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Joelle Gergis | Climate scientist, author, troubled sleeper
Aug 10 • 55 min
Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning Australian climate scientist and writer, currently teaching at the Australian National University. She’s the author of the book “The Sunburnt Country. The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia”. Joëlle is…
Climactic Curation | August Edition
Aug 3 • 51 min
The Climactic Collective is a podcast network of shows engaged with the climate crisis, and other pressing social issues. The network now numbers more than ten shows, with more in development - and we welcome new members. But we now have a happy problem,…
Announcing Climactic Curation | August Edition
Aug 1 • 1 min
This is not the next episode of Climactic. It’s an announcement of a new format of show from the Climactic Collective, a monthly ‘audio magazine’ featuring some of the best from across the shows on the network. It’s coming soon, early in the week starting…
BZE Community Show | Climate Crisis Frontlines Episode 1 | Bangladesh
Jul 25 • 59 min
Guest episode from the BZE Community radio show. Our thanks to the team for allowing us to share it with you. Also, we’re announcing two new shows on the Climactic Collective. thEMPOWER and Sustainable You. Check out all the shows on the network at…
Bonus | ClimateWorks for Business | Business Essentials Daily from SoundCartel
Jul 23 • 15 min
Thanks for joining us for this bonus episode. My name’s Mark, and when I’m not publishing Climactic, and helping out in the Climactic Collective, I work in the podcasting industry. That’s how I know the great team at Soundcartel. They’ve allowed us to…
BCCAG | Market Forces and Us - Your Super!
Jul 18 • 52 min
An event from the Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group. Recorded and adapted from a June 25th event. This is about making money from your money (Super). Putting it to work for a Safe Climate Future. You won’t want to miss this. Hear from Will van de Pol,…
Simon Moore | Activism and Academia ⁠— Professor Julia Steinberger, IPCC Author
Jul 11 • 37 min
Simon Moore, a climate activist and science communicator, brings us another dispatch from Leeds in England. As a contributor to Climactic, he’s told stories of Extinction Rebellion protests, community activist groups and the first UK Climate Change…
BZE | The Million Jobs Plan | Public Launch | Podcast Adaptation
Jul 2 • 76 min
On June 29 2020, Beyond Zero Emissions launched The Million Jobs Plan. The launch included a stellar line up including Christiana Figueres and Mike Cannon-Brookes. You can watch the webinar launch here. Climactic has adapted the event to audio, by…
BZE | The Million Jobs Plan | Better Buildings | Podcast Adaptation
Jun 29 • 68 min
Building Briefing: The Million Jobs Plan Webinar Series - Podcast Adaptation We welcome you to join us for this Buildings Briefing webinar. Beyond Zero Emissions are hosting this briefing ahead of the release of our Million Jobs Plan and we welcome you to…
Act on Climate | The People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria
Jun 22 • 64 min
This episode is an adaptation of the launch event for the People’s Climate Strategy, held by Act on Climate on June 3rd. Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Act on Climate collective officially launched its push to write a People’s Climate Strategy for…
Special | To Feed Two Birds With One Scone - Audio Feature from Jess Fairfax
Jun 20 • 40 min
The Climactic Collective is thrilled to be able to bring you this special feature, an audio documentary from Jess Fairfax - https://www.jessfairfax.com/ TO FEED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE SCONE An audio documentary by Jess Fairfax Over the past year or so, I have…
Aftermath | Survivors
Jun 12 • 25 min
This is the fourth episode of Aftermath, a show on the Climactic Collective. Listen and subscribe at https://omny.fm/shows/aftermath-1 This episode features Jo Dodds of Bushfire Survivors for Climate Action and Elaine Johnson of the Environmental…
BCCAG | Richie Merzian on the flaws in a gas-fired recovery
Jun 3 • 28 min
On May 28th Richie Merzian, Climate and Energy Director of the Australian Institute joined the Bayside Climate Crisis Action Group to talk the Australian Federal Government’s post-COVID “gas-fired recovery” plans. Excerpts from ‘Shipping Sunshine’:…
2040 | “Rebuilding with Climate in Mind” - with Zali Steggall
May 30 • 50 min
Recently 2040 director Damon Gameau and Independent MP Zali Steggall for Warringah shared a livestream. They explored how we can ensure government accountability during COVID-19, how we #BuildBackBetter, and the importance of a Climate Change Act for…
Aftermath - Plants
May 23 • 25 min
Climactic’s newest show, Aftermath. Released weekly. Listen, rate and review at https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/aftermath-1183678 Let’s start at the very beginning. Plants are critical to all life on land, and they are the organisms most acutely…
Eav Brennan | 🌏🌑️ Planetary Health with two Professors of Public Health
May 16 • 20 min
How does an unstable planet increase the risk of pandemics like COVID 19? In this episode, Eav interviews not one but two Professors of Public Health - Tony Capon and Ro MacFarlane The impacts of environmental destabilisation on human health is discussed,…
Glen Eira Declares a Climate Emergency 54 days into lockdown | Spotlight on community climate action
May 9 • 49 min
How did a community climate action group get their city council to not only declare a climate emergency, but commit to emergency level emissions reduction measures, during a global pandemic? Coalitions, campaigning, determination and good old-fashioned…
πŸŒ²πŸš“ Gretchen Miller | Big Pats Creek Blockade with Alice
May 5 • 22 min
Climactic contributor Gretchen Miller saw a post from Protect Warburton Ranges, of a young woman named Alice up a tree, trying to protect old-growth native forest from clear-felling, forest just a kilometre from her home - her literal backyard. Alice, the…
Luke Skinner from the Climate Justice Union | How COVID shows climate justice is possible
May 1 • 47 min
Luke Skinner, secretary of the Climate Justice Union of Western Australia, joins Mark and Angelica from Climactic to talk climate justice, Government action in the face of COVID, and the power of unions - and those of us working essential jobs - in these…
Playback Theatre Melbourne | The Power for Change | Recorded at SFL2020
Apr 28 • 16 min
Climate Emergency. What can one do? Presented as part of the Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne Playback Theatre Company in collaboration with Climate for Change are hosting an evening of conversation and performance - sharing stories, knowledge, and…
Katerina Cosgrove | Derrick Jenson, author and anti-civilization advocate
Apr 24 • 52 min
Katerina Cosgrove went from being a contributor to Climactic, to being an interviewer in record time. Listen to her first piece on Climactic here. Given the chance to use the podcast as a platform, she reached out an author she greatly respected, and…
Gretchen Miller | Interview with Gabriel Morse - #iamhere Australia
Apr 18 • 38 min
