Our Last Best Act, with Mallory McDuff

Sam Mickey

This week’s episode of Spotlights features Mallory McDuff, PhD. She writes and teaches environmental education just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, at Warren Wilson College, a liberal arts school that integrates academics with work and community engagement. She’s written many books, articles, and essays that examine the intersection of people and places for a better world. Weaving together personal stories and academic research, she talks about her latest book, Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love (Broadleaf Books, 2021).

The music at the introduction and conclusion of the episode comes from a song discussed in the book. It’s called “You Carry My Love,” by Elizabeth Teague.

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