Better Angels with Sarah Brown

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. Credits: Executive Producers: Ben Hewitt & Lolita Laguna Music: Pete Lyons Photo: Brian Aris Studio: People’s Postcode Lottery studio in Edinburgh

Interview Special: Young campaigners on changing global education
Nov 12 • 35 min
Young activists share their ideas on campaigning to end the global education crisis. Sarah speaks to four of Theirworld’s Global Youth Ambassadors, inspiring young campaigners. They share their passion for helping children around the world gain…
Interview special: Vibhu Sharma
Oct 31 • 31 min
Sarah talks to remarkable campaigner and inclusion expert Vibhu Sharma about how to bring more children and young people with disabilities into education.
Interview Special: guest host June Sarpong and Justin van Fleet
Oct 17 • 35 min
June Sarpong MBE, writer and broadcaster, takes over as guest host, talking to Justin van Fleet, President of Theirworld and Executive Director of the Global Business Coalition for Education. Justin describes how a trip to Bolivia as a teenager…
Interview Special: Extinction Rebellion
Oct 11 • 53 min
Sarah talks to activists at the heart of the Extinction Rebellion campaign, which seemed to burst out of nowhere in the spring of 2019 with its demand for action to end the world’s climate crisis and ecological emergency. In the midst of new actions…
Interview Special: Rosie Jones
Sep 18 • 37 min
Comedian, Writer and Actor Rosie Jones joins Sarah for a conversation on what drew Rosie to comedy in the first place and the representation of people with disabilities on TV and in the media. Inspired by the passion for her call for disability,…
Greatest Hits
Sep 12 • 42 min
Sarah looks back at 3 years of conversations with extraordinary Better Angels Sir Patrick Stewart, Caroline Criado Perez, Sarah Corbett, Theo Sowa CBE, Jamira Burley and Peter Tatchell. This one-off Greatest Hits episode revisits different campaigning…
Slay in Your Lane
Sep 5 • 32 min
Slay in Your Lane Authors Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené join Sarah to discuss the success of their first book as a best-selling guide to life for black British women, and their newly published book Slay in Your Lane: The Journal. Yomi and…
Kirsty McNeill Interview Special
May 14 • 38 min
In this interview special, Sarah speaks with Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy and Change at Save the Children Kirsty McNeill
New Styles
May 2 • 36 min
In this new series of the Better Angels podcast, Sarah Brown is exploring how different personality types call for change
Oscar’s Book Prize Interview Special
Apr 26 • 22 min
In this Better Angels interview special, host Sarah Brown speaks with James Ashton and Viveka Alvestrand, co-founders of Oscar’s Book Prize
The Voices of Activism
Apr 24 • 30 min
In this new series of the Better Angels podcast, host Sarah Brown is exploring how different personality types call for change
Caroline Criado Perez Interview Special
Apr 17 • 29 min
Sarah Brown speaks to Caroline Criado Perez, a writer and feminist activist and one of Britain’s best known campaigners for women’s rights and visibility.
The Noise of Activism
Apr 17 • 32 min
In this new series of the Better Angels podcast, Sarah Brown is exploring how different personality types call for change.
Interview Specials: Quiet Activism with Claire Heuchan
Apr 10 • 36 min
Listen to Sarah Brown in conversation with Sarah Corbett, Claire Heuchan and Stuart Beveridge with special episodes of their interviews from the Quiet Activism podcast Claire Heuchan is the award-winning black feminist writer who blogs under the name…
Interview Specials: Quiet Activism with Stuart Beveridge
Apr 10 • 37 min
In these interview specials, listen to Sarah Brown’s extended interviews with guests from the Quiet Activism Better Angels episode. Stuart Beveridge, who has been blind since birth, works for Seescape challenging large technology companies to improve…
Interview Specials: Quiet Activism with Sarah Corbett
Apr 10 • 59 min
In these interview specials, listen to Sarah Brown’s extended interviews with guests from the Quiet Activism Better Angels episode. Sarah Corbett is a professional activist and founder of Craftivist Collective - a social enterprise that combines craft and…
Campaigning Styles: Quiet Activism
Apr 3 • 29 min
In this first episode of a new series, Sarah speaks to Sarah Corbett, Claire Heuchan and Stuart Beveridge about quiet activism and how introverts are using their gentle voices to create big change.
