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Rank #1: [ Episode #90 // Missing Out ]

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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, it also changes our social relationships and mental environment in many subtle ways that can be challenging for brains that aren't too different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Can we develop a healthy relationship with modern digital technologies by thinking about what it really means to be human?

In Extraenvironmentalist #90 we talk with Christina Crook about The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, her book on developing intentional and deliberate relationships with today's communication technologies. Then, we speak with Andrew Zenn about his experience at a digital detox camp, where people choose to experience a technology fast for encountering new dynamics of relating and conversing.

// Books

The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook

//Clips (in order of appearance)

Is the internet really ruining your attention span
What the internet is doing to our brains
How social media is rewiring our brains

// Music (in order of appearance)

Easy Star All-Stars feat. Kirsty Rock - Paranoid Android (Reggae Cover) via Soundcloud
Jim James - State Of The Art (Macando Remix) via Soundcloud
SOAK – “Digital Witness” (St. Vincent Cover) via Stereogum
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Tomas Barfod - Used to be (feat. Nina K) via Soundcloud

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #90 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Björn in Sweden
Andreas in Denmark
Carla in Quebec
Christopher in New York

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Dec 22 2015

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Rank #2: [ Autumn 2015 Interlude // Archaeoacoustics ]

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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.

// Music (in order of appearance)

St. Germain - Forget Me Not
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Four
B. DreadMan (John Talabot's Dusty Edit) via Soundcloud

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

 

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Oct 31 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #3: [ Episode #87 // Permaculture Paradigm ]

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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 yield rather than the principle before depleting our most important stocks? In […]

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Jun 29 2015

1hr 58mins

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Rank #4: [ Episode #88 // Resilience Imperative ]

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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, resilience is a more appropriate principle for reinventing and reorganizing our economic life. Is it possible to develop economic and financial arrangements that can emphasize aspects of humanity other than individual greed?

In Extraenvironmentalist #88 we discuss the Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy with co-authors Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty. We talk about ways to create a decentralized, cooperative steady-state economy that can work as an alternative to the highly globalized and financialized economic paradigm of today.

Bonus Segment

// Links and News Items

Bloomberg: This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

China coal use falls: CO2 reduction this year could equal UK total emissions over same period

An example of how neoclassical economics works if we are immortal

Give me some China Investment Plays

// Books

The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy by Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty

// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)

[Break] - 41m

Economic globalization
Thomas Friedman's Three Eras of Globalization
CNBC: Europe survives in emerging markets keep growing
WSJ: Illustrating China's Shadow Banking Problem

[End]

Growth first. Then these other things can be dealt with, whatever they are.

// Music (in order of appearance)

Polodoore - But I Do via Soundcloud
Husky - Let it Happen (Tame Impala Cover) via Faster Louder
Nicholas Jaar - Tourists (Creange Remix) via IndieShuffle
Cavaliers of Fun - Wiki via Tracasseur
Polodoore - Ain't No Sunshine via Bandcamp

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #88 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Christopher from NY
Stephen in Australia

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Aug 17 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #5: [ Episode #86 // Slow Money // Part C ]

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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? As we fail to describe the real cost of cheap food through our vocabulary and economics, and […]

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May 26 2015

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Rank #6: [ Episode #89 // How on Earth ]

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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 of the next century? By reversing the process that privatizes profits, would unsustainable trends and drivers of inequality be subverted? Can a modern media and journalism industry flourish within a not-for-profit framework?

In Extraenvironmentalist #89 we first speak with Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute about their organization's upcoming book, How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050. Donnie explains ways that organizing business activities under the framework of not-for-profit enterprises can make meaningful change in the face of a seemingly intractable situation wrought by immense private wealth accumulation and slowing global growth.

In the second half of the show, we talk to Chris Nelder, host of the Energy Transition Show - the first regular podcast on the forthcoming XE Audio Network! We ask Chris about the ongoing contraction in US shale oil production during 2015 and the deteriorating financial condition of the industry in the face of a global deflationary undertow. The conversation is Episode #0 of the Energy Transition Show, which launches with Episode #1 beginning September 23.

