Planet Wonder

In Planet Wonder, Johanna Wagstaffe asks unexpected climate questions, on a journey of discovery through science, connecting perspectives on and solutions to climate change.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. What are trees saying to each other about climate change?

    Nov. 30, 2022 | Johanna delves into the science of tree communication and connection, as well as our relationships with trees, including some awkward conversations. Also, she eats dirt.

  • 2. How is climate change messing with the motion of the ocean?

    Dec. 20, 2022 | Johanna dives into how climate change is messing with the motion of the ocean by reducing its ability to consume carbon and regulate temperatures. Plus, she eats donuts in the name of science.

  • 3. How reliable is the weather on your phone?

    Jan. 24, 2023 | Johanna investigates the forecast on your phone, and discovers how climate change has affected accuracy, and created a voracious need for more data. Also, she slurps spaghetti to explain chaos theory.

  • 4. What does the snow know about climate change?

    Feb. 14, 2023 | Johanna digs deep into Canada's snowpack and how climate change is affecting everything from the intensity of snow storms to the risk of floods and availability of drinking water. Plus she eats snow.

  • 5. Do we need to be cold-blooded for our warm future?

    Mar. 14th, 2023 | Johanna interacts with animals to discover how a warming world is forcing them to adapt behaviours and how climate change is affecting evolution. Plus, she eats homegrown honey.

  • 6. Is talking about climate change actually making it worse?

    Apr. 11, 2023 | Johanna goes to an outdoor camp to learn how the language we use about climate change affects our motivation to do something about it. Our brains, analyzed. Plus, she chows down on Alphaghetti.

  • 7. What's going on way up there that makes weather down here so extreme?

    May 12, 2023 | Johanna flies high to explore how the changing jet stream is making our weather more extreme. Plus, she gets brain freeze.

  • 8. How is going back to natural fabrics the way to be fashion forward?

    Johanna shops for solutions to the climate consequences of fast fashion. From the runway, to the change room, to the lab, everything is under the microscope. Plus, she bites beets.

  • 9. How vegan do we have to be to save the planet?

    July 27, 2023 | Johanna bites into the climate crunch created by the human food chain. From farm to fork, petri dish to plate, she seeks sustainability in what we eat. Plus, pepperoni and ice cream, together.

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