Now hear this: “How We Survive,” the podcast
Oct 7, 2021

Now hear this: “How We Survive,” the podcast

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Mining lithium could bring us closer to electrification, but there's still a long road ahead.

“Marketplace Tech” host Molly Wood launches her new podcast, “How We Survive,” this week, a deep dive into technological solutions to the climate crisis and the businesses behind them.

Throughout the first season, Molly unpacks the complexities of transitioning the economy toward electrification and away from carbon-emitting fossil fuels. The demand for lithium — the “white gold” metal needed to build batteries to make this transition — is real, and it’s controversial.

In the pilot episode, Molly takes listeners on a journey to Thacker Pass in rural Nevada to learn about a proposed lithium mine and community concerns challenging the project. Take a listen to a part of the episode on “Marketplace Tech,” and listen to the full episode and subscribe to the new podcast here.

New episodes of “How We Survive” will drop every Wednesday through Nov. 24. The eight-part podcast extends the project Molly launched here on “Marketplace Tech” last year.

The future of this podcast starts with you.

Every day, Molly Wood and the “Tech” team demystify the digital economy with stories that explore more than just “Big Tech.” We’re committed to covering topics that matter to you and the world around us, diving deep into how technology intersects with climate change, inequity, and disinformation.

As part of a nonprofit newsroom, we’re counting on listeners like you to keep this public service paywall-free and available to all.

Support “Marketplace Tech” in any amount today and become a partner in our mission.

The team

Molly Wood Host
Michael Lipkin Senior Producer
Stephanie Hughes Producer
Jesus Alvarado Assistant Producer