Bonus Segment

// Links and News Items

The Energy Transition Show - launching September 23rd

As We Lay Dying -
Stephen Jenkinson On How We Deny Our Mortality

// Books

How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050 by Donnie Maclurcan and Jennifer Hilton

// Music (in order of appearance)

Lazy Knuckles - Polyglot via Soundcloud
Eric Clapton - Change the World (Mac DeMarco Cover) via IndieShuffle
Freddie Frank - This Old Rig (1961)
Cavaliers of Fun - Wiki via Tracasseur
Tube & Berger - Disarray Feat. J.U.D.G.E

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #89 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Stephanie in North Carolina
Wally in North Carolina
Stephen from Australia

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Sep 16 2015

1hr 55mins

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Rank #7: The Energy Transition Show – [Episode #0] – subscribe @ energytransitionshow.com

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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.com/ to subscribe.

Episode #0 features the conversation we had with Chris in XE #89 on how global macro trends are presently influencing the ongoing process of energy transition.

The first few episodes are slated for a regular Wednesday release over the coming weeks. Enjoy the show! We'd love to hear your feedback at podcast [at] extraenvironmentalist.com so be sure to let us know what you think.

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Sep 25 2015

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Rank #8: [ Episode #85 // Slow Money // Part B ]

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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 progress frames the creation of genetically modified organisms in an attempt to […]

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Apr 14 2015

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Rank #9: [ Episode #84 // Slow Money // Part A ]

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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. Values of efficiency and synchronized just-in-time deliveries have been served by a philosophy of capital-intensive financing for […]

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Mar 03 2015

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Rank #10: [ Episode #83 // Degrowth 2014 // Part B ]

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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, degrowth advocates aim to create an economic system that is compatible with the biosphere. Are the ideas and concepts of degrowth ready […]

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Dec 22 2014

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Rank #11: [ Episode #82 // Degrowth 2014 // Part A ]

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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, degrowth advocates aim to create an economic system that is compatible with the biosphere. Are the ideas and concepts of degrowth ready for a wider […]

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Sep 28 2014

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Rank #12: [ Episode #81 // Falling Empires ]

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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. Will the people of the US empire be able to regain democratic control over their communities as the political system fails? John Michael Greer returns […]

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Sep 02 2014

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Rank #13: [ Episode #80 // Dying Wisdom ]

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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. Can we each acknowledge the role of death in […]

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Aug 05 2014

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Rank #14: [ Episode #79 // Money System Mayhem? ]

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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, will campaigns of financial warfare push countries to abandon the dollar denominated financial regime? How does human nature and behavioral psychology […]

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Jul 01 2014

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Rank #15: [ Episode #78 // Open Knowledge Society ]

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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 consumption as a template for a decentralized and equitable post-growth economy? On Extraenvironmentalist #78 we discuss the FLOK Society Project with Michel Bauwens of […]

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Jun 02 2014

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Rank #16: [ Episode #77 // Locally Invested ]

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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 and food systems? Will alternative investment strategies develop in time to challenge the failing narrative of a standard approach […]

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Apr 30 2014

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Rank #17: [ Episode #76 // Energy Slaves ]

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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, beginning in the late 19th century we have used coal, oil & gas to create an unprecedented energy abundance. As […]

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Mar 31 2014

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Rank #18: [ Episode #75 // Positive Money ]

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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 befuddled our thinking on finance and currency, limiting our responses to the global financial crisis. Can we learn […]

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Mar 10 2014

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Rank #19: [ Episode #74 // Addiction Thinking ]

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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 massive scale. Will our sensory inputs be able to overcome the addictive tendencies of the human species? Can […]

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Feb 27 2014

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Rank #20: [ Episode #73A // Regarding Revolutions ]

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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. The mainstream environmental movement has been unable to stop the ongoing ecological crisis. Are environmentalists […]

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Feb 11 2014

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[ Episode #95 // Economy of Things ]

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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. Acquisition has been an important part of community and identity, essential to societies even though only recently so many people have been part of a middle class, capable of affording the mass consumption of today's world. What insights can we glean from the history of consumption and economic thought for what it means to be human?

In Extraenvironmentalist #95 we first speak with Professor Frank Trentmann about his new book Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First. We hear from Frank about how we've come to live with so much stuff. Then, we talk to Professor Laurence Malone about his work and teaching on Adam Smith and in editing the Essential Adam Smith. Dr. Malone helps us understand the real meaning of the invisible hand.

