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Vicky Frost, the Guardian’s deputy membership editor, will be working with Guardian podcast producers Stuart Silver and Rowan Slaney to bring you a monthly podcast full of conversation with our members, readers, journalist, and experts, to discuss the big news issues of the moment alongside the topics you feel are under-reported or deserve more attention. Most importantly, we’ll be featuring your questions. You can submit questions to me via email at weneedtotalkabout@theguardian.com. Do please leave us your phone number, whichever way you send your question – we might like to give you a ring, chew it over, and record it. For those who dive straight into the comments on the website, or go first to the letters section, this idea that readers have interesting and illuminating contributions to make to the Guardian will hardly be news. But through Membership we’ve been looking for ways to amplify Members’ voices, give them more active participation in the Guardian, and bring journalists and readers closer together

Vicky Frost, the Guardian’s deputy membership editor, will be working with Guardian podcast producers Stuart Silver and Rowan Slaney to bring you a monthly podcast full of conversation with our members, readers, journalist, and experts, to discuss the big news issues of the moment alongside the topics you feel are under-reported or deserve more attention. Most importantly, we’ll be featuring your questions. You can submit questions to me via email at weneedtotalkabout@theguardian.com. Do please leave us your phone number, whichever way you send your question – we might like to give you a ring, chew it over, and record it. For those who dive straight into the comments on the website, or go first to the letters section, this idea that readers have interesting and illuminating contributions to make to the Guardian will hardly be news. But through Membership we’ve been looking for ways to amplify Members’ voices, give them more active participation in the Guardian, and bring journalists and readers closer together
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Vicky Frost, the Guardian’s deputy membership editor, will be working with Guardian podcast producers Stuart Silver and Rowan Slaney to bring you a monthly podcast full of conversation with our members, readers, journalist, and experts, to discuss the big news issues of the moment alongside the topics you feel are under-reported or deserve more attention. Most importantly, we’ll be featuring your questions. You can submit questions to me via email at weneedtotalkabout@theguardian.com. Do please leave us your phone number, whichever way you send your question – we might like to give you a ring, chew it over, and record it. For those who dive straight into the comments on the website, or go first to the letters section, this idea that readers have interesting and illuminating contributions to make to the Guardian will hardly be news. But through Membership we’ve been looking for ways to amplify Members’ voices, give them more active participation in the Guardian, and bring journalists and readers closer together

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Episodes

Guardian podcast: We need to talk about … the death of the high street

12/12/2018
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Guardian journalists, supporters and industry experts discuss the failing health of UK high streets and the impact on communities. What can local spaces offer that out-of-town shopping centres and online giants can’t?

Duration:00:57:01

We need to talk about...Extinction

10/15/2018
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George Monbiot and wildlife experts discuss the increasingly devastating impacts of human behaviour on fauna and flora, and what can be done to protect species, locally and globally

Duration:00:59:42

We need to talk about … the impact of artificial intelligence

9/4/2018
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In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters share their experiences and put questions to a panel of journalists and industry experts. This episode focuses on the rise of artificial intelligence in business and wider society. How will this evolving technology affect our lives, and how might the threats be ameliorated?

Duration:00:55:03

Podcast: why is positive news coverage so vital in today's world?

7/17/2018
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This episode of our regular podcast focuses on the impact of the modern news cycle on our health and wellbeing, and whether a greater focus on positive, hopeful, solution-based stories could help to mitigate this

Duration:00:53:32

Podcast: We need to talk about … the rise of veganism

5/30/2018
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In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters share their experiences and put questions to a panel of journalists and industry experts. This episode focuses on veganism’s evolution into a mainstream lifestyle choice. What does it mean to become a vegan and what impact could veganism have on climate change, animal welfare and personal wellbeing?

Duration:01:07:11

We need to talk about … the future of journalism

2/21/2018
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Guardian supporters pose the questions as The Guardian’s editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, discusses the challenges facing journalism and her vision for the Guardian. Hosted by The Guardian’s joint political editor, Heather Stewart

Duration:00:34:29

We need to talk about … finding common ground

11/25/2017
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Guardian supporters set the agenda and feature in this podcast considering whether society is becoming more polarised – and if so, how we might tackle the issue. With Jon Henley, Dawn Foster, Elle Hunt and Joseph Harker.

