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Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry
Climate Scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe on #ClimateChange, #COP26 and Courageous Conversations

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 39:15


It seems like we live in a world where every issue divides us on the extremes, and Climate Change is no exception. It's killing people and economies, and yet it seems like all we can do is yell at each other about it. Our guest this week is trying to change that, one conversation at a time. Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is lead scientist at The Nature Conservancy and author of the new book Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World. NATIONAL BESTSELLER “An optimistic view on why collective action is still possible—and how it can be realized.” —The New York Times “As far as heroic characters go, I'm not sure you could do better than Katharine Hayhoe.” —Scientific American “A must-read if we're serious about enacting positive change from the ground up, in communities, and through human connections and human emotions.” —Margaret Atwood, Twitter United Nations Champion of the Earth, climate scientist, and evangelical Christian Katharine Hayhoe changes the debate on how we can save our future. Called “one of the nation's most effective communicators on climate change” by The New York Times, Katharine Hayhoe knows how to navigate all sides of the conversation on our changing planet. A Canadian climate scientist living in Texas, she negotiates distrust of data, indifference to imminent threats, and resistance to proposed solutions with ease. Over the past fifteen years Hayhoe has found that the most important thing we can do to address climate change is talk about it—and she wants to teach you how. In Saving Us, Hayhoe argues that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, facts are only one part of the equation. We need to find shared values in order to connect our unique identities to collective action. This is not another doomsday narrative about a planet on fire. It is a multilayered look at science, faith, and human psychology, from an icon in her field—recently named chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy. Drawing on interdisciplinary research and personal stories, Hayhoe shows that small conversations can have astonishing results. Saving Us leaves us with the tools to open a dialogue with your loved ones about how we all can play a role in pushing forward for change. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alyssa-milano-sorry-not-sorry/message

Make Out Already
Matchmaking Via Nepotism: "Heartbeat Braves" by Pamela Sanderson

Make Out Already

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 41:44


Hi friends! On this episode, we recap “Heartbeat Braves” by Pamela Sanderson. Our heroine is a no-nonsense professional who works at a community center serving the indigenous community. Her job is stressful enough without having to hand-hold the board's nepotism hire. And even worse, he is super cute. This book highlighted the glaring gaps in our bookshelves with regard to indigenous stories, and we had a lot of trouble finding stories that centered indigenous lives and not just indigenous trauma. So please please send us your recommendations, because we would love to read them. Now, spoilers ahead. You can visit us at www.makeoutalreadypod.com. You can also follow us on Instagram @makeoutalreadypod and on Twitter @makeout_already, or email us at makeoutalready@gmail.com. We have merch! https://make-out-already.creator-spring.com/ Our “Just My Luck” episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4q6uUlbA9NnRvXANaiE59O?si=b8a23fd323e4467d https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-out-already/id1504732910?i=1000542074783 Bonkers TikTok about “spicy” books that don't bang: https://www.tiktok.com/@bonkersromance/video/7031270749302246661?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id7033772996410951173 Hot Under His Collar by Andie J. Christopher: https://www.therippedbodicela.com/aff/MakeOutAlready/book/9780593200049 City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: https://www.therippedbodicela.com/aff/MakeOutAlready/book/9781594634741 The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: https://www.therippedbodicela.com/aff/MakeOutAlready/book/9780385720953 Last year's holiday movie episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4jz3GMI5Kx8MihQEiqpy2Y?si=kzrcREaySRi8ekAU87-94w https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/make-out-already/id1504732910?i=1000501494720 Dark History episode about Trail of Tears: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5BzGUfg3ddW2hjGTowbItT?si=02a48853b65b4f04 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dark-history/id1568505888?i=1000532350468 Dark History episode about residential schools: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3w3MnayvhzqC6GessAyI0O?si=ed563748737e46c1 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dark-history/id1568505888?i=1000542184332 Lance Tsosie (Modern Warrior) on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@modern_warrior__?lang=en Meg's favorite cornbread mix: https://www.krusteaz.com/products/cornbread/honey-cornbread-muffin/

WPL Book Drop
Episode 25: Dusty Talks Graphic Novels with Becky

WPL Book Drop

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 17:16


In this episode, Dusty makes his first appearance on the podcast to talk about graphic novels with Becky. Titles mentioned/discussed: Amulet. Book 1, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi The Walking Dead Compendium One by Robert Kirkman, et al. ​Sisters by Raina Telgemeier, et al. ​The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood; Adapted by Renee Nault Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan, et al. Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan, et al.  This Place 150 Years Retold by Katherena Vermette, et al. Nobody's Fool: The Life & Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead by Bill Griffith Brzrkr by Keanu Revees, et al.

The Writer's Almanac
The Writer's Almanac - Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Writer's Almanac

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 5:00


Today is the 82nd birthday of poet, novelist, activist, and feminist Margaret Atwood, who said, "I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most."

Currently Reading
Season 4, Episode 15: Long-Term Buddy Reading + Picking a Book Club Book

Currently Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 51:29


1:27 Bookish Moment of the Week 1:46 - Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent  1:52 - Bookends bookshop in Pagosa Springs Colorado 2:46 - All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle 4:05 - The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand 4:42 - My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton 4:43 - My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton 4:57 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 5:19 - Marley by Jon Clinch 6:06 Current Reads: 6:12 - God Spare the Girls by Kelsey McKinney (Kaytee) 6:32 - Sarah's Bookshelves Live 9:43 - A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Wilson Wesley (Meredith) 9:52 - Book Drop subscription 13:32 - Let's Tell This Story Properly by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Kaytee) Note: In the UK, this collection is published as Manchester Happened 14:23 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 16:10 - Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson (Meredith) 16:23 - White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson 16:36 - Novel Neighbor bookshop 22:03 - Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (Kaytee) 23:23 - Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse 24:22 - Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Meredith) 25:55 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 25:56 - The Selection by Kiera Cass 25:58 - Furyborn by Claire Legrand 28:24 - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas  30:32 Deep Dive - What Makes a Good Book Club Book? 33:58 - Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam 34:42 - Bookend Homeschoolers Season 2: Episode 13 36:20 - A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler 36:50 - Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan 38:12 - How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith 39:02 - The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix 40:49 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 41:45 - The Push by Ashley Audrain 41:48 - The Need by Helen Phillips 42:53 - Roar by Ceclia Ahern 43:15 - The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor 43:45 - You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld 44:43 - Books We Want to Press Into Your Hands: 45:05 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Kaytee) 47:26 - The Power by Naomi Alderman (Meredith) 49:20 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

