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Extinction Rebellion Podcast

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 Episode 16 - Citizens' Assemblies: Your Questions Answered | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2476

Extinction Rebellion UK's Third Demand is a government commissioned, independently run Citizens' Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. But what does that mean? Join Marijn van de Geer as she speaks to XR UK's Citizens' Assembly Working Group (CAWG) to find out what exactly the Third Demand means, and look into some of the deeper questions rebels have been asking about citizens' assemblies. To find out more about citizens' assemblies and Extinction Rebellion's Third Demand, please visit www.xrcitizensassembly.uk or find CAWG on Twitter on @citizensXR Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.| Producer and presenter - Marijn van de Geer; Editor - Harrison Lewis; Contributors - Alex Bradbury, Nessy Matos, Kathie Conn, Keith Garrett, John Whiten; Music - Upbeat Party by Scott Holmes (used with permission)

 Episode 15 - Economics for the Planet with Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2737

This episode Jessica & #MoneyRebellion’s Will talk to Kate Raworth, the most influential alternative economic thinker of the present moment. Her book Doughnut Economics has been hugely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses, and political activists. She has also presented it to audiences ranging from the UN General Assembly to the Occupy movement. To view a diagram of the doughnut see: https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/ Kate is now moving from theory to practice with a network of Doughnut Economics Action Labs. The most famous is in Amsterdam, where the city is rethinking how it operates post-COVID-19 and taking a holistic approach to everything including housing, sustainability, the living environment, and the ethics of its supply chains. Kate Raworth teaches at Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute and in the past has worked for Oxfam. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producers – Jessica Townsend and Bill Leuty; Presenters – Will Farbrother and Jessica Townsend; Editor – Bill Leuty; Social Media Producer – Michaela Herrmann

 Episode 14 – The Death of Berta Cáceres, environmental defender from Honduras | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2191

This podcast focuses on the new book ‘Who Killed Berta Cáceres' by Nina Lakhani. The book is a compelling, thriller-like read based on the murder of the brave indigenous activist Berta Cáceres who was fighting the development of a dam using World Bank funding in her region in Honduras. Also included in this episode is an interview with James Arango, a present day environmental protector from Columbia and member of XR Bogota. In the early months of this year between January and April 100 environmental activists were killed. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producers – Jessica Townsend and Phil Smith Interviewers – Jessica Townsend and Phil Smith Presenters – Michaela Herrmann and Jessica Townsend Editor – Phil Smith Social Media Producer – Kary Stewart

 Episode 13 – The Future is Local, with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jyoti Fernandes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2725

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 this week is Mothiur Rahman, who is part of XR’s Political and Visioning Circle as well as XR Muslims. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producers – Bill Leuty and Jessica Townsend Presenters – Jessica Townsend and Mothiur Rahman Editor – Bill Leuty Additional Production Support – Michaela Herrmann and Alex Dopierala Social Media Producers – Jessica Townsend and Michaela Herrmann

 The Truth About Zane - Best of Rebel Radio (2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2926

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 denies it. How can we get justice for the UK's first victim of climate change? Plus, we hear from Lola Perrin – cofounder of XR artists - on how Extinction Rebellion is supporting Zane’s parents, Kye and Nicole, in their fight for justice. To find out more and to help the campaign visit truthaboutzane.com. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Credits: Presenters – Sue Wheat and Danny Halpin; Producers – Sue Wheat and Danny Halpin; Social Media Producer – Michaela Herrmann; Sound Engineer & Mixing – Danny Halpin and Michaela Herrmann

 Transforming the Global Financial System, with Ann Pettifor - Best of Rebel Radio (1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2288

Welcome to a new XR 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 and ecological breakdown are intrinsically connected to our economic and financial systems. These systems need to be changed if we stand any chance of preventing climate and ecological catastrophe. Sue and Seb also speak to Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn about the social injustice of our monetary system and how they are trying to raise awareness and create change through their community project The Bank Job, which Ann Pettifor herself has visited. Ann Pettifor is a political economist and author whose latest book The Case for the Green New Deal, is a plan to re-imagine the economy to protect life on earth. She is currently a director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME). Ann is also well-known for predicting the global financial crisis of 07-08 and spearheading the historic Jubilee 2000 campaign. Artist Hilary Powell and filmmaker/musician Dan Edelstyn are creators of the Optimistic Foundation. Their latest film, 'The Bank Job', is a community driven feature, participatory bank and playful act of economic education and change. Through radical imagination, they seek to open up possibilities for more just ways of organising and living when everyday life and democracy are corroded. Correction: at the end of the podcast, we refer to next episode's guest as Helena Norberg. Her name is Helena Norberg-Hodge, and we apologise for the error. Presenter – Sue Wheat and Seb O’Connell Producers – Marijn van de Geer and Michaela Herrmann Social Media Producer – Kary Stewart Sound Engineer & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann

 Episode 12 - A Paradigm Shift, with Jeremy Lent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2714

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 we need a paradigm shift. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth – Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now – Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics – Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenters / Producers – Jessica Townsend, Phil Smith Editor – Phil Smith Social Media – Michaela Herrmann

 Episode 11 - "Less is More", with Jason Hickel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2245

