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Let's Talk About The Weather podcast explores creative approaches to global problems through ecoart, music, writing, and other media. In discussing the connections between humans and their environment through the eyes of artists, we find a fresh perspective on ecology and new ways to thrive on our favorite planet.

Let's Talk About The Weather Ashley Mazanec & John Biethan

    • Natural Sciences
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Let's Talk About The Weather podcast explores creative approaches to global problems through ecoart, music, writing, and other media. In discussing the connections between humans and their environment through the eyes of artists, we find a fresh perspective on ecology and new ways to thrive on our favorite planet.

    Flashback Friday with Regan Rosburg: Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia

    Flashback Friday with Regan Rosburg: Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia

    Today is Flashback Friday and we’re taking you back to one of Ashley’s favorite episodes - with Regan Rosburg.
    Regan Rosburg is an artist and naturalist. Recently, her work has been an investigation into society's collective grief, melancholia and mania which manifests as consumption and distraction. She has conducted biology-based research trips to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, The Pacific Northwest Coast, and the Smokey Mountains of Northeast Tennessee.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Zack Rago: Diving In with Chasing Coral Co-Star

    Zack Rago: Diving In with Chasing Coral Co-Star

    ZACKERY RAGO is the Youth Outreach Manager for Exposure Labs' Chasing Coral Impact Campaign and is thrilled to engage youth around the globe through science, art, and passion.
    Zack’s passion for coral reefs began in the Hawaiian Islands where he spent his childhood summers under the waves of the Pacific. His infatuation with coral led to a position in the marine aquarium industry for 4 years before bringing his passion to Teens4Oceans and View Into The Blue.

    • 28 min
    Beverly Naidus: Superwoman Remediating Superfund Sites

    Beverly Naidus: Superwoman Remediating Superfund Sites

    Beverly Naidus is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. While developing an innovative studio arts curriculum, she has been creating interactive installations, digital projects, artist books and narrative and conceptual drawings for over three decades.

    • 37 min
    Photographic Story Teller Noam Bedein Advocates Dead Sea Revival

    Photographic Story Teller Noam Bedein Advocates Dead Sea Revival

    Beginning in April 2016, environmental visual arts activist Noam Bedein began documenting the treasures of the Dead Sea, gathering evidence of new dramatic geological phenomena and measuring the constant and rapid receding water level.
    Scientists are warning that if something is not done immediately, all that will remain of the Dead Sea will be a small pool of salt water.
    His mission is to share the incredible beauty of this World Heritage Site using many forms of visual arts.

    • 39 min
    Ellison and Borden Amplify Ecological Culture with Design and Landscape Architecture

    Ellison and Borden Amplify Ecological Culture with Design and Landscape Architecture

    Aaron M. Ellison is the Senior Research Fellow in Ecology in Harvard’s Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Senior Ecologist & Deputy Director at the Harvard Forest, and a semi-professional photographer and writer.
    David Buckley Borden is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based interdisciplinary artist and designer. Using an accessible combination of art and design, David promotes a shared environmental awareness and heightened cultural value of ecology.

    • 34 min
    Mario Benassi: A Walk on the Wild Side of Environmental Film

    Mario Benassi: A Walk on the Wild Side of Environmental Film

    Mario Benassi is a producer, director and cinematographer dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity. National Geographic, PBS and Discovery Channel are just a few of the many organizations Benassi has worked with. Acclaimed for filming in rugged and remote jungles, Benassi has put himself in extreme situations to capture intimate moments with truly amazing wildlife.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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Purpose driven and inspiring!

The interviews conducted here are honest and eye opening. Ashley touches on some beautiful themes about our planet, about art, and about what it means to be a human being on this planet. 5 stars!

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