Launching Positive Feedback – a podcast on climate science, denial and all that other stuff

positive feedbackI’ve launched a new podcast called Positive Feedback that will look at “climate science, denial, and all that stuff in between.”

Right now, it’s an entirely independent operation.

I’m drawing on the few radio skills I gained from a couple of years at BBC Radio more than a decade ago (mostly forgotten) to produce the whole thing myself. Should I feel like I need some help marketing it in the future, I know I can go to people like Lower Street to help me out with this but, for now, my focus is getting the first few episodes up and running, and get used to just talking.

I’m hoping to be able to cover both ends of climate change – from the hard science to the way I think it gets mangled and misrepresented in the minds of the public.

Podcasts are booming, but that’s not really why I’m doing it.

Being able to speak to people and give them time and space to explain all those important nuances that come with the climate change issue can be a challenge in the written word. Podcasts are perfect for this.

Plus, I just love radio – and essentially, that’s what this is.

Episode One is finished and live.

It includes an interview with climate scientist Dr Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, whose specialty is heatwaves. She’s just been through a stinker in Sydney which is not much fun when your heavily pregnant.

I also chat with Oklahoma State University’s Dr Riley Dunlap, a pioneering environmental sociologist and expert on climate science denial. I asked him how America managed to elect a climate science denier as a president.

So how can you listen?

You can subscribe on iTunes –

… or Stitcher –

.. or TuneIn Radio –

.. or at its home on SoundCloud

If you like it, then could you “like” it, share it and subscribe to it.

Author: Graham

Graham Readfearn is a Brisbane-based journalist. Go to the About page in the top navigation for more information.

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