Episodes

Jan. 28, 2022

Newsletter #262: Rihanna has entered the chat

This week: Gas stoves can GTFO Omicron means we still need masks at schools The future of "organic" food Throwing cash at bigger …

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Jan. 21, 2022

Newsletter #261: How to market climate change

This week: How to market climate change to the people Here come the masks - are they enough? What's "enough"? Kids EBT food on th…

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Jan. 14, 2022

Newsletter #260: What "Mild" COVID Really Means

This week: Moving on from Machin; What "mild" COVID really means; How China's going plant-based; How exercise defeats anxiety; Th…

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Dec. 21, 2021

129. Indigenous DNA

In Episode 129 , Quinn tries to better understand data privacy, data stewardship, and what it means for Indigenous cultures in th…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Issue #258: What Omicron Means For You

This week: Biden's executive orders; What Omicron means for you; The future of coffee farmer migration; Telehealth lobbying on th…

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Dec. 7, 2021

BEST OF: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

Yes, we all know that the 1998 Michael Bay flick Armageddon is a masterpiece of cinema, but two years ago we asked ourselves this…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Issue #257: McDonald’s Is Lying To You

This week: McDonald’s isn’t trying; Biden’s test plan had to be better; Plant-based meat math is obvious; We need more biotech da…

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Nov. 29, 2021

128. The Best Olive Oil You’ve Never Had

In Episode 128 , Quinn unpacks the most delicious olive oil in the world , how it came to be, and what it means to start a food b…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Issue #256: Alexa. Knows. Everything.

This Week: Is there a green bubble?; Can you get a booster?; Where to find clean water; Why health workers are quitting; Amazon’s…

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Nov. 22, 2021

127. How To Innovate

In Episode 127 , Quinn wants to know just how the hell “innovation” actually works. His guest is Christopher Mims, a journalist f…

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Nov. 16, 2021

126. Climate Tech $ Above The Fold

In Episode 126 , Quinn meets his newsletter heroes: Kim Zou & Sophie Purdom , co-founders of the independent media outlet Climate…

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Nov. 15, 2021

Issue #255: It’s My Birthday, Let’s Ban Coal

This Week: China takes on methane; Moderna's downturn; Inflated food costs; Measles on the rebound; Google's new drug company Fin…

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Nov. 8, 2021

125. Elevating Climate Venture Capital

In Episode 125 , Quinn asks: How can venture capital offer solutions to two of the biggest problems of our time? His guests are V…

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Nov. 5, 2021

Issue #254: Delete Your (Face)Book

This week: Checking in on COP; How is this still happening?; An Impossible evaluation; Digitizing Medicade; Facebook is deleting …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Issue #253: Here’s The Deal

This Week: Biden's agreement, revealed; Why vaccinating kids matters for everyone; Plant-based meat emissions questioned; Public …

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Nov. 1, 2021

124. Birth Control 2.0

In Episode 124 , Quinn interviews Dr. Elizabeth Ruzzo , a brilliant human geneticist who left the world of academia to launch ady…

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Oct. 25, 2021

Newsletter #252: What Comes After Manchin

This Week, Summarized: Moving on from Manchin; Kids shots; Forever chemicals regulated (finally); Google vs. Iran Get Action Step…

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Oct. 25, 2021

123. Snapchat Runs for Office

In Episode #123 , Quinn gets a masterclass on Snapchat AND running for office with RFS co-founder, returning guest, and our favor…

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Oct. 15, 2021

Issue #251: Moderna Made How Much?

This week: climate finance exposed; Moderna’s COVID profits are… a lot; beef’s emissions problem examined; startups for aging, an…

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Oct. 8, 2021

Issue #250: Bye Malaria

This week: How to reduce methane; America’s out of diapers; COVID questions; A new day against malaria; Food systems examined; Ho…

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Oct. 4, 2021

The First Black Female Space Pilot

We’re bringing back one of our all-time most popular conversations, and not just because it kicks ass. When this interview was re…

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Oct. 1, 2021

Issue #249: It's Climate Day in America (I Hope)

This week: It’s Climate Day; How to defeat the next pandemic; Telehealth in red states; Is lab-grown meat a myth; Facebook’s very…

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Sept. 24, 2021

#248: How We Deal With Facebook

This week: Manchin wields a dirty pen; Our new COVID rules; Fighting for expanded telehealth; 200 million climate migrants; Even …

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Sept. 13, 2021

How We Deal With Drought: From NOVA Now

I’m very excited to share an awesome show with you today, from the fine folks at PBS! God, I love PBS. The show is called “NOVA N…

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