Podcasts

 

How To Listen to a Podcast

You can listen easily by clicking on one of the episodes listed below. However, to receive a new episode each week, review our show, or listen to more than 100,000 other podcast series, you need to install an app on your mobile device. Here’s how:

 

If you are an Apple user (iPhone, iPod, iPad)…

If you are an Android user

 

  1. Go to the online store where you can obtain new apps and download a podcast app, as shown above. (We hope you’re able to use the Apple app so you can rate and review our podcast, but if you have an Android phone, that is not possible.)
  2. Click on the app and search for “projectsavetheworld” to find our podcast. (Be sure to spell it as a single word.)
  3. Click one of our episodes to hear the discussion. Enjoy!
  4. Click on “Subscribe” to have a new show delivered to your device each week.

How to Leave a Review

Here’s our guide to finding and rating/reviewing Project Save the World’s podcast series, either on the portable Podcast app or on iTunes for Windows:

  1. On your iOS mobile device, launch Apple’s Podcast app. Review
  2. Tap the Search tab in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Enter the name of the podcast you want to rate or review (in our case, this is projectsavetheworld’s podcast). Tap the blue “Search” key at the bottom right (which looks like a magnifying glass) or tap the podcast name on the drop-down list.
  4. Tap the album art for the podcast (our logo of hands holding the world).
  5. Tap the Reviews tab, then scroll down to near the bottom of the screen.
  6. Tap “Write a review”.
  7. If you are not already signed into iTunes, you will be asked to enter your iTunes/Apple password to login.
  8. Tap the Stars to leave a rating.
  9. Enter a title for your review in the small box, then type your review in the larger content box. A single sentence is enough.
  10. Tap Send.

Podcast Feed

Here is a list of audio podcasts, all of which are based on the weekly video chats which began in April 2018. Click on the large black arrow (from the list below) to open a show, or visit as many shows as you wish at projectsavetheworld.libsyn.com.
Podcasts are shown in batches of up to 40 shows; look for a numbered ‘pages’ button at the end of the current page if you plan to choose an earlier show.
 

Episode 310: China’s Nuclear Ambitions (video)


Matthew Korda works at the Federation of American Scientists. Recently he discovered sites in China where hundreds of missile silos are being constructed. At https://tosavetheworld.ca you can search for Korda’s name, watch the video or listen to it as podcast, then scroll down to post a comment. If someone replies, we will let you know.
 

Episode 309: Youthful Activism (video)


Kehkashan Basu, Andrew Kim, and Rebecca Wolf Gage are young activists working to save the world from catastrophe. They discuss their generation’s views. Watch this on our website https://tosavetheworld.ca/309-youthful-activism/#video, then scroll down a bit to post your comment.
 

Episode 308: Peacebuilding in Afghanistan? (video)


Tony Jenkins, Doug Saunders, Olivia Ward, and Adam Wynne are all concerned to find possible alternatives to the probable future of continuing war in Afghanistan. Watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, https://tosavetheworld.ca/308-peacebuilding-in-afghanistan/#video, then scroll down a bit to post to the comment column.
 

Episode 307: Post-Covid World (video)


Alexander Likhotal is Mikhail Gorbachev’s adviser and spokesperson, He also teaches international affairs in Geneva and works on a post-Covid committee. Watch this (or listen as an audio podcast) on our website, then scroll down to discuss: https://tosavetheworld.ca/307-post-covid-world/#video.
 

Episode 306: Cows (video)


Mitloehner studies the emissions of methane from cows. There are now food additives that can reduce it up to 50%. Efficiency of meat production is crucial.
 

Episode 305: News from Project Save the World (video)


Metta Spencer and Adam Wynne bring viewers up to date about changes going on in Project Save the World and invite you to a birthday party!
 

Episode 304: Refugees (video)


Lloyd Axworthy, formerly Canada’s foreign minister, now heads an organization with great plans for reforming the world’s management of refugees. Watch this (or listen to it as audio podcast) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca. Search for “Axworthy” and you’ll see a clickable link where you can post ideas or reply to others.
 

