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Disrupt & Innovate

Podcast: Can humour fix the world?

5th December 2019 by Thomas Howie

This podcast is part of Innovation Report 2019 Futures thinking section, check it out for more futures and innovation. Our Innovation Report is all about civil society responses to populism. It has 14 worldwide case studies and 6 key recommendations for all civil society organisations.

Links

The Yes Men – https://theyesmen.org/about
Listen on iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/can-humour-fix-the-world/id1485180683?i=1000455565152
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/50MOF9Fx1HtBq9iXiDJZHZ?si=mQa4kJ54TgaQvWoutRQLlQ
Supported by: Heinrich Böll Stiftung – https://www.boell.de/en/startpage

Creative and humourous campaigning can capture public attention and imagination on serious and complex issues. The overall effect is to shine a light and make more accessible complex issues. Interview with Keil Troisi from the Yes Men. Produced with support by Heinrich Böll Stiftung

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Links
The Yes Men – https://theyesmen.org/about
Listen on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/can-humour-fix-the-world/id1485180683?i=1000455565152
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/episode/50MOF9Fx1HtBq9iXiDJZHZ?si=mQa4kJ54TgaQvWoutRQLlQ
Supported by: Heinrich Böll Stiftung – https://www.boell.de/en/startpage

Thomas Howie

Communications Manager

International Civil Society Centre

Thomas joined the Centre in June 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. He is responsible for developing and implementing the Centre’s global communication strategy, as well as the Disrupt & Innovate platform – a place for civil society professionals and activists to discuss current innovations and future trends in the civil society sector. Prior to the Centre, Thomas worked for 5 years in the European Parliament firstly as the Digital and Social Media Coordinator for the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, and then, after the 2014 European elections, for Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen as Head of Communications, where he worked on issues such as the EU-US trade deal, issues around Brexit and as a specialist on the Petitions Committee. Thomas graduated from Bristol University with BSci in Geographical Sciences and holds an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he completed research into the role of civil society in the post war peace settlement in northern Uganda.

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