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Earth Cast

26 EpisodesProduced by Olivia TaylorWebsite

Earth Cast is a platform for discussions about bridging the resource gap between people and planet. Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) interviews a series of changemakers, thinkers, and disruptors who problematise nuanced sustainability topics and explore possible future imaginaries. Earth Cast's visio… read more

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S1E26 John Belizaire | The Future of the Grid & Wasted Energy

August 4th, 2022


🎙 In S1E26, Olivia Taylor speaks to John Belizaire about how energy poverty came about, and its uneven distribution across communities, the biggest …

S1E25 Bathandwa Vazi | (Decentralising) Power to the People

July 19th, 2022


🎙In S1E25 Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) speaks to Bathandwa Vazi about the impact of decommissioning coal mines on the South African economy, and …

S1E24 Jotham Makarudze | Project Finance and Partnerships for Facilitating the Just Energy Transition

July 1st, 2022


🎙In S1E24, Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) speaks to Jotham Makarudze about project finance, what it is, and why has it been so successful for …

S1E23 Prof. Peter Newell | Power Shifts: Making Sustainability the 'New Normal'

June 23rd, 2022


Earth Cast Season One: The Just Energy Transition

🎙 In S1E23, Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) speaks to Peter Newell where he unpacks the global …

EP21 Jamila Janna | Environmental Racism & Inclusivity: World Ocean Day Special

June 8th, 2022


In this World Ocean Day special, Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) speaks to Jamila Janna about the nuances of environmental racism and how it affects …

EP20 Dr Harriet Davies-Mostert | Partnerships for Conservation

July 1st, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor (@olivia_earth) speaks to Dr Harriet Davies-Mostert about honey badgers & bee keepers, family planning for women …

EP19 Faine Loubser | The Great African Sea Forest

June 24th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Faine Loubser about The Great African Sea Forest, emotional ecology, ocean accessibility, marine protected …

EP18 Roushanna Gray | The Art of Foraging & Immersive Nourishment

June 15th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Roushanna Gray about food as a powerful learning tool & connector that all people can relate to, access …

EP17 Aaniyah Omardien | World Oceans Day & The Importance of Community

June 7th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Aaniyah Omardien about World Ocean's Day & restoring historic injustice, the innovative work being done by The Beach Co-Op, storytelling & the power of community, the …

EP16 Samir Randera-Rees | Water Wars & Poverty Traps

June 3rd, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Samir Randera-Rees about the importance of intergenerational storytelling, Strategic Water Source Areas (SWSAs), poverty traps & environmental degradation, building …

EP15 Elzanne Singels | Plants! Conservation vs Commercialisation

May 31st, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Elzanne Singels about the wonders of fynbos, archeology & how human's relationships with plants have …

EP14 Niharika Elety | Regenerative Fashion

May 27th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Niharika Elety about regenerative fashion, sustainable supply chains and the people behind them, the real …

EP13 Jolynn Minnaar | Fracking, Film & The Future of Energy

May 25th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Jolynn Minnaar about fracking in the Karoo, economic development & job opportunities, gender-based …

EP12 Andile Ngcobo | Agribusiness, Bees & Opportunities

May 20th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Andile Ngcobo about financial savviness, agriculture supply chain trends, the transition from subsistence …

EP11 Maxine Gray | Philanthropy vs Impact Investing | Partnership or Competition?

May 13th, 2021


In this episode Olivia speaks to Maxine Gray about the history and role of the sustainable development goals, financial services’ ability to enable …

EP10 Jackie May | Fast Fashion Hot Planet

May 10th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Jackie May about fashion as a positive force for good, Twyg & independent media, generational needs & conspicuous consumption, capitalist greed, inclusivity along the …

EP09 Denisha Anand | Restorative Justice & Indigenous Plant Intimacies

May 6th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Denisha Anand about the layered historic injustices of the Cape Town fires, intersectional environmentalism, …

EP08 Bonné de Bod | Filmmaking & Authentic Documentary

April 22nd, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Bonné de Bod about the links between air pollution, cancer and rhino poaching, the role of governments in …

EP07 Yusuf Omar | Celebrating Diverse Voices Through Storytelling

April 8th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Yusuf Omar about transparency and independence in journalism, social media algorithms, what makes a top news story, "eco-anxiety", and digital activism!

Yusuf Omar is a Co-founder …

EP06 Edie Lush | Are the Sustainable Development Goals Achievable?

April 1st, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Edie Lush about how to motivate change using storytelling, the inclusivity of the Sustainable Development Goals, purpose, profit, and so much more!

Edie Lush is a British-American …

EP05 Gracelin Baskaran | Creating Equitable Economic Growth

March 27th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Gracelin Baskaran about development economics, the complexity of the sustainability polycrisis, mining, and …

EP04 Ben Goldsmith | Rewilding & Biophilia: How to Re-Enchant Nature?

March 19th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Ben Goldsmith about regenerative farming, politics (Common Agricultural Policy vs Environmental Land …

EP03 James Mwenda | The Violence & Peace of Game Ranging

March 11th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to James Mwenda about hope & optimism, species conservation, poaching & the threat of extinction, …

EP02 Aunnie Patton Power | (Ad)Venture Finance

March 4th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Aunnie Patton Power about impact investing, climate change, distributive ownership and, how to get involved …

EP01 Wandile Sihlobo | Agriculture, Land Reform & Economics

February 28th, 2021


In this episode Olivia Taylor speaks to Wandile Sihlobo about inclusive growth, permaculture, land expropriation without compensation, and so much …

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