Parents' Guide to

1 Point 5

By Diana Baron-Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Inspiring youth-lead conversation on climate justice.

Podcast Science & STEM A Kids Company About Average run time: 25 minutes
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As a forum to uplift the work of youth activists and to discuss climate justice through an intersectional lens, this show is excellent. 1 Point 5 is an audio teaching tool to help kids understand the complex systems at play in the fight to stop global warming. The show attempts to offer kids detailed and nuanced information about the climate and takes the intelligence of its listenership seriously. Unfortunately, the topics the show tackles are sometimes so big that every concept requires multiple explanations to be understandable. A large part of the show seems to be addressing elementary school-aged kids and older, offering simple metaphors, but the interviews tend to be dense and full of vocabulary that may be challenging for some listeners.

What the show lacks in accessibility, it makes up for with thoughtful planning and its compelling slate of interviewees. Over half of the guest speakers are young people themselves and the hosts do a great job emphasizing the importance of listening to people most impacted by state policy. Preteens and teens interested in climate activism will find this show to be an excellent starting point. Adults looking for a show to help introduce climate change through co-listening may find themselves doing the bulk of the explaining after the episode ends, but that could be a great chance to bond and work together with kids on an issue that affects people of all ages.

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