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April 20, 2021 00:00:45
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Louder than Words is the new podcast encouraging difficult discussions, offering a platform to people making a difference and explaining how you can take action on issues you care about.

In each episode Professor Jules Pretty and journalist Martha Dixon will look at a key global issue and give you a chance to hear from leading researchers, policy makers, thinkers and campaigners plus those directly affected by the issue.

We’ll be launching the first episode on Thursday 29 April 2021, but we thought we'd give you a taste of what you'll find.

Louder Than Words is being brought to you by the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex and CommsConsult.

Upcoming episodes will cover climate change, mental health, migration, inequality and nature as therapy.

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