Today we’re talking online activism and keeping the ledger straight. We all get our news online - social media is our town square and the news pages are the town criers. I follow a bunch of these pages and while plenty of the articles they share…
Transitions Film Festival | Anote’s Ark panel from the Astor Theatre
Apr 13 • 27 min
Transitions Film Festival brought a film screening to Port Phillip in Melbourne, and Mark from Climactic was able to moderate and record the post-screening panel as a live episode. Featuring two young members of the Port Phillip community, and a marine…
πŸ¦‹πŸ§˜Feeling the Change | Consciousness and Conversation in the Climate Crisis
Apr 11 • 51 min
Bronwyn Gresham hosts a conversation between four psychologists about facing the climate crisis. About Sally Sally Gillespie, PhD, worked as a Jungian psychotherapist for over twenty years before completing her doctoral research in climate psychology. Her…
Raising the Bar | Who needs artists in a climate crisis? - Dr Jen Rae
Apr 10 • 49 min
Recorded in November 2019 for Raising the Bar, an event series from the City of Melbourne. We’re so grateful to the RTB team for allowing us to share this audio, from past guest and collaborator Dr Jen Rae. Raising the Bar is “for curious minds and…
Engineers Declare NSW Region Connect Event
Apr 7 • 29 min
Organizing member Lizzie Webb joins Mark to bring this Engineers Declare event to Climactic. This podcast is an excerpt from the NSW Region Connect session, where Lizzie and Chris provide an overview of the Engineers Declare movement and Engineers Act…
πŸŽ¨πŸ’”| Beth Spencer on ArtBreaker — Kit Kelen on creativity, habit, and disruption
Apr 4 • 60 min
Beth Spencer in conversation with Kit Kelen about his creative practice as poet, artist, publisher, collaborator, academic, mentor, musician and blogger. Kit reads selections from some of his many books intercut with original guitar tracks. They discuss…
πŸŽ™οΈπŸ§‘πŸ½‍🀝‍πŸ§‘πŸ½ Community Corner | Reflections from the river – A shared journey from Seymour to Shepparton – Alice Hardinge from Wilderness Society
Apr 3 • 14 min
Reflections on a recent river trip during the COVID lockdown, from Alice Hardinge. A reminder of the persistence of the natural world, and our duty to it. Read her writing here. Send us a story from our new website: www.climactic.com.au Support the show:…
πŸŒŠπŸ’™ Seasters | Mirjam Leuze — The Whale and the Raven
Apr 2 • 35 min
Director Mirjam Leuze’s The Whale and the Raven illuminates the many issues that have drawn whale researchers, the Gitga’at First Nation, and the Government of British Columbia into a complex conflict.
πŸ”°πŸ’¬ Mark and Eav | Will we really have fish… forever? | Matt Watson from the Marine Stewardship Council
Mar 29 • 47 min
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent non-profit which sets a standard for sustainable fishing. Mark and new Climactic member Eav talk to Matt Watson, Senior Fisheries Manager.
πŸ¦‹πŸ§˜Feeling the Change | Margaret Klein Salamon — A Panel from Psychology for a Safe Climate from SLF2020
Mar 27 • 101 min
Margaret Klein Salamon, author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to transform yourself with climate truth, and founding director of The Climate Mobilization in the US will lead a panel discussion that explores the emotional challenges of facing the…
πŸŒΈπŸ’Έ Climate Enterprise [Pilot] | Crema Joe — lowering the hidden cost of coffee
Mar 26 • 36 min
Pilot episode of a series by the Climactic Collective exploring the intersection of social enterprise and consumer choice during our time of climate crisis. Tip us off about a great social enterprise with a story to tell, or interested in helping tell…
πŸ“Š Living in a climate of change: Shaping cities to adapt to uncertain futures | RMIT University
Mar 24 • 80 min
Join RMIT lecturers and researchers to discuss how we can shape the future of our cities Cities shape us and we shape our cities. We are living in uncertain times. Can cities hold significant answers to addressing some of the challenges facing us today?
πŸ“Š Can we achieve climate justice at emergency speed? | RMIT University
Mar 22 • 106 min
Join leading climate change researchers to consider how we can rapidly transition toward climate justice
πŸŒŠπŸ’™ Seasters — Lobbying, Loss and Ocean Love; Making Tracks with Jimmy Nails
Mar 20 • 65 min
A throwback episode to my pre-COP25 jitters shared with an old mate Jimmy Nails. Listen up for some thoughts about the world before Corona Chaos!
πŸ”°πŸ’¬ Mark Spencer | Climate Action during COVID-19 — Dr Harry Jennens
Mar 18 • 11 min
Harry is not just trainee General Practitioner, he’s also a climate activist. So he’s a great person to talk to about how to continue organising for climate action, while the COVID-19 virus understandably dominates the world’s attention.
πŸŽ₯🌱 Climate Media | Youth On Strike — Rob Innes
Mar 17 • 27 min
Mark interviews the producer of the Youth on Strike, Rob, on the day of the release of the first episode.
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight — To Panic or Not To Panic? | Science Comedy Debates
Mar 13 • 82 min
Sci-Fight hits Kalaide Theatre for this special National Sustainable Living Festival event! Academics, scientists and comedians put forth the case as to whether this is fine or whether it’s time to unleash chaos. Come and make your breakdown evidence…
πŸŽ™οΈπŸ§‘πŸ½‍🀝‍πŸ§‘πŸ½ Community Corner | Madeleine Habib — Mariner, Humanitarian, Activist
Mar 11 • 5 min
Community Corner stories, direct from the climate community
On Schools Declaring Climate Emergency w/Marco Belomo & Zel Whiting
Mar 9 • 51 min
Climactic hosts Mark and Fien sit down for a chat with Marco and Zel, fresh from their Students Declare workshop at the National Climate Emergency Summit.
πŸ¦‹πŸ§˜Feeling the Change | From panic to growth: Bob Doppelt on transformational resilience
Mar 7 • 57 min
In this episode of Feeling the Change, Bronwyn interviews Bob Doppelt, a leader in the field of climate resilience.
πŸ”₯🐨Catastrophic | Zoe Pook
Mar 4 • 28 min
Zoe Pook and her family live in Cobargo, NSW. She was travelling with her 2 children to Adelaide for a wedding when the firewall hit Cobargo and incinerated much of the town. Her husband, a volunteer firefighter, stayed to battle the fire and save their…
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 6th March - 12th March 2020
Mar 3 • 9 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
πŸ”₯🐨 Catastrophic | Karen Viggers
Mar 2 • 30 min
Karen has had experience with a number of big bushfires throughout her life, including the Black Saturday fires of 2009 but has never seen anything like the fires of this past Christmas and New year. She gives an interesting scientific perspective on the…
🧬🎻 Royal Society of Victoria — Gene Tree Project
Feb 29 • 98 min
Dr Renee Beale, and Mike Flattley, CEO of the Royal Society of Victoria, brings us this combined panel and musical performance.
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 28th Feb- 5th March 2020
Feb 26 • 7 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
🎀⭐ Gretchen Miller | Hot Summer Land - Rivers (3 of 3)
Feb 22 • 28 min
In the Hot Summer Land project RN Earshot and ABC Open teamed up to ask our audience—you—to paint us a word picture of how your landscape changed over the three months of summer.
