This episode, a conversation with former congressman Bob Inglis about the Republican Party and climate change. Inglis lost his bid for reelection in 2010 partly because of his desire to confront global warming. In 2012, he founded the Energy and Enterprise Initiative to push for policies and actions to mitigate the effects of carbon emissions. Neil and Jeff talk with Inglis about why conservatives deny the reality of greenhouse gases, the biblical foundation of why Christians should address it and the path for republicans to embrace change.
This episode, Neil and Jeff talk with David Roberts of Grist.org about how the entertainment world is taking on climate change. Should TV and movies get the facts right when confronting important topics or just be entertaining? They discuss the recent HBO series "The Newsroom" showcasing global warming and if writer Aaron Sorkin helped or hurt the cause of reducing carbon emissions. Plus, OCD:Designcast launches the FAKEN BACON Contest - to get listeners to tweet their best pics of meat alternatives for a chance to win.
Below is the scene from "The Newsroom" where Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) interviews Richard Westbrook, an EPA deputy assistant administrator. Westbrook drops the bomb on live television about climate change.
What's the future of climate change resilience? How will cities aim to protect themselves from sea level rise and extreme weather? Neil and Jeff talk with Henk Ovink, Principal of Rebuilding by Design + advisor to the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force & US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is reinventing how American cities live with water and face the tough cultural changes to survive global warming.
It's the Happy Thanksgiving Episode - get full with Neil and Jeff as they talk with Mark Silk, of Trinity College and Religion in the News, about the new survey on religion and climate change from the Public Religion Research Institute. Plus, how will your turkey day impact global warming? Find out as OCD:Designcast explores the carbon footprint of red meat, veggies and poultry. And the co-hosts talk with Justin Neal & Sasha Singer-Wilson, 2 of 7 co-creators from the hilarious web-series Green-ish.
The US and China agreement on climate change signs a huge step toward reducing and controlling carbon emissions, or does it? Are the 2030 goals far too easy or far too ambitious? How will the agreement affect businesses and jobs in America? Plus, what are local and state governments doing to identify and prepare for the impacts of climate change? Neil and Jeff discuss these topics along with the economics of embracing climate change and more.
This episode is a week late where Neil and Jeff cover topics within the creative industries from movies to architecture to technology and Lena Dunham. They talk about the sneak peek of the George Lucas Museum in Chicago, the about to drop album by TV on the Radio, Big Hero 6, Intersteller and Lena Dunham. It was suppose to come out last week, but got bumped because of the mid-term elections, climate changes and special guests. It's still a really awesome show!
This episode Neil and Jeff talk about how Republicans may only disagree with climate change because of the solutions posed for it. Is it possible that our biases are driven by how problems are proposed to be fixed? New study says…well, kinda yeah. With the changed congress, can the federal government do anything to help the climate challenge. Plus, should the conversation about global warming only be around stopping it, or is it time to consider how we can embrace it?
This episode, we talk about the midterm elections, the impact of social media in campaigns, Neil's article for Huffington Post and how design can make money in politics a good thing.
This episode, we explore designing fear in the spirit the Halloween season. Zombies, serial killers, haunted houses and horror movies, they are all designed to scare us. But why do we love to be scared? Neil takes a field trip to one of the scariest haunted house in northern New Jersey while Jeff screens The House October Built. Plus follow-up on faken bacon and Frank Gehry's big "eff" you to the architecture world.
This episode, we explore the new face of suburbs and look at how Ferguson, MO is an example of the suburban condition. We talk about the need for middle ground in the national discussion of poverty, race, environmentalism, politics and equality. How can we replace the loud voices of the fringe with less-spectacular moderate talk? Plus, we discuss the economics of climate change, Naomi Klien's new book This Changes Everything, the Commanding Heights and capitalism. And you learn about perils of eating taken bacon.