Podcasts

Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 7 – “The Future We Choose”, with Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW In this episode we’re talking to a world leader in the climate movement, Christiana Figueres. Christiana was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 and is credited with securing the Paris Agreement in 2015. She is joined by her co-author Tom Rivett-Carnac, who was her Senior Political Adviser at the UN and now works with her on a podcast called “Outrage and Optimism”. Together they wrote ‘The Future We Choose”. *The Extinction Rebellion Podcast would like…

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Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement – Rebel Book Club (1)

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Rebel Book Club – a new series by the Extinction Rebellion Podcast This is the first of a brand new series by the Extinction Rebellion Podcast, with Writers Rebel, looking at iconic green books that shape our understanding of the new world we find ourselves in: after climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and the Ecological Crisis. We are thrilled to begin with The Great Derangement, which questions the cultural silence around the Climate & Ecological Emergency but also looks at issues of colonialism, and…

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Election Special – Extinction Rebellion Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Join the Extinction Rebellion Podcast for the #ElectionRebellion, pushing the Climate & Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda. Hear about the Three Demands Bill, the hunger strikers, climate hustings, and our 12 days of crisis, including a severe weather warning from the future. Featuring interviews with XR Sheffield, XR Hull and a special appearance from Emma Thompson. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7, “XR & the Police” here. View Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Presenter / Producer / Editor – Lucy…

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Episode 6 – Writers Rebel, with Margaret Atwood

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW This is the Writers’ Rebellion: Are You Here For This? The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back to normal length; with an episode perfect to kick back to during the post rebellion regenerative period. It features a feast of stories and poems from the Writers’ Marathon in Trafalgar Square, London (on the 11th of October, 2019). From Salena Goddens’ call to action, to Philip Hoare’s face-to-face encounter with a whale, Owen Sheers’ poem to his daughter in the womb, to Natasha Walter and Tom Bollough’s…

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XR & the Police – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.7

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, there were chants of “we love you” and a practice of liaising with the police before actions. During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual. This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in depth podcast, coming this winter. Speakers include Sian Berry (Co-Leader of the Green Party), George Monbiot (The Guardian Columnist), Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion Spokesperson), XR lawyers, and…

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Doctors for XR – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.6

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW 700 health professionals have joined Doctors for Extinction Rebellion. Why are these pillars of the community willing to take part in civil disobedience, risk arrest, and, for some, glue themselves to government departments? Because, as the GPs in this episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast make clear, the climate and ecological emergency is also an impending public health catastrophe. You can learn more about Doctors for Extinction Rebellion here. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special…

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Changing the curriculum – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.5

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW At the heart of October 2019’s International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary Emergency. We then speak to Ruth Shallcross, from XR educators, about why she thinks the curriculum needs changing and what those changes might look like. There is strong language in this episode. You can read more about the Learning Rebellion…

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BBC Tell the Truth – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.4

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) first demand is that the government and media ‘tell the truth’ about the climate and ecological emergency. In pursuit of this, on Friday the 11th of October 2019, hundreds of XR activists descended on the BBC’s HQ at Broadcasting House in London. In this episode, the Extinction Rebellion Podcast explores the motives of those activists and why pressure is growing on the BBC and all broadcasters and media outlets to radically improve their coverage of what the IPCC declares is…

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Faith Bridge – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.3

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW One of 12 sites that was briefly held during the International Rebellion in London, Faith Bridge (formerly known as Lambeth Bridge) was co-ordinated by a multi-faith group of spiritual leaders, organisations, and citizens. In this episode, we speak to those people; featuring a vicar from Leeds, a Pure Land Buddhist Priest, and representatives from Christian Climate Action, XR Muslims, XR Jews, XR Buddhists, and Earth Wisdom Tenders. You can view Extinction Rebellion’s three demands here. Listen to Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.2, ‘Writers Rebel’, here.

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Writers Rebel – Extinction Rebellion Podcast Special 2.2

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW On Friday the 11th October 2019, from 5-9pm in Trafalgar Square (London), Extinction Rebellion will be launching Writers Rebel, an initiative to encourage writers to address the climate emergency in their work. In this episode we first speak to Writers Rebel organisers and novelists, James Miller (who wrote Lost Boys and Sunshine State), Monique Roffrey (whose novel Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature), and Chloe Aridjis, (who wrote Book of Clouds, was guest curator at Tate Liverpool, and has been awarded a…

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