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.


77 Pieces

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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: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
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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: Apr 23, 2018
  • 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: Apr 17, 2018
  • 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: Apr 10, 2018
  • 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: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:30
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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: Mar 20, 2018
  • 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: Mar 13, 2018
  • 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: Mar 06, 2018
  • 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: Feb 27, 2018
  • 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: Feb 20, 2018
  • 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: Feb 13, 2018
  • 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: Feb 06, 2018
  • 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: Jan 30, 2018
  • 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: Jan 23, 2018
  • 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: Jan 16, 2018
  • 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: Jan 09, 2018
  • 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: Jan 02, 2018
  • 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: Dec 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Hollywood director Tom Shadyac traded a mansion and private jets for a mobile home and a bicycle. He had found the traditional trappings of success...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
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Tom Shadyac is a successful Hollywood comedy director who found the traditional trappings of success were not the key to happiness. He traded a man...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3