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An occasional series revisiting conversations and ideas from Reasons to be Cheerful (2017-2024), formerly hosted by ex-Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio presenter Geoff Lloyd.


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Reasons Revisited Cheerful

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An occasional series revisiting conversations and ideas from Reasons to be Cheerful (2017-2024), formerly hosted by ex-Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio presenter Geoff Lloyd.


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    LABOUR'S FIRST MOVES: Rachel Reeves' National Wealth Fund

    LABOUR'S FIRST MOVES: Rachel Reeves' National Wealth Fund

    Ed has departed for government, and Geoff is left as custodian of the archive. As the Labour government makes its first raft of announcements and appointments, we delve into our back catalogue to find the ideas which might have influenced them. 
    In this episode, we look at Rachel Reeves' announcement of the National Wealth Fund. What are public wealth funds? What different forms can they take? What are the potential benefits to our country?
    We revisit our episode Investment for the People from October 2022. First, we get the beginner's guide from UCL Associate Professor Josh Ryan-Collins. Then we hear from Professor Karin Thorburn about Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, which (due to specific historical circumstances) is very different to the one proposed for the UK, but illustrates how a public wealth fund could transform the way we finance Government spending. 
    More info
    Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund
    UCL IIPP Report on Public Wealth Funds
    Guests
    Josh Ryan-Collins, Associate Professor in Economics and Finance, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (@jryancollins) (@IIPP_UCL)
    Karin Thorburn, Professor of Finance, Norwegian School of Economics (@karinsthorburn) (@NHHnor)

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    ED & GEOFF HAVE LEFT THE CHATTEROO

    ED & GEOFF HAVE LEFT THE CHATTEROO

    The day is upon us. Maybe. In the words of the late Teddy Kennedy (uncle of Robert F. Junior, and real-life inspiration for Kendall Roy):
    "For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
    Thank you for keeping us cheerful.
    Email our sporadically monitored inbox: chat@cheerfulpodcast.com
    Full text of Ted Kennedy's 1980 Democratic National Concession address: https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/tedkennedy1980dnc.htm




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    • 36 min
    TOMORROW: THE CHATTEROO STOPS HERE

    TOMORROW: THE CHATTEROO STOPS HERE

    We're giving you an extra 24 hours to don a black armband and stock up on Kleenex, as the Chatteroo approaches its final destination.
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    CHATTEROO #25 - Cicada Ardor

    CHATTEROO #25 - Cicada Ardor

    From Highland Park, Illinois, we're joined by our cicada correspondent, who's keeping watch for the first dual emergence in 221 years. Plus, we find out more about this phenomenon with entomologist Professor Dave Bilton.
    Bigger than the beetles - more about Dave: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/david-bilton
    Emerge in the Chatteroo inbox: chat@cheerfulpodcast.com

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    • 30 min
    CHATTEROO #24 - with Lauren Child

    CHATTEROO #24 - with Lauren Child

    Lauren Child (former Children's Laureate/creator of Charlie & Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort) joins the Chatteroo.
    Buy Lauren's new Clarice Bean book, 'Smile': https://uk.bookshop.org/p/books/smile-lauren-child/7462273?ean=9780008285548

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    • 33 min
    CHATTEROO #23 WILL HUTTON - This Time No Mistakes

    CHATTEROO #23 WILL HUTTON - This Time No Mistakes

    Political economist and writer, Will Hutton joins the Chatteroo to talk about his new book, 'This Time No Mistakes: How to Remake Britain', and its parallels with his mid-90s bestseller, 'The State We're In'.
    Buy Will's book: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/this-time-no-mistakes-9781804549407/
    Email us: chat@cheerfulpodcast.com

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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88 Ratings

88 Ratings

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