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A podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through personal stories. Hosted by Mary Anne Hitt & Anna Jane Joyner.

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    • 4.9 • 122 Ratings

A podcast that gets to the heart of climate change through personal stories. Hosted by Mary Anne Hitt & Anna Jane Joyner.

    S4 Ep 3 | The Uses of Sorrow: Anna Jane

    S4 Ep 3 | The Uses of Sorrow: Anna Jane

    Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental illness, substance abuse, and suicide. If these topics could be potentially triggering for you, please listen at your own discretion. 
    In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.
    For our third and final episode of NPLH, Anna Jane opens up to share her own very personal story of facing death and loss and finding the courage to go on. 
    Mental Health Resource: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Lifeline anytime, at 800-273-8255

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S4 Ep1 | The Uses of Sorrow: Amy

    S4 Ep1 | The Uses of Sorrow: Amy

    Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental illness and suicide. If these topics could be potentially triggering, please listen at your own discretion.
    In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.
    For this first episode of the final season of NPLH, we speak with Amy Westervelt. Amy is the founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network and creator of the award-winning podcast Drilled. She’s contributed to lots of national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Nation, and more. Amy is also the author of the book, Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It.
    Mental Health Resource: 
    If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Lifeline anytime, at 800-273-8255

    Under the Ground by Drew Jackson
    Life is always happening
    underground—
    the place that light has forsaken.

    Finite minds cannot take in 
    that the belly of mother Earth
    is, indeed, a womb.

    Entombed in the soil is the pip
    of a new Eden.
    Only the seed that has fallen into the pit

    can burst through into the morning dew
    to announce to weeping eyes
    that a new day has risen—

    a day in which the voices and stories of women
    are believed, their word received
    as good news,

    and the men have no problem
    following them and
    learning how to believe again.

    What I mean is this:
    the world has been flipped
    on its head.

    Heaven has invaded hell,
    the spell of death is broken,
    and the doorway opened to a new way of being.

    It all begins with seeing
    that the darkness of our world is luminous,
    and in the humus of life is where we become fully human.

    • 43 min
    S4 Ep2 | The Uses of Sorrow: Mary

    S4 Ep2 | The Uses of Sorrow: Mary

    Trigger Warning: Parts of our conversation include subject matters regarding mental health issues. If this topic could be potentially triggering for you, please listen at your own discretion. 
    In this final season of NPLH, we’re exploring the concept of loss and what it means to embrace the mystery of the future.
    For our second episode of NPLH, we’re talking with Mary Annaïsse Heglar. Mary Annaïse is a climate justice writer and co-founder and co-host of the Hot Take podcast and newsletter. Her essays have been published in Vox, the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, and other outlets. She is newly based in New Orleans. 

    Mental Health Resource: 
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

    JOANNA MACY QUOTE
    “A dance with despair... became actually the most pivotal point in the landscape of my life...to see how we are called to not run from the discomfort and not run from the grief or the feelings of outrage or even fear. If we can be fearless, to be with our pain, it turns. It doesn't stay static. It only doesn't change if we refuse to look at it. But when we look at it, when we take it in our hands, when we can just be with it and keep breathing, then it turns. It turns to reveal its other face, and the other face of our pain for the world is our love for the world, our absolutely inseparable connectedness with all life. “

    • 45 min
    Stopping the Storm with Carlos Rodriguez

    Stopping the Storm with Carlos Rodriguez

    In our season finale, we take you on a journey to Puerto Rico to meet evangelical pastor turned relief worker and climate advocate, Carlos Rodriguez. He has a powerful personal story about how the climate impacts of Hurricane Maria and Irma transformed the trajectory of his life and ministry. And he shares profound wisdom on how we can all turn “charity into solidarity” to weather the storms of the climate crisis and more. 
    Learn more about Carlos’ groundbreaking work here: https://www.happynpo.com/

    • 38 min
    Braving the Wilderness with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn

    Braving the Wilderness with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn

    In this profound and beautiful conversation, we talk with Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, Founder and CEO of Dayenu - a movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. She shares powerful stories from the Jewish faith - which provide insight, light and courage in facing dark times. She also shares rituals from the Jewish tradition that help to navigate grief, fight for justice, and honor the historic journey of Jews from oppression and slavery, through years in the wilderness, and ultimately to freedom. Her wisdom will inspire you regardless of your religion or lack thereof.

    Learn more about Dayenu here: https://dayenu.org/

    • 27 min
    Climate Anxiety as a Spiritual Quest with Sarah Wilson

    Climate Anxiety as a Spiritual Quest with Sarah Wilson

    In this episode, we chat with mental health guru meets climate rockstar, Sarah Wilson. She’s the author of “First We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety” which explores anxiety as a spiritual quest. Sarah shares how she’s found spiritual insights and courage in both her mental health journey, as well as her efforts to combat the climate crisis. And intriguely, how her anxiety, activism, and spirituality all intersect. This conversation is about finding beauty, courage, vitality, and spiritual grounding - even, and perhaps most importantly - in the hard, dark, scary places.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

Morgan Sell ,

Bringing the Light!

Wow! Climate Justice + Faith. These are the stories that will sustain us during this time. Thank you Mary Anne and Anna Jane! Just wonderful.

@&$&@&$&&& ,

Seeet, Lively, Fun & Touching

These informative conversations are wise, heart-warming and mind expanding. I like to listen first thing in the morning and carry their positive energy into my day. Highly recommend.

JustSayingJenna ,

A Podcast Must

I’d recommend this podcast to anyone. Smart conversation and unique storytelling from multiple perspectives.

Win/win!

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