7 episodes

The world is in crisis, right? We are facing a climate emergency, a refugee crisis, on-going inequalities and increasing numbers of people living in extreme poverty.. But what can we do to make a difference? It can be overwhelming to know where to begin.
But we mustn't give up. There are moments of optimism in this darkness, there are solutions to some of these issues and there are incredible people around the world making a difference. And there is a plan to guide this action. In 2015, world leaders responded to these challenges by committing to 17 Global Goals. But what are these goals? How are they being achieved? And how can we get involved?
 
In 'An Idiot's Guide to Saving the World', Gail Gallie and Loyiso Madinga will answer these questions and take you on a journey across the globe to meet the people on the frontline; those who are affected and those making a difference. We demystify the gloomy narrative and harness some optimism to leave you feeling empowered and armed with ideas and the ability to take action.

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The world is in crisis, right? We are facing a climate emergency, a refugee crisis, on-going inequalities and increasing numbers of people living in extreme poverty.. But what can we do to make a difference? It can be overwhelming to know where to begin.
But we mustn't give up. There are moments of optimism in this darkness, there are solutions to some of these issues and there are incredible people around the world making a difference. And there is a plan to guide this action. In 2015, world leaders responded to these challenges by committing to 17 Global Goals. But what are these goals? How are they being achieved? And how can we get involved?
 
In 'An Idiot's Guide to Saving the World', Gail Gallie and Loyiso Madinga will answer these questions and take you on a journey across the globe to meet the people on the frontline; those who are affected and those making a difference. We demystify the gloomy narrative and harness some optimism to leave you feeling empowered and armed with ideas and the ability to take action.

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    Climate Action

    Climate Action

    Climate change is already here for many people around the world and tackling it is seen as the biggest challenge our species has ever faced. To reverse the worst impacts, climate activists around the world are calling for action now. But what does 'action' mean? What do activists do? And is it actually intimidating to become one? Plus: how to find hope. Gail and Loyiso go behind Goal 13 and travel from the Global South to the Global North to find out.
    Featuring:
     
    Elizabeth Wathuti, Environment and climate activist, Founder of the Green Generation Initiative
     
    Mitzi Jonelle Tan, Climate justice activist
     
    Mikaela Loach, Climate justice activist
     
    Tom Rivett-Carnac, Founding Partner at Global Optimism, co-author of 'The Future We Choose'.
     
    Audio from COP26 provided by UN Climate Change , with thanks to UNFCCC
     

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    • 55 min
    Education

    Education

    Episode 5 of the new Global Goals Podcast.
     
    Education is at the heart of achieving the Global Goals. Everyone deserves a quality education, but what does 'quality' mean in the 21st century? How are our children being taught, what are they being taught and who has access to it? To tackle Goal 4, Gail and Loyiso travel to India, Sierra Leone and the UK to meet the education reformers trying to make our schools more accessible, more inclusive and more empowering.
     
    Featuring:
    Kiran Sethi, Founder and Director of The Riverside School and Founder of “Design for Change”.
    Lavinya Stennett, Founder of The Black Curriculum.
    David Moinina Sengeh, Sierra Leone’s Education Minister and Chief Innovation Officer.
     
    Find out more at GlobalGoals.org

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    • 40 min
    Clean Water

    Clean Water

    A brand new podcast for the Global Goals - episode 4 focuses on Clean Water.
     
     
    Is the world running out of water? As populations grow and the climate warms, water demand is increasing. But why does no one seem to be talking about it? Opening the tap and having access to clean drinking water is something many of us take for granted while one in three people worldwide still don't have access to it. In this episode, Gail and Loyiso explore water scarcity as part of Goal 6 and remember when Cape Town came close to becoming the first major city to run out of water. Plus: Gail finds out that London is predicted to do the same.... Are we prepared?
     
    Featuring:
    Mariechen Puchert, Medical Doctor
    Lucy Easthope, Emergency Planner, Co-Founder of the After Disaster Network, author of 'When the Dust Settles'.
     
    Hosts:
    Gail Gallie, Co-founder of Project Everyone.
    Loyiso Madinga, Comedian and South-Africa correspondent for Trevor Noah.
     
     
    Find out more at GlobalGoals.org

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    • 32 min
    Food

    Food

    Hunger is the biggest single risk to global health. A staggering one in nine people still go to bed on an empty stomach each night and yet an estimated one third of all food produced globally is lost or goes to waste. What is going wrong? In this episode we will be exploring Global Goal 2, as Gail and Loyiso find out what are the main causes of world hunger, discovering our relationship to food; how we should grow it, who we grow it for, and how we can avoid wasting it. 
     
     
    Featuring: 
    Corinne Woods, Director of Communications and Advocacy for the UN's World Food Programme.
    Sean Sherman, Founder of The Sioux Chef and Chef at Owamni.
    Andy Cato, mixed arable and livestock farmer and co-founder of Wildfarmed.
    Anna Scavuzzo, Milan's Vice Mayor and coordinator of The Milan Pact.
     
     
    Hosts:
    Gail Gallie, Co-founder of Project Everyone.
    Loyiso Madinga, Comedian and South-Africa correspondent for Trevor Noah.
     
     
    Find out more at globalgoals.org/

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    • 44 min
    Refugees

    Refugees

    Around the world, more than 84 million people have been forcibly displaced. And that's only the number from last time it was counted. In the meantime, the war in Ukraine has unleashed another refugee crisis on top of the devastating ongoing crisis around the world. So how can we offer a warm home to those who were forced to flee theirs? What is the power of home? And how can we avoid this becoming the humanitarian issue of the decade? Through the lens of Global Goal 16, but touching on so many of the others, Gail and Loyiso hear powerful stories from around the world.
     
    Featuring:
    Jaz O'Hara, Human rights activist, founder of The Worldwide Tribe and host of the Asylum Speakers Podcast. 
    Amali Tower, Founder and executive director of Climate Refugees.
    Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs and Development at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center and Extremely Together Young Leader.
    Hamed Amiri, author of 'The Boy With Two Hearts'.
     
     
    Hosts:
    Gail Gallie, Co-founder of Project Everyone.
    Loyiso Madinga, Comedian and South-Africa correspondent for Trevor Noah.
     
     
    Find out more at globalgoals.org/

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    • 53 min
    Oceans

    Oceans

    A brand new Global Goals Podcast.
    Some say our oceans are the second lungs of the planet. Not surprising, considering they produce over 50% of the worlds oxygen. But this life-source has been devastated by human activity. In this episode, Gail and Loyiso dive into Goal 14 of the UN's SDGs, as they explore the impact of rising sea levels, who is being affected and what we can do to protect them. They discover a promising alternative to overfishing and ask a marine biologist if it’s okay to go on a beach holiday. Plus: An Idiot’s Guide to Saving our Oceans in 30 seconds.
     
     
    Featuring:
    Shauna Aminath, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology.
    Sabra Noordeen, the Maldives' Special Envoy for Climate Change.
    Bren Smith, Restorative ocean farmer, co-founder of GreenWave, and author of Eat Like a Fish.
    Dr Emma Camp, Marine Biologist and co-founder of the Coral Nurture Program.
     
     
    Hosts:
    Gail Gallie, Co-founder of Project Everyone.
    Loyiso Madinga, Comedian
     
     
    Find out more at globalgoals.org/

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

bobbito b ,

A hope giving podcast

I found this podcast on a low day feeling overwhelmed with the task at hand - system change. It gave me hope and information to inspire me. I love the tone and presenters way.

kianavi ,

I guess I’ve found my new favourite podcast!

It’s so hard to find a podcast that talks about real issues without feeling either too serious (or not serious enough). But this one strikes the perfect balance. I love the rapport between the two hosts and I’m learning so much from the people they interview! Would definitely recommend!

lydiaiep ,

New fave pod!!

Wow, I learnt a lot, and laughed… and felt full of hope. This podcast does a brilliant job of tackling the serious issues with lightness that leaves you inspired to take action, rather than hopeless and unsure what to do next.

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