Edge Effects

The official podcast of EDGE EFFECTS, the digital magazine produced by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It features interviews with pathbreaking thinkers inside the academy and beyond about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history. Find more great content at http://edgeeffects/net.

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A Digital Magazine from the Center for Culture, History, and Environment
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-13 09:52
last episode published
2019-03-12 13:30
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.03.2019

Pollution Doesn’t Care About Borders: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hoover

An anthropologist uses community-based research methods to investigate environmental justice, reproductive health, and food sovereignty in Indigenous communities like the Akwesasne Mohawk in upstate New York. The post Pollution Doesn’t Care About Borde...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
26.02.2019

How Extraction Fuels the Anthropocenes: A Conversation with Gabrielle Hecht

How do the minerals in your phone place you within global flows of extraction? Gabrielle Hecht discusses uranium mining in Gabon, sea rise in the Marshall Islands, and the geopolitics of an African Anthropocene. The post How Extraction Fuels the Anthro...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
8.01.2019

Navigating Race on the Mississippi River: A Conversation with Eddy Harris

When you venture into the great unknown, you often have to rely on the generosity of strangers. Eddy Harris reflects on race and outdoor recreation, ecological conservation, and the elusive idea of America as he discusses his film, River to the Heart. ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
11.12.2018

Animal Law for Social Justice: A Conversation with Pamela Hart and Megan Senatori

Protecting animals can mean protecting people, too. Two attorneys weigh in on the state of animal law and discuss their nonprofit organization that shelters pets of those escaping domestic abuse. The post Animal Law for Social Justice: A Conversation w...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
27.11.2018

Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis

"We can't contain water." Feminist philosopher Astrida Neimanis discusses the environmental inequalities and queer rhythms of the elusive fluid. The post Our Waters, Our Selves: A Conversation with Astrida Neimanis appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
13.11.2018

Feeling Kinky about Environmentalism: A Conversation with Nicole Seymour

Mainstream environmental discourse often employs emotions like fear, guilt, and outrage. But what about irony, humor, and irreverence? What feelings and what people get left out of environmentalism when we have such a limited emotional range? The post ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
1.11.2018

Tobacco’s World of Racial Capitalism: A Conversation with Nan Enstad

A historian planned a small study of cigarette culture. But she ended up uncovering a transnational network of seeds, plants, knowledge, and racist ideologies, and writing a book that transforms how we conceive of corporations and empire. The post Tob...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
16.10.2018

Creating the Climate Voter: A Conversation with Tia Nelson

Last week's IPCC report sunk the spirits of many. But one veteran activist, with no time for despair, still believes in the power of citizens. The post Creating the Climate Voter: A Conversation with Tia Nelson appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
4.10.2018

Urban Wilds and Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Gavin Van Horn

With Aldo Leopold, Lao Tzu, and the trickster Coyote as his guides through the city, a writer explores how to live well with beavers, falcons, and the urban wilderness. The post Urban Wilds and Modern Mythology: A Conversation with Gavin Van Horn appea...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
18.09.2018

The Marketplace of Environmental Sounds

How is the musical history of animal imitation caught up in racism, sexism, and imperialist nostalgia? From classical music to whistling, this conversation explores the art and ethics of imitating, recording, and selling the sounds of the nonhuman worl...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
4.09.2018

The Unlearned Lesson of Hurricane Maria: A Conversation with Stuart Schwartz

The historian who wrote the book on a half millennium of Caribbean hurricanes turns to the still-unfolding disaster in Puerto Rico. The post The Unlearned Lesson of Hurricane Maria: A Conversation with Stuart Schwartz appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
21.08.2018

Why All Fiction Should Be Climate Fiction: A Conversation with Lauren Groff

How does the celebrated author of the new story collection "Florida" write books in a poisoned, warming world? "By being constantly, constantly angry. All day long." The post Why All Fiction Should Be Climate Fiction: A Conversation with Lauren Groff a...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
7.08.2018

The Animals’ Guide to History: A Conversation with Stephanie Rutherford and Shari Wilcox

Two geographers, co-editors of the new volume Historical Animal Geographies, discuss how the animals around us shape our histories, our environments, and the stories we tell about the world. The post The Animals’ Guide to History: A Conversation with S...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
24.07.2018

Gardening in Outer Space: A Conversation with Simon Gilroy

Astronauts love growing plants in space, and it turns out there are benefits for us on Earth. Botanist Simon Gilroy discusses his experiments growing cotton in zero gravity. The post Gardening in Outer Space: A Conversation with Simon Gilroy appeared f...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
10.07.2018

The Water’s Not Fine: A Conversation with Anna Clark

The Flint water crisis is not over. Anna Clark’s new book tells the history of how we got here and how lead is here to stay. The post The Water’s Not Fine: A Conversation with Anna Clark appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
26.06.2018

What Canned Food Stands For: A Conversation with Anna Zeide

A historian implicates the canning industry in the rise of the industrial food system and our current public health crisis. And yet, she says, maligning canned food is not the answer. The post What Canned Food Stands For: A Conversation with Anna Zeide...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
12.06.2018

