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”

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”