Life Raft In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, comedian Lauren Malara and reporter Travis Lux explore your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Is it ever going to be too hot to live here? Have I had my last good oyster? We'll tackle it all.
Life Raft

Life Raft

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

In a podcast from WWNO, WRKF and PRX, comedian Lauren Malara and reporter Travis Lux explore your questions about living with climate change. How bad will the flooding get? Is it ever going to be too hot to live here? Have I had my last good oyster? We'll tackle it all.

Most Recent Episodes

So You've Got Climate Anxiety. Here's What You Can Do With It.

No matter where you fall on the eco-anxiety spectrum, on a scale from low-key stressed to lying up at night in a dread spiral, you could probably use some advice on doing something about it. Climate change can be scary, after all. We talk with science writer Britt Wray, who has been researching the overlap of mental health and climate change. She defines some terms, offers some tips and tricks, and shares her personal experience with feelings of climate dread. Plus, she tells a fun story of that time she gave a presentation on climate denial and eco-stress to a bunch of energy executives. Here are some great resources for digging deeper on climate change feelings: Gen Dread (Britt Wray's newsletter) Good Grief Network (here's the Facebook link) Climate Psychology Alliance (North America) Climate Psychology Alliance (UK) Climate Psychiatry Alliance (US) Psychology for a Safe Climate (Australia) Got a question you want us to explore? Send it to us! There's a super simple form on our website. For bonus pictures and extra fun vibes, follow us on social media. We're on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Climate change is scary, but Life Raft is not!

Have I Had My Last Good Oyster?

Is climate change coming for oysters? This week on Life Raft we take a dive into the world of food. We drop by a famous New Orleans oyster bar, and visit with an oyster scientist to get a better feel for the ways a changing climate threatens oysters, and what's being done to help 'em out. Got a question you want us to explore? Send it to us! There's a super simple form on our website. For bonus pictures and extra fun vibes, follow us on social media. We're on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Climate change is scary, but Life Raft is not!

Is It Ever Gonna Be Too Hot To Live Here?

In this debut episode of Life Raft we're digging into extreme heat: is it ever gonna be too hot to live here? We talk to a doctor about what happens to the human body when it starts to overheat, and to a New Orleans resident on a mission to cool off her neighborhood by planting hundreds of trees. We share laughs with both. Follow Life Raft on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@liferaftpod). Give Lauren (@laurenmalara) and Travis (@travislux) a follow while you're at it. Do you have a question you want us to explore? Submit one to us! You can do that on our website. The question for this episode came from New Orleans-based comedian Kamari Stevens (IG: @supermaribro).

Trailer: Welcome To Life Raft

Welcome to Life Raft! We're your survival guide for a changing planet. If you're like us, climate change leaves you with a lot of questions, and they're not about the rate of ocean warming — they're about practical things that affect our everyday lives. Each episode explores a different question about climate change, submitted by a real person. "How can I reduce flooding in my neighborhood?" "Have I had my last good oyster?" Hosts Lauren Malara and Travis Lux talk to scientists, oyster shuckers, tree planters, and a whole host of other people who are asking big questions and working on solutions. And they do it all with a little bit of levity. In other words: climate change is scary, but Life Raft is not. Episodes come out every two weeks. First up: extreme heat. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @liferaftpod. Got a climate question for us to tackle? We want to hear from you! Submit yours through our website.

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