Monthly Archives: September 2019

Trials & Tribulations of the Job Search

Searching for jobs can seem daunting and stressful. A lack of clarity in what this process fully entails keeps many from being able to see their actual progress and identify other aspects that could use support. In this episode, we begin to break down the process itself, and investigate how routinizing various aspects of the process can help us not only when we are actively searching for a job, but also as we grow and develop professionally.

The Life and Legacy of Jonathan Edwards

Emily Judd interviews Yale Professor Ken Minkema about the life and legacy of America’s great Christian pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards and Yale’s commitment to preserving his work.

Ep. 23 – David Rothenberg on playing music with whales and nightingales

Philosopher and musician David Rothenberg has spent decades collecting and studying the calls of birds and whales. In the early 2000s, he began playing along with them, taking his clarinet and saxophone to some of the furthest corners of the planet. The result is a new form of music that invites us to question where art ends and science begins. We speak with David about his unorthodox project, Darwin’s theory of sexual selection, and what it’s like to accompany the sounds and songs of beings who may vanish from the earth.

Self Education – Special Episode

YJBM editors Kartiga and Huaqi interview Dr. Robert Hahn, an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about self-motivated education. For more information about YJBM or to read our latest issues, visit

Wasted: Untold Stories of Food Waste


You’ve heard it before: over one-third of all food is never eaten. Meanwhile, one in eight families struggles with hunger. So goes the problem of food waste––an environmental, social, and moral blight that affronts our public conscience. But is all food waste created equal? What might actually be wasted in producing food? Who benefits most from campaigns against food waste? And in what ways might our zeroing in on food waste divert our attention from larger questions around how to build more resilient, nourishing, and just food systems? On this episode of Chewing the Fat, a deeper look at views less heard on the issue of food waste.

Austin Bryniarski chairs the New Haven Food Policy Council and is rooted in community-based food justice efforts. He has worked for the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, the Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy at UCLA, the Yale Sustainable Food Program and more recently, Urban Resources Initiative. He holds a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, having chaired the Yale Food Systems Symposium and taught for the Environmental Protection Clinic during his candidacy.

Max Elder is a Research Director in the Food Futures Lab at the Institute for the Future. Max has led work around the world with food companies like Barilla, Hershey’s, and Campbell’s, major foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and innovative technology companies like Google and Intel. He sits on the advisory boards of Food Shot Global and Food Systems for the Future.

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Chewing the Fat is a podcast from the Yale Sustainable Food Program. We cover people making change in the complex world of food and agriculture. We’re home to brilliant minds: activists, academics, chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, journalists, policymakers, and scientists (to name a few!). Taken together, their work represents a reimagining of mainstream food movements, challenging myths and tropes as well as inspiring new ways of collaborating.

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We all know that resumes are important to a job search, but why? What is our goal as we construct it and what expectations should we assume on behalf of the reader? The group tackles a number of the classic, and not-so-classic, frustrations regarding this all-important document.

9,000 Short of the 10,000 Hour Rule: The Perils of “Professional Experience”

In this inaugural episode, the gang mulls over what makes experience “professional”. They also discuss how we have more agency over the ways in which we frame past experiences than we might initially believe! Listen as the group touches on a number of ways you can reminder yourself that experience is in the eye of the beholder (no, really!)