Episode 303: Asia in the World (video)


Jill Carr Harris, Ellen Judd, and David Webster all are scholars familiar with Asian societies. Jill and David, more than Ellen, see China as a risk to peace. You can watch this (or listen to it as an audio podcast) on our website -– https://tosavetheworld.ca. Then search for the name of one panelist. A clickable list of his/her shows will appear, and you can join the discussion by posting to the comments column.
 

Episode 302: Pakistan’s Neighborhood (video)


Pervez Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, but this chat is about the various tribal and political groups involved in Pakistan’s dealings with Afghanistan.
 

Episode 301: Taxing Wealth (video)


Angella MacEwen is an economist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. She favors taxing wealth and corporate capital gains.
 

Episode 300: Protecting Civilians in War Zones (video)


Timothy Donais describes the difficulty of the UN’s protecting of civilians in enclaves in African conflict zones, such as Mali, Congo, and South Sudan.
 

Episode 299: Today’s Global Disputes (video)


Maria Puerta, James Ranney, Doug Saunders, and Robert Schaeffer discuss the conflicts in Latin America, with China, and whether arbitration can work.
 

Episode 298: Sustainable Energy (video)


Mark Winfield directs a York University program in sustainable energy. We talk about it and affordable alternatives (i.e. not nuclear), and the politics of adopting it in time.
 

Episode 296: Nationalism (video)


Retired peace professors Nigel Young and Lawrence Wittner disagree as to whether nationalism is diminishing around the world, and if so, why.
 

Episode 295: Chimneys for Cold Water (video)


Peter Wadhams and Paul Beckwith say that thermohaline currents distribute heat around the world, starting from “chimneys” that pour cold water down the oceans.

Episode 294: Russia is Waiting (video)


Victor Kogan Yasny is a political analyst with Yabloko Party. He says that young Russians are aligned with Putin because they know nothing else.
 

Episode 293: Is Nuclear Winning? (video)


M.V. Ramana and Susan O’Donnell work on nuclear risks. Both seriously dispute statements Doug Saunders made in a column about Fukushima.
 

Episode 292: TV Dramas to Save the World (video)


William Ryerson and Richard Stratton both produce TV serial dramas. Ryerson’s shows are designed to influence the public opinion and behaviour of cultures.
 

Episode 291: Can Tourism be Sustainable? (video)


Edward Manning’s job is to help localities negotiate with travel agencies to develop into destinations where tourists will protect the culture and environs. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, https://tosavetheworld.ca/291-can-tourism-be-sustainable. Then discuss by scrolling down a bit to the comments column.
 

Episode 290: Extinction (video)


Peter Ward is an expert on extinction events.He and Paul Werbos worry that global warming may calm and stratify the oceans, leading to hydrogen sulfide poisoning. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, https://tosavetheworld.ca/290-extinction. To discuss, just scroll down a bit.
 

Episode 289: Why Can’t Nuclear Power be Safe? (video)


Gregory Jaczko headed the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Obama. He found that lobbyists’ political pressures make it impossible to keep nukes safe. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/289-why-cant-nuclear-power-be-safe/#comments
 

Episode 288: Afghanistan and Nonproliferation (video)


The Afghanistan war has changed quckly since the US and Nato troops wirhdrew. We discuss the likely domination of the Taliban before addressing the NPT review conference. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 287: India’s Agriculture Policies 1 (video)


Richa Kumar, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, explains the dilemmas facing farmers and the government alike today; constraints have been built into the market for agricultural products that make suitable (and urgently needed) changes almost impossible to effect.
 

