Episodes

June 11, 2021

Climactic Features | The Magnitude of All Things

The Magnitude of All Things is a cinematic exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of climate change . When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown, drawing intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The…

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May 28, 2021

Climactic Features | Investigating "Inconceivable" with director Jayde Harding

Special guest host Amruta Nargundkar from Heckin' Concerned ( www.heckinconcerned.com ). Inconceivable is a film that recently ran on ABC Compass . Amruta and I speak to the director Jayde Harding about the making of and response to the film, her engagement with the climate crisis, and the broader topic of 'birthstrike'. In the age of the global climate crisis many young Australians are struggling with the part of them that has always wanted and imagined having kids and the part of them that is…

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Jan. 1, 2021

Part 2 | Violence in Environmental Activism - Learning from mistakes

This special 2-part miniseries is from a panel held as part of ARTS1241, Environmental Advocacy and Activism , from the University of New South Wales. Mark Rudd is a political organizer and an anti-war activist. He first burst onto the political landscape in the United States as a member, and ultimately the leader of the Columbia University chapter of Students for Democratic Society (known as SDS). SDS was the leading student anti-war social movement in the United States in the 1960s. Mark Rudd…

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Jan. 1, 2021

Part 1 | Violence in Environmental Activism - Learning from mistakes

This special 2-part miniseries is from a panel held as part of ARTS1241, Environmental Advocacy and Activism , from the University of New South Wales. Mark Rudd is a political organizer and an anti-war activist. He first burst onto the political landscape in the United States as a member, and ultimately the leader of the Columbia University chapter of Students for Democratic Society (known as SDS). SDS was the leading student anti-war social movement in the United States in the 1960s. Mark Rudd…

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Dec. 3, 2020

Climactic Features | Latrobe Valley's Just Transition

This is a special audio documentary from Ruby Marshall . Join us in this podcast to hear from local residents and workers from the Latrobe Valley about the just transition away from the fossil fuel industry that is happening there right now. What is currently happening in the Latrobe Valley with their transition away from the fossil fuel industry? How is the community preparing for the closing of the coal mines, and creating new industries with jobs to replace the mines? How is the Latrobe Vall…

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Nov. 23, 2020

Climactic Features | Katerina Cosgrove - We almost lost our home to bushfire last year

Author Katerina Cosgrove reads aloud a recent piece of writing, published by SBS Voices. This feature vignette was produced and sound designed by Lloyd Richards . The coverart is by @leio on Unsplash . To get in touch with us, to contribute your own creativity to engaging with the climate crisis, drop us a line at hello@climactic.fm . Or a voicemail from climactic.com.au . See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Oct. 21, 2020

Special | Everybody Now: Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty

This is the Climactic adaptation of Everybody Now, a "podmarch". "A Podcast Climate Protest March, or Climate Podmarch, if you will." First we feature some audio from the excellent new Climate Ads project , then an introduction/explanation by Climactic founder Mark Spencer, a recording from Mark ahead of the September 20th, 2019 School Strike, before the Everybody Now podmarch. Please find below the shownotes and credits of Everybody Now. Everybody Now Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty We’ve ca…

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Aug. 26, 2020

Special | To Feed Two Birds With One Scone - Jess Fairfax

The Climactic Collective is thrilled to be able to bring you this special feature, an audio documentary from Jess Fairfax - https://www.jessfairfax.com/ TO FEED TWO BIRDS WITH ONE SCONE An audio documentary by Jess Fairfax Over the past year or so, I have found inspiration in the work of Michel Foucault, who believes in the power of discourse as both “an instrument and an effect of power, but also a hindrance, a stumbling point of resistance and a starting point for an opposing strategy” (Fouca…

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