Category Archives: Podcast

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 →

447: Kathryn Garcia, part 1: Candidate for New York City Mayor

on March 18, 2021 in Podcast

Kathryn Garcia, candidate for Mayor of New York City joined. No matter where you live, the mayor here matters. Many national trends in politics, business, culture, education, sports, and more start here. Our output in entertainment, culture, but also pollution and population affect the U.S. and world. I wanted to treat two issues: sustainability and leadership. Also hear Kathryn Garcia as a person, not just a candidate. Talk about a[…] Keep reading →

446: Wondering how you can make a difference? Action begets action.

on March 15, 2021 in Podcast

I noticed a trend among podcast guests that the people who have already acted the most on sustainability find new things fastest. By contrast, people who do less say they’re already doing all they can, or at least all they can think of. That’s backward, or would be if you thought there were a limited number of things you could do. The so-called experts who themselves haven’t acted promote big,[…] Keep reading →

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