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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ep. #96 – Matthew Burtner

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017
Ep. #96 – Matthew Burtner

Dominic and Cymene talk surprise interspecies encounters. Then (11:08) we talk to composer, musician and sonic activist Matthew Burtner (http://matthewburtner.com , http://www.ecosono.org) about his work in ecoacoustics that touches on environmental issues ranging from multispecies relations to climate change. Matthew explains how his upbringing in Alaska created an early interest in the environment and led […]

Ep. #95 – Gretchen Bakke

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017
Ep. #95 – Gretchen Bakke

Ofcymene and Ofdominic share their thoughts on The Handmaid’s Tale and then (17:20) we are delighted to welcome to the podcast, Gretchen Bakke, anthropologist and author of the celebrated The Grid: The Fraying Wires between Americans and our Energy Future (Bloomsbury, 2016). We begin with this week’s announcement of the termination of the Clean Power […]

Ep. #94 – The Yes Men

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017
Ep. #94 – The Yes Men

Your co-hosts compare inaction on gun violence to inaction on climate change and rant a little about how we can hope for a better future world when we can’t even make our communities safe in the present. Then (17:57), in the name of improving our political edutainment, we welcome to the podcast, The Yes Men, […]

Ep. #93 – John Broome

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017
Ep. #93 – John Broome

Dominic and Cymene chat about community wind power, bioplastics, sucropolitics, and the inevitability of edible children’s toys. Then (11:10) Cymene sits down to talk with economist-turned-philosopher John Broome, Emeritus Professor at Oxford and author of Climate Matters: Ethics in a Warming World (Norton, 2012) to talk about morality, ethics and climate change. John explains why […]

Ep. #92 – Roy Scranton

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017
Ep. #92 – Roy Scranton

Dominic and Cymene share fun facts about ice worms and water bears on this week’s bonus episode of the podcast. Then (9:27) we continue our effort to process this storm season philosophically by welcoming old friend and new dad, Roy Scranton, to the podcast. We start with his now all-too-prescient NYT article, “When the Next […]

Ep. #91 – Environmental Injustice at the EPA

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017
Ep. #91 – Environmental Injustice at the EPA

Cymene and Dominic wonder whether haunted houses can help in the fight against climate change. Then (11:55) we welcome Britt Paris (UCLA) and Sara Wylie (Northeastern U) to the podcast to bring us up to speed on what the Environmental Data Governance Initiative (EDGI, https://envirodatagov.org) has been doing to monitor the unfolding anti-science agenda at […]

Ep. #90 – Low Carbon Leisure & Pleasure (Live at Nerd Nite Austin!)

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017
Ep. #90 – Low Carbon Leisure & Pleasure (Live at Nerd Nite Austin!)

Please enjoy our first ever live Cultures of Energy show in which Cymene, Dominic and Penn sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen (of Hot & Bothered podcast fame, https://www.dissentmagazine.org/tag/hot-bothered) talk to Nerd Nite Austin about how to expand our emotional range when dealing with the Anthropocene, the limits of environmental austerity messaging for changing high carbon behavior […]