Cate Blanchett launches climate change podcast

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has said her new environmental podcast Climate Of Change has gone a long way to tempering her “eco-anxiety”.

Environmental advocate Blanchett, 52, will co-star in her first podcast series following her recent role in Adam McKay’s climate crisis satire Don’t Look Up.

The Oscar-winning star has co-created two seasons with climate entrepreneur and activist Danny Kennedy, exploring the biggest climate challenges and the groundbreaking work being done to tackle the crisis.

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Cate Blanchett with the Oscar for best actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine at the 86th Academy Awards (Ian West/PA)

The first series is set to launch globally on Audible in April, ahead of Earth Day.

Blanchett said: “This podcast is a joyous extension of a long-standing friendship that all of us at Dirty Films have had with the wonderful Danny Kennedy.

“Danny’s knowledge about and passion for climate solutions is infectious, and our experience developing this project with the folks at StoryHunter for Audible has been a shot in the arm – and has gone a long way to tempering our eco-anxiety.

“We hope that our listeners enjoy hearing the conversations as much as we have enjoyed having them.”

It is the first major original climate change podcast series available on Audible.

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Cate Blanchett receives the best actress in a supporting role award for The Aviator (Ian West/PA)

The Hollywood actress will interview high-profile guests alongside the world’s leading authors and thought leaders in the green economy.

The podcast will also feature an exclusive soundtrack by Grammy Award-winning electronic artist Imogen Heap.

Aurelie De Troyer, senior vice president of international English content at Audible, said: “We are thrilled to be working on such an exciting and important series as Climate Of Change.

“Podcasts are the perfect vehicle to educate and raise awareness of important issues and it’s an honour to collaborate with the extremely talented Cate and Danny on their first podcast.”

Audible and Blanchett’s Dirty Films have commissioned two seasons of Climate Of Change which will launch globally in April.