THE COP26 climate-change conference begins in Glasgow, on Sunday (31 October). So this seemed like a good time to revisit a special podcast that we posted a year ago: Everybody Now, a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics.
Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.
On 19 October 2020, Everybody Now was released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief, and loving action.
With contributions from:
Dr Gail Bradbrook, scientist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
Professor Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester
Dámaris Albuquerque, works with agricultural communities in Nicaragua
The Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, theologian and poet, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury
Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian, and conflict mediator
Rachel Mander, environmental activist with Hope for the Future
John Swales, priest and activist, and part of a community for marginalised people
Zena Kazeme, Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war, and heritage
Flo Brady, singer and theatre maker
Hannah Malcolm, Anglican ordinand, climate writer, and organiser
Alastair McIntosh, writer, academic, and land rights activist
David Benjamin Blower, musician, poet, and podcaster
Funding and Production:
This podcast was crowdfunded by a handful of good souls, and produced by Tim Nash and David Benjamin Blower (www.nomadpodcast.co.uk).
The song Happily by Flo Brady is used with permission.
The song The Soil, from We Really Existed and We Really Did This by David Benjamin Blower, used with permission.
The Poem The Tree of Knowledge by Pádraig Ó Tuama used with permission.
The Poem Atlas by Zena Kazeme used with permission.
The Poem What is Man? by Rowan Williams from the book The Other Mountain, used with permission from Carcanet Press.
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