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Paul Wheaton is not for everybody, and that’s OK. For one, the dude curses. A fair amount. There’s a reason it’s marked “explicit.” Next the things he proposes are pretty far from the mainstream. Probably past your comfort level. I like listening to this podcast because it’s about building a better world through learning new things, instead of being angry at bad guys. Lord knows there’s enough to be angry about. Spend some time pondering alternatives.

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Change can be hard. Paul does great job in making new info fun and funny.

iTunes Ratings

115 Ratings
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80
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10

Only for cool people :-)

By BikeMac - Jan 20 2019
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Paul Wheaton is not for everybody, and that’s OK. For one, the dude curses. A fair amount. There’s a reason it’s marked “explicit.” Next the things he proposes are pretty far from the mainstream. Probably past your comfort level. I like listening to this podcast because it’s about building a better world through learning new things, instead of being angry at bad guys. Lord knows there’s enough to be angry about. Spend some time pondering alternatives.

Knowledge is Power

By b_begent - Apr 17 2014
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Change can be hard. Paul does great job in making new info fun and funny.
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Homesteading and Permaculture by Paul Wheaton

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Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more

Rank #1: podcast 396 – Jumpstarting Community

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In this podcast Jocelyn, Fred and Paul talk about the process of building community. There are lots of challenges including keeping things functional, clean and moving forward. They talk about developing relationships in a way that helps maintain the critical mass of a prospering community as well as all of the other projects that are upcoming at Wheaton Labs. They are looking for a few folks to help out renting structures out for events, building community, developing Salatin-like fiefdoms with some serious commissions for the right people. There's a lot of things that go into building a stable community and they touch on a few key things in this podcast.

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Relevant Threads

Building community
Wheaton labs Main Page
Peasant PDC
Homesteader PDC ATC

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Lisa Goodspeed
Keith Kuhnsman
thomas adams
Jocelyn Campbell
Julia Mason
Bill Erickson
Dominic Crolius
Josh Phillips
wade L
Suleiman ALAQEL
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Full Name
Miroslav Ultrama
James Tutor
David Ingraham
Scott Reid
Wayne Fajkus

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Mar 23 2018
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Rank #2: 381 – Heating with less wood – part 1

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In this podcast, Paul and Jocelyn talk about how they heated their home with only 0.6 cords of wood. They take the rocket mass heater in the Fisher Price house as a case study.

It is December in Montana and they only get about 6 hrs of sunlight at this time of year. Cloudy days seem to make the days feel even shorter. Montana days are cold and crisp unlike those in Seattle. The RMH used about 1/2 cord of wood and lots of people called Paul a liar. A cord is 4x4x8 so half a cord is 4x4x4. The fisher price house uses a pea gravel style RMH. Paul created a log to track indoor and outdoor temperature and the wood used for the season. 0.60 cords were used in 2016/2017. One person on the forums told Paul that they need to weigh the wood but Paul feels that weighing the wood is kind of silly. Most people measure a cord of wood by volume and not by weight. Paul likes the idea of measuring the wood use by volume and is not all that concerned with btu’s. What really matters to Paul is the use of the wood and how much is used. One interest is hardwood versus softwood and most wood around the farm is soft. There are currently 12 RMHs on the farm and a bunch of others in various states of completion. Paul does buy wood at times depending on priorities. Firewood is something that is gathered when time allows and sometimes it can take a long time. The last winter would have needed about 6 cords with a conventional wood stove. The house is about 1400 sq ft. It is a double wide and because it is not on a foundation it can be pretty cold. The RMH in the Fisher Price house is on the 4 dvd set. It has a stainless steel barrel. Pebble style is working very well. Not as good as cob but pretty good. Pebble is way more portable than cob. This RMH was built in October of 2013 and then modified in January of 2015. The modification worked well but the pebbles were added over the summer and now it is working great. The wood is stored in bookshelves/cubby holes near the stove. Jocelyn does not like building RMHs but she does like using them. Jocelyn likes the radiant heat. When it is cold at the house and the RMH is not run the forced hot air heater kicks on every 15 minutes and it sounds like a jet engine. The RMH is silent in comparison. The wood used is more sustainable as well. Other people in the valley create lots more smoke with their conventional stoves. The exhaust temperature is close to room temperature and is very clean burning. Starting the RMH sometimes creates a small amount of smoke if you use Ernie’s method. Paul and Jocelyn try to create a smokeless fire when they start by pushing the starter paper down into the feed tube before trying to light it. There is a discussion of paper towels and paper napkins that were recycled and how they are not good in compost. Paul’s preferred method is to use a propane torch to start his fires. The arc lighter is also a good tool to use to start the fire. Jocelyn prefers refillable butane lighters. A discussion of where the RMH is placed in the home begins and Paul does not like having the mass in the middle of the room. People tend to put laptops up on the mass and that’s not so good. Last winter had lots of days below zero and snow on the ground from November to March. The temp inside was kept around 69. The thermostat was set up in the dining room next to the kitchen. Paul wanted the thermostat to be influenced only by conventional heat. The floor had to be reinforced to hold the weight and this is covered in the dvd set. The RMH is not quite done yet. There is some granite still missing but they are working to get the last pieces of granite ordered and installed. As winter progressed they got more efficient at using the RMH. In the summer the mass acted as a heat sink. On days of feast people cooking would help heat the house so they did not need to use the RMH. Several windows in the house were frozen open which contributed to heat escaping the house. It was also important to leave a window open when starting the RMH. Once the fire is going fans can be on but at the end of the fire fans can draw smoke back into house.