St. Louis on the Air
For 54 years, SLU's literary award has connected big-name writers and St. Louis audiences

St. Louis on the Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 16:30


Since 1967, the St. Louis Literary Award has brought heavy hitters to town, including Shelby Foote, Eudora Welty and Chinua Achebe. Executive director Ted Ibur discusses the award's history and what it's like to deal with writers such as Margaret Atwood and Stephen Sondheim.

Tangents of 2 Teens
Book 8: The Handmaid's Tale

Tangents of 2 Teens

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 11:53


In this episode, Kariba talks about another story she's reading for English class: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

TimeToBloom Podcast
EP33 Marguerite Akbar

TimeToBloom Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 37:14


En 2019 suite à l'épisode 21 "#jesuisféminicidophobe", j'ai fait la rencontre de Marguerite Stern qui m'avait donné rendez-vous ainsi qu'à des dizaines d'autres femmes pour nous enseigner sa technique de peinture & collage aussi reconnaissable qu'incontournable autour d'une seule et même revendication : ON NE VEUT PLUS COMPTER NOS MORTES. Un mouvement d'une puissance incommensurable était né. Un mouvement dont un groupe de personnes essaient de lui ôter la maternité. Un mouvement désormais détourné au profit d'un autre mouvement qui se caractérise par sa violente misogynie. C'est intolérable. J'aurais du prendre sa défense il y a bien longtemps, Mieux vaut tard que jamais. J'espère qu'en lui montrant de l'amour - ou du moins du respect - les unes après les autres, on rétablira l'équilibre avec toute la haine qu'elle encaisse depuis des années. Bonne écoute ! ---------------------------------------------- Envie de poursuivre la conversation ensemble & échanger des ressources dans un endroit réservé aux auditrices ? Envoie une demande par mail pour rejoindre le Slack du TimeToBloom Podcast : timetobloompodcast@gmail.com Soutien mon travail en me faisant une donation via PayPal : timetobloompodcast@gmail.com Tous les montants sont appréciés

The Dean Blundell Show
561. Chapelle vs Trans vs Netflix and Margaret Atwood With John Kay & Sleep Chatting With Wayne & Alex From ZenAF

The Dean Blundell Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 105:33


Jon Kay talks Chapelle VS Trans VS Netflix, Zanzibar, and Margaret Atwood Wayne and Alex from Zen AF and sleep chatting. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey
Ep 510 | It's Rachel's Tale, We're All Just Handmaids In It

Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 56:21


Today we're focusing on the topic of womanhood and motherhood and how the progressive Left dilutes what those things mean. Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary of HHS, who is a man living as a woman, was recently awarded the rank of four-star admiral because ... reasons. The media are all aflutter over this, fawning over what they call either the first openly trans four-star admiral or the first woman four-star admiral. Even though those things contradict each other. We discuss all the reasons this is ridiculous and also the biblical perspective that Christians use to approach issues regarding gender. Also, famous feminist Margaret Atwood has gotten on the wrong side of the pro-trans mob after sharing an article that asked, "Why can't we say 'woman' anymore?" Pro-trans activists are still protesting Netflix, which led to a pretty funny and crazy encounter between a leftist protester and a pro-Dave protester. Lastly, Condoleezza Rice went on "The View" and gave a very measured, reasonable rebuttal to critical race theory that encapsulates what most of the country probably believes. --- Timecodes: (0:00) Intro (3:15) Rachel Levine is being called the "first female" four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (10:40) What does it mean to be a woman? (25:30) How can Christians be loving, but not unconditionally accepting or tolerant of what is happening around us, especially when it comes to biological truths? (50:37) Condoleezza Rice on 'The View', pushing back on CRT (52:34) announcing the winner of our 500th episode giveaway --- Today's Sponsors: Dwell is a Bible app, inspired by the Psalmist's command that we must hide the Word of God in our hearts. They've built a beautiful listening & reading experience for the Scriptures, also featuring a new read along experience which lets you read big, bold text accompanied by beautiful background art. To get started, go to DwellApp,io/RELATABLE to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life! Alliance Defending Freedom is challenging the vaccine mandate in court if it's enacted, as promised, but they need your help. Join the growing number of supporters at ADFLegal.org/ALLIE & make a tax-deductible donation to ADF's Freedom Fund to ensure they have the resources necessary to take the Biden administration to court! Good Ranchers have traveled the US, meeting with actual farmers that raise the livestock to ensure the product they're sending to your table is the very best! Their product is 100% American! Go to GoodRanchers.com/ALLIE & use promo code 'ALLIE" at checkout to save $20 off & free express shipping, or 20% off each box of mouth-watering meats when you subscribe! --- Past Episodes Mentioned: Ep 335: Understanding the Biblical Telos of Gender https://apple.co/3plbtxv Ep 467: Twitter Bans Biology & Why the Gender Stuff Matters https://apple.co/3E9a1Tb --- Show Notes: New York Times: A Transgender U.S. Public Health Official Breaks Ground on the Pandemic's Front Line." https://nyti.ms/2Z8VsQi LifeSite News: "BREAKING: Senate Confirms Transgender Man 'Rachel' Levine to HHS Post" https://bit.ly/3nkojJT Teen Vogue: "Anal Sex: Safety, How tos, Tips, and More" https://bit.ly/3E118eb New York Times: "F.D.A. Approves New H.I.V.-Prevention Drug, But Not for Everyone" https://nyti.ms/3B7F67E WORLD Magazine: "'Team TERF' and the Truth About Men and Women" https://bit.ly/2Z7N17F --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Real Talk
October 21, 2021 - Jesse Wente; Space Exploration; Bioethicist Florence Ashley; Kids & Money

