The Makers and Shakers Society is being broadcast on CFRC 101.9 in Kingston, Ontario on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm local time from September 15 to October 20, 2022. You can listen to this anywhere in the world by going to CFRC’s website and clicking on the play button in the top right hand corner of the page.
Any day following the broadcast you can listen to available episodes using your favourite podcast app (search for “The Makers and Shakers Society”) or from this page. See below.
Episode One – Dear Ancestors – 41 minutes
It’s 2075 in Kingston Ontario. An old man enters his childhood home, now abandoned, after a long journey. We find out he is dying of cancer. He begins telling his life story to the ghosts of 2022. His name is Oliver Adams. In 2018, he and other students in grade 12, inspired by Greta Thunberg, start striking for the climate. Four students — Oliver, Leah, Seth and Grace — form a group called the Makers and Shakers Society.
EPISODE 2 – School – 40 minutes
Oliver argues with adults who scoff at his climate concerns. He experiences romantic heartbreak at the end of high school in 2019. His first big love, Leah Zhang, rejects monogamy and is about to leave for university in Vancouver. While much of the world suffers a record-breaking summer heat wave, Oliver discusses politics and the future with Grace, a fellow Maker and Shaker, who seems wise beyond her years.