Reviews
21/10/2021 What a marvellous moment from Lauren MacDonald at the TED Countdown greenwash event. It could only have been improved by the audience rising up to try and lynch the Ben van Beurden monster. And what a contrast with O!+O's feeble interview with van B! It's inconceivable how...Read full review »
CrisOTheRivers via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/21/21
I listened to this morning after the UK published it’s strategy for net zero emissions by 2050 and must admit found this episode to heighten my anxiety about the lack of action that we are taking. The UK has clearly put our future in the hands of capitalism and this episode amplifies this with...Read full review »
Stuntkite via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/20/21
This show is a great balance of exactly what the title says, outrage and optimism. It helps me stay informed of climate events and keeps hope alive in a realistic and energetic way. Thank you for not holding the appalling recalcitrance of the Australian government against us Aussies. Please know...Read full review »
ccach via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/17/21
This podcast leads me to move and become enlightened about what is happening in the world when everyone around me feels helpless. Through each episode I become more outraged and more optimistic. The way I came across learning about this podcast was nothing but pure magic and serendipity, and...Read full review »
Liaaaan12445 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/13/21
Love this podcast for its breadth of content, diversity of views and depth of discussions (longer podcasts pls!). The hosts are lovely and I really appreciate the humour mixed into such a serious topic. There are two things I would like to see more of 1) inspiring stories from the ground of local...Read full review »
Siddharth.rajgopalan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/07/21
A great resource to keep up with the latest in policy, news and developments in the world of climate change. The guest are varied and insightful and the suggested resources are enough to satisfy even the most news hungry listener. Thank you.
Bernz117 via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 09/30/21
Please keep it long. Cut time on banter and trivia at the start. Add it to analysis of the in-depth and always expert content in the middle. More gravitas, and less ‘entertainment’ - which doesn’t work for this oldie trying to ensure a liveable future for my grandson and his grandchildren. Do...Read full review »
ACTgreen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/21
What an energetic leader. I had to listen to it twice just to fully appreciate all that Dr. Kalibata was saying. Magnificent, simple, straight-forward leadership that is so encouraging and so necessary. Remarkably effective conversation!
Borntomove via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/25/21
Love this podcast but don’t feel you are going into enough depth at a crucial time, please go back to the long version we really need in the run up to the COP x
Priyasmum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/21
Love it, love it, love it. Your podcast has reawakened the optimism in me where recently there has only been outrage. Thank you. You are all amazing and inspiring. And now I want to visit Costa Rica even more than I did before… despite (and a little bit because of) the cheeky monkeys :) PS. I...Read full review »
Billberg via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/20/21
Yeah, NO. Longer version please. Sorry Christiana.
neb45 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/21
Yours are one of the best podcasts out there, and I absolutely love bathing in your presence for a full hour. Please birng that format back! However, I will still remain a faithful listener :)
Siri Kalla via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 09/18/21
I like the 30 minute format. Thank You for being back and still optimistic
M.G.Gaede via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/21
I was really disappointed when you announced the shorter podcast version. When you factor in the music there is really only 15 to 20 minutes of talk. please please please revert to the longer format. Or perhaps consider moving the music to a playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, and use that time...Read full review »
cccccc hhhhh via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/16/21
If only more people were like Christiana, Tom and Paul! Despite their impressive track record in climate policy, no trace of self-importance accompanies the episodes when they share their deep insider knowledge. It's always fun to listen, and I often see the world in a new light after...Read full review »
NYCisListening via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
(Please keep the longer format!!) Outrage + Optimism is the highlight of my week and my favorite podcast I listen to. I have found the range of topics related to climate and the balance of outrage to optimism as refreshing and inspiring. This podcast does a great job of outlining the scale of the...Read full review »
Chiyochan64 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/16/21
These podcasts are stunningly good. I’m in my 70’s and, with a friend, have just started a U3A climate change group. I’ve built a low energy house and drive an electric car and have long been a quiet environmentalist but the insights and understanding that I have gained from reading (and sharing)...Read full review »
Slocom101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/21
30 minutes is sooooooo much better. Stick with it! Oh, and so please stop saying ‘thanks for being here’. I am not in your ‘here’. I am in my here, which is different. Why not say ‘thanks for joining us’? Or thanks for listening. One other thing - during interviews make your questions shorter;...Read full review »
nickname - JRG via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/16/21
Those of us following and speaking about climate change focus on the science and the data but what I am starting to learn recently is that this focus comes at the cost of ignoring indigenous wisdom and experience. Technology uses science to build solutions but those solutions aren’t always...Read full review »
neha mundhra via Apple Podcasts · India · 09/13/21
Love the podcast, great debates and the soundtrack intro music is just so groovy. Always makes my day when I hear it! I have heard Clay mention it is produced by Mally at Phase Music - I would love to be able to purchase & download this to dance to!
