Rea­sons To Be Cheer­ful

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itunes.ap­ple.com/gb/pod­cast/rea­sons-to-be-cheer­ful-with-ed­miliband-and-geoff-lloyd/id1287081706?mt=2 As if the name wasn’t enough this has Ed Miliband, along with Geoff Lloyd, at the helm. Miliband came to pod­cast­ing pretty ac­ci­den­tally, in the wake of his late (and largely un­la­mented) lead­er­ship of the Labour party. He stood in for Jeremy Vine on BBC Ra­dio 2 ear­lier in the year and proved to be a nat­u­ral — eas­ily en­cour­ag­ing kooky but very hu­man con­fes­sions and con­tri­bu­tions from lis­ten­ers.

Rea­sons To be Cheer­ful is a pod­cast ‘about ideas’, which means Miliband and Lloyd, who is ex-ab­so­lute Ra­dio, dis­cussing an­ti­dotes to our cur­rent so­ci­etal set-up, in­clud­ing the idea of uni­ver­sal ba­sic in­come as a so­lu­tion to in­equal­ity — a no­tion that is fast mov­ing from the realm of the fan­tas­ti­cal, to the ac­cepted, with the real dis­cus­sions now hap­pen­ing around ‘how’ and not ‘if’ — and the im­pact of big tech com­pa­nies on our lives.

The two are joined by var­i­ous ‘smart thinkers’ as guests, in­clud­ing mayor of Lon­don Sadiq Khan and writer Nick Sr­nicek, and the chat is mighty.

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