Open Field E03 Caroline Lucas

Open Field E03 Caroline Lucas

Eamon’s guest on this edition of Open Field is Caroline Lucas, who was until recently the co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, and who was the first Green MP to sit in Westminster when she was elected to represent Brighton Pavilion in 2010.

Catching a moment in the Houses of Parliament in London just before a key Brexit vote, Eamon and Caroline discuss how to change the teaching of economics, whether humans are by nature kind, working within the English voting system, and if free trade can ever be fair.

Open Field E02 Vinay Gupta

Open Field E02 Vinay Gupta

On this edition of Open Field, Eamon is joined by Vinay Gupta, an expert on blockchain, and whose career has covered many areas of work from computer programming and venture capital through to humanitarian relief planning.

Across this half-hour discussion, Eamon and Vinay cover the energy challenges of blockchain; the race to build the biggest computer; why we actually might want to make oil cheap again; whether political solutions to climate change can work; and how to revolutionise the United Nations.

Open Field E01 Jane Mellett

In the first edition of Open Field, Eamon Ryan talks to Jane Mellett, a pastoral worker from Dublin and project co-ordinator of Our Common Home, an initiative focussed on greening the World Meeting of Families, which coincides with Pope Francis’ first visit to Ireland.

Eamon and Jane talk about life as a pastoral worker in Cherry Orchard, Dublin; the role of the church in addressing climate change; what the pope’s visit means for the non-religious; greening the practice of pilgrimage; and Mellett’s work with victims of child labour in India.