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2040 x Climactic — School Strike Solidarity Sit-Down | inside the day, behind the speeches
Dec 3 • 24 min
Climactic teamed up with the outreach team of the amazing 2040 documentary to bring you this episode. You'll find links here to their video here. Past guests Fatima and Marco join Chrissy, one of the MCs from this event, and Jai Allan Wright, the first…
Community Update | Jo Dodds in Canberra with Melinda and Dean/Can the Plan rally
Dec 2 • 5 min
Collective member and Bega Councillor Jo Dodds sends in an update from Canberra during one very eventful day. Woman brings remains of home lost in NSW bushfires to parliament in climate protest Convoy at parliament to protest Basin PlanSpecial Guest: Jo…
Beth Spencer — with poet Magdalena Ball on writing about Climate Grief
Nov 30 • 71 min
The Climactic Network has launched a new show, Art Breaker, all about the art being made in this time of climate emergency. This episode, an in-depth conversation with writer, poet, and podcaster Magdalena Ball, was originally recorded for Art Breaker,…
The Weekly Wrap - pilot episode from Transition Australia
Nov 27 • 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. We'd love to know your feedback about how to…
On the Parliament Steps with Daniel Bleakley | XR Global Hunger Strike
Nov 25 • 25 min
Mark joined Daniel Bleakley on the steps of the Victorian Parliament for a chat about the past 7 days of his hunger strike, the global XR hunger strike, his methods and self-care through this experience, and much more. From Daniel; "Day 7. Seventh day of…
Road to COP25: A seminar from the Monash Energy Club
Nov 23 • 74 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Climactic Community Corner Southeast MP Engagement Group, next meeting 6pm, Tuesday, 10th December, Port Phillip Ecocentre, St Kilda. Email…
Climate Strike Roundtable: The Strikes One Year On, and next strike November 29th.
Nov 18 • 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. Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us…
Sci-Fight — Does Nature Know Best? | Science Comedy Debates
Nov 16 • 92 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Climactic Community Corner Night Terrace Kickstarter Larry Leadbeater Kickstarter The Commons Library Recorded at Howler, October 17th. Sci Fight Science…
Bronwyn Gresham — Transition for Resilience with Paul Shelton
Nov 9 • 51 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Climactic Community Corner Night Terrace Kickstarter Nature for Life Rally - November 28th, 12pm, Melbourne Parliament, Spring Street. Meet Paul Shelton.…
Climactic X Nori: Reversing Climate Change | Restoring Soil Health for Resilient Farms—with Louise Edmonds of Intuit Earth
Nov 2 • 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. Thanks to Ross, Christophe and Alessandra for allowing us to bring you this episode…
From the Environmental Film Festival of Australia | A post-screening panel from The Hottest August
Oct 31 • 29 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Australian Premiere ‘What were you doing while the planet was burning?’ This is the question posed by The Hottest August, offering fascinating…
Tess Chapman — The Realities of Climate Change in the Solomon Islands | Patrick Rose
Oct 26 • 49 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! New Climactic host Tess interviews photographer Patrick Rose about his last 18 months with the UN Development Program in the Solomon Islands. Patrick has…
Bob Brown, Maiysha Moin, and more | La Trobe University — Climate Change in Australia: Where to Now?
Oct 23 • 51 min
Our thanks to La Trobe University and Prof. Robert Manne for allowing us to record and produce this episode. Thanks to Reece Gray, Climactic editor, for production. Recorced at the National Gallery of Victoria, September 17th 2019. Liking the show? Leave…
Art Breaker Launch | Interview with host Beth Spencer
Oct 19 • 57 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Beth Spencer is one of the hosts of the first new show from the Climactic Network, a stable of shows by and for the climate community. In this episode…
Veena Sahajwalla — Local Manufacturing, what a Circular Economy would really look like
Oct 12 • 37 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! 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…
The International Rebellion — The End of the Beginning
Oct 11 • 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. Special Guest: Katherine Copsey.
