34 episodes

There’s a lot to make us Yikes in this world. From the climate crisis to racism to activism and resisting oppressive systems, it can call get a bit overwhelming. Yikes is a podcast which leans into the Yikes of the world rather than letting it overwhelm us. We breakdown the issues in an accessible intersectional and nuanced way to guide us towards action together.
Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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The YIKES Podcast Mikaela Loach and Jo Becker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 142 Ratings

There’s a lot to make us Yikes in this world. From the climate crisis to racism to activism and resisting oppressive systems, it can call get a bit overwhelming. Yikes is a podcast which leans into the Yikes of the world rather than letting it overwhelm us. We breakdown the issues in an accessible intersectional and nuanced way to guide us towards action together.
Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    EPISODE 34: We Are Constantly Learning

    EPISODE 34: We Are Constantly Learning

    It's the end of Season 3! We hope you've all enjoyed it as much as we have!! In this final episode of the season we have a chat about some things that have been inspiring and challenging our learning and unlearning recently.
    Mikaela is taking the UK government to court!
    Sign the petition here: https://paidtopollute.org.uk/petition/
    More info here: https://paidtopollute.org.uk/learn/
    Resources from this episode:
    Resources: 
    - Crip Camp (Movie)  
    - Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa (book) 
    - We will not cancel us - adrienne maree brown   
    - Imagining Radical Feminist Futures: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=365225481225185&ref=watch_permalink
    - Unapologetic, a Black Queer Feminist Mandate on Radical Mandate by Charlene Carruthers (book)
    - Legendary (tv show)
    - Another Now by Yanis Varoufakis (book)
    - shado mag talk: https://fb.watch/5laJx-wTxl/
    - Feeding the Revolution in Columbia: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/feeding-the-revolution---alimentado-la-revolucin
    - Mutual Aid Groups India: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eiobgyrl8iz-R1Dz7c4R5pzzzkuZLBj99vaC7T_UeVo/mobilebasic

    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 46 min
    EPISODE 33: One Solution Fits None

    EPISODE 33: One Solution Fits None

    Veganism isn't the (only) answer, but what is? In this episode we chat about magic-bullet solutions to the world's issues, whether they exist or not, consumer 'activism' and context-based solution practices
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 42 min
    EPISODE 32: Breaking Up With Internalised Capitalism

    EPISODE 32: Breaking Up With Internalised Capitalism

    This week we chat about internalised capitalism, what it is, and how it is connected to productivity, self-worth and activism. We also touch on why it is essential we break up with this for personal and collective social change.
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 42 min
    EPISODE 31: The Revolution Will Not Be Greenwashed

    EPISODE 31: The Revolution Will Not Be Greenwashed

    Today it's International Greenwash Day! Well... it's actually meant to be Earth Day... With all the greenwashing we're seeing today (and most days) we recorded a whole episode all about what greenwashing is, "social licensing" and how these tactics are used to manipulate the public. It's all a big YIKES.
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 1 hr
    EPISODE 30: Beyond the Good/Bad Binary with Jess Mally

    EPISODE 30: Beyond the Good/Bad Binary with Jess Mally

    In this week's ep, we speak with Jess Mally about the concept of Healthy Humans, how this transcends the binary of good and bad, and is an activator for collective change-making.
    Jess's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessmally/
    Jess's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/jessmally
    Listen to the Third Way Podcast: https://linktr.ee/thethirdwaypodcast
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    EPISODE 29: Individualism and Perfectionism

    EPISODE 29: Individualism and Perfectionism

    In these week's episode we chat about how perfectionism, imagination and individualism connect to work against white supremacy and capitalism. We also discuss the #KillTheBill movement, Emma Dabiri's new book "What White People Can Do Next" and more. Enjoy! 
    Yikes is also hiring an assistant! Applications close on 16th April.
    More details here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ap0sAgnNneu2S3iSw1zfyMiNd_s5yXviEfIeTtTyC50/edit?usp=sharing
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

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Informative and important

A brilliant podcast that is continuously helping me learn/unlearn about so many different important issues, challenging alternative ways of thinking/looking at the world and offers ideas of how to action upon them to help change. Fantastic hosts - Thank you!

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Brilliant

Such an amazing podcast, really enjoyable listen. Also will make you question everything and learn! Thank you

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My favourite podcast by far! Never fails to challenge me in a supportive and constructive way. It always leaves me feeling inspired and more hopeful.

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