Episodes – Extraenvironmentalist
By Seth and Justin
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You aren’t being borne along the current of an inevitable thing, you are able to steer from what brings you down, make alliances with what supports you. Personal empowerment means deconditioning from values of the society, putting your own values in place. Realize you must shoot for Extra-environmentalism. When people say they feel like a creature from outer space, that’s not such a bad way to feel, it means you see the game, you don’t buy in, they can’t buy you with a Mercedes, business trips to Paris. It’s a controlled alienation, where you cultivate extra-environmentalism. You are at home everywhere, you are always comfortable, you don’t have to be with people of your class, culture, or earning capacity to feel alright. Terrence the poet, said, I am a human being therefore nothing human is alien to me. That’s the thing, you accept the human, but be comfortable to acclimate to any cultural styles. It’s a magical thing, you’re a performer, you move through these things knowing this is not who I am, what I am, merely a response to the demands of the moment.
||Clean[ Episode #95 // Economy of Things ]||Though we often think the modern culture of consumerism is an export from United States and a product of capitalism, people long before today’s era were enjoying the benefit of soft shoes, beautiful cloth and exceptional goods.||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #94 // Rocking the Google Bus ]||Companies like Twitter can make billions of dollars in revenue while providing a widely used service and still be considered a financial failure. Though today's digital technologies provide new innovations that reorganize daily life,||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #93 // Climate Agreements ]||After years of mediocre negotiations on an international agreement to limit future climate change, it is easy to be cynical about the viability of a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What do these large conferences really mean for ...||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #92 // Decrypting Cryptocurrency ]||Digital communication technologies hold the possibility of re-orienting the way we exchange value and think about money. Do digital currencies like Bitcoin have the ability to change the global economic order? Can machine learning, automation,||5/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #91 // Age of Stagnation? ]||The common political conversation about our shared economic future focuses on achieving an escape velocity where the post-war growth boom can return as usual. While years of lackluster economic performance mount,||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #90 // Missing Out ]||In our highly connected world of cell phones, ever expanding inboxes and regular social media updates, it is easy to be constantly immersed in the rich and dynamic worlds created by our technologies. While the internet gives us so much,||12/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Autumn 2015 Interlude // Archaeoacoustics ]||In this Autumn 2015 Interlude of The Extraenvironmentalist we talk about research on how ancient humans perceived sounds with Steve Waller on rock art acoustics and Miriam Kolar about her archaeoacoustic research at Chavín de Huantar.||10/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Energy Transition Show – [Episode #0] – subscribe @ energytransitionshow.com||We're launching The Energy Transition Show with Chris Nelder - the first show on our forthcoming podcast network! This is the only episode we'll place in our Extraenvironmentalist podcast feed so please go to http://energytransitionshow.||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #89 // How on Earth ]||Today's textbook notions of business were developed during an unprecedented global economic expansion - a cultural condition that faces diminishing returns in today’s world. Can we build enterprises for a post-growth future that thrive among challenges.||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #88 // Resilience Imperative ]||Our governments, businesses and economic institutions were built on a society that was supercharged with fossil fuels to get as big as possible as fast as possible. Now, with the challenges of the 21st century,||8/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #87 // Permaculture Paradigm ]||Usually we think of permaculture as a system for land and food, where humans work with the flows and systems of nature. Can we also apply permaculture to societies? To our justice or education systems? Can we reorganize our civilization to live on yiel...||6/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #86 // Slow Money // Part C ]||The soil of our food system provides the roots of our culture. Without soil, our modern lifestyle would cease to exist. As climate change accelerates rates of soil erosion, will the global population be left as a stranded asset?||5/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #85 // Slow Money // Part B ]||Our 20th century food system has created a global market for cheaply priced commodities of corn, wheat, soybeans and rice. We pump a plethora of food from the earth, in the same way we pump barrels of oil. A vision of never-ending technological progres...||4/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #84 // Slow Money // Part A ]||Our industrial system of agriculture and an integrated global marketplace has created an abundance of available food for those in wealthy nations. Cheaply priced produce and meat shows up in our supermarkets and restaurants with rarely any concern.||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #83 // Degrowth 2014 // Part B ]||The degrowth movement seeks to decolonize a cultural imaginary that is currently directed to expand the scale and scope of a materially extractive economy. Through adopting strategies like voluntary simplicity and convivial activities,||12/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #82 // Degrowth 2014 // Part A ]||The degrowth movement seeks to redefine a cultural imagination focused on expanding the scale and scope of a materially extractive economy. Through adopting strategies like voluntary simplicity and convivial activities,||9/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #81 // Falling Empires ]||With its empire in decline, the United States is no longer the world's dominant superpower. Stuck in the idea of international control, it continues to maintain military reach at the expense of long-term economic health.||9/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #80 // Dying Wisdom ]||Though death is an inevitable part of life, do we really act as if we know we're going to die? In a culture that glorifies youth and technology, the true acknowledgement of death can come as an affront to our perceived ability to negotiate with limits....||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #79 // Money System Mayhem? ]||Over the last hundred years, the international money system has unraveled every few decades with surprising regularity. With the current US-based system reaching the end of its useful life for newly rising economic powers,||6/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #78 // Open Knowledge Society ]||With emerging and innovative methods for distributing information and the means of education, we're still embedded in the relationships created in the 20th century. Can our societies distribute knowledge to enable healthy forms of production and consu||6/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #77 // Locally Invested ]||As trust is lost in the global financial system and its intermediaries, surplus investment capital seems stranded in ever more risky international asset flows. Are there ways of re-routing investments towards local processes that rebuild communities an...