226. DOT THE “I”S AND CROSS THE NFTs: the Wild West of crypto or an opportunity for change
Hello! This week we continue our foray into all things Web 3.0 by taking on NFTs, or Non-Fungible-Tokens. If you’re lost already then don’t worry, so were we, until we spoke to our enlightened guests Anthony Cuthbertson from the Independent, Holly Jean Buck from Buffalo University, and Andrea Baronchelli, from City University and the Turing Institute. We uncover exactly what NFTs are, how they’re currently being used, and what potential they have for wider application across society. We discuss the environmental impact NFTs have, as well as what’s being done to mitigate this in the long run. Plus Geoff comes out of isolation and Ed needs a hobby - beyond cold water swimming of course. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
225. BACK TO NATURE: tackling the biodiversity and climate crises
Hello! This week we head for the peatlands, get in the sea, and go in search of UK's lost rainforests to explore ecosystems beyond the trees. Could restoring these habitats play a significant part in achieving net-zero? And what else needs to be done to tackle the UK's nature crisis?Joining us are Kate Jennings (with a canine cameo), Guy Shrubsole and Richard Unsworth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
224. JACK FOR GOOD: Rewriting the script on disability with Jack Thorne
Happy New Year! To start 2022, Ed and Geoff talk to one of the UK’s most acclaimed and prolific scriptwriters, Jack Thorne (Help, Kiri, His Dark Materials, The End of History, This Is England.) Jack is a co-founder of Underlying Health Condition - a pressure group campaigning for proper inclusion and representation of disabled people in the entertainment industry. Jack talks about his own experience of disability, his career, his politics, and he gives Geoff a break from being Ed’s personal TV recommendation service. Read Underlying Health Condition’s report: https://underlyinghealthcondition.files.wordpress.com/2021/12/finalised-underlying-health-condition-report-tv.pdf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
223. THE REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 2021 TOP TEN
Hello! Well, what a year 2021 has been... thank you for being with us throughout. Here are some of 2021's very best bits for your delectation. Best wishes from your friends at Reasons to be Cheerful HQ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
222. WE WISH YOU A-M-A* XMAS 2021 (*Ask Me Anything with Ed and Geoff)
As last year's Christmas AMA was such a huge success *there were no major repercussions*, we thought we'd do it again. Ed and Geoff answer (and avoid) your questions, from sandwiches of choice in the make-your-own-sandwich shop to which cabinet member Ed would prefer to take on in a royal rumble. (Guess which of those Ed answered, and which he avoided... ) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Über Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd