How to Disaster Podcast

Episodes

Margie Foster

Encore: Emergent Leadership: The Power of Community in Disaster Recovery and Rehousing Efforts with Margie Foster

Encore: Emergent Leadership: The Power of Community in Disaster Recovery and Rehousing Efforts with Margie Foster   “Don’t expect to go through it yourself. People will want to help, ask for it. And then when you get through your disaster, pay it forward.” -Margie Foster   When catastrophe strikes, it falls to ordinary citizens to…

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Joshua Farrell

Encore: Prepared Citizen, Prepared Community— Checklist of Essential Supplies to Extend Your Impact with Joshua Farrell (PART 2)

Encore: Prepared Citizen, Prepared Community— Checklist of Essential Supplies to Extend Your Impact with Joshua Farrell (PART 2)   “Be prepared so you can help, because everyone needs everybody in this situation.” –Joshua Farrell   Preparation isn’t just about survival— it’s about having the capacity to help others. Our ability to lend a hand can…

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Joshua Farrell

Encore: Prepared Citizen, Prepared Community— Checklist of Essentials for Your Go-Bag with Josh Farrell (Part 1)

Encore: Prepared Citizen, Prepared Community— Checklist of Essentials for Your Go-Bag with Josh Farrell (Part 1)   “If you’re prepared, you’re not freaking out, you’re taken care of, and you can help other people.” -Joshua Farrell   Being prepared for disaster is crucial for citizens and communities alike. When emergencies like wildfires or other natural…

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Encore: How to Lighten the Load for Those Who Bear It with Sue Farren and Bailey Farren

Encore: How to Lighten the Load for Those Who Bear It with Sue Farren and Bailey Farren    “Don’t isolate first responders by making them into heroes. The greatest thing that anyone can do is just say, ‘thank you for your service.’” -Susan Farren   “We owe it to our first responders to do whatever…

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Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona

Encore: How Unexpected Moments Can Reveal Your Inner Leader with Jocksana Corona   “Being a volunteer is a privilege…  I wasn’t documented so I volunteered a lot. And that volunteer work led many doors to be opened up for me.” –Jocksana Corona   When disaster strikes a community, ordinary people frequently discover an inner strength…

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Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick

Encore: How to Rebuild as a Public Sector Official with Tennis Wick   “You’re in that place where disaster hasn’t hit you, but you know it’s coming. Start training now.” -Tennis Wick   In the aftermath of the devastating 2017 wildfires that destroyed thousands of homes in Sonoma County, Tennis Wick found himself at the…

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Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen

Encore: Encore: How to Serve Vulnerable Communities with Alma Bowen   SERIES: Role of the Non-Profit   “You cannot approach a community without respecting in full who they are and their autonomy. If you can’t approach it that way, it’s going to come off as ingenuine, and they’re going to read it right away, and…

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Christa Lopez

Encore: How to Serve Communities Pre and Post Disaster with Christa López PhD CEM

Encore: How to Serve Communities Pre and Post Disaster with Christa López PhD CEM   SERIES: Role of the Public Sector Leader    “Sometimes we think physically doing something for someone is what’s best for them. But sometimes they just want someone to hear their story… Sit back and listen. People want to be heard.”…

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Encore: How to Design and Implement a Mental Health Collaborative with Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.

Encore: How to Design and Implement a Mental Health Collaborative with Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.   SERIES: Role of the Mental Health Care Leaders   “We have to go beyond education, we need mental health action!” -Adrienne Heinz, Ph.D.   What’s more terrifying and costly than cancer? Untreated mental health issues. Mental health is a huge…

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Charles Brooks

Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks

Encore: How to Create a Rebuild Organization with Charles Brooks     “Be very careful what you promise unless you know you can deliver something. There is enough heartbreak in a disaster that people don’t need to hear that you’re going to solve all their problems, and then you don’t.” –Charles Brooks   The last…

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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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