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Dedicated to working through the challenges of the climate change crisis, from the uncharted to the unthinkable. Hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden.

The Climate Workshop Podcas‪t‬ Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Dedicated to working through the challenges of the climate change crisis, from the uncharted to the unthinkable. Hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden.

    Wrapping Up the Podcast

    Wrapping Up the Podcast

    We launched the Climate Workshop Podcast a year ago to experiment with bringing our climate conversations online. It has been a great experience, but we have decided to focus our time and energy on other climate efforts. We are officially putting this project on hold, though you never know what will happen in the future! Thank you for being part of our podcast community. We are grateful to our guests and to Bryan Cahall for his music.

    If you want to connect with our present work and climate efforts, visit our websites and social media channels listed below. Tim & Peter

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    • 8 min
    Disengagement is not the answer

    Disengagement is not the answer

    When the chaos of the news cycle “drowns out life“ what should we do? Pretend we’re isolated individuals, that nobody else matters, and double down on our sense of helplessness? We think not! Tim and Peter discuss a recent article in the Providence Journal suggesting disengagement as a viable coping strategy.

    FROM THIS EPISODE
    "When the chaos of a 24/7 news cycle drowns out life, what do you do?"
    http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180504/when-chaos-of-247-news-cycle-drowns-out-life-what-do-you-do

    Tribe by Sebastian Junger
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    "This book is about why tribal sentiment is such a rare and precious thing in modern society, and how the lack of it has affected us all. It’s about what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty and belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning. It’s about why—for many people—war feels better than peace and hardship can turn out to be a great blessing and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. Humans don’t mind duress, in fact they thrive on it. What they mind is not feeling necessary.” — Sebastian Junger

    “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” ― Edward Abbey


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    Music by Bryan Cahall
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    • 21 min
    Wisdom, Courage, and the West Roxbury Climate Trial with Karenna Gore

    Wisdom, Courage, and the West Roxbury Climate Trial with Karenna Gore

    This episode is a conversation between Tim and his co-defendant Karenna Gore, immediately after the surprising verdict in the West Roxbury, Boston, MA pipeline resistance trial.

    They discuss their experience of civil disobedience that led to the trial and the ground-breaking result of an acquittal by reason of the necessity defense.

    Karenna Gore
    Director, Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary
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    The Climate Workshop Podcast is hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden and is supported by our listeners via Patreon, the membership site for content creators. Value these conversations? Watch our video about being a podcast patron at https://www.patreon.com/climateworkshop

    Special thanks to Deia Scholsberg!
    This episode was recorded by our colleague and documentary filmmaker Deia Schosberg. Her work includes "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change" (2016), "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock" (2017), and "The Reluctant Radical" (2018). Learn more about Deia's work at http://www.palebluedotmedia.com and the new "Bootstraps" basic income project at https://www.bootstrapsfilm.com.

    Thanks to Jay O’Hara!
    Thanks to Jay O’Hara for his insightful questions and support of this episode. Jay is one of the founders of the Climate Disobedience Center.
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    Music by Bryan Cahall
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    • 46 min
    The West Roxbury MA Climate Trial

    The West Roxbury MA Climate Trial

    BREAKING 3/27/18: Defendants found NOT RESPONSIBLE by necessity!
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    BREAKING 3/22/18: The prosecution has dropped the criminal charges to a civil infraction, so there will be no jury trial! We’ve added an update on what this means at the start of this episode. We then proceed to the previously recorded episode about the trial.

    Tim and Peter discuss the West Roxbury, MA climate trial scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Tim shares the story of the Mass Graves Pipeline Protest, the multi-year campaign resisting the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline, the significance of this trial, and more. Recorded 3/15/18

    TRIAL UPDATES
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    PHOTOS OF THE MASS GRAVES PIPELINE PROTEST

    Grief and Resistance: The Mass Grave Pipeline Action
    http://www.timdechristopher.org/grief_and_resistance_the_mass_grave_pipeline_action
    The story of the action told on Tim’s website including photos and video.

    Peter’s photos of the Mass Graves Protest June 29, 2016
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    Tim DeChristopher, Karenna Gore, area clergy and the larger resistance against the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline. Approximately a dozen people climbed into the pipeline trenches making the connection between this new fracked gas fossil fuel project and the mass graves being prepared in anticipation of the coming climate fueled Summer heat.

    More photos and video can be found on the Resist the Pipeline Facebook page at http://facebook.com/resistthepipeline/

    Music by Bryan Cahall
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    Connect with the show online at
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    The Climate Workshop Podcast is hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden and is supported by our listeners via Patreon, the membership site for content creators. Value these conversations? Become a patron of the show at https://www.patreon.com/climateworkshop. We are grateful for your support.

    • 43 min
    From Monoculture to Mass Incarceration: Land Restoration and Restorative Justice with Jonathan McRay

    From Monoculture to Mass Incarceration: Land Restoration and Restorative Justice with Jonathan McRay

    In our first outdoor episode, Tim talks with Jonathan McRay about the intersection of land restoration and restorative justice, questioning our society’s notions about waste and articulating a vision of healing. In addition to wind, we got some beautiful bird songs in this episode!

    The Climate Workshop Podcast is hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden and is supported by our listeners via Patreon, the membership site for content creators. Value these conversations? Become a patron of the show at https://www.patreon.com/climateworkshop. We're grateful for your support.

    Music by Bryan Cahall
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    Connect with the show online at
    http://climateworkshop.org
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    Connect with Tim DeChristopher
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    Connect with Peter Bowden
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    • 21 min
    Should We Take Climate Change Personally?

    Should We Take Climate Change Personally?

    In this episode, we explore dealing with the climate crisis on an individual level. How do we look at what's happening with open eyes while remaining grounded? How do we stay engaged without letting it consume us? Our conversation ranges from mindfulness practice and holding concern for our children and future generations to the need for a culture where we call people out for actions that devalue a livable future. The Climate Workshop Podcast is hosted by Tim DeChristopher and Peter Bowden.

    Music by Bryan Cahall
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    Connect with the show online
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

SouthwestDude ,

Our lives are at stake

What issue could possibly be more important than preserving the earth? If, like me, you’re deeply concerned about how we can move forward during these challenging years this is the podcast for you. Climate change discussions and ways in which we can improve the world are the whole point here. Excellent and important podcast. Thank you for giving us hope.

Kevin Cawley1 ,

Br.

Tim has been a shining light in this work. His authenticity is solid gold.

Barbara Ford ,

Excellent Explorations

The Climate Workshop Podcast provides an innovative and thoughtful look at climate issues as they intersect with other issues of justice and the economic systems at play. Featuring leaders with strong backgrounds in intersectional justice, this podcast presents fresh insights and solutions for all interested in climate concerns.

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