Important, Not Important

Important, Not Important

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Important, Not Important

"The Conversations Most Vital to Our Survival As a Species”. Quinn Emmett and Brian Colbert Kennedy, publishers of the popular “Important, Not Important” weekly newsletter and otherwise regular, progressive, terrified folks like you, host weekly-ish conversations with awesome scientists, engineers, doctors, politicians, and journalists, as they discuss the questions and topics most likely to either save the planet, or end it! Topics include climate change, artificial intelligence, clean energy, space exploration, antibiotics, bio-tech and more.
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(Special Replay) #53: He’s Given 200+ Climate Speeches to Congress. What’s Next? Jan 8, 2019 Listen Download
(Special Replay) #52: Is It Harder to Build Clean Power Plants or Play in a Reputable Cover Band? Jan 4, 2019 Listen Download
(Special Replay) #51: Congress Got a Female Air Force Officer / Engineer / Chemistry Teacher / Mom Jan 3, 2019 Listen Download
#50: It’s Getting Hot in Herre & America’s Poor are (Not Surprisingly) Dying Fastest Jan 1, 2019 Listen Download
#50: It’s Getting Hot in Herre & America’s Poor are (Not Surprisingly) Dying Fastest Jan 1, 2019 Listen Download
#49: How Can HUGE Food & Beverage Companies Contribute to a More Sustainable Future? Dec 25, 2018 Listen Download
#49: How Can HUGE Food & Beverage Companies Contribute to a More Sustainable Future? Dec 25, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #03 Dec 23, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #03 Dec 23, 2018 Listen Download
#48: Why Does Childhood Cancer Exist & What Can We Do to Make It Go Away Forever? Dec 18, 2018 Listen Download
#48: Why Does Childhood Cancer Exist & What Can We Do to Make It Go Away Forever? Dec 18, 2018 Listen Download
#47: The Future of Digital Health, Part 2: America’s Data Dec 11, 2018 Listen Download
#47: The Future of Digital Health, Part 2: America’s Data Dec 11, 2018 Listen Download
#46: Is There Nuclear Waste in the Ocean (& Can We Become Super Heroes if There Is)? Dec 4, 2018 Listen Download
#46: Is There Nuclear Waste in the Ocean (& Can We Become Super Heroes if There Is)? Dec 4, 2018 Listen Download
#45: Poop Vs. Cancer Nov 27, 2018 Listen Download
#45: Poop Vs. Cancer Nov 27, 2018 Listen Download
#44: Is Food Waste the Stupidest Thing We Do (& How Do We Cut it in Half)? Nov 20, 2018 Listen Download
#44: Is Food Waste the Stupidest Thing We Do (& How Do We Cut it in Half)? Nov 20, 2018 Listen Download
#43: The Future of Digital Health, Part 1 Nov 13, 2018 Listen Download
#43: The Future of Digital Health, Part 1 Nov 13, 2018 Listen Download
#42: What Happens When You’re Almost an Astronaut... And What Comes Next? Nov 6, 2018 Listen Download
#42: What Happens When You’re Almost an Astronaut... And What Comes Next? Nov 6, 2018 Listen Download
#42: What Happens When You’re Almost an Astronaut... And What Comes Next? Nov 6, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #02 Oct 31, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #02 Oct 31, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #02 Oct 31, 2018 Listen Download
Trailer -- Important, Not Important Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
#41: Outsmarting Cholera Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
#41: Outsmarting Cholera Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
Trailer -- Important, Not Important Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
Trailer -- Important, Not Important Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
#41: Outsmarting Cholera Oct 30, 2018 Listen Download
Bonus: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change Oct 26, 2018 Listen Download
Bonus: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change Oct 26, 2018 Listen Download
Bonus: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change Oct 26, 2018 Listen Download
#40: What Takes a Young Woman from Art School to NASA... & Why Might That Change Everything Forever, for Everyone? Oct 23, 2018 Listen Download
#40: What Takes a Young Woman from Art School to NASA... & Why Might That Change Everything Forever, for Everyone? Oct 23, 2018 Listen Download
#40: What Takes a Young Woman from Art School to NASA... & Why Might That Change Everything Forever, for Everyone? Oct 23, 2018 Listen Download
#39: Is The Ocean Running Out of Oxygen? Is That Bad? Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
#39: Is The Ocean is Running Out of Oxygen? Is That Bad? Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
#39: Is The Ocean Running Out of Oxygen? Is That Bad? Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
#38: Is It Harder to Build Clean Power Plants or Play in a Reputable Cover Band? Oct 9, 2018 Listen Download
#38: Is It Harder to Build Clean Power Plants or Play in a Reputable Cover Band? Oct 9, 2018 Listen Download
#38: Is It Harder to Build Clean Power Plants or Play in a Reputable Cover Band? Oct 9, 2018 Listen Download
#37: Why Does Congress Need a Female Air Force Officer / Engineer / Chemistry Teacher / Mom? Oct 2, 2018 Listen Download
#37: Why Does Congress Need a Female Air Force Officer / Engineer / Chemistry Teacher / Mom? Oct 2, 2018 Listen Download
