As a podcaster and radio producer, I listen to many climate change podcasts. Every now and then though, I hear a well-designed podcast that hits me in the heart and the gut. It becomes a transformative audio experience.
This is exactly what happened when I first listened to Claude Schryer’s conscient podcast. As a sound designer, Claude is able to reach deep into listeners’ minds and even bodies. Sound has that power. I chatted with Claude about his podcast and his own journey as an artist addressing climate change. From that recorded conversation, Claude wove in sound effects and personal reflection.
We encourage you to listen with headphones on.
The conscient podcast / balado conscient is a bilingual series of conversations about arts, conscience, and the ecological crisis. You will find it wherever you listen to podcasts.
Next month, I will feature Dr. Krista Hiser and The Ultimate Cli-Fi Bookclub.
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This article is part of The Art House series.
As host of Citizens’ Climate Radio, Peterson Toscano regularly features artists who address climate change in their work. The Art House section of his program includes singer/songwriters, visual artists, comics, creative writers, and playwrights. Through a collaboration with Artists and Climate Change and Citizens’ Climate Education, each month Peterson reissues The Art House for this blog. If you have an idea for The Art House, contact Peterson: radio @ citizensclimatelobby.org
Artists and Climate Change is a blog that tracks artistic responses from all disciplines to the problem of climate change. It is both a study about what is being done, and a resource for anyone interested in the subject. Art has the power to reframe the conversation about our environmental crisis so it is inclusive, constructive, and conducive to action. Art can, and should, shape our values and behavior so we are better equipped to face the formidable challenge in front of us.
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