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Hello and welcome to the Create More Podcast presented by Ben Stuart. A fortnightly podcast that will take a look behind the scenes of some of London's creative industries. - Over 1 hour each Podcast allows Ben Stuart to interview one of these 'creative entrepreneurs' who have started their own practice or studio and can range from Architects, to Artist, designers, animators, musicians and anyone in-between-Ben is an architect from Make in London who is passionate about all areas of the crea ...
 
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We're joined by Milla Vane!!! We let Sarah hardcore fangirl because Milla Vane is also Meljean Brook, which makes her Sarah's favorite romance author of all time! We also chat about her barbarian fantasy romance series, A Gathering of Dragons, which starts with A Heart of Blood and Ashes. We discuss her incredibly nuanced characters who can sometim…
 
Paul Acchione is an engineer and management consultant in Ontario who has worked in the nuclear and fossil fuel industries for over 48 years and has a wealth of knowledge about how nuclear power works, how nuclear waste is stored here in Canada, and the benefits nuclear power brings to an electricity grid. Darlington Nuclear Power Station We discus…
 
According to Hazel Technologies, the U.S. wastes more than 25 billion pounds of post-harvest fruits and vegetables annually, which amounts to over $86B in wasted resources. Aidan Mouat is the CEO of Hazel Technologies, and they have developed small biodegradable packaging inserts that are dropped into boxes of avocados during shipping. By time-rele…
 
Emily Thorn Cortha is founder & president of Thorn Associates, an energy and carbon management consulting corporation, and one of Canada’s top industrial energy efficiency experts. She joins the ZWC to discuss how our electricity grid works in Ontario - it's actually very clean! Emily currently chairs the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers’ …
 
Lauren Gregor is the founder of Rent A Romper based in LA, which is a monthly clothing subscription service for young children who tend to grow out of their clothing extremely quickly. Lauren joins the ZWC to talk about the environmental benefits of a clothing subscription model for kids, as well as the convenience for busy parents with growing chi…
 
Zion Lights is the UK Director for a group called Environmental Progress, which is a research and policy organization fighting for clean power and energy justice to achieve nature and prosperity for all. She was previously a spokesmen for Extinction Rebellion, and she’s the author of the book: The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting, she’s written fo…
 
We chat with two of our beloved coven members, Danielle and Jacqueline, about what we've all been reading, so if you're looking for something new to read, this is a great episode! They're romance loving sisters and talking about books with them is always a delight. For reviews, covers, and stepbacks galore, check out their Instagram: @onthesamepa9e…
 
Dr. Denise Hardesty is a principal researcher at CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere in Hobart, Tasmania. She's done extensive research over the years on marine plastic debris by studying sea birds, sea turtles, and waste reduction campaigns. We discuss what happens when certain marine animals digest plastic, whether it's safe for us to eat seafood that cont…
 
Sarah chats with NYT Bestselling author Gail Carriger about her San Andreas Shifter series and her exciting new nonfiction work, The Heroine's Journey (out October 1, 2020). This book will explain (quoted from Gail's website): * How to spot the heroine’s journey in popular books, movies, and the world around you. * The source myths and basic charac…
 
Bob Powell is the CEO of Brightmark, a disruptive and innovative company based in San Francisco who's turning plastic waste into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), while also recycling all types of plastic. For this “Call for Plastic Waste” - Brightmark is working to procure 1,200,000 tons per year of ALL post-use plastic types 1 through 7 from the Easte…
 
BEYONDPLASTIC has announced the 2020 award winners to those who have come up with viable alternatives to plastic pollution. Ulrich Krzyminski is the founder of BEYONDPLASTIC and he joined the ZWC to tell us all about the award program and the 2020 winners. The BEYONDPLASTIC Award honours the innovation and creativity in sustainable product and pack…
 
Lisa Zimmerman is a Ph.D researcher in the Department Aquatic Ecotoxicology at Goethe University Frankfurt and part of the PlastX Research Group. She conducted a study called Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products. Lisa and her team took 34 products from German supermarkets like food containers, a w…
 
Michael Shellenberger joins the ZWC to talk about his new bestselling book Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. We discuss the problem of ocean plastic, highlighted in his book, but from an unusual angle - some animals have been saved from human hunting because plastic has replaced valuable animal parts. While we know plastic …
 
Christian Shaw is one of the founders of PlasticTides.org, an organization that matches youth interested in sustainability with mentors from around the world. His goal is to combine adventure and science through SUP (stand up paddle board) expeditions, researching ocean plastics with a device they tow behind their boards. We discuss how to get yout…
 
Glass is very popular in the zero waste world. We know it's BPA free, and we know it's not going to end up as microplastic in our environment, or leaking out into our hot beverages. But glass is difficult to recycle, it's expensive to collect and reuse glass bottles, and glass is easily breakable. How can we increase recycling and reuse rates of gl…
 
Cora Young is an atmospheric and analytical environmental chemist from York University in Toronto. Chemical and News Engineering Magazine has named her to the Talented 12 list, which recognizes up-and-coming chemistry researchers and innovators who are tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues. Cora went to the Arctic on a scientific resear…
 
In this "What We're Reading" episode, we take a break from romance to highlight some of the antiracist books that have been most impactful to us recently. We discuss our own paths to becoming better allies and ways we can all be doing a better job of examining how racism shapes our lives. We discuss how important it is to be actively antiracist as …
 
