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Nordic By Nature is inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Each episode is spacious, mindful soundscape, created for you to listen with your headphones. Transcripts available on imaginarylife.net/podcast and foundnature.org/podcast
 
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This podcast episode is all about energy and features an extract from our longer interview with the celebrated writer and activist Margaret Atwood While Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil are holding up tankers and stopping oil refineries, the government is sitting on the energy policy it promised after the Ukraine invasion. With rising poverty…
 
In this podcast we're glad to feature the eminent writer Amitav Ghosh who is an influential Indian environmental thinker who has won many honours for his fiction. He's also an academic and author of several substantial works of non-fiction, including The Great Derangement, an exploration of literature’s failure to address the climate and ecological…
 
Did you catch the BBC drama The Trick? If not, it is still on BBC iPlayer (apologies for non-UK friends). It shows the birth of the arch denialist group the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) in 2009 from the point of view of a scientist who was unlucky enough to get enmeshed in their campaign to discredit the science of global warming. It’s a…
 
The episode begins with the stirring words of XR’s Clare Farrell and Marvina Newton from ‘United for black Lives’ speaking against the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts bill in parliament Square on April 3rd at a Kill the Bill coalition event. This podcast looks at the oppressive new legislation that Priti Patel is trying to foist upon us, and at …
 
In this collaboration with Rebel Radio, Anna Hyde hosts this Special with the director and some of the protagonists of the film 'Race to Save the World'. Anna first speaks to director Joe Gant about what made him create this film. Joe explains that once you know how bad the climate and ecological emergency is, you can't ever unknow it - but it can …
 
In this episode Jessica is joined by artist Tom Stallard, a member of the XR samba band and Walthamstow XR. Jessica interviews with Dr. Charlie Gardner, a conservationist and researcher based at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. Dr. Gardner lived in Madagascar for 10 years helping to establish new protecte…
 
This episode Jessica Townsend and Ferghal McEntee look at some brave people putting their lives on the line to protect trees both in the UK and in the Amazon. We begin with the fierce anti-felling poem Heartwood written and read by Robert Macfarlane to honour all those doing this great work and the trees they love. The recording we use is of the we…
 
On this fifth anniversary of the Paris agreement, three young people are launching a case against the British Government for their failure to safeguard their futures and those of their families in the global south. We talk to one of the plaintiffs, student Jerry Amokwandoh, about what has motivated him to take such a powerful step. We also talk to …
 
Where is the heart of climate denial in the UK? Who are the main individuals & organisations coming between the people and the policy progress we need to address the climate & ecological emergency? Questions like this led Writers Rebel to organize an action in a quiet, privileged street in the heart of London's parliamentary district. The Writers R…
 
Extinction Rebellion UK's Third Demand is a government commissioned, independently run Citizens' Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice. But what does that mean? Join Marijn van de Geer as she speaks to XR UK's Citizens' Assembly Working Group (CAWG) to find out what exactly the Third Demand means, and look into some of the deeper questions reb…
 
This episode Jessica & #MoneyRebellion’s Will talk to Kate Raworth, the most influential alternative economic thinker of the present moment. Her book Doughnut Economics has been hugely influential amongst sustainable development thinkers, progressive businesses, and political activists. She has also presented it to audiences ranging from the UN Gen…
 
Simon’s latest book, The Good Country Equation: How We Can Repair the World in One Generation is full of amusing and sometimes surreal anecdotes from a long and colorful career meeting with all sorts of political leaders. His ultimate aim was to help increase the type of international cooperation that can solve the challenges of globalization. His …
 
This podcast focuses on the new book ‘Who Killed Berta Cáceres' by Nina Lakhani. The book is a compelling, thriller-like read based on the murder of the brave indigenous activist Berta Cáceres who was fighting the development of a dam using World Bank funding in her region in Honduras. Also included in this episode is an interview with James Arango…
 
In this week’s episode Jessica interviews two inspirational women: Helen Norberg-Hodge, the founder of Local Futures; and Jyoti Fernandes, from the Land Workers Alliance and La Via Campesina. We talk about why our futures need to be local rather than global and why that truth is more evident now than ever. In particular we focus on food production …
 
7-year-old Zane Gbangbola died after flood water carried the fatally toxic chemical hydrogen cyanide from a nearby landfill site into his home in Surrey. A Ministry of Defense whistleblower revealed it, but the government denies it. How can we get justice for the UK's first victim of climate change? Plus, we hear from Lola Perrin – cofounder of XR …
 
Welcome to a new XR Podcast series: The Best of Rebel Radio. Here we take some of the wonderful content coming out of Rebel Radio and edit it into a podcast so you can listen again whenever you like. For our first Best of Rebel Radio Podcast, hosts Sue Wheat and Seb O'Connell speak to Ann Pettifor about the global financial system and how internati…
 
