34 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 109 Ratings

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

    Episode 18 - Young People Vs. The UK Government

    Episode 18 - Young People Vs. The UK Government

    On this fifth anniversary of the Paris agreement, three young people are launching a case against the British Government for their failure to safeguard their futures and those of their families in the global south. We talk to one of the plaintiffs, student Jerry Amokwandoh, about what has motivated him to take such a powerful step.

    We also talk to lawyer Tim Crosland from Plan B about the legal basis for the case and to Esther Standford-Xosei about why Stop The Maangamizi is supporting the action.

    | 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 - Jessica Townsend; Producers - Bill Leuty and Jessica Townsend; Editor - Bill Leuty; Research - Brigitta Bence

    • 33 min
    Episode 17 - No More Lies, with Zadie Smith, George Monbiot, Jay Griffiths and more at Tufton Street

    Episode 17 - No More Lies, with Zadie Smith, George Monbiot, Jay Griffiths and more at Tufton Street

    Where is the heart of climate denial in the UK? Who are the main individuals & organisations coming between the people and the policy progress we need to address the climate & ecological emergency?

    Questions like this led Writers Rebel to organize an action in a quiet, privileged street in the heart of London's parliamentary district.

    The Writers Rebel action in Tufton Street, No More Lies About Climate Change, has now gone down in Extinction Rebellion history. This episode chronicles that historic event. Compered by Mark Rylance and Juliet Stevensen, the line up was starry and included so many top literary and journalistic writers and thinkers that the podcast can only provide a selection.

    It includes speeches by Zadie Smith, George Monbiot, Jay Griffiths, Caroline Lucas, Chloe Aridjis, Toby Litt and Charlotte DuCann.


    It also includes the arrests of podcast presenter & Writers Rebel co-founder Jessica Townsend alongside philosopher Rupert Read for spraying ‘Lies Lies Lies’ on the white pillars of Tufton Street and pouring blood down the steps.


    The Tufton Street protest was organised in conjunction with Money Rebellion, which launches November 2020. Writers Rebel is organising its next event on the Remembrance of Lost Species Day. Tickets and more information about On The Brink can be found here at writersrebel.com/act.


    Correction: In the podcast Jessica refers to scaffolding poles. They were actually bamboo poles. |

    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 and James Miller;
    Producers - Phil Smith and Jessica Townsend;
    Editor - Phil Smith;
    Theme Music - Mark Richards at Mutiny Studios with music by Punch Deck;
    Additional Music - Phil Smith

    • 43 min
    Episode 16 - Citizens' Assemblies: Your Questions Answered

    Episode 16 - Citizens' Assemblies: Your Questions Answered

    Extinction Rebellion UK's Third Demand is a government commissioned, independently run Citizens' Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. But what does that mean? Join Marijn van de Geer as she speaks to XR UK's Citizens' Assembly Working Group (CAWG) to find out what exactly the Third Demand means, and look into some of the deeper questions rebels have been asking about citizens' assemblies.
    To find out more about citizens' assemblies and Extinction Rebellion's Third Demand, please visit www.xrcitizensassembly.uk or find CAWG on Twitter on @citizensXR

    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.|

    Producer and presenter - Marijn van de Geer;
    Editor - Harrison Lewis;
    Contributors - Alex Bradbury, Nessy Matos, Kathie Conn, Keith Garrett, John Whiten;
    Music - Upbeat Party by Scott Holmes (used with permission)

    • 41 min
    Episode 15 - Economics for the Planet with Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics

    Episode 15 - Economics for the Planet with Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics

    This episode Jessica & #MoneyRebellion’s Will talk to Kate Raworth, the most influential alternative economic thinker of the present moment. Her book Doughnut Economics has been hugely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses, and political activists. She has also presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. To view a diagram of the doughnut see: https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

    Kate is now moving from theory to practice with a network of Doughnut Economics Action Labs. The most famous is in Amsterdam, where the city is rethinking how it operates post-COVID-19 and taking a holistic approach to everything including housing, sustainability, the living environment, and the ethics of its supply chains.

    Kate Raworth teaches at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute and in the past has worked for Oxfam.

    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.

    Producers – Jessica Townsend and Bill Leuty; Presenters – Will Farbrother and Jessica Townsend; Editor – Bill Leuty; Social Media Producer – Michaela Herrmann

    • 45 min
    Episode 14 – The Death of Berta Cáceres, environmental defender from Honduras

    Episode 14 – The Death of Berta Cáceres, environmental defender from Honduras

    This podcast focuses on the new book ‘Who Killed Berta Cáceres' by Nina Lakhani. The book is a compelling, thriller-like read based on the murder of the brave indigenous activist Berta Cáceres who was fighting the development of a dam using World Bank funding in her region in Honduras.

    Also included in this episode is an interview with James Arango, a present day environmental protector from Columbia and member of XR Bogota. In the early months of this year between January and April 100 environmental activists were killed.

    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.

    Producers – Jessica Townsend and Phil Smith

    Interviewers – Jessica Townsend and Phil Smith

    Presenters – Michaela Herrmann and Jessica Townsend

    Editor – Phil Smith

    Social Media Producer – Kary Stewart

    • 36 min
    Episode 13 – The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes

    Episode 13 – The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes

    In this week’s episode Jessica interviews two inspirational women: Helen Norberg-Hodge, the founder of Local Futures; and Jyoti Fernandes, from the Land Workers Alliance and La Via Campesina. We talk about why our futures need to be local rather than global and why that truth is more evident now than ever.

    In particular we focus on food production and why small-scale, agro-ecological farming will help heal the planet and the biosphere, provide satisfying jobs, and make the country more resilient in times of crisis.

    Jessica’s co-presenter this week is Mothiur Rahman, who is part of XR’s Political and Visioning Circle as well as XR Muslims.

    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.

    Producers – Bill Leuty and Jessica Townsend

    Presenters – Jessica Townsend and Mothiur Rahman

    Editor – Bill Leuty

    Additional Production Support – Michaela Herrmann and Alex Dopierala

    Social Media Producers – Jessica Townsend and Michaela Herrmann

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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109 Ratings

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I’ll keep listening, despite my low rating.

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Both the broad array of subject matters, and the vast numbers of sympathetic people working in relevant fields, could make this podcast a truly great melting pot and meeting point, making quality programming which could be shared widely with people who’ve yet to come on board with the mission, and I hope to see it become so. At the moment, however, I feel as though it’s a bit too difficult to listen to, even though the editing suggests an effort to make it accessible.

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