Duration:00:56:25

We need to talk about … Population and climate change

10/7/2017
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In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters ask the questions and a Guardian panel try to provide the answers. This episode focuses on whether people should be having fewer children for the sake of the planet – and if so, how that societal change might happen

Duration:01:06:19

We need to talk about...Brexit

7/3/2017
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A monthly podcast in which Guardian journalists tackle a topic suggested by Guardian members and answer their questions on it. In this edition, Vicky Frost, the Guardian’s deputy membership editor, discusses Brexit with Lisa O’Carroll, Zoe Williams, Dan Roberts and Larry Elliott

Duration:01:14:25

We need to talk about...Nationalism

5/20/2017
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A monthly podcast in which Guardian journalists tackle a topic suggested by Guardian members and answer their questions on it. In this edition, Vicky Frost, the Guardian’s deputy membership editor, discusses the global rise of nationalism with Randeep Ramesh, Iman Amrani and Ewen MacAskill

Duration:00:42:50

Feed change - We need to talk about ... Members podcast

5/19/2017
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This feed is changing from Live events to our new monthly Membership podcast, We need to talk about …

Duration:00:01:17

We need to talk about... public healthcare - podcast

4/10/2017
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Is it reasonable to expect the state to provide universal healthcare? Vicky Frost and a panel including the Guardian’s Sarah Boseley and Denis Campbell answer Guardian members’ questions about the challenges facing public healthcare

Duration:04:08:24

We need to talk about protest – Guardian Members' exclusive podcast

2/28/2017
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From protests against President Trump and Brexit, to Romanian anti-corruption demonstrations and the people defending threats to local libraries – we appear to be living in a new age of resistance. But how can we maintain momentum? And what can we really achieve? In this edition of our podcast for Guardian Members we discuss the power and danger of protest

Duration:03:59:02

Michael Chabon on The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – books podcast

2/10/2017
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The Pulitzer prize-winning novelist looks back on a modern classic at a Guardian book club event

Duration:00:40:50

We need to talk about climate change – Guardian Members' exclusive podcast

2/2/2017
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What will a Trump presidency mean for the future of the planet? In the first of our new monthly podcasts for Guardian members, in which expert panelists and journalists tackle your queries on the subjects you consider most pressing, we consider climate change policy in the Trump era. What should we expect – and what can we do about it?

Duration:00:49:24

The rise of Donald Trump - Guardian Live event podcast

12/13/2016
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It is an election result that has left the US and the rest of the world reeling, that saw a man with no record in any political office, a reality TV star who has boasted about sexually assaulting women, become the 45th US president. The Guardian’s special projects editor Mark Rice-Oxley and a panel of columnists discuss the reasons for Trump’s success and the Democrats’ failure

Duration:01:32:15

Utopia 2016: how to die a good death – Guardian Live event podcast

11/1/2016
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By turning away from death, by ignoring its inevitability, are we making our death more distressing for ourselves and for our loved ones? Giles Fraser and an expert panel shed some light on the positive things that can happen when we face this entirely natural part of life

Duration:01:28:52

Can the Labour party rebuild and win? Guardian Live event – audio

10/26/2016
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The Guardian’s political editor Anushka Asthana alongside Paul Mason, Rafael Behr, Hugh Muir, Polly Toynbee and John Harris reflect on the tumultuous battle for the heart of the Labour party and ask whether Labour regain power?

Duration:01:38:17

The Guardian Live interview with Ed Balls and Jonathan Freedland

10/4/2016
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From the Labour conference in Liverpool, Ed Balls talks to the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland about his memoir, his views on Labour’s survival and whether he’ll return to politics after Strictly Come Dancing

Duration:01:17:20

Gary Younge: Another day in the death of America - Guardian Live event

10/3/2016
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On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. At a Guardian Members’ event Gary Younge discusses his 18-month investigation into the lives lost during a single day – 23 November 2013

Duration:01:25:13