Extinction Rebellion | On Arrests and Bail Conditions — Stories from the Spring Rebellion
Oct 9 • 32 min
A story of an arrest, the shaky foundations for harsh bail, your rights as a protestor in Australia and advice. Along with some chants, slam poetry, and inspiration. We're halfway through week one of the International Rebellion. Here's a resource when…
XR London from Simon Moore — Day One | George Monbiot, KT Tunstall and more
Oct 8 • 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 • 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. Links:A Throw Away Planet - FacebookA Throwaway Planet video interview
Georgia Sheil — On empowering women and girls and climate change with Asha Kayla, international sustainability expert
Oct 4 • 47 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! With 15 years in big corporations, working to increase their social responsibility and environmental sustainability, Asha became friends with host…
Sci-Fight — Are Humans Worth Saving? | Science Comedy Debates
Oct 2 • 74 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Recorded at Howler, August 21st. This month, Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate is partnering with Science Gallery Melbourne to explore their 2019…
Rapid Reaction — Coca-Cola, Brisbane Festival, and refilling stations
Sep 29 • 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. Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible!Special Guest:…
Kate Selway — Science at the Extreme
Sep 28 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 63 min
Author and new collective member Beth Spencer hosts award-winning Australian author James Bradley on Climactic. They discuss his cli-fi novel Clade, YA series The Change, his article in the Monthly earlier this year about the influence of the coal lobby…
Simon Moore — XR Leeds | The Rebellion Continues
Sep 18 • 47 min
Since Simon's first dispatch, which you can hear here, a lot's been happening in Leeds, the UK, and the whole world. Extinction Rebellion have been active, and they're gearing up for more. Simon brings us the voices from the people, to go behind the…
The Amazon Fires Special
Sep 14 • 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. We'd love to continue to do these community response…
Violet Coco — My Arrest Story | Extinction Rebellion Victoria
Sep 13 • 12 min
Violet Coco shares the story of her arrest on September 6th.Special Guest: Violet Coco.Links:International Rebellion: Begins 7 October 2019 - Extinction RebellionXR VIC - FacebookDr Rowan Williams, “… the future of the human race is now at stake” -…
Bronwyn Gresham — Three Lessons on Self-care in Activism, with Anthony Gleeson
Sep 7 • 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. Also, we celebrate our 75th numbered episode and 100th…
Dr. Darlene Lim — NASA Geobiologist
Aug 31 • 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. Liking the show? Leave us a rating and…
August Activism Update
Aug 29 • 39 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Greta Thunberg is in NYC, the Amazon's being burnt down, Origin Energy want to frack the NT, and here in Victoria we're trying to save 800-year-old trees…
Attending Climate Reality — Three Months On w/ Mark and Georgia
Aug 25 • 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. With thanks to Marisa and Kaushik, two other attendees who sent in messages.…
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Home Ground
Aug 23 • 14 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller. It's from her collaboration with Landcare, the Rescue Project, and you can find more information here. Gretchen's previous guest appearance on…
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On History, Art and Loving a Tree
Aug 21 • 17 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller. It's from her collaboration with Landcare, the Rescue Project, and you can find more information here. Gretchen's previous guest appearance on…
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — On Animals
Aug 19 • 17 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller. It's from her collaboration with Landcare, the Rescue Project, and you can find more information here. Gretchen's previous guest appearance on…
Gretchen Miller | The Rescue Project — Atherton Tablelands
Aug 18 • 61 min
This is a special guest episode from storyteller, producer, former guest and friend of the show Gretchen Miller. It's from her collaboration with Landcare, the Rescue Project, and you can find more information here. Gretchen's previous guest appearance on…
Art Breaker pilot | §OJUX — Monster Not Happy
Aug 11 • 43 min
Greg Grassi is half of the electronic music duo §OJUX, and one of the hosts of the newest show on the Climactic Network, Art Breaker. In this episode he breaks down the process of how one of the tracks on their new EP was made, and his thoughts on musical…
Newsball — CFC You Next Tuesday
Aug 2 • 65 min
Guest episode from Newsball — This episode has explicit language. "This week in a very special episode we have our first ever guest Mark Spencer from the Climactic Network! Mark and his friends over at Climactic host a show that tell peoples stories on…
Rapid Reaction — Victoria Waste Crisis | SKM Closure and CDS, with Cr Kat Copsey and Annett Finger
Jul 31 • 22 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Mark speaks to Port Phillip Councillor Kat Copsey and CDS campaigner Annett Finger about the closure of Victoria's largest recycler by the state…
The RegenNarration — 2040 with Damon Gameau and Julie Leslie
Jul 26 • 54 min
Liking the show? Leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here! Support us directly on Pozible! Guest episode from The RegenNarration: Damon Gameau has received multiple standing ovations around the world as he has accompanied the premiere…
Warndu — Eating good, eating native w/ Rebecca Sullivan, Damien Coulthard and Maree Lowes
Jul 19 • 45 min
Rebecca Sullivan, Damien Coulthard, and Maree Lowes are three incredible people who we're thrilled to have with us on this episode. Recorded at the bookstore Better Read Than Dead on the night of the launch of Rebecca and Damien's latest book, Warndu Mai,…
Costa Georgiadis and Dirt Girl — Get Grubby TV
Jul 12 • 30 min
Costa's World has been hugely popular among kids, and it wasn't hard to see why when Costa and Dirt Girl performend live at the Ballarat Begonia Festival in 2018. The Festival was a month before Climactic launched, and host Mark had the chance to…
Tim Forcey — My Efficient Electric Home | How can a Facebook group tackle climate change?
