Making the world better

Making the world better
Writer and do-gooder Richard Docwra talks to people who are making the world better - from a global to a local level. He explores what these people do, the issues they’re working on and why they matter. This podcast aims to inspire, and pay tribute to,?

to make a happier world (p2 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 10
May 11 • 22 min
This week you’ll hear the second part of my conversation with Professor Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the LSE. If you’ve not listened to the first part about his work on the subject of happiness and mental health, check it out after…
to make a happier world (p1 of 2) - with Prof Richard Layard - Ep 9
Apr 27 • 38 min
In this episode I talk to Lord Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the LSE. Richard is an economist who spent much of his life working on how to reduce unemployment and inequality. In more recent years though he has become one of the…
eating insects could save the world - with Dr Tilly Collins - Ep 8
Apr 13 • 37 min
My conversation in this episode is with Dr Tilly Collins. Tilly is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College, London.She runs research projects in a range of environmental areas, but in this episode we talk about her…
to seek Remain - with Mike Buckley - Ep 7
Mar 30 • 38 min
Richard talks to political campaigner Mike Buckley about his work with the ‘Labour for a public vote on Brexit’ campaign
to improve old age - with Prof Tom Kirkwood - Ep 6
Mar 16 • 48 min
Richard talks to leading scientist Prof Tom Kirkwood about why we age - and how research is changing the length and quality of our lives
to raise funds and campaign - with Tim Walker - Ep 5
Mar 2 • 23 min
Richard talks to fundraising and campaigning copywriter Tim Walker about how good causes can get more people to support them.
to make politics better - with Neal Lawson - Ep 4
Feb 17 • 36 min
Richard talks to Neal Lawson, political strategist and Chair of Compass, about how we can make politics better for everyone.
self affirmation can change our behaviour - with Prof Peter Harris - Ep 3
Feb 3 • 34 min
Prof Peter Harris explains how self affirmation can help to change people’s behaviour on important issues - from smoking to climate change.
to seek a tolerant, kind and rational world - with Andrew Copson - Ep 2
Jan 17 • 37 min
Richard talks to Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of Humanists UK, about his search for a kinder, more tolerant and rational world.
Improving the lives of disabled people - with John Russell - Ep 1
Jan 17 • 33 min
Richard talks to John Russell of The Oyster Project about how his charity is helping disabled people at a local level.