Climate & Chill w/@GreenNewsReport & @xoamelia — #KatieSpeakShow Ep16 12/19/2015

In brief: Sorry not sorry about the title; it was too good to pass up. I have Desi Doyen of The Green News Report on to talk Paris Climate Agreement optimism and Amelia McDonell-Parry of The Frisky on to talk about everything under the sun — including, obviously, our shared ADHD.

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Enhanced audio: Climate & Chill w/@GreenNewsReport & @xoamelia — #KatieSpeakShow Ep16 12/19/2015


I care about the climate even though I don’t get the chance to directly advocate for it much unless it’s brought into economic or reproductive justice through intersectionality. I was so glad to have a climate expert friend to call on so I could bring you this break down of what happened in Paris! Desi Doyen is fantastic and if you haven’t listened to The Green News Report which she produces and hosts with Brad Friedman, let this interview be your reason for subscribing to their short, weekly update.

Amelia McDonell-Parry and I talked about everything from where it’s “appropriate” to get your news and cultural commentary, weaving, self-care, anxiety, depression, ADHD, the stigma around medication, and ADHD. (See what I did there?) I was delighted she found the time to chat as I have enjoyed writing for her at The Frisky immensely over the past year.

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“Millionaire Cleared of Rape Charge After Claiming He Tripped and His Penis Fell Into Teen” at The Cut

“The Best Sex Toys In Cooper’s Toybox – Sex Toy Recommendations” via Cooper Beckett

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“Leaders Move to Convert Paris Climate Pledges Into Action” via The New York Time

“Historic Paris Climate Agreement Should Spook Fossil Fuel Markets and Escalate Clean Tech Investment” via DeSmog Blog

Amelia McDonell-Parry at The Frisky:

“CNN Suspends Correspondent For “Editorializing” By Expressing Sympathy Towards Syrian Refugees”

“25 Women Artists & Crafters Killing It On Instagram”

“Amelia: 10 Things I’m Thankful For This Year”

My referenced piece for The Establishment: “A Call For Sick Days To End Mental Health Stigma”

Follow my guests…

Desi Doyen: on Twitter & Green News Report subscription website

Amelia McDonell-Parry: on Twitter & author page at The Frisky

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