Doomscroll Remedy

Doomscroll Remedy

When your feed is filled with crushing news, conspiracy theories and existential threats (climate change who?), life can seem pretty overwhelming. But that’s why in Doomscroll Remedy, we’re going deeper in an attempt to better understand how we got ourselves into this mess and what we can do to get out of it. It’s for that knot in your gut – yeah, we feel it too – when you’re stuck on an endless stream of terrible news and you’re not quite sure how to get off the doomscroll death spiral. You’ll get a glimpse into the lives of people on the front lines of the curliest issues – and meet the people trying to solve them. Don't throw your phone through the wall – seek solace in your podcast app instead.

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April 20, 2022 24 min

“I don't think anyone really wakes up one day, gasping for breath and thinking everyone else is a lizard.”   

Like Molly, you probably know someone who has tried to convince you that vaccines are full of mind-controlling nanobots, or that 5G towers are really being used to brainwash us.

Maybe you’ve even heard some that actually make you stop and think: like, maybe something supernatural is going on in the Bermuda Triangle?  

A lo...

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What’s been keeping you up at night lately? 

Is it the pandemic? Has work been stressing you out lately? Or the fact your Great Aunt thinks the world is run by lizard people? Oh, or maybe it’s the fact that the ocean’s full of plastic – that seems like something you should probably be worried about, doesn’t it? 

And now you’re probably not feeling great – maybe your chest is a little tighter than before. 

How do you usually get over t...

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When you’re on the frontline of a raging bushfire, every second counts. 

Life-saving decisions have to be made in seconds, and anyone who’s lived through a bushfire can tell you the difference 5, 10 or 15 minutes can make.  

Even if you haven’t lived it, most Australians remember the images of glowing red skies, smoke-blanketed cities and angry thunderstorms that, instead of rain, brought more fire.  

The Black Summer bushfires of 201...

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"I think we've been quite naïve in terms of how we've dealt with plastic and how we've let it contaminate every sphere of the environment:  from the highest points of the Himalayas to the deep ocean trenches, we find plastic now."

Professor Kevin Thomas has been studying plastic since before it was cool, and he’s right – once it hits the tallest mountain peak and the bottom of the ocean, it gets a bit hard to ign...

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When your feed is filled with crushing news, conspiracy theories and existential threats (climate change who?), life can seem pretty overwhelming.

But that’s why in Doomscroll Remedy, we’re going deeper in an attempt to better understand how we got ourselves into this mess and what we can do to get out of it.
 
It’s for that knot in your gut – yeah, we feel it too – when you’re stuck on an endless stream of terrible news and you’re n...

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