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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, 244 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. 

    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
    Wolf Girl

    Wolf Girl

    At 15 Doniga Markegard, left a note for her mom that she was taking off for the summer and would be back in the fall. Her hitchhiking adventure was the beginning of a quest that led her to tracking wolves in Alaska.  Doniga’s wanderlust brought her to indigenous elders who showed her the interconnectedness with all living things. Doniga shares her tracking practices.

    • 31 min
    Farallones

    Farallones

    I travel on a supply boat 30 miles of the coast of San Francisco to visit the remote Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge.  This rocky outcrop in the Pacific is home to millions of birds, five species of seals, whales and great white sharks - it is the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere!  I meet up with Pete Warzybok with Point Blue Conservation Science who has spent much of the past 20 years studying the wildlife of the Farallones and I learn about what happens when we leave nature alone.

    • 35 min
    Arlene

    Arlene

    Earth Day is turning 50 and I talk with Dr. Arlene Blum, who exemplifies the energy, humanity and spirit of this celebration which began in 1970 and gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Arlene is a biophysical chemist, an author, a mountaineer and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Arlene’s belief that we can all do seemingly impossible things - is the foundation to a life of adventure.

    • 33 min
    Food Myths

    Food Myths

    Anna Lappé, and I discuss Diet for a Hot Planet, her book about the challenges and opportunities presented by helping solve the climate crisis by changing the food system.  We uncover and debunk myths about the way food can be grown today and in the future. Anna’s mom, Frances Moore Lappé, wrote the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet which revolutionized the way we think about food and democracy. Together Anna and Frances co-founded the small planet institute, an international network focused on root causes of hunger and poverty and co-wrote Hope's Edge.

    • 35 min
    Mighty Microbes

    Mighty Microbes

    We are made up of 70 trillion cells, more than half of which are not part of the human body - they are microbes.  Microbes play a critical role in keeping us healthy, protecting us from pathogens, boosting our immune system, and even fighting off stress. It turns out that microbes also play a pivotal role in keeping the earth’s soil healthy. I talk with Dr. Rupa Marya, who is no average doctor. Rupa is a forceful social justice advocate, a world-renowned musician, an urban farmer, a mother to two incredible kids, and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, who is investigating how soil health is connected to people’s health.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 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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