Jul 5 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 44 min
It wasn't until Lottie Dalziel tried to drastically reduce her waste as part of her New Year's resolution in 2018 that she realised how hard it was not only to find environmentally-friendly products but also find credible information around waste. In…
Rapid Reaction — City of Sydney Climate Emergency Declaration
Jun 26 • 12 min
Sydney has declared a climate emergency. What does that mean? Not just in the fight against climate change, and to change the trajectory of Australia's transition, but to us as people? Has it lifted our spirits, topped up our tanks, are we feeling…
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Fashion
Jun 24 • 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.Links:Home |…
Damien Cole — Update | Tangaroa Blue — Re-release
Jun 21 • 46 min
Climactic guest and friend of the show Damien Cole has been injured in a surfing accident in Bali. Find his GoFundMe page here if you're able to help out. He's recovering well and in hospital, but did not have insurance on this trip. Damien has been an…
A Museum for The Path Ahead: New York City’s Climate Museum — ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 Keynote
Jun 13 • 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. Here's a great explainer for how to get a podcast app. This keynote was delivered by…
Violet — Extinction Rebellion Melbourne
Jun 10 • 30 min
In our latest episode (www.climactic.fm/60) we heard voices from 4 different cities, all members of the group Extinction Rebellion. In this bonus we have an extended interview with one member, and get more into the details of how XR operates, and what the…
Extinction Rebellion Oz x UK - the people behind the protest
Jun 8 • 56 min
Extinction Rebellion is a group, a collection of groups, making waves, taking headlines, and getting a reaction, all over the world. But what is XR? Where's it from, how does it work? Who are these 'rebels'? In this episode, we find out. You'll hear the…
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Food
Jun 3 • 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. Special Guest: Sophie…
Matt Wicking — Overcoming fatigue, building power
May 31 • 50 min
Matt Wicking is a well-known figure in the environmental community. Through years of mentoring and facilitating at the Centre for Sustainable Leadership, he's worked with some of the leaders in the community, and helped them find their strength. Two of…
ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 presents Climate Bites: Water
May 28 • 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. Links:Home |…
Reid Pierce — How the Inner West was Won
May 24 • 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 • 61 min
This is the adaptation for the Climactic podcast of the first keynote of Climarte's Art + Climate = Change Festival. Beka Economopoulos and Jason Jones (USA) Co-founders of The Natural History Museum and Not An Alternative, a collective that works at the…
Mairin Briody — Expressing Climate Hope Through Art
May 10 • 50 min
Mairin Briody describes herself as ‘an artist living and working on stolen Wadawurrung country in the regional town of Ballarat, Victoria’. She is practicing within her context of motherhood and our current political state of climate change denial. Her…
Dispatches from My Extremely Long Walk and Mattlawie Ecological Centre
May 3 • 41 min
This episode is largely brought to you by Facebook voice messages, and it's a great way to get your story on the show as well! Just send us your voice messages from live events, use them to interview someone, or just send us your thoughts. Shannon…
The Melbourne School Strike for Climate — The Turning Point?