Real Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 151:55


16:02 | CEO of Delalune Space Rob Meyerson and spacecraft designer Adam Steltzner tackle the big questions of human life beyond Planet Earth. They'll be delivering the keynote address at the Jasper Dark Sky Festival on Saturday, October 23.  39:04 | Bioethicist Florence Ashley addresses the transphobia promoted by public figures including authors Margaret Atwood and JK Rowling along with comedian Dave Chappelle.  1:00:06 | Anishinaabe writer Jesse Wente shares about his new bestseller, Unreconciled: Family, Truth, And Indigenous Resistance, and why Indigenous communities are seeking sovereignty not equity. 1:48:30 | Financial literacy expert Pam Liyanage on when and how to teach kids about money, including the new MoneyPrep App video game.  2:07:08 | #EatYourWords | Ryan reviews the spitefulness conservative politicians, including former Edmonton city councillor Mike Nickel, directed at other candidates during the municipal election campaign season. Presented by Prairie Catering.

You still going on about that?
YSGOAT News:October 21, 2021

You still going on about that?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 132:04


The YSGOAT News is back after a week off, with Rob and Joseph talking Squid Game theories and What if's missing episode; the Southlake, Texas, school board; Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema; Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan; Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice; and Netflix, Dave Chapelle, and Margaret Atwood. It was a nice week off, but now we're back, and we're still going on about that! Recorded on October 21, 2021. Get your YSGOAT tees, totes, mugs, and more in our store HERE.   Check out Rob's Etsy shop to buy his prints, stickers, original artwork, and more HERE.   You can also get a wide variety of Rob Israel tees, totes, mugs, and more in his Teepublic store HERE.

The Ben Shapiro Show
Ep. 1358 - How To Defeat The Authoritarian Left

The Ben Shapiro Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 49:37


Southwest Airlines caves on its vaccine mandate; Jen Psaki mocks Americans worried over the supply chain bottleneck; and the woke Left turns on Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood. Check out Debunked. Where Ben Shapiro exposes leftist fallacies in 15 minutes or less. Watch the full season available only on The Daily Wire: utm.io/uc9er  Subscribe to Morning Wire, Daily Wire's new morning news podcast, and get the facts first on the news you need to know: https://utm.io/udyIF Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

You Are Here
The War for Reality: Don't Say Women Are Women | Guest: Zuby | 10/19/21

You Are Here

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 108:06


Margaret Atwood is trending for committing the transgression of sharing an article that asked why we're no longer allowed to call women women any more. Reality is no longer the fabric of our existence; it's a nuisance that should be disregarded and redefined. Rachel Levine was sworn in as the "first openly transgender, female four-star admiral," proving just how serious our military is about defending our country. Don't worry about the hypersonic missiles China is launching, because inclusivity wins wars. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, when discussing why the personnel who worked 20 months without the vaccine are now a problem, gave possibly too honest an answer, saying, “The rules have changed.” Indeed, it seems like the rules for reality have truly changed. Zuby: Twitter - @zubymusic YouTube -  @Zuby  "Word of Zuby" Album Out Now - http://fanlink.to/wordofzuby Author, "Strong Advice" - http://gumroad.com/l/zubyfitness Subscribe to You Are Here YouTube: https://bit.ly/2XNLhQw Watch MORE You Are Here on BlazeTV: https://bit.ly/38WB2vw Check out Elijah Schaffer's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3C0yWH8 Check out Sydney Watson's YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2YIedK5 Follow Sydney Watson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SydneyLWatson Follow Elijah Schaffer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

WDR 5 Scala
WDR 5 Scala - Ganze Sendung

WDR 5 Scala

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 37:49


Themen u.a.: Deutscher Buchpreis für Antje Rávik Strubel; Skandal um Bild-Chefredakteur Julian Reichelt; Neurechte Sexisten - Buch von Tobias Ginsburg; Deutscher Dirigentenpreis in Köln; Service Literatur: Zwei Buchneuerscheinungen von Margaret Atwood; Moderation: Stefanie Junker

Speaking Your Brand
247: Creating Your Body of Work by Noticing Who's Missing with Katrine Marçal

Speaking Your Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 30:55


When you think about your thought leadership, one of the questions to consider is: What is missing in your field/industry? For my guest Katrine Marçal, the question wasn't only “what” is missing, but “who” is missing and what the consequences have been for all of us. Katrine is a bestselling author on women and innovation and her second book just came out called “Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men.” Katrine and I talk about: Why women have been missing from economics The innovations we're missing as a society because women have been ignored and don't receive funding for their ideas and businesses How Katrine is "speaking her brand" with her writings and speaking engagements I share some Ideas for Katrine's talks About My Guest: Katrine Marçal is a bestselling author on women and innovation. Her first book “Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?” has been translated into more than 20 languages. Margaret Atwood called it "a smart, funny and readable book on women, economics and money". It was named one of The Guardian's books of the year in 2015. BBC also named Katrine one of its 100 Women in 2015. Katrine's second book “Mother Of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored In An Economy Built For Men” became a bestseller in Sweden in 2020 and will be published in several languages during 2021 and 2022. Katrine works for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. She has given keynotes at institutions such as Oxford University Business and Economics Programme, London School of Economics and The Royal School of Technology in Stockholm. In her role as a financial journalist she has interviewed many of the world's leading economic thinkers. Some of her interviews have been viewed more than a million times on YouTube. She lives in the English countryside with her husband and three children.   About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.  Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/247 Get Katrine's new book “Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men”: https://www.amazon.com/Mother-Invention-Ideas-Ignored-Economy-ebook/dp/B08WJV9JBS/  Subscribe to Katrine's Substack newsletter: https://wealthofwomen.substack.com/    Schedule a consult call with us to talk about creating your signature talk and thought leadership platform: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/contact.    Connect on LinkedIn: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Katrine Marçal (guest) = https://www.linkedin.com/in/katrine-marcal/  Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 162: Why We're #ChoosingWomensVoices – and You Should Too with Carol Cox and Diane Diaz Episode 163: A Feminist Approach to Public Speaking with Carol Cox Episode 191: Women in Politics and the Public Sphere with Rep. Anna Eskamani [Use Your Voice Series]

