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In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action.

Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, chaired the first United Nations World Environment Day held in the US, and founded the Business Council on Climate Change and Green Cities California. He worked for non-profits including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) where he helped protect millions of acres for wildlife and held corporations accountable. He thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is a trusted source for environmental stories and appears frequently in the New York Times, BBC, Economist, Los Angeles Times, NPR and other media outlets. 

PODSHIP EARTH Jared Blumenfeld

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    • 4.8, 247 Ratings

In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action.

Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, chaired the first United Nations World Environment Day held in the US, and founded the Business Council on Climate Change and Green Cities California. He worked for non-profits including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) where he helped protect millions of acres for wildlife and held corporations accountable. He thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is a trusted source for environmental stories and appears frequently in the New York Times, BBC, Economist, Los Angeles Times, NPR and other media outlets. 

    Toxic Stress

    Toxic Stress

    We talk with Dr Nadine Burke Harris, an award-winning physician, researcher, advocate and California’s first Surgeon General. She is dedicated to changing the way our society responds to childhood trauma. At its worst, stress can elicit a toxic shock to our system that changes who we are at very fundamental level. Dr Burke Harris has set a bold goal to reduce adverse childhood experiences by half in one generation.

    • 28 min
    Reimagine

    Reimagine

    The scope of the societal impacts being both inflicted and uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic are truly without precedent. With every disaster, whether it's an economic collapse or the damage inflicted by a hurricane or wildfire, we are given a choice: rebuild in the same pattern as before or re-imagine a different future. If a peaceful, compassionate, equitable and sustainable future is our goal, then we must ensure that our path forward doesn’t rebuild the systems of violence, inequality, racism and pollution that are corroding our society from the inside out. We talk with Dr Manuel Pastor, the University of Southern California Distinguished Professor of Sociology, American Studies & Ethnicity, about advancing a vision for a post-covid society through bold, big steps.

    • 33 min
    Firefighters

    Firefighters

    Are now frontline responders in the battle against climate change: fighting raging wildfires, helping urban dwellers overcome extreme heat, and rescuing victims of rising seas. What is less known is that firefighters are being exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals from melting flat-screen TVs to nylon carpets, each time they respond to a residential fire. I talk with Tom O'Connor, Battalion Chief with the San Francisco Fire Department, about how firefighters are leading the charge to clean up our planet one community at a time.

    • 30 min
    Fuelling Change

    Fuelling Change

    Angela Glover Blackwell talks about how we can achieve racial justice through an agenda of inclusion, opportunity for all people of color, police abolition and reparations. Starting during the Black Power movement of the 1970’s, Ms Glover Blackwell has been a powerful, articulate and inspiring voice of change. Angela believes that our future success as democracy, economy and as a nation depends on the very people who have been left behind. Not until real change has been implemented will be able to move forward. The corrosive and toxic foundations of racism must be routed from every aspect of our government, business, communities, police and society at large.

    • 32 min
    Gold

    Gold

    California is officially known as the “Golden State." One hundred and seventy years after the Gold Rush, the environmental legacy of gold mining is still with us and rarely acknowledged. Mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin, was elemental to the process of gold mining. Today large quantities of mercury from the Gold Rush are still polluting California - posing a risk to every kind of living organism, including us. I talk with Izzy Martin, a community organizer and environmental advocate who leads the Sierra Fund and has worked for the last decade to bring attention to gold’s dark shadow.

    • 39 min
    Delores

    Delores

    Dolores Huerta is the one of the most important civil rights leaders in history. Dolores possesses an indomitable spirit, she is a fearless advocate on behalf of farm workers, women's rights and the environment. Huerta has been awarded every honor under the sun, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and yet at 90 she continues to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with farmworkers early in the morning to make sure their needs are taken care of before her own. Dolores is truly selfless. We talk about Earth Day’s 50th anniversary and just when you thought you knew everything about Dolores, she uncovers her love of Burning Man.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

madinla50 ,

I am addicted!

This is a terrific podcast for anyone who cares about the earth and its future. Jared is an awesome host and he chooses interesting and compelling topics. I haven’t missed a single one!

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Jared, host of the PODSHIP EARTH podcast, highlights all aspects of sustainability, the environment and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Brooke Craven ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Jared, host of the PODSHIP EARTH podcast, highlights all aspects of the environment, sustainability and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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