Category Archives: Podcast

452: Book Update #1

on April 18, 2021 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read this episode from: Started thinking of book when I worked on initiative but put in background, expecting podcast to improve That’s been the case. Started getting serious about a year ago. You may have noticed a lot of guests with backgrounds in abolition: Eric Metaxas, Adam Hochschild, Manisha Sinha, Andres Resendez, Richard Rothstein (more on racial injustice) That’s because abolition became major issue, then[…] Keep reading →

451: Alexandra Paul, part 1: A Genuine Celebrity Role Model

on April 16, 2021 in Podcast

I saw a TEDx talk on population where the speaker spoke thoughtfully and persuasively on overpopulation. I consider the topic among the most important on the environment, yet nearly no one talks about it, so I had to find out who she was and invite her to the podcast. She turned out to be a huge celebrity. Most people who talk about population are academics, at least in my experience.[…] Keep reading →

450: Brian Keating, Losing the Nobel Prize

on April 7, 2021 in Podcast

Though I haven’t actively practiced physics since defending my thesis in 1999, it felt great to talk science with the author of a book named one of the best non-fiction books of all time. The conversation stayed where nonscientists could understand, but we spoke, I think, how physicists do, though I’m out of practice. We talked about values, the difference between theory and experiment, the beauty of experiment, running experiments[…] Keep reading →

Wisdom in short audio clips, part 2

on March 30, 2021 in Audio, Podcast

Following yesterday’s post following up last month appearing on the Cybertraps podcast. They created clips of meaningful moments for promoting on social media. Maybe I’m biased, but I think they pulled some choice nuggets of wisdom so I’m sharing them here. Here are the second five of ten, all closed captioned, all 18 to 50 seconds. Get ready for some wisdom. Adversity Reveals You The Cause of Our Environmental Problems,[…] Keep reading →

Wisdom in short audio clips, part 1

on March 29, 2021 in Audio, Podcast

Last month I appeared on the Cybertraps podcast. Here’s the audio from that podcast conversation. They created clips of meaningful moments for promoting on social media. Maybe I’m biased, but I think they pulled some choice nuggets of wisdom so I’m sharing them here. Here are the first five of ten, all closed captioned, all 18 seconds to 74 seconds. Get ready for some wisdom. Addiction and the environment 18[…] Keep reading →

449: Chad E. Foster: How Do You Handle Huge Challenges? Not Big. Huge.

on March 23, 2021 in Podcast

How do you face challenges? Not little ones like a pandemic lockdown for a year. Big ones. Regular listeners hear me talk about role models like Viktor Frankl and Nelson Mandela in the context of handling life challenges. During the pandemic, for example, I recognize there was suffering before, there will be suffering after, and there’s suffering now. Our challenge is not to take on things outside our control since[…] Keep reading →

448: Robert Bilott: The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare

on March 19, 2021 in Podcast

Your blood contains PFOA, also known as forever chemicals. They cause cancer of several types, birth defects, and more. Dupont and other companies produced this stuff after learning it caused harm and dumped it into our environment. As best we can tell, they chose enormous profits over the health of their employees at first, and eventually all Americans and all humans because this stuff takes millions of years to break[…] Keep reading →

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