Podcasts

TREE Podcast #13 - Coffee (with Grant X. Storer)

TREE Podcast #13 - Coffee (with Grant X. Storer)

Grant X. Storer joins the pod to discuss everybody’s most accepted vice: coffee. Grant is from Seattle, WA and is researching coffee in grad school. He sat down with Jordan Flagel in beautiful Medellin, Colombia to talk about sustainability, production, and the importance of enjoying coffee - in a very fitting setting.

TREE Podcast #12 - Politics and the Environment (with Taylor Dalke)

TREE Podcast #12 - Politics and the Environment (with Taylor Dalke)

He’s back! Taylor Dalke returns with some hot takes on the current state of the political spectrum, with sometimes differing and sometimes agreeable input from Jordan Flagel. The two discuss the shifting nature of liberal and conservative attitudes, extremes on both ends, and how each of them views the issues - and potential solutions - facing society today. Then, Jordan outlines his vision for how to usher in clean energy and how to lose the carbon emissions without unnecessarily stranding infrastructure and assets.

TREE Podcast #11 - Travels (with Eric Fitterer)

TREE Podcast #11 - Travels (with Eric Fitterer)

The TREE Podcast is back once again! Joining Jordan Flagel in the studio is Eric Fitterer, a travel enthusiast and co-creator of the Instagram account discover.your.motive. Eric and his girlfriend Jade use this platform to explore what an average couple does to stay motivated in everything from working out to enjoying each other’s company. Eric and Jordan spoke about their travels, the importance of first-hand experience, the beauty in going with the flow, and explored a bit of the significance and meaning of personal ancestry.

TREE Podcast #10 - Sustainability on an Island (with Bryan Ogden)

TREE Podcast #10 - Sustainability on an Island (with Bryan Ogden)

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. 

TREE Podcast #9 - The Uber Podcast (with Nick & Bek)

TREE Podcast #9 - The Uber Podcast (with Nick & Bek)

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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TREE Podcast #8 - Talk Vegan to Me (with Zandra from @lifewithzandra)

TREE Podcast #8 - Talk Vegan to Me (with Zandra from @lifewithzandra)

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. 

Check out Zandra's blog at www.lifewithzandra.com and follow her on Instagram @lifewithzandra

TREE Podcast #7 - Sensory Deprivation (with Isaac and Dustin from FloatLife)

TREE Podcast #7 - Sensory Deprivation (with Isaac and Dustin from FloatLife)

Dustin and Isaac from Calgary-based FloatLife join the TREE podcast to discuss the benefits of sensory deprivation tanks, psychedelics, and how mindfulness can lead to becoming a better person - as well as lead to a better society. The crew is also joined by Isaac's girlfriend Marlene, who shared her own experiences in the tank and with several ceremonies including ayahuasca and cacao. The podcast took place immediately after a float session, allowing all five participants to share what they had just experienced. 

*Exclusive for TREE listeners: mention the podcast and get a special one-time float price of $39 at either FloatLife location, whether you are a newby or expert

TREE Podcast #6 - Addictivity (with Julie Douglas)

TREE Podcast #6 - Addictivity (with Julie Douglas)

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.

TREE Podcast #5 - Determinism, the Struggle Within, and Physics of the Impossible

TREE Podcast #5 - Determinism, the Struggle Within, and Physics of the Impossible

Hosts Jordan Flagel and Taylor Dalke discuss the importance of creative outlets, determinism versus free will, moral blameworthyness, archetypes, and the limits of physical possibilities.

The TREE Podcast is now up on Apple Music and Google Play Music! Subscribe to get the latest episodes, which shouldn't disappoint because the next few will feature some amazing guests from very diverse fields...

TREE Podcast #4 - Meatheads, Stereotypes, and Masculinity (with Josh Symons)

TREE Podcast #4 - Meatheads, Stereotypes, and Masculinity (with Josh Symons)

Former CFL lineman Josh Symons joins high school and university football teammate Jordan Flagel to discuss brain development, athlete stereotypes, hyper-masculinity, and challenges associated with helping at-risk youth. The two also reminisce over some meathead moments and share similar stories on how they found their path after sports.

TREE Podcast #3 - Morality, Purpose, and Robots (with guest Taylor Dalke)

TREE Podcast #3 - Morality, Purpose, and Robots (with guest Taylor Dalke)

Taylor Dalke joins Jordan Flagel on the first TREE podcast of 2018 to discuss the morality of breeding, finding purpose in life, the science of meaning, robot workers, and the feeling of accomplishment compared to the neuro-chemical feelings induced by drug use. The two also discuss the initial impromptu Jamaica trip that helped spark the creation of TREE.