Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more
Podcast 619 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 2
The call between Paul and Alan Booker continues, and they still don’t get around to discussing section 2.4 of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, instead continuing to talk about Biophilic Design, bio-digesters, and Rocket Mass Heaters. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]
Podcast 618 – Biophilic Design and BBB session 5 – Part 1
Paul calls up Alan Booker to continue their read-through of Permaculture a Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, AKA the Big Black Book, section 2.4. But got distracted by Biophilic Design, Rocket Mass Heaters, and how not to get people to be more efficient. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and […]
Podcast 617 – Oil and Water of the Mind – Part 2
Paul continues discussing “Oil and Water of the Mind” and his second piece “If you live in an apartment, what good is a Rocket Mass Heater?” with Samantha. They stay on topic this time, but do bring up comparisons to the cost of heating via electricity, natural gas, Mini Splits, and old/modern wood stoves. Support […]
Podcast 616 – Oil and Water of the Mind – Part 1
Paul sits down with Samantha after a 6-month hiatus to discuss a thing what he wrote called “Oil and Water of the Mind”, a thing about how politics is (probably) being shaped by people to make them more money, along with Rocket Mass Heaters, Kickstarter progress, and a bit on the SKIP book. Support the […]
Podcast 615 – Wofati Greenhouse 3
Paul isn’t sitting down with anyone this time and is instead providing a general update before switching over to previously recorded clips with an expert timberframer by the name of Caleb Larson on the subject of the Wofati Greenhouse that didn’t make it into the movie. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]
Podcast 614 – Permaculture Smackdown 26 – Media Retrospective – Part 2
Paul sits down with Ashley to continue the smackdown that was supposed to be reviewing Building a Better World, but instead have a good natter about SKIP, their experience with PDCs, Paul’s unpublished thorns book, and how he hopes his PEP system will improve on PDCs. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion […]
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.