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'Why Political Polarisation Is Bad For Your Health' w/ Jon Yates - #Ep 54

Season 1, Ep. 54

Well, this episode was a lot of fun. Jon Yates is an expert in the fabric of society itself, and his latest work shows how division in society isn't just unpleasant but bad for our economy, social mobility, and even our health. The leaping off point for this conversation is his new book 'Fractured' which draws on all his experience as one of the most successful charity leaders in the UK.

Today he's the Executive Director of the Youth Endowment Fund, a £200m fund focused on integrating young people into society. He got there through Oxford University, working in councils, McKinsey and as co-founder of a series of charities and initiatives including The Challenge and More in Common aimed at improving life chances and understanding. These programmes now reach 1 in 6 Britons in their lifetime. Not bad.

This conversation is super important, and made James and I even more committed to the idea of community (though we also have a good old disagreement which is also fun).

Jon's Book:

'Fractured' by Jon Yates -

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