Category Archives: Podcast

254: Accidents of birth: communicating despite differences

on November 29, 2019 in Podcast

Following up episode 253, I address race, sex, sexual preference and other difference people use as excuses to stop listening or understanding over. Here are my notes I worked from: Podcast: Race, sex, sexual preference. I mentioned the race of the people who mugged me and my friends and who punched me in the jaw. Mayhave sounded unnecessary, which I suppose would raise questions as to why I mentioned. Because[…] Keep reading →

253: My greatest triumphs, my greatest shames

on November 28, 2019 in Podcast

Here are my notes that I read from for this post: My greatest triumphs, my greatest shames. When I share personal stuff people always write how they like it. I think it’s less important than learning the joys of stewardship and recognizing that flying any time you want or having blueberries 12 months a year doesn’t improve your life, but it may help people understand where I’m coming from and[…] Keep reading →

Clips from my speaking at Google last week

on November 26, 2019 in Education, Podcast

I spoke at Google on starting a podcast, specifically on the environment. I wish I could bring you the whole thing, but here are a few unretouched clips. The audience was very receptive, stayed late, and asked lots of questions. I hope to bring you future stories of them starting podcasts from this event. and and Sorry the sound is off on this one:

252: Tia Nelson, part 2: A lifetime of Earth Days

on November 25, 2019 in Podcast

Tia has been active on the environment for a long time, working with government, non profits, as an individual, and since birth deeply connected with federal and state government. And of course Earth Day from the start. We covered topics including planned obsolescence, politics, carbon taxes and accounting, Vince Lombardi, Brent Suter from the Milwaukee Brewers, Oprah Winfrey, and individual action. Many people, when considering acting on their environmental values,[…] Keep reading →

251: Let’s make overpopulation only a finance issue

on November 22, 2019 in Podcast

Here are my notes that I read from for this episode. New comment from reading Countdown by Alan Weisman Overpopulation is major issue. Challenges are culture, religion, lack of education, lack of birth control He presented research results of demand for birth control by women — about 250 million. Figure about a guy for each: 500 million I figure low because many don’t know it exists or are swayed by[…] Keep reading →

250: Why talk about birthrate and population so much?

on November 21, 2019 in Podcast

Readers and listeners have commented on my writing and posting lately about population and birth rates. Why do I talk about them? Isn’t America below replacement level? I recently finished reading Countdown by Alan Weisman, which I recommend. I read passages and commented on them in episode 248: Countdown, a book I recommend by Alan Weisman. It looked at population around the world, illustrating and describing research finding that we’ve[…] Keep reading →

249: Florida Mayors Jerry Demings and Buddy Dyer, part 2: Humility and Action from U.S. officials

on November 19, 2019 in Podcast

Since our first episode, I’ve been talking about these mayors choosing to pick up garbage. I believe that a man never stands so tall as when he bends down to pick up another person’s garbage. How many U.S. politicians can you name who bend down to pick up other people’s garbage? Yet how many American streets, waterways, and beaches do you see covered with garbage? It wasn’t always this way.[…] Keep reading →

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