Neil and Jeff talk about the pause in global warming, the potential issues of the pause and the double standard of how climate change is covered in the media. + is the continuation of climate shaming helping or hurting the one toward solutions? They talk about the new Google Headquarters Campus designed by architecture firms BIG and Heatherwick Studio. The renderings offer of the new campus offer an almost utopian view of corporate life, but is it more flash than reality? Neil and Jeff review the best and worst of television including House of Cards, the Last Man on Earth, Secrets and Lies, Better Call Saul and Vikings. Jeff accuses Neil of technophobia when discussing Chappie, and Neil tries to explain why we should fear the robot. Plus a short stop on theNew Jersey settlement with Exxon.
This episode Neil and Jeff talk with Jay Michaelson about his recent article Armageddon for Climate Change Deniers for The Daily Beast and his views on climate shaming and where the debate needs to go. The co-hosts review the winners and losers at the Oscars, the movies that made the nomination list and the movies that should have made it. Plus what’s up with the Sean Penn joke about director Alejandro González Iñárritu, they discuss. Neil and Jeff continue their exploration of tiny dwellings with a conversation about tiny apartments in NYC as well as micro-hotels in Japan. They cover the anticipated release of the new season for House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright along with a review of a very, very dark video about the Power Rangers all grown up.
This week on OCD:Designcast, Neil and Jeff talk about the rising culture of climate change shamers and how advocates are increasingly attacking anyone that questions, or even has questions, climate change. Plus, Neil reviews 50 Shades of Grey (spoiler alert: it’s not good), the best TV shows out on every platform from HULU.com, Netflix.com, amazon.com and the old school basic cable. They discuss the new trend of tiny houses, and what’s the future of humans and artificial intelligence.
This episode, Jeff and Neil talk about the world of design, cars, movies and surgery. The hot topic include the Two Professions of Architecture, test driving the Mercedes S550, building furniture with concrete, the demise of Architecture for Humanity and the best Valentine’s Day gift eva!!!
Over the last two weeks, the worlds of Neil and Jeff have been in full speed. Jeff had to go under the knife to deal with an inflamed gallbladder. They talk about the health implications of diet and exercise and if the surgery has Jeff living any different. Neil talks about his week-long test drive of a Mercedes S550. The automobile has a price tag of around $100,000.00. Apparently, he loved it and didn’t want to give it back. It was super fancy….but is it sustainable to own such a car? The co-hosts do a southern version of green Car Talk exploring the answer.
Plus Neil and Jeff continue talk about how architecture seems to be two different professions both connected and disconnected at the same time. How can young designers, makers, architects and craftsman explore their love of making stuff to bridge the gap between the two worlds….or, maybe, the two worlds are necessary for a rich and vibrant design profession….or maybe not. Find out in the discussion. They talk about design/build, building small and how concrete could (and is) a great way to make really cool things.
Neil and Jeff talk about the nearly old news about the demise of Architecture for Humanity which declared bankruptcy this year (2015) after more than a decade of global-trotting and socially minded design projects. What happened? Can architecture support such a high-morality within its industry? Or is the demise of A4H a caustionary tale for all socially responsible efforts saying “Beware, this road may lead to disaster”??
And finally, Neil is going to see 50 Shades of Grey (with his wife of course!) for Valentine’s Day. They talk about 50Shades compared to the to-be-released Trainwreck with Amy Schumer…which is the truer story….and which will get women more worked up? Plus much more!!
Season 2, Episode 18: Beauty of Design/Build, Trending Architecture, Republicans solving Climate Change & Growing Green Materials
OCD:Designcast is back! The first show of the new year, Neil and Jeff talk about the benefits of design/build, the trends in architecture, republicans looking to solve climate change, the projected market size for green building materials and why making stuff is better than just making pretty pictures.
This episode, Neil and Jeff celebrate OCD:Designcast’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a special the Happy Holiday Show. They talk about the best and greatest highlights of the last year covering architecture, design, climate change and other topics on the show along with the funniest and most interesting guests. Plus a look into the future of 2015 – with a preview of things to come.
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.