Novel Pairings
83. Revisiting Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Novel Pairings

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 68:55


This season we've been getting into the autumnal mood with Gothic short stories, Victorian fiction, and an upcoming exploration of horror literature. Today, we're rereleasing our episode on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a work that fits perfectly into our seasonal theme. We hope listening or relistening to our discussion about this classroom staple will be enhanced by all the additional Gothic content in the Novel Pairings feed this fall. Show notes Our discussion includes: Sara's experience with teaching Frankenstein in the high school classroom [8:20] The stranger-than-fiction true story behind the novel [10:30] Defining “Gothic novels,” historical and contemporary [20:05] Plus, as always, we're recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic,  including graphic novels and absorbing nonfiction. Shop our pairings: https://bookshop.org/lists/novel-pairings-for-frankenstein Sign up for Libro.fm: https://libro.fm/redeem/novelpairings What to read or skip in Frankenstein:   Victor thinking about creating his creature Creating the monster Monster talking to Victor Skip all of the wandering around the countryside   . . . . . . . . . . Shop the pairings:   Chelsey's Pairings: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Millicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara [43:30] WSIRN Episode w/Mallory Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter by Brea Grant & Yishan Li [50:40] The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey [58:20]   Sara's Pairings: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro [40:02] Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood [46:45] Destroyer by Victor LaValle, illustrated by Dietrich Smith [53:51]   Picks of the Week: Chelsey: Penny Dreadful on Showtime/Netflix Sara: Mary's Monster by Lita Judge  illustrations: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626725003

Bookish with Sonya Walger

Isha Sesay is a British journalist of Sierra Leonean descent who became a TV news star in 2014 when she led a CNN team to a Peabody award for her coverage of the kidnapping of 276 school girls in Nigeria. Isha stayed with the story over the years and spent time with the girls that escaped, as well as with the families of the girls that are still unaccounted for. She put her experiences into a book, Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram. Isha also launched an educational humanitarian nonprofit organization called W.E. Can Lead, which was created to support African girls in receiving educational support so that they can become future leaders.   Isha's Books Beloved by Toni Morrison, 1987 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1960 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, 1970 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, 2016 The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Audio Long Read
Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals – podcast

The Audio Long Read

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 38:53


Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker? By Charlotte Higgins. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod

TruthWorks Network Radio
" If America Fails? LIVE " - Follow-up Call-In Session ::: (516) 666-9516

TruthWorks Network Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 54:00


“If America Fails?  The Coming Tyranny” After Panel Discussion Call-In Session :: 10-11pm ET “If America Fails?  The Coming Tyranny” is a new webcast series that examines “The Handmaid's Tale” (Hulu series) – the fictional story that explores the real potential of the U.S. as a failed state, through the lens and perspectives of the Black experience. The sneak preview features Handmaid's Tale expert, Dr. Karen K. Ritzenhoff @Ritzenhoffk co-edited – “The Apocalypse in Film: Dystopias, Disasters, and Other Visions about the End of the World.” Following the panel, we take your calls and comments here. Enter the chat (registration required or Call-In:   (516) 666-9516 to listen or comment.     "When fascism starts to feel normal, we're all in trouble. All the denial either from fear or uncertainty is not helpful. We are seeing the execution, not the plan." TruthWorks Network YouTube Channel - Panel Discussion  8pm ET Call-In:   (516) 666-9516 

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg
10/14/21 The Penelopiade

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 20:08


Fabrice Conte-Williamson, who is a member of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's theater faculty, discusses their production of Margaret Atwood's The Penelpiade that opens this weekend.

You Might Know Her From
Megan Follows

You Might Know Her From

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 52:01


Bosom friends, we are here with Megan Follows. You Might Know Her From Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Wynona Earp, Heartland, The Facts of Life, Hockey Night, Shania: A Life in Eight Albums, and Reign. Megan saddled up with us to talk about putting on the sensible boots of L.M. Montgomery's literary heroine, Anne Shirley three times for the iconic television adaptations of the Anne of Green Gables books. We also chatted with Megan about Anne and Diana's friendship through the queer lens, LM's personal diaries and alleged dalliance with a female fan, growing up in a theatrical family in Canada, plotting murders and rapes as Catherine de Medici on the CW series Reign, and playing Jo's cousin on a potential Facts of Life spin-off. This one was just exquisite. May we all toast our raspberry cordial to Megan Follows! Follow us on social media @damianbellino || @rodemanne  Whoopi's migraine medicine: Nurtec Whoopi's cannabis menstrual medicine:Whoopi & Maya Megan Follows has theatrical parents: Ted Follows & Dawn Greenhalgh Parents involved in many theatrical ventures: Straw Hat Players, Stratford Festival and Tyrone Guthrie, Neptune Theatre in Halifax Other Canadian actors: Christopher and Amanda Plummer, Colleen Dewhurst Hockey Night remastered in 2016 Directed an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad Megan Follows' video audition for Anne of Green Gables (the Canadian tv adaptation of the Lucy Maud (LM) Montgomery novels) The Mitzvah Technique Was in all the Anne movies except Road to Avonlea Queering of the friendship between Anne Shirley and her bosom friend, Diana Barry  LM Montgomery had loving relationships with female friends (fans?) LM Montgomery cited as inspiration by Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Carol Shields, etc Barbara Hershey played older Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Stars as Catherine de Medici on the CW series, Reign Directed episodes of Wynona Earp and Reign Reign had mandate about more female directors Played Shania Twain's mom in Shania: A Life in 8 Albums  Jo's cousin Terry on Facts of Life backdoor pilot “Jo's Cousin” FMK Connie Selleca, Michelle Phillips, J. Lo Talk Sex with Sue Johannson: the Candian Dr Ruth Kd land ann marie macdonald alicia palmer Damian's mom more into Lori Loughlin than Felicity “not humble” Huffman Anne thinks Felicity's apology is one of the better public mea culpas. 