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Relevant Threads

Rocket mass heater forum
pebble style rmh - in the fisher price house
Better Wood Heat: DIY Rocket Mass Heater Videos
Podcast 315 - More on Rocket Mass Heaters with Ernie and Erica Wisner Part 1
all of the rocket mass heaters and rocket stoves at wheaton labs (with pics!)

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Keith Kuhnsman
thomas adams
Jocelyn Campbell
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
Josh Phillips
wade L
Suleiman ALAQEL
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Full Name
Doug Barth
James Tutor
David Ingraham

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This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog.

Dec 26 2017
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Rank #3: podcast 432 – Zach Weiss – Spring Terrace – Part1

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Zach Weiss and Paul talk Sepp and Spring Terraces.
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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Mar 09 2019
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Rank #4: podcast 450 – BWB Mowable Meadow – Part1

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Paul and Shawn talk about the Better World Book. Paul reads from the chapter on Mowable Meadows.

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More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

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Aug 17 2019
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Rank #5: podcast 426 – Cowspiracy – part1

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Paul and Shawn talk about the film Cowspiracy, which talks about the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Part 1 of 2.

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Jan 30 2019
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Rank #6: podcast 448 – Problem is the Solution – Part1

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Paul and Jocelyn talk about updates on Wheaton Labs, and how the "Problem is the Solution". Part 1 of 2.
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More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog.

Aug 07 2019
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Rank #7: podcast 451 – BWB Mowable Meadow – Part2

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Paul and Shawn talk about the Better World Book. Paul reads from the chapter on Mowable Meadows.

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More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

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Aug 17 2019
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Rank #8: 388 – Permaculture Smackdown on Kickstarters

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This is the podcast for the Permaculture Smackdown with Josiah Wallingford, Cliff, Michelle and Tuesday! Cliff Ponder was in the boot program at Wheaton Labs. Michelle was there as well, she wasn’t a boot but she did lots of things. They were there for the 2017 PDC and ATC and there they met Josiah. They have a Kickstarter going on RIGHT NOW (ends February 22) and they asked for Paul’s advice, and they implemented it.

Josiah says one of the best things about a PDC is the people you meet, and Cliff and Michelle were some of the best things about the 2017 PDC for him. The Ponders showed up in March, there was still snow. Cliff helped out with the broken well comedy. They showed up to be gappers and then Paul offered that if Cliff put in some weeks as a boot, he could take the PDC.

Paul really wants this Kickstarter to succeed. These are 3 people who have donated much time and effort to Paul’s projects.This is not just a tour with documentation, the main project is producing these courses. Each person they visit is going to teach something you may want to know. The courses will have interactivity - you will “meet” like minded people in the other folks taking the course along with you and be able to have your questions answered. There will be live events where you can directly interact with the instructor and your classmates.

Paul notes he’s put a lot of his stuff into the Kickstarter pledge levels - please go and see what they are offering!

