The Lentil Underground: Dr. Liz Carlisle

Episode 132: Can planting lentils be a radical act? Yes, if you live in a small conservative farming town in Montana, circa 1976. That was the year David Oien moved back to his family’s farm and planted a crop of lentils. This marked the beginning…

Joseph Simcox, Botanical Explorer

Episode 126: Joseph Simcox is a botanical explorer, ethnobotanist, international lecturer, and expert in food plants from around the world. In this free-ranging conversation, Joseph talks about the potential that we have to transform the planet in positive ways, how we can become “Giant Enrichers”…

You Can Build This: Rabble Housers

Episode 123: In this episode I speak with Mary Alford of Rabble Housers. Mary Alford is a professional engineer and expert in energy optimization and sustainable building practices. The Rabble House is a 600 square foot home designed to be built by individuals, groups, and/or…

City Repair- From Space to Place

Visionary architect Mark Lakeman talks about the inception of the City Repair movement and his mission of creating villages within cities. By reclaiming urban spaces, we can transform cities into places of beauty, art, creativity, and connection. http://traffic.libsyn.com/pdcastsusworldradio/MarkLakeman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration:…

A New Dream for Naples on the Gaviota Coast

For years this beautiful site has been a battleground between environmentalists who believe in preservation of the land and developers who want to turn nature into dollar bills.

What Can Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Learn From a Worm?

After reading the small (and beautiful) book, Slow Money by Woody Tasch, I believe that Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein and other heavyweights in the “Too Big to Fail” financial sector might be well-advised to carefully observe, take note of, and even hang out with some earthworms.

Buy Nothing Day- Isn’t It Time to Stop Shopping?

Episode 63: Will you be at the mall on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year? Interview with Brian Highley of Adbusters about Buy Nothing Day (BND); a 24 hour moratorium on consumer spending. BND is a…

Permaculture in Africa- Food and Empowerment

Episode 39: Mugove Walter Nyika, coordinator of the 9th International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9), talks about the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPC9).  The IPC9 was held in Africa in November of 2009. Walter discusses the history of Permaculture in Africa, what participants can expect to…

Slow Money & Nurture Capitalism

Episode 32: Woody Tasch, author of the book Slow Money speaks to Jill Cloutier (Sustainable World Radio) and Wes Roe (Santa Barbara Permaculture Network) about nurture capitalism, the soil of the economy, and ideas for creating a financial system that serves people, place, and nature as much…

Irreverent Reverends

My time with both Reverends was inspiring, invigorating, and entertaining. It was the most fun I’ve ever had with the clergy.

Reverend Billy on Creative Activism

Episode 28: Part 2 of an interview with Reverend Billy and Reverend Sidney Lanier of the Church of Stop Shopping. They discuss the collapse of the wall between church and theatre, how the Church of Stop Shopping was born, what it’s like to be arrested…

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping- Part 1

Episode 27:  KCSB programmer Ted Coe and Sustainable World Radio’s Jill Cloutier met with Reverend Billy and Reverend Sidney Lanier to discuss the collapse of the wall between church and theatre, how the Church of Stop Shopping was born, what it’s like to be…

The Power of Permaculture with Geoff Lawton and Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton

Episode 25:  Geoff Lawton is an internationally renowned permaculture educator, consultant and practitioner. Nadia Abu Yahia Lawton travels with Geoff for aid project and permaculture consulting work and assists in teaching permaculture design courses. In this interview at Quail Springs, Geoff and Nadia talk…

Dangerous Beauty- The Unregulated Cosmetics Industry

Episode 24: Stacy Malkan, Communications Director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and author of the new book, Not Just a Pretty Face- The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, delves deeply into the dark side of the beauty industry. In this interview, Stacy talks…

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