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)
Margaret Atwood and Omar El Akkad: Beyond Dystopia

Ideas from CBC Radio (Highlights)

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 54:08


Dystopian versus utopian. Description versus prescription. Ideology versus art. As geopolitical and climate crises deepen, what role should writers play? A conversation with novelists Margaret Atwood and Omar El Akkad as part of the first annual PEN Graeme Gibson Talk.

The Retrospectors
On This Day: Playboy's Identity Crisis

The Retrospectors

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 10:11


The world's most famous adult magazine went ‘SFW' on 12th October, 2015 - when Scott Flanders, then Playboy's chief executive, announced that future editions would no longer contain full nudity. The change lasted for only one year.‘Reading it for the articles' had, at one time, been a plausible option - the magazine had published stories by Margaret Atwood and interviews with Malcolm X, Vladimir Nabokov, Martin Luther King Jr., and Jimmy Carter. But, in the internet era, Playboy had become more lucrative as a clothing brand than as a credible print title, finally ceasing publication in 2020.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly revisit the first issue, from 1953; dig into Hugh Hefner's burial plot; and visit Playboy's website, FOR RESEARCH…Further Reading:‘Playboy to remove nudity from magazine' (Channel 4 News, 2015): https://www.channel4.com/news/playboy-to-remove-nudity-from-magazine‘Playboy's Postfeminism Problem' (Diggit, 2018): https://www.diggitmagazine.com/column/playboys-postfeminism-problem‘Playboy Is Bringing Nudity Back' (ThinkTank, 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiJzqwM4ibAFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

I Saw It On Linden Street
Ravenous (1999)

I Saw It On Linden Street

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 80:15


1847- A shell-shocked Captain in US Army is sent to a far flung fort in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where he is forced to participate in a rescue mission where his garrison is ambushed by a savage and manipulative cannibal. Tune in as Chris talks Wendigos, Antonia Bird, & Manifest Destiny as the LSCE screens the historical horror black comedy “Ravenous.” Join us! Promos: Videorama Podcast Bedknobs & Broomflicks Check us out at www.LSCEP.com Subscribe, Like, & Review. Follow Us on Twitter @LsceP & on Instagram @ lsce_podcast Did you know we are on Amazon Music Now? I KNOW! Awesome, right? Works Cited: Brod, Doug. “Ravenous.” Entertainment weekly, no. 504 (1999): 150. Clarke, Roger. Film: They Have All But Eaten Me Alive. The Independent, March 9, 1999. Accessed Online 10/7/2021. https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/film-they-all-but-ate-me-alive-1115720.html DeSanti, Brady. “The Cannibal Talking Head: The Portrayal of the Windigo ‘Monster' in Popular Culture and Ojibwe Traditions.” Journal of religion and popular culture 27, no. 3 (2015): 186–201. DiMarco, Danette. “Going Wendigo: The Emergence of the Iconic Monster in Margaret Atwood's ‘Oryx and Crake' and Antonia Bird's ‘Ravenous.'” College literature 38, no. 4 (2011): 134–155. Ebert. Roger (March 19, 1999) “Ravenous.” Accessed 10/07/21. https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/ravenous-1999 Kolan, Michalina, Leis, Kamil, Baska, Aleksandra, Kazik, Jakub and Gałązka, Przemysław. "Wendigo Psychosis" Current Problems of Psychiatry 20, no.3 (2019): 213-216. https://doi.org/10.2478/cpp-2019-0014 Lietz, Michelle. "Cannibalism in Contact Narratives and the Evolution of the Wendigo." Order No. 10130714, Eastern Michigan University, 2016. https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/cannibalism-contact-narratives-evolution-wendigo/docview/1817912459/se-2?accountid=11578. McCARTHY, TODD. “RAVENOUS.” Variety 373, no. 11 (1999): 58–. McGovern, Joe. “Ravenous.” Entertainment weekly, no. 1315 (2014): 1–. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lsce/message

An Obsessive Nature
Books We Hate (jk, but look out Margaret Atwood)

An Obsessive Nature

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 36:34


Today, we talk about books we have issues with. From classics to whole series, we spill all the tea.

Broads You Should Know
Half-Hanged Mary — The Woman Who Survived Multiple Witch Accusations and a Puritan Lynching Attempt [Caitlin Parrish]

Broads You Should Know

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 34:52


This week, special guest Caitlin Parrish tells us the story of "Half-Hanged" Mary Webster. Accused of witchcraft more than once in her lifetime, she does not escape the noose - but you'll have to listen to find out the rest! Her story predates the Salem witch trials by several decades and she is an ancestor of Margaret Atwood's, inspiring her poem "Half-Hanged Mary" and one of the dedicatee's of The Handmaid's Tale. — A Broad is a woman who lives by her own rules. Broads You Should Know is the podcast about the Broads who helped shape our world! 3 Ways you can help support the podcast: Write a review on iTunes Share your favorite episode on social media / tell a friend about the show! Send us an email with a broad suggestion, question, or comment at BroadsYouShouldKnow@gmail.com — Broads You Should Know is hosted by Sara Gorsky. IG: @SaraGorsky Web master / site design: www.BroadsYouShouldKnow.com — Broads You Should Know is produced by Sara Gorsky & edited by Chloe Skye

