His Royal Highness Prince William, Mary Robinson, Adam McKay, Katy Milkman, Imogen Heap, Rutger Bregman, Jeraiza Molina, Agamemnon Otero and Becky Paisley are among the inspirational innovators, activists and thought leaders lined up to appear in the latest Audible Original podcast series.
Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy, launches exclusively on Audible today.
Across six episodes, long-term friends, award-winning actor, producer and environmental advocate, Cate Blanchett and climate entrepreneur and activist, Danny Kennedy, explore eco-anxiety and optimism.
Leaning into Danny’s experience in clean energy, the pair raise awareness of the emerging technological revolution that’s offering hope in the face of the unfolding climate crisis. Throughout the series, Cate and Danny speak directly to visionaries and trendsetters who are making innovative strides to turn the tide on climate change, from the Navajo Nation in Arizona to the Australian Outback.
Prince William joins Cate and Danny in Episode 2 “The Disruptive Decade” to give an exclusive update about his ambitious Earthshot Prize since the first winners were announced last year.
Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’, which united millions of people around the goal of reaching the moon, The Earthshot Prize is a global environmental Prize and platform to discover, accelerate and scale ground-breaking eco-solutions to repair and regenerate the planet.
A special extended cut of Prince William’s interview in Episode 2 is available to listen to on YouTube where His Royal Highness discusses the positive innovations the Prize has already highlighted, and the progress being made to support and scale their global impact.
Joining the wider Climate of Change line-up of guests are other recognisable names, including Oscar-winning filmmaker Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up); Grammy award-winning electronic music artist Imogen Heap, who composed the soundtrack to the series alongside biologist, filmmaker and sound recordist Dan O’Neill; and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, filmmaker and environmental and social justice activist Livia Firth.
All three join Cate and Danny in the final episode of the series “Culture of Change”, which spotlights film and the wider arts, to ask how the industry can really make a difference through storytelling and beyond.
Some of today’s most important climate crisis thinkers, including social historian Rutger Bregman (Humankind: A Hopeful History), former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, and author and professor, Katy Milkman (Behaviour Change for Good) will be taking part too.
Climate of Change also travels to the Navajo Nation in Arizona to uncover how renewables are helping systematic problems in the region; to the Atacama Salt Flats in Chile, where lithium extraction is wreaking havoc; and to Australia where ground-breaking Drone Stringing technology is seeking to transform the lives of many without access to power.
UK listeners will discover pioneering work being done on home soil, where initiatives in Sunderland and Cornwall have joined the frontline of the fight, thanks to the UK’s first Gigafactory and the reignition of sustainable mining for minerals used in rechargeable batteries.
Co-hosts and co-creators of Climate of Change, Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy said: “Climate innovations are disrupting how the world operates in incredible ways, but this progress is not yet fast enough, nor is it spread equally around the world.
“We already have a lot of the technology we need – like solar and batteries – to keep the world under 1.5˚C and stave off the worst impacts of climate change. What we need now are more climate innovators all around the world coming up with bundles of solutions and spreading them at speed. That’s why we’re thrilled to shine a spotlight on some of these innovators in this podcast.”
The Audible Original podcast was created and produced by Dirty Films, in association with StoryHunter, for Audible. The podcast is available to listen to now exclusively at Audible.