182 – Heather Davis

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019
182 – Heather Davis

Your cohosts report on the adventures of Cymene’s birthday week. We then (10:41) revel in the glory of having the most excellent Heather Davis (https://heathermdavis.com)—co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies (London: Open Humanities Press, 2015) and editor of Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada (MAWA and McGill-Queen’s UP, 2017)—from the New […]

Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Urban Greenspace

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019
Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Urban Greenspace

by Zoe Parker **This piece is a shorter version of Zoe Parker’s essay, which won the 2019 Greene Prize for Environmental Writing by an undergraduate.** Introduction Urbanization is increasing the proportion of people living in cities (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Driven by population pressure, urban development is often accompanied by environmental and human health burdens […]

181 – Nigel Clark

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019
181 – Nigel Clark

Cymene and Dominic discuss a strange effort to police sugar packet play on this week’s podcast. Then (15:52) we are delighted to welcome Nigel Clark to the conversation. Nigel is Chair of Social Sustainability and Human Geography at Lancaster University (https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/nigel-clark). He is the author of Inhuman Nature: Sociable Life on a Dynamic Planet (2011) and co-editor […]

180 – Max Liboiron

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019
180 – Max Liboiron

It’s a dazzling display of randomness to open this week’s podcast as your co-hosts discuss the Inslee/DNC fracas, writing memoirs in the forest, whether “in the danceline” can sub for “in the pipeline” and then Cymene coins the word “heteropuntal.” Then (18:03) we are very fortunate to welcome Max Liboiron (https://maxliboiron.com) to the podcast. Max […]

179 – Nicole Starosielski

Posted by on May 30, 2019
179 – Nicole Starosielski

On this week’s pod, we firstly recall the happy days of After Oil School 2: Solarity. Then (14:31) your co-hosts share their conversation with the amazing Nicole “NicStar” Starosielski (NYU) about about her fascinating new book project Media Hot and Cold,which offers a deep dive into all things thermocultural. We talk with Nicole about how her […]

178 – Chris Kelty

Posted by on May 23, 2019
178 – Chris Kelty

Dominic and Cymene talk about HBO’s Chernobyl and discuss whether humans will eventually try to breed chihuahua-scale alligators. Then (18:45) we welcome the multitalented Chris Kelty to the podcast to talk about his forthcoming book, The Participant(https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo44520895.html) and his recent fieldwork on animal control in Los Angeles. Chris explains how the challenge of describing experience is […]

177 – Recentering Energy Justice

Posted by on May 16, 2019
177 – Recentering Energy Justice

We give Mexican President AMLO a piece of our minds on this week’s podcast for doubling down on extractivist petronationalism. Then (15:43) Cymene and Dominic report back from the “Recentering Energy Justice” symposium at UC Santa Barbara, which was the culminating event of UCSB’s Mellon Foundation funded Sawyer Seminar on “Energy Justice in Global Perspective” […]

176 – Jason Cons

Posted by on May 9, 2019
176 – Jason Cons

In a time- and perspective-bending intro segment possibly designed by friend of the pod Chris Nolan, Cymene and Dominic are joined by Jason Cons (jasoncons.net) from the University of Texas who helps us to introduce his own interviewin order that we can talk about the impact of last week’s Cyclone Fani on Bangladesh. The news, as […]

175 – Kathryn Yusoff

Posted by on May 2, 2019
175 – Kathryn Yusoff

Cymene and Dominic talk about homemade treadmills and the virtues of wasting time on this week’s podcast. Then (15:33) we welcome the one and only Kathryn Yusoff, Professor of Inhuman Geography (best job title ever!) at Queen Mary University of London. Her title mojo is virtually unstoppable because her latest book is called A Billion Black […]

174 – Stuart Gibbs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019
174 – Stuart Gibbs

FINALLY an episode of the Cultures of Energy podcast that is for once totally wholesome and family-friendly and appropriate to listen to with your kids! Cymene and Dominic share their own thoughts about talking to children about climate change. And then (13:51) we welcome an author that will be well known (especially to listeners aged […]