Category Archives: Podcast

536: David Pogue: How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos

on December 1, 2021 in Podcast

Two great reasons to listen to this episode. First, David is a tremendous science communicator. He’s experienced, thoughtful, funny, and communicates simply without dumbing down. He’s worked with some of the most important sources, like NOVA, the New York Times, TED, CBS Sunday Morning, and more. He’s accurate and fun, a rare combination. I think it comes from his passion for knowledge and people. Second, his book fills an important[…] Keep reading →

535: The best sledding hill in the world, Tommy’s Hill in Philadelphia (from my third TEDx talk)

on November 28, 2021 in Podcast

NOTE: I recommend watching the video of this episode, not just listening to the audio. What does the environment mean to you? We are motivated by what’s in our hearts more than facts or numbers so I believe we will act more when we connect with what’s in our hearts, which inspires us. The fastest, most effective way to influence governments and corporations is to act ourselves here and now,[…] Keep reading →

534: Mom, part 2: Opportunity and oppression: race and religion in my childhood

on November 27, 2021 in Podcast

I recorded my second conversation with my mom about my childhood and before during the pandemic, in the spring of 2020. Shortly after recording our first conversation, which covered race, George Floyd was murdered. You know the rest. I knew we had spent years as white minorities in India and in a black neighborhood in Philadelphia, at least part time. I was curious to learn more of the time she[…] Keep reading →

533: Laura Coe, part 3: The Nature of Love

on November 24, 2021 in Podcast

Longtime listeners will remember Laura from episodes 192 and 209, over two years ago. Her book, Emotional Obesity, made a big effect on me, as did her warmth and move from success in tech entrepreneurship to her podcast, The Art of Authenticity. She pursued authenticity in herself and her coaching clients. We became friends and kept in touch since. She’s continued exploring, where it led. As you’ll hear in this[…] Keep reading →

532: Michael Lenox, part 3: How to Decarbonize the Global Economy by 2050

on November 22, 2021 in Podcast

At last, a conversation with a knowledgeable economist! Longtime listeners remember Michael here after his last book. He just published a new one, The Decarbonization Imperative: Transforming the Global Economy by 2050. His book and our conversation cover why should we go to net zero by 2050, is it possible, and, if so, how? We agree on the mission of dramatically cutting emissions and most strategies to achieve it. We[…] Keep reading →

531: Scott White, part 1: The Founder/CEO of an Energy Company on Sustainability

on November 19, 2021 in Podcast

Two of this podcast’s top goals are To bring leaders to share and act on their environmental values, from any area, but especially polluting fields To help change culture from expecting sustainability is a chore or burden to expecting joy, lightness, freedom, and reward. Both happened in this episode. On the second, you’ll hear when I invite Scott to act, he had something in mind (he knows This Sustainable Life!).[…] Keep reading →

530: Cassiano Laureano, part 2: Burpees for the body, banzai tree for the heart and mind

on November 16, 2021 in Podcast

Cassiano’s first episode led to more listener comments than most. People loved his enthusiasm. I find guys who know martial arts tend to speak with a security. The opposite of insecure or desperate. So I think people found him accessible and engaging. I think you’ll find him more so this episode. Of course, we talk a bit about his world record for burpees. As you can tell from this episode’s[…] Keep reading →

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