Commentary and interviews on different aspects of permaculture, horticulture, farming, homesteading, eco building, alternative energy and more
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to be reviewing Building a Better World, but instead have a good natter about SKIP, their experience with PDCs, Paul’s unpublished thorns book, and how he hopes his PEP system will improve on PDCs.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 […]
Podcast 613 – Permaculture Smackdown 26 – Media Retrospective – Part 1
Paul sits down with Ashley for both the first podcast and first smackdown of 2022 to supposedly review Building a Better World, but never get around to it, instead having a good natter about various bits of media and old podcasts. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of […]
Podcast 612 – Permaculture Smackdown 25 – Better Bootcamp Bio – Part 2
Paul continues this week’s smackdown with Mark, Ashley, Katie, and Kyle, and moves on to reviewing his Building a Better World book, chapter 3 which is all about light bulbs, how to save energy, where to use LEDs verses incandescents, and some hazards of excessive blue light. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and […]
Podcast 611 – Permaculture Smackdown 25 – Better Bootcamp Bio – Part 1
Paul sits down with Mark, Ashley, Katie, and Kyle to discuss a selection of different topics, loosely centered around making Bootcamp more appealing, starting at the basics by asking everyone present what would be a good motivator for them. Support the podcast on Patreon Show notes and discussion More information and discussion of this podcast […]
Podcast 610 – Building a Better World review Session 2
Paul takes a break from editing the SKIP book to review chapter two of his Building a Better World in your Backyard book with Julia, Katie, and Mark, although they spend half the podcast talking about the upcoming Garden Master course, progress with the SKIP book, and other Kickstarter updates. Support the podcast on Patreon […]
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.