Before It's Gone is a podcast about climate change and things that are threatened. Interviews and stories about what we might lose, and how we might save it.


  • BIG007: Maple Syrup

    BIG007: Maple Syrup

    12/06/2017 Duração: 20min

    Bad news: Maple syrup is definitely being affected by climate change. Good news: Producers and scientists are innovating and making more maple syrup than ever. In this episode of Before It's Gone, we talk to Dr. Lisa Chase, a University of Vermont researcher about how maple producers are adapting to and dealing with climate change.

  • BIG006 - A Livable Future

    BIG006 - A Livable Future

    07/04/2017 Duração: 22min

    In the second part of our interview with activist Dineen O'Rourke we talk about how young people are a front-line community when it comes to climate change, fighting for their own livable future. To address that, Dineen will be leading a youth delegation to the next COP conference to help raise the voices of young people and other front-line communities around the world. More about the podcast: Produced by Video4Good:

  • BIG005: College Activism

    BIG005: College Activism

    17/03/2017 Duração: 17min

    "In most of my organizing, I'm the youngest by 50 years," Hampshire College senior Dineen O'Rourke told me. She may be young, but Dineen is an experienced activist, and she plans to continue to be one long after graduation. In this episode we talk about her work with Climate Action Now to stop the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline, and why people age out of activism. Produced by: Video4Good

  • BIG004 - Homesteading, to Prevent and Prepare for Climate Change

    BIG004 - Homesteading, to Prevent and Prepare for Climate Change

    03/03/2017 Duração: 17min

    Self-sufficiency may be more and more necessary in a climate-changed world. But most of us don't have the skills we need to take care of ourselves and our needs. In this episode we talk to Melody Figge, of Revival Homestead Supply, about the homesteading lifestyle and teaching people skills that our grandmothers took for granted. More Info:

  • BIG003 - Ben  Jerrys Ice Cream

    BIG003 - Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

    14/02/2017 Duração: 22min

    A conversation with Chris Miller, Ben & Jerry's Social Mission Activism Manager, about how climate change is impacting my favorite ice cream flavors. Become a supporter: SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: "Climate change sucks. You know, we're a food company, right. We're sourcing ingredients from all over the world. We're sourcing milk and dairy products from thirty miles north of here, from the northwestern corner of Vermont, and we're sourcing things like vanilla, cocoa and coffee from the global south. So, many of the products that we put into a pint that create people's favorite flavors, you know, come from places that could be profoundly impacted by climate change. In fact, we're already beginning to see some impact on a certain aspects of the supply chain. So, if you look at things like coffee or you look at things like vanilla or cocoa, these are commodities that are already being impacted by changing climate patterns." "What we try and do is not t

  • BIG002: Coffee and Climate Change

    BIG002: Coffee and Climate Change

    31/01/2017 Duração: 25min

    Before It's Gone explores the impact of climate change on coffee with Dean Cycon of Dean's Beans. We talk about environmental and economic issues, and the problems farmers face when their coffee crops fail. Support the show: HIGHLIGHTS: When you take climate change down to its impact on families and environments on a local level, it's profound and it's here right now. The statistic I’ve read is about fifty percent. Of all coffee land will disappear by 2050 - and that's a profound impact on people, on the environment, and on economics. Coffee is a profitable marketplace. And everybody involved in coffee can be doing a lot more to ensure that climate change doesn't destroy not only the planet, but coffee farmers’ lives that we depend on. What will happen is the destruction of coffee crops leads to the loss of livelihood for farmers, that leads to environmental refugees of several million people worldwide, will happen in a very short time.

  • BIG001: Wish Out Loud

    BIG001: Wish Out Loud

    25/01/2017 Duração: 12min

    Welcome to Before It's Gone, a podcast about climate change and all of the things that the world might lose. On this episode, I introduce the show, talk about the power of storytelling, and explain why you should always wish out loud.