Many people in the climate movement wonder why it’s so hard to get our message through. Could part of the problem be buried in the very language we use? In this episode we’re talking to Jeremy Lent, the author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning. His work investigates the patterns of thought that have led…
 
We live in a society addicted to growth, yet on a planet with finite resources. Something needs to give. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast talks to a star of the degrowth movement, Jason Hickel. Jason is an academic and the author of The Divide and the upcoming book, Less is More: Why Degrowth Will Save the World. Extinction Rebellion has three dema…
 
We need to act now if we want to avoid overwhelming climate and ecological breakdown. So why does the government tell us we’ve got until 2050? In this episode we’re exploring the government’s 2050 net zero emissions target and why that timeline endangers not only humans, but every other species on the planet. We’ll talk about the science that shows…
 
Economics is not a side show in our lives. The coronavirus has shown that. But, what comes next? This episode is all about empowering you to take on one of the main influencers of our economy, and therefore the planet – the Finance Sector – through education and activism. We talk to Vince Knowles and Rathbone Greenbank Investments about the investm…
 
Jessica and Marijn speak to Rosanna Wiseman and Cameron Joshi from Global Justice Now about colonialism, capitalism and making Extinction Rebellion more inclusive. Plus, get a glimpse of what it's like to be part of Extinction Rebellion globally with our audio tapestry of sounds captured at actions around the world. Recorded LIVE as part of Extinct…
 
In this episode we’re talking to a world leader in the climate movement, Christiana Figueres. Christiana was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from 2010 to 2016 and is credited with securing the Paris Agreement in 2015. She is joined by her co-author Tom Rivett-Carnac, who was her Senior Political …
 
This is the first of a brand new series by the Extinction Rebellion Podcast, with Writers Rebel, looking at iconic green books that shape our understanding of the new world we find ourselves in: after climate change, the sixth mass extinction, and the Ecological Crisis. We are thrilled to begin with "The Great Derangement", which questions the cult…
 
Tom Crompton’s research into values shows that the dominant narrative of the selfishness of humankind is deeply flawed. Paul Allen presents a positive and attainable vision of the future, where technology creates smart, localised and integrated infrastructures that help us humans live in harmony with the planet for centuries to come. We then hear f…
 
Join the Extinction Rebellion Podcast for the #ElectionRebellion, pushing the Climate & Ecological Emergency to the top of the political agenda. Hear about the Three Demands Bill, the hunger strikers, climate hustings, and our 12 days of crisis, including a severe weather warning from the future. Featuring interviews with XR Sheffield, XR Hull and …
 
Walid founded a ground-breaking news aggregation service in his home country of Yemen, which spurred him onto work with tracking Internet censorship and enabling activists and journalists to bypass government-imposed firewalls to access news and social media websites. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society (ISOC) and co-fou…
 
Ajay Rastogi works closely with the women of Majkhali village in foothills of the Himalayas, in Uttarakhand, India, where making art is an intrinsic part of everyday life. Ajay set up the Vrikshalaya Centre there to be a meeting place and knowledge hub for the villagers and other communities in the Himalayan lowlands, as well as visitors and homest…
 
First we hear from Ajay Rastogi who works closely with the women of Majkhali village in foothills of the Himalayas, in Uttarakhand, India. He set up the Vrikshalaya Centre there to be a meeting place and knowledge hub for the villagers and other communities in the Himalayan lowlands, as well as foreign visitors and homestay guests interested in mor…
 
Both Ajay Rastogi and Dr John, as his students call him, are part of an growing movement that calls for a new kind of ethics that views all places as part of our home, all generations and beings as part of our scope of responsibility, and all actions as potential expressions of human care for the world. Dr. John and Ajay were at the Foundation’s HQ…
 
This is the Writers’ Rebellion: Are You Here For This? The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back to normal length; with an episode perfect to kick back to during the post rebellion regenerative period. It features a feast of stories and poems from the Writers' Marathon in Trafalgar Square, London (on the 11th of October, 2019). From Salena Goddens’ …
 
First you hear the words of Andrew and Kayla Blanchflower, tipi dwellers and makers whose way of the life can be an inspiration to all of us to live lighter. Andrew and Kayla met and fell in love in Oregon in the States, and decided to raise their family ‘off the grid’ with a closer contact to the earth and Mother Nature. You will then hear Yvette …
 
Extinction Rebellion have always had a controversial relationship with the police. During the April Rebellion, there were chants of "we love you" and a practice of liaising with the police before actions. During the October rebellion, this relationship became much more conflictual. This episode tracks those changes and is a prelude to a more in dep…
 
700 health professionals have joined Doctors for Extinction Rebellion. Why are these pillars of the community willing to take part in civil disobedience, risk arrest, and, for some, glue themselves to government departments? Because, as the GPs in this episode of the Extinction Rebellion Podcast make clear, the climate and ecological emergency is a…
 
