After Chico’s death, he became a martyr for the rainforest, and his work continued with significant success.
Published 12/27/21
Published 12/27/21
Environmentalist, Chico Mendes, takes his message to the national and international stages, where he finds both support and increased threat of violence.
Published 12/16/21
Activist, environmentalist and rubber tapper, Chico Mendes, reaches out to the Indigenous communities in Brazil to help his cause in the forest, a resource on which they both rely.
Published 12/09/21
Chico begins organizing against deforestation and starts a war with the local ranching community. Hosts Graham and Jim see first hand what the burning looks like on the ground.
Published 12/02/21
While learning more about Chico Mendes' young life, our hosts explore the past of the rubber trade in the Amazon, the rubber tappers' relationship with the forest, and their plight.
Published 11/25/21
In episode one, hosts Graham Zimmerman and Jim Aikman set off to better understand the Brazilian Amazon. They explore both the politics and biology of one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.
Published 11/18/21
In the second season of Wildfire, we’re shifting our perspective from fires in the forests of the American west to those taking place in the Amazon rainforest alongside a story of violence and heroism.
Published 11/11/21
A preview of REI's new podcast: Camp Monsters.
Published 09/27/19
In the final episode of Wildfire we’re going to arm you with the tools you need to interpret the information you see in the news, be more prepared personally, and, if you like, know where you can go to learn more.
Published 07/02/19
In episode five, we dive into the political spectrum around wildfire, and look into management solutions for dealing with the future of wildfire in the United States. And we’ll wrap things up in the Columbia River Gorge, concluding the story of Oregon’s 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.
Published 06/25/19
In episode four, we’ll look into our wildfire management strategy as an institution; to learn from its founding principles, as well as its pitfalls, and learn from our triumphs and mistakes to help chart the best path forward.
Published 06/18/19
Hosts Graham and Jim examine the incident command structure of wildland firefighting forces, how these response systems work, and what drives these men and women to keep going as they put their life on the line to stop these fires.
Published 06/11/19
Are wildfires natural? And, if so, what purpose do they serve within the ecology of our forests?
Published 06/04/19
On September 2, 2017, 150 hikers in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge were trapped by the Eagle Creek Fire. Hear their stories and learn more about the broader issue of forest fires and their often misunderstood and contentious place in the natural order of our forests.
Published 05/28/19
What can the devastating and controversial 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire in Oregon tell us about the past, present and future of wildfires in North America? The first full length episode will be released on Tuesday, May 28th with a new episode every Tuesday.
Published 05/14/19