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Sep 15, 2021

It’s not every day that hard-nosed financial journalists write about our ethical obligations to animals, let alone do they devote an entire book to the topic. Yet that’s exactly what Financial Times journalist Henry Mance has done.

In his new book, How to Love Animals in a Human-Shaped World, Henry takes his readers...


Sep 1, 2021

Whether we like it or not, one fact of modern living is that every day we’re creating greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution. But should our final act on the earthly stage also necessitate one last pollutive hurrah? 

Katrina Spade is on a mission to offer a better way to deal with human corpses, and it involves...


Aug 15, 2021

Sure, diamonds—including lab-grown—may be forever. But does plastic also have to be? Not so, according to Kristin Taylor, CEO of Radical Plastics.

After a multi-decade career in the plastic industry, including working at a small company you may have heard of called ExxonMobil, Kristin decided to take...


Aug 1, 2021

Doni Curkendall was born and raised in Mexico, came to the US as a seven-year-old, and when she entered the workforce started as a receptionist at Goodwill. As the years went on, Doni was continually promoted, got her MBA, and eventually was a Vice President at Goodwill overseeing more than 200 employees. But two and a...


Jul 15, 2021

You’ve probably heard of Beyond Meat’s big IPO and their success as a publicly traded company. Sure, they were the first plant-based meat company to go public, but are you aware that The Very Good Food Co. is the second? 

As you’ll hear in this episode, what started just a few years ago as a dude selling his...