CelineFromEngland via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/12/21
The best podcasts too listen to. Inspiring and instructive. Helpful to take action and solve together the greatest crisis ever faced by humanity. Thank you!!
Metta love via Apple Podcasts · France · 09/08/21
Please make a podcast with Klaas Egmond! He has really interesting opinions on the links between sustainability and moral values! (History, philosophy, economy, politics, science, he combines all these aspects in his argumentation and he knows a lot about all of them) Big fan of the podcast btw...Read full review »
Lisa (18y from Belgium) via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 09/07/21
This podcast is absolutely incredible. My one critique is that there should be some focus on misinformation perpetuated by oil and gas industry in the last few decades. For example a few weeks ago they interviewed the CEO of Shell. He made a point about how his decisions are dependent on the...Read full review »
syl543880 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/19/21
I am a regular listener of this podcast and each episode is truly enlightening. The interviews are captivating and, above all, each “after talk” analysis brings even more insight, in particular with Christiana’s really sharp analysis skills. I further would like to make a special thank to...Read full review »
evol98195 via Apple Podcasts · France · 08/13/21
Never really review podcasts but this is so informative and fun to listen to. Can’t wait for the next series
Pjd15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/05/21
A must listen for people who are committed to tackling climate change
Jamie Rus via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 08/03/21
I love everything about these podcasts and constantly recommend them to my family and friends . I have been listening for over a year and gradually in that time I have been helped to feel far more optimistic about the future. By being better informed about the climate emergency and how to solve...Read full review »
Mary_Bird1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/22/21
Thank you so much for creating this fantastic podcast. I only discovered it a few months ago when I was struggling a lot with climate anxiety, frustration and fury that I couldn’t seem to get through to my local community about how immediate the concerns of climate change are. I manage a small...Read full review »
Jgibbbs678 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/18/21
Like so many here in Australia I am just holding on until our next federal election when hopefully we will see a renewed parliament step up to the emergency we all face. I love that over the 100+ episodes your informative, heartening conversations have taken on a more realistic, urgent and...Read full review »
Seedsista via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/09/21
Brilliant podcast, brilliant guests. This podcast needs to be broadcast to all the planet, repeatedly!
Pete-0987654321 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/08/21
I’m so grateful for this show- and all of you- for having the capacity to hold complexity & dialectics- both emotionally and intellectually. You manage to include creativity, humor, fun, depth, despair, passion, necessary fear and intelligence in one place. The world needs us all to be...Read full review »
queenbiophillia via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/21
I LOVE this podcast!! Christiana, Tom and Paul have such incredible depth of knowledge about climate but also incredible chemistry that just makes learning about something so daunting as climate change, fun, interesting, exciting, hopeful and inspiring. This podcast is relevant to every human on...Read full review »
Najia Lupson via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/07/21
What a powerful podcast. Every single episode lifts me whilst grounding me in reality, stretches my understanding of the complexity of the climate change challenge, keeps me nailed to the utter seriousness of what we are facing without drowning me in despair. Keep’em coming ‘cause this Canadian...Read full review »
Ontario Canuck via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/06/21
This is one of my absolute favourite podcasts. It is a source of new knowledge on climate initiatives providing critical thinking and nuanced views on the matter. As a woman who is passionate about making change for the better and as a student (studying sustainable fashion technologies) this...Read full review »
TennaLJ via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 07/05/21
Every Saturday night we listen to this podcast instead of watching a movie. We are climate activists. O and O has become a vital source of hope and regeneration for the climate action slog for each week ahead! The thought of the podcast ending in the future makes us feel desperate. Additionally,...Read full review »
Lensuemcring via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/05/21
Outrage and Optimism is just an amazing podcast. It’s hosts, including the architects of the 2015 Paris agreement Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, manage to strike the perfect balance for which the podcast is named by consistently and plainly reporting the scale of the threats we face...Read full review »
James Broady via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/04/21
I love the conversations and insights on this incredible show. Incredible guests and a great balance of urgency and optimism.
Mch31 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/03/21
Outrage and optimism is fantastic. You get informed and interesting commentary on climate happenings and a great range of really interesting guests. I also love the stubborn optimism!
KerryP64 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/03/21
This Basically Keeps me Afloat at such a Critical Time for Personkind. It Gives a Global View of Optimism in What we all Hope is no longer the Lip Service of Governments , Corporate and Umbrella Organisations. It provides the Tremendous scale of innovations that are possible to meet the Challenge...Read full review »
leahcim nacnud via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/02/21
Outrage and Optimism is an encouraging and engaging listen - it’s clear that the Global Optimism puts extraordinary effort into finding artists and guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world. I always walk away feeling inspired and empowered… you don’t...Read full review »
ArlieLP via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
I love the range of topics covered and the impressive calibre of the guests lightened by the banter between the hosts. You give me hope amidst the awful news on our heating climate and plummeting biodiversity.
Mike Mellor via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/01/21
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