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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for GEORGE MONBIOT. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about GEORGE MONBIOT, often where they are interviewed.

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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for GEORGE MONBIOT. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about GEORGE MONBIOT, often where they are interviewed.

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Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury: Land is the Key to the Transformation of Society - George Monbiot

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George Monbiot is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner. His best-selling books include Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life and Heat: how to stop the planet burning; his latest is Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis. George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan; and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 50m times.  In 2019 George edited “Land for the Many,” a report to the Labour Party, calling for a broad platform of land reform in the UK.

He delivered his Schumacher Lecture at the 40th Annual E.F. Schumacher Lectures on October 25, 2020.

Oct 28 2020 · 48mins
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George Monbiot Talks to Young Farmers and Environmentalists - EP8

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When writer, broadcaster  and environmental campaigner George Monbiot returned to FarmED to continue his journey to learn more about sustainable food production, we took the opportunity to gather together some young farmers and environmentalists to ask him some probing questions and record a podcast.

Areas up for debate ranged from the need for criteria to define regenerative agriculture, plus processed foods, plant based diets and what George describes as ‘the fantastically complex’ debate about food production and the environment. He also discusses his views on how agritech can be used to scale up regenerative farming, CAP, ELMS, and how soil is ‘the basis of our entire lives’.  Encouragingly, George described how he’s ‘very interested in what’s happening here’ (at FarmED) and the ‘strong argument in favour of integrated regenerative rotational farming.’

‘It was wonderful to welcome George Monbiot to FarmED,’ says Manager, Jonty Brunyee. ‘Though his somewhat controversial view on alternative proteins, rewilding and land management, runs contrary to the work of many farmers, our mission is promote regenerative agriculture and sustainable food systems, and in order to do that we need to provide a space for healthy debate, giving a platform for those of different views to meet and air their opinions and ideas. It certainly makes for stimulating discussion.’

The interviewees are Lucy, a biology student, Sophie, FarmED’s Event Coordinator, who studied Geography at Exeter Uni, Will, who is heading to Bristol University to study geography, Abbie, a young farmer and agricultural student, Chris who completed an MSc in Agricultural Technology and Innovation and Jack who, until recently, worked in natural food retailing in London.

Sep 24 2020 · 1hr 1min

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George Monbiot on the Power of Narrative and Altruism

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As 2020, aka the year from hell, rolls on, we thought it might be a good time to revisit an uplifting voice from less troubled times. This week on Sea Change Radio, we dig into the archives and listen to our 2017 discussion with British writer and environmentalist, George Monbiot. We talk about his book, Out of the Wreckage, where Monbiot examines how our politics have been mired between the redundant doctrines of Keynesianism and neoliberalism – and he reminds us of the importance of recognizing altruism and of the power of narrative in the human psyche. In addition to providing some insight into how we ended up here, it’ll hopefully help you take your mind off of this dismal year.

The post George Monbiot on the Power of Narrative and Altruism appeared first on Sea Change Radio.

Sep 22 2020 · 29mins
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Episode 046: Presumed Dead in Brazil, George Monbiot

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In 1989, George Monbiot travelled to Brazil to explore the troubling stories emerging from the rainforest. He lived in Manaus - in the heart of the Amazon - for two years, learning Portuguese and immersing himself in the country. George describes this time as “the beginning of my political education”, and his story spans a series of encounters that trump any Hollywood film, with investigations into local Brazilian land seizures leading to his reported death in the national press, and his dogged scrutinization of the gold rush finding him in a Wild-West-style shootout in the Amazonian hinterland.

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Aug 31 2020 · 1hr

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Anger, hope, action with George Monbiot

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James chats to the writer and activist George Monbiot.

A self-described "professional troublemaker," George Monbiot has been writing about climate change, the natural environment, and the economy for more than 35 years. As you’ll hear, he remains deeply concerned about the dangers of climate breakdown. However he is clear that we can change, that we can do things differently.

He captured this brilliantly in a recent TEDTalk he gave where he draws on findings from psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, to offer a new vision for society built around our fundamental capacity for altruism and cooperation.

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Aug 01 2020 · 58mins
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A conversation with George Monbiot

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Tonight I was delighted to be joined by the environmental campaigner, George Monbiot. 

We talked about a wide range of subjects, ranging from his early love for nature, some of the programmes he made in his early career exposing injustices around the World, reading about his own death, and his views on land reform and re-wilding in the UK. 

All this, and much more. 

May 13 2020 · 54mins
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#52 Creating Accidental Activists to Improve Health in a Post Pandemic World with George Monbiot

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Today on the podcast I welcome along George Monbiot - who is is an author, Guardian columnist and environmental campaigner.

George cowrote the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness with musician Ewan McLennan; and has made a number of viral videos. One of them, adapted from his 2013 TED talk, How Wolves Change Rivers, has been viewed on YouTube over 40m times. Another, on Natural Climate Solutions, that he co-presented with Greta Thunberg, has been watched over 50m times.

As we witness an improvement in the crisis and anticipate the relaxation of social distancing, I wanted to talk about the opportunities to learn and reform our political systems that globally have been woefully unprepared and slow to respond.

As we try to recuperate the losses both emotionally, physically and financially I’m trying to cultivate the opinions of thinkers from around the world who have long documented the unfolding crises in society that have now spectacularly revealed themselves to us.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How to harness intrinsic human values of kindness to foster better wellbeing in society
  • How cooperation and altruism is hardwired in our neurobiology
  • The evolution of humans would have required community and kindness to survive rather than the prevailing narrative of individualism and inequality
  • Neoliberalism in politics and how we have evolved over the 20th and 21st century
  • The impact of immersing ourselves in a virtual world
  • How we address alienation and loneliness, which are the defining conditions of our time.
  • The rise in social initiatives and Accidental activists
  • What will we reward in a post pandemic era? Those with material wealth and social influence or those who seek to build community and foster relationships?
  • Is this an opportunity to build a doughnut economy?
  • Big Organising in the wake of the Pandemic

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May 13 2020 · 53mins
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TyskySour: The Coronavirus Climate (w/ George Monbiot)

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George Monbiot joins Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani to discuss government bailouts and the impact of coronavirus on the politics of climate change. Plus, Boris Johnson has his sixth or seventh baby, and why festival companies are running pop-up morgues.

Apr 30 2020 · 1hr
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In conversation with George Monbiot

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In the first episode of our podcast we begin with an issue that has sparked much debate in recent months: What constitutes a sustainable diet? And in particular, what is the role of livestock in sustainable farming systems?

Our CEO Patrick Holden speaks to journalist and author George Monbiot about the future of farming in the UK, and the meat versus plant-based diet debate.

This conversation was recorded at the Oxford Real Farming conference (2020) following a lively debate on the topic of sustainable and healthy diets.    https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/orfc-2020-linking-sustainable-and-healthy-diets-to-farming-outputs/
Apr 30 2020 · 27mins
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George Monbiot with Nihal Arthanayake

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Are you missing the outdoors? Rewild your inner life with George Monbiot as he discusses Feral – the now-classic book that launched the rewilding movement. A respected environmental campaigner, investigative journalist and self-confessed professional troublemaker, George has won the UN Global 500 award for outstanding environmental achievement, collaborated with Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg, and been celebrated for his “dazzling command of science and relentless faith in people” (Naomi Klein). He chats to Nihal about why he actually dislikes objects - and how he’s stirred into action by items he finds problematic such as flamethrowers and fences. #PenguinPodcast


‘Feral’ is available to buy as an audiobook now - https://apple.co/2yKKp2B

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Apr 22 2020 · 32mins
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