Live Special - Theirworld’s International Women’s Day London Event
Mar 12 • 50 min
This episode comes to you live from Theirworld’s 2019 International Women’s Day breakfast event held in London last Thursday March 7
Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege Interview Special
Nov 23, 2018 • 28 min
Ahead of tonight’s Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in Oslo, host Sarah Brown revisits her interview special with this years Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Denis Mukwege.
Gordon Brown and Liesbet Steer Interview Special
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
Guest host Tom Fletcher speaks to former UK Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown and Director of the Education Commission Liesbet Steer
Valerie Amos Interview Special
Oct 29, 2018 • 23 min
In this Better Angels interview special, Tom Fletcher speaks with British politician and diplomat Baroness Valerie Amos
If we can see what change is needed, why is it so hard?
Oct 23, 2018 • 37 min
The final episode of Learning in the Digital Age: A Better Angels special with Tom Fletcher
Learning in the Digital Age Episode 4
Oct 17, 2018 • 33 min
What can humans do better than the robots and how do we learn those skills?
Learning in the Digital Age Episode 3
Oct 10, 2018 • 25 min
From head and heart to the hand: the growing importance of creativity and connectivity in the Digital Age
Learning in the Digital Age Episode 2
Oct 3, 2018 • 18 min
What kind of character do we need in the Digital Age?
Annemiek Hoogenboom Interview Special
Sep 19, 2018 • 21 min
Better Angels guest host Tom Fletcher speaks to founder and Country Director Great Britain and Germany of People’s Postcode Lottery, Annemiek Hoogenboom.
Learning in the Digital Age
Sep 10, 2018 • 42 min
The first episode of Learning in the Digital Age: A Better Angels special with Tom Fletcher
Clare Rewcastle Brown Interview Special
Aug 15, 2018 • 36 min
Host Sarah Brown speaks with investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown about her powerful campaign to protect the Sarawak rainforest
Jessica Morris Interview Special
May 16, 2018 • 34 min
In this powerful interview special host Sarah Brown talks to Jessica Morris, a fearless campaigner tackling a rare form of brain cancer
Innovation and Education
Apr 30, 2018 • 33 min
Live from Washington DC during the World Bank Spring Meetings, high-level leaders came together at a breakfast hosted by The Global Business Coalition for Education to discuss innovation and education
Better Angels is live from the UN Supporting the future of Syria and the region conference in Brussels
Apr 25, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode of Better Angels, Sarah Brown is live from Brussels, where the UN hosted a humanitarian and aid conference, focusing on Syria
Sandi Toksvig Special
Apr 6, 2018 • 50 min
In this Better Angels special, Sarah Brown introduces Theirworld ambassador, comedian, writer, producer and activist Sandi Toksvig and her lecture at the 2018 Adam Smith Lecture
#ChangeTheCulture this International Women’s Day
Mar 6, 2018 • 46 min
Inspiring women change the culture of violence against girls and women
The Importance of Girls’ Education
Jan 5, 2018 • 24 min
This episode focuses on the importance of ensuring girls remain in education and the passionate people around the globe fighting to make this a reality
Better Angels New Year Special
Jan 1, 2018 • 30 min
In the first episode of Better Angels for 2018, host Sarah Brown shares inspirational stories from people across the world, offering light and hope after what was a gloomy 2017
Safe Schools
Dec 18, 2017 • 33 min
In times of crisis, children need reliable places to continue their education, play and realise their full potential. This episode of Better Angels focuses on those working around the world on Safe Schools
Harriet Lamb Interview Special
Dec 1, 2017 • 36 min
Listen to Sarah Brown talk to CEO of International Alert Harriet Lamb about peacebuilding and non-violent solutions to conflict
Dr. Denis Mukwege Interview Special
Nov 24, 2017 • 39 min
Listen to Dr. Mukwege talk about his life’s work world renowned gynecological surgeon, who founded the Panzi Hospital to help women who are victims of gang rape and other sexual violences
Nov 9, 2017 • 34 min
Listen to a range of inspiring guests speak about peacebuilding and nonviolent ways to bring solutions to the world’s conflicts
Interview Special: Michael Cashman
Oct 23, 2017 • 29 min
Sarah Brown talks to Lord Cashman CBE, a social campaigner dedicated to tackling poverty and social injustice. Throughout his life, Michael Cashman has championed LGBT issues and been at the centre of unfolding changes in legislation and social…
Who are Refugees?
