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Science news and conversations for people who give a sh*t.

The 6-time Webby and Shorty-nominee delivers digestible weekly news updates and deep conversations with the world's smartest people (scientists, doctors, CEO's, farmers, and more!).

Get Action Steps you can take to feel better, and build a better future for everyone.

We're talkin' clean energy and coral reefs, COVID vaccines and pediatric cancer research, clean water and carbon capture tech, asteroid deflection and artificial intelligence ethics.

"A vital service in an era where important truths, outright fiction and mere trivia all compete for your attention.” - Craig Mazin, creator, writer, and executive producer of HBO's Chernobyl

Hosted by Quinn Emmett & Brian Colbert Kennedy
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This week: “Do not come”; The pandemic is not over for everyone; We can do better, can’t we? Cover crops; Language barriers in AI. Visit http://importantjobs.com/ (ImportantJobs.com) to find your next role working on the frontlines of the future. Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
115: Fossil Fuel Propaganda

115: Fossil Fuel Propaganda

2021-06-0701:00:12

In Episode 115, Quinn & Brian discuss: How to stop fossil fuel advertising. Our guests are JaRel Clay and Jamie Henn. JaRel Clay is the Digital Director of Hip Hop Caucus, a national nonprofit focused on ending the climate crisis, having some fun, and tackling racial justice along the way. No big deal. Jamie is a climate activist, strategist, and communicator. He’s the Director of Fossil Free Media, a nonprofit communications lab to boost groups taking on the fossil fuel industry.  Together, they’re members of Clean Creatives, a group of strategists, creatives, and industry leaders looking to take on the fossil industry where it hurts: their mouth holes. If it kind of sounds like the introduction to the Justice League or something, you’re not far off -- the work these guys are doing is saving the planet. Yes, we have a democrat in the White House, Ford’s got a new electric truck that’s sure to make waves, and solar just keeps getting better. But let’s not forget: Exxon mobile is not f***ing around. We have to move at this thing from all angles -- and with the same level of fervor. To really do that, we have to take control of the messaging. We can’t compete dollar to dollar, so we have to get creative. Along the way, we may end up starting the Clean Creatives Family Band. Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("The Cold Millions") by Jess Walter https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("The Bully Pulpit") by Doris Kearns Goodwin https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("All Boys Aren't Blue") by George M. Johnson https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://cleancreatives.org/ (cleancreatives.org) Twitter: https://twitter.com/cleancreatives (@cleancreatives) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clean_creatives/ (@clean_creatives) Twitter: https://twitter.com/jamieclimate/ (@jamieclimate) Twitter: https://twitter.com/iGObyJAY (@iGObyJAY) Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiphopcaucus (@hiphopcaucus) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: bigger doesn’t mean better; COVAX has got next, finally; a brand new day… and vaccine; AI and medicine – so close, and yet so far. Visit http://importantjobs.com/ (ImportantJobs.com) to find your next role working on the frontlines of the future. Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
In Episode 114, Quinn asks: What are carbon offsets, and do they even work?  Our returning guest is Akshat Rathi, a reporter at Bloomberg Green.  Carbon offsets -- like our planet -- are so hot right now. And like our planet -- they kind of don’t work! So fun.  But they could -- and while missions #1 to #11 are eliminate emissions, everywhere, we’ve gotta go negative at some point, so we might as well figure it out, and figure out how to scale them, like yesterday. You need them, I need them, we all need them. Forests (of all kinds) are great, but imperfect. New tech like next-generation wind and solar, methane-tracking satellites, and vacuums that literally suck carbon out of the sky are imperfect, too. But so is Quinn! Find out how you can offset your own impact, and help get us to negative, stat. Have feedback or questions?http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("More from Less") by Andrew McAfee https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("Less is More") by Jason Hickle https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://akshatrathi.com/ (akshatrathi.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/akshatrathi (@akshatrathi) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/akshatrathi/ (linkedin.com/in/akshatrathi) https://www.bloomberg.com/green (Bloomberg Green) https://stripe.com/climate (stripe.com/climate) https://www.kiva.org/ (kiva.org) https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2020-nature-conservancy-carbon-offsets-trees/ (JPMorgan, Disney, Blackrock Buy Nature Conservancy's Useless Carbon Offsets) https://fee.org/resources/i-pencil/ (I, Pencil by Leonard E. Read) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: a brutal day for oil; fungi on the move (not great); wastewater: so hot right now; paying for climate protection; vaccine inequities; and facial recognition on the way out (for now). Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
Synopsis: We can time travel to the past to understand how we got to where we are today. But the past doesn’t dictate the future - not anymore. So we have to look forward. The decisions we make today will guarantee that the world of 2041 is cleaner, safer, and more equitable than 2021. Do Better Better essays help you build mental models and ask questions about our changing world — for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on the frontlines of the future. Get these essays, our newsletter, and more science that makes you feel good right in your inbox at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (importantnotimportant.com) Send us feedback at questions@importantnotimportant.com — record a voice memo on your phone and send it in! Follow Quinn on Twitter: @quinnemmett Follow us on Twitter: @importantnotimp Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: http://twitter.com/briancolbertken (twitter.com/briancolbertken) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
113: Lessons from Plants