Credit: Julia Winter and Craig Dobbson

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Relevant Threads

Josiah's thread
Josiah's Kickstarter
Another YT video about the Kickstarter
2018 PDC
2018 Peasant PDC
2018 ATC

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Lisa Goodspeed
Keith Kuhnsman
thomas adams
Jocelyn Campbell
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
Josh Phillips
wade L
Suleiman ALAQEL
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Full Name
Doug Barth
Miroslav Ultrama
James Tutor
David Ingraham

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Feb 20 2018
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Rank #9: podcast 428 – Bits-n-Bobs – part1

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Paul and Jocelyn talk about bits and bobs about the lab and running events. Part 1 of 2.

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Feb 05 2019
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Rank #10: podcast 407 – Making Communities Work

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Paul and Jocelyn start the podcast with a short discussion about the previous podcast, Mr. Slappy Finding Joy, and discuss how to start to design a system that works without requiring a "Mr. Slappy". In Paul's opinion the first step to solving a problem is identifying the problem and in this case Paul takes time to talk about people's natural tendency towards resentment and how that impacts projects and community. Jocelyn points out it is common for a people to lay the blame for issues on others and fail to take personal responsibility for their issues and failures and how difficult it is to work with people who always seem to have an excuse.

Paul and Jocelyn then move on to talking about the current job opening for a rental/events manager and they discuss what the job involves and the type of person or people they are looking for. It's possible the rental/event manager might be a position that could be filled by more than one person and definitely needs to have people involved who can figure out issues and work out problems without giving up.

Jocelyn discusses her time as a guest instructor at the Peasant PDC and being able to give the participants a reality check about how much work it actually takes to add event income to your homestead. It is then discussed how the basic framework for creating, hosting and advertising events already exists at Wheaton Labs and how that infrastructure could be expanded and grown into a full-time career for the right individual or possibly a team of individuals with varied strengths working together.

The podcast moves on to discussing the recent Peasant PDC. A former event manager was supposed to be an assistant instructor for the Peasant PDC but left before the event. Ernie and Erica Wisner arranged to come early to the event and Erica stepped up and took over the preparations for the event, as well as setting up a free workshop prior to the PDC. Ernie had to leave because of a flair-up of his on-going health issues and Erica returned and taught all the classes herself. Paul and Jocelyn can't say enough good things about Erica, her work ethic and positive attitude.

The Peasant PDC format allows guest instructors who might be in the area to teach segments of the class and see if their skills and knowledge might fit well into the more formal PDC structure. There was to be no food provided to Peasant PDC participants but Paul and Jocelyn did end up providing a variety of staples to the group as well as allowing the students to harvest wild greens and other food from the lab, including eating Paul's most magnificent rhubarb plant down to the nubs.

The discussion turns to other systems and opportunities that are available at the labs. Paul would also like to get an education coordinator onsite to teach the Peasant PDC and possibly other onsite events. There is also room for a resident natural builder, possibly building turnkey Wofati's and selling them. Paul and Jocelyn's long-range plan has always been to move into a Wofati on the property but it has taken longer than anticipated to get infrastructure, including multiple Wofati's, built on the labs. It also turns out a lot of time is still being spent on garbage clean-up.

Things have not turned out exactly as expected in the five years that Wheaton Labs has been in existence but things are in a constant state of building and growing and many people have been provided with educational and hands-on learning opportunities over the years. Because of the nature of the labs some projects are in need of repair or replacement and many projects are partially completed or need to be rebuilt. Paul and Jocelyn are constantly evaluating and improving the systems. Also discussed is the many opportunities to promote affiliate programs that are currently available for people to leverage and make connections to other networks and promote permies.com

The podcast winds up with Paul and Jocelyn talking about passing through Helena Montana on their recent road trip and taking a look at a community permaculture site that was setup several years ago by Jessica Peterson, a recent guest instructor at the 2018 Homestead PDC. Paul was minimally involved as member of the original group invited to help design the property at a Permaculture event set up by Jessica and he critiques the current state of the site and points out things he likes and things he would have done differently.

Credit: Eric Tolbert

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Relevant Threads

Rental/Event Manger Position
Peasant PDC
Wheaton Labs PDC
Appropriate Technology Course
Ernie and Erica Wisner
Wheat Labs Bootcamp Program
Paul's World Domination Gardening
Jessica Peterson Urban Regenerative Homesteading

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Full Name
Bill Crim
wade L
James Tutor
Suleiman ALAQEL
Josh Phillips
Jocelyn Campbell
Jason Hower
Ash Jackson
thomas adams
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
David Ingraham
Miroslav Ultrama
Bill Erickson
Lisa Goodspeed
G Cooper
Wayne Fajkus
Eivind W. Bjoerkavaag
Keith Kuhnsman
Dylan Butler
Dana Martin
Cody W.

