6 episodes

Welcome to Nutopia, a documentary-style series exploring radical ideas, new myths and social movements for a positive future shaped by community, re-enchantment, sustainability, ecology, creativity, magic and compassion. Don’t worry about poe-faced beard-stroking, there’s plenty of mischief, weirdness and fun to be had.
Written and presented by Sony award-winning broadcaster David Bramwell.
With generous support from the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Hawkwood College.

Adventures in Nutopia David Bramwell

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to Nutopia, a documentary-style series exploring radical ideas, new myths and social movements for a positive future shaped by community, re-enchantment, sustainability, ecology, creativity, magic and compassion. Don’t worry about poe-faced beard-stroking, there’s plenty of mischief, weirdness and fun to be had.
Written and presented by Sony award-winning broadcaster David Bramwell.
With generous support from the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Hawkwood College.

    Come On, Pilgrim

    Come On, Pilgrim

    Come On, Pilgrim 

    In 2019 artist Daisy Campbell led 69 seekers on a pilgrimage from the Cerne Giant to CERN in Switzerland and back. Their intention? To ‘immanentise the eschaton.’ David was there to see them off, dressed in a gold robe for a ritual to awaken the sleeping giant. Why did they do it? Did they succeed? What is the eschaton? Daisy shares the full adventure and the processes involved in creating a pilgrimage from scratch. We’ll also meet scientist Rupert Sheldrake and Guy Hayward of the British Pilgrimage Trust to learn about more traditional forms of pilgrimage and why there has been such a huge resurgence of interest in them.

    https://druidry.org

    https://www.drbramwell.com/

    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia

    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/

    https://the-mycelium.com/team/

    https://www.sheldrake.org/

    https://britishpilgrimage.org/

    • 43 min
    Ritualised

    Ritualised

    Shownotes for Episode 4 - Ritualised
    We delve into the nature of rituals, why they’re important and how to create our own meaningful ones. With chief druid of Anglesey Kristoffer Hughes we’ll learn about the power of death rituals and the pagan eightfold wheel of the year; we’ll experience the May Day ritual of Jack in the Green in Hastings, spend a night with musician Sam Lee singing with nightingales and end with a discussion of the film with the most chilling ritualistic finale ever: The Wicker Man.
    https://druidry.org
    https://www.drbramwell.com/
    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia
    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/
    https://www.angleseydruidorder.co.uk/kristoffer
    https://samleesong.co.uk/
    https://hastingstraditionaljackinthegreen.co.uk/

    • 49 min
    It Came from the Ground

    It Came from the Ground

    It Came from the Ground
    Recorded live at the agro-ecology festival Groundswell, this episode explores different ways that we could be radicalising global agriculture and reversing biodiversity loss through regenerative farming, hemp, mob grazing, the no-till movement and precision fermentation. Donning wellies, sun hat and a nose peg for a dung beetle safari, along the way David meets Farmerama Podcast creator Abi Rose, Regenesis author George Monbiot and ecofarmer and publisher Daphne Astor.
    https://druidry.org
    https://www.drbramwell.com/
    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia
    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/
    https://groundswellag.com/
    https://farmerama.co/
    https://hazelpress.co.uk/

    • 49 min
    The Map is Not the Territory

    The Map is Not the Territory

    What makes people fall for conspiracy theories like QAnon? Is it possible to ‘change’ our minds? Might the idea of reality tunnels be the single most important thing to teach the next generation? Counter-culture philosopher Robert Anton Wilson certainly thought so, as do our guests: authors John Higgs, Journey to Nutopia co-founder Michelle Olley and theatre director Daisy Campbell. With their help we’ll reveal experiments to challenge our own belief systems, learn more about Robert Anton Wilson and discover why it’s best to keep a set of false teeth in your back pocket.

    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia

    https://druidry.org

    https://www.drbramwell.com/

    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/

    https://johnhiggs.com/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Olley

    https://the-mycelium.com/team/

    https://www.monbiot.com/

    • 42 min
    Adventures in Nutopia - New Myths to Live By

    Adventures in Nutopia - New Myths to Live By

    New Myths to Live By

     
    If myths are the means by which we make sense of ourselves and the world around us, how did we become so fixated on stories and systems built around greed, selfishness and competition? How did we come to perceive nature as an unintelligent machine, a mere resource to be plundered? With the help of philosopher Alan Watts we’ll unpick the past two thousand years before meeting guests George Monbiot, Jeremy Lent, mythologist Sharon Blackie and non-binary artist Brooke Palmieri, to learn about some of the most exciting and innovative ideas and movements and myths – from Ecological Civilisation to The Commons –  that just might help guide us into a more networked, inclusive and sustainable future. 

    https://druidry.org

    https://www.drbramwell.com/

    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia

    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk/

    https://www.brookepalmieri.com/

    https://www.monbiot.com/

    https://alanwatts.org/

    https://sharonblackie.net/

    https://www.jeremylent.com/

    • 53 min
    Adventures in Nutopia - Trailer

    Adventures in Nutopia - Trailer

    Adventures in Nutopia is a documentary-style series exploring new stories, movements, myths and ideas to help steer us into a more inclusive, networked and ecological future.

    In Nutopia all are welcome. We’re just as excited to share the ideas of pagans, panpsychists and psychedelic pioneers as we are of scientists, economists and cognitive historians. Though, if we’re honest, we do find the pomposity of men like Richard Dawkins a bit of a drag and may prefer to pack them off to clown school first.

    Mixing guest interviews with experiments, field trips and live performances we’ll delve into such themes as community, re-enchantment, sustainability, ecology, creativity, magick, doughnut economics, psychedelia, the healing power of sound, narrative-based medicine and discordianism. We’ll explore the origins of the myths that shaped western thinking, the concept of reality tunnels, agro-ecology, the pioneering work with VR for mental health, precession fermentation, Ecological Civilisation, The Commons, the Eightfold Wheel of the Year and the resurgence of interest in pilgrimage and ritual.

    And don’t worry about po-faced beard-stroking: there’s plenty of mischief, fun and weirdness to be had.

    Gratitude and support goes out to our friends at Journey to Nutopia for their role in our provenance. Nutopia was established by John and Yoko in 1973 as a place with no boundaries. Its international anthem is four seconds of silence.

    This podcast is made with the generous support of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and Hawkwood College of Future Thinking.

    https://druidry.org

    https://www.drbramwell.com

    https://www.hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

    https://www.thecockpit.org.uk/journeytonutopia

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Jannerjonsk ,

Thoughtful podcast packed full of ideas!

DB is funny and inquisitive with a glorious podcast voice. Wonderful listening.

Poets Corner Society ,

Brilliant

Excellent podcast, well produced

Great greys ,

Excellent

Right from the first episode there are important ideas and surprising insights. Find out why myths shouldn’t be busted.

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