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 21st-27th Feb 2020
Feb 18 • 8 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
🎀⭐ Gretchen Miller | Hot Summer Land - Fires (2 of 3)
Feb 15 • 29 min
In the Hot Summer Land project RN Earshot and ABC Open teamed up to ask our audience—you—to paint us a word picture of how your landscape changed over the three months of summer.
πŸ”₯🐨 Catastrophic | Sulari Gentill
Feb 12 • 42 min
Catastrophic tells the tales of the Australian bushfires and calls for all-partisan political action around Climate Change. Each episode of Catastrophic features an Australian talking about their experience of living through the bushfire crisis, what…
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 14-20th Feb 2020
Feb 12 • 9 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
🎀⭐ Gretchen Miller | Hot Summer Land - Anticipation (1 of 3)
Feb 8 • 35 min
In the Hot Summer Land project RN Earshot and ABC Open teamed up to ask our audience—you—to paint us a word picture of how your landscape changed over the three months of summer.
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 7 - 13th Feb 2020
Feb 5 • 9 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
πŸ”₯🐨 Catastrophic | Pamela Cook
Feb 5 • 20 min
Catastrophic tells the tales of the Australian bushfires and calls for all-partisan political action around Climate Change. Each episode of Catastrophic features an Australian talking about their experience of living through the bushfire crisis, what…
πŸ”₯🐨 Catastrophic | Sophie Masson
Feb 4 • 14 min
Catastrophic tells the tales of the Australian bushfires and calls for all-partisan political action around Climate Change. Each episode of Catastrophic features an Australian talking about their experience of living through the bushfire crisis, what…
πŸ¦‹πŸ§˜Bronwyn Gresham — Communities in transition, moving beyond zero emissions | Imogen Jubb from BZE
Feb 1 • 39 min
Ever wondered about the phrase ‘think globally, act locally’? Or how your local community could transition to zero emissions? Well we are stoke to say that this visionary work is underway right now!
How To Use the Community Corner
Jan 31 • 4 min
We make a space available each week for community messages, here’s how to make use of it!
Climactic Live | Climate Emergency Cinema — MPavilion
Jan 31 • 33 min
Climactic does a live show!
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 31st Jan-6th Feb 2020
Jan 29 • 8 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
πŸ”°πŸ’¬ Mark Spencer — Evan Hynes | Climate.careers and the everyday Green New Deal
Jan 25 • 49 min
Evan Hynes is the founder of the climate jobs site Climate.careers, an entrepreneur and deep-thinker on the practicalities of solving the climate crisis.
🏑🌱 Transition Australia | National Wrap 24th-30th Jan 2020
Jan 22 • 6 min
Each week Transition Australia, in collaboration with other Transition and environment groups will be putting together a summary of some events that are happening across the country. The aim is to promote the amazing work that’s going on and make sure…
✍️🌏 Katerina Cosgrove | How surviving cancer helps me cope with the climate crisis
Jan 19 • 8 min
Katerina Cosgrove wrote a January 10th, 2020 feature for Al Jazeera. Here, she reads her piece aloud, in her home.
πŸŒŠπŸ’™ Tess Chapman — Wantoks: Dance of Resilience, and the Power of Media | Iara Lee
Jan 18 • 41 min
Tess speaks to independent filmmaker and chronicler of social change and activism Iara Lee.
Nancy Hillier Lecture | Climate Justice — new community activism
Jan 11 • 89 min
In 2016, staff in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales proposed an annual lecture to commemorate the life and work of Nancy Hillier OAM, a prominent figure in the Botany Community, instigator of significant…
#climatepodcase | Power of Youth — Youth Protest
Jan 9 • 53 min
In August of 2018, then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started striking outside Swedish Parliament, demanding stronger action on climate change. A year later, her global notoriety has inspired millions of young people around the world to take similar action,…
#climatepodcase | Go Simone — Cle-Anne Gabriel on degrowth & wellbeing economies
Jan 8 • 47 min
During our conversation, Cle-Anne Gabriel questions the compatibility between environmental sustainability and economic growth. Is a de-prioritisation of economic growth as a policy objective a way forward to reduce emissions globally?
#climatepodcase | Newsfighters — Where there’s smoke, there’s blaming!
Jan 7 • 14 min
While a bushfire crisis and catastrophic drought engulfs the country, Australia’s politicians think it’s the perfect time to start blaming each other and triggering their opponents.
#climatepodcase | ArtBreaker — Charlotte Watson | The Black Finch Project — the Bird of the Year, and the mega-coal mine.
Jan 6 • 47 min
The Black Finch Project, or #1000finches, swept through the Australian art and environmental world in mid 2019. People of all walks of life were creating art featuring this endangered finch, usually dead, and posting them to politicians and community…
#climatepodcase | A Rational Fear — Dodo AIDS is making a comeback | #ClimateWeekQLD | 6th June 2019
Jan 5 • 94 min
You may notice there is one word we’re avoiding to say in the show. That word begins with A and ends in I, has Dan in between. We were told about 20 minutes before the show, so some minor tweaks had to happen on the fly. I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to…
#climatepodcase | Climactic — Episode of the Year
Jan 4 • 73 min
Poetry is a powerful way to engage with big events and emotions. Magdalena Ball reads from her new book and discusses the art of dealing with the unimaginable.
#climatepodcase | Wardrobe Crisis — Courage! Activist Anna Rose on How to Conquer Climate Anxiety
Jan 3 • 39 min
How are you doing with all this climate news? Is it getting you down? This Episode to the rescue! It’s all about climate hope and how we can feel more courageous and positive about our activism.
#climatepodcase | The Sustainable Hour — LOCAL FOOD, TREES AND LIVE MUSIC WITH A SPRINKLE OF CARBON
Jan 2 • 61 min
Episode of The Sustainable Hour, December 11th 2019.
#climatepodcase | Like I’m A Six-Year-Old — 162 - Adam Bandt Returns (LIVE)
Jan 1 • 73 min
After joining me at the end of the shitshow that was 2016 for the first live edition of the podcast, Greens MP Adam Bandt returned to reflect on how far we have (or haven’t) come and what to make of the political year that was 2019.
#climatepodcase | Sustainable You — Fashion
Dec 31, 2019 • 20 min
When we think about consumables, we don’t often think about the clothes and accessories we wear. But compared to 15 years ago, the average person buys 60% more items of clothing and keeps them for only half as long. Listen for some ways you can slow down…
#climatepodcase | Custodians — Episode Zero
Dec 30, 2019 • 44 min
This podcast was a pilot to explore how we could support activism as we move into 2020, with half of the funds being donated to The Bob Brown Foundation for their work on the front line in Takayna/The Tarkine.
