Episodes

Oct. 22, 2019

#82: Sustainable Trees + Death Metal = Climate Progress

In Episode 82 , Quinn & Brian discuss: How to fix our somewhat pressing land reconfiguration issues -- from 30,000 feet down to t…

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Oct. 8, 2019

#81: Legalizing the Other Weed

In Episode 81, Quinn & Brian discuss: Legalizing the weed of the sea. Our guests are Bren Smith and Tom Ford, two fine, clean-liv…

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Oct. 1, 2019

#80: Mosquitoes. The Serial Killers of Nature. Should We Make Them Go…

In Episode 80, Quinn & Brian discuss Quinn’s wife’s least favorite thing: Mosquitoes! Our guest is Dr. Natalie Kofler, a trained …

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Sept. 24, 2019

#79: Air Pollution: The Low Hanging Fruit of Our Hellish Future

In Episode 79, Quinn & Brian are back to discuss: Optimism in the air (wait... that doesn’t sound like us). Our guest is Beth Gar…

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Aug. 27, 2019

#78: How to Be A Better Ancestor

In Episode 78 , Quinn & Brian discuss: Planning for chaos. Our guest is Bina Venkataraman , author of the upcoming book The Optim…

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Aug. 21, 2019

BEST OF THE BEST: Where Does Ebola Go From Here?

In Episode 62, Quinn & Brian asked: Where does Ebola go from here? Our guest is Karin Huster, a Field Coordinator at Doctors With…

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Aug. 13, 2019

#77: Please, Please, Please Do A Good Job, Colorado

In Episode 77, Quinn & Brian discuss: How Colorado can fix this wholllllle thing with one little election. Our guest is Mike John…

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Aug. 6, 2019

#76: Save the Corals, Save the World

In Episode 76, Quinn & Brian discuss: What you don’t see (any more) when you snorkel. Our guest is Dr. Kim Cobb, a professor in t…

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July 31, 2019

BEST OF THE BEST: It’s Getting Hot in Here, and America’s Poor Are Dy…

In Episode 50, Quinn & Brian discussed: How D.C. and LA are dealing with urban heat issues. Our guests are Yesim Sayin Taylor a…

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July 23, 2019

#75: Can Zebrafish Beat Childhood Cancer?

In Episode 75, Quinn & Brian discuss: Beating the crap out of childhood cancer with science and... zebrafish? We’re getting reall…

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July 16, 2019

#74: Incentivizing Those Dirty Capitalists to Solve Climate Change fo…

In Episode 74, Quinn & Brian discuss: Making carbon capture suck more (but this time, with carrots). Our guest is Henry Elkus, th…

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July 10, 2019

BEST OF THE BEST: What’s It Feel Like To Be Asked To Save the World?

Today’s episode is a rerun of Episode 56, where Quinn & Brian asked: What’s it feel like to be asked to save the world? Our guest…

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July 2, 2019

#73: Did A.I. Just Make My Life’s Work Obsolete?

In Episode 73, Quinn & Brian ask: Hold On A Minute -- Did A.I. Just Take Our Jobs? Of course, we aren’t talking about our jobs. …

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June 25, 2019

#72: The Monsoon Is 11 Days Late

In Episode 72 , Quinn & Brian discuss: Monsoons, food, and people. Our guest is Dr. Deepti Singh , an Assistant Professor in the …

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June 18, 2019

#71: Why Raising the Status of Girls Can Change Everything

In Episode 71, Quinn & Brian discuss: Why raising the status of girls can help change everything. Our guest is Dr. Katharine Wilk…

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June 11, 2019

#70: Who’s Fixing the People Fixing Our Planet?

In Episode 70 , Quinn & Brian discuss: When things are broken, when the people who are working on those things are also broken, a…

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June 4, 2019

#69: Rebuilding Los Angeles & L.A.’s Green New Deal

In Episode 69, Quinn & Brian discuss: Rebuilding Los Angeles and L.A.’s Green New Deal. Our guest is Jeanalee Obergfell, who work…

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May 28, 2019

#68: Let’s Send Our Homework into Space

In Episode 68, Quinn & Brian discuss: Sending our homework to space. Our guest is Michelle Lucas, an actual rocket scientist and …

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May 21, 2019

#67: Is Climate Change "Flippable"?

In Episode 67, Quinn & Brian ask: Is Climate Change "Flippable"?. Our guest is Catherine Vaughan, CEO and Co-Founder of Flippable…

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May 14, 2019

#66: So We Can’t Just Blow Up Asteroids, Then?

In Episode 66 , Quinn & Brian want to know why the hell we can't -- and further -- shouldn’t just blow up asteroids . Our guest i…

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May 6, 2019

#65: Chernobyl: A Preventable and Rare Accident from the Past or a Vi…

In Episode 65, Quinn asks: Is Chernobyl a preventable and rare accident from the past or a vivid picture of our hellish nuclear f…

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April 30, 2019

#64: Sunrise Movement Tour - Live (ish) in LA!

In a very special Episode 64, Quinn & Brian discuss (live! Kind of): everything that’s good at the Sunrise Movement Tour (and eve…

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April 23, 2019

#63: Green Acres: Farming for Millennials and Other People Who Like F…

In Episode 63, Quinn & Brian discuss: Building a new pipeline of sustainable food growers. Our guest is Dena Leibman, the Executi…

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April 16, 2019

#62: Where Does Ebola Go From Here?

In Episode 62, Quinn & Brian ask: Where does Ebola go from here? Our guest is Karin Huster, a Field Coordinator at Doctors Withou…

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