Gillian Burke is a biologist, TV presenter, public speaker, voiceover artist, writer and mother, and she joins us to discuss how people can relate to, and tell stories of, the human and non-human world. At a critical time for our environment scientists and artists can tell stories, especially when every single person and every single organism has a story to tell, about staying alive.
With her African, Asian, European, Native American, Oriental and Polynesian ancestry she uses different perspectives is to push past boundaries and discover greater empathy and connection with each other and the world we live in. A passion for science and storytelling reside in the universal themes of defeat and victory, endurance and resilience, the light and shade of being alive.
Gillian Burke’s website http://www.gillianburkevoice.com
INTRODUCTORY AND INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Colin Williams
Some of the ideas and references we make in this podcast can be found here:
University of Bristol
Professor Wangari Maathai
Green Belt Movement Kenya
Matt Chatfield, The Cornwall Project