28 episodes

A podcast about life on Earth during a weird time: now. We visit people who are thinking about the future and figuring out how we will adapt to a changing planet. Hosted by Science Friday alum Flora Lichtman, produced by Freakonomics Radio/The Atlantic alum Katherine Wells.

The Adaptors Flora Lichtman and SoundVision Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

A podcast about life on Earth during a weird time: now. We visit people who are thinking about the future and figuring out how we will adapt to a changing planet. Hosted by Science Friday alum Flora Lichtman, produced by Freakonomics Radio/The Atlantic alum Katherine Wells.

    Assisting Evolution

    Assisting Evolution

    Grist reporter Amelia Urry visits an Australian lab, where scientists are trying to grow coral that can survive in the future. And a farewell from Flora and Katherine.

     

    • 14 min
    • video
    Imagine Earthships [video]

    Imagine Earthships [video]

    Outside of Taos, NM, you'll find a community of people living in off-grid homes made of garbage. We visited them.

    • 7 min
    There's a Weird Vibe on the Bus

    There's a Weird Vibe on the Bus

    Michael Reynolds builds off-grid homes out of garbage. Meet the Earthship.

    • 14 min
    REBROADCAST: Yak Life

    REBROADCAST: Yak Life

    Wild yaks live on the roof of the world, a frosty high-elevation plateau north of the Himalayas. Conservation biologist Joel Berger, of the University of Montana and the Wildlife Conservation Society, wanted to find out how climate change might affect yaks, so he paid them a visit. 

    • 8 min
    He Bought the Water

    He Bought the Water

    Reporter Ryan Bradley follows up on his quest to buy water.

    • 13 min
    Spore Power

    Spore Power

    When you hear "renewable energy," you think solar and wind. But what about spores? Columbia University's Ozgur Sahin explains.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

samsmith666 ,

flora is great

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SamtheTree ,

Keeps me from quitting

With so much negative news about climate change, it's hard not to despair for my son's generation's prospects. But Flora and crew keep visiting people who are trying to make a difference, and it give me hope each week!

Katie B-S ,

Amazing!

By far my favorite new podcast. I love reading and learning about the environment so this is right up my alley. Thank you so much for presenting it in podcast form, this is the podcast I've been waiting for!

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