In Search of a Democratic Agrarian Tradition: A Conversation with Pete Daniel and Jess Gilbert

What is the relationship between American agriculture and democracy? In this lively interview, Jess Gilbert and Pete Daniel get to the root of their disagreement over the role of the state and debate what effects the writing of agricultural history has...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
29.05.2018

Why We Need Experimental Poetry in the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Lynn Keller

A new generation of experimental poets responds to the growing awareness of human impacts on the planet with work that challenges traditional nature poetry and poetic form. The post Why We Need Experimental Poetry in the Anthropocene: A Conversation w...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
15.05.2018

Muslims Stand Up for Environmental Justice: A Conversation with Huda Alkaff

The founder of Wisconsin Green Muslims talks about her group’s solar and water conservation work rooted in faith and justice, and its Greening Ramadan initiative for the Islamic holy month that begins this evening. The post Muslims Stand Up for Environ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
1.05.2018

Rachel Carson Joins the Literary Canon: A Conversation with Sandra Steingraber

The acclaimed author and activist, who has edited the new Library of America edition of "Silent Spring," reflects on how Carson changed her style of writing to become "defense attorney for the Earth." The post Rachel Carson Joins the Literary Canon: A ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
17.04.2018

Indigenous Art as Creative Resistance: A Conversation with Dylan Miner

How can we use the arts to decolonize our relations to the land? An artist, activist, and scholar discusses the many forms of creative resistance we can use to imagine and enact new and better worlds. The post Indigenous Art as Creative Resistance: A ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
3.04.2018

Humor in Environmental Storytelling: A Conversation with Michael Branch

How do we expand the emotional range of environmental writing? One author argues that irreverence can be a potent form of subversion as we confront climate crisis. The post Humor in Environmental Storytelling: A Conversation with Michael Branch appeare...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
20.03.2018

What Dogs Can Teach Us About Justice: A Conversation with Colin Dayan

What would it mean to see through the eyes of dogs? The tangled histories of humans and animals show us how personhood, criminality, and cruelty are constructed. The post What Dogs Can Teach Us About Justice: A Conversation with Colin Dayan appeared fi...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
6.03.2018

Indigenous Youth and the Changing Face of Settler Colonialism: A Conversation with Jaskiran Dhillon

An anthropologist and activist discusses her work with Indigenous youth and how social services and other state programs may be colonial intervention by another name. The post Indigenous Youth and the Changing Face of Settler Colonialism: A Conversati...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
20.02.2018

Thoreau, Now More than Ever: A Conversation with Laura Dassow Walls and Daegan Miller

Are there better ethics than hope? Two scholars with new books about the author of Walden reflect on Henry David Thoreau's environmental ethic, flirtations with despair, and anarchist politics. The post Thoreau, Now More than Ever: A Conversation with ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
6.02.2018

A Century of Cannabis: A Conversation with Nick Johnson

One historian exposes shadowy corners of cannabis's history and offers prescriptions for achieving a bright, sustainable future for the world's widest-ranging crop. The post A Century of Cannabis: A Conversation with Nick Johnson appeared first on Edge...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
23.01.2018

Finding Hope and Community with Honeybees: A Conversation with Heather Swan

The decline of honeybees is cause for alarm and a symptom of global biodiversity loss. Beekeepers, however, find creative ways to build relationships with honeybees and steward their hives. The post Finding Hope and Community with Honeybees: A Conversa...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
9.01.2018

The Tangled Roots of U.S. Imperialism and Biodiversity Science: A Conversation with Megan Raby

What does the scientific study of biological diversity have to do with the history of U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean? Just about everything, says the author of a new book on American field stations in the tropics. The post The Tangled Roots of U.S. ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
12.12.2017

Food Justice Requires Land Justice: A Conversation with Savi Horne

The fight against African American land loss isn't just about economic justice. It's about environmental sustainability. The post Food Justice Requires Land Justice: A Conversation with Savi Horne appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
28.11.2017

Making the Nation in the Gilded Age: A Conversation with Richard White

To be outside the "home" was a dangerous place to be in Gilded Age America. Richard White tells the story of how the modern nation reluctantly came into being alongside the environmental crisis of the late nineteenth century. The post Making the Natio...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
14.11.2017

We Are the Seventh Generation: A Conversation with Winona LaDuke

Two centuries ago, Ojibwe people planned for seven generations to come. Today that seventh generation is fighting for the treaty rights their ancestors established and a just, sustainable future. The post We Are the Seventh Generation: A Conversation w...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
31.10.2017

The Case for Ecological Reparations: A Conversation with Jason W. Moore

Making things right in the face of climate change demands that colonialism, race, and gender take center stage in the story of capitalism. The post The Case for Ecological Reparations: A Conversation with Jason W. Moore appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
17.10.2017

