Conversation Earth: a series of insightful conversations with brilliant, visionary thought leaders, exploring our place on the planet.

Radio Series

A series of weekly 30-minute episodes available free to radio stations worldwide. See our Radio Stations page for information about airing the program.


Each episode is also available as a podcast. Find Conversation Earth podcasts right here, or subscribe on iTunes (coming soon), SoundCloud or Stitcher (coming soon).

The Team

Dave Gardner

Dave is a seasoned filmmaker with credits that include a PBS series and numerous award-winning films produced for Fortune 500 companies. He launched the non-profit Citizen-Powered Media (CPM) in 2006 to produce documentaries and lend media expertise to worthy underdogs in public debate. Dave worked in commercial, college and public radio before launching his career as a filmmaker. He currently co-hosts a public affairs talk program on his local community radio station, KCMJ. 

Kirsten Stade

Kirsten works with Conversation Earth as a way to help her friends, the animals, plants, and ecosystems who need us humans to think outside the box about how we can lighten our load on the planet. She works as a writer and organizer for a national nonprofit serving environmental whistleblowers, and she also rescues, trains, and grooms dogs from her home in Takoma Park, MD. Her writing may be seen at

Lynsey Tamsen Jones

Lynsey is an Austin-based producer with 10 years experience in television, documentaries, and feature films. She has worked on several projects for PBS including We Shall Remain, Indian 101, and Snap Judgment: Storytelling with a Beat. Lynsey most recently acted as Associate Producer on the upcoming documentary The Seer, highlighting farmer, writer, and activist Wendell Berry. She is thrilled to be working on such an important series as Conversation Earth.

Kaitlyn Hickman

Kaitlyn is a Film and Media Studies student at Colorado College. She was previously a Communications Intern for The Representation Project, and is passionate about multimedia storytelling as a means for community engagement, empowerment and equality. She is thrilled to be working on Conversation Earth, and hopes, despite Guy McPherson’s conclusions in the first episode she edited, to remain alive in ten years.


Lily Knauf

Sean Forrest

Sound Mix

Web Design

More Information

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