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The Climate Pod is a wide-ranging conversation with leading experts on the politics, economics, activism, culture, science, and social justice issues at the heart of the climate crisis. Hear from guests like Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, David Wallace-Wells, Bill Nye, Dr. Robert Bullard, Catherine Coleman Flowers, Ted Danson, Dr. Michael Mann, Rainn Wilson, Dr. Stephanie Kelton, Dr. Mark Hyman, Gov. Jay Inslee, Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and many more. Hosted by brothers Ty and B ...
 
Cancer Connections is the podcast for anyone who has been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Each episode, host Hillary Theakston and her guests have the conversations about cancer that don't always happen, but maybe should, on topics like stress and wellness, clinical trials, "exceptional" patient responses, and more. We will not have all of the answers, but we hope you’ll connect with ideas and inspiration that you need for life with cancer on your own terms. Cancer Connections is brought to ...
 
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This week, Ben Franta joins the show to talk about his latest paper, "Weaponizing Economics: Big oil, economic consultants, and climate policy delay”. He explains how fossil fuel companies knew for decades that their product was warming the planet and instead of investing in new energy options, leveraged economic experts to help slow necessary acti…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to Elizabeth Wathuti, the Global South Co-Chair of the COP26 Civil Society and Youth Advisory Council, about advocating for the Global South as one of the world's foremost young leaders in the climate movement. She explains how COP26 can better represent the n…
 
Cancer Connections introduces “The Cancer Roadmap, Part 1,” the first of two episodes exploring the shared experience many cancer patients have. Understanding the Cancer Roadmap may help to normalize the feelings and emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis as well as help patients know what to expect. Many people describe the feeling of not kno…
 
Hurricane Ida was a Category 4 hurricane, first causing massive damage to Louisiana as it made landfall and later flooding New York City and other areas across the eastern half of the United States. At the same time, the Caldor Fire and Dixie Fire are burning across South Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. Why are we experiencing more extreme weather disa…
 
This week, we talk to Dr. Richard Thaler about the new edition of his book, Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, and what we can learn from behavioral economics that better helps us understand solutions to the climate crisis. Dr. Thaler is the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contrib…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to the World Health Organization's Director of Public Health and Environment Dr. Maria Neira about the 7 million premature deaths caused by air pollution every year and what international leaders can do to adequately address the issue at COP26. Dr. Neira has b…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk to the Hon James Shaw, New Zealand's Minister for Climate Change, Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity), MP, and Co-Leader of the Green Party. We discuss what he learned from New Zealand's pandemic response and how that should inform global dis…
 
Dr. Sylvia Earle is the perfect guest for a deep dive into a very important conversation: ocean exploration and conservation. As a National Geographic Explorer At Large, Dr. Earle is an internationally renowned oceanographer and author of the forthcoming book National Geographic Ocean: A Global Odyssey, Dubbed TIME Magazine’s first ‘Hero of the Pla…
 
On this installment of our series, The Road To COP26 Presented By Octopus Energy, we talk about the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) release of part of a major report on the current state of the climate crisis, AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Hundreds of climate scientists were tasked with providing a p…
 
Our guest this episode is Dr. Beth Karlan, recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS), and a surgeon who has three decades of experience treating women with ovarian cancer. You're going to want to find a quiet space to enjoy this interview, because it's our most content-packed episode…
 
Extreme weather events have devastated communities across the globe in 2021. Wildfires, floods, and heatwaves have been made worse by human-caused climate change, just as climate scientists have warned us about for decades. This week, we talk to Dr. Andrew Dessler, one of those climate scientists who has been heeding those warnings and communicatin…
 
Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a big splash on the national stage centering his 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign on the climate crisis. Now, after his home state of Washington and much of the Pacific Northwest was devastated by a heatwave that was the deadliest weather-related disaster that area has ever experienced, he is continuing his …
 
David Wallace-Wells is no stranger to contemplating the most disruptive and devastating outcomes of the climate crisis. His pivotal 2019 book, The Uninhabitable Earth, and 2017 article of the same name detailed some of the worst disasters that awaited humanity if action on climate was further delayed. Still, in 2021, even he's surprised by what he'…
 
This is Part 2 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. You can listen to Part 1 with Jay Hakes here. Professor Meg Jacobs joins the show to discuss her fantastic book Panic At The Pump: The Energy Crisis and the Transformation of American Politics in the 1970s. We discuss the rise of young Conservatives in the 70s and how t…
 
On this episode of Cancer Connections, Clearity's founder, Laura Shawver, talks with Clearity's Scientific Director, Deb Zajchowski, about how much the field of cancer testing, treatment and research has changed in the 15 years since Laura was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. These two women, pioneers in their field, explain topics like PARP …
 
