Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty
We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds.
On 19th October 2020, Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action.
With contributions from:
Dr. Gail Bradbrook - scientist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion
Prof. Kevin Anderson - Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester
Dámaris Albuquerque - works with agricultural communities in Nicaragua
Dr. Rowan Williams - theologian and poet, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury
Pádraig Ó Tuama - poet, theologian and conflict mediator
Rachel Mander - environmental activist with Hope for the Future
John Swales - priest and activist, and part of a community for marginalised people
Zena Kazeme - Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage
Flo Brady - singer and theatre maker
Hannah Malcolm - Anglican ordinand, climate writer and organiser
Alastair McIntosh - writer, academic and land rights activist
David Benjamin Blower - musician, poet and podcaster
Funding and Production:
This podcast was crowdfunded by a handful of good souls, and produced by Tim Nash and David Benjamin Blower
The song Happily by Flo Brady is used with permission.
The song The Soil, from We Really Existed and We Really Did This by David Benjamin Blower, used with permission.
The Poem The Tree of Knowledge by Pádraig Ó Tuama used with permission.
The Poem Atlas by Zena Kazeme used with permission.
The Poem What is Man? by Rowan Williams from the book The Other Mountain, used with permission from Carcanet Press.
The one in which I talk to Tim Gough from YouthWorkHacks.com about the way youth workers in churches often leave their post or their church after a short term. If you are a church based youth worker who would like support to change your working practices in order to avoid burnout then do get in touch with me via the website www.jenniosborn.org or direct by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Lowther of Kick and I chat about the work that Kick does in schools and in particular what their experience was during lockdown. To find out more about them do go to their website Kick.org.uk then the links I mention in the introduction are Grovebooks.co.uk (search y56 for my book on Mental Health & Young People or browse through their collections) and my newly launched website jenniosborn.org where you can find more information about what I do and how I might be able to help you.
The one in which Sally Nash & I talk about how carrying shame can shape lives from a young age, how it causes a duality of living in two different states, and what some of the ways are of overcoming the Impact.
In this episode I talk to Will Taylor, therapist, counselor and coach about how he had had to adapt his work with young people and youth workers to suit an online model. You can find Will by going to willtaylor.online across various platforms. You can contact me on JenniTalks@gmail.com or @jennitalks on Facebook or Jenni.Osborn on Instagram.
This is an interview I recorded with actor, writer, producer Scot Williams in the middle of August. Scot is my cousin so our conversation ranges over his work, his interest in psychology and learning about family trauma and our shared family history. CW: alcoholism and abuse in families.
The one where I talk to Peta O'Brien-Day about her work with young people and how that prepared her for the death of her husband. We talk about the importance of good communication with those around us about bereavement & loss as well as hearing how life has changed for Peta.
In this episode I talk to Ali Campbell about the impact of lockdown on youth & children's work in church, we chat about how we parents and/or youth workers can help as school starts back again after the hiatus and what might be key for young people themselves to remember.
In this episode I talk to Hansa, founder of Holding Space which supports parents, carers and children experiencing mental illness. Hansa and I met a few years ago and I have been profoundly inspired and amazed at her dogged determination to fill this crucial gap of offering a listening ear and signposting parents and others to different services and organisations that can offer additional support for when a family finds themselves dealing with mental illness.
You can find Holding Space on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/Eastbourneholdingspace/ Do get in touch, join in with one of the sessions they are offering or request a supportive telephone call.