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Aug 14 2018
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Rank #11: podcast 392 – Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding – part 1

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In this podcast Paul and Jocelyn sit down with Joseph Lofthouse and talk about seeds, plants, breeding plants and foraging. Joseph is known and admired for the specific way that he breeds plants to achieve results that few other plant breeders have been able to duplicate. Joseph is passing through wheaton labs on his way to an organic plant breeders conference and along his journey will be teaching a little bit about what he's up to.

Joseph is a landrace gardener which means he breeds plants to be genetically diverse so that they can be more resilient to all that nature can throw at them as well as be super delicious and reliable. The result is a plant variety that can adapt and overcome a wide range of conditions and circumstances that most other plant of that species cannot. Joseph uses no soil amendments, fertilizers, compost or mulch in his garden. Growing in poor soils allows Joseph to select only the absolute best performing plants. Because of this, when other people grow his seeds in their own fertile soils, they often have outstanding results.

This is part one in a series of talks with Joseph. Be sure to look out for part two coming soon.

Credit: Craig Dobbson

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Relevant Threads

podcast 392 - Joseph Lofthouse on plant breeding - part 1
Joseph's profile page
Photos from Joseph's garden
Joseph's seeds for sale
Joseph's website

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Lisa Goodspeed
Keith Kuhnsman
thomas adams
Jocelyn Campbell
Julia Mason
Bill Erickson
Dominic Crolius
Josh Phillips
wade L
Suleiman ALAQEL
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Full Name
Miroslav Ultrama
James Tutor
David Ingraham

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Mar 06 2018
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Rank #12: podcast 394 – Permaculture Smackdown on Appropriate Technology

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In this podcast Josiah and Paul have a good talk about the Appropriate Technology Course that is going to be taught at Wheaton Labs this year. Paul and Josiah discuss what they think are the types of technologies that are applicable to the realm of permaculture. They talk about how these technologies are used to help reduce the amount of toxic stuff in our environment. Much of the talk is about energy tech, such as rocket mass heaters, food dehydrators and electric tractors.

They talk for a while about the structure and layout of the ATC (Appropriate Technology Course), as well as a new event for the year, called the Brown and Purple Schmoozaroo at Allerton Abbey. This will be a community building event for folks who want to mingle and dabble in the Wheaton Lab events, but don't want to get overwhelmed with laborious ATC activities all day long. It's a little more laid back approach to making permaculture community. It's free to anyone who has already been to the lab before and you can stay for a few days or all five weeks. This event coincides with the Peasant PDC.

The biggest project that will be handled during the ATC, will be a complete overhaul of the electric tractor. So many modifications need to be made, but once it's complete, the tractor will be one of the biggest assets at Wheaton Labs. Come on out to the ATC, PDC, Peasant PDC or the Schmoozaroo. All the links are located below.

Credit: Craig Dobbson

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Relevant Threads

2018 PDC, ATC info page
2018 brown and purple schmoozaroo at allerton abbey
The 2018 Peasant PDC at Wheaton Labs
All of the best stuff at Wheaton Labs

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Lisa Goodspeed
Keith Kuhnsman
thomas adams
Jocelyn Campbell
Julia Mason
Bill Erickson
Dominic Crolius
Josh Phillips
wade L
Suleiman ALAQEL
Ash Jackson is The Scrollbard
Jason Hower
Bill Crim
Full Name
Miroslav Ultrama
James Tutor
David Ingraham
Scott Reid
Wayne Fajkus

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This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog.

Mar 11 2018
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Rank #13: podcast 446 – PEP1 Event – part1

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Coco is now the Event Coordinator and Manager of Things at Wheaton labs, and Paul has a podcast to talk all about Coco and events and PEP. Part 1 of 2.