Reading Envy
Reading Envy 230: Iron Bubble with Ross O'Brien

Reading Envy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021


Living in Hong Kong has given Ross a different pandemic perspective, and has shifted his reading life in ways we discuss during this episode, as well as discussing books we've read recently. I'm just a bot, though.Download or listen via this link: Reading Envy 230: Iron Bubble Subscribe to the podcast via this link: FeedburnerOr subscribe via Apple Podcasts by clicking: SubscribeOr listen through TuneIn Or listen on Google Play Or listen via StitcherOr listen through Spotify Or listen through Google Podcasts Books discussed: Imperial Twilight by Stephen PlattGreat Circle by Maggie ShipsteadKlara and the Sun by Kazuo IshiguroSeveral People are Typing by Calvin KasulkeThe Betrayals by Bridget CollinsOther mentions:Robert Burns Night in Hong Kong The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellTravels with a Tangerine by Tim Mackintosh-SmithBooker AwardCamp ToBKazuo Ishiguro - Nobel PrizeOryx and Crake by Margaret AtwoodWall-E (film)The Buried Giant by Kazuo IshiguroNever Let Me Go by Kazuo IshiguroThe Remains of the Day by Kazuo IshiguroThe Glass Bead Game by Herman HesseThe Glass Room by Simon MawerRazorblade Tears by S.A. CosbyMaybe Esther: A Family Story by Katja PetrowskajaRelated episodes: Episode 028 - The Room of Requirement with David GallowayEpisode 045 - Worlds Collide with Ross O'BrienStalk us online:Jenny at GoodreadsJenny on TwitterJenny is @readingenvy on Instagram and Litsy Ross on TwitterRoss can also be heard on the Sugar My Bones podcastAll links to books are through Bookshop.org, where I am an affiliate. I wanted more money to go to the actual publishers and authors. I link to Amazon when a book is not listed with Bookshop.

Jean & Mike Do The New York Times Crossword
Monday, October 4, 2021 - The NYTimes Crossword - always a sight for SOREEYES

Jean & Mike Do The New York Times Crossword

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 8:43


Mondays are traditionally the easiest crossword puzzles of the week, designed to gently welcome novice solvers to the fold, and this one definitely succeeds. It has some intriguing clues -- 1D, Handy way of communicating, in brief?, ASL; 56A, 1967 hit by the Tremeloes suggested by the starts of 17-, 27- and 46-Across, HERECOMESMYBABY; and a nod to one of Mike's favorite books, 7D, "_____ and Crake" (Margaret Atwood novel), ORYX. But it also has some old chestnuts, such as 41A, Airport guesses, for short, ETAS 25A, "Othello" villain*, IAGO, and 40A, Brian who was once with Roxy Music, ENO. And of course ... [pregnant pause] ... it had a theme, involving delivery. For more deets, download today's episode!*but a hero to crossword constructors

Better Known
Alexandra Pringle

Better Known

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 29:24


Alexandra Pringle discusses with Ivan six things which she thinks should be better known. Alexandra Pringle was Editor-in-Chief of Bloomsbury Publishing for 20 years and she is now Executive Publisher. Her authors include Margaret Atwood, Richard Ford, Esther Freud, Elizabeth Gilbert, Khaled Hosseini, Jhumpa Lahiri, Colum McCann, Ann Patchett, George Saunders, Kamila Shamsie, Patti Smith and Barbara Trapido. She is a Patron of Index on Censorship, a Trustee of the charity Reprieve, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She has been awarded Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from Anglia Ruskin University and Warwick University. Gillian Ayres https://amp.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/11/gillian-ayres-obituary Serrabone Priory, Languedoc https://www.spottinghistory.com/view/6434/serrabone-priory/ Barbara Trapido https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/21-barbara-trapido/id1439173261?i=1000436025069 Restaurant Captain Bob, Tyre, Lebanon https://www.zomato.com/beirut/istirahet-captain-bob-tyre/menu My Funny Valentine sung by Chet Baker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXywhJpOKs Steve Ali https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/refugees-like-me-rarely-get-to-tell-our-side-what-everyone-gets-wrong-about-the-refugee-crisis-a4533551.html This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Literaturely
Episode 16: Approaches to Teaching Margaret Atwood

Literaturely

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 59:57


We wrap our second semester of Literaturely with our book club! We dive into the prolific and exciting world of Margaret Atwood. That's right: Paige and Margaret read and review MLA's 1996 Approaches to Teaching Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Other Texts. We chat about the goals of a literature pedagogy anthology, the overall collection, and the individual essays themselves! We discuss how students' expectations for Atwood have changed in the past two decades and how the literature classroom itself has evolved. We have a lot of fun discussing the potential of including Atwood in our own classrooms, the activities we loved, and how these works can help our own pedagogy continue to improve! What are your approaches for teaching Atwood? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter with @Literaturely101, on Instagram at LiteraturelyPodcast, or via email at LiteraturelyPodcast@gmail.com!

Poetry Unbound
Margaret Atwood — All Bread

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 15:23


In a poem of four stanzas, Margaret Atwood traces bread from its growth in bone-nurtured soil, to the warm ovens of baking, to the table, to the mouth of one person, then the hands of someone breaking bread for many. From the cow-dung in the earth to the salt of the hands of the person kneading the bread, this poem is like a meditation on the material reality of what nurtures the body and what nurtures the soul, and is a secular examination of what breaking bread might mean.Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. Her latest novel, The Testaments, is a co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. It is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, now an award-winning TV series. She lives in Toronto.Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.

Poetry Unbound
Poetry Unbound — Season 4 Trailer

Poetry Unbound

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 1:50


Poetry Unbound with host Pádraig Ó Tuama is back on Monday, September 27. Featured poets in this season include Margaret Atwood, Kaveh Akbar, Danez Smith, Tishani Doshi, and many more. New episodes released every Monday and Friday through December 17.Follow us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, or wherever you listen.

The Verb
New Rules for Writing - Manifesto Launch

The Verb

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 46:21


We reveal our new 'Rules for Writing' - six ideas to inspire, excite, and to break! The musician and songwriter Damon Albarn - and award-winning poets Don Paterson and Elizabeth-Jane Burnett - all join Ian McMillan to illustrate these provocations, which are designed to help launch a new era of poetry, story-writing and performance. The composer and producer Gerry Diver has also contributed a piece of sound art inspired by the cadences of the human voice called 'You May be Mistaken'. Across our 'Experiments in Living' season, The Verb asked over a hundred guests ( including Margaret Atwood, Yanis Varoufakis, Claudia Rankine and Simon Armitage ) for their ideas about how we might write most powerfully, and creatively in these times. Certain themes surfaced again and again, including time, uncertainty, the non-human world, and listening. Find out how they made their way into our manifesto, and inspired our six new rules.

