The Practical Democracy Podcast

The Practical Democracy Podcast

How can we improve democracy, today? In this podcast series, Ben Fowkes from Delib speaks with people working in publicly accountable organisations, civic society and the third sector to hear how they are making practical change.

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March 25, 2021 34 min

We host a discussion between Jackie Weaver chief executive of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, Dr Rebecca Rumbul, head of research at My Society and Hattie Andrews, the director and founder of The Politics Project about why it’s important for more young people to get involved with local democracy.
 
Highlights include; Jackie’s new found fame as a result of that Handforth Parish Council meeting, the difference between a h...

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Delib rounds off Season 1 with a look back at some memorable moments from previous episodes of the Practical Democracy Podcast.

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August 6, 2020 64 min

Simon Parker speaks to Delib's Ben Fowkes about his recent post ‘Conservative anarchism, self-organisation and the future of government’.

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Director of Research and Campaigns at Centre for Public Scrutiny, Ed Hammond, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes about what scrutiny actually is, and the role it plays within a functioning democracy.

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June 2, 2020 85 min

Digital Democracy expert, columnist and author Dr. Roslyn Fuller speaks to Delib's Ben Fowkes on how she became dedicated to working in the field, Athenian Democracy, the concept of anti-democrats and systematic problems with representative politics. 

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May 15, 2020 60 min

Delib's Ben Fowkes speaks to Bex Rae-Evans from Tech for Good Live on topics ranging from using service design in a time of crisis to helping organisations adapt to a new life working online. 

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April 7, 2020 85 min

Delib's Ben Fowkes speaks with founder and director of Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol, Carolyn Hassan, on how they are supporting social action using technology and arts. 

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Sociologist Dr. Nicole Curato chats to Delib's Ben Fowkes about her work and new book, 'Democracy in A time of Misery: From Spectacular Tragedies to Deliberative Action'.
Get Nicole's book: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/democracy-in-a-time-of-misery-9780198842484?cc=gb&lang=en&

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March 13, 2020 44 min

Kevin Davies, Head of Public Engagement at the National Assembly for Wales, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes when attending #NotWestminster 2020. 

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February 21, 2020 56 min

Carl Whistlecraft from Kirklees Council, Kate Grigg from Centre for Public Scrutiny and Joe Mitchell from Democracy Club speak to Delib’s Ben Fowkes when attending #NotWestminster 2020. 

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October 29, 2019 57 min

Dr. Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research at mySociety, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes on making practical change. 

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