Ep. #74 – Amelia Moore

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017
Ep. #74 – Amelia Moore

Cymene and Dominic process today’s news about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement as well as yesterday’s ExxonMobil shareholder insurrection, which will force the company to start measuring the size of its carbon bubble. Then (18:03) we turn to sunnier places and faces and welcome Amelia Moore from the University of Rhode Island to […]

Ep. #72 – Alexei Yurchak

Posted by on May 18, 2017
Ep. #72 – Alexei Yurchak

To help us sort through a week dominated by spiraling Russo-American political intrigue, we welcome (13:01) to the podcast Berkeley anthropologist, Alexei Yurchak, analyst extraordinaire of all things late Soviet and post Soviet, and author of the award-winning Everything was Forever Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (Princeton, 2005). We trace the […]

Ep. #71 – Mike Hulme

Posted by on May 11, 2017
Ep. #71 – Mike Hulme

Dominic and Cymene hide in the bushes to talk existential terror and low carbon pleasure. We then (10:23) chat with famed geographer Mike Hulme, author of Can Science Fix Climate Change? and Why We Disagree About Climate Change, about his 35 years of research on climate. We talk about the many meanings of the term […]

Ep. #70 – Kairn Klieman

Posted by on May 4, 2017
Ep. #70 – Kairn Klieman

Cymene and Dominic discuss possible raccoon attacks that may have occurred near Marfa, the cuteness and moxie of javelinas, and the worst table service in Texas. Then (14:13) we welcome long time CENHS co-conspirator Kairn Klieman, from the University of Houston’s History Department, to the podcast. Kairn talks about her dissertation research, which challenged western […]

Ep. #68 – Matthew Taylor

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017
Ep. #68 – Matthew Taylor

Dominic and Cymene talk diet soda, dementia and the art of titling books and then (13:40) we welcome to the pod UNC English professor Matthew Taylor, author of Universes without Us: Posthuman Cosmologies in American Literature (U Minnesota Press, 2013), to talk about, among other things, the ethics and politics of posthumanism. Matt shares thoughts […]

Ep. #67 – Cultures of Energy 6

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017
Ep. #67 – Cultures of Energy 6

A special bonus podcast this week offers a mosaic of keywords and reflections from participants in CENHS’s annual energy humanities extravaganza. Cymene and Dominic lead things off with a discussion of Margaret Thatcher’s own private restroom and what it takes to be identified as an artist these days. Then (14:25) Leah Stokes (UC Santa Barbara) […]

Ep. #66 – Daniel Barber

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017
Ep. #66 – Daniel Barber

Your co-hosts chat about the return of Veep and a new indie film under production by the rogue AI of the American Anthropological Association’s panel submissions system, Being Chris Kelty. Then we welcome architectural historian Daniel Barber from Penn Design to the podcast to talk about the history of solar homes and what past ventures […]

Ep. #65 – Saskia Sassen

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017
Ep. #65 – Saskia Sassen

Your co-hosts chat about hyperloops, hydrarails and that time Newt Gingrich flirted with Cymene. Then (16:54) renowned sociologist Saskia Sassen joins us to share her thinking about our contemporary environmental predicament. We talk about finance as the steam engine of our era, the reasons for its recent rise, and whether Saskia feels that finance can […]

Ep. #64 – Hannah Appel

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017
Ep. #64 – Hannah Appel

Dominic and Cymene discuss this week’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan and Cymene’s 1980s close encounter with Adam Ant. Then (14:55) we are delighted to welcome UCLA anthropologist Hannah Appel to the podcast. We grade Rex Tillerson’s performance as an oil exec and transition from there to Hannah’s research on the oil industry in […]

Ep. #63 – TheGreatClimatePodSummit2017 (feat. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017
Ep. #63 – TheGreatClimatePodSummit2017 (feat. Kate Aronoff and Daniel Aldana Cohen)

On this week’s special bonus episode, ClimateKitten45 and CarbonYeti27 kick things off by scheming on how to get a million YouTube subscribers. Then we expand to become a fantastic foursome of climate podcasters when we welcome (10:23) writer Kate Aronoff (In These Times) and writer/sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen (U Penn), co-hosts of the Hot & […]