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 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect

Listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! The perfect accompaniment for your Valentine’s Day stroll through Target. Or not. This week we cover two subjects related to the holiday of love: chocolate and consumer traps. Olivia tells us about the ongoing lawsuits surrounding the cocoa industry, the companiesContinue reading “Episode 17 – Valentine’s Day – Chocolate and the Target Effect”

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 8 – Writing the Climate Crisis – The Wreck of Time and Environmental Poetry

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! World Is Burning, book club edition. We talk about reading to ease climate anxiety, how art helps us process complicated emotions, and coming back to your favorite work over the years.  We read from The Wreck of Time by Annie DillardContinue reading “Episode 8 – Writing the Climate Crisis – The Wreck of Time and Environmental Poetry”

Episode 7 – The Strawberry Dress and Vegan Leather

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This episode marks our first foray into the world of fashion and its relationship with the Earth. We talk about the Tiktok-famous strawberry dress, how clothing consumption has changed in the age of social media, and the odd ways artificial leatherContinue reading “Episode 7 – The Strawberry Dress and Vegan Leather”

Episode 6 – The Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Plan

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Climate policy is intimidating as hell! This week we broke our format to break down the Green New Deal and the Biden climate plan in the wake of the first presidential debate to directly reference climate change in a question since AlContinue reading “Episode 6 – The Green New Deal and Biden’s Climate Plan”

Episode 5 – Zoom Zoom – High-Speed Trains and Electric Cars

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! Remember going places? This week we explore why the United States is so behind on high-speed trains and a new mandate to ban gas-powered cars in California by 2035. Plus we discuss why the U.S. needs to lead on climate change (andContinue reading “Episode 5 – Zoom Zoom – High-Speed Trains and Electric Cars”

Episode 3 – Amazon Good Amazon Bad

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor / scroll down for our podcast player! This week we tackle the Amazons – Amazon dot com and the Amazon rainforest. We talk about the shame and accessibility issues tied up in boycotting Amazon, Indigenous land rights and parallels between US and Brazilian environmental regulations, and Olivia spoils TheContinue reading “Episode 3 – Amazon Good Amazon Bad”

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”

Episode 1 – Just Another Example of Everything Being Incredibly Toxic

listen on Spotify / Apple / Anchor (more coming soon! Check our linktree for the latest updates) In our very first episode we cover a ghost town on fire and a neoprene factory in a small Louisiana town. Welcome to World Is Burning, the podcast for your climate anxiety. We talk about who the heckContinue reading “Episode 1 – Just Another Example of Everything Being Incredibly Toxic”