#climatepodcase | The RegenNarration — #042 The Most Powerful Solution to Climate Change
Dec 29, 2019 • 60 min
Karen O’Brien on how people, systems & consciousness transform
#climatepodcase | Follow the Money — Climate and the Pacific with former President Anote Tong
Dec 28, 2019 • 23 min
The recent Pacific Islands Forum turned from a ‘Pacific step up’ to a Pacific step back for Scott Morrison, as Australia held a hardline on coal and emissions cuts. Former president of Kiribati, Anote Tong urged that Australia’s membership of the Pacific…
#climatepodcase | Custodians of the Planet — Using humour to talk about climate change
Dec 27, 2019 • 25 min
This episode is an interview with Issy Philips who is a comedian and writer. We talk about finding effective ways to communicate climate change and how using humor can engage the public on climate action.
#climatepodcase | The Juice Media Podcast — We’re F***ed (Global Climate Strike)
Dec 26, 2019 • 28 min
Welcome to Episode 4, in which the Australien Government interviews some kids behind the Melbourne climate strike; and then we dissect some of the BULLSHIT criticisms against the global climate movement and talk about how we can look after each other so…
#climatepodcase | Idea Evolution — Toilet
Dec 25, 2019 • 16 min
Most people in developed or so-called Western nations take toilets for granted. They are definitely a source of humour for kids but other than that, we don’t tend to give the toilet much thought from day to day.
#climatepodcase | All The Best — #1944 OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE
Dec 24, 2019 • 30 min
Meet the messengers of the climate emergency.
Community Update | Jo Dodds at Merimbula Airport - Michael McCormack Protest
Dec 21, 2019 • 14 min
Jo Dodds takes us inside the December 18th protest of Acting PM Michael McCormack at the terminal opening at Merimbula Airport.
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight — Santa is real. | Science Comedy Debates
Dec 19, 2019 • 108 min
We all know him. On a first-name basis. This man, with an unorthodox method of entering your living abode and leaving again based on your yearly performance is a household name and routinely escapes arrest.
Kri McNamara — At COP25, to be an Australian Youth Delegate
Dec 14, 2019 • 38 min
Climactic host Kri and Global Voices youth delegate for Australia to COP25 Kri McNamara sends in interviews with other youth delegates about the progress of the conference, and the confronting reality of being from a country seen as hostile to responsible…
Simon Moore — Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury
Dec 8, 2019 • 51 min
Climactic Collective’s Simon Moore sends in a dispatch from Leeds, UK. The first Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury has just finished, and Simon brings us the story of results, origins, and journey of the Citizens Jury.
Kri McNamara — COP Explainer with Dr. Sam Johnston
Dec 7, 2019 • 33 min
Kri, one of Global Voices youth delegates to COP25, and a member of the Climactic Collective, recorded this chat with one of her professors before heading to Madrid. It’s a great explainer on COP, the history until now, and also gets into some of Sam’s…
2040 x Climactic — School Strike Solidarity Sit-Down | inside the day, behind the speeches
Dec 3, 2019 • 25 min
We take you inside the November 29th School Strike 4 Climate bushfire solidarity event in Naarm/Melbourne, to learn how the movement has grown in the last year, and how the community feels about the Australian bushfires.
Community Update | Jo Dodds in Canberra with Melinda and Dean/Can the Plan rally
Dec 2, 2019 • 5 min
Collective member and Bega Councillor Jo Dodds sends in an update from Canberra during one very eventful day.
Beth Spencer — with poet Magdalena Ball on writing about Climate Grief
Nov 30, 2019 • 71 min
Poetry is a powerful way to engage with big events and emotions. Magdalena Ball reads from her new book and discusses the art of dealing with the unimaginable.
The Weekly Wrap - pilot episode from Transition Australia
Nov 27, 2019 • 8 min
Transition Australia wants to make it easier to find groups and events no matter where you live…here’s a bit of a test about how we could make this happen, and give you some ideas about what’s on this week.
On the Parliament Steps with Daniel Bleakley | XR Global Hunger Strike
Nov 25, 2019 • 25 min
Mark sat down with XR member Daniel on day 7 of his 10 days as part of the worldwide XR hunger strike for climate action.
Road to COP25: A seminar from the Monash Energy Club
Nov 23, 2019 • 74 min
Climactic presents - Monash Energy Club (MEC) hosting a seminar discussing the topics that will dominate the COP25 agenda, including international carbon markets and the need for resource mobilisation to ensure the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Climate Strike Roundtable: The Strikes One Year On, and next strike November 29th.
Nov 18, 2019 • 49 min
Mark sits down with three organisers of the next climate strike, and they look back on the year of school and climate strikes that it’s been since November 30th, 2018.
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight — Does Nature Know Best? | Science Comedy Debates
Nov 16, 2019 • 92 min
Listen into a Sci-Fight, a live science comedy debate, about whether or not in these climactic times, we think nature is in need of any improvement.
Bronwyn Gresham — Transition for Resilience with Paul Shelton
Nov 9, 2019 • 51 min
Paul Shelton is a key figure in Transition Australia and Transition Towns
Climactic X Nori: Reversing Climate Change | Restoring Soil Health for Resilient Farms—with Louise Edmonds of Intuit Earth
Nov 2, 2019 • 55 min
This collaboration with the great Reversing Climate Change podcast brings you an interview with an Australian soil carbon expert, from a No-Till Conference in Kansas, USA.
From the Environmental Film Festival of Australia | A post-screening panel from The Hottest August
Oct 31, 2019 • 29 min
Host Mark moderates a panel with three well-known and respected climate academics to discuss the lived realities of climate crisis.
Tess Chapman — The Realities of Climate Change in the Solomon Islands | Patrick Rose
Oct 26, 2019 • 49 min
New Climactic host Tess interviews photographer Patrick Rose about his last 18 months with the UN Development Program in the Solomon Islands.
Bob Brown, Maiysha Moin, and more | La Trobe University — Climate Change in Australia: Where to Now?
Oct 23, 2019 • 51 min
Our thanks to La Trobe University and Prof. Robert Manne for allowing us to record and produce this episode. Recorced at the National Gallery of Victoria, September 17th 2019.
Art Breaker Launch | Interview with host Beth Spencer
Oct 19, 2019 • 57 min
Climactic has launched it’s first new show, Art Breaker. Hear an interview with host and author Beth Spencer, and then the first episode of the show with award-winning author James Bradley.
Veena Sahajwalla — Local Manufacturing, what a Circular Economy would really look like
Oct 12, 2019 • 37 min
This is the third episode from Australian Science Week, from guest host Dr Renee Beale of the Royal Society of Victoria. Guest Dr Sahajwalla explains how a future economy, one built around localisation and reuse could solve our waste problems.
The International Rebellion — The End of the Beginning
Oct 11, 2019 • 20 min
Week one of the International Rebellion by XR is finishing, and we’re sharing a couple stories from Brisbane and Melbourne about the week that was, before crossing to London for more from the epicentre of the rebellion.
Extinction Rebellion | On Arrests and Bail Conditions — Stories from the Spring Rebellion
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
Arrestees share their story with us, legal observers share your rights and their best advice.
