10 episodes

The Overstory, a podcast from Sierra Club, brings listeners some of the most surprising, heartfelt, and provocative stories from across the American landscape. With each episode our reporters go beyond the latest news headlines as they profile the people and places on the front lines of environmental activism.

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The Overstory, a podcast from Sierra Club, brings listeners some of the most surprising, heartfelt, and provocative stories from across the American landscape. With each episode our reporters go beyond the latest news headlines as they profile the people and places on the front lines of environmental activism.

    Ep. 9: Birding For Change

    Ep. 9: Birding For Change

    On Episode 9 of The Overstory we go birding with Jason Ward, an impassioned birder in Atlanta, Georgia whose enthusiasm and social media savvy is helping to attract younger and more ethnically diverse groups of people into the world of bird-watching. We also hear from climate activist Patrick Houston about his tips for social change, and talk with Haviland Whiting, the youth poet laureate of Nashville. Plus: Ms. Green discusses the challenges of being a vegan.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 8: Rewilding Patagonia

    Ep. 8: Rewilding Patagonia

    We take listeners to the far reaches of Chilean Patagonia, where U.S. philanthropist Kris Tompkins has overseen the largest act of wildlands philanthropy in history. On a new segment of the show, we hear directly from frontline activists who provide us with tips and hints about effective environmental advocacy. And speaking of advice, we introduce our new sustainable living advice columnist, Ms. Green—aka Jessian Choy. Plus, a conversation with Doria Robinson, a resident of Richmond, California who lives in the shadow of a giant Chevron oil refinery.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 7: The Climate Strike

    Ep. 7: The Climate Strike

    Episode 7 opens with a dispatch from the historic climate strike, as we follow youth climate organizer Daphne Frias while she navigates the New York City march from her wheelchair. We also take listeners to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where we feed Oreos to a bear (in the name of science, of course!) and learn about the latest findings on animal intelligence. We hear from a West Virginia woman who is using her singing voice as a vehicle for environmental activism. And we say a fond farewell to our longtime advice columnist, Mr. Green.

    • 30 min
    Ep. 6: Underwater

    Ep. 6: Underwater

    We begin this episode with a trip to Miami's "Little Haiti" neighborhood, whichis grappling with "climate gentrification" as rising sea levels and sunny day flooding make the city's high elevation districts attractive to developers. Mr. Green, our advice columnist, talks about the environmental impacts of dogs. And we hear from a cancer survivor who is battling plastic pollution in Great Britain by paddling all of England's rivers.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 5: Drawdown

    Ep. 5: Drawdown

    • 29 min
    Ep. 4: The Mighty Mississippi

    Ep. 4: The Mighty Mississippi

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

newbie to podcasts ,

Need to know information on climate

Great mix of practical every day to big picture news on the climate. Not going to lie, it’s made me cry some days, but other times like the Tompkins creation of a huge natural preserved area the size of Delaware in Chile gives me hope..

Amillz503 ,

Great Podcast, but...

Love the content, interviews, and Mr. Green. But why does it sound like the host is trying to talk like Ira Glass?

Samstuds ,

Sigh of relief

I’m so glad I found this! I’m a little particular with how podcasts can capture me and this is a beautiful balance of information, heart, political awareness and blatant reminders of we can always DO MORE. Thanks guys, eagerly awaiting more...

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