Ep. # 62 – Stephen Gardiner

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017
Ep. # 62 – Stephen Gardiner

Cymene and Dominic honor the new river citizens of Aotearoa-New Zealand and India and try to give certain politicians credit where credit is due. Then (13:53) we welcome to the pod University of Washington philosopher Stephen Gardiner to talk about his philosophical work on climate change. We discuss his background in virtue ethics and how […]

Ep. #61 – Geoffrey Bowker

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017
Ep. #61 – Geoffrey Bowker

On this week’s spring break edition of the Cultures of Energy podcast, Cymene and Dominic talk about the dangers of hiking and Trump’s budget. Then [10:37] we welcome to the podcast the ever delightful Geof Bowker. With Geof we talk about why infrastructure studies has become such a lively area of research in the human […]

Ep. #60 – David Hughes

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017
Ep. #60 – David Hughes

Cymene and Dominic read their spam and ruminate on the evolving alien intelligence of the interweb. Then (14:40) our old friend David Hughes from Rutgers joins the conversation. We consider the carbon footprint of academic life and then turn to his excellent and brand spanking new book, Energy Without Conscience: Oil, Climate Change, and Complicity […]

Ep. #59 – Lisa Messeri

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017
Ep. #59 – Lisa Messeri

Dominic and Cymene marvel at the rise of transplanetary anthropology on this week’s podcast, as well as outer space films (and sexed up goblins). Then (16:08) we welcome the University of Virginia’s celestial Lisa Messeri to the conversation. A lively chat about her research with exoplanetary scientists follows. Lisa reminds us of the extraterrestrial roots […]

Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017
Ep. #58 – Standing Rock Forever (feat. Jaskiran Dhillon)

On this week’s episode of the Cultures of Energy podcast Cymene processes the news of the clearance of the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock with the help of Jaskiran Dhillon (New School). They talk about the origins of the #NoDAPL resistance, what it achieved, the new front lines of the struggle and what will […]

Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017
Ep. #57 – Timothy Mitchell

Cymene and Dominic take a break from the political chaos and happily nostalgize the 1970s. Then (13:57) to help us better understand what kind of carbon autocracy/democracy we’re living in these days, we welcome to podcast political theorist, historian and zen master of all things carbon, Timothy Mitchell from Columbia University. Tim explains that autocracy […]

Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017
Ep. #56 – Jessica Barnes

Cymene and Dominic talk acupuncture, evil clone henchmen, environmentally questionable NYT recipes, and the interpretation of dreams. Then (15:30) we are joined by Jessica Barnes, author of Cultivating the Nile: The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt (Duke UP 2014), from the Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina. We talk about how […]

Ep. #55 – Gabrielle Hecht

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017
Ep. #55 – Gabrielle Hecht

In a fittingly bizarre intro for these political times, Cymene and Dominic share weird fantasies and actual plans for resistance. We then (11:57) welcome to the podcast renowned historian and ethnographer of nuclear energy, Gabrielle Hecht from the University of Michigan, author of Being Nuclear and The Radiance of France (MIT Press). Gabrielle tells us […]

Ep. #54 – Saving Environmental Data (feat. Michelle Murphy & Nick Shapiro)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017
Ep. #54 – Saving Environmental Data (feat. Michelle Murphy & Nick Shapiro)

Dominic and Cymene briefly review The Disaster (week 1) and remind themselves that the best way to resist the schemes of evil rich men is to make full use of our strengths as a diverse majority. Turning to concrete projects that we should all be getting excited about and involved in, we happily welcome (8:51) […]

Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017
Ep. #53 – Jón Gnarr

Cymene and Dominic talk about, what else, the future tomorrow will bring. To sprinkle a little comedy on our tragedy, [12:37] Dominic has a chance to catch up with old friend Jón “Houstonsson” Gnarr, famed Icelandic writer, actor, comedian, former mayor of Reykjavík, co-founder of The Best Party, and now part-time Texan. Jón explains why […]