Planet Service Announcement S2 E08: Ben Moon

Planet Service Announcement

S2 E08: Ben Moon

Ben Moon is a climber, surfer, photographer, filmmaker, and, now, writer. His first book, Denali, released on January 14, 2020, and has already garnered lots of attention, including a writeup in the New York Times. Ben and James catch up on what it takes to hunker down and write a book, realizing everyone - from famous artists and adventurers to normal folks - have the same fears and worries, how Ben's surviving colorectal cancer (with his dog, Denali, at his side) helped inspire his book, and more.

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1% for the Planet media partner Brady Walkinshaw joins the episode this week.

Brady is the CEO of the Seattle-based Grist, a leading national environmental media organization working for a planet that doesn’t burn and a future that doesn’t suck. Brady is a former Washington State Legislator, where he represented central Seattle and championed housing, mental health, environmental, and criminal justice reforms. In 2016, Brady ran for U.S. Congress and was endorsed by dozens of local leaders, the Seattle Times, and described as "gutsy and effective" by local columnist Dan Savage. Before joining the Legislature, Brady spent five years at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working on food and agriculture in developing countries. Brady is a Fulbright Scholar and graduate of Princeton University, where he served on the Board of Trustees.