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Bill Crim
anonymous
Wade Luger
Kerry JustTooLazy
Jocelyn Campbell jocelyncampbell.com
havokeachday https://www.instagram.com/havokeachday/
thomas adams
Seth Gregory
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Bill Erickson
G Cooper
David Ingraham
Kyle Neath
HL Tyler
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Penny McLoughlin
Mark
Mehron Kugler
Dana Martin
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Keith Kuhnsman
Candace Dahlk
Rita Bliden
Eric Tolbert
Greg Martin

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Jul 25 2019
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Rank #14: podcast 405 – Review of Wild Wild Country

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell discuss the new Netflix documentary, Wild Wild Country, a six-part mini-series delving into the events surrounding spiritual guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh when he moved his ashram from India to Oregon in 1981 and what transpired after the move. Paul and Jocelyn begin the podcast with a review of the show, discuss the thoughts and reactions that they experienced while viewing the documentary and share some of their views on community.

Paul and Jocelyn explore the strained relationship between the Rajineesh religious community and their closest local neighbors in the town of Antelope, Oregon. Eventually conflicts between the groups leads to an extreme hatred between the two groups and an escalation of harassment and bad behavior on both sides.

Paul draws a loose conclusion between the "weirdness" of the Rajineesh and the perceived "weirdness" of Permaculture enthusiasts. Paul and Jocelyn continue on to explore their individual takes on what is or is not a "cult" and if the group of Rajineesh rose to the level of a cult. Conversation moves on to some facts about the Rajineesh community and their Antelope, Oregon neighbors. Jocelyn then spends some time commenting on how difficult it is to watch a community be so closed minded and hateful towards other people who are different from themselves.

Wrapping up Paul talks about how the entire attempt by the Rajineesh to create their own community and the problems they faced are more the norm than the utopian view that most people envision when they think of intentional community. Paul talks about the level of conflict and friction that can occur between people attempting a different type of lifestyle, like Permaculture, and neighbors, family and friends who are not on board with people who are attempting a way that is different than their own.

Jocelyn shares how fortunate they are to be able to be in a situation where she and Paul are able to live life more on their own terms. Jocelyn points out that building community and relationships is an important part of Permaculture but sometimes you just can't build a positive relationship with some people.

Ending on a positive note Paul comments that he has brought himself to a place where he is strategically living in such a way to minimize the possibility of headaches and feels it going pretty well.

Credit: Eric Tolbert

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Relevant Threads

Wild Wild Country
Bhagwan Rajineesh
Paul Wheaton discusses Intentional Community
Visiting Wheaton Labs

Discussion

You can discuss this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Full Name
Bill Crim
wade L
James Tutor
Suleiman ALAQEL
Josh Phillips
Jocelyn Campbell
Jason Hower
Ash Jackson
thomas adams
Julia Mason
Dominic Crolius
David Ingraham
Miroslav Ultrama
Bill Erickson
Lisa Goodspeed
G Cooper
Wayne Fajkus
Eivind W. Bjoerkavaag
Keith Kuhnsman
Dylan Butler
Dana Martin
Cody W.

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Jul 31 2018
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Rank #15: podcast 408 – Listener questions – Part 1

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Paul Wheaton and Jocelyn Campbell are on a road trip to the Seattle area. They discuss and answer listener questions and catch people up on what is happening at Wheaton Labs.

Paul starts off explaining how a "glitch" at Patreon causes a surprise for Paul. Paul is very busy, so in an effort to spread the Permaculture word he compensates some individuals to help him produce, edit and distribute his podcasts and videos. The "glitch" caused Paul to rework his Patreon account and split it into one channel for Podcasts and one channel for Videos, so people who want to support him through Patreon can choose just one or both.

Paul then moves on to talking about creating the "Tango" Trail that accesses a part of the property that was hard to get to before the trail. The Trail was improved by a lot of the work performed by a visiting boot who was at Wheaton Labs on a working vacation. Jocelyn then reads a lovely note from Patreon supporter Chris Sugg, thanking Paul for all the work he has put into the universe and how being introduced to Permaculture has changed his life. Paul spends some time explaining how grateful he is to his supporters and how he hopes that support will continue in the future.

Paul and Jocelyn then spend a bit of time going over upcoming events at Wheaton Labs, including a Roundwood Timber Framing Event happening from September 24th thru October 5th, 2018, the Kickstarter Rocket Oven Pizza Party October 5th thru 7th, 2018 and the exciting news that a spec Wofati (built on contract for sale after completion) is going to be built. The site will be an acre with a full Wofati, hugelkultur beds, a garden and surrounded by junk pole fence that will be available for purchase after building completion. The Wofati project has a builder but they are looking for people to participate as paid builders/designers for the fence and the garden portion of the project.

