Doing it for the kids

A playgroup in Sydney is turning despair about the planet’s future into hope by taking action and connecting with people who share their concerns and motivations. Rosa Brown, mum and English teacher, set up the Inner West Families For Climate Action playgroup. She decided to foster connections with other new local parents, and hopes this play group will encourage deeper conversations and committed action around climate and the environment. [audio src=""][/audio]

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Regenerating the Cooks River with the Mudcrabs

Every weekend, and some weekdays too, you'll find Mudcrabs along the banks of the Cooks River. Not crustaceans, although they're slowly returning as their habitat is restored, but a group of dedicated volunteers who are rehabilitating what was once the most polluted river in Australia. [audio src=""][/audio]

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Want more!Loved this podcast... please write a book!By xbrendanxbaileyx via iTunes | Australia | March 3, 2020 ?This podcast sounds great and I got a lot from it...looking forward to ‘kids on nature’!!By CrumCrumCrumCrumCrumCrumEtcEtc via iTunes…

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Presenting Out There: Deer Hunter

Indie podcast Out There explores big questions through intimate stories outdoors. In this award-winning episode, producer Sam Anderson goes hunting for the first time and finds it confronting. And as a vegetarian, so did I. But Sam explores his questions around what it takes to pull the trigger. Are we all capable of it? And if we can take a life, what does that say about us? How does Killing an animal change us? [audio src=""][/audio]

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Special Announcement

A quick update about what’s been happening since we released season one. We're planning for a second season but need your help. It’s about how getting off screens back outside and into the natural world can change the brains of young people. [audio src=""][/audio]

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How do we create intimacy in an audio story – ArtsHub

Podcasting is, by nature, an intimate medium. We’re often listening to podcasts on our headphones, locked deep into a world of sound that is only limited by our imagination. But building trust with your audience and creating a level of intimacy that keeps listeners coming back requires particular skill. In 2015 journalist Sarah Allely had a bike accident that left her unable to read, write, watch TV or listen to podcasts. Going into nature helped her recover from a mild traumatic brain injury and she’s since created the narrative documentary podcast Brain on Nature, a very personal portrayal about her recovery process.

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