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A IS FOR ANTHROPOCENE: Living in the Age of Humanity
67 minutes | May 19, 2020
It’s a Small World After All?
An exploration of the tiny but powerful, from viruses to snails. Plus, Tim Pearce, TikTok celebrity and beloved mollusk curator.
82 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Special Earth Week Episode: R Is for Resilience
Meet Grant Ervin, Pittsburgh’s Chief Resilience Officer, and Dr. Nicole Heller, the world’s first Curator of Anthropocene Studies. Listen to “Whose Garden Was This” by Tom Paxton here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msKYLHwqvW4
60 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Q Is for Quarantine
And we’re … back? Meet some of the new podcast team as they discuss this even newer age of humanity (from home) and learn what kind of vital work remains when a museum with a collection of 22 million items is closed to the public.
47 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
The Science of Henry David Thoreau
Eric and Sloan discuss the enduring inspiration of Walden Pond, ecotourism, and a potential new biofuel. Mason Heberling, the museum’s curator of botany, shares his recent work and what Thoreau’s journals reveal about the effects of climate change on wildflowers.
57 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode 4: A New Hope?
Ray Gastil, Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Remaking Cities Institute, joins the podcast, and Eric and Sloan discuss sustainable cities and species that are no longer extinct.
52 minutes | Oct 28, 2019
The Bird Episode
Declining bird populations, species and habitats that are recovering, and what you can do for birds (hint: coffee). Jonathan Rice, the museum’s Urban Bird Conservation Coordinator, joins the podcast.
54 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Tree Frogs, Eco-anxiety, and Sewage Beer!
Eric and Sloan address eco-anxiety, discuss innovative green sewage solutions, and interview Jennifer Sheridan, Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s curator of amphibians and reptiles, right before she boards a plane for an expedition to Borneo.
30 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
Climate Strike, Hope, and Catherine Chalmers
Welcome to our very first episode! Hosts Eric and Sloan recap the climate strike, find inspiration in Generation Z, and welcome our listeners to the Anthropocene. Later, Sloan discusses the borders of art, nature, and science with acclaimed artist and photographer Catherine Chalmers.
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