The Overpopulation Podcast
About This Show
Overpopulation is the main driver of resource depletion, dire poverty, climate change, and species extinction. The good news: overpopulation is solvable humanely through dramatically reducing birthrates. In this show we'll make the connections between overpopulation and the many vexing issues of the day. And we'll promote smaller families to achieve a sustainable population and create a more resilient future.
Most Recent Episode
Editorial Cartoons: What Makes Joel Pett Tick?
Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Joel Pett has long had our environment, sustainability and overpopulation on his mind. His cartoons have graced USA Today, the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and his hometown Lexington Herald-Leader for over three decades. Frequently lampooning denial and other irrational human behavior disrespecting our critical, life-supporting ecosystems, Joel’s deep connection with the natural world inspires him to use his creativity for good!
Pett is also the winner of the 1999 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for cartooning, and a 1995 winner of the Global Media Award for cartoons on population issues. In this charming conversation, Joel shares stories about some of his favorite cartoons and reacts to Overpopulation Podcast host Dave Gardner’s analysis. While you listen, peruse Pett’s cartoons at http://www.kentucky.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/joel-pett/article151970937.html
Learn more about overpopulation at http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org