Ep. #100 – Robert Macfarlane

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017
Ep. #100 – Robert Macfarlane

On this week’s landmark 100th episode of the podcast, the artist-almost-known-as-Bebeny tells the true crime story behind her name. Then (14:07) we welcome to the centenary party celebrated writer (and walker!) Robert Macfarlane, author most recently of Landmarks (PenguinRandomHouse, 2015) as well as a frequent contributor to The Guardian. We start with how Rob got […]

On the Cheap: ‘A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things’ (2017)

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017
On the Cheap: ‘A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things’ (2017)

Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore. A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017. 311 pages. ISBN 9780520293137 (hardback). US $24.95. “Keeping things cheap is expensive,” write Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore in A History of […]

Ep. #99 – Kath Weston

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017
Ep. #99 – Kath Weston

Cymene and Dominic review this week’s blue wave and talk about becoming a more multispecies household. Then (10:57) we welcome to the podcast the brilliant and wise Kath Weston to talk about her new book Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World (Duke UP, 2017). We begin with the […]

Cultures of Energy 7

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017
Cultures of Energy 7

CENHS is pleased to announce Cultures of Energy 7 will be held from April 12-14, 2018. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017
Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

This post is a hybrid of sorts: part review, part advertisement, and part reflection. Advertising their production of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play (2012), Houston’s Obsidian Theater asks: “How does ‘The Simpsons’ become almost a religion, 75 years after a global catastrophe?” An intriguing new play, Mr. Burns considers the role of theatre […]

USC Berggruen Fellowship: The Transformation of the Human

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017
USC Berggruen Fellowship: The Transformation of the Human

Fellowship Seeks Innovative Thinkers USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Berggruen Institute will sponsor up to five (5) fellowships at the University of Southern California for the academic year 2018-2019. The selected USC Berggruen Fellows will work on the topic area of “The Transformation of the Human”: New technologies are changing […]

Ep. #98 – Allan Stoekl

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017
Ep. #98 – Allan Stoekl

It’s been a big week in Houston between Halloween and the World Series (Go Astros!) and your co-hosts process all that as well as recent developments in the investigation of Honduran land activist Berta Caceres’s murder. Then (9:17) we are delighted to welcome OG energy humanist (and birthday boy!) Allan Stoekl to talk about his […]

Book Review–A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017
Book Review–A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change, Stephen M. Gardiner (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 489 pages. Stephen Gardiner’s book A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change is influential in environmental ethics. Climate change is the most intractable environmental issue. It is not only a technical, economic, and […]

Visualizing Climate Change Workshop @ Georgia Tech

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017

https://modlangs.gatech.edu/events/item/594225

Ep. #97 – Nikhil Anand

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017
Ep. #97 – Nikhil Anand

Cymene and Dominic talk about Al Gore’s visit to Rice and share thoughts on going solar both at home and in Puerto Rico. Then (12:25) we welcome Nikhil Anand from the University of Pennsylvania to the podcast to talk about his fascinating new book, Hydraulic City: Water and the Infrastructures of Citizenship in Mumbai (Duke […]