If you’re interested in public engagement and democracy, then listen to ‘Rescuing Democracy: from Ancient Athens to Brexit’ – the latest ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ podcast with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd.

It features interviews with Professor Jim Fishkin (inventor of the deliberative poll), David Van Reybrouck (author of ‘Against Elections’) and me (on behalf of Involve). There’s also a stellar turn by comedian Felicity Ward.

Photograph of Ed Miliband, Sarah Allan and Geoff Lloyd

We covered topics including the Citizens Assembly on Brexit, MH:2K, the EU referendum, and why deliberative democracy is as good for politicians as it is for the public.