This podcast is for all the green innovators out there. Join Dr Chris Newman, a medical doctor and healthy-climate advocate as he interviews folks as diverse as Transition founder Rob Hopkins, rapper and permaculture expert KMT, ex-child slave + NGO founder Nasreen Sheikh. Whatever your field of expertise, guaranteed there's someone greening it up already. This is where you'll find them. Out every Wednesday.
Chris and Baba, the “peer-reviewed rapper” talk about politics, climate, and rhyming, and answer the following questions:
How do you write rap about scientific topics?
How does career success affect the environment?
What is the societal function of Conservatism?
How can governments tackle climate change?
Nasreen Sheikh: From child slave to NGO founder
Chris, and Nasreen talk of her story as a child labourer in the fast fashion industry, and how women’s empowerment can help tackle both climate change and human rights abuses. And they answer the following questions:
How do child sweatshops operate?
How many undocumented child labourers are there?
How can we empower victims of child slavery?
How is child slavery linked with climate change?
Matty Winning: Climate scientist + Eco-comedian
Chris and Matty talk about the highs and lows of becoming a standup comedian, and how he balances that with a day job as a climate scientist. And they answer the following questions:
How do you become a standup comedian?
How can you talk about difficult subjects like climate change without putting people off?
How do you keep sane when you work with climate science every day?
Jack and Maliha: AKA Panda Packaging
Chris, Jack and Maliha from Panda Packaging talk of plastic pollution, and how a holiday gone wrong led to a business idea. And they answer the following questions:
How we can increase reusability of products?
Why do our brains struggle with recycling and reusing?
How can packaging help increase empathy?
Fazlun Khalid. Islamic environmentalist
Chris and Fazlun talk scripture, social change, and answer the following questions:
What does the Qur’an say about Environmentalism?
How do faith groups work to protect the planet?
How faith leaders reach communities that science can’t get to.
Clover Hogan. Force of Nature. Youth Leader.
Chris and Clover, the 20 year old maverick reimagining education, talk about the youth climate movement, her incredible mentors and the chair of no regrets, and answer the following questions:
How can children step-up to the challenges of climate change?
What does an empowering education look like?
What should we do in the face of Eco-anxiety?