17 episodes

Solarpunk Futures is an optimistic, utopian science fiction podcast that imagines a new world where humanity, technology, and nature coexist in harmony rather in the conflict. The podcast is produced by Android Press and Solarpunk Magazine. Hosts read stories and poems that were published in the most recent issue of Solarpunk Magazine, and discuss nonfiction articles that are relevant to the solarpunk movement aimed at solving the climate crisis and creating a sustainable future. One episode of the Solarpunk Futures podcast is released every other Tuesday.
Beginning in fall 2022, Solarpunk Presents was launched as a companion podcast to Solarpunk Futures. Hosted by non-fiction coeditors Ariel Kroon and Christina De La Rocha, Solarpunk Presents will feature interviews with activists, artists, organizers, and changemakers who are working towards realizing a solarpunk future, today.
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Solarpunk Futures is an optimistic, utopian science fiction podcast that imagines a new world where humanity, technology, and nature coexist in harmony rather in the conflict. The podcast is produced by Android Press and Solarpunk Magazine. Hosts read stories and poems that were published in the most recent issue of Solarpunk Magazine, and discuss nonfiction articles that are relevant to the solarpunk movement aimed at solving the climate crisis and creating a sustainable future. One episode of the Solarpunk Futures podcast is released every other Tuesday.
Beginning in fall 2022, Solarpunk Presents was launched as a companion podcast to Solarpunk Futures. Hosted by non-fiction coeditors Ariel Kroon and Christina De La Rocha, Solarpunk Presents will feature interviews with activists, artists, organizers, and changemakers who are working towards realizing a solarpunk future, today.
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    Season Finale: Let's Talk Solstice, Solarpunks!

    Season Finale: Let's Talk Solstice, Solarpunks!

    In the finale of Solarpunk Presents' first-ever season, Ariel and Christina sit down to chat together about the Winter Solstice - Christina brings the scientific knowledge, Ariel brings a few book recommendations, and we discuss traditions of celebrating the return of the sun (as we've experienced them in the northern hemisphere). What are your favourite solstice traditions? Do you have recommendations of good solarpunk solstice stories to cozy up with? You can tweet at us @SolarpunkP or toot at us over on Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks and let us know.

    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 43 min
    How We Build Climate Resilience: An Interview with Dr. Lisa Dilling

    How We Build Climate Resilience: An Interview with Dr. Lisa Dilling

    As the changing climate increasingly disrupts our ways of life, we have three choices: do nothing, attempt to stop or even reverse climate change, and/or figure out how to withstand it. Option one is a terrible idea and the ship has (mostly) sailed on option two. But option three is how we learn to live—and maybe even thrive—in our changing world. Part of this is figuring out how to convey the information that climate researchers have gathered to the people—like farmers, water managers, and urban planners—who need to make decisions now—about things like what crops to plant, where to get water for everyone and how to allocate it, and where to plant trees—for both the near and slightly distant future. In this episode, we’re talking to Professor Lisa Dilling, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, about building networks of people through which information about regional climate predictions can flow to people and information about the needs, predicaments, and questions of people can flow to climate researchers.
    You can follow Lisa Dilling on Twitter at @LisaD144, and the Western Water Assessment program at University of Colorado here: @WWAnews or visit their website at https://wwa.colorado.edu/
    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 49 min
    Shining bright in the heart of oil country: interview with Heather MacKenzie from Solar Alberta

    Shining bright in the heart of oil country: interview with Heather MacKenzie from Solar Alberta

    In today’s episode, Ariel chats with Heather MacKenzie, Executive Director of Solar Alberta, about transitioning to renewable energy deep in the heart of oil and gas country - in a just and sustainable way. Join us to learn about the history of the Solar Alberta organization, from its grassroots beginnings in neighbourhood solar projects, to dealing with (government-funded!) trolls online, all the way up to being the leading non-profit solar organization in Alberta and providing worker upskilling in a unique market.
    You can go to https://solaralberta.ca to learn more, or connect with and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 39 min
    The Soft Glow of the Deep Sea: Talking Bioluminescence with Dr. Steve Haddock

    The Soft Glow of the Deep Sea: Talking Bioluminescence with Dr. Steve Haddock

    You don't have to be a solarpunk—or a lunarpunk—to dream of bioluminescence, from twinkling phytoplankton to glowing lamps, phosphorescent fungi, and jellyfish lit up like space ships. To honor those dreams, we talked to Dr. Steve Haddock, Senior Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and leading expert on the things that glow, flash, and train headlights through the dark waters of the deep sea. Join us for this conversation about how bioluminescence works, what critters are capable of it and what they use it for, and whether or not our visions of bioluminescent street lamps stand a chance of coming true.
    You can also follow Steve Haddock on Twitter @beroe and learn more about bioluminescence at https://biolum.eemb.ucsb.edu/.
    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 38 min
    Interview with Justine Norton-Kertson about BIOLUMINESCENT: A LUNARPUNK ANTHOLOGY

    Interview with Justine Norton-Kertson about BIOLUMINESCENT: A LUNARPUNK ANTHOLOGY

    On this episode, Ariel sits down with Justine Norton-Kertson, editor of the forthcoming BIOLUMINESCENT: A LUNARPUNK ANTHOLOGY. They discuss what lunarpunk is in contrast to solarpunk, what inspired Justine to put together an anthology of lunarpunk fiction, and a sneak peek at some of the participating authors and the content that fans can expect to encounter!

    Sign up for the BIOLUMINESCENT Kickstarter here, and follow Android Press on Twitter @press_android.
    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 33 min
    Interview with Dr Jayde Lin Roberts about saving democracy through urban planning

    Interview with Dr Jayde Lin Roberts about saving democracy through urban planning

    Solarpunk is all about vibrant, beautiful, livable cities filled with plants, public transportation, and solar panels—in other words, nothing like the congested, polluted, inhospitable messes we live in today. How do we start making the great transformation? Simply by starting. Join us for a conversation with Dr Jayde Lin Roberts about having a voice in the development (or redevelopment) of your neighborhood or city.
    Connect with Solarpunk Magazine at solarpunkmagazine.com and on Twitter @solarpunklitmag
    Connect with Solarpunk Presents Podcast on Twitter @SolarpunkP or Mastodon @solarpunkpresents@climatejustice.rocks
    Connect with Ariel at her blog, on Twitter at @arielletje, and on Mastodon @arielkroon@wandering.shop
    Connect with Christina at her blog, on Twitter @xtinadlr, and on Mastodon @xtinadlr@wandering.shop
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    • 37 min

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