Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
170. WE WISH YOU A-M-A* CHRISTMAS (*Ask Me Anything with Ed and Geoff)
Season 1, Ep. 170
Hello! We've got the mince pies out and put our Christmas jumpers on for our first ever AMA (Ask Me Anything). We answer your questions on everything from Christmas dinner to how we first met. And Geoff finally reveals the leisure centre story...
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER: Professor Brian Cox
Season 1, Ep. 254
Hello! To kick off our season of Existential Cheerful Summer interviews we’re talking to Professor Brian Cox ahead of his UK tour ‘Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey’. Ed and Geoff chat to Brian about the big questions: black holes, how we came to be here, what it means to be human, and what we can become. What does the climate crisis mean if we’re the only civilisation in a galaxy of 400 billion stars? To bring things down to earth, Brian tells us about his music career, car parks and his pivotal role in soundtracking 1997.Buy tickets toBrian's Tour:Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey
PLASTIC NOT FANTASTIC: global, national and local approaches to tackle plastic pollution
Season 1, Ep. 253
Hello! This week we're revisiting the issue of plastic pollution, something we explored for the first time in 2018. Plastic pollution affects everyone, but not equally. While progress is being made on the international stage with the recent agreement of a UN resolution to end plastic pollution, there's still a long way to go. We talk to Zaynab Sadan from WWF South Africa about how ambitious a futureglobaltreatywillbe, to Jill Farrell from Zero Waste Scotland about their Deposit Return Scheme, and to Rachel Edwards from Surfers Against Sewage Port Talbot about howthe issue is being tackled locally, and whether that's enough.Plus: We find out why Ed is moderately outraged after an encounter at a Sam Fender gig.WWF South AfricaLearn moreabout the UN's recent resolution to end plastic pollutionInformationon Scotland'sDeposit Return SchemeSurfers against Sewage
Cabinet of Chaos
Season 1, Ep. 252
Hello! For the first time in over two years, Ed and Geoff are back together for a live show! It's been a quiet few weeks in British politics, so we thought we'd take the chance to think nostalgically about what chaos with Ed Miliband might look like. To dissect the current political situation, what's next for the Conservatives and how progressives shouldrespond, we spoke to Rosie Carter, David Gauke, David Runciman and Faiza Shaheen. Ed and Geoff are also joined by special guest, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. He discusses collective city action on climate change, buses and of course, Luna, his canine sidekick.