||4/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #76 // Energy Slaves ]||Our command of energy resources has created amazing technologies and social systems at a grand scale, but at what cost? Where past societies shackled human muscle with force and subjugation to create an energy surplus,||3/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #75 // Positive Money ]||Critics of quantitative easing highlight the absurdity of creating money from nothing to paper over terrible investment decisions. Yet, what about all of the money created by banks before 2008? Incorrect narratives of money have misdirected and befuddl...||3/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #74 // Addiction Thinking ]||Creating a society around the idea of access to leisure time has resulted in the unintended consequence of rampant addictive behaviors. Nearly ubiquitous access to mobile high resolution screens and instantaneous information is an experiment on a massi...||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #73B // Regarding Revolutions ]||Extraenvironmentalist #73 is a two part episode. This is the post for SIDE B on Egypt's revolution and education with David Blacker. The link for SIDE A featuring our interview on a contractionary revolution with Frank Rotering is here.||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #73A // Regarding Revolutions ]||Extraenvironmentalist #73 is a two part episode. This is the post for SIDE A - featuring our interview on a contractionary revolution with Frank Rotering. The link for SIDE B on Egypt's revolution and education with David Blacker is here.||2/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #72 // Green Wizardry ]||The members of the middle class in the United States are finding increasing difficulty achieving and maintaining their expectations for jobs, housing and other basic aspects of life. With the limits to growth putting basic lifestyle assumptions under i...||1/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #71 // Supply Shock ]||When the profession of economics began to think that land and capital were equivalent and interchangeable, the roots of real estate speculation and environmental crisis were established. Because the origins of neoclassical economics became deeply influ...||12/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #70 // Downloading Responsibility ]||An ongoing economic crash that feels like the onset of a deep freeze is far more exhausting than a rapid implosion. As bubbles are reflated and debts accumulate yet again, the system lurches towards its next financial accident.||12/10/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #69 // Carbon Democracy ]||The ideas we have about our government systems have been dramatically shaped by the energy sources that power them. If the physical characteristics of coal and oil have developed the expectations of our 20th century politics,||11/26/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #68 // Better Than Normal ]||Society dramatically underestimates human potential, placing our imagination within a limited range of possibilities. What are the psychological limits of our species? Is there reliable scientific evidence of supernormal human capabilities?||10/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #67 // Bubble and Beyond ]||A massive pile of accumulated debts and a global credit bubble are tearing apart our politics and societies. As illusory wealth continues to evaporate, a battle ensues between creditors that lent too much and a rapidly growing class of debt serfs.||10/15/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #66 // Changing Reactions ]||The catastrophe at Fukushima presents the opportunity to re-evaluate basic assumptions about energy and technology but the temptation to double down on business as usual becomes incredibly strong. Will our species obtain a paradigm shift in the face of...||10/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #65 // Restoring Function ]||A fundamental flaw in our economy drives the consumption of our ecosystems until they enter terminal dysfunction. This logical error has eroded numerous civilizations and landscapes. Can our species cooperate to restore large-scale degraded ecosystems ...||9/1/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #64 // Straw Into Gold ]||By thinking of the world as a machine our species has created an economic and political system that is dangling over an abyss. Many are optimistic for business as usual with an ideological belief in the power of positive thinking.||7/29/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #63 // Next US Revolution ]||With a media ecosystem focused almost entirely the corporate system, burgeoning elements of a new economy revolution escape the mainstream eye. As our political systems stagnate in the face of ecological, energy and social crises,||7/18/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #62 // Land Grabs ]||A financial sector built on a foundation of continuous material expansion is seeking returns in a slowing global economy. Will investments in global farmland be able to provide the returns expected by pension funds,||6/30/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #61 // Cure for Capitalism? ]||Can we link the decline in our democratic institutions to the nature of the workplaces that occupy so much of our time? Is there reason to believe that we can transition to an alternative economic system while our current economy crashes?||6/12/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #60 // Days of Destruction ]||While the cultural foundations of the United States are unraveling the unconscious programs of American society lay outside of public dialogue. Where there was once an American Dream, a spiritual void remains.||5/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean[ Episode #59 // Financialized Education ]||The amount of college debt is skyrocketing in the United States while job opportunities sought by graduates are dwindling. Costly undergrad and graduate degrees used to be the passport to a middle class lifestyle but are now leading to a growing number...||5/7/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
These two young podcasters have a very bright future
I just found out about this gem of a podcast via Episode 280 of the C-Realm Podcast. I liked what I heard and started listening to episode after episode of the Extraenvironmentalist. These two may be young and new to the Podcast scene, but the guests that they bring on "week after week" are totally legit and relevant to what is going on in our world today.
Keep up the good work Seth&Justin.
The C-realm and Diet Soap had a baby...
...and they called it the Extraenvironmentalist.
Always a joy. Great production values and guests. Always worth a listen. Friendly and nondogmatic yet incisive. Sensational interviewing skills and wonderful choices for miscellaneous clips and music. One of the best podcasts out there. If I wanted to introduce occupy, collapse, and cutting edge political topics to twentysomethings, and I only had one podcast I could recommend, this would definitely be the one. This is hardly just for that age group, though, but I think they possess a style that especially resonates with that generation. Brilliant!
I am a podcast addict and this is by far my favorite one
Keep up the great work!