Politics and Activism

Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day at Somerset House with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and curator Karishma Rafferty

Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House – Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day by chatting with some of the artists who have created special installations and art pieces to highlight the loss of species. Hear how Justin Brice Guariglia, visual artist, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and Karishma Rafferty who has curated the season have responded. Dive into the Anxious Ocean or catch your breath at #ReduceSpeedNow.

Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day at Somerset House with visual artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and curator Karishma Rafferty

Earth Day 2019 at Somerset House – Planet Pod celebrates Earth Day by chatting with some of the artists who have created special installations and art pieces to highlight the loss of species. Hear how Justin Brice Guariglia, visual artist, Carmen Aguilar y Wedge from Hyphen-Labs and Karishma Rafferty who has curated the season have responded.

Climate Justice – Activism and the Rule of Law

In this short Planet Pod Special we talk to public law lawyer Estelle Dehon from Cornerstone Barristers to get her view on climate justice and why people are motivated by this to take to the streets. Amanda asks her how climate action sits with the rule of law – two things which might be seen to be in conflict.

Planet Pod talks to arctic explorer Pen Hadow about the urgent need to protect the floating ice reef ecosystem of the arctic

In this special Planet Pod episode Amanda catches up with renowned arctic explorer, advocate and visionary Pen Hadow who talks about what inspired him to push the boundaries of exploration in the arctic region.

Planet Pod considers the Ethics of Sustainability with Estelle Dehon from Cornerstone Barristers and consultant physician Veneta Cooney

Are we making the link between poor health and the climate, and is it provoking more acts of protest and civil disobedience? Are the protests effective and what should and could the law do about it?

Planet Pod sits down on Lambeth Bridge during Extinction Rebellion’s recent Day of Action in London

In this short Planet Pod Special we join Amanda as she sat down in the middle of Lambeth bridge and joined around 1000 supporters of Extinction Rebellion’s recent Day of Action in London – a peaceful protest to highlight the urgency of the climate crisis facing the world and the need for action now.

Planet Pod on the edge with Extinction Rebellion’s Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam

We grabbed the opportunity to catch up with Extinction Rebellion’s Dr Gail Bradbrook and Roger Hallam, together with Teddy – one of the campaign’s younger members – as they made preparations for Extinction Rebellion’s press conference in a busy (and quite noisy!) London pub. Extinction Rebellion is a campaign by the RisingUp Logo network. It aims to promote a fundamental change of our political and economic system to one which maximises well-being and minimises harm.

Planet Pod Special: Deeds & Words – A Festival of Women’s Voices

Join Amanda Carpenter as she interviews Helen Pankhurst, Kate Fox and Jennifer Nadel among others at the recent Deeds and Words Festival of women’s voices. The weekend event held to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage brought together poets, writers, politicians, campaigners and activists celebrating women making themselves heard across the decades politically, publicly and personally.

Planet Pod looks at when art meets life

Does art imitate life or life imitate art? Join Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and her guest co-presenter Julie Flower from The Specialist Generalist as they explore just how much art, design, architecture and the built environment influence how we feel about the world around us and, specifically, the planet and the climate. Special pod guests Michael Pinsky, artist, and Lynne Elvins, independent design strategist, discuss life, art, design and pollution!

Global Goals

In this episode of Planet Pod hosts Amanda Carpenter (Achill Management) and Steve Malkin (The Planet Mark) are talking to our guests Louise Scott and Carolina Karlström about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, (aka the Global Goals) and how organisations can help achieve these.