//Books

Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First by Frank Trentmann
The Essential Adam Smith edited by Robert Heilbroner and Laurence Malone.

// Music (in order of appearance)

Jose Gonzalez - This is How We Walk on the Moon (Thomas Jack Remix) via Et Musique Pour Tous
Mozambo & Basic Tape – Bright Side (ft. Julia Church)[RYI Remix] via Et Musique Pour Tous
Card on Spokes - Faded Pictures via RTFKT
Peter Doran - Every Little Thing via Soundcloud

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #95 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Scott in Ontario
Brian in Oregon

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Jan 28 2017

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[ Episode #94 // Rocking the Google Bus ]

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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, can the digital economy expand forever? Will our most promising tech ever reach its potential in an economy pushing for growth at all costs?

In Extraenvironmentalist #94 we first speak with Douglas Rushkoff about his new book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity. Douglas discusses drivers of recent tech businesses and how relentless financial incentives are undermining their possible value to society. Then we speak with Jennifer Hinton about the possibility of a not-for-profit model for business and technology described in her forthcoming book How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050.

//Books

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus by Douglas Rushkoff
How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-For-Profit World by 2050 by Jennifer Hinton and Donnie Maclurcan

//Clips (in order of appearance)

How private tech industry buses became a symbol of the economic divide in San Francisco
Exponential Technology

// Music (in order of appearance)

Overjoy - Another via Soundcloud
Rufus Du Sol - Innerbloom (Lane 8 Remix) via We Got This Covered

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #94 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Ian in Australia
Kyle in Colorado
Ben in Colorado

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Oct 25 2016

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[ Episode #93 // Climate Agreements ]

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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 the future of the planet? Our correspondent reports back from the December 2015 COP21 meeting in Paris to discuss the context and the content of large-scale climate negotiations.

In Extraenvironmentalist #93 we speak with Mark Dixon to discuss his take on the COP21 Paris climate conference. We hear interviews Mark recorded at the meeting, including one with climate scientist Kevin Anderson on the problem with ambitious projections of carbon capture technology. We also discuss Mark's conversations with the attendees who voiced their perspectives on the future of the planet's climate.

//Additional Links

Carbon Capture in Pathways to 1.5˚?

//Clips (in order of appearance)

What is COP21?
President Obama Addresses Climate Change at COP21
Climate deal in Paris: everything you need to know

// Music (in order of appearance)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Midnight on the Earth via IndieShuffle
Saint Motel - Move via Paste
Coast Modern - The Way it Was via Pigeons and Planes

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel
Cover photo via Mark Dixon's Flickr

Episode #93 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Stacey in Utah
Jason in British Columbia
Christian in Massachusetts
Lorenzo in California

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Sep 05 2016

1hr 55mins

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[ Episode #92 // Decrypting Cryptocurrency ]

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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, and cryptocurrencies unleash exponential innovations that unseat the financial institutions at the top of the monetary pyramid?

In Extraenvironmentalist #92 we first speak with Paul Vigna about his new book The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order to discuss how the Bitcoin currency and the blockchain distributed ledger system are laying the groundwork for alternatives to today's monetary system. Then, we talk about the potential influence of exponential technologies on education, learning and other areas of the economy with Jim Jubelirer.

// Books

The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey

//Clips (in order of appearance)

Full Story: on Bitcoin
Bitcoin vs. Banks
This Money's so Safe, You'll Never Touch It

// Music (in order of appearance)

Postiljonen - Supreme (Niva Remix) via Soundcloud
Future Elevators - Modern World via The Planet of Sound
Rodriguez - Hate Street Dialogue (GingerAle Remix) via IndieShuffle

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #92 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Kathryn in Washington
Erin in Vermont
Robert in Kansas
Lee in Arizona

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May 23 2016

1hr 52mins

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[ Episode #91 // Age of Stagnation? ]

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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, a rapidly growing global economy is still discussed like it is readily just over the horizon. Can the factors creating a slower growth world find open discussion in time to avoid severe social strife? Is the drive for passive income in an age of stagnation placing the global economy in permanent peril and creating a context for social strife?