Apr 26 • 51 min
The March 15th School Strike for Climate was a global event. Quite possibly the largest-ever coordinated strikes, not just by school students, but by anyone in history, the #ss4c movement has become a force. Listen to how the day unfolded at Melbourne's…
Josh Cox — Education and Extinction (Reptile Encounters)
Apr 19 • 44 min
Reptile Encounters is a mobile zoo. A zoo that comes to you, whether to a classroom or boardroom, for schools or corporate events. It's not a new concept. But Josh, the founder, is bringing fresh eyes and a perspective with a sustainability focus to the…
Their Own Words — Lake Knox, Endangered Ducks, and Community Action
Apr 13 • 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 • 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. This is a…
Wiebe Wakker — The 33 Country EV Roadtrip
Apr 3 • 63 min
Wiebe Wakker is a rare type of person, one you don't encounter very often, and who you might think doesn't exist anymore. Wiebe's an adventurer. But he's not off pillaging foreign lands or taking part in destructive activities in the name of fun. He's…
Holly Hammond — Climate Community Care Bear
Mar 27 • 45 min
Holly Hammond is a stalwart of the social activism community, but when she's not on the baricades or on a march, she's practising radical self-care, and helping others to do the same. Burnout is endemic in the activist community, but maybe it doesn't have…
Climate Reality Training — Why to Apply
Mar 24 • 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. Host Mark is thrilled, and humbled, to be attending the Climate Reality - Brisbane Training in June…
Senator Richard di Natale — Facing the Climate Crisis
Mar 20 • 39 min
Doctor Richard di Natale is many things, beyond being a general practitioner and public health specialist. He's an Australian Senator in the Federal Government, and leader of the Australian Greens Party, a powerful third party. The Greens are a…
School Strike for Climate Special
Mar 12 • 41 min
The School Strike for Climate is one of the most energizing, and effective, things happening in the climate movement. From Greta Thunberg striking from school, one student standing up and doing what seemed obvious, what seemed called for, has spiralled…
Jackie Matthews — Sustainability, Scrap, and Social Responsibility
Mar 6 • 45 min
Jackie Matthews is many things, a businesswoman, mother, co-host of community stalwart The Sustainable Hour, and much else. Maxine sits down with Jackie for a chat about her story, the recycling crisis, the school strikes, and the climate emergency.…
Fight for the Bight — Torquay
Mar 5 • 14 min
Climactic host Maxine not only attended the Paddle Out in protest of Equinor's plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight, paddled out herself, but was an intrepid on-the-ground reporter. Listen in to learn what is happening in the Bight, just what the…
Gretchen Miller — Crafting Connection to the Natural World
Feb 27 • 45 min
Gretchen Miller is a creator of beautiful audio. A twenty year veteran of the ABC, she's produced radio features for the ABC, RN, and BBC. She's also passionate about the environment, well aware of climate change, and to our immensely good fortune, an…
Carolyn Ingvarson — Creating Lighter Footprints
Feb 20 • 43 min
The Climactic Collective is the next phase for Climactic, and it starts now. Member of the Climactic Collective Bronwyn Gresham brings us this interview with Carolyn Ingvarson, founder of the influential group Lighter Footprints. Based in the eastern…
Climactic x AIRAH — A New Phase
Feb 13 • 23 min
It was around this time a year ago that the idea for Climactic was born. So it's very appropriate to take this opportunity to announce some new changes, and improvements. Climactic is no longer just a podcast. Climactic is now a podcasting collective.…
Sustainable Living Festival Bonus — Climate Leaders x Sustainable Hour
Feb 12 • 35 min
Mik and Anthony are names and faces familar to many in the Australian sustainability community. Their show, The Sustainable Hour, has been running for over half a decade, with over 250 hours of great climate change discussion and interviews and growing.…
Sustainable Living Festival Bonus — Ten years on from Black Saturday
Feb 11 • 9 min
Climactic had a huge year at the Sustainable Living Festival, and we had so many amazing interviews we're bringing you some specials this week! In this first bonus, Carol Ride, founder of Psychology for a Safe Climate, talks to Mark about the impact the…
Maiysha Moin — Striking Leadership (School Strike for Climate)
Feb 6 • 31 min
First up, Climactic is going for an Australian Podcast Award, and if we're to have a hope of winning, we need your vote! We have a guide on how to vote for us, and a link to vote, right here. This is the LAST week to vote! Voting ends midnight February…
Their Own Words — Stop Adani Gold Coast
Jan 30 • 67 min
First up, Climactic is going for an Australian Podcast Award, and if we're to have a hope of winning, we need your vote! We have a guide on how to vote for us, and a link to vote, right here. Now, this episode is a dream come true for the team. One of the…
Jo Dodds — The Tathra Tiger
Jan 23 • 52 min
Jo Dodds is becoming a widely-known figure in the climate change community. From being an active member of the community, to running for council as an independent, Jo had the best interests of her community at heart. But her work on climate change, her…
Live Talk: Psychology for a Safe Climate — Impact of experiencing bushfire in the era of climate change
Jan 16 • 34 min
Past guest Beth Hill leads a talk with the vice-president of the amazing group, Psychology for a Safe Climate, for a special episode this week. The topic at hand is bushfire, and the psychological impact they have on those affected. You'll hear first-hand…
Why isn’t there a Nobel Prize for Climate Change?
