The Indisposable Podcast

Featuring Heroes of the movement

creating solutions to plastic pollution

Each episode features interviews with our heroes - the activists, alchemists, strategists, innovators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and other champions of the movement to end plastic pollution. We're focused on amplifying solutions and stories of what’s already being done to create the beautiful world we all want to live in. Because really inspiring things are happening right now, and we want you to hear about them, get inspired, and get involved in creating a world without waste.

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Students Can Be Teachers too (especially for climate action)

Student organizers from UC Berkeley and UCLA discuss the biggest plastic-free campus win in US history

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Sustaining Small Business during COVID

Visionary entrepreneur Vanessa Pope connects economic and environmental sustainability through community leadership

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Myth-busting with Public Health Experts: The Safety of Single-use

What public health and environmental justice experts are saying about plastic pollution impacts during a pandemic

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Plastic-Free Solutioneers

3 stories from 3 everyday heroes in the UPSTREAM community about building a #betterwaythanthrowaway

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Adventures in Activism: the Story of 5 Gyres

From a plastic bottle raft to sailing the world and leading a global movement, meet 5 Gyres co-founder Marcus Eriksen

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From White Environmentalism to Anti-Racism

Reflections on dismantling racism within the plastic pollution movement & ourselves. Co-interview with Matt Prindiville & Brooking Gatewood

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The Safety and Future of Reuse

An expert panel discussion on COVID transmission and how reuse businesses protect public health

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Step Inside with Letise LaFeir

A conversation about race and the environmental movement with marine biologist, policy advocate, and UPSTREAM board member Letise LaFeir.

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Once Upon a Beautiful Disruption

How stories shape our world, how big events shape stories, and how we shape change w/the communications wizards at Dancing Fox

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Sustaining Positivity in a Pandemic

TerraCycle founder & CEO Tom Szaky covers the increase of plastic pollution amidst COVID, and how reuse solutions can help close the LOOP

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Reuse, Resilience, and COVID-19

How the zero waste movement can stay resilient through a pandemic with ecotoxicologist Jane Muncke & UPSTREAM’s Matt Prindiville

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Running for Change with Sam Bencheghib

Sam Bencheghib on inspiring awareness and action one step at a time in his epic 3,000 mile run across America

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Cups: The Gateway Drug to Throw-Away Culture?

Vessel founder Dagny Tucker is bringing reusable cups to cities across America as part of the larger vision to change throw-away culture.

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Diving Into an Indisposable Economy

Berna Tural shares about her transformation from international business leader to economic environmentalist with UPSTREAM

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Unbottling Water: The New Refill Economy

Ecopreneur and visionary Samuel Ian Rosan of Tap lays out a tech-enabled throw-away-free future for water and beyond

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Ad Campaigns for Social Change

How can social marketing help us change throw-away culture? Lessons from #stopsucking, #hydratelike and more w/ Emma Riley, Lonely Whale

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Non-Partisan Plastic

As politics heat up in the US, we reflect on the value of keeping pollution non-partisan, w/ UK-based plastics strategist, Emma Priestland.

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Force of Nature

The righteously unreasonable Diane Wilson shares stories of eco-activism & the power of citizen action to fight industrial pollution

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Take Away Without Throw-Away: Reuse Made Easy with CupClub

Tune into how CupClub has reinvented reuse for on-the-go drinks, w/ visionary founder and innovator Safia Quereshi

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Indisposable Concessions

Aquariums lead the way for throw-away free concessions in U.S. - indisposable stories from the edge w/Aimee David of Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Vending Machine Makeover

New York City vending machines get a fresh and throw-away free upgrade, thanks to Chloe Vichot of Fresh Bowl

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The Story of Plastic

From ocean impacts to full supply chain tactics, we go behind the scenes with #breakfreefromplastic strategist & documentarian Stiv Wilson.

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The Modern Day Milkman

New York and Paris take on a new experiment in reusable product delivery! Learn about the LOOP pilot, with Anthony Rossi of TerraCycle

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Slow Music with Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia’s Leah Song shares their 'slow music' approach to sustainable touring as well as the group’s newly released album!

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Beauty without Waste

The business and activism of throw-away free skincare, with Shilpi Chhotray, Samudra Skin & Sea

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The Creative Power of Limits

Lessons in community and creativity from a tiny island waste management program, with Nikyta Palmisani, LopezL Solid Waste Disposal District

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Bringing Back the Lunchbox

On being an influencer in your everyday life to help make reuse cool, with actress Caitlin FitzGerald

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Materials Detox

Banning bad chemicals through savvy citizen campaigns, with Mike Schade, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition

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Culture Hacking the End of Plastic

From cigarettes to cups and concession stands, the history and future of changing social norms in America, with Matt Prindiville, UPSTREAM

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Plastic-Free Mermaids

Oceanic wisdom from a woman who's lived without disposable plastic for 10+ years, w/ ‘The Plastic Free Mermaid’, aka Kate Nelson

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Community First

Plastic pollution as a matter of justice: working with front-line communities in a global movement, w/ Ahmina Maxey, Transforming Power Fund

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A Giant Leap Toward Throw-Away-Free Living

The story of Berkeley's groundbreaking ordinance to reduce throw-away foodware, with Martin Borque and Miriam Gordon

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Introducing the Indisposable Podcast

A brief welcome and orientation to Season 1 of The Indisposable Podcast, w/your host Brooking Gatewood

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