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More Than a Shop welcomes guests with something new and radical to say about the big issues of our day and doing business the right way.


Let’s build something better together – #KeepCooperating
Jun 22 • 30 min
During the COVID‑19 pandemic, we’ve seen some inspirational stories of co‑operation. For Co-op Fortnight we’ve collected just a few of those inspiring stories from co-operatives across the UK. Find out more about Co-op Fortnight and get involved at…
Speaking up for our planet: turning talk into action
Jun 16 • 38 min
Climate change and climate justice is the focus of the latest More Than a Shop podcast episode. In Speaking up for our planet: turning talk into action, Elizabeth Alker talks to Disruption Doctor, speaker and activist Samantha Moyo and Louise Marix Evans,…
The future of the UK’s high streets
Jun 2 • 36 min
The latest More Than a Shop podcast explores the changing landscape of UK high streets. Elizabeth Alker is joined by industry experts – Central England Co-operative‘s Chief Executive, Debbie Robinson, and the IGD’s Head of Shopper Insight, Rhian Thomas –…
Digging in: the local food revolution
May 19 • 41 min
Food glorious food is the focus of the latest More Than a Shop podcast episode. In Digging in: the local food revolution, Elizabeth Alker talks to vegetable gardener, YouTuber and author Huw Richards and Incredible Edible’s Clare Negus. We also hear from…
When your number’s up: It’s time to talk about death
May 6 • 37 min
The fifth episode in the More Than a Shop podcast series explores something we all, sadly, will inevitably face in our lives. Elizabeth Alker discusses end of life – how to talk about it, how to plan for it – with Co-op Funeralcare’s Raegan Drew and…
Changing the conversation about mental health
Apr 21 • 36 min
The latest episode of podcast More Than a Shop explores the need for new conversations, support networks and funding focused on mental health across the UK. Whilst this series was recorded and produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues raised will…
Imagine not having a boss?! Working it a different way
Apr 8 • 33 min
More Than a Shop presenter Elizabeth Alker chats to two people convinced that the UK economy would be transformed if more businesses were worker and employee owned. Hear a fascinating discussion between Elizabeth and Beau Bulman from Suma – Europe’s…
Ch-ch-ch-changes: Disrupting the music industry
Mar 25 • 38 min
More Than a Shop presenter Elizabeth Alker chats about the music industry with BBC 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins and Terry Tyldesley from Resonate, the ethical music streaming co-op. The episode explores challenges facing musicians and ways to challenge the…
Education for all? A new school of thought
Mar 10 • 41 min
More Than a Shop presenter Elizabeth Alker chats about the challenges facing education in the UK with The Co-operative College’s Principal and CEO, Cilla Ross, and poet and performer David Scott AKA ARGH KiD. The episode also features an interview with…
More Than a Shop [Trailer]
Feb 25 • 0 min
Presented by BBC broadcaster and journalist, Elizabeth Alker, More Than a Shop welcomes guests with something new and radical to say about the big issues of the day and doing business the right way. Each episode covers a big topic from climate change and…