Jan 9 • 35 min
Welcome back to year two of Climactic! To start off the new year we’ve got a first for you in today’s show. Our first overseas guests. Joining us are Helene and Raoul Costa de Bureaugard, a young couple living in my hometown of Seattle, Washington. We…
The Blunt Report x Climactic - Can Mark sound smart talking climate change?
Jan 2 • 97 min
Hello folks, hope you’ve had a fantastic holidays, and we are so happy to be back with you. We announced in our last episode of 2018, which was a ripper, and if you haven’t checked that out that, you’re missing out on some quality Rich banter, that we’d…
Let’s discuss: COP24, and the End of Year One
Dec 19, 2018 • 39 min
It's been a big year. In the cultural awareness and response to climate change, in dramatic moments, slow-burning stories, trends, macro-enomic factors. Sadly, it's also been a big year for emissions. But it was also the year that a new platform launched,…
Paulina Valdes — “Winner of the first Climactic Storytelling Contest”
Dec 12, 2018 • 35 min
Paulina Valdes is a pretty amazing person. She's well-travelled, with a great academic career, and extensive volunteering at some of Melbourne's most impactful climate change groups. But, she'd never told a story about climate change before, with an…
Jenn Lavers and Annett Finger — “Legends in Ocean Plastics”
Dec 5, 2018 • 35 min
Annett Finger and Jennifer Lavers are both top in their fields, of campaigning for waste reform, source reduction, marine plastics, and marine conservation. Which means there's plenty to talk about with these two amazing figures. But, even better, they're…
Lis Bastian — “The Big Fix”
Nov 28, 2018 • 42 min
Intrepid Climactic co-founder Rich Bowden is back in the interviewing saddle this week as he travels up to the Blue Mountains to speak to a local legend. Lis Bastian is a pillar of the permaculture community, and is now in the media game as well through…
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. Special Guest: Leigh Ewbank.
Beth Hill — “Finding Resilience in Vulnerability”
Nov 21, 2018 • 45 min
This chat with Beth goes into a whole new realm of intersecting topics with climate change, the myriad ways we experience and feel it, as humans. Beth is a member of Psychology for a Safe Climate, and we learn about what that group is and how it helps 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. Links:Plastic-free Victoria Alliance (PVA)
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 8
Nov 17, 2018 • 7 min
This week we get a lot more of the collective members voices in the show, as we all pitch in to discuss how the Head in the Sand action went. As this episode goes up, AoC is about to embark on a week full of actions across Victoria, and you can get…
Leigh Baker - “Hacking Human Systems for Climate Progress”
Nov 14, 2018 • 34 min
Leigh Baker is a very experienced veteran of the manufacturing industry, and brings this grounded, realistic thinking to sustainability. She's a brilliant guest, a quick-wit, and out-of-the-box thinker, and her first episode with us was a listener…
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. Special Guest: Leigh Ewbank.
