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Made for audiophiles and nature lovers alike, Future Ecologies is a podcast about the many ways we relate to our living planet. Every episode weaves together narrative storytelling, informative interviews, and science communication, supported by evocative soundscapes and music. Join us each month for a bold inquiry of how our attitude towards nature shapes every aspect of who we are. Continue Reading >>
Made for audiophiles and nature lovers alike, Future Ecologies is a podcast about the many ways we relate to our living planet. Every episode weaves together narrative storytelling, informative interviews, and science communication, supported by evocative soundscapes and music. Join us each month for a bold inquiry of how our attitude towards nature shapes every aspect of who we are. << Show Less
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Future Ecologies presents: The Wind Listening to The Disintegration Loops during wildfire season — a review of William Basinski’s seminal album as a meditation on looping thoughts, physical disintegration, and fire.– – –Subscribe to The Wind wherever you get your podcasts, and visit thewind.orgYou can find a transcript of this episode at https://the-wind.simplecast.com/episodes/the-disintegration-loops/transcript
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Future Ecologies presents: The Wind Listening to The Disintegration Loops during wildfire season — a review of William Basinski’s seminal album as a meditation on looping thoughts, physical disintegration, and fire.– – –Subscribe to The Wind wherever you get your podcasts, and visit thewind.orgYou can find a transcript of this episode at https://the-wind.simplecast.com/episodes/the-disintegration-loops/transcript
FE4.5 - Model Citizens: Bearly Legal (Part 2) The North American Model is just one story of how wildlife conservation can be practiced. In part 2 of this mini-series we tell another: of restorative human–predator relationships and local self-determination.We're bringing you a success story from the Great Bear Rainforest, and another articulation of how we can relate to wildlife — complete with its own set of guiding principles, naturally.For musical credits, citations, and more, click here.Click here for Part 1– — – — – —Just over 200 people are making Future Ecologies possible on Patreon!Meet them all at futureecologies.net/patronsYou too can join our community and help the show to grow @ patreon.com/futureecologies
FE4.4 - Model Citizens: Fair Game (Part 1) North America abounds in wildlife — but why?At the turn of the last century, many observers believed that species that we take for granted today would disappear forever. In this episode, we share a story about the way that wildlife conservation came to be practiced, the lives that it privileged, and the lives that it left out.But despite any controversy, one aspect of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (or "the NAM" for our purposes) is indisputable: its principles explain the landscape of laws and institutions in which North Americans enjoy nature today.– – –For musical credits, citations, and more, click here.– – –Future Ecologies is only possible with the support of you, our listeners!Our patrons get early episode releases + other bonus content, a community discord server (which runs the gamut from meme trading, recipes and fermentation, nature sightings, media suggestions, to discussions on environmental restoration), plus stickers, patches, and more!We are an independent and unaffiliated podcast. Listener contributions make it possible for us to keep producing stories that matter, make them sound great, and keep them ad-free.Join our community of supporting listeners on Patreon for as little as $1/month
FE4.3 - A Tiny Wilderness What can a brand new patch of nature tell us about Europe's ancient history?In this episode, we touch down in the Netherlands, where an unconventional experiment (the Oostvaardersplassen) has shaken up both the field of ecology and Dutch society. What started as a bird watcher’s obsession with thousands of trekking geese, led to a criticism of one of the central tenets in ecology: ecosystem succession.Enter a counter-theory that would return the rarest of birds, butterflies, and a once-extinct mega mammal to one of the most densely populated countries on earth.For photos, transcripts, citations, and musical credits, head to www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-4-3-a-tiny-wilderness– – –Future Ecologies is independent and ad-free. This podcast is possible thanks to our supporters on PatreonJoin our community of supporting listeners (for as little as $1 per month) for access to early releases, a rad discord server, and more:✨https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies ✨If you'd prefer to support the show with a one-time donation, you can do so at https://www.futureecologies.net/donateAnd if you can't support the show financially, you can always leave us a nice rating (or even a review) wherever you listen. We post our favourites at https://www.futureecologies.net/#reviews 💖
