Episode 37

The Blunt Report x Climactic - Can Mark sound smart talking climate change?

January 3rd, 2019

1 hr 37 mins 59 secs

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About this Episode

Hello folks, hope you’ve had a fantastic holidays, and we are so happy to be back with you. We announced in our last episode of 2018, which was a ripper, and if you haven’t checked that out that, you’re missing out on some quality Rich banter, that we’d be back on January 10th. Well, we couldn’t wait. And this was a great opportunity to play you something we’ve been holding onto for months now.

Back in August of last year, I had the chance to go on the excellent podcast The Blunt Report, and have a chat with science enthusiast and ace conversationalist Konner Blunt, about climate change, science, pop culture, and how to think about and cope with, and live consciously, in this time of climate.

I have an admission to make, I’m a podcast addict, but that much should be obvious, so the real admission is, I get really frustrated when I listen to some of my favourite podcasts. Because these interesting, engaging people that merrily chat away in my ears have this habit of not addressing climate change. Konner was one of those people. I love his podcast, his great interviewing style, the really stimulating topics he explores. But he hadn’t addressed what to me, and probably to you, is the elephant in the room. Climate change. But, we fixed that.

It was such a privilege to interview him, to be interviewed by him, to engage in what turned into a really good conversation.

So, this one is definitely a little long, but there’s a lot of good stuff in here. Next week’s episode will be back to usual Climactic style, with some year 2 refinements. If you liked this, let us know and we’ll aim to bring you more in this style of long-form conversation. There will be talk about pop culture, a bit about World War 2 and World War 1, but these are all tangents that then inform more discussion about climate change. Trust me, they come back around. This was a really great opportunity for me to try engaging a bright, curious mind with the urgency of climate change.

Was I successful? Let’s find out.

Please check out the awesome Blunt Report if you liked Konner, which, how can you not?

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