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The Practical Democracy Podcast
35 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Young People & Local Democracy (Featuring Jackie Weaver)
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 handle and a hashtag, the barriers of bureaucratic terminology and where young people can make a significant difference.
22 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
10 Practical Democracy Retrospective
Delib rounds off Season 1 with a look back at some memorable moments from previous episodes of the Practical Democracy Podcast.
64 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
09 Simon Parker
Simon Parker speaks to Delib's Ben Fowkes about his recent post ‘Conservative anarchism, self-organisation and the future of government’.
79 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
08 The Scrutiny Special with Ed Hammond
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.
85 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
07 Dr. Roslyn Fuller
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.
60 minutes | May 15, 2020
06 Bex Rae-Evans
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.
85 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
05 Carolyn Hassan
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.
66 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
04 Democracy in A time of Misery with Dr. Nicole Curato
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&
45 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
03 #NotWestminster Special Part 2
Kevin Davies, Head of Public Engagement at the National Assembly for Wales, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes when attending #NotWestminster 2020.
57 minutes | Feb 21, 2020
02 #NotWestminster Special Part 1
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.
58 minutes | Oct 29, 2019
01 Dr. Rebecca Rumbul
Dr. Rebecca Rumbul, Head of Research at mySociety, speaks to Delib’s Ben Fowkes on making practical change.
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