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Join us as we bend the motherf’ing arc of history towards a radically more livable planet for you, me, and everybody else.

Our Webby-nominated, weekly conversational podcast dives into a question affecting everyone on the planet right now: climate change, clean energy, space, artificial intelligence, antibiotics, cancer, and medicine.

Our guests: scientists, doctors, engineers, politicians — even a reverend. We work towards action steps our listeners can take with their voice, their vote, and their dollar.

Hosted by Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy
139 Episodes
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We’re all dressed up and ready to stay in because it’s time for Fun Talk! This week Quinn & Brian chat about Brian’s damn good new look, why he should never shave again, our plans for transitioning to seasonal episodes in the new year, our episode stats for 2019, Movember love, the incredible work of chef José Andrés and World Central Kitchen in giving back to people affected by California wildfires, our Thanksgiving plans, all the things that can ruin Thanksgiving in your head, the Santa origin story Klaus coming out on Netflix, the wonderful Black List Live, Paul Rudd being awesome, Kris Kristofferson also being awesome, and very happy birthday wishes for Quinn.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageWorld Central Kitchen: wck.orgMovember: us.movember.comBlack List Live: blcklst.com/liveConnect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.comImportant, Not Important is produced by Crate Media--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
Quinn & Brian hit the ground running with their critical thoughts on society’s “breakfast item” construct, why Brian is wrong about breakfast pizza, the largest wildfire in California history(?), Getting Things Done™, a once-in-a-generation Harry Potter reading experience, getting guilted into reading Harry Potter by your sister, live readings of Black List scripts, friend of the show Jim Mahoney’s new movie Klaus, what Quinn wants for his birthday, the best new game on Apple Arcade: What The Golf?, and the upcoming Star Wars TV show and movie.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageThe 405 freeway shut down: www.scpr.org/carmageddonConnect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
In Episode 83, Quinn & Brian discuss: Blue carbon, the patriarchy, and how one of those two things has ruined the other (we’ll give you three guesses).Our guests are Dr. Sarah Myhre and Priya Shukla. Dr. Myhre is a leading voice in the fields of climate science, science communication, and public advocacy, as well as a Fellow with Project Drawdown and the Executive Director of the Rowan Institute. Priya is a PhD Student (AKA an almost-doctor) at UC Davis studying how climate change affects shellfish aquaculture operations within the coastal ocean, as well as a board member at The Rowan Institute and a Forbes contributor writing about ocean science.Blue Carbon is not an upcoming sequel to the highly-underrated Deep Blue Sea or a spinoff of the Netflix show Altered Carbon. Rather, it’s our best chance of sucking carbon right out of the air, if the man doesn’t keep trying to keep it down. These two more or less cut us out of the conversation — as it should be when we’re talking to two people who actually know what they’re talking about — debating the merits of different solutions to healing our oceans and addressing the climate crisis. But(!) we do make a few jokes. So, you know, we’re doing our part too.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Trump’s Book Club:F*** You Very Much: The Surprising Truth about why People are So Rude by Danny Wallace & Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado-Perez: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageSarahmyhre.comSarah on Twitter: twitter.com/sarahemyhrePriyashukla.comPriya on Twitter: twitter.com/priyologyRead Priya’s blog: www.forbes.com/sites/priyashukla/Connect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
We’re taking a brief break from our Virginia election push — check out Tuesday’s bonus episode for more info or go support Dr. Ghazala Hashmi now (ghazalahashmi.com) if you trust us blindly —for a Fun Talk!This week, Quinn & Brian chat about the perfect music to start your day with, some silly hypotheticals, how Rolling Stone done did Whitney Houston dirty, Brian’s new favorite meal, an oopsie that we made, the fantasy basketball draft, a school project about the Emmett family history, jumping on the Parasite bandwagon, and preparing for the upcoming Star Wars premiere.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageRolling Stone’s 100 Great Singers of All Time: www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/100-greatest-singers-of-all-time-147019/Connect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.comImportant, Not Important is produced by Crate Media--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
We’re interrupting your normally scheduled programming with a Special Election Report! So, today, Quinn & Brian ask: Will You Help Us Flip Virginia?Our guest is Dr. Ghazala Hashmi, an immigrant, educator, and mother who is running in the general election for Virginia State Senate District 10 on November 5, 2019 — just seven days after this episode airs! That means there are just seven days left to flip Virginia and make it blue.This is a special episode for us, and not only because we think Brian’s U.S. electoral map Halloween costume looks much better on him in blue (we’re thinking long-term here). Virginia is also Quinn’s home state and we have an opportunity to guide it towards a significantly more kick-ass future with women like Ghazala at the helm! So, if you don’t do it for the future of our nation and world, will you at least do something for Quinn?Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Support Dr. Hashmi:Donate to Dr. Hashmi RIGHT NOW: secure.actblue.com/donate/ghazalahashmiwebsiteLearn more at ghazalahashmi.comTrump’s Book Club:The Constitution of the United States of America: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3Other Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageConnect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.comImportant, Not Important is produced by Crate Media--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
To start today’s Fun Talk, let’s all wait for Brian to put his headphones in....Okay, now Quinn & Brian can start talking about an episode of the morning show that you can’t see anymore, your responses to our survey (the good, the bad, and the ones we don’t quite understand), Brian’s second attempt to take control of his life with Mint, a long-awaited update on the space nation of Asgardia, Quinn’s excitement for Star Trek: Picard, Brian’s excitement for Quinn’s excitement, Brian’s thoughts on Joker, looking forward to Movember, the adorable career aspirations of Quinn’s son, a speed theoretically faster than the speed of light, finding life on Mars in the 70s, an atlas of all the moons in the galaxy (that isn’t complete, yet), and some questions we have for you about the structure of this show.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageBooksmart soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/333xuRZr7WYZUlsXes8v5pInfinite Monkey Cage: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snr0w/episodes/downloadsNational Geographic’s Atlas of Moons: www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/07/the-atlas-of-moonsConnect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
