Find comfort and inspiration from real people addressing winner-take-all economics and other root causes of climate chaos, inequity, and global unrest. On the road from wasteland to wonderland, this is Pod of Gold.
Empower Hour | Faye Cox
26:17What if you could pick up a book and learn how to transform your entire community in a single hour? That's what Faye Cox is working on with her startup called Hourbooks. She's on a mission to empower people to live more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable lifestyles. Hourbooks is the gateway.
The Spirit of Money | Gwendolyn Hallsmith
29:08Currency is meant to connect. Gwendolyn Hallsmith, founder of the Headwaters Garden and Learning Center ecovillage, talks about how our money system has gotten out of balance and what it will take to get our world back on track. Bonus: she sings!
When Life Gives You Lémans | Jean Rossiaud
30:16Jean Rossiaud is one of the masterminds behind Monnaie Léman, a new complimentary currency for the regions of Switzerland and France surrounding Lake Geneva. Listen as he talks through the benefits complimentary currencies can have for local economies and the planet.
There's Something in the Air | Kristian Lande
33:36What will it take to make air pollution a thing of the past? According to Kristian Lande, it's all about decentralizing data. His start up, AirVeraCity, aims to give people direct access to the information they need to take local action on air quality.
The International Zoom Room | Abigail Tisch, Ellie Gravitte, and Martha Epstein
30:02The coronavirus pandemic put the whole world on pause. Abigail Tisch, Ellie Gravitte, and Martha Epstein are taking that pause and turning it into an opportunity for global connection. Listen in to hear about the project they call the International Zoom Room and the learnings they've gathered so far from hosting conversations with strangers around the world.
We Are Not Prepared | Rosalba Rodriguez and Cynthia Tibbs
27:14Everyone is being heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For folks living in New York City's public housing, the cost of entering a 'new normal' can be incredibly high. We got curious about how COVID-19 is impacting New York's vulnerable residents and what communities are doing to come together and support one another in the face of the pandemic.
Growing with the Flow | Anna Cowen and John Ziniades
29:01What does it look like to put community participation at the center of sustainable development? Anna Cowen and John Ziniades talk through FLOW, a project that empowered underemployed youth in South Africa to map their community's needs and assets, connect them through complimentary currencies, and unleash their creative power.
The Future is in My Classroom | Leslie Owen and Kelsie Owen
23:53Two preschool teachers share their experience as part of the Red for Ed statewide walkout in Arizona, where teachers had been underpaid and undervalued. They mold the future in their classrooms, so why doesn't the state treat them like it?