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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.

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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United Kingdom

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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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English

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Episode 22. WHAT SHOULD WE TEACH OUR KIDS — not another brick in the wall

2/18/2018
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Hello! This week we're sitting down, facing the front of class, and taking notes as James Graham, Jez Bennett and Madeleine Holt teach us how we're failing to tutor the next generation adequately, in particular failing to put creativity at the centre of the curriculum. They tell us what needs to be done. AND Comedian Alice Fraser joins us to put forward the case for sex licenses, house swapping and the power of sport (not all at once!) FURTHER READING CONTACT...

Duration:01:21:32

Episode 21. TIME TO TALK: Tackling the mental health crisis *LIVE SHOW*

2/11/2018
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Hello! We took to the stage and took on the topic of mental health. With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem each year, there must be something we can do to support, and where possible treat, these millions. Ruby Wax, George Ezra, and Professor Sir Simon Wessely joined us at the Leicester Square Theatre to talk about their personal and professional experiences with mental health. AND Ayesha Hazarika is BACK! We talk badgers, office pets, and saucy calendars. FURTHER...

Duration:01:20:57

Episode 20. RESCUING DEMOCRACY: From Ancient Athens to Brexit

2/4/2018
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Hello! This week we explore how to improve democracy by involving ordinary people in decision-making. Guests David Van Reybrouck, Professor James Fishkin and Sarah Allan tell us how an old idea from ancient Athens---selecting random citizens to deliberate--is making a difference from the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland to reform of the Mongolian constitution. And we find out what we could do in the UK. AND Comedian Felicity Ward gives us her ideas. Including free...

Duration:01:33:07

SEE REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL LIVE IN LIVERPOOL

2/2/2018
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BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.liverpoolguild.org/events/reasons-to-be-cheerful-podcast-with-ed-miliband-and-geoff-lloyd Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd take their hit podcast, Reasons to be Cheerful to Liverpool Guild of Students, Mountford Hall for a special live episode. Expect optimism, ideas, special guests, and stories of Ed's failed interactions with inanimate objects (and Geoff's interactions with animate ones.)

Duration:00:01:03

Episode 19. GET OUT OF JAIL: Time for prison reform

1/28/2018
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Hello! Our prison system is in crisis. Overcrowding, re-offending, self-harm and riots. What is to be done? Our guests tell us there is reason to think things can change for the better. Nils Oberg tells us how they do it so much better in Sweden, Vicky Pryce tells us what the economics teaches us, and former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer tells us how we can navigate the politics. AND Comedian Glenn Moore shares his ideas to make the world a better place. FURTHER...

Duration:01:24:15

Episode 18. TACKLING THE NHS CRISIS: The 1% solution

1/21/2018
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Hello! With the NHS turning 70 this year, we take some time to really appreciate how far it's come and do our best to come up with solutions to turn the tide and get the NHS back up to health. Our guests Dr Hannah Barham-Brown, a junior doctor on the frontline, Anita Charlesworth from The Health Foundation and Lord Nick Macpherson, former Treasury Permanent Secretary tell us what needs to be done. Spoiler alert: we need to spend more of our national income on the NHS if we want to turn...

Duration:01:54:49

Episode 17. ECONOMICS 101: Time for A Reformation in Economic Thinking.

1/14/2018
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Hello! In this episode we answer The Queen's question... why didn't the economists see the financial crisis coming. Our guests Prof Wendy Carlin, Maeve Cohen and Victoria Waldersee believe it's because the economic models we use aren't fit for purpose at all. They tell us how we can change economic thinking to improve our world. ALSO We check in with Iceland's Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, asking her about Iceland's new world-leading policy to tackle the gender pay gap. We also...

Duration:01:29:42

Episode 16. #EPICRAILFAIL: Ending the great train robbery

1/7/2018
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Reasons to be Cheerful train service from here to the Geoffocracy. Yes, we're talking trains. How have we gotten into ourselves here? Billions of government subsidies and eye-watering prices. What is to be done? Andrew Adonis, who used to be Transport Secretary, Anton Valk, who used to help run the Dutch public railway & Nicole Badstuber, academic expert join us to reason it out. Plus Geoff tells all about his trainspotting past. AND Comedian Ahir Shah...

Duration:01:24:16

Episode 15. GOODBYE 2017 YOU DIDN'T DESERVE US... Hoorah for 2018

12/31/2017
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Goodbye 2017! On a whole, we wont miss you, but there were *some* reasons to be cheerful, right? With our guests Sofie Hagen and Mark Watson, we review the nicer stories of the previous year before putting it in a box, gaffer taping it and sending it on a one way trip very far away. FURTHER READING Nothing on the reading list today. Have a day off! CONTACT US reasons@cheerfulpodcast.com https://www.facebook.com/reasonstobecheerfulpodcast https://twitter.com/cheerfulpodcast Leave...

Duration:01:27:34

Episode 14. A MILIVERSE CHRISTMAS IN THE GEOFFOCRACY

12/24/2017
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Merry Christmas! We've invited some people over to play the now legendary board game Class Stuggle. Who will win? Fantastic comedian Bridget Christie, Joel Cornah, of The Miliverse twitter account fame, take on Ed and Geoff. BUT Before that, we get Rachel Reeves MP and Comedian Sarah Millican on to hear how they're making the world less lonely FURTHER READING https://www.jocoxloneliness.org/ https://twitter.com/search?q=%23joinin https://twitter.com/TheMiliverse CONTACT...