XR London from Simon Moore — Day One | George Monbiot, KT Tunstall and more
Oct 8, 2019 • 11 min
Climactic member Simon Moore sends in a dispatch from the streets of London highlighting the first day of the International Rebellion there. The cat and mouse game with police, a rousing speech from journalist George Monbiot, and beautiful choiral singing.
XR Spring Rebellion Day One — From Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, London and Wellington
Oct 7, 2019 • 30 min
We bring you on the ground chats with rebels in 5 cities to get beyond the headlines in three special episodes. Look out for specials Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Georgia Sheil — On empowering women and girls and climate change with Asha Kayla, international sustainability expert
Oct 4, 2019 • 47 min
With 15 years in big corporations, working to increase their social responsibility and environmental sustainability, Asha became friends with host Georgia. They sit down for a chat about Asha’ story, the power of finding your own story, and how Asha is…
πŸ§ͺπŸ₯Š Sci Fight — Are Humans Worth Saving? | Science Comedy Debates
Oct 2, 2019 • 74 min
Listen into a Sci-Fight, a live science comedy debate, about whether or not in these climactic times, humans are worth saving.
Rapid Reaction — Coca-Cola, Brisbane Festival, and refilling stations
Sep 29, 2019 • 18 min
Brett Tait, Founder of We-Refill joins Mark for a rapid reaction to Coca-Cola’s hostility to refilling stations at the Brisbane Festival.
Kate Selway — Science at the Extreme
Sep 28, 2019 • 23 min
Dr Kate Selway is an Earth scientist who is passionate about understanding how our amazing planet works. She has led research teams in the deserts of central Australia, the savannas of East Africa, and the frozen expanses of the Greenland and Antarctic…
A Week after the Global Climate Strikes — Voices from Gosford, Airlie Beach, and Melbourne
Sep 26, 2019 • 44 min
Climactic contributors Beth and Fien were out at climate strikes outside of the main centres, and recorded great talks with strikers of all kinds. We also have a panel from a special screening of 2040, with SS4C and SEED organisers, and a representative…
The Road to COP25 — Dispatch 1
Sep 24, 2019 • 7 min
Kri McNamara is attending COP25 in Chile in December as a youth delegate for Australia through Global Voices, a policy NGO. She’ll be sharing with us her learnings and experiences along her journey leading up to, and at, the United Nations Climate Change…
Beth Spencer — In Depth with James Bradley | Author of Clade
Sep 21, 2019 • 63 min
Author and new collective member Beth Spencer hosts award-winning Australian author James Bradley on Climactic.
Simon Moore — XR Leeds | The Rebellion Continues
Sep 18, 2019 • 47 min
Correspondent Simon Moore sends in an update about the unfolding story of Extinction Rebellion, and the wider climate community, in Leeds, UK.
The Amazon Fires Special
Sep 14, 2019 • 41 min
In this episode we grapple with the emotions and reactions to the land clearing fires in the Brazilian Amazon. We hear from members of the community, past guests, and hear context from news services.
Violet Coco — My Arrest Story | Extinction Rebellion Victoria
Sep 13, 2019 • 12 min
Violet Coco shares the story of her arrest on September 6th.
Bronwyn Gresham — Three Lessons on Self-care in Activism, with Anthony Gleeson
Sep 7, 2019 • 39 min
Bronwyn has a great chat with community stalwart, long-time activist, former school teacher and community radio host Anthony Gleeson, and gleans three key lessons about personally sustaining activism.
Dr. Darlene Lim — NASA Geobiologist
Aug 31, 2019 • 35 min
Dr Renee Beale, Curator of National Science Week for Victoria, sits down with key speaker Dr Darlene Lim for a chat about the natural world, and what the study of Mars analogues has taught her about life on Earth.
August Activism Update
Aug 29, 2019 • 39 min
We check in with four campaigns to hear what’s the latest.
Attending Climate Reality — Three Months On w/ Mark and Georgia
Aug 25, 2019 • 58 min
In June, Climactic hosts Mark and Georgia attended Climate Reality Training, with Al Gore and over 700 other attendees. Hear them recap their experience and what they learned.
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Home Ground
Aug 23, 2019 • 14 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On History, Art and Loving a Tree
Aug 21, 2019 • 17 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Animals
Aug 19, 2019 • 17 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — Atherton Tablelands
Aug 18, 2019 • 61 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller.
Art Breaker pilot | §OJUX — Monster Not Happy
Aug 11, 2019 • 43 min
The pilot episode of the newest show on the Climactic Network, Art Breaker. A show about the art we love, and how it gets made, in these climactic times.
Newsball — CFC You Next Tuesday
Aug 2, 2019 • 65 min
Guest episode from Newsball — This episode has explicit language.
Rapid Reaction — Victoria Waste Crisis | SKM Closure and CDS, with Cr Kat Copsey and Annett Finger
Jul 31, 2019 • 22 min
Mark speaks to Port Phillip Councillor Kat Copsey and CDS campaigner Annett Finger about the closure of Victoria’s largest recycler by the state Environmental Protection Agency, and where to next for a broken recycling system. Is it time for a Container…
The RegenNarration — 2040 with Damon Gameau and Julie Leslie
Jul 26, 2019 • 54 min
Guest episode from The RegenNarration by Anthony James, a panel conversation with filmmaker Damon Gameau after a screening of his film, 2040.
Warndu — Eating good, eating native w/ Rebecca Sullivan, Damien Coulthard and Maree Lowes
Jul 19, 2019 • 45 min
Warndu Mai is the newest book from Rebecca Sullivan and Damien Coulthard about native Australian foods and plants. The story of Australian natives is an important one, and we dive into it here.
Costa Georgiadis and Dirt Girl — Get Grubby TV
Jul 12, 2019 • 30 min
Mark sat down with Costa and Dirt Girl after a Costa’s World live performance at the Ballarat Begonia Festival in 2018. This recording has been revived and restored, by new Climactic editor Reece.
Tim Forcey — My Efficient Electric Home | How can a Facebook group tackle climate change?
Jul 5, 2019 • 47 min
Tim Forcey, through extensive work at the University of Melbourne, and the thinktank Beyond Zero Emissions, is a household name in a very particular type of household. But the work he does on home energy efficiency is relevant to every household. He…
What can we learn from Hong Kong? Can democracy save Lake Knox?
Jul 4, 2019 • 28 min
In this special episode, we have two contrasting stories. One from Jo Dodds, Bega Shire Councillor, who has been in Hong Kong for the record-smashing protests, on how one act of violence has warped a mass movement. Another from Knox, in eastern Melbourne,…
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Nature
Jul 1, 2019 • 48 min
The fourth in a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, nature.
Lottie Dalziel — Banish Waste!? Sound good? Here’s how!
Jun 28, 2019 • 44 min
Lottie is the founder of Banish, an educational resource and platform for disposable product alternatives. Georgia met her at Climate Reality in Brisbane earlier in the month, and with Plastic Free July just around the corner, this was the perfect time to…
Rapid Reaction — City of Sydney Climate Emergency Declaration
Jun 26, 2019 • 12 min
Sydney has declared a climate emergency. We hear from the community, from messages sent into us, what that means, and what comes next.
