By Generation Anthropocene
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Stories about planetary change.
||The Odd Natural History of San Francisco||Our co-producer, Miles, gives a talk about San Francisco's hidden nature that is simultaneously informative, funny, surprising and slightly uncomfortable (you'll know what we mean when you get there). From the gold rush to the bay to the delicious food,||8/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building the geologic history of Game of Thrones||Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really imagine the history of the Game of Thrones planet? According to Generation Anthropocene producer Miles .||4/8/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Behind the scenes at the IPCC||The 5th report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being released, so Gen Anthro is breaking the hiatus to bring you a special episode. These two back-to-back interviews are with Chris Field and Thomas Stocker.||11/15/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fire with Fire||Hello Gen Anthro fans! Today's episode is a little bittersweet because we have to announce two things: 1) producer Leslie will be leaving the show (at least for a little while) while she travels across the country to learn how to become an even better ...||9/10/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The future of cars||Today, we discuss the future of the automobile and all of its possibilities with Sven Beiker. Sven discusses car specialization and why the "Swiss Army Knife" car just won't work. We also talk about changing driver patterns,||9/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Science…Sort Of & GenAnthro: Where the wild things aren’t||On today’s episode, our friend and co-creator of the wildly popular Science…Sort Of podcast, Ryan Haupt, joins us to talk about Pleistocene re-wilding. If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry! Follow along as we try to figure it out too.||8/27/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||How farmers are adapting to climate change||Fran Moore talks about various ways that farmers in Europe have adjusted to higher temperatures in recent years, and sheds light on the difficulty of singling out the effect of climate change on farmers' decision-making.||8/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hanging out in a rambunctious garden||Emma Marris, author of Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World, believes that in the Anthropocene we should widen our repertoire of conservation strategies, rather than exclusively relying on traditional conservation methods that "look ...||8/20/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Because It’s There: Exploration in the Anthropocene [part 2]||In the second half of his interview with Gen Anthro, Hari Mix talks about his experiences this past spring in the Himalaya and his summit bid for Lhotse without oxygen. He also sheds some light on the costs of mountaineering,||8/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Because It’s There: Exploration in the Anthropocene [part 1]||Today's episode is the first part of Generation Anthropocene's interview with Hari Mix, a mountaineer, PhD student, and friend of the producers. In this first half, Hari talks about how he got into mountaineering,||8/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||[ESSAY] What happened to the middle in the GMO debate?||This essay was written by Miles Traer. If you'd like to hear Miles read it, click play below. Download Episode (Right-click and select Save Link As...) - The debate surrounding genetically modified organisms, often called GMOs,||8/13/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Media, nature, and the zeitgeist||Today, we take a little bit of break from talking about science to instead talk about how media covers science, particularly the reporting on genetically modified organisms (more commonly called GMOs). It's a contentious subject,||8/12/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||San Francisco, the island within an island||Rebecca Solnit, a writer and native of the Bay Area, provides a brief history of San Francisco's transformation from a working class port city to a center of technology after the dot com boom. We discuss foodies, Silicon Valley tech culture,||8/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Land Use Change: a Hallmark of the Anthropocene||Humans have always been changing the earth’s surface, but the study of land use change has been greatly aided by satellite imaging since the 1970s. Professor Eric Lambin started his career working with satellite images to examine patterns of land change||8/1/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Largest Mass Poisoning in History||In the mid-1980s, a small problem began to surface in a relatively obscure corner of the world. In 1994, just about a decade later, the World Health Organization published a statement that this little problem had developed into "the largest mass poiso..||7/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Follow Up||A few weeks ago, we made an announcement that we'd be trying out some new material on our site while we spent a little more time working on larger audio stories. We've now got a few written pieces out there and a video too.||7/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||[ESSAY] How am I supposed to answer “Are we screwed?”||This essay was written by Mike Osborne. If you wish to hear Mike read it, click play below. - Download Episode - As a climate scientist in training, the most common question I get from my non-science friends is this: “So, are we just, like… screwed?||6/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Special Announcement||The producers of Generation Anthropocene - Mike Osborne, Miles Traer, and Leslie Chang - are making a special announcement about the future of this show. We're going to be expanding the scope of our storytelling as well as the types of material availa..||6/4/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The mouse brain detective||What does brain science have to do with the Anthropocene? We're not entirely sure. But the Generation Anthropocene team is venturing into the world of the brain with the co-editor of the NeuroBlog to talk about it anyways.||5/28/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sandy, NOAA, and the woman in charge||Jane Lubchenco, the former head of the US government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses what it's like being asked to join the president's "science team," the tremendous breadth of research covered by NOAA,||5/21/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The dawn of de-extinction||Hank Greely and Jake Sherkow discuss the science, morals, and ethics of de-extinction: bringing extinct species back to life. As lawyers with an interest in biotechnologies, Hank and Jake explain how they first got involved with de-extinciton,||5/14/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The human cost of climate change||Expert on international law Andrew Guzman takes a step back from analyzing climate change in terms of degrees and meters of sea level rise and breaks down all the ways climate change will affect humanity. Dr.||5/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||If Bilbo Baggins had an environmental school||After growing up in a remote corner of Alaska, marine biologist Zach Brown wants to start a school to teach future scientists about environmental sciences and sustainability. Zach tells producers Mike and Leslie about his vision for the Inian Islands ..||4/30/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Anthropocene Borders||Geographer Reece Jones discusses his recent book "Border Walls," examining the history of how and why societies have chosen to literally wall themselves apart. He gives a brief history of political maps, how international lines reshape landscapes,||4/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Tracing networks of disease||We revisit our conversation with biological anthropologist James Holland Jones, who explains how diseases typically spread from animal to human populations and how that might change as our planet continues to warm.||4/16/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Are you an environmentalist or do you work for a living?||We revisit one of our first interviews with environmental historian Richard White. He addresses the (mis)perceptions of the natural world, the ambiguities surrounding the Anthropocene boundary, and explains what he meant when he wrote the provocative e...||4/9/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||The (mad) science of geoengineering||Climate scientist Ken Caldeira begins with a discussion of ocean acidification, a term he helped coin. He follows with the story of how his name became attached to geoengineering, from his own skeptical beginnings to publishing a paper that basically ..||4/2/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Stop saving the planet!||Historian, author, and urban park ranger Jenny Price makes her case for throwing out the well-tread "save the planet" mantra in favor of a new environmental approach stemming from social justice, a re-contextualization of nature, and even satire.||3/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Extremophiles of the Anthropocene||If we're looking for how life will respond to rapid environmental changes, we should probably look to bacteria adapted to live in extreme environments - what scientists call extremophiles. Astrobiologist Dirk Schulze-Makuch examines the Anthropocene w..||3/19/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||Chasing Ice||Director Jeff Orlowski takes us behind the scenes of his widely praised documentary Chasing Ice, which captured stunning time lapse images of retreating and melting glaciers. He discusses the public reaction to his film,||3/11/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
Planet Earth, redux
Earth history and humans wrestling with the new geologic age. How's your mind? Blown?
Keep it up!
This concept is awesome. Each conversation is intriguing, informative, and unique. Keep 'em coming!
Great interviews! Relevant and factual with a great perspective.