Rich Razgaitis is the co-founder and CEO of FloWater, a company determined to stop the horrific flow of plastic from bottled water into our environment. Find out why Rich says bottled water is the new cigarette, and how his machines are filtering out tap water problems to bring the cleanest drinking water in the world to where we work, rest, and pl…
 
The Mississippi River is the 4th longest in the world, and the 3rd largest watershed, stretching from as far away as Montana and draining into the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Part of the watershed is even in Canada, in the southern provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta! The watershed is a water source for millions of people and many different spec…
 
Environmental talk show host and producer Betsy Rosenberg started her career at KCBS San Francisco and became a network news anchor and started a Trash Talk segment back in 1997, offering waste reduction tips on the CBS network. In 2004 she expanded into America's first syndicated sustainability show on commercial radio, Eco Talk Radio, and has int…
 
Kathryn Kellogg is the founder of Going Zero Waste a lifestyle website dedicated to helping others live a healthier and more sustainable life. She’s a spokesperson for plastic-free living for National Geographic, Chief Sustainability Officer at the One Movement, and author of 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste which breaks eco-friendly, sustainable living d…
 
We're taking a break from our Book Recs and Laughs series this week to share the very last interview we got to do in person before lockdown! Jenny got to chat with Karina Halle about her bonkers, immersive writing process, her adventures in Hollywood going to the Westworld premiere and the Golden Globes, and why travel is the best!…
 
Elsbeth Callaghan hosts and produces the Practical(ly) Zero Waste Podcast and funny enough, she lives an hour and a half away from Laura! Elsbeth and Laura talk about the difficulties of trying to live a zero waste lifestyle during COVID, what it's like living so close to each other, and what got Lisbeth into the zero waste movement. You can listen…
 
We've started a new series of episodes to help us all through the isolation! It's kind of a spin on What We're Reading, but with funny stories and lots of old friends! We're having past guests (and some exciting new voices) come on to share "a book rec and a laugh" with us. We're basically crowd sourcing good books and joy for you from some of our …
 
We're joined once again by Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings, the dynamic duo that makes up New York Times Bestselling author Christina Lauren! This time, they're back to share some book recs and some funny stories with us! We also discuss TV shows, how we're all occupying ourselves during quarantine, and where you should start if you're going t…
 
Things have gone off the rails here in the Wicked Wallflowers Club. This episode (and the show we're talking about) may or may not be kind of a shit show, but we hope it's a hilarious, delightful shit show. Andie J. Christopher and Naima Simone are back to help us attempt to digest the train wreck that is Netflix's new show, Too Hot to Handle! I ha…
 
Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist.com, a marketplace for sustainable men's fashion. Garik joins the ZWC to discuss fast fashion, price per wear, the benefits of tailoring, how to choose sustainable brands, and even Billie Eilish! Check out Garik's fantastic blog on sustainability in the fashion world here: Eco-Stylist Blog…
 
We've started a new series of episodes to help us all through the isolation! It's kind of a spin on What We're Reading, but with funny stories and lots of old friends! We're having past guests (and some exciting new voices) come on to share "a book rec and a laugh" with us. We're basically crowd sourcing good books and joy for you from some of our …
 
Zack Kong has designed the first and only compostable alternative to single-use plastic utensils you can compost in your own backyard. His new company, based in San Diego, is called TwentyFifty named after the year 2050 - the year the population is projected to reach 10 billion and when it’s estimated that the amount of plastic waste in the ocean w…
 
Join us as we chat about Australian TV show, Satisfaction. Satisfaction is set in a brothel, so we get into dating, sex work, emotional labor, dick pics, and our thoughts on full frontal male nudity. We don't give any major spoilers for the show if you haven't seen it yet and are worried!By Andie J. Christopher, Sarah Hawley, Jenny Nordbak
 
We're joined by Erin Galloway and Jess Brock from Berkley. We did a What We're Reading with Erin last year where she shared all the amazing stuff Berkley had coming down the pipeline, so we decided to repeat that again this year and get a preview of what exciting releases they have coming up in 2020. Because we need things to look forward to!…
 
Beer is a fermented, antimicrobial, sustainable beverage that has been consumed for thousands of years. Daniel MacKinnon sat down with Laura to discuss sustainable beer making practices on his Canadian farm that's been in his family since 1784, using their own barley and local hops, and they take care of their waste responsibly. Right from the grow…
 
Dana O’Brien, Executive VP of Food and Agriculture at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and Andy LaVigne, President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association discuss the biotech industry from an environmental perspective. Andy LaVigne, President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association Dana O’Brien, Executive VP of Food and Agri…
 
We're joined by Maya Rodale, Courtney Wetzel, and Meghan Jones to talk about the awesome audio excerpt they created from Maya's newest book, An Heiress to Remember. We discuss how they adapted the excerpt, how the sound editing creates a more immersive listening experience, and where we hope this leads for the genre. We play the excerpt in its enti…
 
We’re joined by #1 NYT Bestselling author Colleen Hoover. We cover a whole bunch of different topics from her writing journey, to her parenting advice, to travel. We chat about why women’s fiction written by authors who love and respect romance is amazing—and how that applies to her latest release, Regretting You. Before we jump into the episode, w…
 
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