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The YIKES Podcast

The YIKES Podcast

By Mikaela Loach and Jo Becker
Do you ever find yourself saying 'YIKES' about things happening in the world? Climate Change, Human Rights and the messiness of everything going on at the moment can be really overwhelming BUT we want to provide a space to chat about these things and find hope in the midst of it all.

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EPISODE 6: Toxic positivity & Anti-racism
Cw: racism & white supremacy   Today we are chatting about toxic positivity and how a culture of "good vibes only" is built on privilege and upholds white supremacy. We also chat about antiracism and how to do allyship. (we recorded this before the murders of Breanna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade, which is why we only mention Ahmaud Arbery. All of them should still be here!)
May 31, 2020
EPISODE 5: Fast Fashion (feat. Aja Barber)
Welcome back to The YIKES Podcast! Sorry for the little break we had to go on, but we've managed to remotely record a brand new episode with the amazing Aja Barber. We cover topics such as fast fashion, cultural appropriation and how the Coronavirus pandemic could play a part in potential lifestyle/system change  If you want to support Aja, here are a few links! Aja's Patreon - Aja's Instagram -
April 22, 2020
EPISODE 4: The Coronavirus and Ecofacism
In this episode we talk about the rise of eco fascism on social media during this COVID-19 outbreak. We introduce what eco fascism is, how to spot it and why it's such an issue.
March 24, 2020
EPISODE 3: The Refugee Crisis in Europe (feat. Ellie Shimmin)
In this episode of The YIKES Podcast we have our first ever guest, Ellie Shimmin! We discuss the current situation regarding the refugees in Greece/Turkey and the amazing work Ellie has done by helping refugees in the Greek islands. 
March 10, 2020
EPISODE 2: Can lifestyle change save the planet?
Welcome back to The YIKES Podcast! In this episode we discuss the overwhelming, but hopeful topic of community and the possibility of system change.
February 28, 2020
EPISODE 1: How We Got Into Climate Activism
Welcome to our first episode!! Woo!! We introduce ourselves, how we met, have a chat about our journey into climate activism and our vision for this podcast (and a few things which make us YIKES). Cw: we chat about eco-fascism (big yikes!)
February 11, 2020