Episode 26 – Silent Spring Book Club!

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It’s book club, with no required reading! We’re talking about Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, known as the book that “launched the modern environmental movement” and revolutionized public perception of chemical spraying. We talk about what’s changed since it came out almost 60 years ago, the constant ties between money and unethical decision-making, and what this new generation of dads should be obsessed with instead of World War II.

Ways to get the book:
– your local library (we love the Libby app by Overdrive)
-buy new from your local indie via our Bookshop.org shop
-listen to the audiobook (and support your local indie, and us at no extra cost) on Libro.fm
-check Biblio.com for a used copy
-really anywhere except for Amazon

“It seems reasonable to believe that the more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.”

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Other World Is Burning episodes we mentioned:
Episode 13 – Water – Rob Bilott and Erin Brockovich – on water pollution and more about Brockovich’s 2020 book Superman’s Not Coming
Episode 22 – Agent Orange and the Delano Grape Strike – on the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Tran To Nga’s current lawsuit against companies including Monsanto, and Operation Ranch Hand

The Dump

Check out the trailer for Trace Material Season 2: Stories from the Plastics Age and subscribe on your preferred platform. New episodes start in June, but there’s a whole first season on “pot’s benevolent cousin,” hemp, that is fascinating and worth a listen. (Olivia is a research assistant on season two, but she had nothing to do with season one, so we promise that’s a genuine statement.)
Flyte’s new album This Is Really Going to Hurt – the MOOD, the harmonies!

Blue Vinyl (currently available on Tubi)
Dimension 20
Earth at Night in Color on Apple TV and Night on Earth on Netflix
My Octopus Teacher on Netflix
Adrift on Netflix

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World Is Burning Presents: Bottle Episode – Daiquiris and Digressions with Nick Dolan World Is Burning

With Olivia finishing up her grad program and BOTH of us having gotten covid in the last few weeks, we didn't want to throw together an episode! Quality over quantity right? But, we figured you might enjoy Elise's new podcast Bottle Episode: The Professional Bartender's Guide For The Cocktail Enthusiast that she's making with her husband Lan. This is definitely a change of pace from our usual content, but kick back, relax, and learn the history of and how to make one of Elise's favorite classic cocktails, the Daiquiri! On this episode, Lan and Elise chat with Nick Dolan, their dear friend and incredible bartender based in Nashville, TN. He's lent his talents to the NoMad in NYC, the Fox Bar and Cocktail Club, Skull's Rainbow Room, and Nightscape in Nashville, TN. There's no better person to talk Daiquiris with than this kind, brilliant soul. Plus, they talk a little bit about Fox's sustainability practices! Don't forget to give Bottle Episode a follow if you enjoyed listening! — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/worldisburning/message
  1. World Is Burning Presents: Bottle Episode – Daiquiris and Digressions with Nick Dolan
  2. Ep. 56 – Earth Day and Greenwashing
  3. Ep. 55 – Botanical Sexism and Bed-Stuy's Tree Lady Hattie Carthan
  4. Ep. 54 – Earthrise and Big Plastic’s Recycling Scam
  5. Ep. 53 – The Worst Year in Human History and the Tumbleweed Debacle