How to Disaster Podcast

Episodes

HTD Quick Tips with Reina Pomeroy

HTD Quick Tips with Reina Pomeroy     “It’s a matter of keeping the guardrails up and making sure that people continue to be safe.” —Reina Pomeroy   When disaster strikes, there’s no time for mixed messages. Misinformation can fuel panic, hamper recovery efforts, and even endanger lives. Effective disaster response isn’t just about physical…

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How to Address Childcare In the Midst of Disaster with Mikey Latner

How to Address Childcare In the Midst of Disaster with Mikey Latner     “Disaster relief needs a space where we can provide support for kids because it has so many knock-on effects. The only way a community up and running again is if they have reliable childcare.” —Mikey Latner   Natural disasters can be…

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Embracing Climate Resiliency— How to Disaster Season 5

Embracing Climate Resiliency— How to Disaster Season 5     “We didn’t understand the degree to which the constant climate crisis would also layer over the current health crisis that we were having. And so, it’s more important than ever that we find the best minds and best practices to bring to you so that…

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How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema

How to Improve Community Preparedness After a Wildfire with Pamela Van Halsema      “It’s through those human relationships that make this whole thing tolerable to do because it’s about the people involved.” -Pamela Van Halsema   Wildfires are a natural part of the globe’s ecosystem. But in recent years, they’ve become more common and…

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How the North Bay Forest Improvement Program Mitigates Wildfire Risks with Molly Curley O’Brien

How the North Bay Forest Improvement Program Mitigates Wildfire Risks with Molly Curley O’Brien     To just have fire experts talk about resilience is not going to create a resilient project and so it’s a good thing to have folks to be part of the conversation. We do not know the full scope of…

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How Building Materials Make a Difference in Disasters with Alister Watt and Daniel Gorham

How Building Materials Make a Difference in Disasters with Alister Watt and Daniel Gorham     “We know that we’re not powerless against wildfires. It’s a question of, ‘what are the steps? What are the actions that really make a difference?’” -Alister Watt   “Wildfire doesn’t acknowledge boundaries— we need to be thinking about resilience…

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How Our Homes Can Improve Disaster Resilience with Louie Delaware

How Our Homes Can Improve Disaster Resilience with Louie Delaware     “You need to be prepared for all sorts of scenarios as to what comes into play.” -Louie Delaware     Homes are meant to be safe havens. They’re the places we retreat to in times of need and they help us avoid the…

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How to Improve the Impact of Distributed Goods and Charities with Jim Alvey

How to Improve the Impact of Distributed Goods and Charities with Jim Alvey     “[Helping] is a passion that goes deep. If we could steer that passion towards funding for the nonprofits that know what they need to do and what they know they need to be able to do it, we can facilitate product donations…

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How to Finance MicroGrid and Green Building in Disaster with Will Heegaard

How to Finance MicroGrid and Green Building in Disaster with Will Heegaard      “It’s really exciting to think about what could be done when the generator is not the problem.” –Will Heegaard     Rebuilding a community after a disaster is a lot like building a house. You have to make sure that the…

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Home Hardening Best Practices to Mitigate Wildfire with Stuart Mitchell

Home Hardening Best Practices to Mitigate Wildfire with Stuart Mitchell     “It’s really based on how people maintain their properties. They’re all the homes that look identical but they’re actually different.” -Stuart Mitchell     Fire is one of the most destructive disasters that can happen to a home. It can take just minutes…

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Welcome to "How to Disaster," the ultimate podcast for navigating the challenges of climate-based disasters, the defining crisis of our generation. With the increasing frequency and severity of these calamities, it's not a matter of if, but when you'll be affected. Whether you're a disaster survivor or seeking proactive strategies, this podcast is your beacon of hope. 

In each episode, we delve into the profound stories and lessons from those who have triumphed over adversity. Join our host Jennifer Gray Thompson as we bring you the most compelling insights, innovative solutions, and best practices to equip you with the tools to face any disaster head-on. 

Recognized by top leaders in government, business, and the nonprofit sector, "How to Disaster" is the go-to podcast for those seeking a 360-degree view of disaster management. From gripping survivor accounts to exclusive interviews with experts, each episode offers a unique perspective that transcends conventional thinking. 

Gain invaluable knowledge as we explore groundbreaking strategies, cutting-edge technologies, and sustainable approaches to disaster resilience. Our mission is to empower you with actionable steps to safeguard yourself, your community, and the planet. Together, we can shape a more resilient future. 

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