Eric Dean Wilson discusses how America uses more energy for cooling than any other nation on the planet and how that’s fueling the climate crisis.Read more
Beyond the hive mind, bees are smarter than you might think
Professor Lars Chittka discusses the sentience of bees – from their ability to learn to having an emotional life – and the moral obligation we have to help them survive.Read more
Can capitalism save us from climate change?
Bob Keefe discusses why the business world is concerned about the economic impact of climate change, and why capitalism might be the key to breaking gridlock on climate action.Read more
Dying insects and migrating trees: our planet in peril
Of all the species on Earth, humans have easily had the biggest impact. We’ll look at how our actions have affected everything from the bug population to the plants and trees many animals call home.Read more
How animals perceive reality
Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer on staff at The Atlantic, discusses what seems like animal magic powers – from magnetic fields and sonar to complex vision and heightened smell.Read more
What a rare-bird sighting says about the planet
Kevin Nguyen is features editor for The Verge, and he joins us to tell the story of a man who spotted the first redwing in Maine and the domino effects that unleashed for avid birders.Read more
Did humans evolve to need meat?
Roanne van Voorst is a futures-anthropologist, and she joins us to discuss her vision for a world not reliant on meat for food or clothing.Read more
Why we’re all a little afraid of the dark
Harper’s Magazine contributor Suzannah Showler discusses the night sky, how light is polluting it and the effect that has on all animals, and the profound connection humans have to darkness.Read more
The next disaster is coming. Are you ready?
Juliette Kayyem, a lecturer at Harvard and faculty director of the Homeland Security Project and the Security and Global Health Project, discusses her approach to crisis management.Read more
Beyond batteries: What we need to store renewable energy
New Yorker contributing writer Matthew Hutson explains why there needs to be 100-times more storage for renewables by 2040, and why that goal is currently out of reach.Read more
From crickets to whales, the sounds of a healthy planet
David George Haskell explains sonic diversity and its importance to human and animal life – and how we are silencing those critical noises around us.Read more
The fossil fuel industry gaslit us about climate change
Dan Edge discusses his new Frontline documentary, which looks into what scientists, politicians, lobbyists and the public knew about climate change and how oil companies cast doubt on global warming to influence policy to their benefit.Read more