Oct 16, 2017 • 37 min
Sarah Brown speaks to Lord Alf Dubs, Gulwali Passarlay, Melissa Fleming and David Morrissey about the representation of refugees. Millions of words have been spoken and written about refugees but how many of these have been positive? This episode is…
No stage is too small: Learning from Millennials
Oct 9, 2017 • 33 min
Sarah Brown talks to youth activists and artists including Amrit Kaur Lohia and Benedict Joson, the ‘super connector’ Marc Adelman, and Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good Immigrant anthology. . It is a worrying time to be young, eager and progressive,…
Interview Special: Peter Tatchell
Oct 2, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode Sarah talks to the uncompromising campaigner Peter Tatchell, who has just marked his 50th anniversary of being in the front line of tackling human rights abuses and challenging the status quo in the interests of equality. He’s been…
Lessons from the LGBT struggle for equality in the UK
Sep 26, 2017 • 38 min
Sarah Brown talks to Lord Michael Cashman CBE, Peter Tatchell and Julian Clary.
Better Angels with Sarah Brown: Trail
Sep 19, 2017 • 0 min
The Better Angels podcast with Sarah Brown will help you to transform your voice into meaningful action. Featuring stories from globally renowned activists, campaigners, comedians, youth and world leaders„ Better Angels with Sarah…
Campaigning - USA style
Sep 18, 2017 • 32 min
Sarah Brown talks to American activists and campaigners Jamira Burley, Michael Gibbons and Michael Silberman.
Nish Kumar: Interview Special
Apr 7, 2017 • 37 min
Sarah Brown talks to British Comedian Nish Kumar about the anger he felt at racist abuse directed at him in his first gig after the UK’s Brexit result and how he channeled this fury and frustration into his current stand up tour ‘Actions speak louder…
Kevin Watkins: Interview Special
Mar 31, 2017 • 37 min
Sarah Brown talks to Kevin Watkins, CEO of Save the Children UK, a leading international NGO working to eradicate poverty around the world. Here is an opportunity to hear an in-depth, unvarnished insider’s account of working within the international…
Ways To Create Change
Mar 23, 2017 • 33 min
Sarah Brown talks to New York Times columnist and author Nick Kristof, former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, British comedian Nish Kumar and Dutch Anti-Trafficking campaigner Toos Heemskerk-Schep. This episode explores the ways in which we can…
What Does It Take To Be A Great Campaigner?
Mar 17, 2017 • 35 min
Sarah Brown talks to LGBT super-activist David Mixner, Christy Turlington Burns, Kevin Watkins and Shazia Ramzan. This episode explores what makes a great campaigner. How can we take action to make a difference? How can we speak up to right a…
Rewriting The Code
Mar 9, 2017 • 36 min
International Women’s Day Special
Laura Bates: Interview Special
Mar 3, 2017 • 22 min
Sarah Brown talks to Laura Bates, British feminist writer and Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. At the age of 25, Laura found herself the unexpected figure-head of a rapidly growing movement, and rose to the challenge admirably. Founded in…
Sir Patrick Stewart: Interview Special
Feb 24, 2017 • 44 min
Sarah Brown talks to Sir Patrick Stewart, OBE, the world-renowned English Actor, whose career spans The Royal Shakespeare Company, TV dramas, and the much loved roles of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek films and professor Charles Xavier in…
Creativity in Changemaking
Feb 16, 2017 • 34 min
Sarah Brown chats to Nadine Labaki, Steve Nguyen, Nick Sharrat and young activists from Mobaderoon in Syria. This episode explores the relationship between creativity and activism, and how we can learn from both to best express our personal concerns…
How Do You Solve A Problem Like…Refugee Education
Feb 10, 2017 • 30 min
Sarah Brown talks to EU Commissioner Christos Stylianides, Julia Gillard, Elias Bou Saab, Dr Justin van Fleet, youth ambassador Weded Antawi and 14 year old Nour from Syria.
