Episode 30

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.


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.


  Photo by Melanie Moore

Photo by Melanie Moore


Listen to Ashley's podcast, Terrestrial

Join the Terrestrial Facebook Group

Follow Ashley on Twitter and Instagram

KUOW Public Radio

Greg Nickels, former Seattle mayor

Gloucester, MA fishing industry

SEJ (Society of Environmental Journalists)

Gary Polakovic, journalist for the LA Times

Andrew "Andy" Revkin, journalist for NY Times

USC Master of Journalism program

Science Magazine

NPR All Things Considered

An Inconvenient Sequel, the documentary


Friends of the LA River

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Standing Rock - read about the violence targeted at journalists

Voluntary Extinction Movement

Ashley's controversial episode, "Would you have kids, given climate change?"

Chasing Coral, the documentary

Ed Begley Jr on The Simpsons

Al Gore

Leonardo DiCaprio

NYT crossword puzzle


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