Two long-term friends explore eco-anxiety, optimism and hope in the face of climate change. Cate and Danny interview guests along the way, discussing the challenges humankind face and celebrate the ground-breaking work of those tackling the climate crisis. It’s a listening experience to empower the change we all want to see. Featuring an exclusive soundtrack by Grammy Award-winning electronic artist Imogen Heap and biologist and filmmaker Dan O’Neill, it’s the podcast about climate change that gives you hope…. hopefully.

Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy is co-created and co-hosted by multi award-winning actor, producer and environmental advocate, Cate Blanchett (Don’t Look Up, Nightmare Alley, Blue Jasmine); and climate entrepreneur and activist, Danny Kennedy, who is CEO of New Energy Nexus.


Episode 1:
The Sooner The Better

Cate and Danny seek advice from former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, about how to become ‘prisoners of hope’. Social historian Rutger Bregman tells us why we should be more positive about humankind and we travel to the Philippines to meet entrepreneur Jeraiza Molina bringing clean energy to night fisherfolk.

Episode 2:
The Disruptive Decade

HRH Prince William discusses his ambitious Earthshot Prize and the global initiatives designed to save our environment. Other guests include economic thought leader and author Tony Seba and Agamemnon Otero, who is transforming communities and train platforms across London.

Episode 3:
Collective Urge

This episode explores our collective urge to harness the power of the sun over the ages. Navajo Power is bringing solar energy to the Navajo Nation, whilst being a force for social good in native lands. And Katy Milkman explores how we can change our behavior to combat climate change.

Episode 4:
Collective Action

Cate and Danny meet some of the innovators changing the way we use, move, and store energy. And author and inventor Saul Griffith leads the call to ‘electrify everything’ in order to build a better world.

Episode 5:
Boring as Batteries

Danny will attempt to convince Cate that batteries are the lynchpin of our future fairer planet, and at the heart of a global renewable revolution. They hear stories from around the world, from lithium mining in Chile and Cornwall, to electric car battery recycling in Norway.

Thea Riofrancas – academic, climate change and social movements in Latin America

Owen Mihalop, Cornish Mining – low impact mining

Becky Paisley, Cornish Lithium – extracting high grade lithium to fuel green tech

Vicky Beaney – blogger from Sunderland, UK

Graeme Mille, Sunderland Council

Kari Estrevag, Hydrovolt – electric car battery recycling

Episode 6:
Culture of Change

Cate and Danny delve into the role the creative arts play when telling the story of climate change. Can films, literature, art, fashion and music really make a difference? They speak to director Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up), artist Luke Jerram (Gaia), fashion activist Livia Firth, and musician Imogen Heap.

Imogen Heap – music artist, composer, and producer behind Climate of Change’s score

Luke Jerram – multi- disciplinary artist, creator of Gaia

Livia Firth – Eco-Age and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge

Adam McKay – Film director of “Don’t Look Up”

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Episode 1: Persistence of Positivity

Danny and Cate hear from Christiana Figueres on why she is a “stubborn optimist”, anthropologist Tim Ingold on how everything is connected, and they go to Northern Australia to hear how indigenous know-how is transforming fire management.

Photo credit: Jhon Duran/Perfil

Christiana Figueres – Diplomat, climate change leader, member of the Earthshot Committee

Tim Ingold – Social anthropologist, Aberdeen

Dean Yibarbuk – Warddeken Land Management, Australia

Terrah Guymala – Ranger with Wardekken Land Management, Australia

Shaun Ansell – CEO of Wardekken Land Management, Australia

Anna Boustead – coordinator of the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network

Episode 2: A Mayhem of Cars

In ‘A Mayhem of Cars’ Danny discovers he is rather good at imitating the sound of a horse while Cate consults her book on collective nouns for inspiration as the duo delve into the world of transport and look at how we are going to be getting around in the future. They find out about electric rickshaws in Delhi and all about India’s first solar ferry. How parents and school kids in Barcelona are taking over the streets and they discover the first city in the world where all the public transport is already electric.

Mireia Boix – co – founder of Bicibus the “Bike Bus”- Barcelona

Silvia Valero – expert in sustainable mobility with Barcelona Metropolitan government

Rupinder Singh – drives e-rickshaw in Delhi

Palash Roy Chowdhury – SmartE co-founder

Sandith Thandassery – founder/CEO of NavAlt solar/electric boats–Kochi

Mia Gu – works at BYD in Shenzhen, in China, where all public transportare EVs

Episode 3: Fire in a Wire

Cate and Danny discover how simple and straightforward it can be to provide clean, green energy to everyone. In Nigeria the answer is to use solar and batteries to power generators. Another innovator is helping remote communities in Cambodia who aren’t even connected to the grid. And the first solar plant is built in a refugee camp in Jordan revolutionizing the lives of those now living there.

Episode 4: The Buffalo in the Room

Cate and Danny address the climate question that nobody ever seems to talk about – how do we pay for the fossil free future we need today? The answers are surprising. Professor Eric Beinhocker explains why we could all be richer if we switch quickly. Find out how to own your own wind farm and how small loans can create huge change.

Episode 5: Cucumbers Wrapped in Plastic

One word can really cause Cate to explode in fury: plastic. We find out how to tackle the scourge of the planet and how decreasing plastic production would also dramatically reduce emissions from fossil fuels. Two big problems with some very clever solutions. Refill deliveries from Chilean start-up Algramo, Econyl fabric made from the nylon nets and fishing gear left in our oceans and two activists on a mission to stop cucumbers or anything else being wrapped in pointless plastic.

Lucy Siegle – Author of ‘Turning the Tide on Plastic’

Delphine Levi Alvares – Explains how plastic impacts climate at every level from production to disposal

Guilio Bonazzi – CEO of Econyl, Italy

Fred Nunn – Volunteer diver at Ghostfishing, UK

Jose Manuel MollerAlgramo CEO, Chile

Cristobal UnderragaAlgarmo Chile.

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Episode 6: Is Anyone Listening

In the final episode, Cate and Danny are on fire. Leading activist Bill McKibben gives us reasons to hope in dark times, Professor Saleemul Huq offers proof that we can adapt to a changing climate from Bangladesh and Oluwadabira Abiole-Awe brings positive energy and innovation from the youth movement now working on climate solutions. All the hope you can handle in real world technicolour… hopefully.