Mark Spencer has hosted 93 episodes.
I love podcasting. I love this planet. Now I'm working on projects at the intersection of media and climate change.
Maxine Bazeley has hosted 6 episodes.
Maxine has a professional background in recruitment and has volunteered on community radio for almost a decade. She walked the walk and left the city to live in Torquay, near Melbourne on the Surf Coast then quit her day job to pursue her goals of personal and environmental sustainability. She has recently taken on her most important role yet as a parent and is even more determined to keep up her volunteer roles with the Surf Coast Energy Group, Torquay Commerce Board and her local council’s Renewable Energy Taskforce. Her agency, Teal Collaborative aims to work with climate conscious clients and she will always be Climactic's favourite first guest. And, Climactic's first new interviewer to join the network!
Georgia Sheil has hosted 7 episodes.
As an engineering student I never felt very like my peers, so I latched onto the one thing I loved and was good at... food. Spending four years as a food blogger working in hospitality I learnt a lot about the food systems that sustain us. It was only when I realised that the challenges facing our food systems were so big, bigger than any person could solve in one lifetime, that I fell back on my degree and made the conscious choice to make change happen from the inside out. So I guess I’m a problem solving, food-styling, latte-sipping environmentalist doing what I can to turn the tides of change.
Goal with Climactic: Driven by an innate curiosity for the world and its complexity I want to connect with people who are helping to solve some of the most perplexing problems of our time. I envisage creating a citizen storytelling mini-series on farmer's stories of climate change, told in their own voice. I also intend on doing many interviews and would be open to attending/arranging live podcasting events for the show.
Areas of focus: Leadership, the true seat of power, the 4th Industrial Revolution, addressing poverty in the name of climate action and regenerative agriculture are all areas of interest that I will delve into.
Bronwyn Gresham has hosted 5 episodes.
Bronwyn comes to Climactic with a passion for sharing stories that highlight the diverse ways we are engaging with climate change, and exploring the ways we can make that engagement personally sustainable for us.
Clinical Psychologist by day, mum and partner by night, podcaster and everything else in between, she hopes to spread the word about what we all know to be true. To engage with climate change means feeling it. And feeling it, because it can feel painful, requires tender loving care. In technical terms: compassion. And then, as if climate change and feeling it weren’t enough, we also have to figure out what we can do! This journey ''of doing'' can be fraught with challenges, opportunities, frustrations and fruitful endeavours. Sometimes all in the one day. So, as a psychologist she became interested in how we can be resilient, connected and ultimately nourished in this work. Her episodes hope to give space to sharing some of the personal emotional challenges we face, as well as engaging the collective wisdom around self-care.
The General Assembly has hosted 36 episodes.
The General Assembly's music is a soundtrack for new landscapes. Rich, layered songs map the dark corners of our relationship with ourselves and the rest the of the living world. The band features Matt Wicking's evocative voice and powerful songs with a talented line-up of collaborators. More at www.generalassembly.com.au.
Simon Moore has hosted 5 episodes.
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Reece Gray has hosted 4 episodes.
Reece, one of Climactic’s editors, does a lot of this and that: environmental things, media things. His shifty little eyes belie a natural friendliness. His fingers are stubbier than you’d expect.
Greg Grassi has hosted 1 episode.
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Gretchen Miller has hosted 5 episodes.
An internationally recognised media professional and well-known voice on the national airwaves, Gretchen Miller is available for communications training and podcast production. With 20+ years experience as a presenter, interviewer and documentary producer on Australia's 'ideas' network ABC RN.
Dr. Renee Beale has hosted 4 episodes.
Renee Beale is an ideator, curator, and science communicator, working with a wide range of artists, composers, performers, and scientists. She constructs residencies, establishes artist/scientist collaborations, and curates and production manages festival programming, events and exhibitions often focused on providing open access to the latest advances in science, and presenting artistic responses to scientific research.
To date, Renee has conceived and produced in excess of 50 projects both across Australia and internationally, including for the Adelaide Fringe Festival, CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE festivals (2015, 2017, 2019), Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne Knowledge Week, Melbourne Music Week, National Science Week, Nite Art, and the Royal Society of Chemistry London.
