Episode 14 – Fracking and the Deception Dossiers

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Boo fossil fuels! That’s the theme of this episode in a nutshell. We talk about some joys heading into Inauguration Day and how we plan to demand climate action from the new administration. Elise tackles Joe Biden’s wavering approach to aContinue reading “Episode 14 – Fracking and the Deception Dossiers”

Episode 13 – Water – Rob Bilott and Erin Brockovich

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! We’re diving headfirst into 2021 with the first installment of our ‘Elements’ series! This week we’re talking about water pollution from the perspective of two unexpected activists: corporate environmental lawyer Rob Bilott and author/advocate/multi-hyphenate Erin Brockovich. Olivia tells the story ofContinue reading “Episode 13 – Water – Rob Bilott and Erin Brockovich”

Episode 12 – Food Deserts and Free Food Forests

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Our last episode of 2020 covers the complex issue of food deserts and one potential solution: food forests. Olivia talks about food deserts reaching the national conversation through Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, preference and processed food, and how it all ties back toContinue reading “Episode 12 – Food Deserts and Free Food Forests”

Last episode of 2020 + holiday recipes!

Hi friends, This Wednesday’s episode is all about food: more specifically, we’re talking about food deserts and food forests. Hopefully it’ll be an educational and entertaining last episode of 2020, since we’re taking December off to reflect, regroup, and flesh out the next season of World Is Burning (we have so! many! ideas! And ifContinue reading “Last episode of 2020 + holiday recipes!”

Episode 11 – Black Friday: #PayUp and Buy Nothing Day

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we dive into the psychology of holiday shopping – how will Black Friday be impacted by the pandemic? Elise tells us which companies to avoid based on their bad behavior at the start of the pandemic, and Olivia recountsContinue reading “Episode 11 – Black Friday: #PayUp and Buy Nothing Day”

Episode 10 – Movements – Hetch Hetchy Valley and Sunrise

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week is all about the collective movements that make people care about saving the earth. We talk about the conservation/preservation debates of the Progressive Era (and all the racist white dudes who led the conversation) and how the Sunrise MovementContinue reading “Episode 10 – Movements – Hetch Hetchy Valley and Sunrise”

Episode 9 – Human Composting and the Curse of the Petrified Forest

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! On this very special Halloween episode, we tell the creepy-crawly of environmental stories, including a new process for composting human remains and a supernatural motivation to follow the “Leave No Trace” principle. Plus, we make time for human skin books, barbecuedContinue reading “Episode 9 – Human Composting and the Curse of the Petrified Forest”

Episode 8 – Writing the Climate Crisis – The Wreck of Time and Environmental Poetry

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! World Is Burning, book club edition. We talk about reading to ease climate anxiety, how art helps us process complicated emotions, and coming back to your favorite work over the years.  We read from The Wreck of Time by Annie DillardContinue reading “Episode 8 – Writing the Climate Crisis – The Wreck of Time and Environmental Poetry”

Episode 7 – The Strawberry Dress and Vegan Leather

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This episode marks our first foray into the world of fashion and its relationship with the Earth. We talk about the Tiktok-famous strawberry dress, how clothing consumption has changed in the age of social media, and the odd ways artificial leatherContinue reading “Episode 7 – The Strawberry Dress and Vegan Leather”

Episode 6 – The Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Plan

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Climate policy is intimidating as hell! This week we broke our format to break down the Green New Deal and the Biden climate plan in the wake of the first presidential debate to directly reference climate change in a question since AlContinue reading “Episode 6 – The Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Plan”