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THE BOOK CLUB FOR OPTIMISTS


Coming soon: Join Ed, Geoff and friends in a conversation about the most important non-fiction books. Each episode features a leading author exploring the transformational ideas behind their work.

From Reni Eddo-Lodge on race to Billy Bragg on freedom, Cheerful Book Club features the writers you love, and many you’re soon to.

 
 

Pilot Episodes

Hello! We’ve got another Cheerful Book Club pilot episode for you. We’re joined by Billy Bragg to chat about his new book, ‘The Three Dimensions of Freedom’. Billy talks about politics in the age of social media, the importance of accountability, and finding principles to guide the kind of society we want.
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Hello! Here’s the second pilot of our new Cheerful Book Club series to see you through the end of the week. Geoff and Ed chat to Reni Eddo-Lodge about her best-selling book, ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’. They discuss why the book was needed, the impact of structural racism in Britain and what Reni’s learnt since writing it.
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Jun 12, 2019 · 33 min

How to Fail by Elizabeth Day

Hello! We’re treating you to the first of our Cheerful Book Club episodes—-a pilot for our new series. Ed speaks to Elizabeth Day about her new book ‘How to Fail’. They talk about our attitudes to failure, how to break the failure taboo in our society and how to learn to cope with it.
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