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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Biello. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Biello, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for David Biello. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about David Biello, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 16 – David Biello: What makes a great science TED talk

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David Biello is an award-winning journalist and the scientific curator for TED. Listen as we talk about his favorite areas of science, how to craft a compelling narrative and being obsessed with blind cavefish.

Show notes:

David’s profile at TED (and book link)
https://www.ted.com/speakers/david_biello

David’s work at Scientific American
https://www.scientificamerican.com/author/david-biello/

TED talk – ‘Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish’
https://www.ted.com/talks/prosanta_chakrabarty_clues_to_prehistoric_times_found_in_blind_cavefish

TED talk – ‘What happens in your brain when you taste food’
https://www.ted.com/talks/camilla_arndal_andersen_what_happens_in_your_brain_when_you_taste_food

Social media:

Twitter: @dbiello
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Nov 27 2019

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Feature quality science — David Biello, Science Curator, TED

Solving for X
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Feature quality science with David Biello: In this special edition episode of Solving for X, we have a guest host -- our director of Digital Media and Programming for TEDx! In a fascinating interview, TED science curator David Biello talks about curating science talks responsibly. Putting cutting edge science on your stage can be both exhilarating and intimidating -- so listen in as these two staff members share tips and wisdom that can be applied to the TEDx stages across the globe.

Here are some highlights:
3:28 - Tips on how to make esoteric science accessible
4:40 - David describes the process of drawing out the scientist’s passion
10:55 - An exploration of the shared social responsibility of curating health-related talks
18:51 - David shares his thoughts on how to utilize language that frames scientific findings with precision
21:08 - Words of encouragement for young curators who coach science experts

Apr 03 2019

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Step 9 || Managing Waste, can we create a society that actually recycles? With David Biello

Out Of The Cave
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Waste. We’re going to do it and It’s going to happen, but how are we supposed to deal with it? Society has to make things, and people need to consume things, but what do we do with everything that gets left over and in what ways can we make it so that we create as closed a loop system as possible?

In this episode, David Biello carries us out of the cave as we discuss waste management and in what ways we might be able to create a society that reuses most of the waste it creates.

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Dec 30 2018

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033: David Biello, conversation 3: "It's easier than you think"

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David shares what happens when you act on your values:

Act on your values -> better life -> act on your values more -> yet better life -> etc

This cycle is the opposite mainstream society suggests---that environmental action distracts from getting ahead, costs more, or whatever excuse.

Acting on your values distracts from living by others' values---in particular, the values of people and institutions trying to influence you most. Who are they? Top ones I think of include:

  • Ads trying to sell you aspiration
  • "Food" companies trying to sell you sugar, fat, and salt
  • News media selling you outrage, fear, and offense
  • TV and movies selling you violence and sex

and so on.

Your first steps away from it reveal how rewarding and, after the initial struggle, easy continuing is.


David shares his mental blocks


You still have to start, which David shares.

Conversations with people who have acted, as David has, differ from with people who haven't. People who act are less defensive, less "what about you", more thoughtful, and more enthusiastic to act more.

Once you start, you'll find many reasons to continue. The ones not to continue---lethargy, complacency, conforming, etc---are ones you probably want to grow out of if you listen to a podcast with the word "Leadership" in the title.


What's next?

You can hear David on the verge of taking on greater challenges. What will he do next? Will his changes influence TED?

Listen to hear what he starts considering for more living by his values.

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Mar 06 2018

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025: David Biello, Conversation 1: We Can Do This

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David Biello is one of the few people I've met who understands environmental issues, doesn't complain or vent doom and gloom. Instead he approaches with a simple, but responsible and thoughtful perspective.

I met David after reading a review of his book, The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age, saying that David says:


we already have the money and technology to make profound environmental change; what we need is large-scale motivation. With a defiantly hopeful tone, he profiles some of the most effective change-makers.

Large-scale motivation means leadership to me. Having heard this view almost nowhere, but considering it the most important, I contacted him. He writes for Scientific American and elsewhere and is the Science Curator for TED.

If you want to know about what's happening environmentally in a straightforward, no nonsense way, listen. Also read his book. He knows the issues and he cares. He's thought about the issues people's motivations, what holds people back, what can work.

He also committed to a personal challenge many of you will resonate with.

He reminds us that making a difference requires taking responsibility. People may prefer technological silver bullets, government silver bullets, and other ways for others to act first, but all those deus ex machinas people dream of will come if we act first. You and I.

He offers many examples of hope. We've done more before: smoking, freeing South Africa and India, slavery.

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Feb 17 2018

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Episode 26: Innovative ideas on how to survive on a fast changing planet. Interview with David Biello, author “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age.”

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David Biello is the science curator at TED Talks as well as a contributing editor for Scientific American.  He recently published “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age,” in which he explores the emergence of the

“Anthropocene,” the period during which human activity has become the dominant influence on planet-sized systems like the climate, as well as investigates some of the latest ideas on how humans might live better in this fast-changing time.

In this interview, David talks about the inspiration for this 5-year research project, and talks about some of the most interesting and exciting approaches to deal with climate change and other challenges that he came across on his global journey. At once a frightening picture of the state of the planet and a resolutely hopeful assessment of the potential for people and technology to deal with the escalating problems we are now facing.

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Jul 10 2017

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Our Increasingly 'Unnatural World' with Environmental Journalist David Biello

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In this episode, we speak with David Biello, environmental journalist and author of the book “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age”. The book details the many ways human activity has altered our planet, often for the worse, and examines efforts to rollback those alterations, or at least lessen their impact.

Read an excerpt from David's book on the NATURE website:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/blog/could-we-bring-back-the-passenger-pigeon-or-other-extinct-species/

Mar 23 2017

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Ep. 018 _ David Biello _ 'The Unnatural World'

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David Biello is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999. He is currently the science curator for TED Talks and a contributing editor at Scientific American, where he has been writing since 2005. He also contributes frequently to the Los Angeles Review of BooksYale e360Nautilus, and Aeon, among other publications. Biello hosts the ongoing duPont-Columbia award-winning documentary Beyond the Light Switch as well as The Ethanol Effect for PBS. The Unnatural World is his first book.

Mar 06 2017

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David Biello, author of “The Unnatural World”: Cover to Cover Author Series

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Cover to Cover is a monthly program featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance.

Feb 21 2017

31mins

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