Ink to Film
“Nothing About Love” ITF Watch: The Handmaid's Tale (2017 TV series) episodes 1-5

Ink to Film

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 88:16


Bruce Miller's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's famous novel has pulled in numerous accolades, but what is it that makes the show so noteworthy? In episode 198, Luke & James react to the first five episodes of season 1, explore the directorial decisions, what lighting can mean for a scene, the purpose of extreme closeups, and theorize why the show seems to push the envelope farther than the book even did. They make sure to discuss the fantastic performances from Elizabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Ann Dowd, and Alexis Bledel! Join them next week as they finish out the first season of the show before casting their votes on which version of the story is best!    Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm  Buy The Handmaid's Tale or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro Music: “The Wasteland” by Ross Bugden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAalHA1bAc

Dagens dikt
”Bära hem mat om vintern” av Margaret Atwood

Dagens dikt

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 1:30


Översättning: Heidi von Born och Hans Nygren Uppläsning: Monica Wilderoth Diktsamling: Dikter (Prisma, 1988) MUSIK Aram Chatjaturjan: En egyptisk flickas dans ur Spartacus EXEKUTÖR Bolsjojteaterns orkester. Dirigent: Alexander Lazarev

Late Boomers
Author Anne Geever: Survival in an Undead Age

Late Boomers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 45:24


Award-Winning Author Anne Geever waxes on the undead and talks about her books, writing and theology, the choices we make to survive extraordinary times, love, loss, betrayal and redemption and about the zombies that live in all of us.

Adulting on the Spectrum
Navigating and coming to terms with the autistic online community

Adulting on the Spectrum

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 44:00


In this episode, hosts Andrew Komarow and Eileen Lamb speak with Lucy Cross Wallace. Lucy is an undergraduate student studying Russian and Philosophy at Stanford University. She likes coffee, Margaret Atwood, novels and kindness. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views of Autism Speaks.

GrassRoot Ohio
ProChoice with Heart - with Whitney Shanahan & Cymphony

GrassRoot Ohio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 28:53


Carolyn Harding with Whitney Shanahan, Founder of ProChoice with Heart, a growing organization that focuses on holding protests across the country fighting for women's rights! They wear red as a symbol of women's oppression, inspired by Margaret Atwood's book and hulu show, Handmaid's Tale. According to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, “On September 1st one of the most extreme abortion bans went into effect — Texas's S.B. 8 will ban abortion at six weeks of pregnancy and encourages private citizens to act as abortion bounty hunters — allowing anyone to sue any Texan who they believe provided an abortion, or even helped a patient get an abortion, after six weeks.” Can you lay out what just happened in Texas, with the six-week abortion ban. What does that mean for the everyday Texan woman, their loved ones, and health care providers? What does this mean for everyday Ohioan women, their loved ones and health care providers? https://prochoicewithheart.com photo by Paul Becker GrassRoot Ohio w/ Carolyn Harding - Conversations with every-day people, working on important issues here in Columbus and all around Ohio! There's a time to listen and learn, a time to organize and strategize, And a time to Stand Up/ Fight Back! Every Friday 5:00pm, EST on 94.1FM & streaming worldwide @ WGRN.org We now air on Sundays at 2:pm, EST on 92.7/98.3FM & streams @ WCRSFM.org & 4:00pm EST, at 107.1 FM, streams @ http://67.163.237.198:8000, Wheeling/Moundsville WV on WEJP-LP FM. Contact Us if you would like GrassRoot Ohio on your local station. Check us out and Like us on Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/GrassRootOhio/ Check us out on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grassroot_ohio/ If you miss the Friday broadcast, you can find it here: All shows/podcasts archived at SoundCloud! https://soundcloud.com/user-42674753 GrassRoot Ohio is now on Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../grassroot-ohio/id1522559085 This GrassRoot Ohio interview can also be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cinublue/featured... Intro and Exit music for GrassRoot Ohio is "Resilient" by Rising Appalachia: https://youtu.be/tx17RvPMaQ8

Ink to Film
“First Against the Wall” ITF Read: The Handmaid's Tale (1985 novel)

Ink to Film

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 84:51


Margaret Atwood's dystopian feminist novel drew praise and outrage alike when it was first released for its controversial subject matter, but the modern classic has only grown in relevance over time, with perhaps no moment in American history since its publication more apropos than the one we're in now. In episode 197, Luke & James wade into the politics of the day, discuss the similarities between Gilead and Q-Anon, and the way religion can be used as a tool of suppression. Join them next week when they discuss the first 5 episodes of the Hulu TV adaptation created by Bruce Miller!   Become a Patron for hours of exclusive content & more: www.patreon.com/inktofilm Buy The Handmaid's Tale or any of the other source novels at Ink to Film's bookshop: www.bookshop.org/shop/inktofilm Ink to Film's Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (@inktofilm) Home Base: inktofilm.com Intro Music: “The Wasteland” by Ross Bugden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eAalHA1bAc

Binah
Binah: Margaret Atwood On Writing In The Time Of Dystopia

Binah

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 58:29


Novelist, poet and essayist Margaret Atwood discusses her latest work of fiction, “Two Scorched Men,” her seminal novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and writing in the time of dystopia.

