Episode 62 – Kings, Potatoes, and Pulling Patagonias

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This episode is all about our favorite topics, colonialism and the climate crisis. Olivia tells the story of the Irish Potato Famine, which likely goes a bit deeper than you remember. We talk about the parallels between this piece of IrishContinue reading “Episode 62 – Kings, Potatoes, and Pulling Patagonias”

Episode 61 – Pathfinders – Warren County and the Goddess of Glen Canyon

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week Olivia tells the story of the unexpected place where the environmental justice movement cut its teeth: Warren County, North Carolina. What started as a small town fighting against a dangerous landfill became national news and seven weeks of continuedContinue reading “Episode 61 – Pathfinders – Warren County and the Goddess of Glen Canyon”

Down the Rabbit Hole Minisode 7: Individual Action and the Private Jet Debacle

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re finally tackling an age-old question head-on: does individual action matter? How can we stay motivated to make small changes in our own lives when Kylie Jenner is using her private jet like a local taxi? Elise looks intoContinue reading “Down the Rabbit Hole Minisode 7: Individual Action and the Private Jet Debacle”

Episode 60 – Volcanoes and Water Towers

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re taking a closer look at what happens when the government procrastinates on its homework. Olivia tells the story of the “white city” of Armero, Colombia, where a 1985 volcanic eruption resulted in the deadliest mudslides in human history.Continue reading “Episode 60 – Volcanoes and Water Towers”

Episode 59 – Is Bitcoin Just Beanie Babies for Men?

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Do you imagine a tiny person with a pick axe when you hear about cryptocurrency mining? Are you frustrated that the only ways to learn more come either from crypto bros or slyly sponsored content? Then this is the episode forContinue reading “Episode 59 – Is Bitcoin Just Beanie Babies for Men?”

Episode 58 – Questionable Inventions – The One-Man Climate Disaster and Period Underwear

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re looking at inventions gone horribly wrong. Olivia tells the story of the “one-man climate disaster,” aka the wildly successful 20th-century inventor Thomas Midgley Jr., whose creations caused widespread lead-induced madness and the near destruction of the ozone layer.Continue reading “Episode 58 – Questionable Inventions – The One-Man Climate Disaster and Period Underwear”

Episode 57 – The Multiverse – Destroying Electric Cars and Healing the Ozone Hole

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! We’re back from our break! In this episode we’re exploring the multiverse and all of the things that almost didn’t happen in our universe. Elise tells the story of the 90s electric car renaissance that never was, and the untimely deathContinue reading “Episode 57 – The Multiverse – Destroying Electric Cars and Healing the Ozone Hole”

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”