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.

09 Simon Parker
Aug 6 • 64 min
Simon Parker speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes about his recent post ‘Conservative anarchism, self-organisation and the future of government’.
08 The Scrutiny Special with Ed Hammond
Jul 9 • 79 min
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.
07 Dr. Roslyn Fuller
Jun 2 • 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.
06 Bex Rae-Evans
May 15 • 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.
05 Carolyn Hassan
Apr 7 • 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.
04 Democracy in A time of Misery with Dr. Nicole Curato
Mar 25 • 65 min
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:…
03 #NotWestminster Special Part 2
Mar 13 • 44 min
Kevin Davies, Head of Public Engagement at the National Assembly for Wales, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes when attending #NotWestminster 2020.
02 #NotWestminster Special Part 1
Feb 21 • 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.
01 Dr. Rebecca Rumbul
Oct 29, 2019 • 57 min
Dr. Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research at mySociety, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes on making practical change.