Stories for Earth: Climate Change in Pop Culture

Stories for Earth: Climate Change in Pop Culture

storiesforearth.com
Stories for Earth is about everything climate change in pop culture. We believe stories found in books, movies, TV series, video games, and more can help climate change feel more relatable and help us envision the kind of future we want. New episodes every month! Learn more at storiesforearth.com.


S2 E3: Okja from Bong Joon-Ho
Sep 22 • 21 min
From the creator of Parasite and Snowpiercer comes Okja, a Netflix-exclusive film from South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho. This film is a deep dive into the world of genetically modified animals, factory farming, and runaway capitalism, and it’s a…
S2 E2: Joy Harjo—Crazy Brave and An American Sunrise
Aug 4 • 26 min
We take a deep dive into two of Joy Harjo’s books, Crazy Brave and An American Sunrise, exploring what they say about Native history and environmentalism. Joy Harjo is a writer and performer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the 23rd Poet Laureate of the…
S2 E1: What Final Fantasy VII Says About Environmentalism
Jun 9 • 22 min
Final Fantasy VII is a cult classic video game from the 90s, with a remake for PlayStation 4 that came out in April 2020. It might be famous for the cool and aloof Cloud Strife and characters with big swords, but Final Fantasy VII also has a lot to say…
E6: Pacific Edge by Kim Stanley Robinson: A Future Mythology
Feb 25 • 18 min
Our discussion of Pacific Edge by Kim Stanley Robinson covers a plot summary and explores what our future can look like through this utopian eco fiction novel. Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2020/02/24/pacific-edge-kim-stanley-robinson/ Support…
E5: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, Climate Change, and Moving Beyond a “Vision of Doom”
Jan 14 • 19 min
Daniel Quinn’s ecofiction masterpiece, Ishmael, tells us how our mindset is destroying the Earth and leaves us with some ideas for a solution. Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2020/01/14/ishmael-daniel-quinn-climate-change/ Support us on Patreon:…
E4: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Hurricane Katrina, and Climate Change
Dec 24, 2019 • 18 min
Beasts of the Southern Wild has a lot to teach us about responding to climate change. Listen along to hear more about this film’s environmental themes. Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2019/12/23/beasts-of-the-southern-wild-climate-change/ Support…
E3: Spirited Away from Hiyao Miyazaki
Nov 12, 2019 • 16 min
Spirited Away from Hiyao Miyazaki is one of the most loved animated films of all time. Listen along for our discussion of environmental themes in Spirited Away. Transcript:…
E2: Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
Oct 8, 2019 • 43 min
Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler is the second book in the Parable series. Tune in for a plot summary and our take on major themes. Transcript: https://storiesforearth.com/2019/10/08/parable-of-the-talents-octavia-butler/ Support us on Patreon:…
E1: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Sep 10, 2019 • 23 min
Octavia E. Butler was a prolific and insightful science fiction writer from Pasadena, CA. Her book Parable of the Sower examines a near-future United States wrecked by climate change. Transcript:…
Introduction to Stories for Earth
Aug 27, 2019 • 3 min
Climate change is an existential threat that threatens humanity’s existence. But we aren’t totally alone in fighting it—stories are some of our oldest tools for overcoming hardship, and they have a role to play here, too. Website:…