Podcast

COP21:

The UN Climate Change Conference in Paris

Air Date: 11/09/15
 

Guest:

Ken Berlin,

President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project, Washington, D.C.

In the weeks leading up to the biggest climate conference since the Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1998, the President & CEO of Al Gore's non-profit tells us what we can expect this December when all nations of the world meet to set new global emission reduction standards - PLUS how you can help with the climate change crisis.
Fall Produce:

How to Shop, Store & Prepare for the Holiday Season

Air Date: 11/02/15
 

Guests:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Christie Biddle,

Fruit Buyer, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Rodrigo Velasquez,

Fruit Buyer, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

Make this year's holiday meals the simplest in preparation and most flavor yet. We'll tell you how you can get the best price, choose optimal ripeness, and prepare in advance with tips from the experts at Earl's Organic Produce.
Better Sleep:

Tackle Insomnia & Promote Health

Air Date: 10/26/15
 

Guest:

Dr. Tracey Marks,

Psychiatrist, Marks Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA

Are you ready for the best sleep of your life? Know how to eliminate bad habits that result in insomnia and instead create a nourishing environment for deep, restful sleep. Take our word for it: the night after recording this episode, we slept better than we had in years.
Living Gluten Free:

Keeping it Healthy & Delicious Every Day

Air Date: 10/19/15
 

Guest:

Elana Amsterdam,

Author, Paleo Cooking from Elana's Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes, Boulder, CO

Going gluten-free is easier than you think. This episode walks you through the basics of menu-planning and recipes, well-rounded nutrition, getting your can't-live-without-em comfort foods, and how to involve your family to lighten your load at meal-time.
Red or White with That?:

Tasting Tips for Organic Wine

Air Date: 10/5/15
 

Guest:

Katrina Frey,

Founder & Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

The amazing world of organic wine pairings: How do you decide which food flavors balance well with which wines? Walk with us through a complete guide, providing hands-on tips of how to easily pair food and wine.
The Language of Flowers:

Conveying Meaning without Words

Air Date: 09/28/15
 

Guest:

Shane Connolly,

Floral Designer, Shane Connolly Company, London, UK

Flowers have long been used as symbols of something greater than their sheer beauty. Whether to express love, friendship, gratitude, or forgiveness, journey with us this hour and learn to speak a language that dates back to ancient times.
Cooking With Oils:

The Healthiest Fat for the Job

Air Date: 09/21/15
 

Guest:

Lisa Turner,

Chef & Nutritionist, Inspired Eating, Boulder, CO

Learn the important basics of saturated and unsaturated fats, which oils can be heated, and what temperatures are safe to enjoy a variety of food preparations while maintaining your holistic health.
Angels in Patient Care:

Restoring Dignity, Beauty & Health

Air Date: 09/14/15
 

Guest:

Renata Helfman,

Founder & Executive Director, Lipstick Angels, Los Angeles, CA

The Lipstick Angels are an important non-profit providing non-toxic natural beauty treatments to cancer patients in hospitals, helping people feel a sense of self again by feeling beautiful during a vulnerable time.
Homemade Baby Food:

Healthiest Meals for the Youngest Years

Air Date: 09/07/15
 

Guest:

Tamika L. Gardner,

Author, 201 Organic Baby Purees; 201 Organic Baby & Toddler Meals, Raleigh, NC

New parents: tune in! This hour helps guide you while you wean from breast milk and transition into solid foods. Learn how to make homemade baby food and which nutrients your child will need through toddler days and into early childhood.
Five Superfoods:

Boosting Health & Flavor

Air Date: 8/31/15
 

Guests:

Team Organic,

AOC Host Helge Hellberg

AOC Host Sitarani Palomar

The most nutrient dense foods of all are often called superfoods. The AOC Team responds to an important topic that was requested by our listeners, focusing on the top five most nutrient dense foods. What are they? How can you eat them? When should you eat them? What do they do?
Landfill Harmonic:

A New Tone of Opportunity & Hope

Air Date: 8/24/15
 

Guests:

Brad Allgood,

Director & Editor, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA

Juliana Penaranda-Loftus,

Producer & Co-Director, Landfill Harmonic, Los Angeles, CA

In a celebration of the human heart, mind, and spirit, this hour looks at the documentary that tells the story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay. Through the eyes of the young musicians, their teacher, and a carpenter who makes instruments from trash, we can all learn the lesson that coming from nothing is not an excuse to do nothing.
In Health We Trust:

Fresh Food Access & Affordability for All

Air Date: 08/17/15
 

Guests:

Dwayne Wharton,

Director of External Affairs, The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ed Bauman as Special Guest for the Holistic Bite,

Founder & President, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

While it is the foundation for a healthy society, not every community has access to nutritious food and education about how to make better choices. This episode looks at important work being done by a non-profit organization in Philadelphia to help neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers, and policymakers work together to address the challenges of health and food security.
Cheap Fashion:

The Harm & Hidden Cost

Air Date: 08/10/15
 

Guest:

Elizabeth Cline,

Author, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Brooklyn, NY

As society transitions to more healthier choices for food, natural body care, and greener transportation, one area of daily life remaining largely unchanged is our clothing. This hour looks at the social, environmental, and economic costs of the apparel industry and ways we can start improving lives everywhere with the choices we make today.
Foraging:

