Communicating Care Podcast

Welcome to Communicating Care, a podcast of the Just Transition Collaborative at the University of Colorado Boulder where we talk about the ways environmental and climate justice advocacy are motivated by, express, and foster care. Publicly launched in 2022, on this podcast, we listen more deeply to people who have made headlines for making a difference to learn from their insights for successful creative climate communication and behavior change.

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RSS feed: https://feeds.buzzsprout.com/1924467.rss

Graphic Art by Niko P. Striphas, at age 12
To request a written transcript, email: phaedra [dot] pezzullo [at] colorado [dot] edu

SEASON 1 HAPPENING NOW, SPRING 2022

James Wakibia on Kenya’s Plastic Bag Ban & Hashtag Activism

Recorded: July 20, 2021.
Published: February 2, 2022
Time: 47 mins
Audio edited by: Bailey Troutman & Robert Lino
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Cheeky” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

More ways to follow Wakibia:
Twitter: @JamesWakibia
Instagram: jameswakibia
Writing: jwakibia [dot] medium [dot] com

Her Excellency Prof. Judi Wakhungu on Kenya’s Ivory & Rhino Horn Ban & the nation’s Plastic Bag Ban

Recorded: September 10, 2021.
Published: February 16, 2022
Time: 43 mins 44 secs
Audio edited by: Robert Lino.
Music clips provided via Creative Commons: “Bossa Nova” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

To follow Her Excellency Prof. Wakhungu on Twitter: @JudiWakhungu
For more: https://www.judiwakhungu.com/

Nancy Bui on the 2016 Vietnam Marine Life Kill, & #StopFormosaPlastic
Recorded: November 19, 2021
Published: March 2, 2022
Time: 37 mins 57 secs
Audio edited by: Robert Lino
Music clips provided via Creative Commons: “Happy Clappy Ukelele” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).
Links: Justice for Formosa Victims
Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation
Red Sea: Vietnam’s Modern Disaster (film) Formosa Plastics Global Archive
Vietnam Fish Decimation video (in Vietnamese with English Subtitles)

José Toscano Bravo, Exec. Director of the Just Transition Alliance, on Just Transitions and Plastics

Recorded: September 24, 2021.
Published: March 16, 2022
Time: 45 mins
Audio edited by: Robert Lino.
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Bees!”
by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

Website: Just Transition Alliance

Sharir Hossain on the Bangladesh Plastic Bag Ban, The First in the World

Recorded: October 7, 2021.
Published: March 30, 2022
Time: 25 mins 07 secs
Audio edited by: Robert Lino
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Happy Clappy Ukelele” by
Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

CU Boulder Alumna Emy Kane, Lonely Whale, on Plastic Bans & Ocean Advocacy

Recorded: August 27, 2021
Published: April 13, 2022
Time: 38 mins 07 seconds
Audio edited by: Robert Lino
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Bees!” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).
For more: https://www.lonelywhale.org/

Mia Ives-Rublee: Disability Justice, Coalition Work &
Environmental Futures

Recorded: February 2, 2022
Published: April 27, 2022
Time: 54:32
Audio edited by: Anthony Albidrez
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Happy Clappy Ukelele” by
Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

Follow Mia on Twitter: @SeeMiaRoll
Book Mia for a speaking engagement

Joe Andenmatten, Director of CU Boulder’s Disability Services, on accessibility

Recorded: October 22 2021
Published: May 11, 2022
Time: 43 mins 44 seconds
Audio edited by: Robert Lino
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “What a Wonderful Day” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

Michelle Gabrieloff-Parish on art & environmental justice

Recorded: October 19, 2021
Published: May 25, 2022 (forthcoming)
Time: 1:00:29
Audio edited by: Robert Lino & Anthony Albidrez
Music clips provided through Creative Commons: “Verão” by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com).

Instagram: @gpclan
Website to book & learn more: https://onceandfuturegreen.com

Some podcasts I’d recommend (feel welcome to email me if you have more to suggest):

  • My CU Boulder colleague, Prof. Karen Bailey, recently launched a The Creature Connection, a podcast for nerds about fictional worlds and the creatures within them.
  • An amazing podcast created by a BIPOC storytelling collective working towards an anti-racist and plastic-free future is People Over Plastics.
  • German science journalist Anja Krieger hosts an informative longer running plastics podcast: Plastisphere: A podcast on plastic pollution in the environment.
  • A podcast episode featuring one of my favorite journalists, Kate Aronoff, about “the history of climate change denial, how fossil-fuel industry’s strategy has shifted in recent years, and what the prospects are for a just, sustainable future” is available here.
  • In 2020, the Climate Justice Alliance launched Stories From Home: Living the Just Transition Podcast. The podcast series, as they describe it, “spans across landscapes and languages to provide the listener with experiences from the often overlooked but extremely valuable climate justice work of everyday people, as they decolonize through cooking, paint future visions on the page, build family, take back food systems and more.”
  • After I recorded the first season, a friend shared this amazing new podcast called Cultures of Care, “a collection of profiles of people who are practicing collective care in affirmative, unconventional and even insurgent ways” from the Othering & Belonging Institute.
  • If you want daily or weekly environmental news round ups sent to your inbox, sign up at Environmental Health News.
  • For a podcast on disability justice, check out: Crip Times

To be clear, I’m just a professor who loves interviewing smart people who practice care. Although I prefer asking questions & listening to others, I’ve been featured on the following podcasts myself: