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Interviews

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Climactic Podcast: 5 Must-Listen Episodes

Climactic is a weekly Australian podcast show telling the stories of the climate community. Here are five episodes to listen to including stories about politics, fatigue, community care and climate impacts.

Brave New Words: Access to medicines – United States

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast looks at how the battle over drug prices is heating up to confront corporate greed and pay-to-play politics.

Brave New Words: Together for Yes – Ireland

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast explores how the Together For Yes coalition rewrote the playbook on abortion in Ireland.

Brave New Words: Let’s do this – New Zealand

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast goes behind the scenes to understand how Jacinda Ardern led Labour to victory in NZ.

Brave New Words: Police reform – Washington

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast explores how De-Escalate Washington achieved success by speaking openly about race and centering those most affected by police violence.

Brave New Words: Greater Than Fear – Minnesota

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast reveals how a coalition of grassroots and labor groups found a narrative that speaks to both race and class concerns.

Brave New Words: People Seeking Asylum – Australia

Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio. This episode of the podcast unpacks how human rights advocates applied communications research to swing public opinion and win campaigns in the ongoing battle against offshore detention of refugees.

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TED talk: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter

Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement’s three founders share what they’ve learned about leadership and what provides them with hope and inspiration in the face of painful realities. Their advice on how to participate in ensuring freedom for everybody: join something, start something and “sharpen each other, so that we all can rise.”

Photograph of a billboard advertising Winfield cigarettes. The billboard advertising reads 'Anyhow... Winfield 25s'. Graffiti has been inserted so it reads 'Anyhow buga up a Winfield 25'.

BUGA-UP

Formed in 1979, Billboard Utilising Graffitists Against Unhealthy Promotions (BUGA-UP) made its mark on hoardings around the nation. By revising advertising slogans and disrupting tobacco-sponsored events, the group revealed the true cost of tobacco and alcohol company deception.

Uncle Kevin Buzzacott stands in front of a large banner depicting a black hand against a red and yellow nuclear symbol.

Interview with Kevin Buzzacott

Kevin Buzzacott is a key figure in the opposition to the South Australian Olympic Dam mine and the nuclear industry in general. In this interview he outlines a number of the creative actions he has taken part in as part of a series of campaigns addressing the issues of dispossession and Aboriginal sovereignty.

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Changemaker Chat with Marc Stears

Can Universities be change makers? What does it take to traverse the research-practitioner divide? Interview with the of Director of the Sydney Policy Lab.

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Changemaker Chat with Jennifer Dillon

A chat with Jennifer Dillon, the communications director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance in the US, about workers’ rights and their campaigns.

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Changemaker Chat with bushfire survivor Fiona Lee

When the 2019 Bushfires burnt her home, Fiona Lee did what most would find hard – she became an advocate for climate change. Three days after her house burnt down, Fiona and her family stood at NSW Parliament House calling for serious action on climate change as creating the context for these catastrophic fires. What is her story? How did she do this? And what did she learn about the power of her own voice in this moment.

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Changemaker Chat with Paul Oosting from GetUp

GetUp is one of Australia’s most impactful and influential community organisations, and Paul Oosting is their national director. We discuss what GetUp learnt from the 2019 Federal Election campaign. We find out Paul’s insights about what it’s like to operate under the pressure of media and political attack.