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Meet the Challengers for Change

Podcaster adds more editions to widen appeal and boost engagement

London: 10 April 2019: The Real Agenda, the podcast for political change has added a new edition to broaden the scope with a view to increasing awareness of the urgent political issues and how change can happen. Called Challengers for Change, this new podcast series will feature one to one interviews with inspiring people who demonstrate drive and determination to bring positive change.

First in this series is published 10 April 2016 and features Naomi Smith (pictured), a trained management accountant, former parliamentary candidate and now Chief Operating Officer of Best for Britain, the campaigning group for the UK to remain in the European Union and also co-host of the highly popular Remainiacs podcast

Next up is Zack Polanski, Parliamentary, London Assembly and mayoral candidate

These new editions follow the launch in March of Around the House, a new podcast series talking directly with individual Members of Parliament about their opinion on key issues and how to resolve them. In November 2018 the American edition was introduced which has covered issues such as the influence of money on political power, wealth and income inequality. Currently 20% of the audience for The Real Agenda is based in USA & Canada

The Real Agenda was launched in October 2018 and has posted 27 episodes. The current format is based on a single interview with activists, campaigners researchers, politicians, media leaders and influencers around a specific topical issue. The focus is on finding the answers to the fundamental issues such as extreme economic inequality, poverty, homelessness, economic justice, public services, tax reform, corporate responsibility and inclusive prosperity.

People interviewed on The Real Agenda include:

Claire Ainsley, Executive Director, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Colin Hines, Convenor of the Green New Deal Group, Professor Danny Dorling, Oxford University, Jennifer Nadel, Co-founder, Compassion in Politics, Johnny Mercer MP, Neal Lawson, Chair, Compass, Rev Paul Nicolson, founder of Taxpayers against poverty, Sam Pizzigati, co–editor of, Stephen Kinnock MP, Tom Copley, Deputy Chairman, Housing Committee, London Assembly, Tom Kibasi, Director, Institute of Public Policy Research

About The Real Agenda

The Real Agenda, the podcast for political change is about how we share the prosperity we all help to create. A new episode has been uploaded every week since October 2018 and every month there is a special American edition. Hosted by Tom Burgess, The Real Agenda aims to inform, inspire and involve those who want a democratic, inclusive and fairer society that respects human rights and protects the planet. The focus is on fixing the fundamental problems of our time, primarily the extreme economic inequality and the unnecessary financial hardship suffered by millions everyday. Its informative content answers the call, how can we make change happen & “what can I do?” More info at:

Listen and subscribe free: Acast, iTunes, PlayerFM, Soundcloud, Spotify, Stitcher

Contact: Tom Burgess +44 (0) 788772 4285

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