Scene on Radio host/producer John Biewen:

I’ve felt for many years that most of us making media should be shouting more loudly about the climate crisis. It’s the story, the most pressing emergency, of our time. But I hadn’t figured out a way to contribute something fresh to the conversation. I think we’ve found a way.

During weekly episodes in our Season 5 series, The Repair, co-host Amy Westervelt—the award-winning climate journalist and host of the Drilled podcast—and I will explore the cultural roots of our current ecological crisis, and the deep changes Western society will need to make to save the Earth and our species.   

With help from historians, leading thinkers, activists, and producers in other countries where climate change hit early and hard, we’ll trace the evolution of the colonizing, extractive Western culture that has driven us into the ecological ditch, and we’ll look at potential solutions—the repair.

This season, we’re delighted to have Cheryl Devall on the team as our story editor (see the About page for more on all of us).

The Repair is supported by a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Original art for Season 5 by Mara Guevarra.

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