Episodes

Feb. 28, 2020

Zoe Pook

Zoe Pook and her family live in Cobargo, NSW. She was travelling with her 2 children to Adelaide for a wedding when the firewall hit Cobargo and incinerated much of the town. Her husband, a volunteer firefighter, stayed to battle the fire and save their house. He is one of our nation's heroes. Fortunately he survived. Unfortunately, like many others in Cobargo that day, they lost everything. This is Zoe's story. Catastrophic is a dual podcast and political protest. Catastrophic tells the tales …

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Feb. 22, 2020

Writes 4 Climate Change Special

. 3 respected writers and journalists came together to discuss reporting, writing and telling stories in the age of fake news and denialism.This special episode on Writing 4 Climate Change is taken from the Writes4Women podcast are all fighting for action around Climate Change for very different audiences. All of them believe in the power of words as a tool for change and all of them have concerns about the ethical implications of writing around this crisis. So we've brought them together to di…

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Feb. 21, 2020

Karen Viggers

Karen Viggers lives in Canberra, she is a Vet who works with native wildlife in the field. This January she volunteered her services to help the animals and saw first hand the impact of the catastrophic bushfires on flora and fauna. Karen has had experience with a number of big bushfires throughout her life, including the Black Saturday fires of 2009 but has never seen anything like the fires of this past Christmas and New year. She gives an interesting scientific perspective on the impact, cau…

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Feb. 7, 2020

Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill lives in the NSW town of Batlow, home of the Batlow apple. Her husband, Michael and son, Edmund, are both volunteer firefighters with the RFS. They have been fighting fires for years but they have never experienced anything like this. In the first weekend of January 2020 the town of Batlow was decimated by a mega fire. Sulari evacuated their home, while Michael and Edmund almost lost their lives fighting to save their beloved town. This is Sulari's story. Catastrophic is a dual p…

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Feb. 4, 2020

Pamela Cook

Pamela Cook is an Author living on the South Coast of NSW. Her daughter, son in law and 2 year old grandson all live and work on her property in Milton. The young family run their business out of that property, it is how they earn a living. Not anymore. This Christmas saw them lose that business and very nearly lose their home. The town of Milton is decimated, people have lost everything and they aren't out of the fire season yet. This is Pamela's story. @CatastrophicPod ) info@listenuppodcasti…

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Feb. 3, 2020

Sophie Masson

Sophie Masson is an author living near Armidale in Northern NSW. Sophie has always thought she was safe out there and water was a given. In 2019 both drought and fires hit for the first time. She did not lose her home but she now knows what fear of fire and climate change feels like. This is Sophie's story. @CatastrophicPod ) info@listenuppodcasting.com.au If you or anyone you know has a story they would like to share from or about the Aussie bushfires please instant message us via the Catastro…

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Jan. 12, 2020

Catastrophic "Do you have a story?"

Catastrophic" is a raw collection of short stories from people all over Australia giving their first hand accounts of what it is like to live through catastrophic bushfires and face the aftermath. It is a way for people to express their fear and their grief and a call to action to all political parties to get real about taking action on Climate Change." The overwhelming majority of Australians are screaming for all politicians to get off their butts and do SOMETHING about climate change. But ou…

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