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World on Fire

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World on Fire

World on Fire

CBC Radio

7
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12
Plays
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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 and destruction. Wildfires cost us our health, our homes and our communities, yet people everywhere rebuild and not just survive but thrive.

Latest Episodes

EPISODE 6- The Pyrocene and the Pandemic

Its been a few months since World on Fire was launched in one of the quietest wildfire seasons in Canada. And then the western United States burst into flames. In episode 6 —The Pyrocene and the Pandemic— we’ll hear from an NPR reporter in Oregon who fled the wildfires not once but twice. We’ll look at how smoke from those fires is affecting us here in Canada and hear first person stories of how this podcast is resonating with people around the world.

36 min1 d ago
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EPISODE 6- The Pyrocene and the Pandemic

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.

32 minJUN 17
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EPISODE 1 -The Fear

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

34 minJUN 17
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EPISODE 2 -The Pyrocene

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.

37 minJUN 17
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EPISODE 3 - The Fallout

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.

38 minJUN 17
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EPISODE 4 - The Innovators

EPISODE 5-The New Reality

EThe “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.

39 minJUN 17
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EPISODE 5-The New Reality

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.

1 minMAY 27
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Latest Episodes

EPISODE 6- The Pyrocene and the Pandemic

Its been a few months since World on Fire was launched in one of the quietest wildfire seasons in Canada. And then the western United States burst into flames. In episode 6 —The Pyrocene and the Pandemic— we’ll hear from an NPR reporter in Oregon who fled the wildfires not once but twice. We’ll look at how smoke from those fires is affecting us here in Canada and hear first person stories of how this podcast is resonating with people around the world.

36 min1 d ago
Comments
EPISODE 6- The Pyrocene and the Pandemic

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.

32 minJUN 17
Comments
EPISODE 1 -The Fear

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

34 minJUN 17
Comments
EPISODE 2 -The Pyrocene

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.

37 minJUN 17
Comments
EPISODE 3 - The Fallout

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.

38 minJUN 17
Comments
EPISODE 4 - The Innovators

EPISODE 5-The New Reality

EThe “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.

39 minJUN 17
Comments
EPISODE 5-The New Reality

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.

1 minMAY 27
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Introducing World On Fire
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