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Fashion
Jun 24, 2019 • 22 min
The third of a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, fashion.
Damien Cole — Update | Tangaroa Blue — Re-release
Jun 21, 2019 • 46 min
Climactic guest and friend of the show Damien Cole has been injured in a surfing accident in Bali. Hear an interview with him from just before he went on holiday. And, we re-release our interview with Heidi Taylor of Tangaroa Blue.
A Museum for The Path Ahead: New York City’s Climate Museum — ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Keynote
Jun 13, 2019 • 58 min
The second keynote from the Climarte ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Festival, this podcast episode features embedded images. Listen in a podcast app for the best experience.
Violet — Extinction Rebellion Melbourne
Jun 10, 2019 • 30 min
A bonus extended interview with Violet from Extinction Rebellion Melbourne on methods, motivations, and theories of change.
Extinction Rebellion Oz x UK - the people behind the protest
Jun 8, 2019 • 56 min
This episode is a collaboration with friends of the show in Leeds, England, featuring voices from Melbourne, Sydney, Leeds and London. Go behind the headlines to learn more about Extinction Rebellion, and the people behind the movement, about why they are…
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Food
Jun 3, 2019 • 52 min
The second of a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, food.
Matt Wicking — Overcoming fatigue, building power
May 31, 2019 • 50 min
This week Bronwyn interviews facilitator, artist, and musician Matt Wicking.
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Water
May 28, 2019 • 40 min
The first of a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, water.
Reid Pierce — How the Inner West was Won
May 24, 2019 • 43 min
When we asked Reid Pierce how he managed to get the Inner West Council to declare a climate emergency he answered, ‘I just asked them’. This is a conversation of hope, action, the importance of language and using momentum to enact change. With the results…
Museums & Activism: Slaying the zombie myth of institutional neutrality — ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Keynote
May 17, 2019 • 61 min
This is the adaptation for the Climactic podcast of the first keynote of Climarte’s Art + Climate = Change Festival.
Mairin Briody — Expressing Climate Hope Through Art
May 10, 2019 • 51 min
Maxine interviews regional Victorian painter Mairin Briody, about her beautiful works, and her outlook of finding positivity in the time of climate change.
Dispatches from My Extremely Long Walk and Mattlawie Ecological Centre
May 3, 2019 • 41 min
Hear from Shannon as he walks from Melbourne to Canberra to deliver the message to the Australian Parliament that far greater action is needed on climate change. Mark interviews a permaculture farmer and community educator in the Volta Region of Ghana,…
The Melbourne School Strike for Climate — The Turning Point?
Apr 26, 2019 • 51 min
Look back on the March 15th School Strike for Climate by hearing what happened in Melbourne on the day, then hear what the reaction and actions have been since the strike, and why the imminent Australian election is vital in the fight for climate action.
Josh Cox — Education and Extinction (Reptile Encounters)
Apr 19, 2019 • 44 min
Mark has a chat with animal educator and mobile zoo operator Josh Cox, about his passion for maligned animals, educating kids about habitat loss and climate change, and creating better humans.
Their Own Words — Lake Knox, Endangered Ducks, and Community Action
Apr 13, 2019 • 40 min
Lake Knox is a deep-water lake in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and is the habitat of an endangered species. The community is trying to stop development plans for the lake site, and in this episode you’ll learn what they are trying, why it’s…
Shannon’s Extremely Long Walk for Climate Action
Apr 10, 2019 • 31 min
Shannon is a young man who’d had enough with Australia’s lack of action on climate change, and has made the decision to walk up to the counter to complain. And by counter, we mean the capital. And by walk, we mean walk. 700 kilometers.
Wiebe Wakker — The 33 Country EV Roadtrip
Apr 3, 2019 • 63 min
Climactic celebrates it’s half-century with a fun, fascinating chat with Wiebe, a young man from the Netherlands who travelled through thirty-three countries in a decade-old electric car, using only the generousity of others.
Holly Hammond — Climate Community Care Bear
Mar 27, 2019 • 45 min
Bronwyn talks to Holly Hammond, and of course the conversation turns to self-care, but this time Bronwyn is able to learn from a self-care expert, and self-described “care bear” of the activist community.
Climate Reality Training — Why to Apply
Mar 24, 2019 • 49 min
The Climate Reality Project Australia and Al Gore are headed to Brisbane to train people like you, yes you, in the Climactic community, to #LeadOnClimate.
Senator Richard di Natale — Facing the Climate Crisis
Mar 20, 2019 • 39 min
This episode sees Mark sit down with the leader of the Australian Greens Party, Doctor Richard di Natale, in his office, to talk about how he is facing the climate crisis personally and politically.
School Strike for Climate Special
Mar 12, 2019 • 41 min
Friday, the 15th of March, 2019, will see 50 school strikes across Australia, and many more across 78 countries. They’re shaping up to be the largest united protests in history. So, in this special we hear from the organizers of these historic strikes,…
Jackie Matthews — Sustainability, Scrap, and Social Responsibility
Mar 6, 2019 • 45 min
This episode is a great chat with a Geelong businesswoman, Jackie Matthews, who’s business Scrap Solutions is confronting the recycling crisis head-on. Learn more about how the world of recycling works, at this vital time where we need a fix to how we…
Fight for the Bight — Torquay
Mar 5, 2019 • 14 min
Norway’s state oil company Equinor has the greenlight to drill in the Great Australian Bight, in some of the world’s roughest seas, and at extreme depths. The locals and lovers of the Australian coast have said no, and sent strong messages of their…
Gretchen Miller — Crafting Connection to the Natural World
Feb 27, 2019 • 45 min
In her first episode of Climactic, host Georgia Sheil interviews Gretchen Miller, a twenty year ABC radio feature creator, audio artist, and Climactic’s own special advisor. Hear beautiful excerpts of Gretchen’s work for the ABC, RN, and BBC, and her…
Carolyn Ingvarson — Creating Lighter Footprints
Feb 20, 2019 • 43 min
New member of the Climactic Collective, Bronwyn Gresham, brings us this week’s episode. An interview with Carolyn Ingvarson, founder of influential Melbourne residents group Lighter Footprints, on how the group came about, her approach to leadership,…
Climactic x AIRAH — A New Phase
Feb 13, 2019 • 23 min
Mark announces the new changes to Climactic, and brings you an episode of the AIRAH on Air podcast about Australia’s first large-scale carbon-neutral housing estate.
Sustainable Living Festival Bonus — Climate Leaders x Sustainable Hour
Feb 12, 2019 • 35 min
Second bonus episode from the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne. The veteran hosts of The Sustainable Hour joined in a great conversation with two of the Melbourne organisers of Climate Leaders. Enjoy!