Ed Balls: Interview Special
Feb 5, 2017 • 31 min
Sarah Brown talks to Ed Balls, former politician and UK government minister, economist, author, lecturer and surprise star of UK prime time television show Strictly Come Dancing! In this Interview Special Ed Balls speaks openly about finding his…
Finding Your Voice (II)
Feb 3, 2017 • 27 min
Sarah Brown chats to Sir Patrick Stewart, Ed Balls, Christy Turlington Burns, and Laura Bates, who share their personal experiences of mastering the challenges of public speaking and their activist voice. The programme investigates how to find the…
Rachel Whale: Interview Special
Jan 26, 2017 • 11 min
Sarah Brown chats to Rachel Whale. Rachel Whale is founder and CEO of social enterprise Koreo. Her passion is to create social change and she has become a master of finding and encouraging talented people to integrate activism in to their everyday…
Stuart Goldsmith: Interview Special
Jan 19, 2017 • 21 min
Sarah Brown chats to Stuart Goldsmith. Stuart Goldsmith is a stand-up comedian and presenter of his own highly successful podcast - The Comedians Comedian. Stuart discusses his early work as a street performer and also his insights about what makes an…
Sophie Scott: Interview Special
Jan 11, 2017 • 17 min
Sarah Brown talks to Professor Sophie Scott. Sophie Scott is a British cognitive neuroscientist who studies what happens in our brains when we laugh. Sophie was interviewed for a previous episode of Better Angels titled ‘The Power of Laughter’. This…
Ben Winston and James Corden: Interview Special
Dec 26, 2016 • 29 min
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…
Sarah Millican: Interview Special
Dec 22, 2016 • 28 min
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,…
Elias Bou Saab: Interview Special
Dec 21, 2016 • 11 min
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…
Adam Garone: Interview Special
Dec 15, 2016 • 25 min
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…
David Baddiel: Interview Special
Dec 8, 2016 • 29 min
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…
Risking Your Life for Change
Dec 1, 2016 • 31 min
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…
Nov 24, 2016 • 41 min
Sarah Brown chats to Julia Gillard, Adam Garone, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Taha Fathima Khan, Theo Sowa, and Rachel Whale. From a former Australian Prime Minister, to the Co-Founder of the worldwide Movember Foundation, and the CEO of the African…
The Power Of Laughter
Nov 16, 2016 • 36 min
Sarah Brown chats to James Corden, Ben Winston, Sarah Millican, Stuart Goldsmith, Sophie Scott, Lulu Cerone, Brian Edelman and Ben Hewitt. This episode focuses on the power of comedy and how laughter can bring us together. Sarah Brown explores how we…
How Do Activists Begin?
Nov 10, 2016 • 39 min
Sarah Brown chats to Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Graça Machel, Kailash Satyarthi, Vuslat Dogan Sabanci, Tom Fletcher and Anoka Abeyrathne. What actually makes us act? How do we move from identifying a problem to trying to fix it? And what are the…
Tom Fletcher: Interview Special
Nov 9, 2016 • 44 min
Interview Special
Hanzade Doğan Boyner and Vuslat Doğan Sabanci: Interview Special
Nov 8, 2016 • 23 min
Interview Special
Finding Your Voice (I)
Nov 3, 2016 • 25 min
Sarah Brown chats to David Baddiel, Tom Fletcher, Hanzade Dogan Boyner and Vuslat Dogan Sabanci. This episode is for anyone who feels they have something important to say, but are nervous about saying it. How do you get heard and how do you find…
Better Angels and Inspiration
Nov 3, 2016 • 28 min
Sarah Brown chats to Graça Machel, Kailash Satyarthi, and Larry Summers. Hear about the special people who’ve inspired others to do good. Featuring Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, world-renowned economist Larry Summers and the former First Lady…