37 episodes

Enough with the "problem porn." We all know the climate crisis is a big deal. This podcast is entirely about solutions and the people who are building them. Entrepreneurs are inventing miracles; the business world is shifting; individuals are overhauling their lives; an entirely new economy is being born. Don't be the last one in.
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Everybody in the Pool Molly Wood

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 179 Ratings

Enough with the "problem porn." We all know the climate crisis is a big deal. This podcast is entirely about solutions and the people who are building them. Entrepreneurs are inventing miracles; the business world is shifting; individuals are overhauling their lives; an entirely new economy is being born. Don't be the last one in.
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    Episode 36: Wading Into AI and Biodiversity

    Episode 36: Wading Into AI and Biodiversity

    This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re featuring a panel discussion moderated by Molly at the GreenBiz conference, held in Phoenix, AZ, in February. The conversation blends tech and climate and three amazing professionals talking about how AI (the other hottest topic on the planet, if you’ll pardon the very scary pun) can help with efforts to heal nature and restore biodiversity. Molly spoke with Elizabeth Hunter, co-founder and COO of a robotics and AI biodiversity startup called TreeSwift; Melanie Nakagawa, chief sustainability officer at Microsoft; and Millie Chapman, a postdoctoral fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and Climate Change AI.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Video version: https://www.greenbiz.com/events/greenbiz/sessions/ai-nature-climate-and-beyond-how-new-tech-transforming-sustainabilityTreeSwift: https://www.treeswift.com/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-pool Please subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com!

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    • 22 min
    Episode 35: Why Swim When You Can Fly

    Episode 35: Why Swim When You Can Fly

    This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re going a little sci-fi with a startup that spun out of Google and is trying to reinvent urban mobility. And by that I mean they’re developing modular electric tram systems that would take passengers around dense urban areas, hospital or college campuses, or maybe, you know, Google, on a series of cables suspended above buildings and streets. This means reducing the number of cars on the road, sure, but it also means we can build new cities, housing developments, and urban centers that have density without resource-hogging skyscrapers, and which don’t need a ton of extra land for parking and multi-lane highways and such. Wild? Sure. Doable? We’ll see. Interesting? Absolutely. With Swyft Cities founder and CEO Jeral Poskey.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Swyft Cities: https://swyftcities.com/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-poolPlease subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com!

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    • 35 min
    Episode 34: Sustainable Prefab: the Wave of the Future

    Episode 34: Sustainable Prefab: the Wave of the Future

    This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re back to buildings! Buildings and the built environment are responsible for as much as 40 percent of carbon emissions and energy demand. In fact, a UN report from 2022 found that although the buildings and construction industry has done some investing in energy efficiency and more sustainable processes, its emissions hit an all-time high that year, after a brief dip during the pandemic. Solutions lie in more sustainable building practices, denser housing, and better building materials, and this week’s guest is doing all three. Plant Prefab sustainably builds multi-unit housing in super high-tech automated factories. This week’s guest is founder and former CEO Steve Glenn.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Plant Prefab: https://www.plantprefab.com/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-pool Please subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com!

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    • 26 min
    Episode 33: Soaking up Carbon From the Atmosphere

    Episode 33: Soaking up Carbon From the Atmosphere

    This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re exploring a topic that once seemed fanciful, unlikely at best, and even slightly controversial: carbon removal. Literally, taking carbon dioxide out of the air and storing it so it doesn’t keep warming the planet. In fact, in 2022, the UN released a report that essentially said developing carbon removal technology is not optional, in addition to cutting emissions, if we want to keep warming to manageable (ie, not catastrophic) levels. So this week, we’re talking with one of the most promising players in the space, Spiritus, whose CEO Charles Cadieu details the novel material they’ve invented that will eventually become orchards of carbon-absorbing “fruits.”
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Spiritus: https://spiritus.com/enAll episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-poolPlease subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com!

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    • 34 min
    Episode 32: Activate: Filling the Pool with Geniuses

    Episode 32: Activate: Filling the Pool with Geniuses

    Welcome back to Everybody in the Pool. This week: how to get to the major breakthroughs that a lot of people think are necessary if we’re going to stop or even reverse the worst effects of human-caused climate change. Breakthroughs take money, yes, and they also take brilliant people, full stop! Scientists, inventors, wild-eyed optimists—the people who have ideas and need support, training, funding, and encouragement to see them through or come up with other brilliant ideas. Enter Activate, a nonprofit fellowship that provides all of that to scientist-entrepreneurs, in hopes of making sure there are more of them in every room where decisions are being made. This week, Molly talks with Activate’s new CEO, Cyrus Wadia. Enjoy!
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Activate: https://www.activate.org/All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-pool Please subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com!

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    • 28 min
    Episode 31: CES is in the Deep End

    Episode 31: CES is in the Deep End

    Welcome back to Everybody in the Pool in 2024! We’re getting a bit of a late start this year because Molly was at CES in Las Vegas last week, which turned out to be a stealth sustainability show. On this week’s episode, we caught up with Stefan Solyom, CTO of Pebble, which is making a completely electric travel trailer—think RV—that can sustain itself off the grid for up to a week, power your home like a giant backup battery, back up and park itself, and has tech built inside that puts all other glamping to shame. Plus, flying cars. No, really. Lots of them! Welcome back and happy New Year!
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    The Pebble RV: https://pebblelife.com/From the newsletter: Is it the age of EVTOLs?All episodes: https://www.everybodyinthepool.com/Subscribe to the Everybody in the Pool newsletter: https://www.mollywood.co/Become a member and get an ad-free version of the podcast: https://plus.acast.com/s/everybody-in-the-pool Please subscribe and tell your friends about EITP! Send feedback or become a sponsor at in@everybodyinthepool.com

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
179 Ratings

179 Ratings

Lshishk ,

A wonderful listen

I’ve been a fan of Molly Wood for years but dragged my feet on adding another climate change podcast to my listening but after catching one episode I’m all in. Molly is a great moderator. She has fascinating guests with great ideas. It’s easy to listen and I’m binging all the episodes to catch up. I’m inspired and learning a lot.

A Scotts Valley fan ,

Informative podcast

I am a long time fan of Molly Wood from her CNET days and listened to her on Make me smart. I learn from every podcast.

mtnrmaniac ,

Glad to have Molly back!

Enjoyed Molly on Make Me Smart for years, now glad she’s back podcasting, and on such an important topic! It’s so good to have a strong voice focusing not on the doom and gloom of climate change, but on the solutions that can help solve it (something I’ve devoted my professional life to, as well). Just a few episodes in and already learning a lot. So many solutions not only address the climate challenge, but just make our lives better, period. Who wouldn’t want that! I see a binge coming up over the holidays.

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