How to Disaster Podcast

Episodes

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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How the Readiness for Resilience Program Helps Communities Build Disaster Resilience with Steve Crout

How the Readiness for Resilience Program Helps Communities Build Disaster Resilience with Steve Crout     “We can’t meet this challenge as individual organizations. We need to band together and create a voice.” -Steve Crout     Every community is different, and every community’s needs are different. But one thing that all communities have in…

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How to Improve Community Resilience and Preparedness with Michelle Luckett

How to Improve Community Resilience and Preparedness with Michelle Luckett     “The significance of the average person understanding the consequence of what’s coming is huge.” -Michelle Luckett     Every community is unique. It’s not just about the geography or demographic, but also the way a community responds to a disaster. So it’s important…

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Welcome to the FOURTH Season of HTD

Welcome to the FOURTH Season of HTD   Welcome to the FOURTH season of the How to Disaster Podcast! We are truly humbled by everyone’s support throughout the past three seasons. We have been blown away by your enthusiasm for this mission and how you’ve stuck with us from the beginning. You are our inspiration…

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What We Learned in Season 3

Three seasons have passed and it’s been an incredible journey!  As we take a moment to reflect on the past three seasons, we want to say a big, big thank you to all of you!! We are so grateful for the community of people who have supported us along this journey— from those who watched…

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How to Prepare for Disaster: Our Pets, Livestock, and Animal Companions with Julie Atwood

How to Prepare for Disaster: Our Pets, Livestock, and Animal Companions with Julie Atwood     “For every animal we rescue during an incident, we are all together going to save hundreds and thousands through education and preparedness.” -Julie Atwood     When an emergency strikes, we all want to do our best to take…

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How Buildings with LEED and PEER Certification Make us More Resilient to Disaster with Hon. Katherine Hammack

How Buildings with LEED and PEER Certification Make us More Resilient to Disaster with Hon. Katherine Hammack     “Doing it now at your leisure is much better than doing it at haste during an emergency.” -Katherine Hammack     In disaster preparedness, the need for resilient buildings is often overlooked. Resilient buildings are those…

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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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