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We live in Climactic times. The culmination of billions of lives lived since the Industrial Revolution. The Anthropocene — our current age of technology, machines, and an insatiable need for fuel — has changed the planet and set us on a new path. There is now broad agreement that the consequences of our collective actions are severe. We’re facing an unprecedented future with a destabilised natural world due to rising temperatures. Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference ...
 
Welcome to Switch! We want to connect real people to topics they care and are curious about, but without the jargon or BS. Join us as we chat about all things sustainability-related and how they intersect with our daily lives - from eating out, to what we wear, to the latest technology and more. We also bring in guests doing cool things for people and the planet.
 
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Thanks to the Feminist Writers Festival for sharing this excellent episode with us. In this episode, Ecofeminism, Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe and novelist Alice Robinson chat with nature writer Inga Simpson about a feminism that centres itself around country. Reading Notes Rachel Carson: The Life and Legacy On Judith Wright: Judith Wright in a new …
 
07:00 Acknowledgement of Country07:19 Claudia talks to RMIT employment law lecturer Dr Elizabeth Shi about the culture of silence surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, shortcomings of the Sex Discrimination Act (Cth) 1984, and a structured legal alternative involving systemic organisational responsibility rather than an individualised app…
 
This year, in recognition of DVAM or Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Engendered Collective hosted a series of community conversations to bring greater awareness to domestic abuse and gender-based violence. This conversation deals with the intersection of abuse and police violence. Our guests included Effy Zarabi, Heather McWilliam, and Nanet…
 
Author Katerina Cosgrove reads aloud a recent piece of writing, published by SBS Voices. This feature vignette was produced and sound designed by Lloyd Richards featuring music by Omer Haber. The coverart is by @leio on Unsplash. To get in touch with us, to contribute your own creativity to engaging with the climate crisis, drop us a line at hello@…
 
This is the pilot episode of a new series on the Climactic Collective podcast network, that will be recorded live on streaming TV platform Cimpatico.tv. We're calling it 'Degree of Difference' and it's like Jerry Springer. For the climate community. If Jerry Springer had been about mutual respect and constructive engagement over differences of opin…
 
This year, in recognition of DVAM or Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Engendered Collective hosted a series of community conversations to bring greater awareness to domestic abuse and gender-based violence. This first conversation deals with how we can create systems change and build a culture of accountability. Our guests included Elle Kamih…
 
The International Organization for Migration estimates that between 25 million and 1 billion people will move as a result of climate change within the next 30 years. Toby Kent, the City of Melbourne's first Chief Resilience Officer, joins Mark Spencer to talk to the Deputy Executive Director of the Mayors Migration Council to talk migration, urbani…
 
In this "Reflections" episode Part 2, Teri and Michael reflect back on episodes on the topic of sex, womanhood, and femininity: Episode 117: Jennifer Block on “Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution,” Episode 119: #SurvivorStories Series with “Sophia” on navigating the intersection of gender and race in healthcare, …
 
7:00 Acknowledgement of Country 7:07 Candice Lorrae from The Merindas speaks with Claudia about Isol-Aid NAIDOC week Celebrationhttps://tasmania.events/event/12282375-a/isol-aid-naldoc-celebration 7:18 Michael Nest discusses Cold Case North with Judith, a book about a new investigation to find out what happened to two Canadian Indigenous activists,…
 
The Climactic Collective is proud to host the Clean State WA Podcast Series, by Anthony James, creator of The RegenNarration. You might recognise Dr Vanessa Rauland from the recent ABC TV series Fight for Planet A. Vanessa’s the co-founder with Alexander Karan of ClimateClever, one of a growing number of WA social enterprises that are starting to r…
 
It’s Saturday, the 7th of November. November 9th, next Monday, a bill will be tabled in the Australian federal parliament. It’s called the Climate Change (National Framework for Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020. Also known as the Climate Act. It is a net zero carbon emissions pledge, and plan, for Australia to achieve by 2050. It is the same pl…
 
**Note: We refer to Ashleigh as "Alyssa" because we recorded this interview prior to the lifting of her gag order. Ashleigh is now not legally prohibited from speaking publicly about her experience.** On this #SurvivorStories series episode, our guest is Ashleigh Rae, a survivor of sexual violence, childhood rape and sexual assault by multiple offe…
 
Rebroadcast of an episode of Catastrophic, with a new introduction. Sulari Gentill lives in the NSW town of Batlow, home of the Batlow apple. Her husband, Michael and son, Edmund, are both volunteer firefighters with the RFS. They have been fighting fires for years but they have never experienced anything like this. In the first weekend of January …
 
"The Long View on Environmental and Social Justice for Botany Bay: Interdisciplinary partnerships between UNSW and the community" This year's Hillier lecture will provide an opportunity to reflect on the past, present, and future of work on environmental and social justice issues in and around Botany Bay from the perspectives of researchers with th…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Jess Hill, an investigative journalist who has been researching and writing about domestic violence since 2014. We speak with Jess today about her book, newly released in the US “See What You Made Me Do: The Dangers of Domestic Abuse That We Ignore, Explain Away, or Refuse to See” which offe…
 
Simon Moore, from the Priestley International Centre for Climate, talks to a variety of people at the University of Leeds who are working to bring about a net-zero, socially just future. Dr Cat Scott explains the important role of trees and forests in tackling climate change. Then Dr Kirsty Pringle talks about her citizen science project in Bradfor…
 
**Trigger Warning: This episode discusses child sexual abuse and symptoms of it.** On this #SurvivorStories series episode, our guest is “Courtney,” a survivor of domestic and institutional abuse. Courtney speaks to us about her experience navigating the family court, child welfare, medical and mental health systems, as a protective mom of a son wh…
 
