Episodes

May 1, 2021

Books, Books, Books | Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally "Animals Make Us Human"

Books, Books, Books is a podcast by Nicole Abadee, book critic for Good Weekend, where she interviews top Australian and International authors. This episode is especially of interest to Climactic listeners, as was the first episode of hers we featured, with Rebecca Huntley . Please enjoy! Leah Kaminsky and Meg Keneally discuss their new anthology, “Animals Make us Human”, a passion project for them and their contributors. SHOW NOTES: Nicole Abadee Website: https://www.nicoleabadee.com.au Facebo…

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April 23, 2021

3rd Birthday Extravaganza!!

Climactic was launched April 22nd, 2018. Now, three years on, we've released over 300 episodes. Kept our weekly schedule through it all. And, grown to be the flagship show of a Collective of 20+ climate-engaged podcasts. We're proud, and here we're highlighting why, with some of our finest moments! The recent, the topical, the unrehearsed. Enjoy, and if you enjoy the show please drop us a line to hello@climactic.fm to share some of your favourite moments, or what the show means to you. Thanks, …

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April 16, 2021

NMTCO | Australian Farmer-Led, Science-Based Pathways to Net Zero Emissions by 2050

This is an episode of Nourishing Matter to Chew On. Find more episodes, and subscribe, here . In this episode I speak with Dr Colin Chartres, CEO of The Crawford Fund, and Dr Daniel Walker, Chief Scientist of ACIAR, about an inspiring workshop that was held in March to bring leading Australian farmers and researchers together to present and discuss success stories, research challenges and paths forward. Farmers and researchers across the country have high ambitions and believe it’s possible for…

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April 9, 2021

"Cape Grim with Jessie Boylan" | Saltgrass Podcast

This is an episode of Art Breaker, find the show and all episodes here . But this is also a guest episode, adapted from Saltgrass , a podcast and radio show on Main FM , and the work of Alison Hanley . Jessie Boylan is a PhD candidate at RMIT’s School of Art. She has work in the upcoming Castlemaine State Festival called The Smallest Measure. Her thesis and upcoming art installation has taken her out to the wilds of a remote outpost at the edge of Tasmania… to a place called Cape Grim where th…

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April 2, 2021

Gretchen Miller | Tema Milstein — Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity

Gretchen Miller , radio documentary-maker and podcaster, interviews Tema Milstein , co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity , about the key findings from the book, and a new term of this epoch, and why it's not the Anthropocene . To read excerpts from the book please do so here . Support the show: https://www.climactic.com.au/p/support-the-collective/

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March 26, 2021

The Overview Effect | Bob Brown & Scott Jordan see a protected takayna rainforest

This episode is from The Overview Effect with James Perrin Usually I’m on Bundjalung country, but THIS episode was recorded on takayna land in lutruwita (otherwise known as Tasmania), and I’d like to pay respects to the takayna people, and all first nations people of beautiful lutruwita. I have been here in Tasmania for the last 5 days and if you’ve been listening to recent episodes or following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was running the takayna ultramarathon . This is a 51km trail thr…

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March 22, 2021

BONUS | Peter Vadiveloo — Fight for the Trees

Happy belated International Day of Forests , which is March 21st, since 2012. Mark here, publisher of the Climactic Collective, podcast network for the Australian and New Zealand climate community. This episode is late because yesterday I travelled home to Aotearoa New Zealand, and am now quarantining in Christchurch. I can't wait to get involved in New Zealand's climate community, and help expand Climactic to a collective of Australian, as well as New Zealand, climate-engaged podcasters. But t…

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March 19, 2021

Serially Curious | Brenna Quinlan — Permaculture Illustrator

Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who strives to make the world a better place through her art and her actions. She lives at Australia's most well-known permaculture demonstration site, Melliodora , where she grows food, milks goats, builds soil and engages with the community - or, she did. Mark and Eav caught up with Brenna on her last day at Melliodora to talk about her art and illustration, her process, and Our Street , the new book for kids about permaculture that brings Retrosu…

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March 15, 2021

Simon Moore | Politics and climate with Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North West

Simon Moore is an environmental activist and science communicator from Leeds, in the UK. In this episode he chats to his local member of parliament (MP), Alex Sobel, about politics and the climate crisis. Alex is MP for Leeds North West, Shadow Minister for Tourism, and Chair of the Net Zero All-Party Parliamentary Group. The conversation covers how Alex got into politics and his views on political cronyism and corruption during the Covid pandemic. They discuss his hopes for COP26 and the priva…

