Outrage and Optimism

Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.


Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 41m. Bisher sind 40 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich

episode 1: The Great Australian Inferno with Kevin Rudd

It's 2020! We're back! It's the "super year" for climate and the most consequential decade in human history! This week Tom and Christiana talk with former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd. Kevin shows us the roots of why the Conservative Party...



episode 35: Richard Curtis Has an Optimism That Comes From His Outrage

Tom and Christiana interview producer Richard Curtis. Richard is the creator of Bridget Jones Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Love Actually - but Richard's social work with Comic Relief, Make Poverty History, and the 10:10 campaign are equally...


 2019-12-20  45m

episode 34: A Live Conversation with Chris Anderson from TED

Tom has a in-depth conversation with Chris Anderson of TED. They speak on the history of The Paris Agreement and the ambition that TED has in the new global TEDCountdown initiative for 2020.  "The Future We Choose" Pre-sales are available...


 2019-12-13  52m

episode 33: The Green Belt Movement with Wanjira Mathai

This week we have an inspiring conversation with Wanjira Mathai as she talks about The Green Belt Movement, the interconnection of sustainability, and how to combat corruption & greed.  We discuss the announcement by the European Investment...


 2019-12-06  40m

episode 32: Closing the Emissions Gap with Patricia Espinosa

After a devastating UNEP Emissions Gap report details how governments are not doing enough to meet the 1.5C Paris Agreement target, Tom and Paul ask the question, "Can we still do this?" Later, Christiana joins her successor at the UNFCCC, Executive...


 2019-11-28  38m

episode 31: How to Face The Mess We're in Without Going Crazy with Joanna Macy

As the US approaches Thanksgiving week, we quiet ourselves for an intimate interview with environmental activist, Buddhist scholar, and deep ecologist, Joanna Macy. She shares why we should suffer with the world as we experience the climate crisis,...


 2019-11-22  45m

episode 30: Banking on the Climate with Mark Carney

This week we drop in to talk money with the Governor of The Bank of England, Mark Carney. Mark is leading the way on banking with the climate in mind, keeping banks accountable for investments towards a Net-Zero 2050. We also discuss the ramifications...


 2019-11-15  51m

episode 29: The Sounds of Antarctica: A Sonic Expedition!

Back in January, Christiana set sail to Antarctica with Homeward Bound, A Global Leadership Initiative for Women with a STEMM background. This week, we play back her recordings, both interviews and immersive nature sounds, that take us on a sonic...


 2019-11-08  44m

episode 28: What a Great IKEA with Jesper Brodin

Tom and Christiana are in Costa Rica this week! They reminisce over their time at the UN and discuss how generating business ambition on climate led to national confidence in the Paris Agreement. Later on, Paul and Christiana talk with Jesper Brodin,...


 2019-11-01  39m

episode 27: No Room for a Sinking Feeling with Hilda Heine

In our new format, this week Tom, Christiana, and Paul bring in what they're optimistic for or outraged by to kick things off. Later on, we talk with President Hilda Heine of The Marshall Islands. We hear how she had never aspired to be President, how...


 2019-10-25  39m