On the Road from Wasteland to Wonderland
Partying with Purpose | Kofi Debrah
How can we mobilize people en masse to act on behalf to the environment? Maybe it's through song and dance. In this episode, we speak with Kofi Debrah, co-founder of Oko Forest and one of the producers of the Asa Baako music festival in Ghana, where change makers can come together to 'party with purpose'. Listen as we talk agroforestry, neocolonialism, and the power of culture and creativity to make a positive impact on the planet.
A New Approach to Innovation | Nicolas Henchoz
What role will technological innovation play on the road to universal wellbeing? In this episode, we’re speaking with Nicolas Henchoz, Founder and Director of the EPFL+ECAL Lab in Lausanne, Switzerland. The EPFL+ECAL is a collaboration between Lausanne’s major technical university and art and design school, focused on fostering innovation at the crossroads of technology, design, and architecture. We ask Nicolas why he thinks this multidisciplinary approach to technological advancement is so important in our path forward as a society.
What Do You Really Know About Banking? | Ellen Brown
Where does money actually come from? What's the difference between a private bank and a public bank? These questions and more are answered in our interview with Ellen Brown, Chairman of the Public Banking Institute and author of several books on financial reform. We ask her to break down the banking system and share her thoughts on changes we need to make to achieve a more stable and equitable monetary system for the COVID crisis and beyond.
When the Ice Melts | Dominique Perret
When we can see the impact of the climate crisis on our own lives, we become motivated to act. That has certainly been the case for Dominique Perret. Dominique is one of the world's most accomplished off-piste skiers who became a leader in the fight against climate change after noticing drastic changes to our mountains and glaciers. We ask Dominique to share his personal story with climate change and what he thinks it will take to get more people engaged on this critical issue.
The Climate Explainer | Will Hackman
Political polarization and misinformation have led to many people to become confused by or completely disengaged from conversations about the climate. Now, Will Hackman is working on a way to address that disengagement. Will is an environmental policy advocate working in Washington D.C. who has dubbed himself the Climate Explainer. Through his advocacy (and a new book he’s writing), Will is connecting people to their personal stake in protecting our planet with the hope that more widespread support will lead to the policy outcomes we need to decarbonize our economy.
Redefining Growth | Barbara Buchner
Is it possible to build a world economy that actually stops climate change? In this episode, we get to hear from Dr. Barbara Buchner, executive director of Climate Finance at the Climate Policy Initiative. Barbara believes whole-heartedly that we can solve climate change, address economic disparity, and prosper like never before.
Hot topics and great selection of interviewed personalities
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Brilliant interviews, brilliant interviewees
I can only second the other positive reviews, so I won’t repeat the same points. What strikes me especially is the impressive lineup of interviewees. I just finished listening to the podcast with Kate Raworth, and I feel like someone hit me over the head with a frying pan - in a good way: my brain is resonating with the concepts and ways of presenting them.
Mel & Stef are terrific interviewers. I subscribed the minute I had heard their interview with Eveline Lindner. Their questions are subtle as is their presence, and they elicit extraordinary insights from their interviewees. And the people they interview are super interesting too. I can see why such movers and shakers and thinker say yes to being on this podcast! My worldview is being expanded episode by episode 😊