Category Archives: Podcast

430: Rabbi Yonatan Neril, part 1: The Eco Bible

on January 18, 2021 in Podcast

In the midst of several episodes on religious approaches to sustainability I learned of today’s guest, Rabbi Yonatan Neril’s book The Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. He founded and directs the international Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, including its Jewish Eco Seminars branch. He wrote the book to shine new light on how the Hebrew Bible and great religious thinkers have urged human care and stewardship[…] Keep reading →

429: What about jobs?

on January 17, 2021 in Podcast

“What about jobs?” people often ask to counter proposals to constrain some activity. Today’s episode answers. Here are the notes I read from: What about jobs? People out of work drain on society, not so happy Store near me that sells trinkets Of any value? I’d prefer a hug, shoulder rub, or make me dinner Many stages to make: plastic from oil, factory to make, transportation, store clerk Factory, put[…] Keep reading →

428: Vanessa Friedman: The New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic

on January 14, 2021 in Podcast

Vanessa Friedman sees the fashion world from a vantage point few others can as the Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at the New York Times. She arrived there after pioneering roles covering fashion at Financial Times in a first-ever role there, InStyle, Vogue, Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Elle. She shares the industry’s forays into sustainability—or responsible fashion in her terms—as well as sharing her thoughts on it.[…] Keep reading →

427: Behind the Mic: Attraction and leadership

on January 3, 2021 in Podcast

Former guest and founder of the most popular men’s dating advice website Chase Amante guest-hosted me to continue the conversation I started with Dov Baron on learning attraction, dating, and seduction and applying it to leadership. My conversations with Dov are in earlier Behind the Mic episodes. I start by sharing why I broached this topic at first with Dov, despite it not obviously connecting to sustainability. The short answer[…] Keep reading →

426: Why unplug?

on January 2, 2021 in Podcast

I’m in my second month since I unplugged my fridge. Why unplug it? Not because I think its power makes anything more than a negligible difference. This episode describes why. Here are my notes I read from: The other two reasons I unplug the fridge. The first was after reading Vietnam and much of the world ferments, I was curious to learn fermentation. Second is reading how much backup power[…] Keep reading →

“Philosophy of Shrinking Footprints” and “Shrinking Your Travel Footprint”, hear me on 2 Growthbusters episodes

on January 1, 2021 in Audio, Nature, Podcast

One of the few podcasts I listen to every episodes of is Growthbusters. Hosts Dave and Erika invited me for third and fourth appearances, which went live the other day. I list Dave as one of my environmental role models. Here are past times I’ve mentioned him or Growthbusters in my blog. The Philosophy of Shrinking Footprints Show notes We set out to make this the second of a series[…] Keep reading →

Conversazioni Sostenibili (the Italian This Sustainable Life) hosts me

on December 31, 2020 in Podcast

Nicola Pirulli hosts the Conversazioni Sostenibili podcast, which is the Italian offshoot of This Sustainable Life, launched last month. His episodes so far have been in Italian, but this one is in English. Besides talking about my life and work, he leads me through the This Sustainable Life process of sharing an environmental value and committing to act on it. Want to hear my commitment? Should I share it here[…] Keep reading →

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