Episode 16: DUH!

Episode 16: DUH!

I've watched enough documentaries on cults to know that the story that a documentarian sets out to tell often shifts into another story entirely. I'm definitely not comparing myself to a documentary filmmaker (and one who studies cults, I should be so lucky) but I am finding that the stories we have sought out to uncover are not what we're discovering. Sunscreen, nail polish, parabens...not the modern monsters I was expecting to find.

Not so with today's podcast topics. When Amanda and I were first ideating this podcast, we thought about how there are so many things that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt are bad for our health or our environment, but we don't heed multitudes of warnings and use them anyway. DUH cigarettes are bad for you. DUH plastic is bad for the environment. But just how bad? This week Amanda and I dove a little beyond the surface of these and other topics to produce a rapid-fire episode we've been affectionally called the "DUH! episode" since day one. 

A little housekeeping: this episode is a full eight days late because, well, first off I completely screwed up the editing the first time (good one Molls), but then secondly, Amanda and I have both been very very busy. Amanda is in ICELAND as I write this! I mean.... I'm writing this from my bed and I'm cold. Not sure how she's doing it. Anyway, thanks for being patient, listening to our babble, and for understanding that we're going to take a little break from podcasts! I've said elsewhere that you make time for what's important to you. The podcast is still very important to us, but in order to give it our best, we're putting it to bed for just a few weeks. But we'll be back! And who knows what we'll discover is bad (or not!) for us in the meantime.

 

Cigarettes: U Portland, U Can Quit 2, Tobacco Atlas

Styrofoam/Expanded Polystyrene: Washington Post, Vice, NYTimes, LA Times

Fast Food: Forbes, Sustainable Brands, Union of Concerned Scientists, Sustainable Brands (again), The Conservation

Plastic: Great Pacific Garbage Patch, The Atlantic, UNESCO, National Geographic, Plastics in the Ocean Affecting Human Health, Reuters, Bisphenol ADiethylhexyl Phthalates

Sugar: Sugar Industry, Authority Nutrition,

Scott Pruitt: The Hill, Grist, NYTimes, Grist (again), Washington Post, Huffington Post, Wikipedia

Episode 17: Birth Control Part 1 - Special Mega-sode with Welcome to the Clambake!

Episode 17: Birth Control Part 1 - Special Mega-sode with Welcome to the Clambake!

Episode 15: Nail Polish

Episode 15: Nail Polish