Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more
Podcast 588 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 2
Paul continues his talk with Eliot, one of the people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, Rocket Mass Heaters, Walker Stoves, Liberator cores, Gamera, and Bartell’s Bunkhouse, the not-quite-wofati that’s getting a new RMH. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]
Podcast 587 – 2021 RMH Jamboree So Far – Part 1
Paul sits down Elliot, one of of the 30 people at the 2021 Rocket Mass Heater Jamboree to discuss the past week of the 9-day event, covering topics such as Rocket Mass Heaters, Rocket Stoves, a rocket “lorena”, outdoor kitchens, and other happenings at the 2021 RMH Jamboree. Also omelette bars. Support the podcast on […]
Podcast 586 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 2
Paul continues his talk with Justin on the subject of his Walker stove to be, covering topics such as relative insulation of various materials, effectiveness of convective and radiant heat, fuel consumption, and a hack-y method of ensuring a seal on a brick stratification chamber. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More […]
Podcast 585 – Justin’s Walker Stove RMH Consultation – Part 1
Paul sits down with Justin to talk about the rocket heater he’s building, specifically a Walker Stove of Matt Walker’s designs, as well as potential modifications to it, like a metal barrel, heat shielding, insulation, base strength, and the RMH Jamboree. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]
Podcast 584 – Pemaculture Smackdown 20 – The Paul HOA Session 2 – Part 2
Paul continues his discussion on the building codes at Wheaton Labs with his usual crew (Mark, Katie, Opalyn, and probably Kyle). They talk about good duff (insulation) materials for wofaties, plans to simplify wofati designs going forward and some dos and don’ts of glass. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]
Podcast 583 – Pemaculture Smackdown 20 – The Paul HOA Session 2 – Part 1
Paul once again sits down with his usual crew (Mark, Katie, Opalyn, and probably Kyle) to discuss the building codes at Wheaton Labs, as well as a chunk on straw. Other topics include wofaties, appropriate duff material, and use of cardboard as duff insulation. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information […]
Some Truly Great Stuff Here
UPDATE - for a while now most of the episodes have been all about their mission and not about home scale permaculture or, most importantly, building soil and growing plants. So I’ve been skipping more than I’ve been listening.
I listen to about 4 four hours of podcasts a day on news,science,software,finance (but all on double speed, so, it is actually only two hours) and I've been gorging on gardening,aquaponics,permaculture podcasts for the past couple months. This podcast is definitely worth a spot in your lineup if you like this kind of thing. It is definitely the best permaculture podcast ever and maybe the best gardening podcast too.
I've probably listened to almost one of these a day since I started this podcast a month ago. My favorites so far are the joint book discussions of Sepp Holzer's book and of Gaia's Garden. I wish more of the back episodes were available in iTunes, I would love to hear the whole series of those.
Not every episode is a gem, I didn't need three hours of content on electric tractors, and, if you are trying to convince me to give up soap, I need more than two antidotal data points.
Essential listening to any permaculturist or just looking for awesome inspiration
Paul’s podcast may appear a little esoteric. That’s because he’s talking about a subject he’s passionate about - permaculture. Permaculture is also a hard subject to get your head around. The fasts way to get that knowledge is listening to these podcasts and heading over to his website, which is what I did. It wont be long before they begin to make so much sense as your head fills with the awesomeness.
This podcast is only for cool people :-)
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.