Episode 286: Drawdown Toronto (video)


David Burman is deeply engaged with Drawdown and with the health and land rights of indigenous people. Here he integrates the two lines of thinking with regard to climate change and cultural awareness, leading us through meditative reflections. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 285: Genomics and Epigenetics (video)


Michel Duguay studies the human genome, and is impressed with the rarity of errors or mutations, yet he worries that in our folly we may use nuclear weapons and destroy it. We talk about the new findings in epigenetics that show how gene expression can be changed by environmental conditions. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 284: When Soviet and American Scientists Worked Together (video)


Roald Sagdeev led an organization of scientists in Gorbachev’s USSR; Frank von Hippel was his counterpart in the US. Both of them worked together to reduce the risk of nuclear war; they were instrumental in ending the cold war. Here they reminisce with Metta about that historical period.
 

Episode 283: The Millennium Project (video)


Jerome Glenn co-founded and runs The Millennium Project, of which Paul Werbos is a member. It works on identifyng and solving existential threats to humankind. They want a UN agency to coordinate work on the same threats, and discuss two of the most urgent ones. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 282: Self-Regulating Biodiversity (video)


Jim Laurie and Phil Bogdonoff work to restore the ecosystems of the planet. Here they show that mixing all kinds of biological organisms in a single pool will enable that pool to purify itself. And they show that restoring beavers, large herbivores, and dung beetles to dried-up terrain restores vitality.
 

Episode 281: Farms and Nature (video)


Jackie Milne is a farmer living among First Nations people in the Northwest Territories of Canada and teaching regenerative agriculture. She blends her new technological insights with ancient practices and beliefs. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 280: Reunion of Peace Oldsters (video)


Three senior Canadian peace activists get caught up with their current concerns. Derek Paul worries about the Permian extinction; Mary-Wynne Ashford enthuses about a book she’s read, and Trudy Govier and Metta worry about where to find successors. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 279: COVID, Animals and Us (video)


Laura Kahn is an epidemiologist who specializes in zoonotic diseases – those that people and animals share. She says that some types of viral research should not be done, but nevertheless are being pursued in the US and elsewhere.
 

Episode 278: The World in June 2021 (video)


In this month’s Global Town Hall we talk about small modular reactors, argue about whether pumped water storage is too expensive, and agree that we are in an emergency that requires leadership — maybe by Guterres. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

Episode 277: Unpredictable Russia (video)


Alexander Likhotal, formerly Gorbachev’s press secretary, and now a professor in Geneva, remains in close touch with democratic and peace-oriented political figures in Moscow. He calls the current tensions an “imaginary war” and foresees no new nuclear arms reductions.
 

Episode 276: Green Economics (video)


Robert Pollin has co-authored a book with Noam Chomsky about the economics of the climate crisis and the globel green deal. He believes that economic growth can (and must) continue while we reduce greenhouse gas emissions and learn to live within the earth’s finite resources. He explains his solutions to Metta.
 

Episode 275: Net Zero … When? (video)


William Fletcher’s book was published a year ago, so Metta asks him what he would change if he were writing it now. He sounds more optimistic than she does.
 

Episode 274: Please Frighten Us All (video)


Richard Denton, Gordon Edwards, Doug Saunders, and Adam Wynne worry rightly about nuclear weapons, and worry about the fact that most other people don’t worry enough. Metta claims that we can mobilize people only if they become emotional.
 

Episode 273: Civil Resistance Tactics (video)


Michael Beer has updated Gene Sharp’s 1973 book, now listing 350 tactics for nonviolent action. He and Metta discuss the ethical and efficacy considerations about the choice among these civil methods of resisting.
 

Episode 272: Brighten the Clouds (video)


Stephen Salter and colleagues are developing a technique for limiting global warming, especially slowing the melting of sea ice, by increasing the bright clouds that reflect some light away, instead of letting it in to warm the oceans. Beckwith and Wadhams discuss the evidence.
 

Episode 271: World Citizenship (video)


René Wadlow is President of the Association of World Citizens. He and Metta share a hope for renewing the sense of loyalty to the whole of humankind, as opposed to particular subgroups such as nationalities. You can watch this series (or listen to them as audio podcasts) on our website, then discuss here: https://tosavetheworld.ca/videos/#comments.
 

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