Episode 40 – The Bottle Episode – Milkmen and Plastic

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This episode (recorded during IPCC report week, when our brains were mush) is all about bottles — family heirloom glass milk bottles and the modern-staple-turned-environmental-cliché of the plastic bottle. We cover a little bit of everything: A visionary cartoonist who couldn’tContinue reading “Episode 40 – The Bottle Episode – Milkmen and Plastic”

Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 4: Golf

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. After we learned about the climate and cultural impacts of non-native lawn grass in North America, weContinue reading “Down The Rabbit Hole Minisode 4: Golf”

Episode 39 – How to Cope With Climate Despair

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we’re exploring ways to cope with climate despair. Maybe you’re experiencing it for the first time in the wake of the new IPCC report, or as wildfire smoke makes its way to your doorstep. Maybe you’ve been around theContinue reading “Episode 39 – How to Cope With Climate Despair”

Episode 38 – Indigenous Leaders – Winona LaDuke and Sherri Mitchell

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! What would a decolonized world look like? How can we spend more time building the world we want to live in, while still fighting back against oppressive systems? This week we’re focusing on the work of two Indigenous environmental leaders, WinonaContinue reading “Episode 38 – Indigenous Leaders – Winona LaDuke and Sherri Mitchell”

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?”