Renee is also the Victorian Science Week Lead, managing Victorian programming for and community engagement with National Science Week, Australia's annual celebration of science.
Previously, Renee worked for the City of Melbourne programming for Melbourne Knowledge Week, and prior to this was manager and curator of LAB-14 Gallery and the School of Chemistry Cultural Collection at the University of Melbourne, manager of community programs at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry, and a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.
Renee holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in Genetics and Neuropsychology, a PhD in Genetics, and is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Arts (specialising in Philosophy).
Beth Spencer has hosted 5 episodes.
Beth Spencer‘s most recent book is Vagabondage, a verse memoir published by UWAPublishing.
Her previous books include How to Conceive of a Girl (fiction) which was runner up for the Steele Rudd award. It was originally published by Vintage/Random House Australia, and is now available as a Kindle ebook.
A book of poetry — Things in a Glass Box — was published as a part of the SCARP/Five Islands New Poets series, and selections were broadcast as a feature on Radio National’s Poetica. Things in a Glass Box is also available as a Kindle ebook.
She has also published essays, academic articles, and newspaper columns; won the Age short story award; and written and produced work for ABC Radio National. A selection of her ABC sound and text pieces were collected on the double CD Body of Words (dogmedia, 2004).
She has been awarded several Australia Council Literature Board fellowships, a Varuna Writer’s Fellowship, the Inaugural Dinny O’Hearn fellowship at the Australian Centre, was an Age Short Story Award winner, and was awarded a PhD for her thesis The Body as Fiction/Fiction as a Way of Thinking.
Kri McNamara has hosted 4 episodes.
Kri is a student of the Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne. Her undergraduate studies were in biomedical science and music production, completed in her hometown of Brisbane.
After graduating, she worked in food microbiology whilst intermittently participating in campaigns and projects geared towards marine conservation. She worked on the Fight For Our Reef Campaign before becoming an ambassador for the group 'Girls in Ocean Science', and later helped to coordinate marine conservation projects in the Northern Territory and Malaysia.
This year Kri was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in order to better understand and communicate the climate crisis. These experiences drove Kri to pursue the Master of Environment, where she is learning about the structure and frameworks that underpin issues related to oceans governance. She hopes that her studies will bring broader change to policy that emphasises socio-cultural aspects of issues related to marine ecosystems.
Fien van den Steen has hosted 2 episodes.
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Tess Chapman has hosted 2 episodes.
Tess Chapman is currently studying her Masters on Paleoceanography following an undergraduate degree in Geology and a Certificate of Science Communication.
Tess recently travelled to the Solomon Islands as a part of a research expedition to acquire coral samples for her Masters. Her and a team of researchers ventured to the northern parts of the Solomon’s, where they drilled for coral cores and mapped the surrounding islands via drone technology.
She is currently writing her thesis on the data extracted from the coral cores as well as being the sole proprietor of a Compass Adjusting business.
Alanta Colley has hosted 3 episodes.
Alanta is the boss of Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate, which brings together scientists and comedians to debate serious issues in a ridiculous manner. Sci Fight happens quarterly in Melbourne at the Howler Bar and goes on a National tour when it feels like it.
Alanta has a Masters in International Public Health and has worked in health programs in Uganda, Kenya, Cambodia and East Timor, around HIV, Malaria, and sanitation.
She worked for Engineers Without Borders for 7 years, supporting partnerships with Aboriginal organisations, and taking engineering students to India, Samoa and Cambodia to learn in partnership with rural communities about sustainability and human centred design.
She is also a comedian, delivering her sell out show ‘Parasites Lost’ and 'Days of our Hives' at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She hates puns and the entire thing was excruciating. She's been featured on ABC TV News, interviewed in Frankie Magazine, and is a regular on ABC radio with David Astle.
She’s a mediocre urban farmer, growing mainly organic kale-fed caterpillars. She keeps bees, though admittedly they mainly keep themselves.
Rich Bowden has hosted 25 episodes.
A freelance writer, podcaster, environmentalist and curious soul, Rich is always -- yes always -- willing to learn.