After a long break the TREE podcast is back with a special guest in a special location. Bryan Ogden joins host Jordan Flagel to discuss blockchain technologies and artificial intelligence - and how he is using them both to pursue sustainability and affect climate policy. The two former grad school classmates sat down in the jewel of an island known as Malta, where they completed their studies together in the MSc. Sustainable Environmental Resources Management program.
After a relatively long hiatus, the TREE podcast is back. Nick Martin and Travis Bek join host Jordan Flagel for the most unorthodox episode to date. Nick is a Policy Analyst at the Canada West Foundation specializing in electricity policy, and Bek works for Club Med resorts in the Caribbean. This podcast was recorded as the trio made their way to 17th Avenue in Calgary's Uptown area - while attempting to board a train and eventually hopping in an Uber - and covered a wide variety of topics from initial settlement in the Americas to differences in Canadian and American politics.
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Ethical + sustainable lifestyle blogger Zandra Thomson from Life With Zandra joins the TREE podcast to talk about the recent vegan-themed TREE trip that she participated in. She joins host Jordan Flagel, the leader of the vegan Belize trip, to share their experiences in the jungle and talk about what these trips teach about sustainability, as well as how they contribute to conservation. The two discuss wildlife sightings, the oil and gas industry, and what it was like going vegan for the entirety of a trip where barbecue reigns supreme.
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Addictions counselor Julie Douglas joins the podcast to discuss causes of certain behaviours, helping those in need, paths forward, and some of her experiences dealing with people in the deepest reaches of addiction. She and co-host Taylor Dalke also share some of their personal stories on the subject. Listen here or subscribe on Google Play or Apple Music.