Ashley Ahearn is an award-winning environmental reporter and host of KUOW's Terrestrial, which she describes as the "we're f***ed, now what?" podcast. In this conversation, Ashley explains why she's not an environmentalist and why activist labels could be more harmful for the movement. She also shares why she's jealous of the 1970s environmental movement, why her discussion on human reproduction made people angry, and why we should ask stupid questions.
LESSONS FROM ASHLEY:
1. Keep an open mind. You never know where life is going to take you.
2. Don't let perfection stand in the way of progress.
3. We can't ignore the value of science.
4. There's no such thing as a stupid question.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Listen to Ashley's podcast, Terrestrial
Join the Terrestrial Facebook Group
Gary Polakovic, journalist for the LA Times
Andrew "Andy" Revkin, journalist for NY Times
An Inconvenient Sequel, the documentary
Ashley's controversial episode, "Would you have kids, given climate change?"
Chasing Coral, the documentary
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