By Claire Schoen
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Stepping Up tells fun, funny, surprising stories of Americans who are taking action on the greatest crisis of our time: climate change. 12-year-olds tackle ocean acidification. Grannies risk arrest. Clowns take to the street. Evangelicals battle climate chaos for their Lord. These smart, articulate, passionate individuals spark our imagination and show us how we can step up our game as well. These audio documentaries are story-driven, scene-based and sound- rich. Each one takes several months to create and we will be rolling them out as we produce them. So, stick with us! We will be posting the next one soon.
||CleanEp. 4 – Smackdown: City Hall vs. Big Oil||Episode 4 – Smackdown: City Hall vs Big Oil||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3 – Clowning Around||Climate clowns are donning red noses to get your attention||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2 – Sitting Down||Following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, Millennials are turning to civil disobedience in response to the climate catastrophe. But what is the role for elder activists? This story’s producer hasn’t been arrested since the anti||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1 – The Loudest Smallest Voices||A group of 12-year-olds, tired of the grownups messing up their planet, have decided to solve the problems of the oceans themselves.||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
A must listen!
This is one of those stories that gives me those chills you get when you listen to something super awe-inspiring and engaging. I can’t wait for the next episode!
Also - as an environmentalist this is much-needed in the podcast world (there isn’t that many enviro pods out there that are this good!) and I’m really excited to see what it has in store in the future.
And I highly recommend this podcast for those interested in highly produced, sound rich audio documentaries. Think the sound design of Radio Lab and the narrative arcs of This American Life. Very well done!
An inspiring, smartly produced show
Tells interesting stories about climate activists. Listen and share!
The kids in the first steppingup podcast are amazing. They're knowledgeable and committed to saving the oceans from the impacts of climate change, they're well organized and hard working while through it all, they're kids, excited and having fun. This well produced podcast is a pleasure to listen to. And it makes me hopeful in spite of so much that's going wrong.