Outrage + Optimism is a weekly podcast co-hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson
Since launching in April 2019, Outrage + Optimism has become the most widely listened to climate change podcast, with an audience stretching from San Francisco to Sydney. Topping the UK Politics podcast charts twice, it has been selected as the number 10 All-Time Podcasts on the Apple UK Charts, been the number 3 Politics Podcast on Apple Australia Charts and was listed at number 15 of The Guardian Best Podcasts of 2019. Outrage + Optimism was selected as the News & Politics Podcast Honoree in the prestigious 2020 Webby Awards.
Now in its second season, each weekly show highlights how we can channel the outrage we see on the streets (and online) about incremental actions in the face of the climate crisis, toward the stubborn optimism needed to forge ahead with ambition. We believe both are necessary. Each week’s discussion aims to inform, inspire and help listeners realise that this is both the most challenging, but also the most exciting time in history to be alive.
Each episode starts with a round-up of what has made us feel outraged or optimistic in the climate debate, followed by an in-depth interview with our guest for the week. Special guests so far have included David Attenborough, Ellie Goulding, Jane Goodall, Greta Thunberg, Richard Branson, Wanjira Mathai, John Kerry, David Miliband and many more.
This week, a LIVEstream episode! We were joined by activist and filmmaker, Richard Curtis, for his second time on the podcast! His latest initiative, Make My Money Matter is a campaign to shift the £3 trillion invested in UK pensions away from fossil fuels, arms, and meat production over to clean energy, healthcare, and human rights. This initiative is helping vegans not unknowingly invest in meat production, helping doctors not unknowingly invest in tobacco, and the list goes on. Amazing stuff.
And later on in the episode, another Outrage + Optimism first! A live musical performance from Beans on Toast of his song, “On & On”. Check out the music video for “On & On”: https://bit.ly/2YTfRWL
Want to watch the livestream of this episode? You can view it here on facebook: https://bit.ly/2YRopNZ
Get informed about what your pension can do at: https://makemymoneymatter.co.uk
Really excited that this is our first episode partnering with SoFar Sounds! You can learn more about supporting artists around the world through live shows and performances at https://www.sofarsounds.com
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