Season 2

Biophilic Books for the Holidays

Nov. 29, 2022

We firmly believe that this time of year should be all about slowing down, enjoying quality time with friends and family, and of course enjoying some time outdoors (weather permitting). So, as the holiday season approaches, …

Building With Nature & Scaling Biophilic Ideas with Mary Davidge

Nov. 15, 2022

Mary Davidge has spent her career at the forefront of biophilic design. Between 2014 and 2021, Mary served as Google’s Director of Global Design, where she worked closely with biophilic leaders like Bill Browning and Judi He…

The Campaign for Nature: Safeguarding Biodiversity with Brian O’Donnell

Nov. 1, 2022

The world is losing its biodiversity at a rapid rate, due in large part to habitat loss caused by climate change. These dual threats pose serious risks to human health and wellbeing, particularly if global leaders fail to ta…

Plant Based Snacks For A Healthy Planet with Eat the Change Co-founder Seth Goldman

Oct. 18, 2022

One of our most effective tools for improving planetary health is the food we choose to eat. In environmental terms, a vegetarian diet is great and a vegan diet is even better. However, imagining that the bulk of the populat…

Saving The World’s Quiet Places with Matt Mikkelsen

Oct. 4, 2022

Natural places, untouched by man made noise pollution, are practically nonexistent in the modern world. Unfortunately, the lack of quiet in today’s world doesn’t bode well for our health; noise pollution is tied to an array …

Restorative Spaces Inspired by Nature with Oliver Heath

Sept. 20, 2022

Picture this: you’re at the office and you’re having a terrible day. We’ve all been there at one time or another. So … where do you go to cry? That is the question that designer Oliver Heath poses to all of his prospective c…

Shifting to a Green Economy with Dr. Edward B. Barbier

Sept. 6, 2022

This week we’re diving into environmental economics, specifically how global economies can start valuing nature and shift to a model that is greener, more inclusive, and more democratic. Have you ever wondered why many envir…

Native Plants, Wildness, and Landscape Architecture with Dr. Alfred Vick

Aug. 23, 2022

Is it important to know the cultural context of a place? How do landscape architects help connect us to nature? This week we’re talking all about Native American ethnobotany, environmental ethics, and finding the right balan…

Why We Need to Rethink Housing with ‘Brave New Home’ Author Diana Lind

Aug. 9, 2022

This week, we’re exploring the rise of the single-family home and its many pitfalls, including the isolation brought on by large homes on expansive plots of land, exclusionary zoning that exacerbates social issues, and envir…

Silence, Awe, and Being Present with 'Golden' Authors Leigh Marz & Justin Zorn

July 26, 2022

What is the deepest silence you’ve ever known? That’s the key question posed by Leigh Marz and Justin Zorn in their new book, Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise. For Justin and Leigh, silence means many things …

The Highway of the Future with The Ray’s Allie Kelly

July 12, 2022

This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re talking all things highway transportation. Transportation infrastructure is one of the most damaging systems on the planet, both in terms of human safety and environmental impact. What…

The Ultimate Biophilic Summer Reading List

June 21, 2022

This week, Monica and Jennifer are sharing their top picks for the ultimate biophilic summer reading list! Whether you’re just starting out on your biophilic journey or are a seasoned pro looking to expand your knowledge, th…

Anger vs. Optimism and the Way Forward: BONUS with David Orr

June 7, 2022

What does it mean to be an engaged citizen or an effective activist? How can we shift from anger to hope and then create meaningful change? We’re back this week with a special bonus episode, an off-the-cuff conversation with…

How Biophilia Makes Our Democracy Stronger with David Orr

May 24, 2022

This week, we’re diving deep into the intersection of democracy and the environmental movement, why it’s imperative that all lawmakers agree to the rules of the game, and how biophilia might act as a bridge to the equitable,…

Form Follows Feeling: Serenity, Human Emotion, and Design with Suchi Reddy

May 10, 2022

How do we connect human emotion to the built environment? Is it possible to design spaces that produce serenity and wellbeing? Can we harness technology as a force for good rather than division? We’re diving into all of this…

Your Brain on Nature: Neuroaesthetics and Biophilia with Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

April 26, 2022

This week we’re exploring the neuroscience behind our relationship to beauty. Are we culturally conditioned to prefer certain landscapes, works of art, and types of buildings or are those preferences universal? Why do some p…

Biophilic Patterns, Awe, and a New Industrial Revolution with Interface’s Kari Pei

April 12, 2022

What if we told you that a global commercial flooring company has achieved carbon neutrality and is well on their way to net negative emissions? This week, we’re joined by Kari Pei, the Vice President of Product Design at In…

Biophilic Design and the Human Habitat with Dr. Judith Heerwagen

March 29, 2022

This week, we’re diving into the psychology of biophilic design - why we find it so appealing, the evolutionary basis for preferring certain landscapes to others, and the reasons we fear certain natural elements like snakes…

Creating A Destination for Holistic Healing with Dr. Elizabeth Trattner

March 15, 2022

This week, we’re chatting with Dr. Elizabeth Trattner, a renowned acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Integrative Medicine, who works with clients on everything from autoimmune support to holistic beauty. Elizabeth has…

What’s Your Nature Dose? With NatureQuant Founder Jared Hanley

March 1, 2022

This week, we’re speaking with Jared Hanely, the CEO and founder of NatureQuant, a company whose mission is to leverage technology to promote a greater connection to nature. The idea for NatureQuant came out of a multi-day s…

Water and Wellbeing with Blue Mind Author Wallace J. Nichols

Feb. 15, 2022

Have you ever felt instantly calm upon arriving at the ocean or a rural lake? Or even felt the need to dip into a hot bath after a tough day? This week on Biophilic Solutions, we’re chatting with Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, scie…

Flight Path and Lost Waters with Urban Designer Hannah Palmer

Feb. 1, 2022

This week, we’re chatting with urban designer and author Hannah S. Palmer about the second longest river in Georgia, the Flint River - a river that few Atlantans have even heard of because it’s headwaters run underneath Hart…

E.O. Wilson’s Life and Legacy with Biographer Richard Rhodes

Jan. 18, 2022

“Biophilia is the connection that human beings innately seek with the natural world.” - E.O. Wilson This week on Biophilic Solutions, Monica and Jennifer speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes about his late…

Introducing Season 2 of Biophilic Solutions

Jan. 6, 2022

Biophilic Solutions will be back on January 18th! Here, Monica and Jennifer check in about what they've learned over the past year and give our listeners a sneak peak of what to expect in Season 2.