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Episode 188: Interview with Bhutanese lama Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche…offering a distinctive Buddhist outlook on current environmental crises.

In this compelling interview, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, a revered Bhutanese lama and educator, offers a distinctive Buddhist outlook on the critical environmental crises we are currently facing. Rinpoche stresses...

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Episode 187: Interview with indigenous Australian academic and human and earth rights activist, Dr. Anne Poelina.

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Anne Poelina an indigenous Australian academic and human and earth rights activist. Dr. Poelina explains her role as a “Yimardoowarra marnin,” which,...

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Episode 186: Interview with Steve Trent, founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation

In this revealing interview, Steve Trent, the founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation, delves into the Foundation’s pivotal work at the intersection of environmental security and human rights. He...

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Episode 185: Interview with leading French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola on man’s relationship with nature.

Fascinating interview with leading French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola, first posted in 2021, exploring man’s relationship with nature. Professor Descola argues that we can, and must today, learn from...

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Episode 184: Interview with Dr. Matthew J. Bell, EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader

Matthew is Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader Leader at EY, the professional services company.  He has a background in government climate and energy policy, and science. Matt...

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Episode 183 Interview with Professor Katharina Pistor on How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality. First aired on December 13th, 2021.

Katharina Pistor, Professor of Comparative Law and director of the Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia Law School, discusses her most recent book The Code of Capital: How...

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Episode 182: Journalist Vincent Bevins discusses his new book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution

In this revealing interview, journalist Vincent Bevins discussed his newly released book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution, based on his research of a...

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Episode 181: Environmental degradation, capitalism, and imperialism with Jason W Moore

In this fascinating, hard hitting interview, Jason Moore talks about the intertwining relations between environmental degradation, capitalism, imperialism, and climate change-stressing the need to recognize the role of imperialis–and...

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Episode 180 Net Zero: Beyond the hype. Professor Angel Hsu on the reality of Net Zero Pledges

Fascinating discussion with Professor Angel Hsu on the significance and challenges surrounding the Net Zero emissions goals. While companies often tout their commitment to Net Zero, a recent report...

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Episode 179: Jeremy Lent talks about finding our place in the universe by integrating science and traditional wisdom

In this wide-ranging interview, first published in 2021, Jeremy Lent discusses his fascinating new book Web of Meaning which combines findings in cognitive science, systems theory and traditional Chinese...

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Episode 178: Discussion with Paula DiPerna of the pros and cons a market based approach to our environmental problems.

In this in-depth, and spirited interview, we discuss the pros and cons of a market based approach to  our environmental problems-and climate change in particular. Paula DiPerna discusses her...

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Episode 177 Author Ned Beauman talks about his satirical extinction novel, Venemous Lumpsucker.First aired in September 2022.

In this interview, British novelist, journalist and screenwriter Ned Beauman discusses his latest novel Venomous Lumpsucker-a brilliant, darkly satirical and terrifying  novel  about endlings (the last of a species),...

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Episode 176: Interview with Mike Davis, CEO of pioneering campaigning NGO, on their work unmasking global corruption, safeguarding the environment, and advocating for human rights

In this revealing interview, Mike Davis CEO of pioneering campaigning NGO Global Witness provides an in-depth look at the work of the organization which is committed to uncovering and...

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Episode 175: Dr. Samantha Montano: Understanding Emergency Management in the Climate Change Era

In this episode, Dr Samantha Montana, an expert in disaster policy, discusses the U.S.’s approach to emergency management, specifically in the context of climate change. She highlights the complexity...

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Episode 174: Interview with Professor Daniel Aldrich on resilience and the importance of social capital in post-disaster recovery, first aired October 2021

In this deep dive on resilience, Professor Daniel Aldrich gives a fascinating overview of different ways of thinking about resilience—focussing in particular on the kind of resilience that allows...

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Episode 173: Interview with Scottish author Martin MacInnes on contemporary literature and the climate crisis

In-depth, frank, and fascinating exploration of contemporary literature’s response to current environmental crises, with contemporary Scottish author Martin MacInnes, author of the recently published, In Ascension. Martin believes that...

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Episode 172: Professor Neta Crawford discusses the emissions of the Pentagon — the world’s largest single greenhouse gas emitter.

In this eye-opening interview, Professor Neta Crawford discusses the research in her new book The Pentagon, Climate Change, and War focussing on the huge carbon footprint of the Pentagon...

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Episode 171: Interview with Dr Jeffrey Kiehl, climate scientist and Jungian analyst.

In this fascinating interview, first aired April 13th 2021, Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl brings to bear two very different ways of thinking about climate change: the scientific and the psychological—and...