Wild Edibles Outside Your Front Door

Air Date: 08/03/15
 

Guest:

Kami McBride,

Author, The Herbal Kitchen, Vacaville, CA

As Farmers Markets bustle with people and burst with produce, so does Nautre show her most abundant side. This hour is devoted to the identification of which wild foods you can include on your plate, how to prepare them, and the inherent benefit of deepening our own relationship to Mother Earth.
The Great Outdoors:

Camping Tips for the Whole Family

Air Date: 07/27/15
 

Guests:

Team Organic,

Helge Hellberg & Sitarani Palomar

Dr. Ed Bauman as Special Guest for the Holistic Bite,

Founder & President, Bauman College, Penngrove, CA

From food and water to shelter and equipment, this hour delivers tried and true tips from the AOC Team and its audience about how to make this summer's camping trips the safest, easiest and most enjoyable outdoor adventures yet.
Brain Food:

The Smartest Diet for Your Mind

Air Date: 07/20/15
 

Guest:

Rebecca Katz,

Author, The Healthy Mind Cookbook, San Rafael, CA

Can the things we eat influence what or how well we think? This hour uncovers functional foods that support mood, memory, mental clarity, and brain health.
Social Enterprise in Africa:

Empowerment Through Mindful Business

Air Date: 07/13/15
 

Guest:

Zane Wilemon,

Founder & Executive Director, CTC International, Austin, TX

Creating sustainable support for communities in need requires innovation, thought-partnership, and big hearts. Hear today about a non-profit that expanded the common model of giving to become the largest employer in a small town of Africa.
Grill Guide:

Vegetables, Fruit, Sauces & Rubs

Air Date: 07/06/15
 

Guest:

Earl Herrick,

Founder & Owner, Earl's Organic Produce, San Francisco, CA

In this hour we are thinking beyond the meat and exploring the world of produce. From expert tips on how to grill the season's bounty to simple, delicious recipes and the best flavor combinations, this is the episode that will get your grilling season started right.
Sunscreen:

Understanding Ingredients, Risks and Natural Alternatives

Air Date: 6/28/14
 

Guest:

Rebecca Hamilton,

Director of Product Development, Badger Balm, Gilsum, NH

What does all of the sunscreen lingo actually mean - SPF, UVA, UVB, Zinc? Which natural sunscreen is best for your health and what do their labels mean? Team Organic speaks with an expert about what we can do to protect ourselves from the sun's potentially harmful rays while still enjoying the call of the outdoors.
Best Food for Your Best Friend:

Diet & Lifestyle for Optimal Pet Health

Air Date: 06/22/15
 

Guests:

Diana Laverdure,

Pet Nutritionist & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Delray Beach, FL

Dr. Jean Dodds, DVM,

Veterinarian & Co-Author, Canine Nutrigenomics, Garden Grove, CA

Much like us, the well-being of a dog is dependent on food and lifestyle. Tune in this hour to discover how to evaluate commercial pet foods, how to supplement your dog's diet with whole foods from your fridge, and what other recommendations will make your companion's life as happy and healthy as possible.
The Raw Food Diet:

What, Why & How

Air Date: 06/15/15
 

Guest:

Ani Phyo,

Author & Health, Wellness, Raw Food & Detox Expert, Los Angeles, CA

The Raw Food Diet is the antidote to high heat and extensive food processing, but is it for everyone? International raw food expert Ani Phyo shares with us the specifics of how raw food works, what the health benefits are, and how anyone can improve their diet with simple raw food upgrades to their everyday meal planning.
Hands On Gardening:

Spring into Season

Air Date: 06/01/15
 

Guests:

Willow Rosenthal,

Author, The Essential Urban Farmer, Oakland, CA

Annie Spiegelman,

Author and Master Gardener, The Dirt Diva, Novato, CA

Whether you farm a window box or an acre of land, rejoice in the ability to be nourished at your own hand and learn the best ways to begin and sustain an abundant organic garden.
Stories My Mother Told Me:

Creating Professional Narrative

Air Date: 05/23/15
 

Guests:

Debbie Sultan,

Co-Founder & Marketing Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

Ariel Sultan,

Co-Founder & Video Guru, Food Guru, San Francisco, CA

In the final part of our Mother's Day Series, a filmmaker and her mother tell their story of creating a business together and how they combine the skills of the millennial and baby boomer generations to help business professionals how to tell their own story.
Orchard House:

Life Lessons from Generations of Gardeners

Air Date: 05/16/15
 

Guest:

Tara Austen Weaver,

Author, Orchard House, Seattle, WA

In Part Two of our Mother's Day Series, we visit the pages of a beautiful new memoir, Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow, and speak with the author about what happens when, on a common ground, differences become cherished strengths.
Mother Earth, Mother of Mine:

Lessons from a Biodynamic Family Business

Air Date: 05/09/15
 

Guests:

Katrina Frey,

Executive Director, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

Eliza Frey,

Winemaker, Frey Vineyards, Redwood Valley, CA

In a month-long feature on motherhood throughout the month of May, we look first at a family whose business is based on caring for Mother Nature. The mother-daughter duo discusses similarities in raising a family and tending to the land, and the opportunities to build upon the wisdom from each generation.