Podcasts and Webinars

Public Health On Call, April 22, 2021

301 - Earth Day: Why COVID-19 Has Caused an Increase in Ocean Pollution

COVID is creating massive environmental issues such as the 1.56 billion face masks that entered the oceans in 2020 alone. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, the Director of Research for Oceans Asia, talks with Stephanie Desmon about how improperly discarded PPE to a massive rise in the production of single-use plastics are setting the world significantly back in controlling its problem with microplastics and pollution.


Institute of Animal Law of Asia,
April 10, 2021

The Impact of Fishing, Overfishing, and Illegal Fishing on Marine Wildlife

Dr. Phelps Bondaroff will be presenting on marine conservation issues relating to fishing, with a specific focus on overfishing and illegal fishing and the impact of these activities on marine wildlife and ecosystems. His presentation will also explore some of the connections between illegal fishing and organized crime.


Humanist Canada, March 21, 2021

Municipal Prayer in Canada after Saguenay with
Dr. Teale Bondaroff

In 2018, the British Columbia Humanist Association was notified that a number of municipalities in BC opened their inaugural council sessions with prayer. This was in violation of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling in Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay that including prayer in municipal council meetings was unconstitutional and violated the state’s duty of religious neutrality. In addition to detailing the results of this survey, this presentation explores the particular nuance of municipal prayer in each province.


Defender Radio, January 21, 2021

PPE and Plastic Pollution

The coronavirus pandemic has forced a lot of change in the world in the last 13 months. One of the most notable, unfortunately, is an increase in plastic waste entering our oceans. Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, which is frequently made with plastics more than doubled in size as a global industry in response to the pandemic.


Laboratory for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Jan. 15, 2021

Symposium on Wildlife Trade: Not Cool - Sea Cucumber Crime in Sri Lanka and India

OceansAsia is a Hong Kong-based marine conservation organization dedicated to protecting our oceans and combating illegal fishing in Asia through the use of investigation and research. OceansAsia works on a wide range of marine conservation issues, including illegal fishing, marine plastic pollution, smuggling and crime in the fisheries supply chain, and coral propagation. Here, I talk about our ongoing work on sea cucumber crime.


Amazing Places, Dec. 13, 2020

Amazing Places - #23 Creating connections w/ Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Episode 23 of Amazing Places! This week Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff returns to the podcast to discuss loneliness. This holiday season is going to be different than years past. For those who live alone, it could feel very lonely. Teale and I discuss the effects of loneliness and isolation and things that communities, governments and NGOs can do to help rebuild networks to connect us.


Humanist Canada, Dec. 3, 2020

Webinar Series 2020: Strategies in Reproductive Health Activism

This talk surveys a number of these strategies. It will highlight efforts across Canada to increase access to prescription contraception, including the AccessBC Campaign in British Columbia and the ContraceptiON Campaign in Ontario.

The talk will then delve into the strategy of Women on Waves (WoW), an international non-governmental organization that seeks to prevent unsafe abortions and unwanted pregnancies. 


Grimshaw Speakers, Nov. 10, 2020

Grimshaw Speakers #8: Expert Insights with Teale Phelps Bondaroff

In our first Expert Insights event of the new academic year, we spoke with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, a researcher and community organizer with a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Bondaroff talked to us about his paper “Micronationalism and Performative Sovereignty: the Origins of the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Reef” and discussed the origins, evolution, strategies and outcomes of this kingdom. Produced by Beatriz Silva.


Amazing Places, July 13, 2020

Amazing Places - Reimagining our public spaces w/ Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

The first episode of the Amazing Places podcast! My guest is Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff. In this episode we dive into reimagining our public spaces. The COVID pandemic has created a new opportunity to experiment and rethink our roadways, pathways, sidewalks and public spaces. What does the "new normal" look like and are these changes temporary or long-term?


One Erth, May 31, 2020

ONE erTH & Oceans Asia Podcast - The Plastic Crisis

Co-Founder of ONE erTH, Phil McCluskey, speaks with Director of Research at Oceans Asia, Teale Phelps Bondaroff on the plastic crisis the planet continues to face and other issues.


BC Humanists, March 13, 2020

Inspecting the House of Prayers

At the end of November, MLAs voted unanimously to begin every day's sitting of the BC Legislature with "prayers and reflections" rather than "prayers." The change followed the publication in September of the BC Humanist Association's landmark House of Prayers Report.

The Report examined the transcripts of 873 prayers said in the legislature between October 2003 and February 2019. It also included a thorough consideration of the various arguments against the practice and provided a series of recommendations for reform...


Politicoast, January 31, 2020

EP 174: BC also stands for birth control

Sonia Furstenau joins the race for leader of the BC Greens and other bcpoli stories, an interview with AccessBC for free birth control and does the next Conservative leader needs to be bilingual.



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