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Climate Crisis Culture

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Climate Crisis Culture is a conversational podcast exploring the climate crisis through personal stories, arts and culture. Friends and former colleagues Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris dissect topics which are pertinent and emotive. Delving deep into the complexities of living in the ‘era of environmental breakdown’ they untangle the issues through honest, open conversation. By sharing the work of artists, cultural happenings and resources that inspire them they hope to cultivate a space that brings climate conversations into the everyday. They believe diverse, creative culture can help us cope with feelings of climate crisis overwhelm which in turn can help us navigate through these uncertain times with resilience.

Climate Crisis Culture is a conversational podcast exploring the climate crisis through personal stories, arts and culture. Friends and former colleagues Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris dissect topics which are pertinent and emotive. Delving deep into the complexities of living in the ‘era of environmental breakdown’ they untangle the issues through honest, open conversation. By sharing the work of artists, cultural happenings and resources that inspire them they hope to cultivate a space that brings climate conversations into the everyday. They believe diverse, creative culture can help us cope with feelings of climate crisis overwhelm which in turn can help us navigate through these uncertain times with resilience.

Location:

Germany

Description:

Climate Crisis Culture is a conversational podcast exploring the climate crisis through personal stories, arts and culture. Friends and former colleagues Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris dissect topics which are pertinent and emotive. Delving deep into the complexities of living in the ‘era of environmental breakdown’ they untangle the issues through honest, open conversation. By sharing the work of artists, cultural happenings and resources that inspire them they hope to cultivate a space that brings climate conversations into the everyday. They believe diverse, creative culture can help us cope with feelings of climate crisis overwhelm which in turn can help us navigate through these uncertain times with resilience.

Language:

English


Episodes

Environmental Apathy: The Biggest Threat to Our Planet? Understanding Our Own Apathy and How to Counter It!

3/3/2022
“It comes to this point: are my individual needs greater than the environment’s needs?” Upon reaching a milestone of 1000+ downloads, hosts Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris release episode ten of their podcast Climate Crisis Culture. Having watched the new Netflix blockbuster Don’t Look Up, this episode explores environmental and climate apathy. Using the film as a cultural reference and starting point they recognise the parallels between real life and ‘make believe’, trying...

Duration:00:41:13

A Brief Debrief of COP 26 - Our Personal Experiences

12/17/2021
"With the practical things we do it can sometimes feel like sacrifice and that's not a good space to feel like you're living life from. This feeling of giving things up, as human beings we don't want to live like that. We want to live in a full, joyful, happy, nourishing way...and we need arts and culture to show us how to do that. To see that a better world is possible and that we're not sacrificing, we're not giving up, we're just living in a different, better way for both us and the...

Duration:00:33:57

What Is COP 26? Your Cultural Guide and Why Creative Engagement is Important

10/15/2021
“Being there is vital for my outlook and hope for life because it can feel really heavy and hard to deal with the climate crisis. I think being there and being part of this thing will give me hope and remind me of why humans and life and being on this planet are amazing. I need that hope. And I think, especially with the last 18 months, doing events via Zoom and not with other people who are giving you that nourishment. People are beautiful and the world is beautiful, and I just need to be...

Duration:00:32:58

Facing Climate Fear

9/2/2021
“The world that we talked about that we're so fearful of - yes that is happening but it doesn't need to be what we imagine. This fear of the future really gets me because what could be the future could be so amazing! Our lives don't need to be less than or deemed shit in comparison to what we had. And the world we could live in could be SO enriching and SO amazing but how do we communicate that? How do we get society to understand that by transitioning to this world that is better for the...

Duration:01:05:21

Personal and Planetary Loss and the Power of Creativity

6/3/2021
“These creatures provide us with so much and these ecosystems keep us alive, yet we can’t seem to grasp it (the loss). And that’s what’s so important about what artists and musicians do - they cultivate that connection, they cultivate that love and that feeling for these things that are essentially abstract. Things you don’t know on a personal level, but that you ultimately need for survival.” In the sixth episode (and final of season one) of Climate Crisis Culture, podcast hosts Eilidh...

Duration:00:49:26

Cultivating Positivity in the Midst of Environmental Breakdown

5/6/2021
“In thinking about the climate crisis, a lot of these new stories have to come from within us because we’re talking about something that is this hopeful, possible, imagined future. I think if I can see possibility for that I feel like I can cultivate positivity.” In the fifth episode of their podcast Climate Crisis Culture, podcast hosts Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris explore positivity in times of crisis, particularly the climate crisis, and address the difficulties that come...

Duration:00:53:46

Regeneration and The Future of Sustainability

4/1/2021
“Now is the time for a reframing of this concept of environmental sustainability. It’s been around since the 70s, since the start of the first environmental movement and I think it’s really important that we reframe the language of that because it’s obviously not working very well! We need more, we need sustainability plus...we don’t want to just maintain and continue things...and regeneration is the right, more progressive little sister which will step into its place.” In the fourth...

Duration:00:57:38

Eco-Anxiety: Our Personal Experiences and How We Cope

3/4/2021
“The most important thing you can do as an individual is process these feelings, sit with them then move to a place of action. A lot of the work that needs to happen to reverse things is outwith our control but what the individual can do is sit with these heavy, dark emotions and process the anxiety in a way that helps them make informed educated decisions - and be a force for good.” In the third episode of their podcast Climate Crisis Culture, podcast hosts Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny...

Duration:00:49:50

Understanding Systems and How Everything is Connected

2/11/2021
"It makes the rich richer and the poor poorer, and it strengthens that broken system which allows those in power to stay in power...then, how do people who don’t have that money or background even think about getting into politics or having their voices heard?” In the second episode of their podcast Climate Crisis Culture, hosts Jenny Fraser Harris and Eilidh McLaughlin break down the complex issue of systems; exploring how, when broken, systems only serve to fuel the fires of the impending...

Duration:00:51:46

Communicating the Climate Crisis

1/26/2021
"We're hardwired as humans to receive stories - that's how we make sense of life. Arts and culture create stories that speak to us, so we can see a new story and way forward, so that we can make things better, together." Bringing you the inaugural episode of their podcast Climate Crisis Culture, hosts Eilidh McLaughlin and Jenny Fraser Harris intertwine personal revelations with fun facts and cultural references in an episode that takes a deep dive in to the world of climate change...

Duration:00:43:14