Mothers of Invention

11 EpisodesProduced by Doc Society

​Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting new podcast, celebrating amazing women doing remarkable things in pursuit of climate justice. ​ Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to… read more

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We Want a Colour TV!

September 30th, 2018


This episode comes to you direct from New York City where Maeve lives and Mary was attending Climate Week. Governments, diplomates, business leaders …

Against the Grain

September 17th, 2018


This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate. We meet Mothers of Invention in India, Nigeria and …

BONUS: When Mary met Gina

September 12th, 2018


Mary Robinson sits on a park bench with Gina McCarthy, ex-head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US under President Obama. They watch the ducks and talk turkey about how America’s environmental …

Under the Weather

September 3rd, 2018


Mary and Maeve learn how all of our access to the very basics - clean air, clean water, livable temperatures - are at risk as well as the mental health implications of the destruction of the natural world. We meet a …

BONUS: The Greatest Taxi Driver in New York

August 30th, 2018


Taking into account Uber and Lyft there's now around 60,000 cabs in New York City — but Maeve thinks she's found the very best of them who's on a mission to effect change while on the move...

Taking Over

August 20th, 2018


This week Mary and Maeve turn up the volume on the women who are helping us consciously-uncouple from our toxic relationship with single-use plastic, …

BONUS: Hello, Maeve Calling

August 12th, 2018


True to her word, Maeve has decided to divest her own personal savings. Here’s the phone call when she lets her bank know...

The White Man Stole the Weather

August 5th, 2018


Mary and Maeve are talking about money, money.   Fighting climate change might be a moral necessity but women are learning to hit vested interests where it hurts the most, in the pocket. They hear from South Africa …

All Rise

July 22nd, 2018



Mary and Maeve are laying down the law. Three years ago, 886 ordinary Dutch citizens sued their government over climate change... and won. Tessa Khan, a Bangladeshi-Australian lawyer is in the studio to talk new legal …

BONUS: What the Actual Paris?!

July 22nd, 2018


Before Maeve and Mary’s new podcast series can truly begin, Maeve’s got a confession to make; she doesn’t really, properly, understand what the Paris …

Introducing Mothers of Invention - Launching 23rd July

July 16th, 2018


Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting …

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