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TFGL2019 - S1 - Ep8 - Hashtag Not All Charities (IWD Special)

  • S1E8
  • 48:35
  • March 8th 2019

Happy International Women's Day everyone! And yep if you’re asking… there is an International Men’s Day. Also, be a better person.

This week we’re talking about automated benefit cuts, WWF foul play, Facial recognition for dog shelters, and finalists for the Impact Awards, and I guess, more foul play?

We also make fun of robots, again. And we’re probably high up on their kill list by now.

Joining us this week we have the usuals: Amelia, Sacha, Sophie and Bex, with Mills producing this week because you know, women.

And we have a guest! Helen has worked in the voluntary sector for over 15 years in EU/Govt/local authority policy influencing and campaigning roles.

You may have noticed something different this week; in honour of International Women’s Day we’ll be featuring an all women podcast!

This week's stories:

Stat of the week: 8000 face incorrect benefit cuts from automated fraud detector

Charity news of the week:

WWF’s Secret War: One Of The World’s Biggest Charities Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People

PetRescue uses facial recognition to turn spotlight on rescue dogs

Donations to animal rescue groups dry up as charity PetRescue doubles in size

Tech news of the week:

With the finalists named for the Impact Awards what about talking about some of them?

Rant of the week:

And finally....

Thanks to the magnificent PR Agency One who try to make sense of this mess. Also, thanks to for hosting us in a beautiful mirrored studio. Which you can’t see. But it is pretty.

Special thanks to @geekytom for the theme tune

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