This week we'll be considering some of the less savoury consequences of human civilization: Ruta Sepetys takes us behind the Iron Curtain and back to Ceausescu’s Romania, in her gripping new novel 'I Must Betray You'. We visit the slums of modern day India through the pages of Varsha Shah’s dazzling debut 'Ajay and the Mumbai Sun'. David Farrier considers how the items that we discard will inform on us for generations to come in 'Footprints'. And we return to Varsha Shah for the Books of Your Life.
Episode 208: David Farrier - What's Going On With Megachurches?
The Bible For Normal People
In this episode of The Bible for Normal People, David Farrier joins Pete and Jared to discuss what he has uncovered while researching the downward spiral of megachurches.Show Notes →Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-bible-for-normal-people/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
Armchair Umbrella and David Farrier introduce you to Flightless Bird, a show that follows kiwi journalist David Farrier as he embarks on a quest to understand American culture, after getting accidentally marooned here. From football to flags, religion to burgers, David wants to learn about the things that make America tick. “Why do adults love Disneyland so much?” and “why are American toilets filled to the brim with water?” are just a few of the important questions he’ll pose. Each episode sees Farrier documenting a different part of American culture, meeting people who’ll make you see America in an entirely new light with new episodes arriving every Tuesday.
Megachurches are big business in New Zealand, with these organisations raking in millions of dollars every year. Few have been as successful as the Arise Church, which now ranks as one of the biggest in the country. But this house of worship is starting to face a rebellion from within, as members of the congregation come forward with allegations of what really goes on behind the scenes. Today, independent journalist David Farrier joins Damien to discuss the scandal rocking one of New Zealand’s biggest megachurches. Follow The Front Page on iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. You can read more about this and other stories in the New Zealand Herald, online at nzherald.co.nz, or tune in to news bulletins across the NZME network. Host / Producer: Damien VenutoProducer / Editor: Shaun D Wilson Executive Producer: Ethan Sills See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Cymene and Dominic discuss extraterrestrial lavatology, evil corporate accounting software, skyfarms and chinchillas on this week’s intro. Then (14:15) we are so delighted to welcome David Farrier (U Edinburgh) to the podcast to discuss his justly acclaimed latest book, Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils (FSG, 2020). David talks about how the Anthropocene has distorted our sense of time and new relations with deep time inspired him to wonder about what humanity’s material legacy will look like far in the future. Whose material legacy is that exactly? Who might discover our future fossils? How do we decenter the human without indulging in extinction fantasies? What could story and myth do to protect future beings against some of the more toxic colonial legacies that are being left behind? What are the implications of the current colonization of the future and how can we become better ancestors? Finally, we talk about walking in the forest as a literary practice. Enjoy!
I've been hanging out to chat with investigative journalist and documentary maker David Farrier for a while now, so this big long decent yarn, best dissected with a long walk or maybe even a nice drink (or both haha). From his hilarious TV3 sign off from back in the day, to chasing Mongolian Death Worms, interviewing Colin Craig in the sauna, to now spending a lot of time looking into conspiracy theories - this guy is just so interesting and awesome. Here's the link to David's Webworm: https://www.webworm.co/
9 | David Farrier on giving up medical school, medical misinformation & journalism
David Farrier is a journalist and documentary maker, who has fashioned a career out of stranger stories and unpacking conspiracies. He co-directed and featured in the internationally distributed documentary on competitive endurance tickling called Tickled in 2016, and the Netflix documentary series, Dark Tourist in 2018. He also does a monthly podcast called ‘Armchaired and Dangerous’ with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on the Armchair Expert, on discussing different conspiracies, and writes a newsletter Webworm. In this episode, we discuss his journey into first year health sciences, giving up medical school and subsequently going into journalism and the current & future challenges for journalism. We also unpack medical misinformation, especially in the era of COVID and vaccinations, and the dangers of social media. David's newsletter Webworm: https://www.webworm.co/Linktree to find him on all his social media platforms and all his projects: https://linktr.ee/davidfarrierAs always, if you have any feedback or queries, feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.Audio credit:Bliss by Luke Bergs https://soundcloud.com/bergscloudCreative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported — CC BY-SA 3.0Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/33DJFs9Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/e9aXhBQDT9YSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/doctornos)
This week Sammy is lucky enough to be joined over the interweb by the great David Farrier. Need to know more? Well, listen then.Follow David on instagram & twitter: @davidfarrierFollow Confessions on instagram & facebook: @confessionsoftheidiotsFollow Sammy on instagram: @sampetersen91Follow Sammy on twitter: @mrsammyppatreon - patreon.com/confessionsoftheidiots