Episodes

July 4, 2022

Life Finds A Way

I think about time a lot. Some days I feel ancient, some days I can’t believe how old I am. I’ve got kids, too. I can’t believe h…

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June 24, 2022

Newsletter #281: What to eat and where to get it

This week: The SEC's coming for greenwashing in a real way BA4: Endgame and BA5: Infinity War are here and immune evasive Eat mor…

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June 17, 2022

Newsletter #280: What's next for Alzheimer's?

This week: Where do gas cars go when we buy electric? A bunch of COVID updates The Colorado River's next chapter What's next for …

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June 10, 2022

Newsletter #279: Moderna's got a new booster

This week: Biden's going it alone on electrification Moderna's got a new booster Why food is so expensive An unbelievable cancer …

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June 9, 2022

COVID: The Update

Soup to nuts, I’m more concerned about COVID today than I’ve been at any point in the past year . I don’t think it’ll be a horror…

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June 8, 2022

Why We Can't Focus

We are all being pulled in so many different directions. The clock is ticking and we have a climate and virus and society and eco…

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June 3, 2022

Newsletter #278: The deal with monkeypox

This week: SEC climate risk reporting gets closer to reality What's the Paxlovid rebound? How to make strawberries last weeks lon…

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May 27, 2022

Newsletter #277: Why EV batteries are suddenly SO expensive?

This week: Lithium is expensive AF because it's in wildly short supply Paxlovid and Long COVID, a thing? Global breadbaskets are …

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May 16, 2022

Black Moms Matter, Redux

A woman’s right to choose is under renewed attack in America and the federal protection it has benefited from for so long, howeve…

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May 13, 2022

Newsletter #276: Who gets Long COVID?

This week: Water in the West Who will get Long COVID? The baby formula shortage, explained Drug overdoses and gaslighting Data pr…

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May 6, 2022

Newsletter #275: How Hot is it in India?

This week: India's heat continues When a surge is not a surge Antibiotics (still) in meat Abortion Email cybersecurity is...lacki…

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May 3, 2022

Internal Activism

If you give a shit, well, you’ve probably had at least a few moments where the enormity of what’s in front of us has challenged y…

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April 29, 2022

Newsletter #274: Is Wind Power Unprofitable?

This week: Wind isn't profitable Kids vaccines on the hold up The kitchen sink answer to food waste, it's metaphors galore today …

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April 22, 2022

Newsletter #273: Where Batteries Come From

This week: Should we mine the ocean? Mask mandates are over, what else? Split up the FDA Alzheimer's trials are very white Ronan …

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April 15, 2022

Newsletter #272: Is carbon removal real?

This week: Carbon removal: Hope is not a plan. A bajillion dollars might be! COVID and diabetes is the new Bennifer Walmart's reg…

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April 14, 2022

A Very Big Deal

TLDR: INI/Membership is here . Today we’re launching the first way for INI readers and listeners to come together, to go deeper, …

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April 4, 2022

Peer Pressure Works

Over the past few years, more and more voters have cited “action on climate” as a reason for voting the way they do. From Data fo…

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April 1, 2022

Newsletter #271: What is the climate gap?

This week: The climate tech gap, explained Free COVID tests, over (for some) The future of freshwater Millions of nurses, lost Fa…

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March 25, 2022

Newsletter #270: Did you hear about ecstasy?

This week: The SEC's new climate rule, summarized J&J's COVID shot, redeemed? How to protect food workers in the climate age PTSD…

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March 21, 2022

3 Billion Shots, Part Deux

A little while ago, I had a conversation with Dr. Madhukar Pai about vaccine equity. In it, I tried to understand why and how dev…

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March 18, 2022

Newsletter #269: The ESG Bubble

This week: ESG's crumbling COVID on the rise, funding vanishes California's breadbasket at risk Gene therapy pricing Your biometr…

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March 14, 2022

Fresh Banana Leaves

There’s no word for “conservation” in many Indigenous languages. Some come close, but mean something more like “taking care of” o…

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March 11, 2022

Newsletter #268: This is the transition in real time

This week: Putin's oil, rejected The lives we write off What "sustainable" really means, or, nothing Lead pipes, still Microsoft'…

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March 8, 2022

Abhishek vs Terminator

There’s these metaphors that sum up a lot of what we’re trying to do here, what needs to be done on planet Earth, from climate ch…

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