A podcast by people who are freaking out about climate, racism, and inequality…and thinking through solutions that are actually as big as the crises we face.
Black Queer Life Across the Diaspora: Rubbing Up Against the Limits of the Political Imagination
We're thrilled that this episode is guest-hosted by Rinaldo Walcott, a professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Toronto (and a member of The Leap’s board). Rinaldo speaks with Nairobi-based scholar Keguro Macharia, author of the new book Frottage: Frictions of Intimacy across the Black Diaspora (2019), about diaspora, gender, Black feminism, intimacy, gardening, extreme weather, Afropessimism, and more.
Naomi Klein, Coronavirus Capitalism, and a People's Bailout Now!
For our first podcast episode of the pandemic, we take a step back and examine the big picture — and who better to guide us than The Leap’s co-founder Naomi Klein. In a wide-ranging conversation, we explore the perils and possibilities of this political moment, from the unprecedented ways that Silicon Valley is benefiting from the pandemic, to the radicalizing power of “essential work."
Homes for All and All for Our Home
What could be more fundamental than the right of every person to a safe and healthy home — whether the place where we sleep each night, or our collective home, our planet? In conversation with the brilliant Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Daniel Aldana Cohen, we explore how a Green New Deal for Housing could protect us from climate chaos — and guarantee beautiful, affordable, and sustainable homes for all.
Election 2019: Racism with a Smile
In a special mini-episode, we discuss the federal election and all the special moments of racism that it surfaced.
Do The Greens Have a New Deal? Discuss.
We ask federal leader Elizabeth May about the Green Party’s plan to mobilize Canadian society to fight climate change. And we follow up with Alex Tyrrell, the head of Quebec’s provincial (and openly eco-socialist) GP, one of May’s highest-profile internal critics. The Green Party of Canada has seen a sudden surge in popularity — but can they really lead on the Green New Deal?
The NDP vs. the GND
We talk to maverick NDP candidate Svend Robinson about how the party is doing on climate so far, and whether it's capable of getting the Green New Deal right. We also touch on the NDP's history and future of opening itself to the creativity and energy of social movements. Spoiler alert: it's not always a pretty story.
So thrilled to support this amazing work
Avi and Maya do such a brilliant job of breaking down and highlighting why the environmental movement needs to link to so many others (justice, rights, etc). So thrilled to support this amazing work.
Pretty disappointing as a podcast
Pretty disappointing as a podcast. I felt the NDP & Green Party interviews were just Avi Lewis talking about what we need and how great social movements like his are. We’re coming into an election , and We need you to ask hard questions not just accuse E. May of being a conservative. Pls explore what policy options these parties could adopt from the green new deal and compare their policies rather than just tell them what they’re not .also totally biased, as an NDPer possibly voting green this was hard to listen to and neither podcasts gave me the info I need.
An informative, motivating podcast that is well produced!