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107. Gary Fildes: Being inspired by dark skies and stars

In episode 107 of the Access to Inspiration podcast, host Sue Stockdale interviews Gary Fildes, an astronomer and the founder of the Keilder Observatory in the UK. Gary’s passion for astronomy and his encyclopedic knowledge of the subject have contributed to the success of the observatories he has worked at.¬†They discuss the distinction between being…

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106. Bertrand Piccard: Combining science and adventure to tackle climate challenges

In today’s world, the term “ecology” often evokes images of sacrifice, expense, and inconvenience. In this final episode of our Climate Solutions series, renowned explorer and environmentalist, Bertrand Piccard explains why focusing on ecology is not only profitable but also exciting. Piccard is best known for his groundbreaking achievements in exploration: flying around the world…

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105. Professor Dame Anne Glover: The importance of communication in science

In this episode of our podcast, host Sue Stockdale has a conversation with Professor Dame Anne Glover, President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Anne explains why effective communication is vital in science and geography. Whether it’s encouraging more people to pursue science or communicating the importance of research findings, clear and effective communication is…

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104. Roisin Hyde: Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

Concrete is one of the most widely used building materials in the world, with one third of global resources going into its production. However, the production of concrete has a significant impact on the environment, and there is a growing need for sustainable alternatives. Host Sue Stockdale interviews Roisin Hyde, a chartered architect specialising in…

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103. Iain Stewart: Empowering communities to adapt to climate change

In this episode, Professor Iain Stewart, an expert in geoscience and sustainability, highlights the need for the scientific community to communicate differently to engage communities in developing sustainable climate solutions, learning to move away from the ‘tell and sell’ approach, to one of ‘sense and respond’ in order to build trust. Iain explains to host,…

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102. Jojo Mehta: Making change through policy and law

In this episode, host Sue Stockdale interviews Jojo Mehta, the co-founder and executive director of Stop Ecocide International. Jojo talks about the organisations mission of advocating for the criminalisation of ecocide and make the destruction of nature a global crime. She shares her experiences and some of the obstacles she faced while inspiring and influencing…

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101. Mike Robinson: Collaborating for climate solutions

In this podcast Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society talks to host, Sue Stockdale, about his adventurous and philanthropic background, and how experience on an expedition to Borneo inspired him to give back to the environment, and gain self-confidence. Mike outlines his work at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, its function…

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100. Simeon Wood: Music makes you feel good

In this milestone 100th episode of Access to Inspiration, Sue Stockdale talks to multi-talented musician, educator, and composer Simeon Wood. With 30 years of experience as a guest entertainer on various cruise lines, Simeon shares his journey of incorporating humour, integrity, and passion into his performances. Sue and Simeon discuss the importance of having a…

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99. Vic Ferrari: From Bronx kid to NYPD Detective

Who would have thought that a Bronx-born rookie cop would go on to become a successful author, giving readers an intimate look into the world of law enforcement? Vic Ferrari’s unexpected journey reveals the powerful connection between his deep love for the NYPD and his mission to share his experiences through his writing. In this…

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98. Berit Lewis: Thriving after 50

In this episode 98, Berit Lewis talks with host Sue Stockdale about her personal journey that led her to focus on helping people over 50 thrive in their later stage of life. She discusses how her move to the Netherlands and the loss of her identity as a communication consultant when she brought up her…

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