How to Start a Revolution


You say you want a revolution? Well, you know, we all want to change the world. The Beatles, as usual, put it best -- but how do you actually start a revolution?

This week on How to Do It: The Guide to Things You Hope You'll Never Need to Know, Sarah Treleaven and Josh Bloch try to find out. They speak to modern revolutionaries from all walks of life, from a young man who turned a sweatsuit into a fashion trend to a quiet man whose writings have influenced non-violent resistance movements all over the world. Plus, a field trip with Tim Groves on his quest to mark the sites of his city's forgotten history.

On this week's episode...

  • Jamila Raqib and Ruaridh Arrow talk about the Albert Einstein Institution and Gene Sharp, the unassuming grandfather of non-violent revolution.
  • Claudia Li tells us about how she's changing cultural traditions with SharkTruth.
  • Simon Wilkinson talks about what happens when a couple of guys where nothing but a grey sweatsuit for a whole year.
  • Tim Groves takes us along to do some postering for the Missing Plaque Project.
  • Srdja Popovic, executive director of CANVAS, talks about non-violent resistance and his own experience as a revolutionary.

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