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Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd

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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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103. THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS: addressing the gambling crisis
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 International helplines can be found at For information regarding your data privacy, visit
102. EMPIRE STATE OF MIND: overhauling the history we teach
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
101. (NET) ZERO TO HERO: tackling the climate emergency
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


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Sep 19th, 2017
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Sep 8th, 2019
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