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Welcome to Halfway to the Moon!

We're on a journey to answer the big (and little) questions about life in an era when humans have touched every part of the globe and beyond.

Join Suzanne and Lucy as they take a weekly journey into weird, wonderful, crazy and sometimes terrifying stories about nature, climate, the planet and the universe we live in today.

Dec 17, 2018

A very special interview this week, recorded LIVE at the Australian Labor Party 2018 National Conference! Suzanne speaks with Lisa Garcia, ex-Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and now with the US NGO Earthjustice, which provides legal support to communities confronting...

Dec 2, 2018

In this week's episode we delve into an aspect of the anthropocene that has been all over the news in recent weeks: bushfires.

Devastating fires have been raging from California to Queensland, and in this episode we look at all the ways that humans are influencing the increase in the severity and frequency of fires -...

Nov 18, 2018

We go back in time to one of the most vicious fights of the 19th century: the war between Thomas Edison and Nicholas Tesla over who would power the United States.

This battle last nearly a decade, and was marked by brutal commercial competition, a bizarrely large amount of public animal murder, and a propaganda campaign...

Nov 4, 2018

Several recent high-profile arrests have brought forensic genetic genealogy - or identifying criminals through large, open-source genetic databases - to the public's attention. But is this the next big thing in crime fighting, or the top of a very slippery and very dangerous slope? Are we heading for a future where you...

Oct 14, 2018

How green are your solar panels? In this week's episode, we delve into the dark side of renewable energy, and the toxic trail it's leaving from California to Inner Mongolia.