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. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenters – Jessica Townsend, Will Producer / Editor – Bill Leuty, Jessica Townsend Social Media – Barney Weston

 Episode 10 - 2050 is Too Late, with Kevin Anderson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2558

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 Extinction Rebellion's second demand to halt biodiversity loss & achieve net zero emissions by 2025. You’ll hear a conversation from the October 2019 Rebellion with Scientists for XR, including Kate Jeffrey, a Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience at University College London; Scott Archer-Nicholls, an Atmospheric Chemist at the University of Cambridge; Peter Spooner, a Paleoclimate Researcher at University College London; and Sven, a project director for climate change adaptation projects. This episode also features a discussion with Professor Kevin Anderson, a Professor of Energy and Climate Change. He holds a joint chair in the School of Engineering at the University of Manchester and the Centre for Sustainability and the Environment at Uppsala University in Sweden. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenters / Producers – Marijn van de Geer, Jessica Townsend Producer / Sound Editor & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann Social Media – Barney Weston

 Episode 9 - XR takes on the Finance Sector | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1575

Economics is not a side show in our lives. The coronavirus has shown that. But, what comes next? This episode is all about empowering you to take on one of the main influencers of our economy, and therefore the planet – the Finance Sector – through education and activism. We talk to Vince Knowles and Rathbone Greenbank Investments about the investment industry; University of Bristol Professors Alvin Birdi and Chris Preist about the insurance industry; and XR Money Rebellion about what you can do. This episode was recorded outside an XR Finance learn in, in Bristol, on Saturday March 7th. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenter – Marijn van de Geer Producer – Barney Weston Assistant Producers – Mark Smalley, Stuart Budvar Sound Editor & Mixing – Michaela Herrmann

 Episode 8 - Global Justice is Climate Justice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2330

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. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenters - Jessica Townsend, Marijn van de Geer. Producer / Editor - Lucy Evans. Sound Design / Production - Phil Smith. Social Media Producer - Barney Weston.

 Episode 7 - "The Future We Choose", with Christiana Figueres & Tom Rivett-Carnac | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3599

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 to apologise for mistakenly referring to Christiana and Tom's podcast as Global Optimism. The podcast is called "Outrage and Optimism" but can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @GlobalOptimism.* Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producer / Presenter / Interviewer - Jessica Townsend Presenter - Marijn van de Geer Editor - Alex Dopierala Social Media - Barney Weston

 Amitav Ghosh: The Great Derangement - Rebel Book Club (1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3148

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 its modern day influence, on the Climate Crisis and beyond. It is a seminal work, though it is better known in the USA; published in 2015 before Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Strikes. Author Amitav Ghosh was born in India but lives in New York, where he is a professor at City University of New York (CUNY). He has written nine novels, the most famous of which is "The Glass Palace". Featuring an interview with Amitav Ghosh and a discussion with Mothiur Rahman (XR Muslims, Guardianship and Visioning Circles); Ami Amlani (XR Walthamstow); Miles Glyn and Paul John Nelson (XR Arts). Our rebels met in the back room of the Ridley Street social club to discuss the novel over some beers. Next month’s book will be: David Wallace-Wells' "The Uninhabitable Earth". Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producer, Presenter - Jessica Townsend Presenter - Marijn Van De Geer Sound Editor, Engineer, & Mixer - Seán Hickey Social Media Producer - Barney Weston With thanks to Bill, Chloe, Phil, & Michaela.

 Election Special – Extinction Rebellion Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1331

Join the Extinction Rebellion Podcast for the #ElectionRebellion, pushing the Climate & Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda. Hear about the Three Demands Bill, the hunger strikers, climate hustings, and our 12 days of crisis, including a severe weather warning from the future. Featuring interviews with XR Sheffield, XR Hull and a special appearance from Emma Thompson. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Presenter / Producer / Editor – Lucy Evans Social Media Producers – Barney Weston, Kary Stewart

 Episode 6 - Writers Rebel, with Margaret Atwood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5011

This is the Writers’ Rebellion: Are You Here For This? The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back to normal length; with an episode perfect to kick back to during the post rebellion regenerative period. It features a feast of stories and poems from the Writers' Marathon in Trafalgar Square, London (on the 11th of October, 2019). From Salena Goddens’ call to action, to Philip Hoare’s face-to-face encounter with a whale, Owen Sheers' poem to his daughter in the womb, to Natasha Walter and Tom Bollough’s recollections of being arrested for Extinction Rebellion. Oh, and there is also an interview with Booker Prize co-winner, and author of "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Testaments", Margaret Atwood. Other writers featured in this episode include: Ali Smith, Naomi Alderman, Anjali Joseph, Irenosen Okojie, Robert Macfarlane, Romesh Gunesekera, Simon Schama, and comperes Simon McBurney and AL Kennedy. Extinction Rebellion has three demands. 1) Tell the Truth - Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change. 2) Act Now - Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025. 3) Beyond Politics - Government must create and be led by the decision of a Citizens' Assembly on climate and ecological justice. Producer / Presenter: Jessica Townsend Editor / Sound Engineer : Lucy Evans Social Media: Barney Weston

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