113: Lessons from Plants

2021-05-2401:11:33

In Episode 113, Quinn asks: What can we learn from plants? The answer, it turns out, is: A whole heck of a lot. Our guest is the wonderful and way overqualified Dr. Beronda Montgomery -- PhD, writer, researcher, scholar, and author of https://www.berondamontgomery.com/lessonsfromplants/ (“Lessons from Plants.”) Dr. Montgomery’s dedicated her work to understanding how individuals are impacted by their environment. Life as a human is hard. I mean, that’s why we open every episode with the question, “Why are you vital to the survival of the species?” — because it so often feels like that survival is in question. But imagine, if you will, being a plant — you think being stuck inside the past year sucks? Try being the fiddle leaf fig you one-clicked from Bloomscape in 2019! It NEVER gets to go outside.  Plants are just out here, stuck in the ground, living entirely at the whim of a constantly changing, and often harsh, environment. Still, they go on and flourish, despite everything.  Listen in to find out all the incredible lessons we can take away from the plants all around us -- from being a team player, how to persevere through adversity, and even being a better mentor. Have feedback or questions?http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("Breathe: A Letter to My Sons") by Imani Perry https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://www.berondamontgomery.com/ (berondamontgomery.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beronda_m/ (@beronda_m) Twitter: https://twitter.com/BerondaM (@BerondaM) Read: https://www.berondamontgomery.com/lessonsfromplants/ (“Lessons from Plants”) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: An electric truck for the masses; India’s vaccine production stays home; Better cancer screening; Beef emissions. Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
112. The Next Pandemic

