Kathleen Rellihan, formerly Newsweek’s Travel Editor, is joining season 2 of the Airrows on Air podcast as a guest co-host. Recently returned from Antarctica, Kathleen has seen first-hand what’s at stake with global warming and is inspired to turn her knack for storytelling to bring more climate consciousness and education to the travel community.
Kathleen has interviewed some of the most distinguished activists of our time, including Jane Goodall, with whom she discussed the pandemic and her hopes for the planet, and climber and filmmaker Jimmy Chin about his new Oscar-buzz film ‘The Rescue’. Her interview with James Cameron covered his environmental advocacy in “Avatar” and with his other favorite sentient beings— whales. She even had a long chat with Tomorrow’s Air citizen science champions Hilde Falun Strom and Sunniva Sorby, who together form the Hearts in the Ice team, as they were overwintering in the Arctic alone for climate action. Also for Newsweek, she covered climate art around the world, which features one of her favorite artists Zaria Forman, who documents climate change with hyperrealistic pastel drawings of the vanishing polar glaciers, art which Kathleen now understands in a personal way after her time in Antarctic waters.
Throughout season 2, titled Air, Water, Light & Heart: The Other Elements of Climate Action, Airrows on Air will welcome a variety of guests, from authors to artists to extreme athletes, whose exploits in the fundamental elements of life - air, water, light and heart - are drawing attention to the climate crises in unexpected ways.