Tipping Points
#18 Doctors Shauna Golden and Patrick Hart on public health, the climate crisis and activism

#18 Doctors Shauna Golden and Patrick Hart on public health, the climate crisis and activism

May 27, 2022

Dr Shauna Golden, who is an A&E doctor in Scotland and is studying for a Masters in global health, and Dr Patrick Hart, a GP in Bristol who has been arrested for his climate activism, discuss how the climate and ecological crisis is a health crisis, how the world might cope with the next pandemic, and why doctors may feel like they can save lives through activism. 

#17 Michelin-starred chef Alexis Gauthier and former pig vet turned activist Dr Alice Brough discuss the meat and dairy industry, and the future of food

#17 Michelin-starred chef Alexis Gauthier and former pig vet turned activist Dr Alice Brough discuss the meat and dairy industry, and the future of food

May 13, 2022

Alexis Gauthier, a multi-award-winning French chef and successful London restaurateur who turned vegan in 2016, and Dr Alice Brough, a former livestock vet who has become a climate, animal and human rights activist, discuss veganism, why taste is so important to make people change their diets, the meat and dairy industry, and the risks of industrial animal farming.

Bonus episode: Lucy Hogarth on juggling art and astrophysics, climate activism and autism

Bonus episode: Lucy Hogarth on juggling art and astrophysics, climate activism and autism

March 18, 2022

Lucy Hogarth, an astrophysicist and climate activist, discusses why you don't need to be an ecologist or climate scientist to engage with climate activism, and how her late autism diagnosis has helped her to process the climate crisis and understand why others might find it hard to do so.

#16 Zoë Blackler and Steve Tooze on the power of the media, and its responsibility to cover the climate crisis

#16 Zoë Blackler and Steve Tooze on the power of the media, and its responsibility to cover the climate crisis

March 4, 2022

Zoë Blackler, investigative journalist and co-ordinator of whistleblowing platform TruthTeller, and Steve Tooze, a former tabloid journalist and climate activist, consider how much the media shapes the way we think, how coverage of the climate crisis has changed over the years, the challenges facing journalists at the beginning of their careers, and what drove them to become activists.

#15 Paul Stephens on the role of the police and why protesting is so vital

#15 Paul Stephens on the role of the police and why protesting is so vital

February 18, 2022

Paul Stephens, a retired Metropolitan Police Detective Sergeant and climate crisis campaigner, discusses how policing is changing, his involvement with Extinction Rebellion as police liaison, and why protesting is a vital part of survival and our civilisation.

#14 Todd Smith and Magdalena Heuwieser on the aviation industry, carbon offsetting, sustainability, and cheap flights

#14 Todd Smith and Magdalena Heuwieser on the aviation industry, carbon offsetting, sustainability, and cheap flights

February 4, 2022

Todd Smith (former airline pilot and Co-Founder of Safe Landing) and Magdalena Heuwieser (author and Co-Founder of the Stay Grounded network) discuss life as a pilot, the aviation industry, sustainability, luxury travel, cheap flights and the issues caused by 'green solutions' in the Global South. 

#13 Robert Llewellyn on the role of comedy and celebrity in the climate crisis, what Kryten would have to say about climate change, politics, the press, and transport

#13 Robert Llewellyn on the role of comedy and celebrity in the climate crisis, what Kryten would have to say about climate change, politics, the press, and transport

January 21, 2022

Actor, comedian, presenter and writer Robert Llewellyn explores whether comedy, and celebrities, can play a part in educating people about the climate crisis, and discusses the role of technology, car sharing, individual action versus legislation, what Kryten would have to say and much more.

#12 Laura Baldwin and Etienne Stott MBE on sport and climate change, athletics and plant-based diets, and the role of athletes in raising awareness of environmental and climate issues

#12 Laura Baldwin and Etienne Stott MBE on sport and climate change, athletics and plant-based diets, and the role of athletes in raising awareness of environmental and climate issues

January 7, 2022

Athletes Laura Baldwin (Olympic sailor and coach) and Etienne Stott (London 2012 canoe slalom gold medallist) discuss cruise ships and supermarkets, owning up to a high-carbon history, plant-based diets for athletes, and the role that sport can play in raising awareness of environmental and climate issues.

#11 Reverend Sue Parfitt and Reverend Tim Hewe on activism, experiencing prison, the Pope and the role of religion in the climate crisis

#11 Reverend Sue Parfitt and Reverend Tim Hewe on activism, experiencing prison, the Pope and the role of religion in the climate crisis

December 24, 2021

Reverend Tim Hewes, retired dentist and part-time priest, and Reverend Sue Parfitt, retired family therapist from Bristol, discuss their experiences of environmental activism, prison, why "oldies" should become activists, Christianity, colonialism and the climate crisis, and much more.

#10 Dr Tristram Wyatt on pheromones and animal behaviour, why diversity and inclusion matters and the role of the police

#10 Dr Tristram Wyatt on pheromones and animal behaviour, why diversity and inclusion matters and the role of the police

October 8, 2021

Evolutionary biologist and author

Dr Tristram Wyatt discusses his research into the evolution of pheromones and animal behaviour, the urgency of the climate and ecological crises, the role of scientists and natural history documentaries, his work with Extinction Rebellion, his involvement with Extinction Rebellion's LGBT+ subgroup, why diversity and inclusion matters, Insulate Britain, and the role of the police. 

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