Category Archives: Podcast

131: Dawn Riley, part 1: After winning the Americas Cup, revitalizing sailing

on February 6, 2019 in Podcast

Dawn Riley has sailed in 3 Americas cups, won around the world races, and led other teams. I wish you could see the context for our conversation. We’re at the sailing center she runs to restart the elite level of American sailing. Before this conversation she sent me out to see Olympic medalists competing on the Long Island sound. Shortly after, they all came in for a barbecue — Olympic[…] Keep reading →

130: John Lee Dumas, part 3: One year picking up beach garbage

on February 4, 2019 in Podcast

I’m trying something new for my third conversation with John: releasing the conversation unedited. While no editing means the sound is raw, you also hear everything. Why? Because you can hear how our relationship is developing into a friendship. in contrast to most conversations about the environment that I hear. They’re about facts, doom, gloom, what the government should do, how nothing matters, and other analytic, academic, abstract, philosophical stuff.[…] Keep reading →

128: Sally Singer: Fashion and the Environment

on January 31, 2019 in Podcast

Sally plays a big role leading an iconic brand, with her team taking it in directions no onehas taken media before. She’s also played major roles in the New York Times and other major media outlets. In this first part of my conversation with her you’ll hear Sally’s passion about the art of storytelling, what evolves and what stays the same as media evolve, and how she leads people and teams. Sally shares about caring[…] Keep reading →

127: Douglas Rushkoff, part 1: Team Human

on January 30, 2019 in Podcast

You’ve heard that with social media, Google, and most free services, you’re the product. The idea probably provoked thought when you heard it. Now it probably feels old, an ending point. What if you considered it a starting point? Where does it lead? What does it tell you about yourself, society, the internet, markets, humanity? Doug Rushkoff follows dozens of ideas like it and weaves them together into a tapestry[…] Keep reading →

123: Dave Gardner: Busting the Growth Myth

on January 22, 2019 in Podcast

Dave saw the problems with growth to local communities, the national economy, the global economy, and the environment. He questioned the the nearly unquestioned belief that growth is good, especially GDP and population growth. Once you question it, like a sweater unraveling, you start seeing the problems it causes. I haven’t been able to communicate its problems to someone who disagreed, so I won’t try here, though if you’ve also[…] Keep reading →

121: Minimalism should be called Maximalism

on January 19, 2019 in Podcast

People see my apartment and often describe me or my lifestyle as minimalist. I don’t like labeling people or being labeled, but if anything, a more apt label would be maximalist. You might see the lack of stuff, but my focus is on values, relationships, self-awareness, free time, fun, joy, mental freedom, physical freedom, simplicity, space, delicious food, beauty, fitness, social and emotional skills, happiness, emotional reward, and so on.[…] Keep reading →

119: Heroin and the Environment

on January 16, 2019 in Podcast

A friend who treats opioid addicts told me about the squalor they live in. They don’t see it because they’re thinking about their next hit, which will bring them euphoria. They’ll steal and prostitute themselves to maintain their habit, not thinking about the filth they live in or whom they hurt to bring their next hit. People don’t seem to see the filth we’ve turned our world into. People seem[…] Keep reading →

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