Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Richard Muller - Climate Change & the Physics of Time

Professor Muller has had an incredibly illustrious career, and to cover all of his accomplishments in a single podcast would be impractical. So this podcast is focused on his current and ongoing ventures, as well as some of his yet to be confirmed theories, and some general life lessons.

Alex Filippenko - the accelerating expansion of the universe

Alex Filippenko - the accelerating expansion of the universe

Professor Filippenko has an almost unparalleled academic career in the field of astronomy. Having been a professor at UC Berkeley for over 30 years, Alex has won a flurry of awards including the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics in 2015, the Gruber Cosmology Prize in 2007, and “Best Professor” on the Berkeley campus a record 9 times!

In this podcast, Professor Filippenko speaks to some of the milestones of his incredible academic career, in addition to the current projects and initiatives he’s working on.
 

Office Hours ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ? (REMOVED)

Office Hours ep 3. - How Might We Disrupt D.C. ? (REMOVED)

Chris Catterton is a Cofounder and Relationship Director at Dirsupt DC, a coalition striving to create better government by realigning political incentive structures in cooperation with business leaders. Learn more about their coalition by listening to this very candid interview with a cofounder of Disrupt DC, and also by visiting https://disruptdc.org/.
 

Office Hours ep. 2 - Let's Fix The Litter Problem Once and For All.

Office Hours ep. 2 - Let's Fix The Litter Problem Once and For All.

Have you ever wondered how much litter that's created in your neighborhood comes from the Taco Bell a few blocks from your home? Or how many cigarette butts are dumped on your block alone? Find out how actionable insights through data collection around litter are helping Litterati clean up the world

Jeff Kirschner and team once ran an experiment at a school to see exactly what type of litter was the most commonly generated. The data showed that most of the litter came from the school cafeteria's plastic straw wrapper - students could now demand specific action against a specific source of litter.

Through the medium of a mobile app, Litterati has been able to scale this sort of experimenting and data collection around litter to find actionable insights to combat the incessant litter generation problem of our generation. 

Find out how this data is allowing Litterati to influence large corporations, inspire grassroots movements, and other efforts to clean up the world.

We encourage you to join the community of environmentally conscious citizens by downloading the app at https://litterati.org/

Office Hours ep. 1 - End of Life Options Legislation

Office Hours ep. 1 - End of Life Options Legislation

In this pilot episode of The Office Hours Podcast, we speak with Cal alumnus, Dan Diaz, about his advocacy for legislation supporting dignified end of life options for the terminally ill.

He has recently passed this legislation in the state of California, and is currently at work to pass this in D.C. , Colorado, and more states across the nation.

In the podcast, we spoke about:

  • How Dan and Brittany met at Cal.
  • Honeymooning in Patagonia.
  • False narratives about medical aid in dying created by the opposition.
  • Taking back control from a tumor.
  • The need to go to Oregon to receive consultation.
  • Growing up Catholic and being an alter boy.
  • 44 other states that still do not have favorable legislation toward medical aid in dying.

If you found this episode of the podcast interesting, informative, or enlightening, please show support to Dan's cause by visiting the following sites:

http://thebrittanyfund.org/

https://www.facebook.com/dandiazbrittanymaynard/