Business for Good Podcast
Ep 73 |From Dust to Dust...or to Soil: Katrina Spade and the Recompose Vision for an Eco-Friendlier Death Industry

Business for Good Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 48:52


Whether we like it or not, one fact of modern living is that every day we're creating greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution. But should our final act on the earthly stage also necessitate one last pollutive hurrah?  Katrina Spade is on a mission to offer a better way to deal with human corpses, and it involves a process called natural organic reduction. It's essentially a fancy way of saying she's invented a method of accelerated composting for your body. Rather than cremating your corpse, which involves substantial pollution, and rather than burial, which typically means sealing your body off from nature with concrete liners, hermetically sealed caskets, preservatives in your body, and more, Katrina wants to turn your body into healthy, rich soil, within just one month. After founding Recompose, Katrina helped change laws in three states now (Washington, Oregon, and Colorado) to allow her method, and has already opened an operational human composting facility in Seattle. In addition to dozens of composts completed, they have nearly 1,000 paying customers who've already pre-ordered their own composting, just in the same way you might pre-order a plot in a cemetery.  So far Recompose has raised about $12 million from investors (including author Margaret Atwood!) and is just getting started in their effort to empower you to give nutrients back to the planet when you're done with your body.

Audio Poem of the Day
Songs of the Transformed

Audio Poem of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 1:00


by Margaret Atwood (read by Melissa Severin)

Climactic
Archive || Raising the Bar | Who needs artists in a climate crisis? - Dr Jen Rae

Climactic

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 51:59


Recorded in November 2019 for Raising the Bar, an event series from the City of Melbourne.  We're so grateful to the RTB team for allowing us to share this audio, from past guest and collaborator Dr Jen Rae. Raising the Bar is "for curious minds and lifelong learners. We're here for those hungry for innovation and inspiration. For the citizens and dreamers of our world. We're here to make knowledge accessible outside of the traditional classroom and transform our city's popular culture. We're Raising the Bar." According to Margaret Atwood, we're no longer talking about climate change; we are facing ‘everything change'. There are infinite adjustments to make - so what's the importance of artists in these transitions? Jen Rae has been practicing at the intersection of arts and climate emergency for the past 10 years. Join her as she shares what she's learned from practicing across cultures and disciplines to find the place of artists in the climate catastrophe. Support the show: https://www.climactic.fm/p/support-the-collective/

Poured Over
Linden Lewis on THE SECOND REBEL

Poured Over

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 37:23


A fun, spoiler-free conversation with Linden Lewis about her fabulous new novel The Second Rebel, the sequel to The First Sister, our first Speculative Fiction Monthly Pick. Linden joins us on the show to talk about Space Opera, world-building, scrapping full first drafts, giving yourself permission to write what you want to write, and more. Produced/Hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Featured Books: The Second Rebel and The First Sister by Linden Lewis, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang, The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Poured Over is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Thursday. Follow us here for new episodes Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Science Friday
Elephantquakes and Margaret Atwood. August 13, 2021, Part 2

Science Friday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 45:51


A Stomp, A Roar, An Elephantquake? An adult African elephant, the largest land animal on Earth, can weigh as much as two tons. Their activities—walking, playing, even bellowing—might shake the ground beneath them. But research in the journal Current Biology finds that the signals from an elephant's walk are capable of traveling as far as three kilometers, while a roaring bull, or male elephant, might be detectable a full six kilometers away with just seismological monitoring tools. Biologist Beth Mortimer and seismologist Tarje Nissen-Meyer, both at the University of Oxford and co-authors of the new research, describe the signals they captured in the ground and explain how a network of seismological sensors might help us study elephants from a distance, and even protect endangered elephants from poaching.      Margaret Atwood On The Science Behind ‘Oryx And Crake' Author Margaret Atwood's book, Oryx and Crake is set in a post-pandemic world and a genetically engineered dystopian future. In this archival interview, recorded in April 2004, Atwood says science is “a tool for expressing and perfecting human desires—and sometimes it's a tool for counteracting human fears.” She talks about how she pulls inspiration for her ‘speculative fiction' from news headlines, and discusses how her entomologist father influenced her writing. 

RHLSTP with Richard Herring
RHLSTP 339 - No Such Thing As A Fish

RHLSTP with Richard Herring

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 74:52


#339 I Don't Want To Go Back To Clown School - Richard's daughter has proven that she is definitely funnier than him, but he's cool with that. His guests are too. They are Andrew, Anna, Dan and James from No Such Thing As a Fish. They've come armed with some wince inducing mono testicle facts to help ease Rich into his new reality, but also discuss Aphanatasia, the time to penis spreadsheet, staging burglaries, Alan Alda, Anneka Rice's head, Margaret Atwood's mechanical arm and too many other weird and wonderful facts to mention here. They are on tour from October and are highly recommended https://www.nosuchthingasafish.com/Sponsor Richard's half scrotum half marathon here http://justgiving.com/monoballSUPPORT THE SHOW!Watch our TWITCH CHANNELBecome a badger and see extra content at our WEBSITESee details of the RHLSTP TOUR DATESBuy DVDs and Books from GO FASTER STRIPE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Working
Why Opera Composer Jake Heggie Writes Music by Hand

Working

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 56:07


This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world's most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for Murdered Sisters, which he created with the help of writer Margaret Atwood and singer Joshua Hopkins.  After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about Joshua's refined artistic instincts. Then they help a listener who wants to start publishing fiction again after a long break.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.  Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Culture Gabfest
Working: Why Opera Composer Jake Heggie Writes Music by Hand

Culture Gabfest

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 56:07


This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world's most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for Murdered Sisters, which he created with the help of writer Margaret Atwood and singer Joshua Hopkins.  After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about Joshua's refined artistic instincts. Then they help a listener who wants to start publishing fiction again after a long break.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.  Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Slate Daily Feed
Working: Why Opera Composer Jake Heggie Writes Music by Hand

Slate Daily Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 56:07


This week, host June Thomas talks to composer Jake Heggie, who the Wall Street Journal described as “arguably the world's most popular 21st-century opera and art song composer.” In the interview, Jake talks about how he fell in love with opera and why he composes all his work on manuscript paper by hand. He also discusses his recent work, Songs for Murdered Sisters, which he created with the help of writer Margaret Atwood and singer Joshua Hopkins.  After the interview, June and co-host Rumaan Alam talk about Joshua's refined artistic instincts. Then they help a listener who wants to start publishing fiction again after a long break.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675.  Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you'll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices