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Ed Miliband

Edward Samuel Miliband (born 24 December 1969) is a British politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Doncaster North since 2005, being re-elected in 2010, 2015, and 2017. He was Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition between 2010 and 2015. He also served in the Cabinet from 2007–10 under Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Recent episodes featuring Ed Miliband
103. THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS: addressing the gambling crisis
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Hello! There are 430,000 problem gamblers in the UK, with a further 2 million at risk of developing gambling problems. What’s driving this ‘hidden epidemic’ and what do we do about it? Charles and Liz Ritchie from Gambling with Lives share the story of their son who took his life after problems with gambling and discuss their campaign for reform. Then Henrietta Bowden-Jones, director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic, and Jim Orford, Emeritus Professor of Clinical & Community Psychology at University of Birmingham, talk about the need to take a public health approach to gambling and what this should mean for government policy.In the UK and Ireland, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org. International helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
102. EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: overhauling the history we teach
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Hello! Has our failure to understand Britain’s history played a role in recent political events? This week, we discuss teaching about the British Empire in schools with Professor Gurminder Bhambra, expert in postcolonial studies, and Jason Todd, former history teacher and now lecturer in history education. They give us an overview of the British Empire, before explaining its current place in history lessons and how we could do much better.ANDComedian John Kearns wants MPs paid more, wants fines for people who don't vote, wants a couple of weeks in Portsmouth under witness protection and wants to know where the rich people live For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
101. (NET) ZERO TO HERO: tackling the climate emergency
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Hello! At this live show recorded at the Underbelly Festival in London we’re talking about the climate emergency, Extinction Rebellion and reaching net zero carbon emissions. What’s the scale of the crisis? How do we reach net zero? And what’s it got to do with Geoff’s favourite mangos? We’re joined by Emily Shuckburgh, a leading climate scientist; Chris Stark, chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change; and Farhana Yamin, environmental lawyer turned Extinction Rebellion activist.ANDRadio host and fellow podcaster, Emily Dean (and her dog Raymond!), bought us fines for probing questions about childlessness, dogs in every office and grief badges For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
100. LIVE AT ABBEY ROAD: fixing music education
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Hello! It's the 100th episode of Reasons to be Cheerful! In this very special show, recorded live at the world’s most famous recording studio, we talk to a fantastic bunch of guests about the power of music education. Deborah Annetts from the Incorporated Society of Musicians and music teacher Jimmy Rotherham discuss the crisis of music education in schools and how much better it could be. Then KT Tunstall, Giles Martin and Rebecca Lucy Taylor tell us about their experiences of education, working in the music industry and recording at Abbey Road Studios. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
99. WRITTEN IN THE STARS: the argument for a codified constitution
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Hello! Summer’s here and the time is right for… the first of our episodes recorded live at the Underbelly Festival. Britain is one of the only countries in the world without a codified constitution. Is it finally time to do something about it? Professor Jeff King & Dr Hannah White discuss how our constitution works, its role in Bre**t and whether this could be an opportunity for reform. Jeff with a J talks us through his democratic argument for adopting a written constitution (spoiler: includes sortition!). ANDComedian Nish Kumar wants to ban the term "climate change" in favour of a term that sounds more urgent, an age based social media expiry, and a NO MORE politicians on comedy panel shows For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Birthdate
Dec 24th, 1969
Episode Count
117
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
4 days, 12 hours