Mothers of Invention

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Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives.

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We Want a Colour TV!

40:50 | Sep 30th, 2018

This episode comes to you direct from New York City where Maeve lives and Mary was attending Climate Week. Governments, diplomates, business leaders and climate change gathered to assess progress and push for solutions to avert the climate crisis and...Show More

Against the Grain

36:42 | Sep 17th, 2018

This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate.

BONUS: When Mary met Gina

10:09 | Sep 12th, 2018

Mary Robinson sits on a park bench with Gina McCarthy, ex-head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US under President Obama. They watch the ducks and talk turkey about how America’s environmental protections can survive the Trump admi...Show More

Under the Weather

46:37 | Sep 3rd, 2018

This episode explores the impact of climate change on public health, traversing political, scientific, radical and spiritual realms with our Mothers of Invention.

BONUS: The Greatest Taxi Driver in New York

03:09 | Aug 30th, 2018

Taking into account Uber and Lyft there's now around 60,000 cabs in New York City — but Maeve thinks she's found the very best of them who's on a mission to effect while on the move...

Taking Over

47:41 | Aug 20th, 2018

This week Mary and Maeve turn up the volume on the women who are helping us consciously-uncouple from our toxic relationship with single-use plastic, a material created to be used for mere minutes but designed to last for thousands of years.

BONUS: Hello, Maeve Calling

05:11 | Aug 12th, 2018

True to her word, Maeve has decided to divest her own personal savings. Here’s the phone call when she lets her bank know...

The White Man Stole the Weather

37:02 | Aug 5th, 2018

Mary and Maeve are talking about money, money.   Fighting climate change might be a moral necessity but women are learning to hit vested interests where it hurts the most, in the pocket.

All Rise

43:39 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Mary and Maeve are laying down the law. Three years ago, 886 ordinary Dutch citizens sued their government over climate change... and won. Tessa Khan, a Bangladeshi-Australian lawyer is in the studio to talk new legal strategies for climate action. H...Show More

BONUS: What the Actual Paris?!

04:41 | Jul 22nd, 2018

Before Maeve and Mary’s new podcast series can truly begin, Maeve’s got a confession to make; she doesn’t really, properly, understand what the Paris Climate Agreement actually is. Luckily her co-host, the former Irish President, is more than happy...Show More

Introducing Mothers of Invention - Launching 23rd July

01:48 | Jul 16th, 2018

Climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution! Join former Irish President Mary Robinson and comedian Maeve Higgins in this uplifting and fascinating new podcast, and meet a host of game-changing women fighting to save all our lives.