Working toward a more sustainable future

Sustainable Planet is a podcast hosted by political scientists Michael Baranowski and Kimberly Weir. Both Michael and Kimberly are PhDs with decades of experience as university professors. Delivered to you each week, they examine the issues that impact the future of our planet and discuss ways we can live more sustainable lives. With combined expertise in American and international policy and politics, they take a deep dive into the economic, political, sociocultural, and environmental aspects of sustainability and development, covering topics including consumerism, climate change, waste, and food, water, raw materials, and energy security and conservation.

Both have PhDs and decades of experience as university professors and love dogs, but that's where the similarity ends.

Michael's field is American Politics; Kimberly's field is International Relations.

Michael is a number-crunching datahead; Kimberly is all about context.

Michael's happiest at his computer; Kimberly's happiest hiking in the woods.

-Opposites Attract-

Michael has to be dragged out of the country; Kimberly has traveled the world.

Michael Baranowski is a political scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Now Professor Emeritus, he spent 22 years at Northern Kentucky University teaching courses in American political institutions, public policy, and political media.

Kimberly Weir is a political scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. Professor Emeritus of Northern Kentucky University, she spent decades encouraging students to understand how the world works and follow their wanderlust.