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Better Angels with Sarah Brown

Global campaigner and author Sarah Brown chats with people who've had a positive influence on the world around them, and unearths the lessons to help us do the same. Find out how to develop the better angel inside yourself. Featuring stories from globally renowned campaigners, Nobel Prize winners, celebrities, politicians and remarkable young people, Better Angels with Sarah Brown champions the activist spirit.
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Global campaigner and author Sarah Brown chats with people who've had a positive influence on the world around them, and unearths the lessons to help us do the same. Find out how to develop the better angel inside yourself. Featuring stories from globally renowned campaigners, Nobel Prize winners, celebrities, politicians and remarkable young people, Better Angels with Sarah Brown champions the activist spirit. 

 

Credits: 

Executive Producers: Ben Hewitt & Lolita Laguna

Music: Pete Lyons

Photo: Brian Aris

Studio: People's Postcode Lottery studio in Edinburgh

Dec 26, 2016

Sarah Brown chats to Ben Winston. Ben Winston is a television and film director and producer and Executive Producer of the Late Late Shown with James Corden. Ben and James created the famous 'Smithy' sketches that became a viral sensation for the UK Comic Relief Comedy telethon. Better Angels is a podcast rooted in activism but looks for lessons from a range of experiences, and this interview special explores the unique role of comedy in encouraging people to take action. The interview was initially set up with Ben Winston but was, happily, interrupted on the day by James Corden who shares his own thoughts about how the famous 'Smithy' sketches came about. 

Dec 22, 2016

Sarah Brown chats to Sarah Millican. Sarah Millican won the coveted Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008 and is today one of the UK's leading comedians. She has sold out three national tours and her debut DVD, Chatterbox Live, became the biggest selling stand-up DVD by a female comedian of all time. Better Angels is a podcast rooted in activism but looks for lessons from a range of experiences. In this interview special she shares lessons for anyone hoping to speak in front of an audience about something they care about. Sarah Millican is active on Twitter and tweets actively during holidays, connecting with people who are on their own -  as an online festive friend. 

Dec 21, 2016

Sarah Brown talks to Elias Bou Saab, who served as the minister for education for the Government of Lebanon at a time when hundreds of thousands of Syrian children and families travelled across the border fleeing the horrific war. Elias Bou Saab has implemented the innovative double shift school system to accommodate around 200,000 Syrian children. In this episode he talks about his own personal experience as a child refugee who fled to Syria and the challenges in implementing real change affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

Dec 15, 2016

Sarah Brown chats to Adam Garone. Adam Garone is the Chief Mo Bro and Co-Founder of the Movember Foundation. In 2003 his brother challenged him to grow a moustache for the first ever Movember. It was a moment that changed his life and inspired him to establish Movember as a men's health campaign, a foundation and a global movement. It is a movement that has impacted the lives of millions of men across the world. Find out how Adam and a few friends unexpectedly started one of the world's biggest ever men's health movements, its impact today and its future potential. 

Dec 8, 2016

Sarah Brown chats to comedian David Baddiel. David Baddiel is a novelist, comedian, screenwriter and television presenter and has recently concluded his successful one-man show in London about his personal family experiences. His award winning children's books for 8-12 year olds include The Parent Agency, The Person Controller and his latest book Animalcolm. This is a podcast rooted in activism but looks for lessons from a range of other experiences. In this interview special, David chats about his school days, his start in comedy, his weariness about being too worthy and a hot dog princess!  

Dec 1, 2016

Sarah Brown talks to Raed al Saleh of the White Helmets in Syria, nurse Pauline Cafferky, Brendan Cox and Ousmane Ba. 

There are many people around the world challenged to take daily acts of heroism to rescue, support or even save their fellow humans.

This episode focuses on the people who risk their life for change. When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defence rushes in. When Ebola strikes, nurses volunteer from around the world. When schools are destroyed in a war, a young person steps up to rebuild them. What determines their actions? What makes them tick? 

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