112. The Next Pandemic

2021-05-1901:03:43

Oh, when we were young and so naive. In Episode #9 (!), Quinn and Brian got to know Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases physician, Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, and the Medical Director of Special Pathogens Unit (SPU) at Boston Medical Center. TLDR of the episode was “We should probably prepare for a pandemic.” FUN STORY. In Episode #112, Dr. Bhadelia’s back -- and she’s got some big news to share. But before we get to her announcement (and what it means for society as we know it) -- Quinn’s gotta know: was she as prepared for COVID as she thought? What did she learn? And how can we set ourselves and future generations up to fare, I don’t know, even slightly better next time? You won’t find a better infectious disease resource than Dr. B, and we’re so thankful she’s come back, now, at the turn of the tide. #gandalf Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us) or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: “https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (Get Well Soon)” by Jennifer Wright https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia http://www.twitter.com/BhadeliaMD (on Twitter) https://nyulangone.org/news/large-life-expectancy-gaps-us-cities-linked-racial-ethnic-segregation-neighborhood (Large Life Expectancy Gaps in U.S. Cities Linked to Racial & Ethnic Segregation by Neighborhood) https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-12/investigation-delays-los-angeles-hospitals-patients-deaths (California regulators launch review of long, deadly delays in L.A. County specialty care) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
In Episode 111, Quinn & Brian discuss the past, present, and future of government IT infrastructure. ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? Our guest is Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Twelve years after serving under President Obama, he’s the co-founder of CareJourney, whose mission is to empower individuals and organizations they trust with open, clinically-relevant analytics and insights in the pursuit of the optimal healthcare journey. Sounds nice! Technology moves fast. Just look at Dogecoin! Government IT… not so much.  So how the hell do we take the rapid innovations of Silicon Valley (fine, Miami) and apply it to our nimble little bureaucracy? It takes a little MacGyvering -- and a lot of talking. Aneesh’s goal is to be a translator between the public sector and the private sector, from health care to voting to SolarWinds. And just in time: modernizing the technical infrastructure of our government actually has bipartisan support — just look how the White House embraced Twitter! (sob sob sob) Aneesh has the ideas, tools, and plans to enhance communication, maximize our technological capabilities, and get hacked just a little less by Russia. Just a little. Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://www.innovativestate.com/ ("Innovative State" by Aneesh Chopra) https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://www.teamchopra.org/ (teamchopra.org) https://carejourney.com/ (carejourney.com) https://www.innovativestate.com/ (innovativestate.com) Twitter: https://twitter.com/aneeshchopra (@aneeshchopra) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/apchopra (linkedin.com/in/apchopra) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: fossil fuel financing under the microscope, India’s COVID summer, MDMA to the rescue, how to fix our water pipes. https://tim.blog/2021/03/31/psychedelics-101/ (Psychedelics 101: Books, Documentaries, Podcasts, Science, and More – The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss) Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
In Episode 110, Quinn’s talking about the end of the universe. His guest is Sarafina Nance, Ph.D. candidate at Berkeley, astrophysicist, author, and women’s health advocate. She also hosts Constellation, a TV show by Seeker. How the hell is the universe gonna end? Is it soon? What does it mean for each of us? What if it only feeeeeels like the universe is ending? What does that moment teach you? Sarafina’s dedicated her life to studying and understanding the farthest reaches of space -- and our very (very) tiny place in it. And she’s taken that understanding to heart, fighting and surviving in a field of study that doesn’t make a lot of room for women of color, and a personal health battle that couldn’t have come at a worse time. Learn Sarafina’s story, the mental tools she’s used to not only persevere, but flourish, and how to take on the end of the universe, in this incredible conversation. Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("Untamed" by Glennon Doyle) https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://starafina.com/ (starafina.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/starstrickensf (@starstrickensf) Twitter: https://twitter.com/starstrickenSF (@starstrickenSF) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarafina-nance-7a5888a0 (linkedin.com/in/sarafina-nance-7a5888a0) Watch: https://starafina.com/constellations (Constellations) https://girlswhocode.com/ (girlswhocode.com) https://thebreasties.org/ (thebreasties.org) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: AI is going backwards; carbon offsets are a mirage; falling birthrates and COVID; the end of malaria?; Jordan’s out of water. Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
In Episode 109, Quinn & Brian try to help answer the eternal question: What can I do? Our guest is Frank Buncom IV, Head of Product Management at AIRx Health, a ground-breaking digital health and remote monitoring service for patients with chronic conditions and COVID-19. This episode is the first in a series of organic conversations with up-and-coming world changers. Frank is just 24 years old — barely out of college — and already has a passion for solving challenging problems that the world needs solving.  As if revolutionizing healthcare wasn’t enough, Frank’s also working on prison reform, sustainability, and climate change. And he meditates! Jesus, Frank. It’s enough. We talk about what drew him to the healthcare industry, adjusting the systems we build as we collect more data on how they work, and how identifying what you care about is the first step to creating lasting change. Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture") by Roxane Gay https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant) Links: https://frankbun.com/ (frankbun.com) https://www.airxhealth.com/ (airxhealth.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beastnamedfrank/ (@BeastNamedFrank) Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeastNamedFrank (@BeastNamedFrank) Read: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/43124147-the-optimist-s-telescope ("The Optimist's Telescope") by Bina Venkataraman Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: Batteries 101; too many vaccines, not enough takers; new antibiotics, but are they the right ones?; water disputes grow; AI gets the crack down Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter athttps://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( @importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
108. Data for Progress

