Episode 13: Contagion

Ray Antonelli, a medical and public health student at the University of North Carolina, joins us on the show to discuss the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film Contagion. We talk about the movies accuracy in portraying epidemics, the real-life vaccine development process, antibiotic resistance, and where the next terrifying epidemic might come from. Listen here or … Continue reading Episode 13: Contagion

Episode 10: Erin Brockovich

With the recent resignation of Mustafa Ali, head of the environmental justice program at the EPA, and the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts to the regulatory agency, the importance of environmental justice is in dire need of some attention. So in this week's episode, we return to one of the earliest big successes for environmental justice- … Continue reading Episode 10: Erin Brockovich

Episode 9: The China Syndrome

What is it about Seventies movies with the word China in the title? Much like Chinatown, we loved the gritty suspense of The China Syndrome and definitely recommend watching it before listening to our episode here (but if you haven't gotten around to it, we try not to spoil too much). The China Syndrome, starring Jane Fonda, … Continue reading Episode 9: The China Syndrome

Episode 7: The Day After Tomorrow

With the record-breaking winter warmth and upheaval at the EPA, climate change and government environmental policy are at the forefront of a lot of American's minds this week. So at Carbon Neutral, we thought we'd take a trip back to 2004, when global warming was just heating up in the public conversation, and discuss how … Continue reading Episode 7: The Day After Tomorrow

Episode 6: Jurassic Park

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime; listening to our discussion of the 1993 Steven Spielberg sci-fi hit Jurassic Park, based on a novel by Michael Crichton. With special guest Bradley Allf we discuss chaos theory, genetic engineering, for-profit science, and (of course) conservation biology and invasive species propagation, a Carbon Neutral favorite. For … Continue reading Episode 6: Jurassic Park