THE FUTURE OF FOOD: How to achieve radical change with George Monbiot
Hello! In the second of our summer episodes we're talking to environmental activist, author and journalist George Monbiot. Farming is the most environmentally damaging industry in the whole world, and great swathes of the Earth's surface are given over to the production of our food, particularly through grazing and feeding livestock. In his new book Regenesis: Feeding the world without devouring our planet George explores how we can develop healthier, cheaper and less damaging versions of familiar and accepted foods through the 'counter-agricultural revolution.' What is the secret to delivering radical change? And why might a pancake hold the solution to our problems?Buy Regenesis hereRead George's columns for the Guardian here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER: Professor Brian Cox
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 to Brian's Tour: Horizons: A 21st Century Space Odyssey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
PLASTIC NOT FANTASTIC: global, national and local approaches to tackle plastic pollution
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 future global treaty will be, to Jill Farrell from Zero Waste Scotland about their Deposit Return Scheme, and to Rachel Edwards from Surfers Against Sewage Port Talbot about how the 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 more about the UN's recent resolution to end plastic pollutionInformation on Scotland's Deposit Return SchemeSurfers against Sewage See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Cabinet of Chaos
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 should respond, 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ESCAPE THE HEAT WITH ED AND GEOFF THIS SUNDAY!
Hello! Come to escape the oppressive heat, stay for chaos with Ed! This weekend we're convening a cabinet of chaos live from King's Place in London. We'll be joined by David Runciman, Faiza Shaheen, David Gauke and Rosie Carter to make sense of the insanity of the last few weeks, and to ask how we got here, and how it all affects the future. We also have special guest Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with us for a freewheeling conversationBuy tickets here: https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/words/reasons-to-be-cheerful-live/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Über Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd