28 episodes

Welcome to the Extinction Rebellion Podcast. Here we try to answer questions, bring clarity, and demystify all that is XR.

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Welcome to the Extinction Rebellion Podcast. Here we try to answer questions, bring clarity, and demystify all that is XR.

    The Truth About Zane - Best of Rebel Radio (2)

    The Truth About Zane - Best of Rebel Radio (2)

    7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died after flood water carried the fatally toxic chemical hydrogen cyanide from a nearby landfill site into his home in Surrey. A Ministry of Defense whistleblower revealed it, but the government denies it. How can we get justice for the UK's first victim of climate change? Plus, we hear from Lola Perrin – cofounder of XR artists - on how Extinction Rebellion is supporting Zane’s parents, Kye and Nicole, in their fight for justice. To find out more and to help the campaign visit truthaboutzane.com.

    Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

    Credits: Presenters – Sue Wheat and Danny Halpin; Producers – Sue Wheat and Danny Halpin; Social Media Producer – Michaela Herrmann; Sound Engineer & Mixing – Danny Halpin and Michaela Herrmann

    • 48 min
    Transforming the Global Financial System, with Ann Pettifor - Best of Rebel Radio (1)

    Transforming the Global Financial System, with Ann Pettifor - Best of Rebel Radio (1)

    Welcome to a new XR Podcast series: The Best of Rebel Radio. Here we take some of the wonderful content coming out of Rebel Radio and edit it into a podcast so you can listen again whenever you like.

    For our first Best of Rebel Radio Podcast, hosts Sue Wheat and Seb O'Connell speak to Ann Pettifor about the global financial system and how international and historical decision making have prioritised the rich and corporations over people and planet. As a result, climate change and ecological breakdown are intrinsically connected to our economic and financial systems. These systems need to be changed if we stand any chance of preventing climate and ecological catastrophe.

    Sue and Seb also speak to Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn about the social injustice of our monetary system and how they are trying to raise awareness and create change through their community project The Bank Job, which Ann Pettifor herself has visited.

    Ann Pettifor is a political economist and author whose latest book The Case for the Green New Deal, is a plan to re-imagine the economy to protect life on earth. She is currently a director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME). Ann is also well-known for predicting the global financial crisis of 07-08 and spearheading the historic Jubilee 2000 campaign.

    Artist Hilary Powell and filmmaker/musician Dan Edelstyn are creators of the Optimistic Foundation. Their latest film, 'The Bank Job', is a community driven feature, participatory bank and playful act of economic education and change. Through radical imagination, they seek to open up possibilities for more just ways of organising and living when everyday life and democracy are corroded.

    Correction: at the end of the podcast, we refer to next episode's guest as Helena Norberg. Her name is Helena Norberg-Hodge, and we apologise for the error.

    Presenter – Sue Wheat and Seb O’Connell

    Producers – Marijn van de Geer and Michaela Herrmann

    Social Media Producer – Kary Stewart

    Sound Engineer & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann

    • 38 min
    Episode 12 - A Paradigm Shift, with Jeremy Lent

    Episode 12 - A Paradigm Shift, with Jeremy Lent

    Many people in the climate movement wonder why it’s so hard to get our message through. Could part of the problem be buried in the very language we use?

    In this episode we’re talking to Jeremy Lent, the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. His work investigates the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. In this conversation we discuss the key metaphors that govern how we think and why we need a paradigm shift.

    Extinction Rebellion has three demands.

    1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

    2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

    Presenters / Producers – Jessica Townsend, Phil Smith

    Editor – Phil Smith

    Social Media – Michaela Herrmann

    • 45 min
    Episode 11 - "Less is More", with Jason Hickel

    Episode 11 - "Less is More", with Jason Hickel

    We live in a society addicted to growth, yet on a planet with finite resources. Something needs to give. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast talks to a star of the degrowth movement, Jason Hickel.

    Jason is an academic and the author of The Divide and the upcoming book, Less is More: Why Degrowth Will Save the World.

    Extinction Rebellion has three demands.

    1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

    2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

    Presenters – Jessica Townsend, Will

    Producer / Editor – Bill Leuty, Jessica Townsend

    Social Media – Barney Weston

    • 37 min
    Episode 10 - 2050 is Too Late, with Kevin Anderson

    Episode 10 - 2050 is Too Late, with Kevin Anderson

    We need to act now if we want to avoid overwhelming climate and ecological breakdown. So why does the government tell us we’ve got until 2050?

    In this episode we’re exploring the government’s 2050 net zero emissions target and why that timeline endangers not only humans, but every other species on the planet.

    We’ll talk about the science that shows us we need to act much sooner, and discuss some of the political and economic obstacles to achieving a more ambitious target - like Extinction Rebellion's second demand to halt biodiversity loss & achieve net zero emissions by 2025.

    You’ll hear a conversation from the October 2019 Rebellion with Scientists for XR, including Kate Jeffrey, a Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at University College London; Scott Archer-Nicholls, an Atmospheric Chemist at the University of Cambridge; Peter Spooner, a Paleoclimate Researcher at University College London; and Sven, a project director for climate change adaptation projects.

    This episode also features a discussion with Professor Kevin Anderson, a Professor of Energy and Climate Change. He holds a joint chair in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Sustainability and the Environment at Uppsala University in Sweden.

    Extinction Rebellion has three demands.

    1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

    2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

    Presenters / Producers – Marijn van de Geer, Jessica Townsend
    Producer / Sound Editor & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann
    Social Media – Barney Weston

    • 42 min
    Episode 9 - XR takes on the Finance Sector

    Episode 9 - XR takes on the Finance Sector

    Economics is not a side show in our lives. The coronavirus has shown that.

    But, what comes next?

    This episode is all about empowering you to take on one of the main influencers of our economy, and therefore the planet – the Finance Sector – through education and activism.

    We talk to Vince Knowles and Rathbone Greenbank Investments about the investment industry; University of Bristol Professors Alvin Birdi and Chris Preist about the insurance industry; and XR Money Rebellion about what you can do.

    This episode was recorded outside an XR Finance learn in, in Bristol, on Saturday March 7th.

    Extinction Rebellion has three demands.

    1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.

    2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

    3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice.

    Presenter – Marijn van de Geer

    Producer – Barney Weston

    Assistant Producers – Mark Smalley, Stuart Budvar

    Sound Editor & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann

    • 26 min

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