freedom

    This is the final of our Cheerful Book Club pilot episodes. We’re joined by Billy Bragg to chat about his new book, ‘The Three Dimensions of Freedom’. Billy talks about politics in the age of social media, the importance of accountability, and finding principles to guide the kind of society we want.
     
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    Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race

    Here’s the second pilot of Cheerful Book Club from last year. Geoff and Ed chat to Reni Eddo-Lodge about her best-selling book, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’. They discuss why the book was needed, the impact of structural racism in Britain and what Reni’s learnt since writing it.
     
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    Elizabeth Day: How to Fail

    Elizabeth Day: How to Fail

    Season 1 of Cheerful Book Club is over… But don’t worry, we’re bringing you our original pilot episodes for those who missed out. Here Ed speaks to Elizabeth Day about her best-selling book ‘How to Fail’. They swap notes on attitudes to failure, our inability to talk about it and learning to cope with when things don’t go to plan. 
     
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    Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac: The Future We Choose

    Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac: The Future We Choose

    Here’s something we recorded with two fab guests before the current public health crisis began. Christiana Figueres, architect of the Paris Agreement, and Tom Rivett-Carnac, her political strategist at the UN, are here to talk about their book, ‘The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis’. It’s an honest but incredibly inspiring conversation about where we’re at, the choice we face on the climate emergency, and the actions we can all take to avoid the worst for the planet.
     
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    Emily Oster: Cribsheet

    Emily Oster: Cribsheet

    Special guest co-host Sarah O’Connor joins us for this conversation with economist Emily Oster. Emily chats about Cribsheet’ - her data-driven guide to parenting, covering everything from breastfeeding to screen time. We talk through the big myths, how gender drives research, and the best parenting advice she ever got.


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    Bill McKibben: Falter

    Bill McKibben: Falter

    We’re talking to veteran climate activist and founding father of the fossil fuel divestment movement Bill McKibben about his book, ’Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?’. Bill chats about the climate crisis, Ayn Rand’s lasting influence, and why solar panels and direct action could still save the world. 


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