How to Save a Planet

How to Save a Planet

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Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? Join us, journalist Alex Blumberg and scientist and policy nerd Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, as we scour the Earth for solutions, talk to people who are making a difference, ask hard questions, crack dumb jokes and — episode by episode — figure out how to build the future we want.


Black Lives Matter and the Climate
Sep 24 • 48 min
Black Lives Matter is the largest movement in U.S. history, and it’s had environmental justice as part of its policy platform from the start. In today’s show, Alex and Ayana talk about why the fight for racial justice is critical to saving the planet, and…
Unnatural Disasters
Sep 10 • 45 min
As this summer has made clear: from hurricanes to wildfires, climate change is exposing more of us to extreme weather. This week we hear what it’s like to survive a life-changing disaster, get tips on how to prepare — from a disasterologist — and learn…
20 Million Trees
Sep 3 • 40 min
Climate change is a big problem — and we’re going to need a big team to solve it. That means reaching people who might not think of themselves as climate activists. This week, we explore what the climate movement can learn from YouTubers… starting with…
The Green Wave
Aug 27 • 44 min
It started with students walking out of school to demand more action on climate change, built into an international movement – and then was propelled forward by a pandemic. Today on the show, the surprising story behind Europe’s climate plan, and what the…
The Witch of Wind
Aug 20 • 43 min
For decades, coal fueled the town of Somerset, MA. But when the coal plant went bust — taking with it millions in tax dollars — the town struggled. That’s when a local politician, the self-proclaimed Queen of Coal, learned that an unexpected industry…
How screwed are we?
Aug 6 • 11 min
How screwed are we? When it comes to climate change, that’s the question on a lot of people’s minds. Alex and Ayana ask experts and regular folks about what worries them most and what we can do to avoid that future.
Introducing How to Save a Planet
Jul 31 • 2 min
Does climate change freak you out? Want to know what we, collectively, can do about it? Us too. How to Save a Planet is a podcast that asks the big questions: what do we need to do to solve the climate crisis, and how do we get it done? Starting August…