Ed Gillespie, Good Grief Speaker

Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie is a writer, communications specialist, serial entrepreneur and futurist. He is the author of Only Planet, a book about his circumnavigation of the globe without getting on a plane, which the Independent described as allowing ‘the world’s flaws and beauty to seep into your soul’.

Ed co-presents two leading podcasts, The Great Humbling with Dougald Hine, and Jon Richardson and the Futurenauts – How to survive the Apocalypse with comedian Jon Richardson and fellow reluctant futurist Mark Stevenson.

Ed lost both his father and brother in the last four years, and has been confronting the unfolding climate emergency for the last twenty. He is fascinated by the role of grief and loss in radical hope and transformation, and recently wrote the foreword to a new book A Guide to Eco-Anxiety on the topic.


Climate Grief image of dead coral

Grieving for our Planet