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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.


40 Pieces

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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...

  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...

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  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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How and why did our society come to value economic growth so highly that we pursue it at the risk of our long-term survival? For some time scientis...

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  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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We need to change the way we think if we want to extend the shelf-life of our civilization, according to Frances Moore Lappé, author of EcoMind: Ch...

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  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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We’re not living on Earth as if we want to stay, observes Mike Nickerson. In our last episode, Mike Nickerson shared his vision for, and the joy of...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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“We could be having so much fun that there just isn't time to consume resources on a quantity, or produce waste on a quantity that would be problem...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Efforts to date are falling far short of achieving the greenhouse gas reduction needed to avoid catastrophic climate disruption. Bioethicist Travis...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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With human activity disrupting the climate, do we have a moral imperative not to have children, or to have only one child? Bioethicist Travis Riede...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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How can policymakers be persuaded to abandon the most widespread public policy goal on Earth? In our last episode, Brian Czech explained that econo...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Economic growth is the number one public policy goal around the world, yet our pursuit of growth is “pulling out the rug from our own kids’ and gra...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Was globalization a temporary state that has run its course? That’s the case made by Jerry Mander, who believes there is plenty of evidence that th...

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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