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"Where To Find Hope" w/ Cassie Robinson - #Ep 61

Season 1, Ep. 61

We're so lucky to be joined by Cassie Robinson - designer, social change maker, systems theorist and much more - to speak about the power of stories. After years of pushing the field of social change forward, she now runs the Big Lottery Strategic Fund - making her one of the biggest funders in the UK, and probably the world - and they've invested in stories.


From her position looking at so many different projects and strategies, Cassie (and her team) decided that the best way to create social change was to fund tales. Why is that? We get into this question and so much more. 


To find out more about Cassie go to:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassierobinson

Website: https://www.cassierobinson.work

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'The Neuroscience of Pandemic Grief' w/ Dean Burnett - #Ep 65

Season 1, Ep. 65
We love Dean Burnett: neuroscientist, comedian, author, journalist and general spreader of wisdom. On the pod we talk to him about the neuroscience of grief, which became a major focus when he lost his father to CovidHearing how he had to say goodbye over the phone to his unconscious Dad will leave you in bits (or at least it got to me). What makes Dean such a great guest is that he can switching between exploring the deep pain, to discussing a key academic finding, and then he'll throw in a joke.We discuss:Socially distant funeralsThe importance of funerals in grievingThe power of grief journals The death of Robin WilliamsSeparating science writing from politicsMore about Dean:Dean Burnett is a Welsh neuroscientist and author. He is best known for writing the book ‘The Idiot Brain’, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Goodreads Best Science & Technology Book Award. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He began his writing career as a result of his satirical science column ‘Brain Flapping‘ at the Guardian, which ran from 2012 to 2018 which was the most read on the Guardian science network, with over 15 million views since 2012. The blog now runs at the Cosmic Shambles network.Lifefulness CommunityWe always talk about the Lifefulness Community because that is what we're all about. The next intake of Lifefulness Small Groups is open now.Thanks so much for listening!Lifefulness Small Groups