About the Podcast
Stories about natural histories and livable futures presented by Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Season One centers climate action, and how humans are working together towards a just and joyous future for all life. Hear interviews from the frontlines of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and justice with people who grow our food, protect our greenspaces, and fight polluting industries. Researchers at Carnegie Museum of Natural History and host Michael Pisano connect these community climate action stories to natural history, ecology, and environmental science.
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Meet the Hosts
Host Michael Pisano’s first career aspiration was to be a dinosaur. 35-ish years later, he makes films about sustainability and solidarity. He also makes fantasy games about collaboration in the face of doom. Together, he thinks, we can fight for a joyous future.
Producer & Co-host Taiji Nelson studies Learning Sciences and Human Development at the University of Washington (Seattle), but lived in Pittsburgh from 2006-2022 and grew up in the Allegheny National Forest. He is passionate about developing ways to promote solidarity between the environmental movement and other justice movements, and facilitating learning environments that help people answer big questions about taking action toward climate justice.
Field Reporter Di-ay Battad tells stories about people who are working toward a safe, just, and inspiring world. With their background in teaching in alternative and after-school settings, Di-ay is especially motivated to show the value and power of education, and of youth voices, in our movement toward climate justice.
Field Reporter Jamen Thurmond started his career shooting on his phone three years ago. He takes inspiration from anime and his everyday life to make ordinary things seem greater than they are. He aspires to elevate the voices of the unknown and document his life in the process.
Field Reporter David Kelley is a local curmudgeon armed with a camera and a passion for storytelling.