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”

Episode 5 – Zoom Zoom – High-Speed Trains and Electric Cars

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Remember going places? This week we explore why the United States is so behind on high-speed trains and a new mandate to ban gas-powered cars in California by 2035. Plus we discuss why the U.S. needs to lead on climate change (andContinue reading “Episode 5 – Zoom Zoom – High-Speed Trains and Electric Cars”

Episode 4 – Blibber Blubber & Big Balloon

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week was rough because of *gestures broadly* but we’re still here to burst your bubble! But really though. We cover the juicy secrets of the “gum base” in your chewing gum and the truth behind “biodegradable” balloons. Then we find waysContinue reading “Episode 4 – Blibber Blubber & Big Balloon”

Episode 3 – Amazon Good Amazon Bad

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we tackle the Amazons – Amazon dot com and the Amazon rainforest. We talk about the shame and accessibility issues tied up in boycotting Amazon, Indigenous land rights and parallels between US and Brazilian environmental regulations, and Olivia spoils TheContinue reading “Episode 3 – Amazon Good Amazon Bad”

Episode 2 – Jane & Dian – Baby’s First Environmental Hero

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player This week we talk about our first environmental heroes, conservationists Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. We go through the social politics of conservation we definitely did NOT understand as kids, falling in love with the only man around, and how ourContinue reading “Episode 2 – Jane & Dian – Baby’s First Environmental Hero”

Episode 1 – Just Another Example of Everything Being Incredibly Toxic

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor (more coming soon! Check our linktree for the latest updates) In our very first episode we cover a ghost town on fire and a neoprene factory in a small Louisiana town. Welcome to World Is Burning, the podcast for your climate anxiety. We talk about who the heckContinue reading “Episode 1 – Just Another Example of Everything Being Incredibly Toxic”

Who the heck are we? A brief introduction to World Is Burning

This is a podcast. I guess technically this is a blog post on the website for a podcast. But ‘World Is Burning’ is definitely a podcast. We wanted a way to tell stories from the climate crisis and environmental world that haven’t been told in an accessible, entertaining way. We’re Olivia and Elise, two friendsContinue reading “Who the heck are we? A brief introduction to World Is Burning”