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The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 144 Ratings

The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning annual 13-part radio and audio series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

    In Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming Beloved Community - John A. Powell and Grace Bauer | Bioneers Radio Series 13

    In Pursuit of Happiness: Becoming Beloved Community - John A. Powell and Grace Bauer | Bioneers Radio Series 13

    It's obvious that we're not here for ourselves. That makes no evolutionary sense. There's something larger than us, and to the extent that we can live that and celebrate that, I think we're healthier, and then that's love. So I think if we think of love in this way, and a beloved community in this way, when we hold all this stuff together, together.

    • 27 min
    Plastic Planet: Stopping Big Oil, Big Plastic, and Big Misdirection - Anna Cummins | Bioneers Radio Series

    Plastic Planet: Stopping Big Oil, Big Plastic, and Big Misdirection - Anna Cummins | Bioneers Radio Series

    After World War II, the U.S. government worked with industry to create a single-use, disposable consumer culture as a way to ensure ongoing market prosperity. Who benefited? Consumer product companies like Coca-Cola, and the fossil fuel industry, whose petrochemicals are at the source. The result? Plastic pollution is now found in virtually every living organism – including humans - and is one of the worst threats to ocean ecosystems. Now, a global resistance movement is rising to abolish petrochemical plastics and to shift to a zero-waste, circular economy. With: Anna Cummins, Deputy Director and Co-Founder of the Five Gyres Institute

    • 27 min
    Backlash Moment: Converging at the Crossroads of Identity and Justice - Kimberlé Crenshaw | Bioneers Radio Series 17

    Backlash Moment: Converging at the Crossroads of Identity and Justice - Kimberlé Crenshaw | Bioneers Radio Series 17

    When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increasingly explicit white nationalism and revived an overtly exclusionary agenda: roll back rights and protections for people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women, and gay and transgender people. Then came the backlash to the backlash: a rapidly spreading awakening that all these peoples, movements and struggles are actually connected in one story. Visionary law professor and change-maker Kimberlé Crenshaw shows that it’s only at the crossroads of our many identities that will we will find a story big enough to embrace the diversity and complexity of our globalized 21st century world.

    • 27 min
    Real Change: The Political Gets Personal - Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Bioneers Radio Series 14

    Real Change: The Political Gets Personal - Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Bioneers Radio Series 14

    How can we manifest the world we want, and who we want to be? Actor-activist Danny Glover and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, former CEO of Green For All, show how one sure path to resilience is to build community and social movements. That requires learning how to reach out across our differences – and it gets really personal.

    • 27 min
    Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking - Janine Benyus and Jay Harman | Bioneers Radio Series 14

    Sharkskin, Hippo Sweat and the Wood-Wide Web: From Flat Earth to Whole Earth Thinking - Janine Benyus and Jay Harman | Bioneers Radio Series 14

    The genius of nature’s design, recipes and principles is serving as the inspiration for redesigning human civilization. This Biomimicry revolution is spawning a next industrial revolution. Biomimicry masters Janine Benyus and Jay Harman illuminate the forefront of nature-inspired design, including human organization and the power of networks. For more information about this show visit: https://bioneers.org/sharkskin-hippo-sweat-and-the-wood-wide-web-from-flat-earth-to-whole-earth-thinking-janine/

    • 27 min
    Laboring For Justice: See No Stranger - Valarie Kaur | Bioneers Radio Series

    Laboring For Justice: See No Stranger - Valarie Kaur | Bioneers Radio Series

    In a world that’s unraveling from climate disruption and gaping inequality, another climate crisis confronts us: the climate of hate and othering. Award-winning scholar and educator Valarie Kaur says to overcome racism and nationalism, we must not succumb to rage and grief. As someone who has spent much of her life challenging horrific injustices and intolerance, Kaur learned the lesson that historical nonviolent change-makers understood: social movements must be grounded in an ethic of love. She founded the Revolutionary Love Project, and has emerged as one of the most important voices of the American Sikh community, and a highly influential faith leader on the national stage.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

ecoMelY ,

A must listen podcast for everyone

This is my favorite podcast! The episodes are educational making you think critically about what is truly going on in the world and the brilliance of the animal kingdom and Mother Earth. It also inspires you to become an activist by exposing all the injustice and disregard of humanity and nature. After listening to this podcast, I wish I had become an ecologist!

RosalindW ,

Incredibe.

One of my favorite podcasts ever. Sharing to everyone who will listen. Thank you

willijeanh ,

Informative

Love this podcast, learning a lot.

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