At the heart of October 2019's International Rebellion in London, as with any other rebellion, are Extinction Rebellion's (XR) Youth. Listen to the day they marched to the Department of Education and demanded a curriculum that meets the unique challenges of this Planetary Emergency. We then speak to Ruth Shallcross, from XR educators, about why she…
 
Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) first demand is that the government and media ‘tell the truth’ about the climate and ecological emergency. In pursuit of this, on Friday the 11th of October 2019, hundreds of XR activists descended on the BBC’s HQ at Broadcasting House in London. In this episode, the Extinction Rebellion Podcast explores the motives of t…
 
One of 12 sites that was briefly held during the International Rebellion in London, Faith Bridge (formerly known as Lambeth Bridge) was co-ordinated by a multi-faith group of spiritual leaders, organisations, and citizens. In this episode, we speak to those people; featuring a vicar from Leeds, a Pure Land Buddhist Priest, and representatives from …
 
First, we hear Tim Kasser, currently a professor of psychology at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, USA. He has authored over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on materialism, values, goals, well-being, and environmental sustainability, among other topics. In 2018, he collaborated with the cartoonist Larry Gonick to create HyperCapitalis…
 
On Friday the 11th October 2019, from 5-9pm in Trafalgar Square (London), Extinction Rebellion will be launching Writers Rebel, an initiative to encourage writers to address the climate emergency in their work. In this episode we first speak to Writers Rebel organisers and novelists, James Miller (who wrote Lost Boys and Sunshine State), Monique Ro…
 
The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back with a series of podlets (mini podcasts) from October 2019's International Rebellion in London. On Monday the 7th, Extinction Rebellion managed to take 11 sites across the city. Our first podlet is a snapshot of that - reclaiming the streets. Hear from the people who were there and part of a speech by Weyman…
 
Tomas is the author of the book The World We Create and the co-author of The Nordic Secret. He is a founding member of the Swedish youth association Protus for lifelong learning and philosophical exploration. In 2016, he founded the Research Institute Perspectiva in London together with Jonathan Rowson - to inspire our political, academic and busin…
 
Nordic By Nature is a mindful podcast on ecology today, inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Transcripts and more information on our guests are available on our website. Ajay Rastogi, is the co-founder of the Foundation for the Contemplation of Nature. He runs experiential 'Resilience Leadership' homes…
 
In this episode, the Extinction Rebellion Podcast explores regenerative culture. What is it, and how can it be of use to rebels worldwide? Joanna Macy, PhD is a teacher and writer on issues of environmental justice, Deep Ecology, and Buddhist practice, as well as the root teacher of the Work that Reconnects. An anthology on the impact of her work a…
 
Nordic By Nature is a mindful podcast with a global perspective, inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Nordic By Nature is created for you to listen with your headphones. Culinary curator Monika Kucia from Poland talks about how she takes the ego out of food. Design Leader and author Daniel Christian Wa…
 
The Extinction Rebellion Podcast is back with a special, soaking up the atmosphere from 2019's Glastonbury Festival. We start with Sir David Attenborough's Sunday afternoon appearance on the pyramid stage, praising the festival for going plastic free! Then, we move to Thursday afternoon, where the XR procession ended with a mass assembly of the Ext…
 
In our first episode since April's International Rebellion, the Extinction Rebellion podcast discusses the future. Christiana Figueres was Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from 2010 to 2016. The 2015 Paris Agreement was her most notable achievement. George Monbiot is a British writer and a columnist at T…
 
Nordic By Nature is a mindful podcast with a global perspective, inspired by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. Nordic By Nature is created for you to listen with your headphones. In this episode On Activism, you will meet Satish Kumar, world leading activist for over 50 years, Marijn van de Geer, active member …
 
On Tuesday, Extinction Rebellion (XR) met with Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The Extinction Rebellion Podcast brings you the thoughts of the XR representatives present at the meeting. Featuring Rupert Read, Clare Farrell, Farhana Yamin, Felix Ottaway, and Sam Knights. Presenter – Jessica Townsend Producers – Barney Weston, Marijn van de Geer …
 
This episode was released following the news of our meeting with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in which we will be pushing for a Citizens' Assembly on the climate and ecological emergency. Featuring Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), Sarah Allan (Head of Engagement at I…
 
How do Extinction Rebellion families feel about the future? Podlet #3: Green Futures is live on all platforms now. Continuing XR podlets: mini podcasts from the International Rebellion. With thanks to Professor Jem Bendell. You can read his paper, "Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy" at http://www.lifeworth.com/deepadaptation.pdf…
 
What's it like being arrested for Extinction Rebellion? Podlet #2: 340+ Arrestees is live on all platforms now. Continuing XR podlets: mini podcasts from the International Rebellion. With thanks to Dr. Gail Bradbrook and, of course, all of our arrestees! The production team included: Jessica Townsend, Marijn van de Geer, Dave Anderson, Dave Stitch,…
 
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