By KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
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Explore the choices we make in a world we've changed. We travel the country — from ranches in Oregon to churches in Colorado — to tell you stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.
||CleanIf you gave up flying how would your life change?||There was a moment when Janisse Ray realized she couldn’t call herself an environmentalist and an activist and keep traveling by airplane.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhen climate change makes it hard to breathe | terrestrial||Climate change isn’t just contributing to drought, super-storms, sea level rise and flooding. It’s also making it harder for many people to breathe, like 13-year-old Estefany Velasquez. Her family faced a tough choice because of her asthma.||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe secret history of Biosphere 2 | terrestrial||What if you looked at the world around you, saw where things are headed on this planet and said to yourself, you know what? I want to start fresh. A group of scientists did just that — but things didn’t go as planned.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHis fellow conservatives call him a 'green decoy.' Here's why | terrestrial||Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with the Republican party’s efforts to transfer public lands out of federal control. So, he’s fighting back.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change | terrestrial||Scientists believe that for the planet to continue to safely support life, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be kept as close to 350 parts per million as possible. We haven’t seen that level since the late 1980s - more than a decade||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'I just couldn't do it:' The ambassador who quit over climate change | terrestrial||When I met Dave Rank, he was just a normal guy on a road trip with his wife in a used Subaru. But not long before that, Dave had a very important job.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow is pollution connected to race and inequality? | terrestrial||The Trump administration has proposed cutting the EPA's budget by 30 percent. What does that mean for polluted communities in the U.S.?||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould you trust the feds to make decisions about your land? | terrestrial||Why would a fourth-generation rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProtest is broken, he said. Now he dreams of revolution in Oregon | terrestrial||It’s a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. And a lot of people disagreed with Micah White when he first started talking about it, but he believes it’s time for activists to try something else.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould you have kids, given climate change? | terrestrial||Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed?||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWould you compost your body? | terrestrial||I was about 12 years old when my great aunt Gilda died.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou probably have eco anxiety. You just don’t know it | terrestrial||When I first heard the term eco-anxiety — a chronic fear of environmental doom — I brushed it off. It seemed like something for people who sit on yoga mats and worry about how the world is going to end because we’re not recycling enough.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreview: terrestrial||A new podcast from KUOW explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country — from ranches in Oregon to churches in Colorado — to bring listeners stories about people making choices in the face of environm||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Powerful, moving, interesting, relevant
Terrestrial is surprisingly intimate for the topic and scope, diving into the way each of us as individuals react to the enormity of climate change. Part ecology, part psychology, the host brings you into the minds of people coping with environmental changes, and then brings you through the other side with real lessons you personally (yes, you!) can act on today. Terrestrial is a must listen for anyone who is environmentally aware and perhaps even more important for those who aren't, and it's another win for public radio-sponsored podcasting.
Exactly what had been missing from my feed!
Reminds me of a mix of Radiolab and Planet Money, exploring the world through an irreverent science and sound rich approach to storytelling but with an environment lens. Certainly not your typical gloom and doom program, but instead one that taps into listener curiosity and hope in working toward solutions. Nicely done!
accessible and wonderful
great to have an eco podcast that is accessible and not like a TED talk, but actual people and help understanding the world accessible.