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Nathaniel Popkin

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Author Nathaniel Popkin

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13 Apr 2021

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Ecological Grief- A Conversation with Nathaniel Popkin

Wild Connection: The Podcast

This episode is about our relationship to nature, how no matter how passionately you care about the planet you are complicit in its destruction by merely existing, and what, in face of calamity can we actually do about it?  Nathaniel Popkin,  novelist, essayist, editor, documentary writer, and critic has released a new book called To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of the Eco-Crisis brings to the forefront all of these aspects.  In our conversation we talk about environmental advocacy, the inequality of influence, decolonization, and integration of the messiness of nature back into our lives.  If you want to cnnect with Nathaniel check out his website, reach out on twitter @NathanielPopkin and get a copy of his new book, To Reach the Spring If you are digging the show subscribe and share it so others can enjoy it too. You can follow the show on Itunes, Google Play, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Also follow the show on Twitter: @WildConnectPod You can also follow me on  Twitter: @realdrjen Instagram: @readrjen Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RealDrJen There is also a YouTube Channel where you can find a range of videos, some of them tied to podcast episodes. More are on the way so subscribe to Wild Connection TV Thanks for supporting the show and keep an eye out for our Patreon link coming up soon! If you like the show theme music that's thanks to George Nardo of Luna Recording Studios in Tucson AZ. https://lunarecording.com

1hr 18mins

14 Mar 2021

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From complicity to consciousness with Nathaniel Popkin

In This Climate

How do you understand freedom and connection? Responsibility and the anthropocene? And how can we explain them to future generations? Nathaniel Popkin, author of To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis, helps us think about these questions and more, offering moral, social, and psychological potential for a path to a future spring. Nathaniel's website: http://nathanielpopkin.net/ 


18 Feb 2021

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Episode 249: To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis, with Nathaniel Popkin

Give and Take

My guest is Nathaniel Popkin. His newest book is To Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis. In the shadow of an escalating eco-crisis—a looming catastrophe that will dwarf the fallout from COVID-19—how can we explain our society’s failure to act? What will we tell future generations? Are we paralyzed because the problem is so vast in scope, or are there deeper reasons for the widespread passivity? Nathaniel Popkin explores the moral, social, and psychological dimensions of the crisis, outlining a path to a future spring.Special Guest: Nathaniel Popkin.

1hr 36mins

2 Feb 2021

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267 Journalism and Media Expert Jeff Jarvis and Writer and Essayist Nathaniel Popkin

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. I have one sponsor which is an awesome nonprofit GiveWell.org/StandUp Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls. Joining me today! 29:27 Jeff Jarvis is the author of What Would Google Do? and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way we Work and Live. He has blogged at Buzzmachine.com about media, technology, and life's irritations since 2001. Jarvis directs the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He writes occasionally for the Guardian and HuffingtonPost. In prior lives, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; president and creative director of Advance.net (online arm of Advance Publications); Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner. Jeff's list experts https://twitter.com/i/lists/1237834151694303234 https://buzzmachine.com/ 1:17:29 Nathaniel Popkin is a writer an editor of fiction, nonfiction, film, criticism, and journalism. He explores memory and loss: urban and historical change, architectural palimpsests, ecological grief, and the struggle for the democratic ideal. In an essay published in the The New York Times in 2018, he described the present era of eco-crisis as the “age of loss.” His latest work, a personal and philosophical book-length essay, To Reach The Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in the Age of Eco-Crisis, was published by New Door Books in December 2020. The book is an urgent and deeply felt call to face our complicity in the earth’s destruction. In 2019, Popkin helped pilot The Valley of the Possible, a research program and residency in southern Chile that asks artists to frame new human responses to deforestation, species extinction, and the ongoing effects of colonization. In addition to these books, Popkin is the co-editor (with Stephanie Feldman) of an anthology, Who Will Speak for America? (Temple University Press, 2018), which brings together a range of exceptional literary voices in response to the crisis in American civic life. Popkin was co-founder of the web magazine Hidden City Daily and was the founding reviews editor of Cleaver Magazine. His literary criticism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Gulf Coast, Kenyon Review, LitHub, Tablet, Public Books, and Rain Taxi, among many other publications. Please consider a paid subscription to this daily podcast. Everyday I will interview 2 or more expert guests on a wide range of issues. I will continue to be transparent about my life, issues and vulnerabilities in hopes we can relate, connect and grow together. If you want to add something to the show email me StandUpwithPete@gmail.com Join the Stand Up Community Stand Up is also brought to you this month by GiveWell.org GiveWell is a nonprofit dedicated to finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give. GiveWell.org/Standup Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page

1hr 48mins

12 Jan 2021

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COVID Check-In with Nathaniel Popkin

The Virtual Memories Show

Author & activist Nathaniel Popkin checks in from Philadelphia. We talk about the potential for creative moments in the midst of self-isolation, the inspiration of Elsa Morante's novel History on his recent LitHub essay on the abuse of war imagery during the pandemic, the unique social aspects of Philadelphia, the dilation of time during self-isolation and how glad he was to take a social-distance walk with friends, the eternal search for justice and the battle against corporatization, the history of how the Lenape natives were defrauded of their land in the 1700s and how the language of destroying indigenous people hasn't changed over the centuries, how literature helps him travel in time and space, and more. Follow Nathaniel on Twitter and Instagram • Listen to our full-length podcast • More info at our site • Find all our COVID Check-In episodes • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal


15 May 2020

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First Draft - Nathaniel Popkin

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Nathaniel Popkin is the author of three books of non-fiction and the novels, The Year of the Return, Everything is Borrowed, and Lion and Leopard. He also co-edited the anthology Who Will Speak for America?, which he also spoke about with co-editor Stephanie Feldman on First Draft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Oct 2019

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Episode 167: The Year of Return, with Nathaniel Popkin

Give and Take

My guest is Nathaniel Popkin. Set against the backdrop of 1976 Philadelphia, his new novel The Year of the Return follows the path of two families, the Jewish Silks and African American Johnsons, as they are first united by marriage and then by grief, turmoil, and the difficult task of trying to live in an America failing to live up to its ideals. Paul Silk and Charlene Johnson are journalists whose love for each other and commitment to social justice were formed in the peace movements of the 1960s. But the idealism of that era leads to the urban deterioration of the 1970s. Mayor Frank Rizzo's Philadelphia is a place of crime, white flight, and class resentment that is inhospitable to their interracial marriage, forcing them to move away. But when Charlene dies of cancer, Paul returns.Special Guest: Nathaniel Popkin.

1hr 1min

3 Aug 2019

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Ep: 4-75 At last the Democrats talking about the poor with Nathaniel Popkin

Mid-Atlantic - conversations about US, UK and world politics

Today we are joined by writer and thinker Nathaniel Popkin Philadelphia-based writer, editor, and historian to look at attitudes to wealth and poverty in the US and the Democratic party's new found enthusiasm for talking about it.Presidential campaigns are not usually about poverty. Poverty is something that candidates pay lip service too but little more. Things are normally termed around helping the “middle class” or “American families,” not the poorest of the poor, why are things shaping up so differently this time around?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


15 Feb 2019

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First Draft - Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin

First Draft: A Dialogue on Writing

Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin edited Who Will Speak for America?, which includes fiction, essays, photos, cartoons, and poetry from 43 contributing authors.  The anthology was compiled just before the 2016 Presidential inaugeration of Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 Aug 2018