After the Lab update Paul reveals that Amy Grisak, a freelance writer for New Pioneer magazine, has asked Paul to answer some questions relating to Permaculture for an upcoming article, so Paul answers the following questions (with help and insight from Jocelyn):

What is the big deal with Permaculture?

What has the enormous hugelkultur bed done for you?

What is your opinion of Honey bees vs. Native Bees?

The first part of the podcast ends after a discussion of Honey Bees and "Native" pollinators and the remainder of Amy's questions will be covered in upcoming podcast 409.

Credit: Eric Tolbert

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Aug 31 2018
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Rank #16: podcast 438 – Wishes – Part1

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Paul and Jocelyn talk about their wish lists for wheaton Labs. As well as a bit about the PDC and ATC.

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Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
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Kerry JustTooLazy
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thomas adams
Seth Gregory
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Bill Erickson
G Cooper
David Ingraham
Kyle Neath
HL Tyler
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Penny McLoughlin
Mark
Mehron Kugler
Dana Martin
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Keith Kuhnsman
Candace Dahlk
Rita Bliden
Eric Tolbert
Greg Martin

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Apr 30 2019
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Rank #17: podcast 441 – Wofati QA – part1

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Wofati Q&A with Paul and Shawn. Part 1
All about lessons learned, things to improve, and things to avoid.

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This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Bill Crim
anonymous
Wade Luger
Kerry JustTooLazy
Jocelyn Campbell jocelyncampbell.com
havokeachday https://www.instagram.com/havokeachday/
thomas adams
Seth Gregory
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Bill Erickson
G Cooper
David Ingraham
Kyle Neath
HL Tyler
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Penny McLoughlin
Mark
Mehron Kugler
Dana Martin
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Keith Kuhnsman
Candace Dahlk
Rita Bliden
Eric Tolbert
Greg Martin

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May 09 2019
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Rank #18: podcast 437 – David Attenborough – The Facts review

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Paul and Jocelyn review David Attenborough's new film "Climate Change: The Facts"
Credit: Bill Crim

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This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Dr. Hugh Gill Kultur
Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Bill Crim
anonymous
Wade Luger
Kerry JustTooLazy
Jocelyn Campbell jocelyncampbell.com
havokeachday https://www.instagram.com/havokeachday/
thomas adams
Seth Gregory
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Bill Erickson
G Cooper
David Ingraham
Kyle Neath
HL Tyler
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Penny McLoughlin
Mark
Mehron Kugler
Dana Martin
Pasquale DeAngelis
Sean Benedict
Keith Kuhnsman
Candace Dahlk
Rita Bliden
Eric Tolbert
Greg Martin

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Apr 29 2019
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Rank #19: podcast 427 – Cowspiracy – part2

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Paul and Shawn talk about the film Cowspiracy, which talks about the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Part 2 of 2.

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Show notes and discussion

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This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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Feb 01 2019
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Rank #20: podcast 423 – better world book – finance – part1

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Paul and Shawn talk to Jacob Lund Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme fame. They go over the a chapter in detail with Jacob’s comments. Jacob and Paul talked about the value of the Wheaton Eco scale and how scales like that are useful.

Credit: Bill Crim

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Show notes and discussion

More information and discussion of this podcast on this thread at Permies.

This podcast was made possible thanks to:

Suleiman, Karrie, and Sasquatch
Bill Crim
Kerry JustTooLazy
anonymous
Wade Luger
Jocelyn Campbell
havokeachday
thomas adams
Sasquatch
Julia Winter, world's slowest mosaic artist
Dominic Crolius
Eivind W. Bjørkavåg
Seth Gregory
Bill Erickson
David Ingraham
Michelle Martin
G Cooper
Miroslav Ultrama
Matthew Johnson
Lisa Goodspeed
Dylan Butler
Kyle Neath
Penny McLoughlin
HL Tyler
Dana Martin
Keith Kuhnsman
Mark
Arturo Ceron
Eric Tolbert
Mehron Kugler
Sean Benedict

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This post comes from the RichSoil.com Permaculture Blog.

Jan 18 2019
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