FE4.2 - Terminal At the heart of the Salish Sea lies the Fraser River Estuary: home to over half of the population of the Province of British Columbia, thousands of endemic species, and one world-famous pod of orcas. But as the human population of the region has grown in recent decades, wildlife populations — including salmonids, orcas, and over 100 species at risk — have been plummeting.As economic imperatives press up against ecological thresholds, a mega-project that has been in development for over a decade is poised to further alter the character of the estuary, with massive implications for the health of Salish Sea and its many residents.In this episode, we introduce you to the most controversial mega-project you've never heard of, and ask: can we find ways to hear each other through all the noise?– – –For lots of photos, transcripts, citations, musical credits, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's responses to our questions, head to www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-4-2-terminalFor more information on how to take action on the RBT2 public comment period (open until March 15, 2022), see Raincoast Conservation’s guide– – –Future Ecologies is independent and ad-free. This podcast is possible thanks to our supporters on PatreonJoin our community of supporting listeners for access to early releases, a rad discord server, and more✨https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies ✨If you'd prefer to support the show with a one-time donation, you can do so at https://www.futureecologies.net/donateAnd if you can't support the show financially, you can always leave us a nice rating (or even a review) wherever you listen. We post our favourites at https://www.futureecologies.net/#reviews 💖
FE4.1 - FOREST / GARDEN Are agriculture and biodiversity always at odds? In the late 1970s, a radical environmental movement rejected this dichotomy — rebuking conventional farming in favour of holistic & mutualistic principles, with the dual promise of plentiful food and a vibrant ecosystem.When Permaculture was first articulated, it emerged from a simple question: why don’t our food systems look more like forests? In the tropics, traditional Indigenous agriculture integrated perennial foods crops so densely that their gardens had often been mistaken for jungle.Inspired by these techniques, permaculturists adapted forest gardening for the temperate world. But, in their enthusiasm, they too may have been missing the forest for the trees.Wherever you are, whatever you're going through, we hope you find solace by spending some time with us — in the garden.– – –For musical credits, episode transcript, citations, and more:https://www.futureecologies.net/listen/fe-4-1-forest-garden🌱Future Ecologies is independent and ad-free. This podcast is possible thanks to our supporters on PatreonJoin our community of supporting listeners for access to early releases, a rad discord server, and more✨https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies ✨
Future Ecologies presents: Race Against Climate Change We're featuring another guest episode. This time, from Canada's National Observer: a new podcast called Race Against Climate ChangeEpisode 1 – How We EatSUMMARY:Everybody’s gotta eat, but who’s feeding us, and what else are we eating up along the way? In this episode we chew on the ways our food affects our climate, and what can be done about it. Professor and author Lenore Newman discusses food security and this summer’s heat dome with National Observer founder Linda Solomon Wood. Plus, the surge in regenerative farming in Canada, and a future of real beef with no real cows. Yes, you read that right.GUESTS:● Robyn Bunn, Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture● Fawn Jackson, climate lead for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association● Karen Ross, director of Farmers for Climate Solutions.● Lenore Newman, Director of the Food and Agriculture Institute and Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment at the University of the Fraser Valley● Isha Datar, Executive Director of New HarvestFind more episodes of Race Against Climate Change wherever you enjoy podcasts, or on their website: nationalobserver.com/podcast/race-against-climate-change (where transcripts are also available)– – –Support Future Ecologies Season 4 for as little as $1/month to get access to our rad discord server and other fun perks: patreon.com/futureecologiesBrowse our episode archive and explore our website: futureecologies.netSay hi to us on social media: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, iNaturalist
Future Ecologies presents: MEDIA INDIGENA We're featuring another podcast we think should be in your feed (if it isn't already): MEDIA INDIGENA.This episode, originally released on May 27 2021, features a conversation with Dr. Max Liboiron – Director of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research, and author of the new book Pollution is Colonialism.Don't miss Part Two of this important discussion. Find episode 259 of MEDIA INDIGENA wherever you listen to podcasts, or visit https://mediaindigena.libsyn.com/pollution-is-colonialism-part-two-ep-259For a copy of Dr. Liboiron's book: https://www.dukeupress.edu/pollution-is-colonialismFor more on the CLEAR Lab: https://civiclaboratory.nl/– – –Thanks to all our Patrons who are making Future Ecologies Season 4 possible.To join our community, hang out with us on discord, get stickers, patches, and bonus audio content, head to https://www.patreon.com/futureecologies
Future Ecologies presents: How to Save a Planet We’ve got an amazing 4th Season headed your way! While we’ve got our heads down for the rest of the year, we’re going to feature some episodes from other podcasts we think you’ll love.First up is an episode from the kind folks at How to Save a Planet. Dedicated Future Ecologies listeners might notice that this episode connects nicely with some of the work we covered in our first season, specifically episodes six and nine. There’s fire, there’s dam removal, there’s land back, and much more.Find more episodes of H2SAP on Spotify or at how2saveaplanet.show– – –PS. Our amazing supporters on Patreon are not only making our Season 4 possible, they’re keeping it ad-free for everyone to enjoy. If you are in a position to help (even just $1/month), it goes a long way. We’re almost at 200 supporting listeners, so please join us at patreon.com/futureecologiesPPS. Listen on for a big announcement before the episode 📻(& send your campus and community radio stations to futureecologies.net/radio )
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