56 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 • 206 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.
Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/theyikespodcast
Follow us on Instagram!
https://www.instagram.com/theyikespodcast/
https://www.instagram.com/mikaelaloach
https://www.instagram.com/treesnpeace
https://www.instagram.com/finlaymowat
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    EPISODE 50: COP27, Occupations and a Book

    EPISODE 50: COP27, Occupations and a Book

    Mikaela's just returned from COP27 in Egypt and Jo's just returned from university occupations with the End Fossil Occupy movement. They speak about their experiences fighting for climate justice in these different spaces - both working inside the UN COP structure and pushing outside through direct action tactics. Mikaela also shares a bit about her exciting upcoming first book "It's Not That Radical!: Climate Action To Transform Our World" - available for preorder now: geni.us/ItsNotThatRadicalBook !

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    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Mikaela Loach, edited by Finlay Mowat.
    Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon! (you can get access to the YIKES Discord through our Patreon)
    https://www.patreon.com/theyikespodcast
    Follow us on Instagram!
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    https://www.instagram.com/treesnpeace
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    • 58 min
    EPISODE 49: COP27 Live - Youth From Resistance To Power

    EPISODE 49: COP27 Live - Youth From Resistance To Power

    Mikaela hosted a panel live at COP27 on "Youth: From Resistance to Power" with Ayisha Siddiqa, Eric Njuguna, Mitzi Jonelle Tan and Re Cabrera. They spoke about the different ways that youth are building power all over the world and how we can all be part of radical transformation. Enjoy!
    Follow the panellists on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/ericdnjuguna
    https://www.instagram.com/ayisha_sid
    https://www.instagram.com/mitzijonelle
    https://www.instagram.com/re_cabrera
    Thank you to Emory University Climate Talks and The Climate Justice Programme for partnering on this event.
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    • 55 min
    On The Frontlines: Saving Tuvalu

    On The Frontlines: Saving Tuvalu

    This miniseries highlights  frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. This week we here from Kato, from the Saving Tuvalu movement in Tuvalu, who recently featured as the first young Tuvaluan delegate to attend COP26.
    With 'YIKES50' all listeners get 50% off from Pluto Press!
    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Mikaela Loach, edited by Finlay Mowat.
    Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon! (you can get access to the YIKES Discord through our Patreon)
    https://www.patreon.com/theyikespodcast
    Follow us on Instagram!
    https://www.instagram.com/theyikespodcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/mikaelaloach
    https://www.instagram.com/treesnpeace
    https://www.instagram.com/finlaymowat
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    • 17 min
    EPISODE 48: Billionaires Shouldn't Exist

    EPISODE 48: Billionaires Shouldn't Exist

    In today's episode we discuss billionaires and philanthrocapitalism, following Mikaela'a challenge of both of these at the Gates Foundation's annual event last week. Listen to learn more about wealth hoarding, the complexities around redistribution and more...
    With 'YIKES50' all listeners get 50% off from Pluto Press!
    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Mikaela Loach, edited by Finlay Mowat.
    Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon! (you can get access to the YIKES Discord through our Patreon)
    https://www.patreon.com/theyikespodcast
    Follow us on Instagram!
    https://www.instagram.com/theyikespodcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/mikaelaloach
    https://www.instagram.com/treesnpeace
    https://www.instagram.com/finlaymowat
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    • 56 min
    On the Frontlines: Nuclear and Coal Free Batan

    On the Frontlines: Nuclear and Coal Free Batan

    This miniseries highlights frontline struggles, resistance and peoples actions that are taking place right now around the world; and we will hear from the peoples directly. This week we here from Derek, member of the Nuclear and Coal Free Batan Movement in The Philippines. The movement is a coaliton of organisations and individuals working for a safer environment with safer energy sources for all. In this episode Derek also highlights the increased risks that environmental defenders in The Philippines are facing.
    Nuclear and Coal Free Batan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coal.bataan.5
    Video on their work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XruzZ9wAxtM
    More info on their work: https://world.350.org/philippines/bataan/
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    • 21 min
    EPISODE 47: Theory, Political Education and Practice

    EPISODE 47: Theory, Political Education and Practice

    Have you ever felt like you have to read a whole stack of books before getting involved in activism? In this episode Mikaela and Jo discuss the power as well as the shortcomings of theory for social change. In connection to social movement struggles, they discuss how theory has become abstract rather than a tool rooted in community and give pointers how we can change this. Enjoy!
    With 'YIKES50' all listeners get 50% off from Pluto Press!
    Hosted by Josephine Becker and Jess Mally, edited by Finlay Mowat.
    Support us through The YIKES Podcast Patreon! (you can get access to the YIKES Discord through our Patreon)
    https://www.patreon.com/theyikespodcast
    Follow us on Instagram!
    https://www.instagram.com/theyikespodcast/
    https://www.instagram.com/mikaelaloach
    https://www.instagram.com/treesnpeace
    https://www.instagram.com/finlaymowat
    Get bonus content on Patreon!
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
206 Ratings

206 Ratings

tanarn13 ,

A great duo!

Have been listening to a few episodes on my walks and I am always smiling! Great discussions, lots of laughs and a load of down to earth points. Amazing!!

__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!

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