18 episodes

Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question takes a deep dive into exploring all of the emotions that come along with the climate crisis, from eco-anxiety, grief and fear, to motivation, optimism, and excitement. Join us as we explore these emotions and delve into the complicated questions they raise around whether, when, and why we are birthing and/or raising children (or not) in this climate-altered landscape. How do you feel about the climate crisis? Do your climate emotions shape your decisions about being, or becoming a parent? Whatever your experience, there’s something for you in this podcast. Let’s get into it!

Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question Jade Sasser, PhD

    • Society & Culture
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Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question takes a deep dive into exploring all of the emotions that come along with the climate crisis, from eco-anxiety, grief and fear, to motivation, optimism, and excitement. Join us as we explore these emotions and delve into the complicated questions they raise around whether, when, and why we are birthing and/or raising children (or not) in this climate-altered landscape. How do you feel about the climate crisis? Do your climate emotions shape your decisions about being, or becoming a parent? Whatever your experience, there’s something for you in this podcast. Let’s get into it!

    Episode 8: Climate cafés and intersectional activism

    Episode 8: Climate cafés and intersectional activism

    In this episode, I talk to Maksim about climate change-related mental health, the goal of climate cafés, and why brining one's full intersectional identity to the issues is so important. We also explore the intersectionality of the kid question.

    • 28 min
    Episode 7: Climate change, mental health, and parenting as a commitment to joy

    Episode 7: Climate change, mental health, and parenting as a commitment to joy

    In this episode, I talk to Britt, a climate mental health expert and new mother. She helped me form my earliest understanding of climate emotions and mental health impacts, and how they intersect with reproductive anxieties. And she has wisdom to impart about how to manage climate emotions, and why having a child is her way of committing to joy and rejecting fear.

    • 29 min
    Bonus Book Trailer: Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future

    Bonus Book Trailer: Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future

    This is a brief trailer to announce my new book: Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future, now available everywhere you buy books. To receive 30% off, purchase at www.ucpress.edu, and enter the code UCPSAVE30.

    • 1 min
    Episode 6: All of the emotions, and activism too

    Episode 6: All of the emotions, and activism too

    In this episode, I talk to Natalie, an 18 year old college student and climate justice activist. She talks about navigating climate despair through her connections to nature and other climate activists, as well as maintaining a sense of optimism about having children in the future.

    • 26 min
    Episode 5: On stepparenting and stewardship

    Episode 5: On stepparenting and stewardship

    In this episode, I talk to Aaliyah, a new stepmother who draws on her Sustainability Studies degree and indigenous heritage to forge her approach to stepparenting, now and in the future. Also: I advertise my new book: Climate Anxiety and the Kid Question: Deciding Whether to Have Children in an Uncertain Future (out April 9th).

    • 26 min
    Episode 4: An elected official and new mother speaks up

    Episode 4: An elected official and new mother speaks up

    In this episode, I talk to Denise, who is a city council member and new mother. She breaks down how she developed more awareness of (and anxiety about) climate change and air quality issues when she became a mother, and how she is using her position in local government to effect change.

    • 26 min

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