#37: Why Does Congress Need a Female Air Force Officer / Engineer / Chemistry Teacher / Mom? Oct 2, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #01 Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #01 Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
BONUS: After Dark #01 Sep 28, 2018 Listen Download
#36: Can Latinos Save the Planet? Sep 25, 2018 Listen Download
#36: Can Latinos Save the Planet? Sep 25, 2018 Listen Download
#36: Can Latinos Save the Planet? Sep 25, 2018 Listen Download
#35: Can These Scientists Really Save Congress? Sep 18, 2018 Listen Download
#35: Can These Scientists Really Save Congress? Sep 18, 2018 Listen Download
#35: Can These Scientists Really Save Congress? Sep 18, 2018 Listen Download
#34: Electrocuting the S#!t Out of Cancer. Sep 11, 2018 Listen Download
#34: Electrocuting the S#!t Out of Cancer. Sep 11, 2018 Listen Download
#34: Electrocuting the S#!t Out of Cancer. Sep 11, 2018 Listen Download
#33: This is Zero Hour... So What The Hell Are You Doing? Sep 4, 2018 Listen Download
#33: This is Zero Hour... So What The Hell Are You Doing? Sep 4, 2018 Listen Download
#33: This is Zero Hour... So What The Hell Are You Doing? Sep 4, 2018 Listen Download
#32: Are You Ready for Some Radical Environmental Justice? Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
#32: Are You Ready for Some Radical Environmental Justice? Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
#32: Are You Ready for Some Radical Environmental Justice? Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
#31: Can Texas Go (Clean Energy) Independent? Aug 21, 2018 Listen Download
#31: Can Texas Go (Clean Energy) Independent? Aug 21, 2018 Listen Download
#31: Can Texas Go (Clean Energy) Independent? Aug 21, 2018 Listen Download
#30: What’s the Business Incentive for Climate/Clean Energy Action? Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
#30: What’s the Business Incentive for Climate/Clean Energy Action? Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
#30: What’s the Business Incentive for Climate/Clean Energy Action? Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
#29: The Pope Has Decided to Defeat Climate Change with His Own Bare Hands. Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
#29: The Pope Has Decided to Defeat Climate Change with His Own Bare Hands. Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
#29: The Pope Has Decided to Defeat Climate Change with His Own Bare Hands. Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
#29: The Pope Has Decided to Defeat Climate Change with His Own Bare Hands. Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
#28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is Literally on Fire? Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
#28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is Literally on Fire? Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
#28: Why the Hell is Space Exploration Important When the Planet is Literally on Fire? Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
#27: What Happens When the Atlantic Ocean Invades the Arctic Ocean? Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
#27: What Happens When the Atlantic Ocean Invades the Arctic Ocean? Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
#27: What Happens When the Atlantic Ocean Invades the Arctic Ocean? Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
#26: He's Given 200 Climate Speeches to Congress. What's Next? Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
#26: What Drives a Man to Give 200 Climate Speeches Since 2007, Once a Week, to Congress? Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
#26: He's Given 200 Climate Speeches to Congress. What's Next? Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
#25: Middle School Physics: Lame, or the First Step to Being an Superhero? Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
#25: Middle School Physics: Lame, or the First Step to Being an Superhero? Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
#25: Middle School Physics Class. Lame, or the Path to Being an Actual Superhero? Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
#24: When Will San Francisco Be Underwater? Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
#24: When Will San Francisco Be Underwater? Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
#24: When Will San Francisco Be Underwater? Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
#23: Can We Predict the Next Big Earthquake? Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
#23: Can We Predict the Next Big Earthquake? Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
#23: Can We Predict the Next Big Earthquake? Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
#22: How Does Your Phone Call Become Law? Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
#22: How Does Your Phone Call Become Law? Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
#22: How Does Your Phone Call Become Law? Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
#21: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
#21: The #1 thing you can do to fight climate change Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
#21: What’s the #1 thing YOU can do to affect climate change? Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
#20: How the hell are we gonna feed 10 billion people? Jun 5, 2018 Listen Download
#20: How the hell are we gonna feed 10 billion people? Jun 5, 2018 Listen Download
#20: Fred Iutzi Jun 5, 2018 Listen Download
#19: What’s the future of antibiotics? May 29, 2018 Listen Download
#19: What’s the future of antibiotics? May 29, 2018 Listen Download
#19: Dr. Gautam Dantas May 29, 2018 Listen Download
#18: Phil Plait, "The Bad Astronomer" May 22, 2018 Listen Download
#18: A new science foundation in America May 22, 2018 Listen Download
#18: A new science foundation in America May 22, 2018 Listen Download
#17: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change? May 15, 2018 Listen Download
#17: Jason Friesen May 15, 2018 Listen Download
#17: What’s the future of emergency medical systems in the age of climate change? May 15, 2018 Listen Download
#16: Clouds ruin EVERYTHING May 8, 2018 Listen Download
#16: Clouds ruin EVERYTHING May 8, 2018 Listen Download
#16: Dr. Kate Marvel May 8, 2018 Listen Download
#15: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, Part II? May 1, 2018 Listen Download
#15: Akshat Rathi May 1, 2018 Listen Download
#15: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action, Part II? May 1, 2018 Listen Download
#14: How do we improve America’s agriculture system? Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
#14: Emily Cassidy Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
#14: How do we improve America’s agriculture system? Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
#13: A blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
#13: Mayor Serge Dedina Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
#13: A blueprint for suing the pants off fossil fuel companies Apr 17, 2018 Listen Download
#12: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic? Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
#12: Dr. Sam Scarpino Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
#12: Can algorithms predict the next major pandemic? Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
#11: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action? Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
#11: David Hawkins Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
#11: Can carbon capture be a building block in climate action? Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
#10: The Tantrum That Saved The World Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
#10: Megan Herbert Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
#10: The Tantrum That Saved The World Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
#9: How do we stay safe from infectious disease (zombies)? Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
#9: Dr. Nahid Bhadelia Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
#9: How do we stay safe from infectious disease (zombies)? Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
#8: How do we safeguard science in American schools? Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
#8: Don Duggan-Haas, Therese Etoka & Jai Bansal Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
#8: How do we safeguard science in American schools? Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
#7: How can we use the ocean without using it up? Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
#7: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
#7: How can we use the ocean without using it up? Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
#6: The queer female volcanologist who wants to change Congress Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
#6: Jess Phoenix Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
#6: The queer female volcanologist who wants to change Congress Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
#5: Is climate action worth getting kicked out of Congress? Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
#5: Bob Inglis Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
#5: Is climate action worth getting kicked out of Congress? Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
#4: What does the bible say about climate change? Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
#4: Reverend Mitch Hescox Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
#4: What does the bible say about climate change? Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
#3: A professional climate denier changes his mind Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
#3: Jerry Taylor Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
#3: A professional climate denier changes his mind Feb 9, 2018 Listen Download
#2: Can this boat full of women save the world? Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
#2: Dr. Heidi Steltzer & Anne Christianson Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
#2: Can this boat full of women save the world? Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
#1: Sixteen Minutes to Live Jan 17, 2018 Listen Download
#1: David Schmidt Jan 17, 2018 Listen Download
#1: Sixteen Minutes to Live Jan 17, 2018 Listen Download

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