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One Foot in the Black is a six-episode podcast telling the story of fire in the West—how the landscape has been shaped by fire, how climate change is remaking the rules, and how our future with fire is tied to the past.

Join hosts Joseph Vaile and Alexi Lovechio, as they explore the facts, future, and solutions of wildfire in the era of climate change. You'll hear from voices on the front lines—like cultural fire practitioners, wildland firefighters, fire scientists, and policymakers—as we write the story of our fire future together.

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One Foot in the Black is a six-episode podcast telling the story of fire in the West—how the landscape has been shaped by fire, how climate change is remaking the rules, and how our future with fire is tied to the past.

Join hosts Joseph Vaile and Alexi Lovechio, as they explore the facts, future, and solutions of wildfire in the era of climate change. You'll hear from voices on the front lines—like cultural fire practitioners, wildland firefighters, fire scientists, and policymakers—as we write the story of our fire future together.

    Changing Our Relationship With Fire

    Changing Our Relationship With Fire

    In this episode of One Foot in the Black, we look at the policies being presented to address the wildfire crisis impacting the West. We talk to policy makers and fire professionals about what it’s going to take to change our relationship to fire on the landscape. We discuss several wildfire bills that have been introduced, both on the state and federal levels, and we talk to wildland firefighters about ways to address issues on the frontlines of this growing problem.
    Featured Guests: Mike Beasley, Tim ingalsbee, Chris Chambers, Jessica Halofsky
    Hosts: Joseph Vaile, Alexi Lovechio, and Jessica Klinke

    • 25 min
    Climate Change in the Era of Megafires

    Climate Change in the Era of Megafires

    In this episode of One Foot in the Black, we look closer at how climate change is impacting fire behavior in the West, and how we’re living through an era of Megafires. We talk to fire professionals and climate scientists about the increasing intensity of fire behavior, and ask the questions: how are we going to manage fires in the era of climate change? And what does climate adaptation look like in the context of fighting fire or preparing for fire season?

    Featured Guests: Mike Beasley, Tim ingalsbee, Chris Chambers, Jessica Halofsky
    Hosts: Joseph Vaile, Alexi Lovechio, and Jessica Klinke

    • 26 min
    Communities at Risk

    Communities at Risk

    Communities in the West are increasingly built in fire prone landscapes—landscapes that have been shaped by fire, adapted to fire, and reliant upon it for ecosystem health. Communities throughout the West, like Merlin, Oregon, are looking for ways to be resilient in the face of wildfire and climate change. While communities like Paradise, California that have been impacted by wildfire are looking for new ways to rebuild. How do we begin to rethink how and where we build our communities, especially those that overlap with fire prone landscape? And how do we start to introduce fire back to the landscapes where we live?

    In this episode of One Foot in the Black, we examine communities at risk. We dive into the Wildland Urban Interface and look at ways to protect our homes, our communities, and each other. And we ask the question, how can we better plan and prepare our communities for wildfire and climate change while also learning how to build back better when we are impacted by wildfire?

    Featured Guests:
    Hosts: Joseph Vaile, Alexi Lovechio, and Jessica Klinke

    • 36 min
    Landscapes Shaped by Fire

    Landscapes Shaped by Fire

    In this episode we look to the past, stepping back to learn about the role fire has played in shaping the landscapes of the West and how humans co-existed with fire before modern wildfire suppression. Are we willing to learn from indigenous tribes about how to use fire? How can indigenous tribes be supported in traditional burning on their ancestral lands?

    We hear from tribal members and cultural fire practictioners Belinda Brown from Lomakatsi Restoration Project, and Rick O’Rourke from the Cultural Fire Management Council, along with Tim Ingalsbee from Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE), who shares with us the history of the forest service’s fire exclusion policy.

    Hosts: Joseph Vaile, Alexi Lovechio, and Jessica Klinke

    • 33 min
    Fire: the problem and the solution

    Fire: the problem and the solution

    The first episode of One Foot in the Black introduces you to the four root causes we’ve identified that increase the frequency and severity of wildfire in the West, and we begin to explore the solutions to living with fire in the era of climate change. 

    • 26 min
    Trailer: Introducing "One Foot in the Black"

    Trailer: Introducing "One Foot in the Black"

    One Foot in the Black is a six-episode podcast telling the story of fire in the West—how the landscape has been shaped by fire, how climate change is remaking the rules, and how our future with fire is tied to the past.

    Presented by KS Wild

    • 2 min

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