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Environment

How to Make a Documentary Film: Charlie Morris on PYP 515

Charlie Morris is a self-taught documentarian who highlights environmental issues to help sway public opinion and affect policy. We talk about how he goes about his work.

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Can We Awaken Through Crisis? Steve Taylor on PYP 505

Can trauma and tragedy open us up to spiritual awakening? How can we prepare ourselves for the inevitable slings and arrows of life in a way that opens us to compassion and love?

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Protecting Ourselves from GMOs: Jeffrey Smith on PYP 501

Are GMO crops and microbes safe and effective ways of improving agriculture and feeding our crowded planet, or ticking time bombs that threaten our health and the future of life on earth?

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Wearing (and Being) Nature: Jeff Scult on PYP 495

Fast fashion is a disaster. For the planet, for the oppressed workers, and for the souls of those who are constantly exhorted to throw out their clothes and buy new ones. Today’s guest offers an antidote.

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The Only Sustainable Form of Wealth: Tyson Yunkaporta on PYP 494

How shall we live, on a boiling planet and enmeshed in a civilization that knows only how to use up and destroy all it encounters? Can we find meaning and healing in the shelter of each other, to bring to birth a new world from the ashes of the old?

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Batteries Made From Plants?: Virginia Klausmeier on PYP 490

Can plant-based batteries combat planetary overheating and help save the world? Today’s guest is betting yes.

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Civil Disobedience, Groundwater, and Defending a Living Planet: Skye-Anne Tschoepe on PYP 488

Skye-Anne Tschoepe is an environmental scientist and activist who’s not afraid of getting arrested for her beliefs. Here’s her story.

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Plant Teachers: Ayahuasca, Tobacco, and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Jeremy Narby on PYP 479

Can science learn anything from Indigenous knowledge about local plants, and animals? Can science acknowledge that debt and offer reciprocity?

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Why You Should Care About Sharks: James Sulikowski on PYP 478

Are sharks vicious, erratic human-eating predators? Are they keystone species crucial for the health of marine ecosystems? Or are they just the subject of annoyingly catchy children’s songs?

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Cool Beans and Indoor Agriculture: Tyler Mayoras on PYP 469

How can we make whole food, plant-based options more convenient for consumers and more sustainable for the planet? Today’s guest, Cool Beans CEO Tyler Mayoras, shares how he’s investing and leading for a healthier planet.

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