World on Fire

 
 

World on Fire

When your backyard is burning, is anywhere safe? Welcome to World on Fire , a five-part podcast that takes us to the front lines of out of control wildfires in Canada, Australia and California.  Recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic, hosts Adrienne Lamb and Mike Flannigan look at what it takes to find hope in the midst of fear. Wildfires cost us our health, our homes and our communities, yet people everywhere rebuild and not just survive but thrive.

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EPISODE 1 -The Fear

When your backyard is burning, is anywhere safe? Surrounded by smoke, flame and fear — we hear from people living through some of their darkest days, the experts who say we should be extremely worried, and the next generation who must make sense of it all. This is the first episode of World on Fire, hosted by Adrienne Lamb and Mike Flannigan.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:32]


EPISODE 2 -The Pyrocene

The Pyrocene. The word was coined to describe a new age of fire that is changing our world. In this episode, we head to the frontlines of wildfires and bushfires around the globe. Hear first-person accounts from the people who run toward the flames, instead of away. Reporters in California and Canada talk about their experiences, and we’ll also hear from survivors of some of the most devastating fires in recent memory. That’s World on Fire, with hosts Adrienne Lamb and Mike Flannigan

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:36]


EPISODE 3 - The Fallout

Fire doesn’t discriminate. Its damage runs much deeper than places and things. In this episode of World On Fire, we learn about the toll fire takes on our mental and physical health, and the imprint it leaves on our communities. We’ll head to a First Nation in B.C. where members refused to evacuate when fire threatened their homes. Then we’ll go to Fort McMurray, Alberta, where children are dealing with PTSD — even some who moved there after the fires.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:37:35]


EPISODE 4 - The Innovators

Survival drives innovation, and wildfires have driven us to find creative ways to protect ourselves and our communities. People all over the world are inventing new tools, techniques and methods to battle these increasingly devastating fires. Meet some of the people creating a new landscape for firefighting in this episode of World On Fire.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:44]


EPISODE 5-The New Reality

The “new normal” doesn’t quite capture our new world — because nothing is normal. In this new reality, people are finding a way to live with wildfires by rebuilding again and again. We’ll look at economic and personal tolls, and find out why people still hold out hope despite losing everything. This is the final episode of World On Fire.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:08]


Introducing World On Fire

Introducing the latest podcast from CBC Edmonton ⁠— World On Fire, a five-part podcast that takes us to the front lines of out of control wildfires in Canada, Australia and California. Hosts Adrienne Lamb and Mike Flannigan look at what it takes to find hope in the midst of fear and destruction. All episodes drop June 17, 2020.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:01:27]