Podcasts and Webinars

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Channel News Asia, July 31, 2022

Undercover Asia: Pirates of the Seabed

Sea cucumbers, a prized delicacy in Chinese cuisine, fetch exorbitant prices in East Asia. These creatures play a crucial role in marine ecology -they vacuum the ocean floor; help coral reefs to grow and slow down the acidification of oceans. But now a soaring demand for these creatures is luring criminal gangs and fueling a booming multimillion dollar illegal trade. As millions of sea cucumbers get decimated, authorities and conservationists escalate their war on the poachers. Undercover Asia dives into the illegal sea cucumber trade and uncovers a global hotspot in the waters between India and Sri Lanka.



Amazing Places Podcast, June 3, 2022

S2 #21 Quiet(er) Places are Amazing Places w/ Teale Phelps Bondaroff

There's been a lot of talk in the news lately regarding noise, and specifically about gas-powered garden and landscaping equipment. The District of Oak Bay recently voted to phase out the residential use of all gas-powered gardening tools, over the next 3 years. The whir of lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and grass trimmers are just one type of noise pollution that we face. This episode we have Teale on to talk about how noise affects people and the environment, how it impacts our ability to form community, as well as show the detrimental effects on our communities.


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Humanist Canada, June 2, 2022

Webinars 2022: Placemaking. Building Safe, Connected, and Resilient Communities

This talk introduces listeners to placemaking, and then provides detailed examples of how two forms of placemaking – little free libraries and road murals – can be used to build safe, connected, and resilient communities. It explores ways in which individuals, community groups, and municipal governments can support placemaking, and the role that visualization and data can play in promoting placemaking.



Amazing Places Podcast, March 18, 2022

S2 #11 Community Hubs and Coral Reefs w/ Teale Phelps Bondaroff

When is a Little Free Library like a coral reef? When Teale Phelps Bondaroff explains the role that libraries play in our local neighbourhoods, as they form hubs that attract the community.


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LUEE Podcast, March 14, 2022

Episode 177: Contraception Should Be Free

On this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Ashlyn and Gem are joined by Kennadie Chaudhary and Teale Phelps Bondaroff to discuss the AccessBC's campaign for free contraception and some of the arguments made by critics of the campaign. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a podcast that explores the intersection of science and society.


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KIPA, December 19, 2021

Tackling marine plastic pollution, with a focus on low-income countries

In this talk, OceansAsia researcher Nivedita Tanksali introduce the issue of marine plastic pollution and explore solutions, with a particular focus on those solutions well-suited for low-income countries. 



BCHA, December 8, 2021

AccessBC: It's time for free prescription contraception in BC!

The BCHA has endorsed the AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception, and supports improving access to sexual and reproductive health services. The AccessBC Campaign is a province-wide grassroots campaign that advocates for universal no-cost prescription contraception. This policy is much needed in our province, as people continue to face barriers when trying to access contraception, and cost is a major barrier.


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Falaise C.A., November 17, 2021

Fostering Safe and Connected Communities with Placemaking

A presentation I delivered to the Falaise Community Association AGM, on November 17, 2021. In this talk I explore how placemaking interventions like little free libraries (LFLs) and road murals can help foster connectivity and build community.


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The Switch, November 15, 2021

Placemaking and Little Free Libraries

Placemaking and little free libraries go hand in hand to help residents make a switch in their community. Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff of the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network joins The Switch to explain how the idea of placing making and community library boxes (which don’t replace libraries) can help communities become climate resilient and benefit everyone.


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The Switch, September 13, 2021

Gas Leaf Blowers with Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff is encouraging his community to switch off gas leaf blowers. According to Teale, gas leaf blowers contribute to noise pollution, produce excessive and dangerous exhaust emissions, and re-suspend dust, all contributing to negative health and environmental impacts.



Amazing Places Podcast, August 13, 2021

Amazing Places Podcast - Painting the streets w/ Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff

Episode 54 of Amazing Places! Creating places for people is a passion for my returning guest this week. Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff has his third turn on the podcast to talk about the growing number of Little Free Libraries and why we should put art on the roads.


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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.