72 episodes

Stories and conversations about planetary change. Hosted by Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang.

Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.

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    • 4.9, 107 Ratings

Stories and conversations about planetary change. Hosted by Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang.

Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.

    Zombies, Covid-19, and The Anthropocene

    Zombies, Covid-19, and The Anthropocene

    Are you afraid of the end of the world? Sure! Who isn’t?! Sometimes, though, it’s hard to unpack all the stories we tell ourselves about the looming apocalypse. So perhaps the most popular monster of the 21st century, the freakin’ ZOMBIE, can help us unearth and confront our collective fears. Let’s do this. See you in the graveyard at midnight!

    • 38 min
    Timefulness, with Marcia Bjornerud

    Timefulness, with Marcia Bjornerud

    When I fell in love with geology, I developed a new relationship with TIME. It’s not just the vastness of Earth history that blew my mind— it’s imagining all that’s happened, all that’s transpired to make the Earth what it is today. In her book, Timefulness, Marcia Bjornerud captures this idea as well as anyone I’ve ever met. I had to talk to her. She’s my new favorite person.

    • 44 min
    2020 Earth Day Relaunch

    2020 Earth Day Relaunch

    It's been 3 years since our last episode – and we're (finally!) bringing GenAnthro back. On this episode, we learn how GenAnthro came to be, what happened, and where we go from here. Happy to be back, y'all – more episodes coming soon!

    • 24 min
    Raw Data's Origins of Power: Prelude

    Raw Data's Origins of Power: Prelude

    Cross-promotion. Introducing Raw Data's Origins of Power in Silicon Valley. How did we get here?

    • 7 min
    Sounds of the Ocean

    Sounds of the Ocean

    When you imagine ocean sounds, maybe you hear the smooth arcing songs of the humpback whale, or the energetic, rhythmic clicks and snaps of dolphins. But it turns out the oceans are home to a much wider range and diversity of sounds than we could ever imagine, and today some of them are being captured by hydrophones (underwater microphones). In this episode, we take an audio journey of the oceans, learning what sound can reveal, what scientists have yet to identify, and how the underwater soundscape is changing in the Anthropocene.

    • 23 min
    Telltale Signs

    Telltale Signs

    Two stories of ecological disruption: the great sea star wasting, and a graveyard of trembling aspens. As climate change unfolds, one of the scariest prospects is that we will witness large scale ecosystem collapse. So is that moment already upon us? Will we be able to recognize the symptoms in time, and do we have enough information to take steps in advance? In both of today’s stories, from the oceans to the mountains, scientists are trying to understand the magnitude of ecological transformation underway – and what that might mean for the future.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Boondocks birder ,

Science is something we humans do

Along with many other things like altering the climate of our home planet. This podcast covering the vastness of time and the human relationship to the earth, bringing together some amazing and cutting edge thinkers and the latest research in biology, geology, and climate science.

Murphis23 ,

A+ homerun podcast

Very smart but down-to-earth co-hosts. Seriously amazing guests. One of the only podcasts whose archives I even find worth going back and listening to, it’s that good. Up there w Entitled Opinions as an all-time great podcast.

Michael Toolan ,

Listen to this

This podcast series important, and appears to be a new take on the place of humanity in it's own history - placing our circumstance in a great historical context than I've seen elsewhere. This is really excellent content.

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