In Extraenvironmentalist #91 we first speak with Satyajit Das about his new book The Age of Stagnation: Why Perpetual Growth is Unattainable and the Global Economy is in Peril which questions the assumption that never ending economic growth is possible, or desirable. Das questions the ability of political leaders to enact the tough structural changes needed to avoid social chaos in a low growth world. Then, in the second half of our show we speak with Michael Hudson about his book Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy. Hudson describes how debt deflation is imposing austerity on the U.S. and European economies, siphoning wealth and income upward to the financial sector while impoverishing the middle class.

Note: Partial transcripts of our interviews in this episode are forthcoming in the next few weeks

// Books

The Age of Stagnation: Why Perpetual Growth is Unattainable and the Global Economy is in Peril by Satyajit Das

Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy by Michael Hudson

//Clips (in order of appearance)

Fourth Industrial Revolution tsunami warning in Davos - economy
Highlights: The Dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Looking to 2060: A Global Vision of Long-term Growth
The Future of Economic Growth
Post-World War II Economy Booms with Soldiers Return to U.S.

// Music (in order of appearance)

Nifty Earth - Intertwine (Ft. Akhila Eechampati) via Indieshuffle
Rebeka - Davos - erfect Man via Earmilk
Vaults - Midnight River via Beautiful Buzz

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #91 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Paul in California
Eric in Washington, DC
David in Colorado
Luke in British Columbia

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Mar 21 2016

2hr 12mins

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[ Episode #90 // Missing Out ]

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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, it also changes our social relationships and mental environment in many subtle ways that can be challenging for brains that aren't too different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Can we develop a healthy relationship with modern digital technologies by thinking about what it really means to be human?

In Extraenvironmentalist #90 we talk with Christina Crook about The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, her book on developing intentional and deliberate relationships with today's communication technologies. Then, we speak with Andrew Zenn about his experience at a digital detox camp, where people choose to experience a technology fast for encountering new dynamics of relating and conversing.

// Books

The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World by Christina Crook

//Clips (in order of appearance)

Is the internet really ruining your attention span
What the internet is doing to our brains
How social media is rewiring our brains

// Music (in order of appearance)

Easy Star All-Stars feat. Kirsty Rock - Paranoid Android (Reggae Cover) via Soundcloud
Jim James - State Of The Art (Macando Remix) via Soundcloud
SOAK – “Digital Witness” (St. Vincent Cover) via Stereogum
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Tomas Barfod - Used to be (feat. Nina K) via Soundcloud

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #90 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Björn in Sweden
Andreas in Denmark
Carla in Quebec
Christopher in New York

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Dec 22 2015

1hr 50mins

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[ Autumn 2015 Interlude // Archaeoacoustics ]

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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.

// Music (in order of appearance)

St. Germain - Forget Me Not
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm - Four
B. DreadMan (John Talabot's Dusty Edit) via Soundcloud

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

 

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Oct 31 2015

1hr 39mins

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The Energy Transition Show – [Episode #0] – subscribe @ energytransitionshow.com

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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.com/ to subscribe.

Episode #0 features the conversation we had with Chris in XE #89 on how global macro trends are presently influencing the ongoing process of energy transition.

The first few episodes are slated for a regular Wednesday release over the coming weeks. Enjoy the show! We'd love to hear your feedback at podcast [at] extraenvironmentalist.com so be sure to let us know what you think.

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Sep 25 2015

44mins

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[ Episode #89 // How on Earth ]

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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 of the next century? By reversing the process that privatizes profits, would unsustainable trends and drivers of inequality be subverted? Can a modern media and journalism industry flourish within a not-for-profit framework?

In Extraenvironmentalist #89 we first speak with Donnie Maclurcan of the Post Growth Institute about their organization's upcoming book, How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050. Donnie explains ways that organizing business activities under the framework of not-for-profit enterprises can make meaningful change in the face of a seemingly intractable situation wrought by immense private wealth accumulation and slowing global growth.

In the second half of the show, we talk to Chris Nelder, host of the Energy Transition Show - the first regular podcast on the forthcoming XE Audio Network! We ask Chris about the ongoing contraction in US shale oil production during 2015 and the deteriorating financial condition of the industry in the face of a global deflationary undertow. The conversation is Episode #0 of the Energy Transition Show, which launches with Episode #1 beginning September 23.