Sustainable Living Festival Bonus — Ten years on from Black Saturday
Feb 11, 2019 • 9 min
In this bonus episode from the National Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, we hear from Carol Ride, founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate, on the tenth anniversary of Victoria’s Black Saturday fires.
Maiysha Moin — Striking Leadership (School Strike for Climate)
Feb 6, 2019 • 31 min
This week Mark talks to Maiysha, the MC of Melbourne’s School Strike for Climate that place November 2018. They talk her path into activism, what’s next for School Strike for Climate, and the group’s next big initiative, Climate Leaders.
Their Own Words — Stop Adani Gold Coast
Jan 30, 2019 • 67 min
The Gold Coast chapter of Stop Adani, a grassroots environmental network Australia-wide, take over this week’s show. They got in a studio to record this story of how their group works, the campaign they’re on, and the successes they’ve had. They also give…
Jo Dodds — The Tathra Tiger
Jan 23, 2019 • 52 min
Mark talks to Jo Dodds, city councilor in the Bega Valley Shire, on New South Wale’s Sapphire Coast, an outspoken proponent for greater action on climate change, and critic of the current Australian government.
Live Talk: Psychology for a Safe Climate — Impact of experiencing bushfire in the era of climate change
Jan 16, 2019 • 34 min
This episode is a live talk from Psychology for a Safe Climate, grappling with the topic of bushfire, and how to engage with the elephant in the room, climate change, in the aftermath of fire.
Why isn’t there a Nobel Prize for Climate Change?
Jan 9, 2019 • 35 min
Mark talks to Helene and Raoul, a young couple behind a campaign to create a new Nobel Prize for Climate Change Action.
#climatepodcase | A Rational Fear — Dodo AIDS is making a comeback | #ClimateWeekQLD | 6th June 2019
Jan 5, 2019 • 94 min
You may notice there is one word we’re avoiding to say in the show. That word begins with A and ends in I, has Dan in between. We were told about 20 minutes before the show, so some minor tweaks had to happen on the fly. I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to…
The Blunt Report x Climactic - Can Mark sound smart talking climate change?
Jan 2, 2019 • 97 min
This episode is a collaboration with The Blunt Report, a long-form conversation podcast about science, technology, philosophy, et al.
Let’s discuss: COP24, and the End of Year One
Dec 19, 2018 • 39 min
With 36 main episodes, close to 50 shows including bonuses and a miniseries, there’s been over 24 hours of Climactic published since we launched in April. So with the end of the year looming, Rich and Mark look back on the first year of the show. But,…
Paulina Valdes — “Winner of the first Climactic Storytelling Contest”
Dec 12, 2018 • 35 min
Earlier this year, in association with a student group at the University of Melbourne, Climactic ran our first climate change storytelling contest. In this episode, hear the winning story, and an interview with the winning storyteller.
Jenn Lavers and Annett Finger — “Legends in Ocean Plastics”
Dec 5, 2018 • 35 min
This week we have not one scientist, marine debris expert, and communicator, but two. Jennifer Lavers and Annett Finger are top of their fields, and old friends as well. So you’ll hear not only insights and expertise, but be along for some laughs.
Lis Bastian — “The Big Fix”
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
Rich talks to Lis Bastian, founder of community media organisation The Big Fix, about using media for good, and living purposefully, both in the face of serious illness, and in facing the biggest issues threatening our communities.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 9
Nov 22, 2018 • 20 min
The day before polling day, here’s a final update from Act on Climate, and interviews with voters and candidates on the importance of this election in the context of climate change.
Beth Hill — “Finding Resilience in Vulnerability”
Nov 21, 2018 • 45 min
Beth Hill is an anthropologist, and a member of Psychology for a Safe Climate, a non-profit group of psychologists and other helping professionals who donate their time and effort to helping people deal with the psychological effects of working on the…
Plastic-Free Victoria Alliance November meeting
Nov 18, 2018 • 46 min
Recorded excerpts from the Plastic-Free Victoria Alliance, November meeting, held at the Port Phillip Eco Centre.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 8
Nov 17, 2018 • 7 min
Week 8, and it’s one week till the polls open. Hear about how Act on Climate’s Head in the Sand action went, and about some of the latest updates in the race.
Leigh Baker - “Hacking Human Systems for Climate Progress”
Nov 14, 2018 • 34 min
Leigh Baker, listener favourite, is back with her fresh perspective and deep knowledge of how to get things done. We talk human systems, marketing for good, and approaching human psychology as the irrational, emotional, conflicted beast it is.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 7
Nov 10, 2018 • 14 min
Banter plus a 360 degree mic makes this a lively episode. Leigh gives a great overview not just of where we’re at with the election, but of the history and wins of Act on Climate. Great on-ramp for new listeners.
Tim Lo Surdo — “Campaigners are people that believe in a better world”
Nov 7, 2018 • 37 min
We spoke to Tim Lo Surdo, Director of Democracy in Colour, a racial justice campaigning organization. We hear Tim’s origins into activism, working alongside and with climate activists while pursuing parallel aims for social justice, and what motivates him…
Kate Wattchow from Act On Climate — Episode 6 of the AOC Miniseries
Nov 3, 2018 • 43 min
An interview with Kate Wattchow, a campaigner with FoE’s Act on Climate collective. Kate is a force to be reckoned with at AoC, and puts a lot of time and effort into the campaigns. In this episode we find out why, and what sustains her.
Brett Hedger — Part Two: ” With Eyes Open”
Oct 31, 2018 • 35 min
This week wraps up our two-part interview with Brett Hedger. We talk the hard edge of sustainable and the reality of the choices, and changes, we’re facing.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 5
Oct 27, 2018 • 6 min
Week five of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.
Brett Hedger — Part One: “Zero Impact Man”
Oct 24, 2018 • 33 min
This week is the first of a two-part interview with Brett Hedger, aka Zero Waste man. Brett is a normal enough guy by day, a Sustainability Officer at council, but on special occasions Zero Waste Man comes out to drop reality bombs, and show a way forward.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 4
Oct 20, 2018 • 11 min
Week four of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.
Damien Cole — Part Two: “Passion in Politics”
Oct 17, 2018 • 33 min
Part 2 of Maxine’s interview with Damien Cole, independent candidate in the November 24th Victorian state election
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 3
Oct 13, 2018 • 21 min
Week three of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.
Damien Cole — Part One: “Common Sense Campaigning”
Oct 10, 2018 • 36 min
New contributor (and past guest) Max talks to Damien Cole, independent candidate in the November 24th Victorian state election, about running a climate aware campaign.
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 2
Oct 7, 2018 • 8 min
Week two of our unfolding miniseries following Act on Climate, a political activism group, on the lead-up to the Victorian State Election.
