Al Gore s an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. At the end of Clinton’s second term, Gore was picked as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election. After leaving office, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work in climate change activism earned him (jointly with the IPCC) the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He talks about ctivism, the many faces of denial and hope.
Naomi is a Canadian author, social activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and capitalism. She discusses her views of the world and her new book No Is Not Enough, Resisting the Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. We talk about why we need history, politics, strategy and optimism and that another world is possible.
Kelly Oliver an American philosopher and novelist whose work contributes to the fields of feminism, film theory, media studies, political philosophy, and ethics. Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and author of Animal Lessons. She discusses philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that “man” is man because he is separate from beast. Kelly discusses that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human.
Ann discusses her career and her new musical The Mysteries. Ann is fascinated with the ancient myth of Persephone in the underworld and believes that its powerful impact on the thought leaders of western civilisation has continued through the centuries. She trusts that if we can revision the myth the impact could change the world.