27 episodes

Journalists Katy Glassborow and Babita Sharma met 25 years ago and remain firm friends, sharing each others highs and lows. They spent their careers investigating news stories, including climate change, but when they both became mums the climate headlines left them in a state of fear. How do you parent in a climate emergency? Katy and Babita decided to consult some of the world’s leading climate thinkers on how to rip up 'parenting' and piece it back together to fit our planetary reality. In each episode you'll hear stark truths, honest conversation and advice to help others navigate this crazy time. Join us for more chat #MumWillThePlanetDie. Subscribe to get your weekly dose of climate parenting each Thursday.

Mum, Will the Planet Die Before I Do‪?‬ Corner Shop Media production

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Journalists Katy Glassborow and Babita Sharma met 25 years ago and remain firm friends, sharing each others highs and lows. They spent their careers investigating news stories, including climate change, but when they both became mums the climate headlines left them in a state of fear. How do you parent in a climate emergency? Katy and Babita decided to consult some of the world’s leading climate thinkers on how to rip up 'parenting' and piece it back together to fit our planetary reality. In each episode you'll hear stark truths, honest conversation and advice to help others navigate this crazy time. Join us for more chat #MumWillThePlanetDie. Subscribe to get your weekly dose of climate parenting each Thursday.

    Climate Comedy - Dr Matt Winning

    Climate Comedy - Dr Matt Winning

    In our penultimate episode of the series, Katy and Babita are joined by the comedian and environmental economist Dr Matt Winning. Matt performs live stand-up comedy about climate change as well as juggling his career as a climate researcher. We find out why he decided comedy was his way forward to take action in the climate crisis.
    Matt is the author of a book called, Hot Mess: What On Earth Can We Do About Climate Change? Details of Matt's book can be found here: https://mattwinning.com/book/

    • 30 min
    Green Politics - Clive Lewis MP

    Green Politics - Clive Lewis MP

    In this episode, Katy and Babita chat politics with Clive Lewis MP who campaigns to put climate action at the centre of the political agenda. We find out whether it is all blah blah blah as Greta Thunberg said, or if there is hope for concrete change? Clive chatted to us from his constituency of Norwich South in the east of England. 

    • 34 min
    Food Glorious Food - Professor Sarah Bridle

    Food Glorious Food - Professor Sarah Bridle

    In this episode we chat to Professor Sarah Bridle who traded in her high profile career as an astrophysicist to focus on food and what we eat. She is now the Professor of Food, Climate and Society at the University of York. Sarah told us how the battle of food in the climate crisis is not about vegans versus farmers, but enabling better food choices to bring about change.
    Sarah's book - ‘Food & Climate Change Without The Hot Air’ provides an invaluable perspective on the reality-versus-perception of the impact on climate change that our diet actually has.
    Click here for more info about Sarah and her work: http://sarahbridle.net/faccwtha

    • 40 min
    How Green Is Your Garden? - Alistair Griffiths

    How Green Is Your Garden? - Alistair Griffiths

    In today's episode, Katy and Babita are joined by Alistair Griffiths, Director of Science at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Alistair chats to us about the power of gardening for our mental health and the planet, and how plants, nature and people can join forces to accelerate change in the battle against the climate crisis.
    Some useful links with more info following on from our chat with Alistair:
    RHS Sustainability strategy: https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/sustainability 
    Mains2Rains: https://www.mains2rains.uk/
    RHS Plants for Pollinators: https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/wildlife/plants-for-pollinators
    RHS Composting: https://www.rhs.org.uk/soil-composts-mulches/composting
    The National Education Nature Park: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/News/News-results/National/2022/November/National-Education-Nature-Park

    • 38 min
    Climate Education - Nadia Whittome MP

    Climate Education - Nadia Whittome MP

    In this episode of Mum, Will The Planet Die Before I Do? Babita chats to Britain's youngest MP Nadia Whittome about climate education and her mission to integrate climate change and sustainability into the education curriculum.
    Nadia explains why she believes if the education system isn't preparing young people to help deal with the impacts of climate change then it is failing them.
    To read the Climate Education Bill click here: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3070

    • 29 min
    Eco Farming - Guy Singh-Watson

    Eco Farming - Guy Singh-Watson

    In this episode, Katy & Babita chat to Guy Singh-Watson, a farmer and the founder of Riverford - a farm collective that has developed into a national organic veg box scheme delivering to around 50,000 customers a week across the UK. He joins us to talk about food, organic farming in the climate crisis, and his passion for truly sustainable agriculture.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JHook Brizzle ,

Wow. My current favourite podcast

This podcast is utterly brilliant. I didn’t realise how much I needed this podcast until I listened to it. The presenters are so genuine and professional. The guests they interview are so inspiring, many of the guests are people who I already respected and knew, so I was really happy to hear them interviewed in this context.
As a parent and MD of an NGO supporting communities in Northern Malawi to adapt to the changing climate, I think about and talk about the climate crisis a lot. I sometimes struggle to explain the severity of the climate crisis to family & friends, yet also the hope that we have to avoid worst case scenario. There are many people I know who don’t seem to understand where we are currently at and what we can do in terms of tackling the climate crisis. This podcast nails it.
I can’t thank you enough. I will be sharing it widely.

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