This is Part 1 of our two-part series covering the 1970s oil crises in America. The conversations in this series help us understand how the oil crises in the 1970s reshaped American politics and our ability to combat the climate crisis for the next 50 years. Jay Hakes joins the show to discuss his book Energy Crises: Nixon, Ford, Carter, and Hard C…
 
This episode kicks off The Climate Pod's "Road To COP26", our months-long series of conversations with world leaders about the importance of the United Nations' COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, and what must be accomplished in order to successfully combat the climate crisis happening around the globe. The United Kingdom's Shadow Secretary of State for J…
 
With a bipartisan agreement reportedly in place on a smaller Senate infrastructure package, President Biden has signaled he will not sign the bill without additional legislation to address climate change. Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) joins to talk about why the clean electricity standard is essential to good climate policy and action on the crisis, how i…
 
Malcolm Turnbull, the 29th Prime Minister of Australia, joins the show this week to discuss the growing threat of misinformation to liberal democracy, the role Rupert Murdoch and News Corp are playing to exacerbate the problem, the obstacles to international cooperation on reducing emissions, the responsibility and needed role of the United States …
 
Dallas Goldtooth and Jane Kleeb have been fighting pipelines for years. Like so many others, opposing the Keystone XL pipeline has been a remarkable experience in their political and personal lives and part of an ongoing fight to bring about greater racial, economic, and environmental justice. As news last week confirmed TC Energy was finished with…
 
In our first three episodes, we heard from expert physicians about the connection between stress and disease, people who have defied the odds in exceptional ways, and how addressing death thoughtfully may bring unexpected joy. But how do these ideas about the connection between stress and disease square with someone who is actually living with a ca…
 
This week, Tim Jackson joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Post Growth: Life after Capitalism. He discusses how we reshape our economy to be in better balance with our natural world, prioritize our well-being, and truly value the aspects of our society that create real prosperity - and how we got so far off-track. Tim Jackson is the Director…
 
Two great guests discuss a few of the most important aspects of the climate crisis conversation. First, Alex Steffen, author, speaker, and futurist, talks about his new newsletter, podcast, and book project called The Snap Forward. He discusses what he's most passionate about exploring in his writing after 30 years of covering the space, how we sho…
 
Last week, we saw massive news break for some of the world's biggest fossil fuel companies. ExxonMobil was one of the companies that received backlash for climate inaction and our guest this week, Dr. Naomi Oreskes, has been following the company for a long time. Her recent paper with Dr. Geoffrey Supran, “Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’…
 
Recently, NOAA released their new U.S. Climate Normals map, which is updated every ten years. It's yet another reminder that we are living in an increasingly warm world. So how will we adapt? Three expert guests join us for a roundtable discussion on how we deal with the health, economic, justice, and climate repercussions of a hotter country and p…
 
It's not just you—nobody wants to talk about death. Not only is it an uncomfortable topic to bring up, but also, as palliative care expert Dr. BJ Miller explains, it's nearly impossible to capture in words the range of feelings one can have about such a momentous and personal life event. But if we don't talk about it, what are we missing out on? Ca…
 
How do we prevent future pandemics? As COVID-19 has continued to rage across the globe, Dr. Peter J. Hotez has been working tirelessly to answer that question - in addition to leading efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and explain crucial details about the current pandemic to the public. In his new book, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Dip…
 
This week, Tony Hiss joins the show to talk about his new book, Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land to Heal the Earth. Tony talks about the history of conservation biology and highlights several people who have led conservation efforts in North America over the last 100 years. Tony Hiss is the author of 15 books, including the award-winni…
 
Are spontaneous healers medical flukes? Or is there something we can learn from them and apply to our own lives? Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, author of "Cured: The Life-Changing Science of Spontaneous Healing," talks with us about what he's learned from studying these kinds of cases for the past 15 years. Some of the topics we cover: Why it's so important …
 
This week, Cass Sunstein joins the show to discuss his new book, Averting Catastrophe: Decision Theory for COVID-19, Climate Change, and Potential Disasters of All Kinds. His book lays out how policymakers can make decisions that avoid our natural biases and result in better outcomes, especially in the face of catastrophic outcomes like those posed…
 
Join us as we talk with renowned public speaker and best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté about the well-documented link between stress and illness. In this episode, Dr. Maté and host Hillary Theakston discuss: How to talk about stress and illness in a compassionate way that doesn't shame or blame Chronic stress and its impact on the body How the way …
 
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