Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy team up to host climate podcast
Acclaimed actress and producer Cate Blanchett is set to co-create and co-host a climate podcast with entrepreneur and climate activist Danny Kennedy.
The podcast, which will be titled “Climate of Change with Cate Blanchett and Danny Kennedy,” will feature thinkers, innovators and distinguished guests. It got the nod from Audible for its two seasons.
Audible is an American online audiobook and podcast service that allows users to purchase and stream audiobooks and other forms of spoken word content.
The deal was signed between Audible and Blanchett’s Dirty Films (in association with StoryHunter). The first part of the series will launch worldwide in April ahead of Earth Day (April 22).
The podcast will also feature an exclusive soundtrack by Grammy-winning electronic artist Imogen Heap.
From women-led energy solutions in Uganda to a Navajo solar farm in the Arizona desert to ideas that could transform the global fashion industry, Cate and Danny will be heard telling surprising and uplifting stories of courage. and unfailing resilience.
The two will interview guests along the way, as they discuss the greatest challenges facing humanity and the incredible, groundbreaking work being done to address the crisis.
On her association with Danny, Cate Blanchett said, “This podcast is a joyful extension of a longtime friendship that all of us at Dirty Films have had with the wonderful Danny Kennedy.”
Cate Blanchett added, “Danny’s knowledge and passion for climate solutions is infectious. Our experience developing this project with the folks at StoryHunter for Audible was a boost — and a big part of tempering our eco-anxiety. We hope our listeners enjoy hearing the conversations as much as we enjoyed having them.
Audible’s Aurélie De Troyer said, “Podcasts are the perfect vehicle to educate and raise awareness about important issues and it’s an honor to collaborate with the extremely talented Cate and Danny on their first podcast.”
Speaking about the idea, Aurélie said, “We’ve been blown away by the passion for this project from the team at Dirty Films and StoryHunter and we know it’s going to be something special.”
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