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The YIKES Podcast

12 EpisodesProduced by Mikaela Loach and Jo BeckerWebsite

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.Hosted by Mikael… read more

12 Episodes | 2020

EPISODE 12: Relationships and Accountability

September 17th, 2020


SEASON 2!! After a wee break, the YIKES pod is back! In this ep., Mik and Jo chat about relationships, antiracism, letting things slide vs survival …

EPISODE 11: Mental Health, Refugee Rights and the Privilege of Movement with Hassan Akkad

July 23rd, 2020


Welcome to the last episode of Season 1 of The YIKES Podcast!

We spoke to the incredible Hassan Akkad, a documentary and film maker, using storytelling as humanising individuals and educating for social change. He …

EPISODE 10: Periods, Trans Rights and Boundaries with Kenny Ethan Jones

July 16th, 2020


Today we are talking to the wonderful Kenny Ethan Jones. Kenny is a model and activist who advocates for trans rights and inclusivity around periods. …

EPISODE 9: Call Out Culture and System Change

July 9th, 2020


This episode is brought to you by GoClimate -

Jo and Mikaela talk about the importance calling each other out, why this is essential to antiracism work, the "angry black woman" stereotype, …

EPISODE 8: Beyond White-Environmentalism (feat. Wawa Gatheru)

July 2nd, 2020


In this episode we talk to the wonderful Wawa Gatheru. Wawa is a writer, environmental justice activist and Rhodes scholar, based in the US. We spoke …

EPISODE 7: Black Lives Matter Is More Than a Trend (feat. Leah Thomas and Marie Beecham)

June 11th, 2020


Mikaela talks to Leah Thomas (@greengirlleah) and Marie Beecham (@wastefreemarie) about how the huge influx of followers following the …

EPISODE 6: Toxic positivity & Anti-racism

June 1st, 2020


Cw: racism & white supremacy

Today we are chatting about toxic positivity and how a culture of "good vibes only" is build on privilege and …

EPISODE 5: Fast Fashion (feat. Aja Barber)

April 22nd, 2020


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 …

EPISODE 4: The Coronavirus and Ecofacism

March 24th, 2020


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.

See for privacy and …

EPISODE 3: The Refugee Crisis in Europe (feat. Ellie Shimmin)

March 10th, 2020


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 …

EPISODE 2: Can lifestyle change save the planet?

February 28th, 2020


Welcome back to The YIKES Podcast! In this episode we discuss the overwhelming, but hopeful topic of community and the possibility of system change.

EPISODE 1: How We Got Into Climate Activism

February 11th, 2020


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 …

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