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The ‘Silo Effect’ in our Sea of Knowledge

The ‘Silo Effect’ in our Sea of Knowledge

August 13, 2019

Episode 32:

Today, we explore the 'silo effect' from the business field and apply it to human-acquired knowledge. This is the reason no one has though to combine management concepts with sustainability. We propose a new field of generalists who specialize in lateral thinking be created.

We featured the music of Bjorn Lynne and forgot to mention it in the end credits. Also, here's the link for the sound we used in the episode: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0

Communications, Perception, & Reality

Communications, Perception, & Reality

August 12, 2019

Episode 31

Today, we’re trying to change public perception on sustainability, and we are concluding the communications component of our global sustainability diagnosis.

Also, we forgot to add an article source at the end of the episode for Stanislav Petrov, but this was corrected in Episode 33. Apologies for the error.

Uncage Human Ingenuity

Uncage Human Ingenuity

August 11, 2019

Episode 30:

Special thanks to L.M. for providing the incredible episode picture!

Today we’re exploring how concepts from the business field, frameworks, can be used to increase the speed of the solutions currently being applied to sustainability. 

Also, thanks to Zapsplat.com for the sound effect that we hope most listeners won’t realize is not the Veyron. And if you want to see something cute, google the sounds that cheetahs make.

Type 1 Research Paper

Type 1 Research Paper

August 4, 2019

Episode 29.5:

This is a quick update on our remaining episodes, since we will be altering our format of posting once a week. Starting Sunday, August 11, there will be a new episode each day for the entire week. Then our sustainability diagnosis, Phase 1, is complete, meaning there will be no new episodes until Phase 2. 

However, getting to Phase 2 can only happen with the help of our global listeners.

We believe in you!

Is Science Dumb? Part 5: The Epic Conclusion

Is Science Dumb? Part 5: The Epic Conclusion

July 27, 2019

Episode 29:

Today, we answer the question once and for all: Is Science Dumb?

One of our listeners from Australia sent us the awesome episode picture (see episode 26 for the reference). Thanks, Mate!

Also, we posted on-time for Sunday in our time zone last week, even though it says Monday. Our bad. So to balance that out, we’re posting this episode a bit earlier than usual.

Global Urgency

Global Urgency

July 21, 2019

Episode 28: 

Today, we explore the idea that our planet is a large engine, subject to engine-like concerns like tolerances, feedback loops, and the eventual global catastrophic failure that may occur sooner than many people think...

Special thanks to ZapSplat for the sound effects in this episode. You can check out their royalty-free music & sound effects at https://www.zapsplat.com/

 

Is Science Dumb? Part 4

Is Science Dumb? Part 4

July 14, 2019

Episode 27: 

The tone of this episode might come off as slightly irritated. This irritation is not directed at our listeners, but at the media outlets who are not properly covering these sustainability topics, and we highlight this with a common climate change misconception.

‘Managing’ Sustainability

‘Managing’ Sustainability

July 7, 2019

Episode 26:

Today, we’re discussing the differences between top-down and bottom-up change, and which ones are ideal to address the many different and unique sustainability problems.

Also, we encourage you to see if you can spot an audio edit we had to do, since John reads typos from scripts just like Ron Burgundy reads anything on the teleprompter. . .

You Stay Classy, Planet Earth.

Global Apathy (T.J.T. #3)

Global Apathy (T.J.T. #3)

June 30, 2019

Episode 25:

WARNING: This episode contains graphic content & language that may be offensive to some listeners. Special thanks to L.M. for helping to write the episode – not the vulgar language - that part was all John's doing.

Today, we’re discussing the impacts of global apathy and inaction when it comes to sustainability.

The Business ‘Math’ of Global Cooperation

The Business ‘Math’ of Global Cooperation

June 23, 2019

Episode 24:

Today, we’re applying a popular concept, Pareto’s principle, to factors such as human cooperation. Then we’re exploring adoption curves to try and determine how many people we’d have to convince for global traction in sustainability. We did our best to make this episode shorter, but we don’t want to get so concise the point is lost on some listeners. This is intended for everyone, and everyone learns and understands at different speeds.

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