Performance artist and queer climate activist Peterson Toscano uses story and comedy to help people confront climate change. On the show, Peterson acts out five zany characters who personify emotions from ‘freak out’ to hope — and one guy who really hates polar bears. Plus: resilience building, lessons from AIDS activism, evangelical leadership, and more.
Peterson Toscano, PetersonToscano.com
RESOURCES/INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
Reverend Tony Campolo’s call to save creation (interviewed by Peterson)
Activist Robin Boardman of Extinction Rebellion UK (interviewed by Peterson)
Environmental policy expert Natasha DeJarnett
“Comic Persona” broadcast on May 21st, 2021 on Takoma Radio WOWD-LP 94.3FM (Takoma Park, MD) with live-streaming at www.takomaradio.org. This is the 11th special in the Climate Seasons series, produced and hosted by Julie Hantman.