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Episode 170: Interview with renowned climate scientist Will Steffen, first aired in June 2020, on the dangers of “tipping cascades” that could post an existential threat to civilization.

In this episode, Will Steffen discusses his research on cascading climate tipping points that pose a growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate change.

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Episode 169: Interview with environmental anthropologist Peter Sutoris on new models for schooling and environmental activism.

In this inspiring interview, Peter Sutoris shares the results of his research into grassroots environmental activism and education--and provides an array of ideas on teaching and community based action...

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Episode 168: Veteran activist Stephen Corry, former CEO of Survival International, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15

In this hard-hitting, no-holds barred interview, Stephen Corry, who has been working as indigenous rights activist for some 50 years, provides a coruscating analysis of the outcome of COP15.

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Episode 167: Interview with Professor Daniela Gabor on funding the transition to a low carbon economy, first aired June 2021

In this fascinating interview, first aired in June 2021, Daniela discusses the eye-opening sums of money needed to achieve a transition to a low carbon economy --how this...

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Episode 166. Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27

Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory reflects on the outcome of COP27 -- and discusse the way in which fossil fuel lobbyists operate at the COPs and within the...

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Episode 165 Interview with pioneering American political activist, urban theorist and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, first aired in January 2022

A wide-ranging and hard-hitting interview with pioneering American writer, activist, and Marxist environmentalist Mike Davis, recorded in January 2022, about the existential environmental and nuclear dangers we are facing...

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Episode 164 Harjeet Singh, head of Global Political Strategy at Climate Action Network International on his expectations for COP27

In this timely interview on the eve of COP27, Harjeet Singh shares his expectations for this COP and explains why 'Loss and Damage' compensation is the centrepiece of COP27...

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Episode 163: Interview with David Loy, professor, writer, and Zen teacher of Japanese Zen Buddhism

David Loy presents the key ideas in his latest book EcoDharma—which provides a Buddhist response to our ecological predicament - to deal with today’s environmental and other crises. A...

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Episode 162: Groundbreaking nuclear scholar Professor Elaine Scarry shares her views on today’s growing nuclear threats – and discusses how citizens and communities can prepare for emergency situations in order to preserve themselves and their autonomy.

Groundbreaking nuclear scholar and social thinker Professor Elaine Scarry shares her views on today’s growing nuclear threats –the underlying problems with the nuclear architecture and governance, and discusses how...

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Episode 161 Interview with Indian Marxist historian Vijay Prashad –looking at today’s environmental problems through a Marxist lens.shad

A wide-ranging, hard hitting discussion with Vijay Prashad exploring the environmental crises we are facing today through a Marxist lens-with a particular focus on the importance of the “common...

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Episode 160 Author Ned Beauman talks about his satirical extinction novel, Venemous Lumpsucker

Fascinating, broad ranging discussion on extinction, literary fiction and the climate crisis, environmental satire, and the commodification of nature.

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Episode 159: Deep dive on the destruction of the blue commons, with economist Guy Standing

Eye opening discussion on the destruction of the blue commons… the destruction of fragile ocean ecosystems, marine pollution, habitat destruction, and the destruction of coastal communities, driven by overfishing,...

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Episode 158: interview with McKinsey partner Peter Spiller on how to deal with Scope 3 emissions

McKinsey partner Peter Spiller shares his perspective on key questions around how to tackle Scope 3 emissions, why Scope 3 emissions matter, and he highlights some of the key...

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E157: Interview with American theologian, philosopher, and environmentalist John B. Cobb

John B. Cobb talks about his half-century long commitment to the environment, and environmental ethics, his life long work as a theologian and philosopher, and why, ay 97, he...

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Episode 156: interview with Dasha Karma Ura, President of the Center for Bhutan studies, and Gross National Happiness Research

Discussion of the Bhutanese philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) based on measures of individual and collective happiness, well-being of the population, and relationship with the environment, underpinned by...

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Episode 155: Art curator and critic Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the role of art in climate communications and activism

A wide-ranging discussion with art critic and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist on ecology and contemporary art--focussing on his work at the Serpentine Gallery in London--and the potential for climate...

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Episode 154: Interview with Professor Helen Thompson on her new book Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st century.

Fascinating interview exploring the interwoven geopolitical, economic, and political history of Western democratic societies revealing the way in which the battles for energy and for resources has ultimately led...

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Episode 111: Stanford Business School’s Professor Neil Malhotra on how to create and sustain solutions to systemic problems

A fascinating, wide-ranging, and spirited discussion about the state of social entrepreneurship and innovation today, touching on key challenges facing social innovators--and the sector as a whole.

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