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 […]

173 – Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019
173 – Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Dominic and Cymene talk about sunburns, the petrocultural epic that is the reboot of Dynasty, and whatever ASMR is. Then (19:46) the terrific Dina Gilio-Whitaker joins us to talk about her new book, As Long as Grass Grows:The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock (Beacon, 2019). A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, Dina […]

Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019
Solar Studios Screens Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

As part of the 2019 CENHS Symposium, Solar Studios presents Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear: a short, visual reflection on the recent Deer Park ITC fire disaster. Shot primarily through a car side-mirror two weeks after the fire had “ended,” this piece reflects on the role that perspective and (in)accessibility play in […]

172 – Climate Leviathan (feat. Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright)

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019
172 – Climate Leviathan (feat. Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright)

Cymene and Dominic discuss last month’s catastrophic blackout in Venezuela on this week’s podcast. Then (17:39) we’re thrilled to have the chance to chat with Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright about their fascinating, provocative new book, Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future (Verso, 2018). We start with how the book came to be and […]

171 – Jerome Whitington

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019
171 – Jerome Whitington

Cymene and Dominic celebrate a podcast milestone and bid adieu to 1990s Democrats and their market-loving, head-kissing ways on this week’s show. Then (15:40) Dominic has a chance to chat with NYU’s Jerome Whitington who has just published a fascinating book on hydropower in Laos—a country some are calling the “battery of Southeast Asia”—entitledAnthropogenic Rivers: […]

170 – Ursula Biemann

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019
170 – Ursula Biemann

Dominic and Cymene talk about the weltschmerz of turning 10, review this week’s flood & fire news and offer handy recycling tips (e.g. don’t recycle snakes!) on this week’s podcast. We then (19:08) are delighted to welcome the marvelous video artist, curator and theorist, Ursula Biemann (https://www.geobodies.org) to the conversation; Ursula has thematized energy and […]

Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Posted by on Mar 28, 2019
Solar Studios and CENHS Screen Abbas Kiarostami’s “Five Dedicated to Ozu”

Following on from Peter Hutton’s At Sea (2007), Solar Studios and CENHS continues its Slow Cinema Series with Abbas Kiarostami’s contemplative 2003 work, Five Dedicated to Ozu. Serving as a visual homage to legendary Japanese director Yasujirō Ozu, Five consists of five 16 minute shots taken by the Caspian Sea in northern Iran and San […]