Mothers of Invention
By Doc Society
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Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives.
||CleanWe Want a Colour TV!||Climate Week Special||30 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgainst the Grain||This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate.||16 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: When Mary met Gina||Mary Robinson sits on a park bench with Gina McCarthy, ex-head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US under President Obama. They watch the ducks and talk turkey about how America’s environmental protections can survive the Trump...||12 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnder the Weather||This episode explores the impact of climate change on public health, traversing political, scientific, radical and spiritual realms with our Mothers of Invention.||2 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: The Greatest Taxi Driver in New York||Taking into account Uber and Lyft there's now around 60,000 cabs in New York City — but Maeve thinks she's found the very best of them who's on a mission to effect while on the move...||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTaking Over||This week Mary and Maeve turn up the volume on the women who are helping us consciously-uncouple from our toxic relationship with single-use plastic, a material created to be used for mere minutes but designed to last for thousands of years. ...||19 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Hello, Maeve Calling||True to her word, Maeve has decided to divest her own personal savings. Here’s the phone call when she lets her bank know...||12 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe White Man Stole the Weather||Mary and Maeve are talking about money, money. Fighting climate change might be a moral necessity but women are learning to hit vested interests where it hurts the most, in the pocket. They hear from South Africa where the anti-apartheid...||5 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Rise||Mary and Maeve are laying down the law. Three years ago, 886 ordinary Dutch citizens sued their government over climate change... and won. Tessa Khan, a Bangladeshi-Australian lawyer is in the studio to talk new legal strategies for climate...||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: What the Actual Paris?!||Before Maeve and Mary’s new podcast series can truly begin, Maeve’s got a confession to make; she doesn’t really, properly, understand what the Paris Climate Agreement actually is. Luckily her co-host, the former Irish President, is...||22 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Mothers of Invention - Launching 23rd July||Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our...||16 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Mothers of Invention does what I want a podcast to do - goes in depth into a topic I'm interested in, sharing voices I haven't previously heard (and don't often hear in other media) and details I didn't know. But it also wears its knowledge lightly. Obviously a great deal of research and great production has gone into this to find the voices, archive audio, etc. and Mary Robinson is a great authority figure, but the combination of her with Maeve Higgins really works to give this series real humanity and levity (without Maeve having to pretend to be too clueless). I love it! Bravo to the team!
BEST PODCAST EVER
Just drop everything and listen now.
My new favourite podcast
I can’t recommend this enough. An informative, inspiring and funny listen that tells stories about practical action on climate change that is being led by women around the world.