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”

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”