RSGS is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Access to Inspiration, to record a series of podcasts giving leading perspectives on how we promote climate solutions and encourage people to be more active. 

The series with RSGS will feature a number of exceptional guests who will share their insights on ways to create a more sustainable future by using creativity, campaigning, and collaboration across sectors.  Interviewees include the delightful JoJo Mehta, Co-Founder of Stop Ecocide, the effervescent Roisin Hyde, whose TED Talk on Geopolymers has had over 30,000 views, the remarkable explorer Bertrand Piccard who successfully flew around the world in a solar-powered aeroplane (Solar Impulse II), and RSGS’s own President Professor Dame Anne Glover and former President Professor Iain Stewart.

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Access to Inspiration podcast” commented RSGS Chief Executive Mike Robinson. “At RSGS, we are no strangers to promoting inspiration - hosting around 100 talks across Scotland every year for our Inspiring People talks programme, where we bring stories of science, journeys and adventure. We believe that it is not only important to inform people about key issues, we must do so in a way that inspires them to believe that things can be different, especially on critical long-term issues like climate change.  We can’t wait to get started, and have a line-up of great speakers and leaders in the field of sustainability."

Both RSGS and Access to Inspiration share values of being inspiring and informative as well as championing a global perspective as podcast host, Sue Stockdale, commented “our podcast provides access to diverse voices, inspirational stories, and broader perspectives, which can help listeners to reflect on their views of the world, what they can achieve and how they can be inspirational. The world faces many challenges and people need inspiration to believe they can have a positive impact - and this partnership will provide opportunities to share inspirational messages about creating a more sustainable future’.

Access to Inspiration podcast launched in 2019 with a social mission to encourage listeners to reflect on the world differently.  It is ranked in the top 10% of most popular podcasts globally, according to Listen Notes, and was the first podcast in the industry to publish an Impact Report in 2021 showing how much the podcast had impacted listeners, guests, and those who work on the show. Podnews described it as a good report card for a podcast and could be emulated by others. Each podcast is around 30 minutes in length where adventurer Sue Stockdale speakers to a range of inspiring individuals, discovers what their interests are, how it has shaped their lives and work, and what they have learned as a result.

The podcasts will be airing every Wednesday beginning 14th June. Listen in on Amazon, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spreaker or iHeartRadio, links to which are available through the Access to Inspiration website.