45 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 • 187 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 44: Solving the Plastic Crisis with Seaweed

    Episode 44: Solving the Plastic Crisis with Seaweed

    Sometimes the water-related titles really write themselves. This week, Molly goes under the sea with Julia Marsh of Sway, which is developing a replacement for plastic using seaweed. Julia explains that seaweed is abundant, regenerative, and can be made into a replacement for single-use plastics using almost the exact same processes that are currently used to make plastic. Also, this is a woman who really, really loves seaweed.
    RESOURCES & LINKS 
    Sway: https://swaythefuture.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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    • 36 min
    Episode 43: Enphase and a Pool of Energy at Every Home

    Episode 43: Enphase and a Pool of Energy at Every Home

    Molly Wood talks to Raghu Belur, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Enphase Energy, about the company's pioneering work in decentralized solar power and their vision for a distributed, software-driven energy system that puts renewable power and storage in the hands of homes and businesses. They discuss Enphase's origins back in Clean Tech 1.0, the importance of microinverters, the role of batteries, and the policy challenges (ahem, California) that are shaping the adoption of distributed energy resources.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Enphase Energy: https://enphase.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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    • 34 min
    Episode 42: Making a Splash with Vertical Farming

    Episode 42: Making a Splash with Vertical Farming

    This week, we’re talking about sustainable food production—both an adaptation and a mitigation opportunity. Molly Wood talks with Alexander Olesen, co-founder and CEO of Babylon Micro-farms, who shares the journey from a student project aimed at feeding people in refugee camps to developing small-scale, remotely managed vertical farming systems. This startup is focused on installing beautiful micro-farms in stores, campuses, senior centers, educational spaces, and other facilities that can benefit from growing food onsite. But we also tackle the bigger picture about traditional farming, such as soil degradation and high greenhouse gas emissions, and explore how controlled environment agriculture and hydroponics present a resource-efficient solution.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Babylon Micro-Farms: https://babylonmicrofarms.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 41: Diving into Urban EV Charging with It's Electric

    Episode 41: Diving into Urban EV Charging with It's Electric

    In this episode of Everybody in the Pool, Molly Wood speaks with Tiya Gordon, co-founder of It’s Electric, a company focused on overcoming the challenges of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in urban areas. They delve into the barriers to EV adoption, emphasizing the lack of accessible charging options for city dwellers without private parking. It’s Electric proposes a novel solution by installing small, bollard-style chargers powered by adjacent buildings, avoiding the need for extensive infrastructure and utility coordination. This approach not only promises to expand EV charging access in densely populated areas but also offers building owners a revenue-sharing model, turning every participating building into a potential charging station. The goal: make it easy to transition to electric vehicles no matter where you live.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    It’s Electric: https://www.itselectric.us/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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    • 32 min
    Episode 40: A Splash of Hope Against Food Waste

    Episode 40: A Splash of Hope Against Food Waste

    This episode of Everybody in the Pool dives into the pressing issue of food waste and its significant impact on the climate crisis. Molly talks with Jordan Schenck, the Chief Customer Officer at Flashfood, exploring the staggering fact that 30-40% of the US food supply is wasted at various stages from production to household disposal. This results in a colossal loss of approximately $161 billion annually and contributes massively to greenhouse gas emissions, notably methane, due to food decomposition in landfills. Also it’s just dumb, because it’s food, people. Flashfood is an app that lets grocery stores sell surplus or near-expiry items at half the price, reducing waste and providing consumers with affordable food options, and letting margin-strapped grocery stores make a little extra, too.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Flashfood: https://www.flashfood.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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    • 32 min
    Episode 39: Geothermal: The Pool's Underground Heater

    Episode 39: Geothermal: The Pool's Underground Heater

    This week on Everybody in the Pool, we’re sticking with renewable energy! Wind and solar often steal the renewable spotlight, but geothermal energy—derived from the Earth's constant underground heat—offers a clean, infinite source of power for heating and cooling. This week, we’re joined by retired NHL great Mike Richter, who has an amazing career pivot story into climate finance and resource deployment. He’s currently the CEO of Brightcore Energy, which does all kinds of sustainable energy retrofitting for the built environment, and which, lately, is specifically focused on ground source heat pumps, using geothermal energy to heat and cool buildings even in dense urban areas, like Manhattan.
    RESOURCES & LINKS
    Brightcore Energy: https://brightcoreenergy.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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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
187 Ratings

187 Ratings

pengcognito ,

Antidote to dooooooom

There’s probably no one big solution (short of consumer-ready fusion?) but lots and lots of little ones. This is a great place to learn about some of them.

I’m a long time fan of Molly Wood, and I love that she’s bringing her no-nonsense investigatory style to the do-something side of the issue.

(Weirdly enough, I learned about this podcast from an interview on another podcast that I was listening tto while working out - in the pool.)

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.

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