In this powerful interview special host Sarah Brown talks to Jessica Morris, a campaigner and change maker who channeled her skills and career as a highflying communications executive to become a fearless campaigner to tackle a challenge that was threatening her own life; a rare form of brain cancer called glioblastoma.
May is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in the United States, and there is much to talk and learn about brain cancer. Just last week, hundreds of brain cancer advocates rallied at Capitol Hill to push for more funding for medical research and acceleration of drug discovery, and development.
Glioblastoma has taken the life of several well-known people, including Senator Ted Kennedy, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son Beau Biden and most recently Dame Tessa Jowell.
Since Jessica’s diagnosis, she has channeled her energy into ways to accelerate progress against brain cancer. Alongside a medical team and a community of others living with brain cancer, Jessica founded OurBrainBank - http://www.ourbrainbank.com/
Listen to this emotive episode that explores Jessica’s journey since diagnosis and her optimism throughout the journey.
Please be advised this episode comes with a language warning.
In this episode of Better Angels with Sarah Brown, we hear from high profile leaders live from Washington DC during the World Bank Spring Meetings. These leaders came together at a breakfast hosted by The Global Business Coalition for Education, to focus on the need for innovative thinking around education delivery, and why it is so important for business, government and civil society to all work together on this cause.
Speakers include CEO of the World Bank Kristalina Georgieva and Adviser to The Global Business Coalition for Education Professor Tom Fletcher. A panel discussion follows with speakers including UNHCR’s Filippo Grandi, Norway’s Minister for Development Nikolai Astrup, Denmark's Minister for Development and Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs and Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union, Professor Sarah Anyang Agbor
Contributors to the episode discuss issue around the skills young people need for the jobs of the future and how innovation can help deliver a thorough education to everyone.
Sarah Brown joins award-winning magician Dynamo and champions of global education for a live podcast from the UN-EU Syria Summit in Brussels.
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In this Better Angels special, Sarah Brown introduces Theirworld ambassador, comedian, writer, producer and activist Sandi Toksvig.
Sandi is a mighty moral force championing human rights, passionate about LGBTQI equality and determined to put gender equality at the forefront of her campaigning and professional life.
Between presenting TV and radio and writing books and plays, Sandi generously gives her time to charities and their events. Most recently becoming involved in politics, as the co-founder of Women’s Equality Party in the UK.
Sandi was invited by the Adam Smith Global Foundation to give the 2018 Adam Smith Lecture in Fife, Scotland and Theirworld President Sarah Brown attended to hear Sandi’s informative, thought provoking and entertaining lecture,
Listen to Sandi’s lecture on gender equality and why feminism makes economic sense.
The lecture takes you on a journey to discover why achieving gender equality holds up as a smart, progressive and fair way for society to operate.
Sarah Brown talks to Annie Lennox, Kim Cattrall, June Sarpong, Cressida Dick, Lyse Doucet, Arabella Weir, Jasvinder Sanghera and a host of inspiring women for International Women's Day 2018.
This International Women’s Day Better Angels special focuses on the theme #ChangeTheCulture - a challenge to end violence against girls and women both in the UK and around the world.
In this episode, host Sarah Brown speaks to an array of inspirational women live from Theirworld’s International Women’s Day Breakfast, including the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick, singer and activist Annie Lennox, actor and producer Kim Cattrall, TV presenter June Sarpong, BBC’s Lyse Doucet, Director of Development and External Affairs of Safer London Sarah Castro, comedian, actor and writer Arabella Weir, Jess Phillips - MP for Birmingham Yardley, award winning academic Dr. Nicola Rollock who specialises in race equality, former Editorial Director of Hearst UK and Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan Louise Court and campaigner and advocate for the rights of those experiencing forced marriages and honour based abuse, Jasvinder Sanghera.
You will also hear from Esperande and Nidia, two survivors of sexual violence as a weapon of warfare who are bravely speaking out about their experiences, in an effort to #ChangeTheCulture. Both Nidia and Esperande are part of a newly launched Survivor Network, supported by the Dr.Denis Mukwege Foundation. The network aims to support other women around the world who are victims of sexual violence due to war.
Tune in to this International Women’s Day special to hear from those women working to #ChangeTheCulture and find out how you can too.
In this Better Angels episode focusing on the importance of girls’ education, Sarah Brown talks to an array of inspirational guests including Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed, former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of the Global Partnership for Education Julia Gillard, young education champions Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, and co-founder of HOPE for Children Cameroon and Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador Joannes Yimbesalu.
Amina Mohammed talks about the the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on the gender and education goals. She highlights the basic right to education that all girls are entitled to and the potential it brings to their future life and family.
Julia Gillard discusses her move from politics into education and her role with the Global Partnership for Education.
Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, who were also attacked in the shooting of Malala Yousafzai on their school bus in Pakistan in 2012, discuss their journey back into education, as well as how they now help and inspire other girls to continue fighting for their right to education.
Joannes Yimbesalu talks about his work with children in rural Cameroon and how to ensure they stay in school and learn in a safe environment.
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Audio of Michelle Obama with courtesy of Barack Obama Presidential Library
Better Angels New Year Special
Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Better Angels episode of 2018, the podcast for the activist spirit.
As 2017 turned out to be a shade darker than the already gloomy 2016, people around the world are bracing for what comes next. High human costs of war, attacks and assaults on women, children, hospitals and schools, and the ever-growing gap between the haves and the have-nots.
Yet where there is darkness, we can always find light. We can find the very best of humanity in individuals who offer hope and inspiration, through the generosity of their acts, both large and small.
To start off 2018, Sarah Brown called out via social media for people to contribute their best actions of the year, the ones that highlight the ‘Better Angels’ of their nature. For the first podcast of 2018, we are sharing the stories of amazing people across the world and their inspiring acts.
You will hear from: