42 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
    • 4.8 • 191 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 42: Cop-Out 26

    EPISODE 42: Cop-Out 26

    We are back from COP26 (aka Cop-Out 26)... in this ep, we share some reflections on the results of Glasgow Climate Pact, our first hand experiences being in Glasgow during this UN climate conference, and what we can take away for our movements and for upcoming COPs.
    Resources:
    (twitter thread Jo mentioned): https://twitter.com/GeorgeMonbiot/status/1461223380619870209?s=20
    Govan Free State: https://www.govanfreestate.sco
    COP26 Coalition YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMNmU3mvFT8pLROw0y2f8ZQ
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    EPISODE 41: "A Bigger Picture" with Vanessa Nakate

    EPISODE 41: "A Bigger Picture" with Vanessa Nakate

    In this ep. we chatted with the incredible Vanessa Nakate about her climate work. We heard more about how she became a Climate Striker, the differences to organising in Uganda and Europe and how we can build more bridges in connecting our movement across the globe.
    Follow Vanessa on socials!
    https://www.instagram.com/vanessanakate1/
    https://twitter.com/vanessa_vash
    Order her book "A Bigger Picture" now!
    https://linktr.ee/ABiggerPicture
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 52 min
    EPISODE 40: What is COP26? w/ Farhana Yamin

    EPISODE 40: What is COP26? w/ Farhana Yamin

    Hello, lovely beans!
    Just before COP26 kicks off, we are bringing you this episode to explain what it is, why it is so important and what is to be expected within the UN negotiations and also outside the formal meetings.
    This week we had the opportunity to hear from Farhana Yamin, who has 30 years of experience of working as a climate lawyer and having worked in many COPs. 
    Check out her work @farhanaclimate on twitter, and the manifesto she wrote for COP26 here: https://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/the-world-today/2021-10/manifesto-justice-cop26-and-beyond
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    EPISODE 39: Suing our Governments with Tessa Khan

    EPISODE 39: Suing our Governments with Tessa Khan

    This week we chatted to the brilliant Tessa Khan about climate litigation, what it is and why so many people are now choosing to take climate action to the courts.
    We also talked about the Paid To Pollute case that Mikaela is a claimant on - which will be going to court on December 8th 2021!
    More info on paidtopollute.org.uk Tessa is an international climate lawyer who has been involved with some of the most impactful climate cases in recent years so it was an absolute pleasure to hear her insights.
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    • 59 min
    EPISODE 38: Why We Should Abolish Prisons in the UK

    EPISODE 38: Why We Should Abolish Prisons in the UK

    In this episode we speak to Kelsey from Community Action on Prison Expansion (CAPE) about prison abolition in the UK. We hear about the different types of prisons, current expansion plans, community resistance and get a glimpse of what a society without police could be like. This conversation was so rich, thought provoking and just so far our favourite. We hope it challenges and changed you.
    Organisations mentioned in the episode: CAPE - Community Action on Prison Expansion (@no_more_prisons) https://instagram.com/no_more_prisons?utm_medium=copy_link
    Corporate watch
    Inquest
    Women in prison
    Sisters Uncut
    Docs Not Cops
    Abolitionist Futures Reading Group
    Cradle Community (@cradlecommunity)
    "Brick by Brick" - https://www.hajarpress.com/books/brick-by-brick
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    EPISODE 37: What Can I Do?

    EPISODE 37: What Can I Do?

    This week we dive deeper into what organising actually is. We explore the different roles within social movements, dismantling barriers that make activism exclusionary and the call for us all to get more involved and active. 
    Hosted by Mikaela Loach and Josephine Becker, edited by Finlay Mowat.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

__s.marina______ ,

The podcast that my mind, body and soul has been waiting for!

Please please please listen to this podcast and what these wonderful humans have to say, these conversations are so important to be having at this moment.

Va-Ke25 ,

Yikes Podcast

Love, love, love!!! I have learned so much while listening to this podcast!

issycsj ,

Never fails to inspire me

If you need a spark or even just some fuel added to your fire for getting involved in direct action and activism, this is the podcast for you. It’s not always an easy listen, as Mikaela and Jo don’t shy away from hard truths, but I’m always left feeling motivated to do better and help others do better too.

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