Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! At the peak of 19th-century hat culture, an ounce of feathers was worth more than an ounce of gold. This extravagant trend, however, was putting once-flourishing bird populations in peril. Enter the bird lady: Harriet Hemenway, a controversial Boston socialite whoContinue reading “Episode 37 – Bird Lady and Lady Bird”

Episode 36 – How to Survive Extreme Heat

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! On this week’s no-frills episode, we’re telling you how to prepare for extreme heat, what to do in the middle of a heat wave, and how to recognize heat-related illness to keep you and your loved ones safe. Key timecodes forContinue reading “Episode 36 – How to Survive Extreme Heat”

Episode 35 – Coca-Cola and the Single-Use Mindset

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Once upon a time, Coca-Cola ran one of the world’s most successful reusable bottle systems. Their decentralized network boasted an over 95% return rate, with some glass bottles being used upwards of fifty times before being recycled. Today, they’re the biggestContinue reading “Episode 35 – Coca-Cola and the Single-Use Mindset”

Episode 34 – Haunted by the K-Cup

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! On this week’s episode, Elise tells the story of the regretful inventor of Keurig and the single-use pod coffee phenomenon. Other topics include the overwhelming news of the last few weeks, drinking 30 to 40 cups of coffee a day, andContinue reading “Episode 34 – Haunted by the K-Cup”

Episode 33 – Plastic Bottle Vanilla and CVS Receipts

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! File this episode under things you never thought about but that will now haunt you… sorry! This week we’re talking about the darker side of two things you’ve probably encountered this week: vanilla flavoring and customer receipts. Elise takes us throughContinue reading “Episode 33 – Plastic Bottle Vanilla and CVS Receipts”

Episode 32 – Got Milk?

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What’s up with America’s obsession with cow’s milk? This week, Olivia tells the story of the famous “Got Milk?” campaign that brought deprivation marketing and milk mustaches to a generation of young dairy consumers. Then Elise takes us through the meteoricContinue reading “Episode 32 – Got Milk?”

Episode 31 – Indigenous-led Movements – Allyship and Activism to Stop Line 3

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re talking about ego, allyship, and debriefing Olivia’s time at the Treaty People Gathering on White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota. The gathering was organized as part of the Indigenous-led effort to stop Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline.Continue reading “Episode 31 – Indigenous-led Movements – Allyship and Activism to Stop Line 3”

Episode 30 – No Facts, No Information, Just Vibes: Cotton and Microfiber

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week, we’re taking a closer look at the natural and synthetic materials you’re probably wearing right now. How did cotton become the “fabric of our lives”? Elise explains the reasoning behind advertising a material rather than a brand, and tellsContinue reading “Episode 30 – No Facts, No Information, Just Vibes: Cotton and Microfiber”

Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 3: Treaty People Gathering and Line 3

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Down the Rabbit Hole is our miniseries dedicated to the deep dives, side trails, and themes that don’t quite fit into our normal episodes. This weekend Olivia is heading out to the Treaty People Gathering along the Line 3 pipeline routeContinue reading “Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 3: Treaty People Gathering and Line 3”

Episode 29 – Colonizing the Ocean and Mars?

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What if humans colonized the oceans? What if Elon Musk’s dream of a Mars colony came true? This week we’re looking at the human desire to solve all our problems elsewhere, rather than where we already are. Olivia takes us throughContinue reading “Episode 29 – Colonizing the Ocean and Mars?”