Episode 56 – Earth Day and Greenwashing

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! How do you get a billion people to participate in a single event every year? In this episode, Olivia looks back on the roots of Earth Day and what we can learn (and avoid) from the day’s history. Then Elise tellsContinue reading “Episode 56 – Earth Day and Greenwashing”

Episode 55 – Botanical Sexism and Bed-Stuy’s Tree Lady Hattie Carthan

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Have you ever wondered how the trees on your block ended up there? In this episode, Elise explains why botanical sexism is an interesting idea, but might not explain your seasonal allergies like you thought. Then Olivia tells the story ofContinue reading “Episode 55 – Botanical Sexism and Bed-Stuy’s Tree Lady Hattie Carthan”

Episode 54 – Earthrise and Big Plastic’s Recycling Scam

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What happens when an image changes our worldview? In this episode, Olivia tells the story of Earthrise, the era-defining photo that almost wasn’t taken. Cue astronauts bickering over color film and stars aligning. Then, Elise tells the story of a well-meaningContinue reading “Episode 54 – Earthrise and Big Plastic’s Recycling Scam”

Episode 53 – The Worst Year in Human History and the Tumbleweed Debacle

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Sometimes you just need a good escapist story! This week we’re diving into two unlikely climate tales that say more about our current situation than you might suspect. First, Olivia explains why 2020 has nothing on 536 as the worst yearContinue reading “Episode 53 – The Worst Year in Human History and the Tumbleweed Debacle”

Episode 52 – An Inconvenient Truth about Grizzly Bears

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Documentaries can expose us to new worlds and change the way we think about our current reality. In this episode, we’re exploring the genre of environmental documentaries. Elise takes a look at Grizzly Man, Tiger King, and our patriarchal obsession withContinue reading “Episode 52 – An Inconvenient Truth about Grizzly Bears”

Episode 51 – Jane Fonda, Aboriginal Activism, and The New Era of Climate Feminism

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! First the girlboss, then the Fleabag era… what is the next era of feminism, and how can we make sure it’s intersectional? In this episode we take a look at some inspiration. Olivia recounts the rich life story of Jane FondaContinue reading “Episode 51 – Jane Fonda, Aboriginal Activism, and The New Era of Climate Feminism”

Episode 50 – The Hindenburg Explosion and Getting Stuck in the Suez Canal

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! We’re back for our 50th episode, and we’re coming into the new year with a bang – Elise tells us how the Hindenburg airship explosion, despite some amazing survival stories, might have halted the potential for low-carbon air cargo (and coolContinue reading “Episode 50 – The Hindenburg Explosion and Getting Stuck in the Suez Canal”

Episode 49 – Daylight Saving Time – Our Last Episode of 2021!

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! There are a lot of myths to bust about daylight saving time — does it really save energy? Was it invented for farmers? Does it “end” in November or did it just begin? We do a dramatic reading of Benjamin Franklin’sContinue reading “Episode 49 – Daylight Saving Time – Our Last Episode of 2021!”

Episode 48 – Bhutan and Information Overload

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! There’s a lot going on right now!! From COP26 to Build Back Better to local elections, it’s all just a lot. This week we’re looking at countries with their sh*t together and ways to process all this information. First, Elise tellsContinue reading “Episode 48 – Bhutan and Information Overload”

Episode 47 – Ratpocalypse and the Wendigo – A Halloween Episode

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In this spooky Halloween episode, we’re digging into the eerie and the terrifying. Olivia takes us through the streets of New York to determine if climate change will lead to a catastrophic ratpocalypse — and how we can avoid one. Then,Continue reading “Episode 47 – Ratpocalypse and the Wendigo – A Halloween Episode”