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To save the world we need to change the story. Nature and the climate are in crisis. To survive we must use our most powerful tool - communication. Telling these stories can be difficult and dangerous, but done right they can change the world. Join wildlife filmmaker and author, Tom Mustill (Greta Thunberg NatureNow), Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, The One Show) and singer, campaigner and writer Sam Lee (The Nightingale) as they venture to COP26 and talk to a range of fascinating people with one shared mission.

Off the back of COP26, Tom and Sam talk to the people behind the policies, and those risking it all to fight for their rights. From policy negotiators , to indigenous community leaders to retired four star generals, we hear from a range of voices sharing their hard-earned insights on saving the planet. Informal, personal and passionate, these conversations will re-energise, inspire, and give you the tools to play your part.

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To save the world we need to change the story. Nature and the climate are in crisis. To survive we must use our most powerful tool - communication. Telling these stories can be difficult and dangerous, but done right they can change the world. Join wildlife filmmaker and author, Tom Mustill (Greta Thunberg NatureNow), Lucy Siegle (The Guardian, The One Show) and singer, campaigner and writer Sam Lee (The Nightingale) as they venture to COP26 and talk to a range of fascinating people with one shared mission.

Off the back of COP26, Tom and Sam talk to the people behind the policies, and those risking it all to fight for their rights. From policy negotiators , to indigenous community leaders to retired four star generals, we hear from a range of voices sharing their hard-earned insights on saving the planet. Informal, personal and passionate, these conversations will re-energise, inspire, and give you the tools to play your part.

    The Christmas Monks

    The Christmas Monks

    Seasons greetings listeners, and what a festive treat Tom and Sam have for you this episode. This week we welcome Lucy Siegle back to the studio, before listening to Brother Spirit and Brother Embrace, Zen Monks from Plum Village, as they impart wisdom on how we can reconnect with nature at this pivotal moment. They tell us stories of leading meditation circles with key negotiators at COP26 and how connecting our heads and hearts can help the climate movement. We also hear from this season's previous guests on what they want for the planet this Christmas and how we can help them achieve it.



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    • 51 min
    The Activist

    The Activist

    Tzeporah Berman started her climate career cooking for activists at a camp protesting anti-felling in British Columbia. A year later she was arrested in the same place, microphone in hand, as one of the movements' leading climate defenders. Since then Tzeporah has become one of Canada's most prominent environmentalists, with a mission to inspire the next generation of activists. Sam and Tom managed to sit down with Tzeporah at COP26 to discuss her career, from negotiating the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, to co-directing Greenpeace's Global Climate and Energy Program, and now chairing the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative.



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    • 34 min
    The General

    The General

    It isn't often you meet a General, but this week retired four star US army General Stanley McChrystal shares his wisdom after a lifetime of military service. Sam and Tom sat down to ask hard hitting questions about the military and it's responsibility to the climate movement. Exploring the role the military plays within the climate crisis and how it's focus has shifted as environmental needs have gained attention and urgency, Tom and Sam listen to stories of climate wars of the past and how we can learn from them. Now an advocate for National Service, and a Leadership tutor at Yale, Stan explains what the environmental leaders of tomorrow need to mediate risk, and combat the environmental crisis in our age of misinformation.



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    • 38 min
    The Indigenous Communicator

    The Indigenous Communicator

    This week Tom and Sam are joined by Shirley Djukurna Krenak, member of the Brazilian Krenak community, and a leading activist for Indigenous voices within the climate movement. Recorded at COP26, Shirley has travelled across the world  to increase awareness of the environmental impacts on small indigenous communities like her own. In 2015, the Krenak people were directly affected by Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster when a dam collapsed, unleashing tonnes of mining waste into their sacred Doce River, affecting the ecosystem for hundreds of kilometers. Shirley tells Sam and Tom about the effect it's had on her homeland, finding her voice, and the power of healing ourselves and nature.



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    • 42 min
    The Negotiator

    The Negotiator

    Farhana Yamin is one of the most influential environmental lawyers and climate policy experts in Britain. This week she chats to Tom and Sam to talk through the past 30 years in the climate world, from convincing world leaders the climate crisis was real, to presenting the notion of zero emissions and campaigning with Extinction Rebellion. We discuss her time in UN boardrooms making etiquette faux pas, representing small islands against international powers, as well as her emotional experience of burnout and depression which has taken her back to nature, and reconnected her to her roots.



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    • 42 min
    The March

    The March

    We're back! Listeners, welcome to Series 2, and boy do we have a series in store for you.



    This week Tom, Lucy and brand new host Sam are going to transport you to COP26. You've seen it all over the news but what actually goes on at COP? And what was it like to be there? Well, the team have been running around the streets of Glasgow to answer just that. From the blue zone to the green zone and out into the marches, we talk to Belgian bikers, climate lawyers and the children protesting for their futures, Tom door-steps (well, march-steps) Ed Miliband... and somehow Sam is taking song requests from John Kerry? All in pursuit of bringing you the most powerful climate stories from the conference.



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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
169 Ratings

169 Ratings

Skipoir ,

Glorious return

Very glad you’re back. I had just about given up on the idea of your return.

Fi.M ,

Welcome back!

So glad to have this podcast back again, I caught up on the episodes some time ago and hoped there would be more. You are always informative and encouraging and make me feel all our efforts are worthwhile. Thanks. x

LosDelGimpos ,

Inspirational

An antidote to the grief and fear of the climate emergency - with inspiring guests, intelligent hosts in Tom & Lucy and the tools and motivation I need to try and make a difference. Thanks

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