Environmental Studies

Environmental Studies

episodes

Interviews with scholars of the environment about their new books.

John Soluri, "Banana Cultures: Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change in Honduras and the United States" (U Texas Press, 2021)

June 16, 2024

Banana Cultures

John Soluri
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Bananas, the most frequently consumed fresh fruit in the United States, have been linked to Miss Chiquita and Carmen Miranda, "banana republics," and …

Tessa Hill and Eric Simons, "At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans" (Columbia UP, 2024)

June 14, 2024

At Every Depth

Tessa Hill and Eric Simons
Hosted by Vincent Yang

At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans (Columbia UP, 2024) takes readers on a journey from California tidepools to Antarctic pol…

Timothy Morton, "Hell: In Search of a Christian Ecology" (Columbia UP, 2024)

June 12, 2024

Hell

Timothy Morton
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Hell on earth is real. The toxic fusion of big oil, Evangelical Christianity, and white supremacy has ignited a worldwide inferno, more phantasmagoric…

Adam Berg, "The Olympics that Never Happened: Denver '76 and the Politics of Growth" (U Texas Press, 2023)

June 12, 2024

The Olympics that Never Happened

Adam Berg
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

If you don't recall the 1976 Denver Olympic Games, it's because they never happened. The Mile-High City won the right to host the winter games and the…

Mark Stoll, "Profit: An Environmental History" (Polity Press, 2022)

June 9, 2024

Profit

Mark Stoll

Profit ― getting more out of something than you put into it ― is the original genius of homo sapiens, who learned how to unleash the energy stored in …

Manisha Anantharaman, "Recycling Class: The Contradictions of Inclusion in Urban Sustainability" (MIT Press, 2024)

June 7, 2024

Recycling Class

Manisha Anantharaman

What types of coalitions can deliver social justice within sustainability initiatives? And how can we avoid reproducing unjust distributions of risk a…

Aaron Eddens, "Seeding Empire: American Philanthrocapital and the Roots of the Green Revolution in Africa" (U California Press, 2024)

June 6, 2024

Seeding Empire

Aaron Eddens
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

In Seeding Empire: American Philanthrocapital and the Roots of the Green Revolution in Africa (University of California Press, 2024), Dr. Aaron Eddens…

Elena Kochetkova, "The Green Power of Socialism: Wood, Forest, and the Making of Soviet Industrially Embedded Ecology" (MIT Press, 2024)

June 5, 2024

The Green Power of Socialism

Elena Kochetkova
Hosted by Ailin Zhou

In The Green Power of Socialism: Wood, Forest, and the Making of Soviet Industrially Embedded Ecology (MIT Press, 2024), Elena Kochetkova examines the…

Data Streams

June 3, 2024

Data Streams

Leah Barclay and Teresa Barrozo
Hosted by Mack Hagood

On July 18th this year, Teresa Barrozo‘s question — What might the Future sound like? — will be opened to global participation. We bring news of World…

Heather White, "60 Days to a Greener Life: Ease Eco-Anxiety Through Joyful Daily Action" (Harper Horizon, 2024)

May 27, 2024

60 Days to a Greener Life

Heather White
Hosted by Karyne Messina

Heather White brings two decades of environmental advocacy work and national nonprofit leadership to life with her joyful and practical books on tackl…

Tad Delay, "Future of Denial: The Ideologies of Climate Change" (Verso, 2024)

May 26, 2024

Future of Denial

Tad Delay
Hosted by Louisa Hann

The age of denial is over, we are told. Yet emissions continue to rise while gimmicks, graft, and green-washing distract the public from the climate v…

Cathy Stanton, "Food Margins: Lessons from an Unlikely Grocer" (U Massachusetts Press, 2024)

May 23, 2024

Food Margins

Cathy Stanton
Hosted by Brian Hamilton

An anthropologist walks into a grocery store—no that’s not the start of a joke, that’s the true story of how Cathy Stanton came to be involved with Qu…

Sunaura Taylor, "Disabled Ecologies: Lessons from a Wounded Desert" (U California Press, 2024)

May 21, 2024

Disabled Ecologies

Sunaura Taylor
Hosted by Clayton Jarrard

A powerful analysis and call to action that reveals disability as one of the defining features of environmental devastation and resistance. Deep belo…

Sarah Cassella, "Global Risks and International Law: The Case of Climate Change and Pandemics" (Brill/Nijhoff, 2023)

May 20, 2024

Global Risks and International Law

Sarah Cassella
Hosted by Daniel Lucas

Global risks present formidable challenges to international law. Although they have long been identified in many other scientific disciplines, they ar…

The Climate Crisis as a Problem of Collective Action: A Discussion with Dana Fisher

May 18, 2024

The Climate Crisis as a Problem of Collective Action

Dana Fisher

In this episode of International Horizons, Professor Dana Fisher, Director of the Center for Environment, Community, & Equity (CECE) and Professor in …

At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans

May 16, 2024

At Every Depth

Tessa Hill and Eric Simons

Today’s book is: At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans (Columbia UP, 2024), by Tessa Hill and Eric Simons, which takes readers …

"Orion" Magazine: A Discussion with Sumanth Prabhaker

May 15, 2024

"Orion" Magazine

Sumanth Prabhaker
Hosted by Dan Hill

Sumanth Prabhaker is the editor-in-chief of Orion and the founding editor of Madra Press. He earned an MFA in creative writing at the University of No…

Ban Wang, "At Home in Nature: Technology, Labor, and Critical Ecology in Modern China" (Duke UP, 2022)

May 15, 2024

At Home in Nature

Ban Wang
Hosted by Ailin Zhou

In his latest book At Home in Nature: Technology, Labor, and Critical Ecology in Modern China (Duke UP, 2022), Ban Wang uses an ecocritical lens to ex…

Inhuman

May 14, 2024

Inhuman

Rasheed Tazudeen

In this episode of High Theory, Rasheed Tazudeen tells us about the inhuman. The inhuman offers a way of moving beyond the legacies of humanism and ac…

Liliana Doganova, "Discounting the Future: The Ascendancy of a Political Technology" (Princeton UP, 2024)

May 14, 2024

Discounting the Future

Liliana Doganova
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Forest fires, droughts, and rising sea levels beg a nagging question: have we lost our capacity to act on the future? Dr. Liliana Doganova’s book Disc…