In conversation with Ben Hurst and Maryam Pasha, Esteban Gast, comedian-in-residence at Generation180 and co-creator of the Climate Comedy Cohort, shares how he’s building a climate comedy movement to get more humour into climate storytelling through the form of mentions, moments and premises.
Climate Curious co-hosts Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst chat to John about how we can really make climate “pop”: from using real and regular messengers (not politicians) to talking more about “stopping the top 100 polluters” rather than “stopping climate change” (too vague and conceptual), John shares the effective strategies that will get people engaged and fired up to take action. And, he reveals the number one message that is most effective across all demographics.
This episodes features an interview with Anthony Leiserowitz about Yale’s and George Mason’s “Climate Change in the American Mind” report series, and upacks questions like: how worried, frustrated, or hopeful are people feeling about the climate crisis? What specifically do registered voters in America think about the issue? And how do those sentiments compare to other countries around the world?
This episode explores the concerning rise of climate change disinformation on prominent social networks. It highlights how social media has exacerbated the weaponisation of climate change within the context of culture wars and revealing the pivotal players who amplify climate misinformation and disinformation within online communities.
In this comedic podcast, Dan Ilic hosts journalists, comedians, and politicians that dissect issues and policy related to climate change and the environment for a decade. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it gained significant attentionfor its witty and ruthless criticism of government policy around climate change, and has been awarded the best comedy podcast three years in a row at the Australian Podcast Awards.
A conversations with Katherine Hayhoe about reframing climate conversations positively to inspire action and about how people's views on climate change are more nuanced than just believers or deniers. Most people don't outright reject climate science and risks, but have questions.
Laughter can be good medicine, but when is it okay to laugh at something as deadly serious as the climate crisis? Some comedians use comedy as a tool to make important information more accessible, memorable and digestible. In this episode, the hosts discuss these and many related issues with comedian, Rollie Williams, and Caty Borum of the Center for Media and Social Impact.
In this podcasts hosts, Molly and Ramanan chat with climate fiction authors imagining a future climate-inflected world.
In March 2023 the UN released one of its scientific reports offering humanity a 'final warning' to avoid climate catastrophe - but it barely got any coverage. Podcast host Tom Heap explores the question: what is it about bleak climate assessments that can cause people to switch off? He talks to psychologist Dr Sander van der Linden why our brains struggle to process news that scares people and speaks to comedian Tom Walker, AKA Jonathan Pie, about using humour to get the point across.
A conversation with David Lipsky about his new book, The Parrot and the Igloo: Climate and the Science of Denial. The book explores the long history of our understanding of climate science and the massive, industry-funded anti-science movement that worked to undermine action and cause an astonishing amount of destruction. He explains why he thinks climate deniers were so effective, why they were given such a big platform, and how Republican politicians came to embrace the anti-science cause.