Spencer Hess and I (Laurie Johnson) are getting ready to launch our new podcast, Dustbowl Diatribes, with a discussion of the US Dustbowl in the 1930's in all its ramifications. But this isn't a history podcast. The dustbowl symbolizes a slow moving disaster--environmental, economic, spiritual, political--which is materializing even now. We will be getting at this topic at first through an examination of Hannah Holleman's Dustbowls of Empire. Coming in late March or early April, 2022.