This week’s guests probably don’t need an introduction, but just in case: we’re joined by Jeremy Jones and Travis Rice, two snowboarding legends who have turned their careers towards activism.
This August, Mallory Weggeman will be competing in her third Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2021). She’s currently a gold and bronze medalist, ESPN ESPY Award Winner, American and World Record holder, and 15-time World Champion.
This week, Harvard Psychology Professor, Dr. Josh Greene joins us and guest co-host Rebecca Rusch to give us a lesson in moral cognition and effective altruism. What motivates people to do good? How have the greatest impact in our charitable giving? What makes an effective non-profit? His work answers these questions and more. He also talk about his latest project, The Giving Multiplier, which helps us make wiser, more impactful donations.
Those who tune in to Cory’s #mentalhealthmonday series are familiar with his mental illness journey– which includes diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder, alcoholism, and PTSD. In honor of mental health awareness month, he and Terry record a session with his psychologist, Laurel Sole’, who helps us define trauma, understand its sources, and move towards wellness.
“Once you have 10% of the population activated… the truth is really hard to stop,” says Louie Psihoyos, renowned photographer, Oscar-winning filmmaker (The Cove), and ocean conservationist on the impact of activism through storytelling. He joins Terry and Cory to talk about his unique career– which combines documentary filmmaking, activism, and espionage; what’s at stake with our poor treatment of underwater life; and the connection between world agriculture and COVID-19.
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This week, ‘freshwater hero,’ acclaimed photographer, and creator of the Disney+ documentary ‘Into the Canyon, Pete McBride, and Josh Jesperson, fellow river conservationist and creator of the upcoming film, the Animas Project, join us to discuss conservation, abandoning ego, and how we can help fight back against the greatest threats to our water systems today. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.
Special guest co-host Conrad Anker joins us this week to speak with Chad Brown, founder of Soul River. After his doctor prescribed fly fishing as a method to heal PTSD, Chad wanted to bring that same healing to other veterans and inner-city youth. Beyond individual healing, he now also works to raise awareness about issues facing BIPOC in adventuring, advocate for mental health, build safe spaces in nature, and dismantle racism in the outdoors.
Chris Rainier is one of the most acclaimed photographers of our time. He has dedicated his career to photographing traditional cultures around the world. As a storyteller deeply connected to the emotions of his subjects and the places he visits, he uses his craft to aid in the empowerment of indigenous peoples on their own terms. On this episode, he shares lessons he’s learned on the road, advice for responsible storytelling, and a million other wisdoms.
Mario Rigby is an eco-explorer known for traveling the length of Africa by foot and kayak. He joined us on Roam from Home to discuss the importance of inclusion in conservation and what he learned from the communities he spent time with in Africa about being a more responsible world citizen. He also talks about his upcoming trip, The Caicos Challenge, which will raise money and awareness for the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund through. You can join virtually for runs, swims, bike rides, and other challenges to help preserve and protect the environment of the islands.
Melissa Arnot is probably best known as the first American woman to summit and descend Everest without supplemental oxygen (she’s summited six times in total). In 2012, the death of a fellow mountain guide and friend revealed a problem to her: the loss of a Himalayan high-altitude worker often means the loss of the main source of income for that person’s family. This realization inspired her and David Morton to found The Juniper Fund, which has now provided cost of living grants, vocational training, and small business grants to 48 families. On this episode, she teaches us about creating valuable change, accepting visceral uncomfortability, and fighting against the ‘American view’ of philanthropy.