Welcome to the final episode of the first season of Temperature Check — Grist’s podcast on climate, race, and culture. Host Andrew Simon and returning co-host Brady Piñero Walkinshaw open with a discussion of unequal access to green space and recap highlights from this season’s previous episodes.
Later, Simon welcomes guest Faith Briggs, a runner and filmmaker, for a conversation about her documentary, This Land. In the film, Briggs runs through national monuments and weighs the stakes of public land protection and access. Simon and Briggs touch on diversity in the outdoors, the Antiquities Act, New Year’s resolutions, and how running relates to donuts and tacos.
Host Andrew Simon is Grist’s director of leadership programming and founding editor of the Grist 50, an annual list of emerging climate and justice leaders. Previously a senior editor at Fast Company and ESPN, Andrew is also the author of Racing While Black: How an African-American Stock Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR.
Co-host Brady Piñero Walkinshaw is the CEO of Grist. Formerly a Washington State lawmaker, program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Fulbright Scho... Read more