with Rutger Bregman & Jess Scully. A cynical view sees humanity as bad by nature. But what if we're not selfish, but instead inherently good, hopeful, and kind? Could this understanding change everything? Hosted by Edwina Throsby.
Doomscrolling can convince us the world is full of evil people - but bad news is only part of the story. Curator and councillor Jess Scully's new book, Glimpses of Utopia, highlights stories from around the world where people respond to crises with hope and help. In Kenya and Bangladesh slums are being transformed to safe havens, and care workers are reclaiming control in India and Lebanon. Likewise, Dutch popular historian Rutger Bregman reveals that humans are not destructive and selfish, but innately communal and cooperative.
What new possibilities can we imagine for society, politics, and economics, if we accept that human beings are inherently peaceful and friendly? Don't miss these radical optimists look to a sustainable and inclusive future.
First broadcast Sunday November 29 2020.
Duration: approx 60 minutes.
Rental period: 30 days