Sept. 25, 2021

Audio Journalism for the Climate Crisis | Robert McLean of Climate Conversations

Audio Journalism for the Climate Crisis | Robert McLean of Climate Conversations

Podcasts are usually about the hosts. Not always, but most of the time a podcaster will intersperse their questions with anecdotes, their personal opinion, and jokes (some better than others). That's not Robert McLean's approach with Climate Conversations.

This is an interview for Write Hear, Right Now - the working title of a newsletter and podcast about the intersection of podcasting and climate change. We're running a series of interviews with climate-engaged podcasters. Some of the podcasters highlighted will have overtly and obviously climate-engaged shows, others may surprise you in the ways they are engaging with climate.

This is an interview with Robert McLean, a newspaperman turned podcaster, from Shepparton, a town in northern Victoria that straddles the banks of the Murray-Darling River, the lifeblood of eastern Australia. That river played a major role in Robert's story of how he became aware, concerned, and engaged with climate change. You can read an article that Robert wrote for the local paper linked here (LINK) or in the shownotes.

This interview will be edited for length and clarity for the newsletter, and also be made available on the Write Hear, Right Now podcast feed, along with excerpts from Robert's podcast.

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