Rank #1: Ep 8 – The truth about overseas volunteering
It’s national volunteering week! So it’s only right that we talked to three people who recently spent time volunteering overseas. As the summer months roll in and college and uni come to an end, you may be thinking about doing the same. But what’s a volunteering trip like? Join Chris, Abby, Chuma and guests as they discuss the nitty gritty of volunteering – the highs, the lows and everything in between!
Rank #2: Are you ready for a revolution?
Have you ever been part of a rubbish revolution? No, not a bad one. Did you know every 30 seconds, the UK produces 2 busloads worth of rubbish! We’re using our voices to call for an end to our waste problem. Join us for a special spoken word episode of the Together Podcast, where we get to hear from some of the UK’s leading experts on rubbish. Will you join the revolution?
Here are the words to Chris’ spoken word:It’s all a load of rubbish right? We say out of sight, out of mind. But what’s done in the dark will come to the light. We keep flooding the world with the carcasses of our capitalism, And hoping the earth’s metabolism will just swallow it. But if you follow it, it doesn’t appear to disappear like evaporation. Instead it stares in the faces of those who can’t afford the evasion.
We’re a generation built on a plastic foundation, And the more we use, the more we hear the groans of creation. Mountains of rubbish leaving the earth quaking, Pollution steering a poisonous invasion.
What will it take to make us change our ways, And how we’re living, with this plastic fixation? We know nature suffers at the hands of our waste, Oceans full of plastic, leaving animals displaced. We’re killing off species at an alarming pace,
And you can even add to that the human race. People living in poverty surrounded by what we don’t want to see. We ship off our rubbish to countries with no responsibility, And it comes to be just another part of the landscape, That can’t be escaped, till it reshapes the earth. Giving birth to polluted water and toxic air, Till people grow sick and die in despair. And do we care? Or maybe we’re unaware? Either way we continue our rubbish problem, while looking elsewhere Our rubbish problem is narcism, masked within our want to consume. We only care about serving ourselves, who cares if the world is doomed Multinational corporations keep producing our tombs, In the shapes of bottle and packets, which we continually use. But what if we refused? What if we demanded a change? What if we looked to other ways of doing things and broke the cycle, broke the chain? Alternatives to plastic may seem drastic, but it’s what’s needed. The only way we’ll survive, is if this message is heeded.
So together let’s all say no. The rubbish we make, has got to go. Whether it’s Coca Cola, Nestlé, Unilever or PepsiCo, We need to let them know,
We wont stand for anymore waste,
And their role in this rubbish is something they must face. Join the rubbish revolution, there’s no time to waste.
Rank #3: Ep 7 – The student climate strike special
Students all over the globe striking school to call for an end to climate change. With pressure coming from multiple directions, here has never been so much attention on the issue. So why now? We went to the recent London youth climate strike to talk with protestors and find out why they got involved. We also spoke to Tearfund campaigns expert, Sarah Edwards, who shared her thoughts on the protests, Greta Thunberg and why climate change demands urgent action. Join Emma and Chris as they investigate what it takes to stop climate change.
Rank #4: (Bonus) Speaking truth to power and playing politics
As the Brexit saga continues, it can feel pretty daunting to get involved in politics. But we met two experts at speaking truth to power: Zoe Anderson from IJM and Hazel MacIver from Tearfund Scotland. They shared their top tips for influencing government and connecting ethical lifestyle choices to political change. Join Dan and Chris as they listen in and find out what it means to be an advocate for change.
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Rank #5: Ep 6 – To Zambia and back with Guvna B
How can we change the world without creating more problems along the way? We spoke to rapper, author and Tearfund ambassador Guvna B to discuss just that. With recent insights from his trip to Zambia, we discuss everything from Stacey Dooley to young people changing the world. Join Dan, Emma and Chris as they listen in and share their thoughts too.
Rank #6: (Bonus) A student, an entrepreneur and a consultant walk into a bar…
On this episode we head to the London Together Weekend to meet three people with three very different walks of life. However they all have something in common – they love God and love justice. Join Chuma as he hosts a panel to find out more about these inspiring guests. Their stories will leave you fired up to change the world one step at a time.
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Rank #7: Ep 5 – Theology Wrecked My Life with Jo Herbert
Rank #8: Ep 4 – Alternate Realities
Have you ever imagined yourself in an alternate reality? We’re not quite talking about an episode of Rick and Morty. But within our own world, where you are born and raised can change your reality dramatically. Although people living in extreme poverty sometimes feel worlds away from us, our lives are all interconnected. Join Chris, Abby, James and guests as they explore these different realities and how they’re all linked together.
Rank #9: (Bonus) Mindfulness
We’re doing something a bit different on today’s podcast. Over the next 12 minutes, Abby will walk you through a mindfulness journey. Whether you’re at home or on your way somewhere, take a moment to disconnect from the noisiness of life and reconnect with God.
Rank #10: Ep 3 – New Year, New You
As we get into the swing of 2019, many are putting their new years resolutions to the test. But with gym memberships and diets often abandoned after a couple weeks, are they just a waste of time? On this episode we discuss how to make and commit to a new years resolution that will make a difference, not only for yourself, but the world too. Join Dan, Emma, Chuma and guests as they reflect on the year behind and look at the year ahead.