Living life on purpose

Altruism, politics, wellbeing and football make for interesting reading, listening and viewing

By Joanna Little

Posted 14th Nov 2022

Reading Time: 2 Minutes

Open book with different lifestyle images demonstrating the richness of life

From time to time, members of our team share what’s currently on their read, watch and listen lists.

Our CEO, Jo Little, shares her favourites. 

The reading list

I recently read Doing Good Better by William Macaskill. This has been on my list to read for some time after it was recommended to me both by my brother and a client. With the Financial Planning team having started a book club, I took the opportunity to add this to the schedule and we recently read it together as a team. I found this to be full of powerful messages that really challenged my thinking on what it means to make an impact and ways in which I could make my charitable giving more effective.

The listening list

I have two podcast recommendations which I’ve really been enjoying.

Feel Better, Live More has been on my regular rotation of podcasts for some time now and I love the long form conversations the host, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, has with his guests who tend to be specialists in their particular discipline with regards to health. His message of “if we feel better, we live more” is one that resonates.

I’m not usually one to get caught up in media “noise”, but the recent events surrounding the UK government have been difficult to ignore. The Rest is Politics is a podcast is hosted by Alastair Campbell and Rory Stewart, both of whom are clearly friends but sit on different sides of the political divide. There’s a lot of healthy conflict that leads to interesting and nuanced conversation that I think we are missing in mainstream media. And, I find that it helps me keep up with current political events without getting too cross!

The watch list

I’ve really enjoyed watching Disney Plus’ Welcome to Wrexham, I’ve found this to be an easy, uplifting watch. I wouldn’t consider myself a massive football fan (apart from the mandatory supporting of Chelsea by Dad) but I did find myself rooting both for the team and its community and fans.