Heidi Taylor — “Tangaroa Blue, marine debris forensics, and becoming a beach litter detective”
Oct 3, 2018 • 26 min
Heidi Taylor, founder and director of Tangaroa Blue, one of Australia’s leading marine debris and ocean plastic clean-up and source reduction campaign groups, sits down for interview with Mark. Hear the story of the founding of the group, how to get…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 1
Sep 29, 2018 • 7 min
In the weeks leading up to the Victorian state election on November 24th, Climactic is going behind the scenes with a leading political and environmental campaigning group, Act on Climate. Listen in to updates about the campaign, report backs from…
ShareWaste - “Creating value, and friendships, from kitchen waste”
Sep 26, 2018 • 31 min
Hear the story of the creation of ShareWaste, the easy way to use your kitchen scraps to create soil, avoid landfill, and stop greenhouse gas. The founders share their motivations, their thinking, and their views on climate change, and hear from a…
Effect the Change — “Making videos about sustainability fun”
Sep 19, 2018 • 26 min
Mark talks to the two founders of Effect the Change, a YouTube channel that spreads useful information about sustainability, while having fun.
Let’s discuss: How best can I help?
Sep 12, 2018 • 24 min
This week Mark and Rich break down a recurring theme from our first 20 episodes. Is it enough to be personally sustainable? Or is it much more effective to put pressure on governments and systems to adapt to our new reality?
Phil Wilkinson — “Reversing Global Warming with HVAC&R and Drawdown”
Sep 5, 2018 • 53 min
Phil is a leader in the HVAC&R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Regfrigeration) industry, a huge power consumer and emissions causer, but one vital to our world. We talk the human side of AC and cooling, Phil’s story, and finally, share some…
Leigh Baker — “The power of systems, optimism, and Project Drawdown”
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Leigh Baker is a great thinker, problem-solver, and researcher. She’s delved deep into Project Drawdown, and other projects, that show we have all the tools we need to fix climate change.
Bonus Episode: Jane Kou, Bring Me Home — Stopping food waste, saving money, and empowering individuals
Aug 27, 2018 • 16 min
This is a bonus episode of Climactic all about a new start-up from Melbourne, Bring Me Home, and the founder’s mission to stop food waste.
Nick Carter - “Impactful Activism with AYCC”
Aug 22, 2018 • 58 min
This episode Mark talks youth activism with Nick Carter, AYCC organizer working in Townsville, northern Queensland. They discuss volunteer-group fit, how volunteers can shape an organization, and how to keep volunteers satisfied and coming back for years.…
Climactic x Climarte — “The Artist and the Activist” feat. Dale Cox
Aug 15, 2018 • 57 min
Climactic goes to the art gallery! This show features the artist Dale Cox, in conversation with Climarte founder Guy Abrahams, about his new exhibition all about life in the Anthropocene, Inner Logic.
Liz O’Dwyer and Madeline Clarke — “Sustainable Consulting, and starting from anywhere”
Aug 8, 2018 • 35 min
Mark speaks to two consultants focused on sustainability, for individuals, and for the restaurant industry.
Tracy Sorensen — “Writing climate fiction, living climate reality”
Aug 1, 2018 • 41 min
Rich talks to writer, activist, and community leader Tracy Sorensen about her motivations, her perspective, and her work.
Gabriella Maher — “Six weeks waste free, and counting”
Jul 24, 2018 • 34 min
Mark chats with Gabby Maher, a Climate for Change volunteer, who recently took up a zero-waste challenge to raise funds for C4C. We talk about what it’s like to live without producing waste for six weeks, and what she’s doing now.
Mark Rathbone — Biodynamic Farming and Climate Change
Jul 17, 2018 • 35 min
This week Rich interviews one of Australia’s leading biodynamic farmers, Mark Rathbone. Mark talks eloquently on his family’s introduction to biodynamics, what exactly it involves and how he’s noticed, and dealt with, the harmful effects of a lack of…
Climate Reality Project — 12 years on from An Inconvenient Truth
Jul 11, 2018 • 45 min
Climactic’s first panel features 4 voices, Katy and Chris, interns at the Climate Reality Project’s Australia office, Marcus Gibson, one of the first 150 trained by Al Gore in 2006, and co-host Mark, trying to keep up.
Laura Wilson — “The Tidy Kiwi”
Jul 4, 2018 • 52 min
This week is an exciting first for Climactic, with two Kiwis in the studio. Mark talks to Laura Wilson of Big Little Brush, a social enterprise in Melbourne using bamboo toothbrushes to do much, much more.
Fiona Rossiter — “The Practical Permaculturalist”
Jun 27, 2018 • 44 min
This week Rich talks to Fiona Rossiter, cafe owner, business woman, author, registered nurse, mother of eight and former councillor in the Central West city of Orange, NSW. Fiona tells her own history in running Orange’s iconic Bissy’s Cafe with husband…
Trash Bags on Tour
Jun 20, 2018 • 31 min
This week Mark does a solo flight, and by that we mean he takes a bus tour. But this is no normal tour — this is a beach clean-up.
John Fry — “The Landcare Councillor”
Jun 13, 2018 • 41 min
Rich talks to John Fry, Environmental Projects Manager at Skillset, former Landcare co-ordinator, experienced land manager and now Greens councillor on Bathurst Regional Council. What John doesn’t know about sustainability in the Central West isn’t worth…
Oli Moraes – “Creating a Climate for Change”
Jun 6, 2018 • 46 min
In this episode Mark talks to Oli Moraes, a facilitator trainer for Climate for Change, an environmental group that’s combining climate change conversations with a powerful model, one perfected decades ago by Tupperware.
Waste Special, Part One
May 30, 2018 • 55 min
The first in a two-part series, this episode frames the new and concerning waste recycling problem in Australia. The situation has grown critical since China’s “National Sword” decision earlier this year, not to take our recycling. Changing the ground…
El Gibbs — “The Consensus Builder”
May 23, 2018 • 23 min
This week, Climactic co-host Rich Bowden trudges back — with microphone and coffee money in hand — to his previous hometown of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. There he sat down with old friend, community activist, freelance writer,…
Councillor Kat Copsey - “The Waste Guru”
May 14, 2018 • 39 min
In this week’s episode, Climactic co-host Mark Spencer talks to Cr Kat Copsey of Port Phillip Council in Melbourne, Victoria. They talk waste, and why they both hate that word, cool tech innovations in recycling, the path from a lawyer to an organiser to…
Dugald Holmes — “Unexpected Climate Activist”
May 9, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Mark talks to Dugald Holmes, his great friend and inspiration behind Climactic.
Councillor Tim Baxter — “Combating Climate Change through Local Government”
May 2, 2018 • 64 min
Mark Spencer goes one-on-one with Councillor Tim Baxter of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Council. Tim’s passion for the environment and determination to drive through essential policies designed to mitigate against climate change is obvious in this…
Maxine Bazeley — “The Recruiter”
Apr 25, 2018 • 49 min
Climactic’s Mark Spencer talks to Maxine Bazeley, of Teal Collective, about her transition from the high-powered lifestyle of a career professional to her new sustainable projects!
Welcome to Climactic
Apr 21, 2018 • 18 min
Introducing a new Australian-based podcast about climate change, sustainable living and caring for our Earth.