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March 13, 2021

Climate Conversations | 'To drive action on climate you need love' - Dr Jonica Newby

This is an episode of Climate Conversations , on the Climactic Collective network. You have over 300+ more episodes to enjoy after this. Dr Jonica Newby hosted Catalyst on ABC television for two decades and because of the knowledge that brought, she found herself suffering from climate grief and so with the support of NewSouth Publishing wrote " Beyond climate grief ". She covers the whole gamut of human emotions, including courage, humour, love, anger and creativity, and with regard the latter…

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March 7, 2021

Bonus | Kyla Brettle Reviews David Attenborough & Podcasters Declare Aloud

From Kyla Brettle : A copy of David Attenborough’s ‘A Life on Our Planet; my witness statement and a vision for the future’ arrived in the post from my dad. In the accompanying letter dad said he'd read it whole and thought I’d like it. Anticipating a day spent in bed with David - I got up to make a cup of tea - that was my mistake. In a moment my partner had David I turn just in time to see him leave. So I had to wait, which roused my interest - but that I didn't have to wait for long intrigu…

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March 5, 2021

"Bird song and field recording" | Musician Tom Day

Season 2 Episode 2 of Art Breaker Lloyd Richards bring this interview and audio doco about artist Tom Day to Art Breaker. Tom Day is a solo artist residing in Main Ridge, Australia and has been creating ambient and electronic music since 2005. Characterised as “effortless and raw”, Tom’s tracks couple elegant beats and piano melodies to an array of personally-collected field recordings, his style alternating between promising swells and restful plateaus. Having grown up on a farm on the Morning…

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Feb. 27, 2021

Climactic Curation | February Edition

This was performed as a livestream as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival . The Climactic Collective is the podcast network by and for Australia’s climate community. Curation is the monthly audio magazine show that highlights the best of the network – and the broader community. Participants get to see the live episode recorded and streamed live. Clips: Nourishing Matters to Chew On | On Eating Meat Part 1 "It's Not the Cow, It's the How" Overview Effect with James Perrin | 14 - Cat…

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Feb. 27, 2021

Sustainable Hour | Welcome to the Climate Revolution

Full notes available from the Centre for Climate Safety. Thank you to the Sustainable Hour for sharing this episode with us. The climate revolution begins in your head Science tells us time is running out. We just have a few years to get it right. More than new tools, we need a new politics and a new economics, says David Wallace-Wells. We need awareness and education, says Greta Thunberg. If solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.” …

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Feb. 20, 2021

UTS 4 Climate | Sunlight and Seaweed: Bob Carr in conversation with Professor Tim Flannery

Climactic thanks the Impact Studios team for allowing us to share this five-part series with you. There is an unlikely hero that could help deliver us from climate catastrophe, and that hero is found washed up on our beaches and lives deep in our oceans. In this final UTS 4 Climate conversation, Professor Bob Carr sits down with Australia’s best-known climate author and scientist, Professor Tim Flannery to discuss the innovative ways we could draw down the carbon that exists in our atmosphere, …

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Feb. 13, 2021

UTS 4 Climate | Investors Dump Coal: Bob Carr in conversation with Tim Buckley

Climactic thanks the Impact Studios team for allowing us to share this five-part series with you. A striking development has occurred in the world of corporate finance in 2020. Over the past months, a string of corporations have divested from thermal coal, starting with US investment giant BlackRock and extending to Japan's Mizuho and the Norwegian Government Pension Fund. But the world’s financiers haven't suddenly become climate activists overnight - instead it's economics that is driving thi…

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Feb. 6, 2021

UTS 4 Climate | After the Fires: Bob Carr in conversation with Zali Steggall and Martijn Wilder

Climactic thanks the Impact Studios team for allowing us to share this five-part series with you. The devastating effects of the 2019-2020 bushfires saw Australian communities ravaged by the impacts of climate change. Many viewed the tragedy as a long overdue wake-up call, and one that should spur rapid action to address the ecological challenges facing us. But as the ash settles, what will the next steps for climate policy look like in an Australia reeling from a catastrophic fire season? In t…

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Feb. 3, 2021

End Game | “Everything you hold dear”

End Game brings story, music and sound together to explore a local response to the global problem of climate change. It deals with the difficult and emotional side of getting our heads around being the heroes of this mess. A mother facing the mother of all threats - Melanie Scaife shares her ‘head-cracking moment’ - when climate change became a real rather than abstract part of her daughters future, and doing nothing ceased to be an option. Kyla’s notes: I identify deeply with Melanie’s story. …

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