Stories from the Future


News

From June to December 2020, I’m going to be initiating a series of workshops in which participants and I imagine the world in 2030 and create artifacts from that world to send back to 2020. These workshops are part of the program “Collective Practices” at art/performance/discussion space ACUD MACHT NEU in Berlin. If you would […]

May 27, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 12: My media diet


Climate Tips, Episodes, News

Today I want to talk about media and climate change, and challenge myself to a media diet that focuses more on climate change and cuts out the silly stuff. Take a listen: Media and climate change If you’re listening to this podcast, you know that climate change is real, humans are causing it, and the […]

June 30, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 11: Take to the streets


climate activism, Episodes

This week I weigh in on Black Lives Matter, connect it to the climate and sustainability crises, and explain why I’m joining Extinction Rebellion’s next Rebel Wave from June 12-21. A big shout-out to Osita Nwanevu’s excellent February essay “End the GOP” in The New Republic and thanks to everyone who joined the workshop series […]

June 30, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 10: Stories from the Future


Episodes

Back to the podcast with a speculative interview! ACUD MACHT NEU’s curator Daniela Silvestrin interviews me in May 2030 to talk about “Stories from the Future,” the series of workshops we’re working on with “Collective Practices.” What a trip! For more information about the workshops, check out my dedicated page here.

May 27, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 8: Going Vegan


Climate Tips, Episodes, Recipes

This week, I’m responding to my friend Jason’s question: Do you have any tips on going vegan while being cooped up at home because of the coronavirus? I share 8 tips from my 8 months as a vegan (funny how that works out). Now I’ve been vegan since September, so I’m no vegan black belt. […]

April 23, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 7: Stay Strong with Can-Do Invitations


Episodes

With corona getting me down, I scrap my original plan of talking about the post-corona degrowth utopia to talk about scaled back ambitions and life in the new corona reality. Inside of giving myself a new challenge, I’m opting for can-do invitations. Plus, a lottery for basic income during the coronavirus crisis (mein-grundeinkommen.de) and more […]

March 31, 2020

Bonus episode: DC Environmental Film Festival streaming!


Episodes, Film Club

I want to share a great resource with all of you staying at home because of coronavirus, a lovely collection of environmental documentaries curated by the DC Environmental Film Festival. Through the end of the month—this coming Tuesday, March 31—the festival has gone online. That means that over 70 environmental films, short- and long-form, narrative […]

March 27, 2020

Year 2, Ep. 3: Degrowth and race


Book Club, Episodes

Today I introduce the concept of degrowth and start my celebration of Black Future Month by looking for black voices who have written about degrowth or related visions. I look at a 2013 article in Sustainability by Brian Gilmore on degrowth and racial inequality, talk about N. K. Jemisin’s short story about anti-colonial technological innovation […]

February 17, 2020