75 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 • 109 Ratings

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

Supported by Stanford Earth and Worldview Stanford.

    Individual Reckoning

    Individual Reckoning

    Climate change sometimes feels like a problem that can only be solved by governments, corporations, and large sectors of the economy. The truth, though, is that we as individuals can make an impact too. And, as it turns out, it's not all sacrifice. In her new book, Under the Sky We Make, Professor Kim Nicholas of Lund University explores the humanity that emerges when we're willing to do engage in a little personal reckoning.

    • 34 min
    Never A Catalytic Moment

    Never A Catalytic Moment

    At some point global warming will get so bad that the world will HAVE to take action, right? Well, maybe not. In this conversation with environmental journalist, David Roberts, we dive into the scary reality of shifting baselines syndrome. That's the human tendency to rationalize, normalize, and otherwise brush stuff under the rug. Along the way we drop a bunch of f-bombs, and also have a good chat about hope.

    • 45 min
    The Magic and Science of Psilocybin

    The Magic and Science of Psilocybin

    This episode is about magic mushrooms and the Anthropocene. Need I say more? Prepare to have mind = blown.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 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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