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The Jane Goodall Hopecast

The Jane Goodall Hopecast

Author: Dr. Jane Goodall

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Scientist. Activist. Storyteller. Icon. Jane Goodall blazed the trail and changed the world. Now, she's studying new subjects – humans! This brand-new podcast will take listeners on a one-of –a-kind journey as they learn from Dr. Goodall's extraordinary life, hear from changemaking guests from every arena, and become awed by a growing movement sparked by Jane and fueled by hope. Join us as we get curious, grow compassion and take action to build a better world for all.

7 Episodes
For this episode, Jane meets Janet Hayes, CEO of Crate and Barrel Holdings, Inc. Jane's and Janet’s conversation touches on unique, yet similar childhoods filled with exploration, as well as the practical aspect of hope, and the power of curiosity and intuition. Discussing Jane’s philosophy of partnering with companies for the greater good, Janet shares some of the ways that Crate and Barrel is championing sustainability and supporting the values of customers today, and how Jane continues to inspire her. The duo also share excitement over how that philosophy has come to life through the Jane Goodall Institute x Crate & Kids collection. The playful collection was designed to celebrate wildlife and the natural world by sparking curiosity in children and their families and providing a path to action through JGI’s youth program Roots & Shoots). The conversation’s hopeful energy stems from Jane's and Janet’s shared belief that these trying times can also foster the kinds of connection, creativity, and curiosity needed for humanity to form a better relationship with the natural world.At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Jane speaking with a young interviewer about her purpose and the importance of empowering every young person to be the change.
Dr. Jane Goodall chats with  longtime friend Azzedine Downes about wildlife conservation, complex reflections around the pandemic and our relationship with the natural world, and the importance of redefining success to focus on the health of the planet, other animals, and ourselves. Azzedine is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), where he works to protect wildlife across the globe everyday. In this episode, Azzedine and Jane tell stories from their years of conservation work around the world,, including learnings and ways to engage, listen, and collaborate for the good of all. They also discuss the “enchanting” pangolin, the most heavily trafficked animal in the world and one of the least known, and the importance of giving animals names to increase empathy and respect for their wellbeing. At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Jane talking about her first experiences with the pangolin on the Serengeti in 1957, a creature she calls “so worth saving.”
For this first Mailbag episode, Dr. Goodall is joined by Hopecaster and podcast executive producer Michelle Khouri as they hear from Hopecasters from around the world. As she has been quarantined in her home in Bournemouth, England, since last year, Jane has been using “Virtual Jane,” including the launch of this podcast, to connect to audiences around the world. Prior to the pandemic, traveling and speaking to people from every country was how Jane inspired and was, in turn, inspired by the power of hope. Now, through Hopecaster audio recording submissions, Jane is refueled by messages and answers questions about how the Hopecast has influenced people from every age and background, after only a few episodes! Jane speaks about how she sees “mistakes” as opportunities to learn more about life. She also hears from 6-year-old Selena Marwaha in Dubai who shares her own tenacity and passion for protecting life on this precious planet, and Dr. Goodall answers a caller’s concern about how to find hope when the world’s problems can feel overwhelming. A very special Hopecaster from Colombia introduces Jane to the philosophy of “heartening,” a phrase shared by an indigenous elder which parallels what Dr. Goodall describes as, “I believe that we can only achieve our true human potential when our head and heart work together.”Submit your own questions and comments for a chance to be included in a future Mailbag episode here.
Genesis Butler is a climate change activist, animal rights advocate, and founder of Genesis for Animals, a rescue and sanctuary organization. And she’s just 13 years old. In this episode, Dr. Jane Goodall talks with Genesis about her own beginnings as a young environmentalist, with both activists sharing parallel stories from the same early age, albeit seven decades apart. With empathetic hearts, curious minds, and supportive mothers, both young activists found themselves drawn to a life of advocating on behalf of people, the planet and other animals. The conversation explores what being an animal and environmental advocate means today, ways to get younger generations involved through programs like Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, and how Genesis finds hope in opening the minds and hearts of people who come to understand the profound likeness we share with other animals, and their innate value. As Dr. Goodall has shared, “We are not the only beings with personalities, rational thought and emotions. There is no sharp line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom. It is a very blurry line, and it gets more blurry every day.”At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Jane’s mother Vanne, her greatest support in life, telling the story of a young Jane’s disappearance as a four year old to discover where eggs come from.
Dave Matthews and Dr. Jane Goodall’s kindred passion for wildlife and shared dedication to the planet has forged a close friendship between the two icons. In this intimate conversation, Dave talks about his childhood split between South Africa and the U.S. and explains how his scientist father and early experiences inspired much of his appreciation for nature and wildlife. Now an internationally acclaimed musician for over two decades, Dave uses his platform to spread awareness for environmental and conservation issues and to support organizations creating powerful impact, including the Jane Goodall Institute. The vibrancy and passion of their conversation is sparked by many difficult questions including: What are some of the biggest challenges we face in saving life on Earth and what can we each do about it? At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Dave Matthews playing a tribute to Jane as she sits on stage with him.
In the premiere episode of the Hopecast, Dr. Jane Goodall records from her childhood home in Bournemouth, England, where her journey of curiosity and passion for the natural world began. This is the first time Jane has been in one place for longer than two weeks in nearly three decades, and the urgency to share her message is greater than ever. In a fireside style chat, Jane shares intimate stories from her childhood, including how growing up during World War II taught her to take nothing for granted, and why she believes hope is essential to fuel positive action, individually and together, for a better world. While Jane doesn’t shy away from the adversity we face - the Sixth Great Extinction and the Climate Crisis in particular - she shares the importance and power of making space for hope, as it spurs the indomitable human spirit to take action, even in the most grim situations. Now through the Jane Goodall Hopecast, she will share stories of hope and resilience, encouraging listeners to embrace the power of every individual to make a difference for people, other animals, and the rich tapestry of life with whom we share this precious planetary home.At the End of the Rainbow: Stay to the end of the episode to hear a rare archival clip of Jane speaking at the 'Understanding Chimpanzees' conference in Chicago, Illinois, in 1986, which was the catalyst moment that transformed Jane from a scientist to activist.
Jane Goodall has always been curious - from passionate scientist to world renowned activist, her conviction and dedication to building a better world through conversation, storytelling and action is unparalleled. In this brand-new teaser episode, Dr. Goodall excitedly introduces the 'Jane Goodall Hopecast" which will take listeners on a one-of –a-kind journey. Hear more from Jane herself as she shares her aspirations for the podcast, a series that will help you to learn from Dr. Goodall's extraordinary life, hear from inspiring guests and become part of the movement sparked by Jane and fueled by hope. Join us as we get curious, grow compassion, and take action to make a difference every single day.Subscribe to this podcast above. Want to sponsor this podcast? Reach out to 
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Thank you. looking forward for next episode 🤍 Is it possible for you to share the pdf of the podcast? it would be very helpful for people with other languages, like me myself, to understand it accurately.

Dec 31st

Yasmine Alef Mim


Dec 30th
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