By Local Futures
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Local Bites is a podcast that tracks ideas and initiatives that resist corporate power, renew place-based economies, and preserve human and ecological well-being. Our goal is to feature the voices of activists and visionaries from all around the world who are driving creative grassroots initiatives that demonstrate the power of 'going local'. Produced by Local Futures, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the renewal of community, ecological health and local economies worldwide.
||CleanEpisode 11 - Love, Values, and Wellbeing Economies||In this episode, we chat with Diego Isabel La Moneda of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WE-All), a growing group of people and organizations around the world focused on co-creating a new economic system. The goal of WE-All is to bring businesses, NGOs,||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Growing a Farmers Market from the Ground Up||Francisco Grau is a co-founder of Feria Verde, one of the largest and oldest organic farmers markets in Costa Rica. In this episode, Local Futures' Associate Programs Director Anja Lyngbaek, sits down with Francisco to talk about how the market got s||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Beautiful Places: A Conversation with Wendell Berry||Listen to a conversation between two giants of the local economy movement in this extended episode. Helena Norberg-Hodge founded Local Futures, produced the film The Economics of Happiness, and wrote the book Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh. W||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Creating the Framework for a New Economy||In this episode, Jay Tompt tells the story of the REconomy Centre. A little bit startup incubator, a little bit co-working space, and a little bit gift-economy networking hub, this "new economy wing of the Transition movement" emerged from an abandon||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - From GDP to GNH||Countries around the world are fixated on growing their economies - but is growth doing more harm than good? In this episode, Richard Heinberg discusses the history behind how GDP growth came to be used as a measure of success, why GDP can't continue||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Rebuilding Healthy Communities: The Growing Ecovillage Movement||Societies and communities everywhere are under threat from an increasingly corporatized global economy that is shifting power and resources from the many to the few and separating us from one another and from nature. Around the world, however, an increa||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Seeds of Resilience, Seeds of Sovereignty||Humanity has lost nearly three-quarters of its agricultural biodiversity in the last century. Now, in the face of an increasingly volatile climate, conserving the remaining seed diversity is a matter of survival. In this episode, Local Bites interviews||9/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Why Local Ownership Matters||In this episode, Local Bites interviews Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to talk about the multiple social, economic and environmental benefits of local business ownership and community-scaled financial institutions. Mitchell lays||4/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Local Alternatives to Globalized Development: A View from India||In this extended episode, Local Bites interviews scholar/activist, Ashish Kothari about his book, Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India, co-authored by Aseem Shrivastava. During the first half of the interview, Kothari provides a sobering accou||2/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – How to Feed the World? A Political Agroecological Approach||In this episode, Local Bites interviews Dr. M. Jahi Chappell of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy on the question, "What kind of food and farming system do we need to feed a growing world population in an ecologically sustainable and social||12/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – Helena Norberg-Hodge on how corporate 'free trade' deals threaten local communities and economies worldwide||In this episode host Brian Emerson interviews Helena Norberg-Hodge on how "free" trade treaties undermine local communities, economies and democracies around the world, and why localists need to join the global resistance against the Trans-Pacific Partn||11/13/2013||Free||View in iTunes|