terrestrial explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country to bring listeners stories about people making personal choices in the face of environmental change.
If you gave up flying how would your life change?
Dec 19, 2017 • 20 min
There was a moment when Janisse Ray realized she couldn’t call herself an environmentalist and an activist and keep traveling by airplane.
When climate change makes it hard to breathe | terrestrial
Dec 5, 2017 • 17 min
Climate change isn’t just contributing to drought, super-storms, sea level rise and flooding. It’s also making it harder for many people to breathe,…
The secret history of Biosphere 2 | terrestrial
Nov 21, 2017 • 26 min
What if you looked at the world around you, saw where things are headed on this planet and said to yourself, you know what? I want to start fresh. A…
His fellow conservatives call him a ‘green decoy.’ Here’s why | terrestrial
Nov 7, 2017 • 25 min
Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with the Republican party’s efforts to…
For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change | terrestrial
Oct 24, 2017 • 17 min
Scientists believe that for the planet to continue to safely support life, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be kept as close to 350…
‘I just couldn’t do it:’ The ambassador who quit over climate change | terrestrial
Oct 10, 2017 • 15 min
When I met Dave Rank, he was just a normal guy on a road trip with his wife in a used Subaru. But not long before that, Dave had a very important job.
How is pollution connected to race and inequality? | terrestrial
Jul 11, 2017 • 21 min
The Trump administration has proposed cutting the EPA’s budget by 30 percent. What does that mean for polluted communities in the U.S.?
Would you trust the feds to make decisions about your land? | terrestrial
Jun 27, 2017 • 16 min
Why would a fourth-generation rancher who doesn’t put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her…
Protest is broken, he said. Now he dreams of revolution in Oregon | terrestrial
Jun 13, 2017 • 20 min
It’s a radical idea — that protest as we know it is broken. And a lot of people disagreed with Micah White when he first started talking about it, but…
Should you have kids if you care about the environment?
Jun 6, 2017 • 8 min
Bill Radke talks with Ashley Ahearn, host of KUOW’s terrestrial podcast, about about one of the more personal decisions we make around climate change:…
Would you have kids, given climate change? | terrestrial
May 30, 2017 • 19 min
Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed?
Would you compost your body? | terrestrial
May 16, 2017 • 16 min
I was about 12 years old when my great aunt Gilda died.
You probably have eco anxiety. You just don’t know it | terrestrial
May 2, 2017 • 18 min
When I first heard the term eco-anxiety — a chronic fear of environmental doom — I brushed it off. It seemed like something for people who sit on yoga…
Apr 13, 2017 • 2 min
A new podcast from KUOW explores the choices we make in a world we have changed. Host Ashley Ahearn travels the country — from ranches in Oregon to…
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