10 episodes

Writer and do-gooder Richard Docwra talks to people who are making the world better - from a global to a local level. He explores what these people do, the issues they’re working on and why they matter. This podcast aims to inspire, and pay tribute to, everyone who’s trying to make things better. New episode on a Monday every 2 wks - subscribe now! @RichardDocwra www.richarddocwra.com Richard’s new book ‘Life – and how to think about it’ is out now – buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08V4BFQWW

Making the world better Richard Docwra

    • Society & Culture

Writer and do-gooder Richard Docwra talks to people who are making the world better - from a global to a local level. He explores what these people do, the issues they’re working on and why they matter. This podcast aims to inspire, and pay tribute to, everyone who’s trying to make things better. New episode on a Monday every 2 wks - subscribe now! @RichardDocwra www.richarddocwra.com Richard’s new book ‘Life – and how to think about it’ is out now – buy it here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08V4BFQWW

    How to make a happier world (p2 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 10

    How to make a happier world (p2 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 10

    This week you’ll hear the second part of my conversation with Professor Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the LSE. If you’ve not listened to the first part about his work on the subject of happiness and mental health, check it out after you’ve listened to this – it’s fascinating!Richard is an economist who spent much of his life working on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. In more recent years though he has become one of the world’s leading figures exploring the scie...

    • 22 min
    How to make a happier world (p1 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 9

    How to make a happier world (p1 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 9

    In this episode I talk to Lord Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the LSE. Richard is an economist who spent much of his life working on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. In more recent years though he has become one of the world’s leading figures exploring the science of happiness, as well as how better mental health could improve our social and economic life.He is the author of a number of books, including ‘Happiness – lessons from a new science’, 'Thrive – th...

    • 38 min
    How eating insects could save the world - with Dr Tilly Collins - Ep 8

    How eating insects could save the world - with Dr Tilly Collins - Ep 8

    My conversation in this episode is with Dr Tilly Collins. Tilly is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College, London.She runs research projects in a range of environmental areas, but in this episode we talk about her work on how to make global food production more sustainable, and in particular the potential value of insects as a nutritious and sustainable food source for human beings.You may well have seen a few insect food products making their way on to the...

    • 37 min
    How to seek Remain - with Mike Buckley - Ep 7

    How to seek Remain - with Mike Buckley - Ep 7

    My guest in this episode is Mike Buckley. Mike is a political campaigner who has been seeking social and political change for many years, most recently as head of the ‘Labour for a public vote’ campaign. I got to know Mike after my social change consultancy Praxis had prepared a report in 2019 to set out the strategy the Remain campaign needed to take if there were a second referendum on Brexit. In the end of course this report wasn’t needed!Our conversation took place at a very interest...

    • 38 min
    How to improve old age - with Prof Tom Kirkwood - Ep 6

    How to improve old age - with Prof Tom Kirkwood - Ep 6

    In this episode I talk to Professor Tom Kirkwood. Tom is a biologist who for several decades has been a leading figure in the study of aging - how and why we age.He has published several books, including Time of Our Lives: The Science of Human Aging and The End of Age: Why Everything About Aging Is Changing. In 2001 he gave the annual Reith Lectures.I asked Tom to be a guest on the podcast because I’d read some of his papers and books about the science of aging, and found them completely fasc...

    • 48 min
    How to raise funds and campaign - with Tim Walker - Ep 5

    How to raise funds and campaign - with Tim Walker - Ep 5

    In this episode I speak to Tim Walker. Tim is a direct response copy writer and campaigner. Tim’s been a colleague and friend of mine for many years, and is the founder of the fundraising agency TWCAT, now On agency, and is a member of my team at ChangeStar. He has had decades of success in helping charities and other good causes to raise more funds and build stronger campaigns by communicating better with the public and their supporters.This is an aspect of the work of charities and pol...

    • 23 min

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