Failing to Save the Earth

by Cherri Foytlin

What if one of the most effective ways to save our battered and feverish planet lies in our failure to be able to do so? “Failing to Save the Earth,” is a revolutionary dual-tool for frontline and fence line organizers who wish to achieve greater effectiveness by facing potential failures head-on. Forget the old concept of movement “wins'' or “losses,” this podcast and guide-booklet (coming soon!) are an invitation to rethink... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E06 - Failing Self

    S01 E06 - Failing Self

    In the last episode of the “Failing to Save the Earth” podcast series, Julie “Mama Julz” Dreamer of Mother’s Against Meth Alliance, shares stories of her years of direct action participation. While dealing with intense intimidati...

  • S01 E05 - "Failing Plans"

    S01 E05 - "Failing Plans"

    Episode Five is co-hosted by veteran justice organizer, water protector, Lakota language teacher, and Indigenous Doula - Waniya Locke. In a very deep conversation, Waniya and Cherri dive deep into motherhood and activism, the stru...

  • S01 E04 - "Failing Serendipity"

    S01 E04 - "Failing Serendipity"

    Long time organizer, Cindy Spoon (Tar Sands Blockade, LELV, Frack Free Denton...), co-hosts this week’s podcast. Listen as Cindy and Cherri discuss Roe v Wade, the Denton Fracking Ban, and serendipitous opportunities in social jus...

  • S01 E03 - “Failing Spirit”

    S01 E03 - “Failing Spirit”

    In this week’s episode water protector Joye Braun (Indigenous Environmental Network) co-hosts the podcast, sharing her thoughts as a NoDAPL founding organizer on “losing” the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We explore...

  • S01 E02 - “Failing Climate”

    S01 E02 - “Failing Climate”

    Ramon Mejia of About Face co-hosts this episode which will focus on how the perception of failure can prohibit participation in justice movements. We will discuss the influence, and perceived failures, of past Anti-War Movements. ...