What’s the Grot? Or, what happens to form The Grot? A barely recognisable, muddy dystopia of a future? Or, a near at hand present with just a slap of mud and touch of humour? Eav Brennan explores graphic novel The Grot with author Pat Grant, and get into why he made it, what it reflects, and what he hopes you take away from it. You can already read…
 
This is the Climactic adaptation of Everybody Now, a "podmarch". "A Podcast Climate Protest March, or Climate Podmarch, if you will." First we feature some audio from the excellent new Climate Ads project, then an introduction/explanation by Climactic founder Mark Spencer, a recording from Mark ahead of the September 20th, 2019 School Strike, befor…
 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month, we’ve been featuring stories by survivors and hosting community conversations about domestic violence with members from the Engendered Collective. In two weeks, Americans will be going to polls to decide who they want to lead this country. If you’ve been paying attention to how our leaders a…
 
This is a guest episode from the Books, Books, Books podcast Rebecca Huntley on looking your children in the eye, managing eco-anxiety, and how to use emotions such as guilt, anger, fear and hope to change hearts as well as minds in the climate change debate. Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's most experienced social researchers and former direc…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast #SurvivorStories series, our guest is Shia Joyner, a survivor of childhood domestic violence and coercive control as an adult. Shia joins us today to explore the ways in which witnessing childhood abuse has shaped her perceptions about love, informed her relationships, and impacted her own experience of d…
 
This is an episode of Growing Concern by Seán Marsh. Listen to more of the show and subscribe here. In this episode, I chat with an old friend, recent father and Qantas pilot grounded indefinitely by COVID-19. Concerned for the future, Nick Thorne's on a new path, albeit a somewhat begrudging one, to become an atmospheric climate scientist. Added b…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast #SurvivorStories series, our guest is Angie Rivers, a police officer who is suing the Waterloo Regional Police service for systemic gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment by male members, senior officers and management of the Service. We speak with Angie today about what it means to be a woman …
 
This is an episode of Climactic Candid, honest talks with climate engaged people from across society. I'm Mark Spencer, publisher of the Climactic Collective Podcast Network. My guest for this episode is entrepreneur Sara Bell. Sara Bell founded AMPLIFY in the belief that conscious consumers have the power to generate the pressure points needed to …
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed #SurvivorStories series, we speak with Nanette Chezum, a survivor of officer involved domestic violence or domestic abuse with a police officer. We speak with Nanette about her experience as a survivor, the response from law enforcement, and how her experience was both informed and enabled by a culture of sexism,…
 
In 2019 close to a thousand people gathered in Brisbane for a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training. In 2020, thousands met online as COVID19 reshaped the world in mere months. What do 8 recently trained leaders think about the virtual Climate Reality Project flagship 3-day training? What's next for them? Join former APAC Climate Reality lead L…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Kyl Myers, author of the book, Raising Them, a memoir on her journey in gender creative parenting and raising her child with the freedom to choose their own gender identity. We speak with Kyl today about raising her child, Zoomer Coyote, with her partner Brent, and her hopes, challenges, and…
 
Beyond Zero Emissions is an independent Australian research organisation developing detailed plans for how Australia can develop a zero-carbon economy. Their most recent work includes the Million Jobs Plan and their Zero Carbon Communities platform. In September 2020, Beyond Zero Emissions hosted an online Discussion Group to follow up on the ABC's…
 
Paddy interviews Nick Schumi from Physical Disability Australia about the new Youth Alliance initiative.Claudia interviews historian Roy Hay about his new book Albert "Pompey" Austin: A man between two worlds. Roy describes Pompey's multiple sporting talents, arguing that the contribution of Indigenous Australians to Australian Rules Football lies …
 
THE GAS FALLACY: why we need a renewable led recovery for our climate, health and economy Event description Drought, floods and the recent catastrophic bushfires have brought home the reality of the climate crisis to Australia - the burning of fossil fuels is destroying our world. The Covid caused recession creates an opportunity to transition rapi…
 
On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Susan Bordo, cultural historian, professor emeritus, feminist, and author of the books, The Destruction of Hillary Clinton and Imagine Bernie Sanders as a Woman. We speak with Susan today about her work to deconstruct woman as a cultural category, its role in the 2016 election, and what it m…
 
On the weekly flagship feed of the Climactic Collective, this week an episode of the Sustainable You Podcast. This week there's been multiple new episodes of shows on the network - check them all out at www.climactic.com.au. There are tons of easy swaps that we can make in our lives to be more environmentally friendly. Waste is a crucial problem fo…
 
On this en(gender)ed #SurvivorStories series episode, our guest is Sophia, an African-American woman and public school teacher. Sofia shares with us today her experiences as a woman of color navigating the health care industry (one which we discussed in Episode 117 with Jennifer Block), one which through inadequate diagnoses, treats the symptoms of…
 
The Climactic Collective is a podcast network of shows engaged with the climate crisis, and other pressing social issues. The network now numbers close to 20 shows, with more in development - and we welcome new members. But we now have a happy problem, it's hard to stay up-to-date with so much content. So, we're starting something new; monthly Clim…
 
In this "Reflections" episode,Teri and Michael reflect back on episodes on the topic of sex, womanhood, and femininity: Episode 113: Lisa Selin Davis on her book, Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different, Episode 114: Melissa Faliveno on Tomboyland–an exploration of sex, womanhood, and identity, Episode 115: Caitl…
 
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