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// Links and News Items

The Energy Transition Show - launching September 23rd

As We Lay Dying -
Stephen Jenkinson On How We Deny Our Mortality

// Books

How On Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050 by Donnie Maclurcan and Jennifer Hilton

// Music (in order of appearance)

Lazy Knuckles - Polyglot via Soundcloud
Eric Clapton - Change the World (Mac DeMarco Cover) via IndieShuffle
Freddie Frank - This Old Rig (1961)
Cavaliers of Fun - Wiki via Tracasseur
Tube & Berger - Disarray Feat. J.U.D.G.E

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #89 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Stephanie in North Carolina
Wally in North Carolina
Stephen from Australia

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Sep 16 2015

1hr 55mins

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[ Episode #88 // Resilience Imperative ]

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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, resilience is a more appropriate principle for reinventing and reorganizing our economic life. Is it possible to develop economic and financial arrangements that can emphasize aspects of humanity other than individual greed?

In Extraenvironmentalist #88 we discuss the Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy with co-authors Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty. We talk about ways to create a decentralized, cooperative steady-state economy that can work as an alternative to the highly globalized and financialized economic paradigm of today.

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// Links and News Items

Bloomberg: This Wharton Grad Wants You to Live in His Shipping Containers

China coal use falls: CO2 reduction this year could equal UK total emissions over same period

An example of how neoclassical economics works if we are immortal

Give me some China Investment Plays

// Books

The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-state Economy by Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty

// Extended Clips (in order of appearance)

[Break] - 41m

Economic globalization
Thomas Friedman's Three Eras of Globalization
CNBC: Europe survives in emerging markets keep growing
WSJ: Illustrating China's Shadow Banking Problem

[End]

Growth first. Then these other things can be dealt with, whatever they are.

// Music (in order of appearance)

Polodoore - But I Do via Soundcloud
Husky - Let it Happen (Tame Impala Cover) via Faster Louder
Nicholas Jaar - Tourists (Creange Remix) via IndieShuffle
Cavaliers of Fun - Wiki via Tracasseur
Polodoore - Ain't No Sunshine via Bandcamp

// Production Credits and Notes

Our editor Kevin via Sustainable Guidance Youtube Channel

Episode #88 was supported by donations from the following generous listeners:

Christopher from NY
Stephen in Australia

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Aug 17 2015

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[ Episode #87 // Permaculture Paradigm ]

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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 yield rather than the principle before depleting our most important stocks? In […]

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Jun 29 2015

1hr 58mins

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[ Episode #86 // Slow Money // Part C ]

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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? As we fail to describe the real cost of cheap food through our vocabulary and economics, and […]

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May 26 2015

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[ Episode #85 // Slow Money // Part B ]

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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 progress frames the creation of genetically modified organisms in an attempt to […]

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Apr 14 2015

2hr 22mins

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[ Episode #84 // Slow Money // Part A ]

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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. Values of efficiency and synchronized just-in-time deliveries have been served by a philosophy of capital-intensive financing for […]

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Mar 03 2015

1hr 58mins

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[ Episode #83 // Degrowth 2014 // Part B ]

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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, degrowth advocates aim to create an economic system that is compatible with the biosphere. Are the ideas and concepts of degrowth ready […]

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Dec 22 2014

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[ Episode #82 // Degrowth 2014 // Part A ]

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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, degrowth advocates aim to create an economic system that is compatible with the biosphere. Are the ideas and concepts of degrowth ready for a wider […]

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Sep 28 2014

1hr 9mins

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[ Episode #81 // Falling Empires ]

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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. Will the people of the US empire be able to regain democratic control over their communities as the political system fails? John Michael Greer returns […]

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Sep 02 2014

2hr 6mins

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[ Episode #80 // Dying Wisdom ]

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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. Can we each acknowledge the role of death in […]

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Aug 05 2014

1hr 18mins

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[ Episode #79 // Money System Mayhem? ]

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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, will campaigns of financial warfare push countries to abandon the dollar denominated financial regime? How does human nature and behavioral psychology […]

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Jul 01 2014

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[ Episode #78 // Open Knowledge Society ]

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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 consumption as a template for a decentralized and equitable post-growth economy? On Extraenvironmentalist #78 we discuss the FLOK Society Project with Michel Bauwens of […]

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Jun 02 2014

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