The Fragile Society We’ve Built from Rocks: A Conversation With Gregory Cushman

Fertilizers, computers, gasoline, and other parts of our everyday lives come from irreplaceable deposits found in the Earth. But how long will they last? The post The Fragile Society We’ve Built from Rocks: A Conversation With Gregory Cushman appeared ...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
3.10.2017

How’d We Get So Cheap? A Conversation with Bryant Simon

The author of "The Hamlet Fire" discusses a deadly blaze at a chicken-processing facility and the logics of cheapness which provided the kindling. The post How’d We Get So Cheap? A Conversation with Bryant Simon appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
19.09.2017

The Best of End Times: A Conversation with Anna Tsing

The author of "The Mushroom at the End of the World" is back with another exploration of how humans and non-humans will make their lives in the ruins of modernity. The post The Best of End Times: A Conversation with Anna Tsing appeared first on Edge E...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
5.09.2017

A History Buried at Wounded Knee: A Conversation with Louis Warren

A new history of the Ghost Dance shows Native Americans preparing to live within industrial capitalism and impoverished landscapes without succumbing to assimilation. The post A History Buried at Wounded Knee: A Conversation with Louis Warren appeared...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
9.08.2017

The Wild Bunch: A Conversation with Curt Meine and Gavin Van Horn

An important new essay collection avoids the old arguments about wilderness and instead offers 26 meditations on living well in our places. The post The Wild Bunch: A Conversation with Curt Meine and Gavin Van Horn appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
1.08.2017

The (Built) Environmental Revolution: A Conversation with Sarah Williams Goldhagen

We know nature is good for our brains. Can buildings be, too? A preeminent architectural critic calls for a radical shift in how we design the places where we live, work, and play. The post The (Built) Environmental Revolution: A Conversation with Sar...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
18.07.2017

Can a Piano Sing a Birdsong?

The French composer Olivier Messaien attempted to reproduce the calls of 80 European birds in a three-hour piece for solo piano. Did he succeed? The post Can a Piano Sing a Birdsong? appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
20.06.2017

NASA and the Explosive 1960s: A Conversation with Neil Maher

The author of the new book "Apollo in the Age of Aquarius" shows how NASA shaped, and was shaped by, 1960s environmentalism, feminism, conservatism, counterculture, antiwar protests, and the black freedom struggle.The post NASA and the Explosive 1960s:...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
30.05.2017

Love for Home in a Place Industry Left Behind

When the mines closed throughout Wisconsin's Gogebic Range, its population collapsed. But many left their hearts there. Now some are even moving back.The post Love for Home in a Place Industry Left Behind appeared first on Edge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
17.05.2017

Ole Miss and the Shadow of Slavery: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jackson and Charles Ross

Ivy League institutions are scrambling to uncover their links to the history of slavery. But the University of Mississippi—built by slaves, amid slave plantations, for slaveowners to teach future slaveowners—might offer the richest insights into the na...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
2.05.2017

Hunting a Unicorn: A Conversation with William deBuys

The preeminent environmental writer and conservationist ventures into the mountains of Laos to find one of Earth's rarest creatures and returns believing well-crafted narratives showcasing the beauty of nature can help to fight the Sixth Extinction.The...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
18.04.2017

The Trouble with the March for Science: A Conversation with Adam Rome

What if today's climate activists acted more like the scientists who spoke out on the first Earth Day?The postThe Trouble with the March for Science: A Conversation with Adam Rome appeared first onEdge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
4.04.2017

Nature’s Metropolis Turns 25: A Conversation with William Cronon

An urban history nearly devoid of people nonetheless holds lessons for communal human life today.The postNature’s Metropolis Turns 25: A Conversation with William Cronon appeared first onEdge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
28.03.2017

Politics for a Maimed World: A Conversation with Jedediah Purdy

The acclaimed cultural critic and author of"After Nature" set off to explore the uncharted depths of the Anthropocene. But he found Thoreau there waiting for him.The postPolitics for a Maimed World: A Conversation with Jedediah Purdy appeared first onE...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
9.03.2017

Learning from Einstein and Tupac: A Conversation with Tyrone Hayes

The biologist who became famous standing up to agribusiness reflects on the politics of science, getting mistaken for a conspiracy theorist, and the unexpected ways race and gender matter in the academy today.The postLearning from Einstein and Tupac: A...
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
16.02.2017

Expressing Extinction: A Conversation with Anna Lehner

During this period of rapid political change, glass and Morse code provide mediums for reflection on the environment and extinction.The postExpressing Extinction: A Conversation with Anna Lehner appeared first onEdge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
19.01.2017

The Itchy Ecology of Segregation: A Conversation with Dawn Biehler

For many of us, mosquitos are an annoying fact of life in the summer. But for Dawn Biehler, they are also a symptom of social inequality.The postThe Itchy Ecology of Segregation: A Conversation with Dawn Biehler appeared first onEdge Effects.
The Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) author
13.12.2016

Nature and the Rules of Race: A Conversation with Carolyn Finney

The importance of storytelling in elucidating and challenging understandings of race and the environment.The postNature and the Rules of Race: A Conversation with Carolyn Finney appeared first onEdge Effects.
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