In Episode 82, Quinn & Brian discuss: How to fix our somewhat pressing land reconfiguration issues -- from 30,000 feet down to the soil under your feet.Our guest is Dr. Iara Lacher, a land use ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. She is also the co-runner of a small nursery out of northwestern Virginia called Seven Bends Nursery. The work she does is based around sustainable planning and living, where they conduct the science to provide information for use in planning, land use, and conservation. She also wants to, through the nursery, provide these materials on a smaller scale to homeowners.We have a lot of work to do to combat climate change. We need to drastically rebuild our land use from top to bottom, reforesting the world — and before we can even start doing that, we have to stop deforestation. There is no one solution that’s going to solve it all, but we need a diverse portfolio of planning for our ecological future.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Trump’s Book Club:Silent Spring by Rachel Carson: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3Links:Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.comLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageSmithsonian Institution: www.si.eduConservation Biology Institute: consbio.orgChanging Landscapes Initiative: www.vaworkinglandscapes.org/what-we-do/collaborative-projects/203-changing-landscapes-initiativeConnect with us:Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com!Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportantLeave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettFollow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertkenFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpLike and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportantPin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportantTumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.comIntro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
This week’s Fun Talk is coming in hot and Quinn & Brian have a lot to talk about: Amazon’s non-recyclable recyclable plastic bags, Brian’s introduction to bear cameras (and his deep desire to play with bears), voting on the fattest bear, an awkward but fun audition experience, why we hate the optimism and excitement of youth, the best birthday present ever, a real-life friend test, (not) hanging out high in the hot tub, Brian living in sin, flipping Virginia, what we are and aren’t watching on TV, organic growth, and our promise to finally play some of your voice messages next week... if we remember.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links: Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Leave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/message Heated.world Watch bears at Explore.orgConnect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant Leave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/message Follow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmett Follow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertken Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImp Like and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant Pin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.com Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
In Episode 81, Quinn & Brian discuss: Legalizing the weed of the sea.Our guests are Bren Smith and Tom Ford, two fine, clean-living gentleman who are out on the water, every day, trying to change the way that we eat and use the ocean to our benefit — and, more importantly, to the ocean’s benefit (which seems obvious to us, but apparently is not).Bren started the Thimble Island Ocean Farm, a farm dedicated to restorative ocean farming, and is the Executive Director and co-founder of GreenWave, a nonprofit supporting a new generation of ocean farmers feeding the planet and building a blue-green economy in the era of climate change. Tom Ford is Executive Director of The Bay Foundation, Director of the Santa Monica Bay National Estuary Program, and Co-Director of the Coastal Research Institute at Loyola Marymount University — all of which adds up to him being a super smart guy with a lot of ideas about how we can improve both the ocean and our lives, and as we’ll learn today, some of them are surprisingly cheap and easy!Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Trump’s Book Club: The Lorax & In a Fisherman's Language: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3Links: Have feedback or questions? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Leave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/message GreenWave: www.greenwave.org The Bay Foundation: www.santamonicabay.org/ Eat Like a Fish by Bren Smith: www.amazon.com/Eat-Like-Fish-Adventures-Restorative-ebook/dp/B07GMYJJWM “Is Seaweed the Next Superfood?”: www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/11/02/a-new-leafConnect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant Leave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/message Follow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmett Follow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertken Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImp Like and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant Pin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.com Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
Welcome to another Fun Talk, the episodes that most of you listen to because it’s just Quinn & Brian talking about things that don’t really matter that much, like: why human beings are such thoughtless and selfless shitheads, LA traffic problems that won’t affect most of you, not caring how small your dick is while you’re driving, green urban design troll posts, getting fewer white guys on the show, giving the gift of 75 rolls of toilet paper, what we’re watching on TV, Brian becoming an old man, Jameson and beer, why Brian’s tum tum is feeling off, the perfection of sandwiches, what we’re reading, and sending Brian birthday wishes.FYI: Fun Talk is when we talk about whatever we want, we don’t have a topic, and we stop whenever Brian gets tired. If you want to hear us staying on topic and pondering the many ways we are approaching world-wide catastrophe, check out the episodes that publish on Tuesdays.Want to send us feedback? Tweet us, email us, or leave us a voice message!Links: Have birthday wishes for Brian? Send a message to funtalk@importantnotimportant.com Send Brian audio birthday wishes: anchor.fm/important-not-important/messageConnect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at ImportantNotImportant.com! Check out our Morning Show and other daily bite-size content on Instagram: instagram.com/ImportantNotImportant Leave us a voice message: anchor.fm/important-not-important/message Follow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmett Follow Brian: twitter.com/briancolbertken Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImp Like and share us on Facebook: facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant Pin us on Pinterest: pinterest.com/ImportantNotImportant Tumble us or whatever the hell you do on Tumblr: importantnotimportant.tumblr.com Intro/outro by Tim Blane: timblane.comImportant, Not Important is produced by Crate Media--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/important-not-important/message
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Allie

great podcast! thank you

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