Episode 20 – Save the Whales and Free Willy

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Do we need to save the whales all over again? What’s the deal with celebrity animals? What does it mean to be a ‘flagship species’ for your ecosystem? This week, Elise explores how the early whaling industry led to the SaveContinue reading “Episode 20 – Save the Whales and Free Willy”

Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the third installment of our Elements series, we’ve got two very different stories about the earth. Olivia tells the fascinating but devastating story of the exploitation of the Ogoni land and people for oil, including the execution of activists knownContinue reading “Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano”

Episode 18 – Black Environmentalists – John Francis & MaVynee Betsch

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! First things first: we explain why we missed last week, and we think our excuse is pretty good: Elise was caught in the middle of the ongoing snow-induced Texas energy disaster, which has been exacerbated by climate change and inequality. WeContinue reading “Episode 18 – Black Environmentalists – John Francis & MaVynee Betsch”

Episode 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! The perfect accompaniment for your Valentine’s Day stroll through Target. Or not. This week we cover two subjects related to the holiday of love: chocolate and consumer traps. Olivia tells us about the ongoing lawsuits surrounding the cocoa industry, the companiesContinue reading “Episode 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect”

Episode 16 – Air – SpaceX’s Starlink Internet and Flight Shame

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the second installment of our Elements series (not like Olivia forgot or anything), we’re taking off into the air. Elise tells us about Starlink, a project of Elon Musk’s SpaceX, and how the race for space internet might come withContinue reading “Episode 16 – Air – SpaceX’s Starlink Internet and Flight Shame”

Episode 15 – Veganism and the Future of Meat

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! **Full content warning below. This week we’re approaching an oft-discussed topic in the environmental movement–veganism! Olivia goes back thousands of years to cover the history of plant-based diets, and Elise brings us through the high and lows of the now-booming meatContinue reading “Episode 15 – Veganism and the Future of Meat”

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!”