108. Data for Progress

2021-04-1901:02:27

In Episode 108, Quinn & Brian discuss: Data for progress. Our guest is Julian Brave NoiseCat, the Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress, a progressive think tank that uses data science, public opinion research, policy analysis, and other research to develop and advocate for progressive policies.  Julian’s also a writer, artist, activist, and a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen and a descendant of the Lil'Wat Nation of Mount Currie. The name Data for Progress really says it all. It’s a group with a mission for making progress founded on a belief of data. Julian would describe himself as a progressive realist focused on addressing the biggest and broadest challenges of our lifetime with the tool he knows best. Our conversation delves into the ways in which we can add credibility to the data we collect, how to use it to create informed decisions that affect real change, and how data is wholly dependent on the questions that you ask of it. We also discuss the political and voting power of native people in the US and the importance of highlighting native voices in the media. Have feedback or questions?http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant (“Lenin’s Tomb” by David Remnick) Links: https://www.julianbravenoisecat.com/ (julianbravenoisecat.com) https://www.dataforprogress.org/ (dataforprogress.org) Twitter: https://twitter.com/jnoisecat (@jnoisecat) | https://twitter.com/dataprogress (@dataprogress) https://www.greennewdealnetwork.org/ (Green New Deal Network) https://www.sunrisemovement.org/ (Sunrise Movement) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: Biden’s climate disclosures; Johnson & Johnson on pause; Odds of being infected post-vaccination; Biotech’s next decade; The EU draws up AI rules… and just in time Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (@importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
In Episode 107, Quinn & Brian discuss: How to buy clothing that lasts while not polluting the oceans or exploiting low-income workers. Our guest is Orsola de Castro, a fashion icon and the founder of Fashion Revolution, a collection of designers, producers, and consumers looking to heighten awareness of sustainability in the fashion industry -- from supporting the people who make our garments, to eliminating the microplastics destroying our oceans, bloodstreams, and hormones. The organization’s hashtag, #WhoMadeMyClothes, has been shared millions of times, and its response, #IMadeYourClothes, has provided invaluable visibility to supply chain workers worldwide. In this inspiring conversation, we talk about the people who make our clothes, what happens once we have them, and where they go when we’re done with them. Orsola also shares why she focuses on changing the world starting with the clothes that we wear, and the actionable questions you can ask your representatives to support this cause. Have feedback or questions? http://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp (Tweet us), or send a message to questions@importantnotimportant.com Important, Not Important Book Club: https://bookshop.org/shop/importantnotimportant ("Girl, Woman, Other") by Bernadine Evaristo https://uk.bookshop.org/books/loved-clothes-last-how-the-joy-of-rewearing-and-repairing-your-clothes-can-be-a-revolutionary-act/9780241461150 ("Loved Clothes Last") by Orsola de Castro Links: https://www.fashionrevolution.org/ (fashionrevolution.org) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orsoladecastro/?hl=en (@orsoladecastro) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fash_rev/ (@fash_rev) Twitter: https://twitter.com/orsoladecastro (@orsoladecastro) Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: https://twitter.com/beansaight (twitter.com/beansaight) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
This week: Climate finance remains unregulated; God vs Vaccines; AI antibiotics are coming; New data on food waste since the 1960s Find links from this newsletter and more at http://importantnotimportant.com/newsletter (importantnotimportant.com/newsletter) Got feedback? Email us at questions@importantnotimportant.com Follow us on Twitter athttps://www.twitter.com/importantnotimp ( @importantnotimp) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
Synopsis: Starting over sucks. But, like in Contra, maybe starting over is just the thing that’ll save the world. Do Better Better essays help you build mental models and ask questions about our changing world — for yourself, your family, and your business. These essays compliment the audio version of our weekly newsletter, and of course, our ground-breaking conversations with diverse, interdisciplinary humans working on the frontlines of the future. Get these essays, our newsletter, and more science that makes you feel good right in your inbox at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (importantnotimportant.com) Send us feedback at questions@importantnotimportant.com — record a voice memo on your phone and send it in! Follow Quinn on Twitter: @quinnemmett Follow us on Twitter: @importantnotimp Connect with us: Subscribe to our newsletter at http://importantnotimportant.com/ (ImportantNotImportant.com)! Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ImportantNotImp (twitter.com/ImportantNotImp) Follow Quinn: http://twitter.com/quinnemmett (twitter.com/quinnemmett) Follow Brian: http://twitter.com/briancolbertken (twitter.com/briancolbertken) Like and share us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant (facebook.com/ImportantNotImportant) Intro/outro by Tim Blane: http://timblane.com/ (timblane.com) Important, Not Important is produced by http://crate.media/ (Crate Media) Support this podcast
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Happy⚛️Heritic

great podcast! thank you

Sep 23rd
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Nat

Why spray food with stuff and ship it around the world when there are ways to grow and sell locally? Why not develop research to help farmers in harsh climates instead?

Nov 29th
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Charles Matthew Miller

Begs the question can we speed this process up?

Sep 15th
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Charles Matthew Miller

Terrified by what passes as truth..

Sep 15th
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