15 episodes

The Response is a documentary podcast series exploring the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of disasters. Spanning the globe, each episode takes a deep dive into a unique location to uncover the extraordinary stories that are hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life.

The podcast is part of a broader series from Shareable which includes a documentary film, articles, and how to guides. Find out more at www.shareable.net/the-response

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The Response is a documentary podcast series exploring the remarkable communities that arise in the aftermath of disasters. Spanning the globe, each episode takes a deep dive into a unique location to uncover the extraordinary stories that are hidden just beneath the surface of everyday life.

The podcast is part of a broader series from Shareable which includes a documentary film, articles, and how to guides. Find out more at www.shareable.net/the-response

    A Permanent Real Estate Cooperative to combat the affordable housing crisis

    A Permanent Real Estate Cooperative to combat the affordable housing crisis

    The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EBPREC), facilitates black, indigenous, people of color, and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties. We spoke with Noni Session, the organization’s executive director, about what they’re doing to achieve systemic solutions to the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis. 

    • 30 min
    Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters

    Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters

    Announcing that our new book, “The Response: Building Collective Resilience in the Wake of Disasters”, is available now. Visit www.theresponsepodcast.org to get a free eBook!

    This collection of interviews, case studies, guides, and personal stories is designed to deepen the understanding of community led disaster response and support deeper engagement between neighbors, family, and friends In preparation for a future together.

    • 2 min
    Documentary #6: Reimagining Paradise in an age of climate disruption

    Documentary #6: Reimagining Paradise in an age of climate disruption

    In this age of climate disruption and record shattering mega-fires, hurricanes, and the many other disasters wrecking havoc around the world, how do you rebuild from scratch? 

    And perhaps a more relevant question for places like Paradise, California or Onagawa, Japan is: how do you rebuild a town better than it was before? Not just recreating the old systems and structures that weren't working for most people in the first place, but rebuilding with more resilience, equity, and humanity?

    • 31 min
    Bottom-up politics in urban landscapes: Interview with author Barbara Brown Wilson

    Bottom-up politics in urban landscapes: Interview with author Barbara Brown Wilson

    This week we’re bringing you an extended interview with author Barbara Brown Wilson, an assistant professor of Urban and Environmental Planning and the Director of Inclusion and Equity in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

    Her current research projects include understanding how grassroots community networks re-frame public infrastructure in more climate and culturally appropriate ways across the U.S.

    • 31 min
    Documentary #5: Inequality, structural racism, and the fight for justice after the Grenfell Tower fire

    Documentary #5: Inequality, structural racism, and the fight for justice after the Grenfell Tower fire

    The Response revisits a disaster that has its roots in inequality, austerity, and institutional racism. On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment building in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced the building to a shell. Seventy-two people lost their lives, making the Grenfell Fire the United Kingdom’s deadliest disaster since World War II.

    • 35 min
    Preparing for climate chaos now: Interview with disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano

    Preparing for climate chaos now: Interview with disasterologist Dr. Samantha Montano

    In this extended interview, Series Producer Robert Raymond spoke with Dr. Samantha Montano, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management & Disaster Science at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Dr. Montano’s research focuses on a wide scope of topics within the field of emergency management, including community organizing, emergent groups (particularly during recovery), preparedness for recovery, and disaster volunteerism.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Ann in Vancouver ,

The Respons Podcast

Inspiring tale of communities coming together after disaster. Lots of fantastic insight into how disaster can provide a springboard for fostering cooperation and how important individuals are to the process.

Well told.

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