Climactic is a weekly Australian podcast show telling the stories of the climate community. This is a selection of shows that focus on the emotional and psychological impacts of climate change and the strategies people are using to respond to them. For more see https://www.climactic.fm/ or subscribe in a podcast app.
Climactic is a collective of podcasters from the climate community. We believe in the power of stories to inspire and unite the community, and are dedicated to sharing the voices and stories of people engaging with the climate crisis across Australia and the Pacific.
Climactic tells the stories of the people making a difference. Regular people like us, in a daily struggle to live sustainable lives. We want to be the people’s voice on climate change, embedded in the community, from the perspective of the actual people.
How Surviving Cancer Helps Me Cope With the Climate Crisis – Katerina Cosgrove
Australia’s bushfires have left grief on our doorstep. As a cancer survivor, I too have been through the flames. You can read the full article at Al Jazeera here. Or, you can listen to it read aloud here, by the author.
Writing about Climate Grief – Beth Spencer with poet Magdalena Ball
The Climactic Network has launched a new show, Art Breaker, all about the art being made in this time of climate emergency. This episode, an in-depth conversation with writer, poet, and podcaster Magdalena Ball, was originally recorded for Art Breaker, but we also wanted to share it with you here.
Magdalena shares not just some of her story, her way of engaging with the climate, but also reads some of her poignant and vivid poems. Even if you don’t normally enjoy or seek out poetry, we think you’ll enjoy this episode.
- High Wire Step – Magdalena Ball
- Magdalena Ball
- Compulsive Reader talks on Apple Podcasts
- About Compulsive Reader
- Art of the Deal – Other Terrain Journal
- High Wire Step review by Beth Spencer – Rochford Street Review
- The Book of Conrad (2015) – IMDb
- Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) | Coursera
Finding Resilience in Vulnerability – Beth Hill
This chat with Beth goes into a whole new realm of intersecting topics with climate change, the myriad ways we experience and feel it, as humans. Beth is a member of Psychology for a Safe Climate, and we learn about what that group is and how it helps the climate change community. We learn about Beth’s work doing an anthropological study in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, about a community recovering from a devastating bushfire.
- 2013 New South Wales bushfires – Wikipedia
- Work That Reconnects Network
- Psychology for a Safe Climate
Impact of experiencing bushfire in the era of climate change – Psychology for a Safe Climate Live Talk
Beth Hill leads a talk with the vice-president of the amazing group, Psychology for a Safe Climate, for a special episode this week. The topic at hand is bushfire, and the psychological impact they have on those affected. You’ll hear first-hand experiences, engagement with the difficulty of how and when to introduce climate change into the conversation, and some stark facts of the ground-truth of Australia’s bushfire future.
Climate Community Care Bear – Holly Hammond
Holly Hammond is a stalwart of the social activism community, but when she’s not on the baricades or on a march, she’s practising radical self-care, and helping others to do the same. Burnout is endemic in the activist community, but maybe it doesn’t have to be. Holly’s efforts, and organising, have helped scores of members of the community overcome burnout, overwhelm, and emotional fatigue. With host Bronwyn, a self-care advocate in her own right, this conversation dives deep into how we need to look after ourselves, while looking out for others. Please check out the resources, Holly’s sites, and if you’re feeling overwhelmed, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll get you connected with the great people in the community eager to help.
- Plan to Thrive – Activist health and wellbeing
- Plan to Win | Social Movement Learning
- Reviewing your activist year
- Healthy goal setting
Also check out 5 Must Listen Episodes. For more see https://www.climactic.fm/ or subscribe in a podcast app. If you have a story to share or a live event you would like recorded just send these to us as voice messages on Facebook Messenger to @climacticshow, or to [email protected]!