Solarpunk Presents

Solarpunk Presents is a podcast that explores the people and projects working on bringing us a better world today.

Solarpunk is more than just an idea, more than just an aesthetic. Those inspire us, but where do we go from there? How do we put the values and visions described in solarpunk fiction and art into action in the here and now? What does that look like, translated into the reality of our present moment, into the places and spaces where we’re at? Hosts Ariel Kroon and Christina De La Rocha are producing podcast episodes featuring interviews with people working to make the world a better place right now, as well as discussions of solarpunk, DIY, aesthetic, housing, and more. Join us as we explore what #solarpunk looks like in the present.

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Ariel Kroon

Ariel Kroon (she/her), is an independent scholar and editor, a recent PhD graduate whose research focused on crisis narratives in Canadian post-apocalyptic science fiction 1948-1989, and how we can interpret (and hopefully learn from) these narratives in an age of climate catastrophe. You can get in touch with Ariel at her blog (, where she offers academic editing & copywriting services as well as solarpunk writing and speaking, or connect with her on Mastodon

Christina De La Rocha

Christina De La Rocha (no preference), formerly a professor of biogeochemistry and marine sciences, is now trying out writing, podcasting, gardening, having a dog instead of cats, and helping out elderly relatives while also learning the ropes at a small solar panel and heat pump installation business. Christina's non-academic nonfiction has appeared in Analog, Toasted Cheese, and Unsustainable Magazine and includes the book Silica Stories. You can find Christina on Mastodon, or at her blog, The Germanium Geranium.