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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 13 –The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW. In this week’s episode Jessica interviews two inspirational women: Helen Norberg-Hodge, the founder of Local Futures; and Jyoti Fernandes, from the Land Workers Alliance and La Via Campesina. We talk about why our futures need to be local rather than global and why that truth is more evident now than ever. In particular we focus on food production and why small-scale, agro-ecological farming will help heal the planet and the biosphere, provide satisfying jobs, and make the country more resilient in times of crisis. Jessica’s co-presenter…

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The Truth About Zane – Best of Rebel Radio (2)

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Welcome back to our new podcast series, The Best of Rebel Radio. In this episode, we’re re-sharing an incredibly important story about the first person in the UK to officially die from climate change. 7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died after flood water carried the fatally toxic chemical hydrogen cyanide from a nearby landfill site into his home in Surrey. A Ministry of Defense whistleblower revealed it, but the government continues to deny it. Zane’s family continues to fight for the whole story to be told. How…

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Transforming the Global Financial System, with Ann Pettifor – Best of Rebel Radio (1)

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Welcome to a new Extinction Rebellion Podcast series: The Best of Rebel Radio. Here we take some of the wonderful content coming out of Rebel Radio and edit it into a podcast so you can listen again whenever you like. For our first Best of Rebel Radio Podcast, hosts Sue Wheat and Seb O’Connell speak to Ann Pettifor about the global financial system and how international and historical decision making have prioritised the rich and corporations over people and planet. As a result, climate change…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 12 – A Paradigm Shift, with Jeremy Lent

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Many people in the climate movement wonder why it’s so hard to get our message through. Could part of the problem be buried in the very language we use? In this episode we’re talking to Jeremy Lent, the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. His work investigates the patterns of thought that have led our civilization to its current crisis of sustainability. In this conversation we discuss the key metaphors that govern how we think and why…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 11 – “Less is More”, with Jason Hickel

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic We live in a society addicted to growth, yet on a planet with finite resources. Something needs to give. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast talks to a star of the degrowth movement, Jason Hickel. Jason is an academic and the author of The Divide and the upcoming book, Less is More: Why Degrowth Will Save the World. Presenters – Jessica Townsend, Will Producer / Editor – Bill Leuty Social Media Producer – Barney Weston Listen to the latest episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast. View Extinction Rebellion’s…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 10 – 2050 is Too Late, with Kevin Anderson

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic We need to act now if we want to avoid overwhelming climate and ecological breakdown. So why does the government tell us we’ve got until 2050? In this episode we’re exploring the government’s 2050 net zero emissions target and why that timeline endangers not only humans, but every other species on the planet. We’ll talk about the science that shows us we need to act much sooner, and discuss some of the political and economic obstacles to achieving a more ambitious target – like…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 8 – Global Justice is Climate Justice

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Jessica and Marijn speak to Rosanna Wiseman and Cameron Joshi from Global Justice Now about colonialism, capitalism and making Extinction Rebellion more inclusive.  Plus, get a glimpse of what it’s like to be part of Extinction Rebellion globally with our audio tapestry of sounds captured at actions around the world.  Recorded LIVE as part of Extinction Rebellion’s Decolonise! Decarbonise! program at VAULT Festival 2020. Listen to Episode 7 of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast, “The Future We Choose”, with Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac here. View…

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Extinction Rebellion Podcast Episode 7 – “The Future We Choose”, with Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW In this episode we’re talking to a world leader in the climate movement, Christiana Figueres. Christiana was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 and is credited with securing the Paris Agreement in 2015. She is joined by her co-author Tom Rivett-Carnac, who was her Senior Political Adviser at the UN and now works with her on a podcast called “Outrage and Optimism”. Together they wrote ‘The Future We Choose”. *The Extinction Rebellion Podcast would like…

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Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement – Rebel Book Club (1)

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify Listen on Podomatic Live on all platforms NOW Rebel Book Club – a new series by the Extinction Rebellion Podcast This is the first of a brand new series by the Extinction Rebellion Podcast, with Writers Rebel, looking at iconic green books that shape our understanding of the new world we find ourselves in: after climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and the Ecological Crisis. We are thrilled to begin with The Great Derangement, which questions the cultural silence around the Climate & Ecological Emergency but also looks at issues of colonialism, and…

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