Duration:01:12:50

SEE REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL LIVE ON STAGE

12/21/2017
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We're taking to the stage for our first ever live episode recording, with special guests. WHEN: Sunday 28th January, 4pm. WHERE: Leicester Square Theatre, London TICKETS: https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873583538/events/128109112/seats?zone=Main+House

Duration:00:01:16

Episode 13. WORKING 9 TIL ....OVERTIME: Time for time and a half

12/17/2017
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Hello! It's the most wonderful time of the year... when everyone works double to earn enough to splurge on Christmas presents. But it is all worth it when the only person benefiting from your overtime is the company you work for? Torsten Bell and Heather Boushey join us to talk straight about where Britain is going wrong when it comes to overtime. Geoff cries and Ed wins against Murdoch AND We're joined by Jessica Fostekew who's hacking human biology to create a forgetting serum,...

Duration:01:05:00

Episode 12. THE POWER OF CULTURE: Regeneration, Grayson and Kevin the cat

12/10/2017
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Hello! "Culture" noun: Relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements. But what does it really mean for the towns across the nation? Renowned artist Grayson Perry, Sharon Darley from Goodwin Trust in Hull & Dr Dave O'Brien share their thoughts. Ed & Geoff are taking selfies, swapping awards and treading the boards. AND Helen Monks wants us to talk to each other, more empathy and free tea. AND Kevin the Cat! FURTHER...

Duration:01:29:51

Episode 11. WHO WANTS TO TAX A MILLIONAIRE?

12/3/2017
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Hello! Time to debunk some myths about the millionaires and their tax habits. Spoilers... It's highly likely we can make them chip in a bit more without them upping and leaving. Cristobal Young has the stats to prove it, Karen Stewart is happy to pay more and Prem Sikka is our expert in the UK. Ed & Geoff are reunited and sharing their holiday anecdotes, but NOT the presents that have been misplaced AND Angela Barnes joins us, pleading for - horn variety, flirting lessons,...

Duration:01:20:50

EPISODE 10. DON'T MOURN, ORGANISE: The power of community organising

11/26/2017
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Hello! With Geoff in Chicago, the birthplace of modern community organising, we thought it’d be a great opportunity to discuss the transformative power of community organising and why it’s a Reason To Be Cheerful. We are joined by veteran community organiser Jerry Kellman, who gave a 24 year old Barack Obama his first job as an organiser in Chicago in 1985. We also speak to Dan Firth from We Can Win about the transformative power of community organising in the U.K. Geoff talks grilled...

Duration:01:20:48

Episode 9. TRANSGENDER RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS

11/19/2017
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Hello! With increasing newspaper scare stories about transgender rights, we thought it might be an idea to give some airtime to the perspective and voice of trans people so those of us who aren't experts on the issue can understand a bit more. We talk to a parent of a trans child, Joe, award-winning writer Paris Lees, and Dr Helen Webberley, a doctor who works with trans young people who explain why advances in trans rights are Reasons To Be Cheerful. Ed and Geoff open the listener art...

Duration:01:24:45

Episode 8. LAND TAX & THE 'AX'': Land Value Tax plus Obama chief strategist David Axelrod

11/12/2017
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Hello! In Episode 8 we learn about the tax which has been advocated since the 1800s, was supported by Winston Churchill and is widely regarded by economists as the perfect tax despite being elusive to policy makers. Our guests Joe Sarling & Catherine Cashmore guide us through the pros, cons and challenges of introducing a Land Value Tax Geoff and Ed talk about firing people, getting lost with Boris, and reflect on the team outing AND David Axelrod with frank answers about the...

Duration:01:33:51

Episode 7. POWER TO THE (YOUNG) PEOPLE! Voting at 16

11/5/2017
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Hello! 16-year-olds are allowed to have sex and are made to pay tax... so... should they have a say when it comes to who runs the country? We're joined by Professor Alan Lee Williams, who fought the original battle to bring the voting age down to 18 in the 1960s, Ruth Davidson MSP, who, as leader of the Scottish Conservative Party is pushing votes at 16 agenda, and Anna Barker, Chair of the British Youth Council, puts it the perspective of her youthful peers. Award Nominated Ed and...

Duration:01:02:54

Episode 6. MAKING A HASH OF IT: Time to decriminalise and end the war on drugs?

10/29/2017
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Hello! Episode 6 is on drugs. Legally? Illegally? Is the war on drugs ever going to end? Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director at Release and Sam Kamin, Professor of Marijuana Law at the University of Denver join us to talk about the merits and pitfalls of decriminalisation. Ed and Geoff talk Cheesecake, Halloween fun and Your Sinclair magazine AND Comedian Ayesha Hazarika thinks the world would be better if we double our dishwashers, provide karaoke-for-all and have less...

Duration:01:14:02

Episode 5 and a half. SADIQ KHAN - more answers with London's Mayor

10/22/2017
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We were pretty comfortable on Sadiq's office sofa, overlooking Tower Bridge and The Thames, so we made the most of Sadiq's time and asked him a few more questions In this bonus, hear Sadiq talking about his all-time hero, wood burning stoves, Brexit and the tragic consequences of a no deal, the relationship between London and the rest of the country, housing, Uber, the strength of diversity, and London being a beacon of the world. CONTACT US Email us on -...

Duration:00:17:26

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