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Use What Could Possibly Go Right? Episodes in Your Classroom

August 27, 2021

The episodes of the What Could Possibly Go Right? podcast are perfect for discussion in high school, college, and graduate-level courses. Below we have grouped relevant episodes from the first few seasons under five themes so you can quickly find the material you’re looking for: 

  • Climate crisis
  • Community resilience
  • Racial & economic justice
  • Democracy & society
  • Personal resilience

Climate crisis

There are countless ongoing and newly arising threats central to the climate crisis, and it can be overwhelming. These podcast episodes look at how we can break these threats down into actionable items, focusing on not only the priorities but issues that are achievable to tackle at an individual and community level.


Community resilience

Community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to use available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. These podcast episodes highlight the importance of building community resilience and why it’s crucial in our fight against the interrelated crises we’re facing.

Racial & economic justice

The theme of racial, historical, and economic justice is geared to analyze the social movement that focuses on the equitable distribution of both environmental benefits and environmental burdens. This includes the just treatment and involvement of people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 

Democracy & society

Due to the far-reaching nature of the climate crises, national and international policy change is necessary to effectively achieve deep, long-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and to help strengthen climate resilience worldwide.

Personal resilience

“Personal resilience” to refer to the behaviors, thoughts, and actions that promote environmental well-being. Through this, people can develop the ability to withstand, adapt to, and recover from stress and adversity. 

Vicki Robin

Vicki Robin is a prolific social innovator, writer, speaker, and host of the What Could Possibly Go Right? podcast. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence (Viking Penguin, 1992, 1998, 2008, 2018). And author of Blessing the Hands that Feed Us; Lessons from a 10-mile diet (Viking Penguin, 2013), which recounts her adventures in hyper-local eating and what she learned about food, farming, belonging, and hope. Vicki has lectured widely and appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America,” and National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition” and “Morning Edition.” She has also been featured in hundreds of magazines including People Magazine, AARP, The Wall Street Journal, Woman’s Day, Newsweek, Utne Magazine, and the New York Times. She currently lives on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound and is active in her community on a range of social and environmental issues including affordable housing, local food, and community investing. For fun, she is a comedy improv actress, sings in a choir, gardens, and nurtures a diverse circle of friends.

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