Hogwarts gone wrong – podcast with Stella Creasy

by Russ Hope on

Stella Creasy shares her insights into creating campaigns that get people fired up.

Stella is one of the few MPs to change government policy from the opposition back benches. She is also, according to The Daily Mirror, the third most Twitter-addicted politician in the UK.

She talks about why she sometimes feels like ‘Walthamstow’s mum’ and explains why her peers in ‘Hogwarts gone wrong’ need to learn that a fair future depends not on institutions, but on creating networks that invite everyone to take part.

We wrap up by comparing the rhetoric of two very different politicians – self-confessed policy wonk Ed Miliband and pint-wielding, would-be everyman Nigel Farage.


Get the transcript for the episode here.

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Coming up, we’ll be talking to:

  • Former Head of Film Four and ex-CEO of The National Theatre, Tessa Ross CBE, about how organisations with a strong purpose can out perform those with deep pockets.
  • One of the best-known thinkers in global advertising and advisor to the last three prime ministers, Paul Twivy, about why it’s time for everyone to be their own politician.