Tim Lo Surdo — “Campaigners are people that believe in a better world”
Nov 7, 2018 • 37 min
Tim has done a lot in 24 years. He's been part of AYCC, ultimately leading one of their groups. He's worked on Senate campaigns across Australia. Jhatkaa, the Getup of India, brought him over to work in Bangalore. Now he's in Melbourne, and doing big…
Kate Wattchow from Act On Climate — Episode 6 of the AOC Miniseries
Nov 3, 2018 • 43 min
We're over halfway through this State Election miniseries with Act on Climate, and we're bringing you something different. Due to a change in schedule last week, the normal AoC meeting wasn't recorded, so instead we bring you an extended interview with…
Brett Hedger — Part Two: ” With Eyes Open”
Oct 31, 2018 • 35 min
This week is part two of a two-part interview with Brett Hedger, aka Zero Waste man. Find part one [here](www.climactic.fm/28). Brett is a normal enough guy by day, a Sustainability Officer at council, but on special occasions Zero Waste Man comes out to…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 5
Oct 27, 2018 • 6 min
With a few new people joining the campaign, Leigh takes the chance to give an overview of the goals of the campaign. Great short listen this week. Special Guest: Leigh Ewbank.
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…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 4
Oct 20, 2018 • 11 min
After an absolutely full-on week for the Act On Climate team, we kick back and talk about the week's events in a more laid-back style. Halfway through the series, and the election run-up, and the nature of the campaign is starting to change. We wrap up…
Damien Cole — Part Two: “Passion in Politics”
Oct 17, 2018 • 33 min
Part 2 of Maxine's interview with Damien Cole. Part 1 is here. In this episode, Max talks to Damien Cole, independent candidate in the November 24th Victorian state election, about running a climate aware campaign. Damien has a refreshing, common sense…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 3
Oct 13, 2018 • 21 min
This week it was unseasonably hot in the Friends of the Earth building in Collingwood, so this episode comes to you from the mezzanine above the cafe. You'll hear the hustle and bustle of trams and traffic from Smith Street just outside, and hear a great…
Damien Cole — Part One: “Common Sense Campaigning”
Oct 10, 2018 • 36 min
Climactic is happy to welcome aboard Maxine Bazeley for her inaugural interview. Max will be bringing us stories from the Surf Coast of Victoria, the Greater Geelong region, about how the area is confronting massive changes in the face of the climate…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 2
Oct 7, 2018 • 8 min
This week hear from Kate Wattchow, Act on Climate member, outlining their goals for the election, and why it's so important to her. And get an update from Leigh on what the group has been up to this week. Special Guest: Leigh Ewbank.
Heidi Taylor — “Tangaroa Blue, marine debris forensics, and becoming a beach litter detective”
Oct 3, 2018 • 26 min
This is quite possibly one of the most relatable and urgent episodes of Climactic yet. Heidi Taylor is, to people who know of her, inspirational, almost to the point of folk hero status. But when Heidi sits down with Mark, she shows she's much more than…
Miniseries - Victorian Election 2018 Episode 1
Sep 29, 2018 • 7 min
Climactic goes behind the scenes with Act on Climate, Friends of the Earth's premiere political action group, as they gear up to fight a pivotal state election. This one's for you if you've ever wondered what political/climate activism is really like.…
ShareWaste - “Creating value, and friendships, from kitchen waste”
Sep 26, 2018 • 31 min
This week Climactic is happy to have the founders of ShareWaste, an amazing app that's connecting and creating communities through the simple act of sharing organic waste. We all produce it, it's our kitchen scraps, our yard clippings, our garden waste.…
Effect the Change — “Making videos about sustainability fun”
Sep 19, 2018 • 26 min
Chan and Lap are the two founders of Effect the Change, a YouTube channel that spreads useful information about sustainability, in a fun and easy way. This episode is a lot more light-hearted than previous interviews. It's obvious that Chan and Lap enjoy…
Let’s discuss: How best can I help?
