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Stories for Earth is about everything climate change in pop culture. We believe stories found in books, movies, TV series, video games, and more can help climate change feel more relatable and help us envision the kind of future we want. New episodes every month! Learn more at storiesforearth.com.

Stories for Earth: Climate Change in Pop Culture Forrest Brown

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Stories for Earth is about everything climate change in pop culture. We believe stories found in books, movies, TV series, video games, and more can help climate change feel more relatable and help us envision the kind of future we want. New episodes every month! Learn more at storiesforearth.com.

    Interview: Julie Carrick Dalton, Author of "Waiting for the Night Song"

    Interview: Julie Carrick Dalton, Author of "Waiting for the Night Song"

    One February morning, I jumped on a Zoom call to interview Julie Carrick Dalton, author of the popular new novel Waiting for the Night Song. Julie spoke with me from New England, where she works as a journalist and runs a small organic farm with her husband. Waiting for the Night Song is Julie's debut novel, and we talk all about it, covering topics like climate refugees, increasing forest fires, and the friction that can occur between science and government.

    → Buy Waiting for the Night Song on Bookshop from $15.64*: https://bookshop.org/a/140/9781250269188

    Julie Carrick Dalton


    Official website: https://juliecarrickdalton.com/
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/juliecardalt
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliecdalton/
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17548651.Julie_Carrick_Dalton

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    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/04/21/julie-carrick-dalton-waiting-for-the-night-song/
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    • 47 min
    S2 E7: Gun Island and The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

    S2 E7: Gun Island and The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh

    Gun Island and The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh could not be more appropriate works for discussion on this podcast—they're both about the role stories play in fighting the climate emergency! In this episode, I summarize and analyze Gun Island, using The Great Derangement as a critical framework. If that sounds a little academic, don't worry. I don't even have a degree in English, and I found Ghosh extremely accessible. I hope you enjoy!

    → Buy Gun Island on Bookshop from $15.64*: https://bookshop.org/a/140/9781250757937
    → Buy The Great Derangement on Bookshop from $13.80*: https://bookshop.org/a/140/9780226526812

    Stories for Earth:


    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/04/15/gun-island-the-great-derangement-amitav-ghosh/
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    • 38 min
    Interview: Craig Russell, Author of "Fragment"

    Interview: Craig Russell, Author of "Fragment"

    In January, I had the chance to sit down with Canadian science fiction and fantasy author Craig Russell to talk about his 2016 novel Fragment. Fragment follows a cast of characters ranging from scientists to naval officers to TV news anchors as they're caught in the aftermath of an Antarctic ice sheet the size of France breaking off into the ocean.

    In this edited version of our 2-hour conversation, Craig and I discuss the science of ice, Craig's personal experiences in the Canadian Arctic, and climate denialism among heads of state. Craig also was kind enough to share a reading from Fragment. Listen to the full 2-hour, unedited podcast by becoming a member on Patreon.

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    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/03/16/craig-russell-fragment/

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    Craig Russell


    Buy from Craig's local bookstore, McNally Robinson, from $19.95: https://www.mcnallyrobinson.com/9781771871112/craig-russell/fragment

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    Official website: https://craigrussell.info/

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    Craig on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4509831.Craig_Russell


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    • 1 hr 29 min
    S2 E6: The Overstory by Richard Powers with Lovis Geier

    S2 E6: The Overstory by Richard Powers with Lovis Geier

    I finished reading The Overstory by Richard Powers in late 2020, but every time I tried to start writing about it, I got intimidated and quit. Thankfully, my new friend Lovis Geier asked me to come on her YouTube channel, Ecofictology, as a guest to talk about The Overstory. This book is ambitious, to say the least, with nine main characters (10 if you count a special tree) and spanning decades as it tells the stories of people whose lives have been majorly impacted by trees.

    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/02/23/the-overstory-richard-powers/

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    Ecofictology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRrV-N233NVrzjz8UIWDcUA
    TED Talk: Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other


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    • 1 hr 41 min
    Interview: Joel Burcat, Author of "Amid Rage"

    Interview: Joel Burcat, Author of "Amid Rage"

    Joel Burcat is an author of environmental legal thrillers and a retired environmental lawyer for the state of Pennsylvania. In this interview, Forrest and Joel discuss his new novel "Amid Rage," published by Headline Books on February 2, 2021. Mr. Burcat is the author of four other novels and multiple short stories.

    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/02/05/joel-burcat-amid-rage/

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    Joel Burcat


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    Official website: https://joelburcat.com/


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    S2 E5: Infest The Rats' Nest by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    S2 E5: Infest The Rats' Nest by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

    Infest The Rats' Nest by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard is an adrenaline-fueled concept album about a group of people forced to flee Earth due to climate collapse while the rich live it up on Mars. Listen along for a track-by-track commentary as we explore the environmental messages in this album from your favorite psychedelic Australian rockers.

    Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2021/01/26/infest-the-rats-nest-by-king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard/

    Support us through Patreon or a one-time donation: https://storiesforearth.com/support-us/

    A special thank you to King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard for graciously letting us use their music in this episode! Be sure to check out their new single "O.N.E.": https://youtu.be/lkZd2lBQb2c

    • 26 min

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