Category Archives: Podcast

270: Extinctions: Agriculture isn’t so peaceful

on January 1, 2020 in Podcast

I’ve read and thought about animals going extinct. My friend and guest Lorna Davis in her TED talk talks about her love for rhinos and passion to save them. I reviewed Poached by Rachel Nuwer and I’ve spoken to her about poaching. I see poaching as horrific and hope it ends. But I read about how we lose wildlife. Some poaching, but even if we ended it, another greater force[…] Keep reading →

269: 7 more things that everyone gets wrong about the environment

on December 31, 2019 in Podcast

1: The villain. People think nature, government, or corporations. It’s beliefs 2: The solution. People think technology, market, innovation. It’s changing beliefs. 3: Reduce, reuse, recycle. People act as if recycling helps. It only helps as part of reduce, which means not growth 4: How solving feels. People think chore, deprivation, sacrifice. It’s being a part of something greater, simplifying life, applying what Victor Frankl said. Community. 5: How to[…] Keep reading →

268: Hunter Lovins, part 2: Sustainability will work. It will take work.

on December 30, 2019 in Podcast

I recorded our second conversation the day after the September 20, 2019 climate marches. Hunter is more than well-connected. I wanted to hear and bring you the perspective of someone who has been at this longer and knew more people. Wait until you hear her share all the people she knew there, as well as her perspective of seeing a different generation pick up what no one has for so[…] Keep reading →

267: Seth Sheldon, part 2: Inside the United Nations

on December 27, 2019 in Podcast

Before we spoke, Seth implied he didn’t do as much on his challenge as I expected so I expected a short conversation. I think it’s important for listeners to hear that even people who win Nobel Prizes taking on global thermonuclear war have a hard time taking on new habits, even ones they want, like reducing their waste. I’m not claiming changing habits with environmental consequences are easy, though I[…] Keep reading →

266: Thoughts on my MAGA interview

on December 24, 2019 in Podcast

My notes I read from for this post: Yesterday I posted my interview on a site that strongly supports Donald Trump. I do not. Yet I described it as one of my favorite interviews. What gives? The conversation prompted thoughts on environment and politics. Read my post on the conversation and listen to the conversation for context. For more context, the guy who hosted, Rob, his profile says “Vote Red[…] Keep reading →

265: I was wrong

on December 21, 2019 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode: Ways I was wrong I usually start my story about acting more sustainably with my personal challenge to buy no packaged food for a week. In my second TEDx talk I describe how that challenge emerged from stopping eating meat, then hydrogenated oil, corn syrup, and foods where fiber had been removed, which was my proxy for overly processed food.[…] Keep reading →

264: Larry Yatch, part 2: Navy SEAL precision

on December 16, 2019 in Podcast

This episode brings you a trainer who has reached top levels of leadership and teaching leadership break down how to learn. How to learn to learn. Let that sink in. To me this episode felt like a master class by a practitioner and educator. Note his precision in language. At first I found it pedantic, but then realized it’s not annoying, it’s liberating. When you speak English, you don’t sometimes[…] Keep reading →

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