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PODSHIP EARTH

Jared Blumenfeld

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PODSHIP EARTH
PODSHIP EARTH

PODSHIP EARTH

Jared Blumenfeld

10
Followers
3
Plays
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In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action.


Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, chaired the first United Nations World Environment Day held in the US, and founded the Business Council on Climate Change and Green Cities California. He worked for non-profits including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) where he helped protect millions of acres for wildlife and held corporations accountable. He thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada. He is a trusted source for environmental stories and appears frequently in the New York Times, BBC, Economist, Los Angeles Times, NPR and other media outlets. 

Latest Episodes

Rock Glaciers - Hidden in Plain Sight!

EWith an all star team of scientists and advocates, I witness firsthand a few of the more than 500 rock glaciers in the Sierra Nevada mountains. To be honest, I had never heard of rock glaciers -it turns they are well kept secret. Led by Daniel Taillant, Dr. Connie Millar, Dr. David Herbst, Sara Aminzadeh and Adam Riffle, we discover that rock glaciers may help many streams keep flowing cold even during the worst climate change has to offer. As a bonus you’ll learn how to make a rock glacier in your home freezer!

32 MIN1 d ago
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Rock Glaciers - Hidden in Plain Sight!

Kelp Killers

EPurple sea urchins, a “blob” of warmer water, and star fish wasting syndrome have all conspired to turn California’s northern pacific coastal kelp forests into wastelands. As a result, ocean biodiversity, including prized Abalone, are all suffering. I get into scuba gear and go with Jack Linkins a local abalone fisherman and Mike Esgro a dive master and ocean expert to find out what’s going on.

31 MIN2 w ago
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Kelp Killers

Amazing Grace

EWhen Melissa Bumstead’s daughter Grace was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer - both their lives changed in unimaginable ways. They spent weeks and then months in hospital over many years fighting for Grace’s life. As Melissa got know other children with cancer and their families, a pattern began to emerge - many of them, including Grace, lived close to a Cold War era weapons and nuclear energy testing site - Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley California. We talk with Melissa about her journey and what she discovered.

31 MINSEP 22
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Amazing Grace

LA River

EAt the heart of Los Angeles flows a forgotten but majestic waterway. I get in a kayak and travel with Chief Ranger Fernando Gomez and an intrepid crew to discover the beauty, tranquility and potential of this river to transform an entire city.

34 MINSEP 8
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LA River

Airmageddon

EOnly 5 percent of the world's population breathes clean air. We talk with environmental journalist and author Beth Gardiner about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution - and discover what is being done to solve this health crisis.

29 MINAUG 25
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Airmageddon

Harvey

EThis deadly hurricane caused more than $125 billion in damage to communities in Houston, Texas. In the aftermath, chemical companies used the disaster to mask their expansion into plastics manufacturing. I talk with with Yvette Arellano a community activist.

34 MINAUG 11
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Harvey

Mission Pie

EIn the heart of San Francisco, Karen Heisler created the world’s most delicious pies through sustainability, equity and a fair wage. After 12 years, this community jewel is closing.We talk to Karen about how Mission Pie was created, the factors that led its closure and the love and hope that come from even the most difficult of life’s changes.

31 MINJUL 28
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Mission Pie

Doctors

EClimate is changing health outcomes today and into the future. We talk with Dr Bruce Bekkar and Dr Ashley McClure, about how the medical profession is starting to define the roles doctors and nurses play in treating, explaining and combating the impacts of this health crisis.

32 MINJUL 14
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Doctors

Yorick

EMy Dad's lived a life full of adventure. This week we hear about his family driving through the French countryside while being shot at from Nazis planes and finally getting to freedom in New York. We then talk about the state of the world in 2019.

30 MINJUN 30
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Yorick

Yeti

EDr Daniel Taylor is the world’s leading expert on the abominable snowman, yowie, bigfoot and sasquatch. His journey led him to discover that behind the myth there was a need to protect habitat for countless other animals and plants.

33 MINJUN 16
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Yeti

Latest Episodes

Rock Glaciers - Hidden in Plain Sight!

EWith an all star team of scientists and advocates, I witness firsthand a few of the more than 500 rock glaciers in the Sierra Nevada mountains. To be honest, I had never heard of rock glaciers -it turns they are well kept secret. Led by Daniel Taillant, Dr. Connie Millar, Dr. David Herbst, Sara Aminzadeh and Adam Riffle, we discover that rock glaciers may help many streams keep flowing cold even during the worst climate change has to offer. As a bonus you’ll learn how to make a rock glacier in your home freezer!

32 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Rock Glaciers - Hidden in Plain Sight!

Kelp Killers

EPurple sea urchins, a “blob” of warmer water, and star fish wasting syndrome have all conspired to turn California’s northern pacific coastal kelp forests into wastelands. As a result, ocean biodiversity, including prized Abalone, are all suffering. I get into scuba gear and go with Jack Linkins a local abalone fisherman and Mike Esgro a dive master and ocean expert to find out what’s going on.

31 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Kelp Killers

Amazing Grace

EWhen Melissa Bumstead’s daughter Grace was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer - both their lives changed in unimaginable ways. They spent weeks and then months in hospital over many years fighting for Grace’s life. As Melissa got know other children with cancer and their families, a pattern began to emerge - many of them, including Grace, lived close to a Cold War era weapons and nuclear energy testing site - Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Simi Valley California. We talk with Melissa about her journey and what she discovered.

31 MINSEP 22
Comments
Amazing Grace

LA River

EAt the heart of Los Angeles flows a forgotten but majestic waterway. I get in a kayak and travel with Chief Ranger Fernando Gomez and an intrepid crew to discover the beauty, tranquility and potential of this river to transform an entire city.

34 MINSEP 8
Comments
LA River

Airmageddon

EOnly 5 percent of the world's population breathes clean air. We talk with environmental journalist and author Beth Gardiner about her new book Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution - and discover what is being done to solve this health crisis.

29 MINAUG 25
Comments
Airmageddon

Harvey

EThis deadly hurricane caused more than $125 billion in damage to communities in Houston, Texas. In the aftermath, chemical companies used the disaster to mask their expansion into plastics manufacturing. I talk with with Yvette Arellano a community activist.

34 MINAUG 11
Comments
Harvey

Mission Pie

EIn the heart of San Francisco, Karen Heisler created the world’s most delicious pies through sustainability, equity and a fair wage. After 12 years, this community jewel is closing.We talk to Karen about how Mission Pie was created, the factors that led its closure and the love and hope that come from even the most difficult of life’s changes.

31 MINJUL 28
Comments
Mission Pie

Doctors

EClimate is changing health outcomes today and into the future. We talk with Dr Bruce Bekkar and Dr Ashley McClure, about how the medical profession is starting to define the roles doctors and nurses play in treating, explaining and combating the impacts of this health crisis.

32 MINJUL 14
Comments
Doctors

Yorick

EMy Dad's lived a life full of adventure. This week we hear about his family driving through the French countryside while being shot at from Nazis planes and finally getting to freedom in New York. We then talk about the state of the world in 2019.

30 MINJUN 30
Comments
Yorick

Yeti

EDr Daniel Taylor is the world’s leading expert on the abominable snowman, yowie, bigfoot and sasquatch. His journey led him to discover that behind the myth there was a need to protect habitat for countless other animals and plants.

33 MINJUN 16
Comments
Yeti