This Sustainable Life

By Joshua Spodek: Author, Speaker, Professor

Do you care about the environment but feel "I want to act but if no one else does it won't make a difference" and "But if you don't solve everything it isn't worth doing anything"?We are the antidote! You're not alone. Hearing role models overcome the same feelings to enjoy acting on their values creates meaning, purpose, community, and emotional reward.Want to improve as a leader? Bestselling author, 3-time TEDx speaker, leadership speaker, coach, and professor Joshua Spodek, PhD MBA, brings joy and inspiration to acting on the environment. You'll learn to lead without relying on authority.We bring you leaders from many areas -- business, politics, sports, arts, education, and more -- to share their expertise for you to learn from. We then ask them to share and act on their environmental values. That's leadership without authority -- so they act for their reasons, not out of guilt, blame, doom, gloom, or someone telling them what to do.Guests includeDan Pink, 40+ million Ted talk viewsMarshall Goldsmith, #1 ranked leadership guru and authorFrances Hesselbein, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree, former CEO of the Girl ScoutsElizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize winning authorDavid Allen, author of Getting Things DoneKen Blanchard, author, The One Minute ManagerVincent Stanley, Director of PatagoniaDorie Clark, bestselling authorBryan Braman, Super Bowl champion Philadelphia EagleJohn Lee Dumas, top entrepreneurial podcasterAlisa Cohn, top 100 speaker and coachDavid Biello, Science curator for TED See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  1. 1.
    442: Jonathan Hardesty, part 1: The Journey from Absolute Rookie to Mastery
    1:41:04
  2. 2.
    441: John Sargent, part 1: The CEO who reduced a Big Five publisher's footprint
    1:02:11
  3. 3.
    440: Andrés Reséndez: The Other Slavery
    51:08
  4. 4.
    439: How to Fix Texas
    7:58
  5. 5.
    438: Avoiding Creating Trash, Advanced Edition
    17:00
  6. 6.
    437: Bill Ryerson, part 1: Population matters
    52:56
  7. 7.
    436: You're right, it's not fair!
    8:24
  8. 8.
    435: Etienne Stott MBE, part 1: Olympic gold medalist climate activist
    56:43
  1. 9.
    434: Manisha Sinha: The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
    55:59
  2. 10.
    433: Adam Hochschild, part 2: Abolition then and pollution today
    49:26
  3. 11.
    432: Matthew Stevenson, part 2: What can environmentalists learn from disarming racism?
    53:49
  4. 12.
    431: I sang every day for two months, unplugged (still going)
    45:50
  5. 13.
    430: Rabbi Yonatan Neril, part 1: The Eco Bible
    45:33
  6. 14.
    429: What about jobs?
    12:28
  7. 15.
    428: Vanessa Friedman: The New York Times Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic
    45:48
  8. 16.
    427: Behind the Mic: Attraction and leadership
    58:22
  9. 17.
    426: Why unplug?
    19:04
  10. 18.
    425: General William “Kip” Ward, part 1: Security, Stability, and Sustainability Start with People
    59:06
  11. 19.
    424: Brent Suter, part 3: We don't have to steward. We get to.
    55:54
  12. 20.
    423: Kelly Allan, part 2: Restoring joy to work through Deming and stewardship
    30:32
  13. 21.
    422: Adam Hochschild, part 1: Abolition and Sustainability
    49:39
  14. 22.
    421: Behind the Mic: Race: Why I've talked about it so much
    1:04:00
  15. 23.
    420: Three Years of Leadership and the Environment!
    22:43
  16. 24.
    419: Balint Horvath, part 4: Fatherhood and sustainability
    39:35
  17. 25.
    418: Chester Elton, part 2: The world's number 4 best leadership speaker, trainer, and thought leader
    48:43
  18. 26.
    417: Dan McPherson, part 2: Recovering from his heart attack, cutting out water bottles
    58:30
  19. 27.
    416: Rod Schoonover, part 1: Resigned in protest after White House tried to delete "basic science" from climate change report
    1:14:08
  20. 28.
    415: Marion Nestle, conversation 2: Let's Ask Marion
    33:09
  21. 29.
    414: Nir Eyal, part 2: He committed to avoiding flying before the pandemic
    54:17
  22. 30.
    413: Michael Moss, part 1.5: Maybe that was the addiction speaking
    41:58
  23. 31.
    412: George Chmiel, part 2: Teamwork from garbage
    35:59
  24. 32.
    411: Winston Churchill and the environment
    11:02
  25. 33.
    410: Race, part 2: How do you learn when people respond to questions with criticism and judgment?
    48:04
  26. 34.
    409: Kevin Cahill, part 2: Systems change, fast and effective
    56:10
  27. 35.
    408: Nancy Reagan and the Environment
    4:54
  28. 36.
    407: Eric Metaxas: William Wilberforce, Amazing Grace
    35:37
  29. 37.
    406: J. B. MacKinnon, part 1: The Once and Future World
    43:48
  30. 38.
    405: No, It's Not Just a Piece of Cloth
    15:51
  31. 39.
    404: Michael Moss, part 1: Salt, Sugar, Fat, Convenience, Addiction, and the Environment
    1:11:07
  32. 40.
    403: Ashish Jha, part 2: Battling covid-19, leadership, and the environment
    27:46
  33. 41.
    402: Faith
    6:31
  34. 42.
    401: Defund the police? A proposal.
    4:44
  35. 43.
    400: Race, part 1: Should whites shut up and listen?
    1:12:56
  36. 44.
    399: Mark Tercek: Former CEO, The Nature Conservancy; Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
    45:45
  37. 45.
    398: Lt. General Paul Van Riper USMC, part 2: A Marine Versus Coffee
    44:53
  38. 46.
    397: Eric Orts, part 1: Exploring a Senate Race
    1:42:43
  39. 47.
    396: Margaret Klein Salamon, part 2: Political or Personal or Political and Personal
    42:04
  40. 48.
    395: A Time I Gave Up
    11:48
  41. 49.
    394: Joe De Sena, part 2: The Sustainable Spartan starts here
    39:33
  42. 50.
    393: Jaime Casap, part 2: If a global pandemic isn't the end, what is?
    54:49

Listen to This Sustainable Life now.

Listen to This Sustainable Life in full in the Spotify app