Photos of the base at Port Lockroy (photos: Michael Hernandez)
In our chat, Zachary discussed the propaganda campaign waged by the fossil fuel industry over the past 60 years. Here are some resources about this behavior:
Oil ads that told us climate change was nothing (The Guardian)
Tracing Big Oil’s PR campaign to delay action on climate change (Harvard Gazette)
Fossil fuel industry propaganda aimed at children (National Center for Science Education)
How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy (NPR)
Season 4 is about Michael's expedition to Antarctica as part of his Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship. Listen as he explores the people and places of the only untouched continent, and what it can teach us about our future.
Sometimes words just don't cut it—especially when you’re making fun of the president. That’s where Lalo Alcaraz comes in. I sat down with the Pulitzer recognized and Herb Block-winning editorial cartoonist about visual storytelling, taking on corrupt politicians, taking heat from haters, how working with Pixar got him accused of selling out.
In this episode, I talk with James Beard and Telly award-winning writer, director and producer, Erick Galindo, about his work at the New York Times and LA Taco, his podcasts WILD, and Idolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sanchez, and his upcoming TV show for CBS, Mexican Beverly Hills. Erick shares his ideas about what makes for a good story, and the importance of representation in media. (Don’t miss the part where we compare his true crime podcast to Rashomon!)
Throughout this season of the podcast I’ve been talking with storytellers about their craft, and the potential they have to make positive change in the world. Now that we’re struggling to get access to reliable facts about COVID, climate change, and even our own history, it seems like it's time to change the narrative of how we develop knowledge, and ask ourselves: who owns a story and who gets access to them? In this episode, I talk with Cahterine Stihler, CEO of Creative Commons, about the importance of open source resources, and developing licenses that allow for sharing of information while protecting the intellectual property of researchers, artists, and writers.
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Links from our conversation:
Creative Commons Licenses
Open Journalism Project
UNESCO information literacy & human rights
What is copyright and what is 'Fair Use?' (SPLC)
Maybe you made mix tapes in high school. Or maybe you make Spotify playlists for your boo. But what goes into curating a good musical story, and can it actually help us to think of ourselves and the world differently?
In this episode, jazz advocate and KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs (AKA The Jazz Cat) shares secrets about how he ‘performs’ for radio audiences around the world, how to balance the avant garde with popular taste, and how he crafts sonic stories that vibrate through our bodies and minds.
Find out more bout LeRoy's concert series on the Just Jazz website.