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Conversation Earth

Series produced by Citizen-Powered Media

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Conversations with thought leaders exploring our place on the planet

Weekly half-hour radio series. Free to stations.

NOTE: Season 2 launched February 21, 2017. All 18 episodes in season 1 are evergreen, and can be run in any sequence, so feel free to start with episode 101 or any other, at any time.

For the first time in history, the activity of human civilization reaches into every corner of the globe. So significant is the role we play that our time has been dubbed the Anthropocene Epoch. This calls for self-examination at a new level. Conversation Earth presents insightful dialog with the leading thinkers of our time. Philosophy, ethics, science, psychology and economics, at a macro level, and all focused on humankind’s relationship with the planet.


49 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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What went wrong with the environmental movement? Environmental activist, organizer and author Lorna Salzman shares her thoughts about climate chan...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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As a young man, Rex Weyler joined early Greenpeace expeditions to document and stop commercial whaling. He went on to co-found Greenpeace Internati...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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“The age of growth and the age in which growth is going to be considered a good thing is coming to an end.” The late sociologist William R. Catton ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and KTRL


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Stephanie Mills made headlines in the Spring of 1969 when she vowed, in her commencement address (titled The Future is a Cruel Hoax), to conceive n...

Bought by KTRL and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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How big is your ecological footprint? Probably bigger than you think. After all, out of sight, out of mind. As an originator of ecological footprin...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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“I don’t think there’s a lot of excuses, frankly, for not doing the right thing.” Anishinaabe orator, author, economist and activist Winona LaDuke ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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“Gross Domestic Product has now become a fetish,” according to economist Raj Patel. Many undesirable things end up adding to GDP: wars, disease, an...

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  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Legendary physics professor Al Bartlett was quick to tell us “smart growth” and “dumb growth” both lead us to the same undesirable end; “smart grow...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A glimpse of why the Conversation Earth series was created and how guests and topics are chosen. Dave and Kaitlyn also share highlights from the fi...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Frustrated at the abysmal rate of adoption when seatbelts were introduced into cars in the 1960s, Jack Alpert quit his job as an automotive enginee...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:29
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Are we all “bystanders” when it comes to responding rationally to the serious environmental crises faced by our civilization? How is our behavior s...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Human civilization can thrive while living within sensible limits imposed by a finite system. “Renegade economist” Kate Raworth manages to tell the...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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No civilization should head out into the world without “Doughnut Economics” in its survival kit. With her modernized thinking, economist Kate Rawor...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Award-winning scientist Dr. Guy McPherson has concluded that for human civilization, the end is near. He advises the rate of change of our climate ...

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  • Added: Jun 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lynette Marie Hanthorn & Michael Brownlee, co-authors of The Local Food Revolution, Credit: Kirsten Boyer
Re-establishing our personal relationship with food and ending our role as commodity “consumers” is part of a healing, regenerative process. It’s a...

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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A scaled-up local food system may be the only way we can feed ourselves as we weather the storm of climate change. Until now, CSAs, urban gardens a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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100 real-world actions happening now have the potential to bring greenhouse gases back down to a level that won’t cause humans to join the ranks of...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Most scientists agree the current level of human population, in combination with present living arrangements, is damaging our ecosystems. But doing...

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  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Population Media Center President Bill Ryerson corrects misconceptions, debunks myths, and shares a variety of surprising facts about overpopulatio...

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  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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What exactly are “think tanks” supposed to be thinking about? Are some of them part of a campaign to cast doubt on science when it could interfere ...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KMUD, KTRL, and WGRN-LP 94.1


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4