I was excited to start listening to the episode with Caroline Hickman as climate anxiety is something myself and many of my peers are going through. SHE was amazing. Incredibly wise, thoughtful, interesting.. etc. Five stars to her. However, I found the host Ray Suarez to be extremely off putting.
Hickman would have a beautifully insightful answer to a question and he would barely acknowledge her answer and move on to the next question. There was no real discussion between a lot of the questions and answers. Also, it seemed that Suarez didn’t want to agree with Hickman and was intentionally trying to contradict her answer; there was no open mindedness on his part. Oh also.. Hickman talks about Greta Thunberg towards the end of the podcast and he has the audacity to mistakenly call her “Abigail” ??? after Hickman is done speaking.. and she has to correct him. I mean really? He also didn’t apologize.. he clearly was over the conversation.
He quite honestly didn’t seem to be convinced of the real, genuine climate anxiety many people feel. He was disrespectful and Hickman deserved to be interviewed by someone who was actually interested in what she had to say.