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||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAgainst the Grain||This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate.||9/16/2018||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...||9/12/2018||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.||9/2/2018||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...||8/30/2018||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. ...||8/19/2018||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...||8/12/2018||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...||8/5/2018||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...||7/22/2018||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...||7/22/2018||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...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Mary and Maeve have put together a delightful and informative podcast that features amazing guests from around the world that you won’t encounter elsewhere (mostly because their guests are often women of color and President Mary Robinson has unusual access to them). We all know that climate change is dire and discussions about it are usually pessimistic, so this podcast gives us a wonderful chance to listen to stories of positive change and communities taking power into their own hands. Keep it up! I can’t wait for the next season. Thank you!
Inspiring and so Informative
This show is incredible! I love the mission, the two hosts and their banter, and the inspirational women at the heart of each episode’s story. Please keep making this podcast! So much to learn
Galvanizing. Can’t wait for more!
Such a good listen for these times—I listened to all the episodes in the aftermath of the release of the IPCC report. Mary and Maeve do such a good job of explaining things fully and clearly, without condescension, across an array of topics. I love all the people they talk to, a diverse and inclusive mix of ages, nationalities, genders, and backgrounds. They are ace at showing the scale of what needs to be done (not just “make sure you recycle”) while not discouraging the listener. More, please!