Sep 12, 2018 • 24 min
We've noticed a theme emerging from our first twenty or so episodes, and we're taking an episode to break it down. We all want to do our part, and live sustainable lives, but is that enough? Or would our efforts be better spent pressuring lawmakers,…
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, the largely invisible sector that powers our modern world. Without heating, cooling, and refrigeration, Australia would a very different place. But HVAC&R…
Leigh Baker — “The power of systems, optimism, and Project Drawdown”
Aug 29, 2018 • 40 min
Leigh has been a very important member of the Climactic community since Mark met her at an event in Melbourne. Her focus on scaleable solutions, and the way she keeps her finger on the pulse of the promising developments happening around the world, are a…
Bonus Episode: Jane Kou, Bring Me Home — Stopping food waste, saving money, and empowering individuals
Aug 27, 2018 • 16 min
What do food waste, a smartphone app, and discounted meals have in common? That's the formulae for a great new start-up from Melbourne. Mark sat down with Jane Kou, founder of Bring Me Home, a mission focused tech start-up that's set it sights on one of…
Nick Carter - “Impactful Activism with AYCC”
Aug 22, 2018 • 58 min
AYCC, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, is an environmental advocacy group famous in Australia for it's laser focus on youth. All AYCC staff and volunteers are under 30. In this episode Mark sits down with one of AYCC's organizers, Nick Carter, who…
Climactic x Climarte — “The Artist and the Activist” feat. Dale Cox
Aug 15, 2018 • 57 min
This episode our two hosts will be heard only briefly, before we dive into a live conversation from the beautiful Australian Galleries in Fitzroy, Melbourne. This is a very on-topic conversation about living in the time of climate change, meaningful…
Liz O’Dwyer and Madeline Clarke — “Sustainable Consulting, and starting from anywhere”
Aug 8, 2018 • 35 min
Mark sat down with two of his personal heroes, Liz O'Dwyer, hospitality consultant, author, and sustainability leader, and Madeline Clarke, individual sustainability consultant, who runs workshops, does waste talks on Trash Bags on Tour, and much more.…
Tracy Sorensen — “Writing climate fiction, living climate reality”
Aug 1, 2018 • 41 min
Filmmaker, writer, academic, journalist and activist Tracy Sorensen is a woman of many talents. She touches on, and in some cases dives deeply into many of these areas in her chat with Rich. Her personal experience in learning about and coping with…
Gabriella Maher — “Six weeks waste free, and counting”
Jul 24, 2018 • 34 min
This is a great chat with one of those quietly inspiring people that surround us everyday. Gabby generously tells us about her life story, to really set the scene before getting into her experience of going totally waste-free for six weeks. Gabby is a…
Mark Rathbone — Biodynamic Farming and Climate Change
Jul 17, 2018 • 35 min
This week Rich talks to second generation biodynamic farmer Mark Rathbone about biodynamics, replenishment of the soil, creating a closed system (circular economy) and the relevance of biodynamics in helping farmers mitigate against the effects of climate…
Climate Reality Project — 12 years on from An Inconvenient Truth
Jul 11, 2018 • 45 min
In this episode Mark does a panel interview with members of the Climate Reality Project, the group formed by Al Gore just after the release of An Inconvenient Truth, to train others to give his powerful presentation on climate change facts. In the panel…
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. Laura's story before getting involved with Big…
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 and environmental outing put on by two tour groups employees looking to do something positive. And they pulled it off. Listen…
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. You'll learn what made a driven…
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. Kat chats about her “aha” moments in her rise to becoming an advocate in the ongoing battle against global warming and also talks…
Dugald Holmes — “Unexpected Climate Activist”
May 9, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Mark talks to Dugald Holmes, his great friend and inspiration behind the setting up of Climactic. Inspiration? Well with his organisational skill, Dug was a driving force behind the prevention of the building a massive gas power station…
Councillor Tim Baxter — “Combating Climate Change through Local Government”
May 2, 2018 • 63 min
Episode 3 sees Mark Spencer go 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…
Maxine Bazeley — “The Recruiter”
Apr 25, 2018 • 49 min
The first of Climactic’s interviews conducted in a professional setting at the Library at the Dock studios, our second episode is Mark’s fascinating, fun, and informative chat with Maxine Bazeley of Teal Collective. Maxine has worked in recruitment for…
Welcome to Climactic
Apr 21, 2018 • 18 min
Setting the scene in this first episode, Mark Spencer, founder of Climactic, and co-host Rich Bowden talk about the goals they have for their new podcast. The pair discuss the storytelling approach they will take to bringing listeners information and…