Episode 20 – Save the Whales and Free Willy

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Do we need to save the whales all over again? What’s the deal with celebrity animals? What does it mean to be a ‘flagship species’ for your ecosystem? This week, Elise explores how the early whaling industry led to the SaveContinue reading “Episode 20 – Save the Whales and Free Willy”

Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! In the third installment of our Elements series, we’ve got two very different stories about the earth. Olivia tells the fascinating but devastating story of the exploitation of the Ogoni land and people for oil, including the execution of activists knownContinue reading “Episode 19 – Earth – the Ogoni Nine and Frankenstein’s Volcano”

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 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”

Episode 2 – Jane & Dian – Baby’s First Environmental Hero

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player This week we talk about our first environmental heroes, conservationists Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall. We go through the social politics of conservation we definitely did NOT understand as kids, falling in love with the only man around, and how ourContinue reading “Episode 2 – Jane & Dian – Baby’s First Environmental Hero”