Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
BONUS: ED’S WRITTEN A BOOK! (exclusive audiobook extract)
Season 1, Ep. 193
218. FIRST THEY IGNORE YOU: part one—- the creation of the NHS
Season 1, Ep. 218
We're doing a little shimmy, into the past. In the first part of our mini-history series on how progressive victories were won, we're looking at the NHS. How did this complex institution, that's beloved in the UK and revered around the world, manage to even get off the ground? Who were the key players? How did they win over opposition (and why was some of that from doctors)? And what role did the crisis of world war play in shifting hearts and minds?To help us unpick the past we're joined by historians and experts on policy Sally Sheard from the University of Liverpool and Nick Timmins, author of The Five Giants, A biography of the Welfare State, then to help understand where the NHS goes from here is Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation.Plus, find out about Ed's latest sartorial swimming accessory as we welcome him back to earth from planet Cop and spare a thought for Geoff as he very publicly misjudges his choice of outfit.
217. ONE STOP COP (26) SHOP: the verdict
Season 1, Ep. 217
Ed's been in Glasgowagain this week as COP26 comes to a close. He digs in to get the verdict. He speaks to young Kenyan activist Elizabth Wathuti, then friends of the pod, Pete Betts, multi-hatted climate wonk, and Farhana Yamin, adviser to vulnerable countries,for their takes on the outcome. Plus the revelation that RTBC has hit the big time, featured on a real, mainstream TV quiz show, and how even Ed can have enough of being recognised in public places.
216. YOUR ONE-STOP COP(26): One week in
Season 1, Ep. 216
Ed’s spent the week in Glasgow at COP26. He brings you the voices of young activists demanding change, including Anna, a young Glasgow climate striker. Then he talks to Simon Stiel, Minister for Climate Resilience in Grenada and Pete Betts, former top UK civil servant on climate negotiations, now a leading voice on the state of the play. Plus Geoff pitches in with his impressions from the outside and Ed tells us what a ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom is and who he shared one with this week.