Reasons to be Cheerful
Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
A podcast about ideas to fix the world.
Reasons to be Cheerful brings Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd together with smart thinkers and inspiring campaigners from around the world. Each week, Ed and Geoff unearth bold ideas to create a better society. New episodes every Monday.
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Why so cheerful?
In a world of division, deception, climate crisis and splintered societies, Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd decided to take a brighter look at the world we live in, and find out what’s shaping our futures for the better.
Cheerful brings together people and ideas to create a space for the game-changing policies and movements from around the world which are tackling our most pressing issues, head-on.
On flagship podcast Reasons to be Cheerful, the pair talk to policy-makers, experts, campaigners, academics and thinkers who are shaping the policies and ideas to tackle the biggest problems facing the world today. From climate and ecological breakdown, to income and wealth inequality, social care, racial injustice, systemic bias and land reform. They break down the challenges we need to overcome and focus on the solutions already being tried and tested around the world.
Our Cheerful Book Club talks to bold thinkers and writers of the modern age about ideas to change the world for the better. Authors join Ed and Geoff to talk about their lives and inspiration behind great works of non-fiction.
Reasons to be Cheerful and Cheerful Book Club are independent podcasts supported by advertisers and sponsors. Ed Miliband does not receive payment for his participation on the podcasts.
Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) is the MP for Doncaster North and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He served as Leader of the Labour Party from 2010 to 2015 and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from 2008 to 2010.
Geoff Lloyd (@GeoffLloyd) is a multi award-winning radio host and podcaster. Best known for his time at Virgin/Absolute Radio, Geoff has recently hosted shows for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 6 Music, and Sirius XM in the States.
(Winchester Labour recommends this podcast to stimulate thought, discussion and the formulation of policy, it does not necessarily endorse it.)