20 episodes

A podcast to help listeners learn to navigate the changing world in which we live.

Quillwood Podcast Eric Garza

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A podcast to help listeners learn to navigate the changing world in which we live.

    QP20: Anthropocentrism: Human Beings as Predators and Parasites, with Layla AbdelRahim

    QP20: Anthropocentrism: Human Beings as Predators and Parasites, with Layla AbdelRahim

    Layla AbdelRahim is an independent scholar who writes about our narrative attachment to predatory and parasitic economic systems. She and Eric talk about colonization and the colonization of our minds, epistemology and the foundation of our narratives, wildness versus domestication, the origins of domesticated and colonized narratives, among other things.

    Outline
    00:00 - 02:44 — Episode introduction02:44 - 20:00 — Colonization and the colonization of our minds20:00 - 24:48 — Epistemology and the foundation of our narratives24:48 - 34:15 — Wildness and domestication34:15 - 47:04 — Origins of domesticated, colonized narratives47:04 - 56:02 — Layla's vision of where things are headed56:02 - 56:42 — Episode wrap-upLinks and Resources
    Layla AbdelRahim's websiteLayla AbdelRahim's Patreon PageQuillwood AcademyUndaunted Study GroupWild Children — Domesticated Dreams: Civilization and the Birth of Education, by Layla AbdelRahimChildren's Literature, Domestication, and Social Foundation: Narratives of Civilization and Wilderness, by Layla AbdelRahimColumbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism, by Jack D ForbesMary Douglas (anthropologist)John ZerzanClaude Lévi-Strauss (anthropologist)Michel Foucault (philosopher)Pierre Bourdieu (sociologist)Support the show

    • 56 min
    QP19: Systems of Mutual Aid, with Jessica Canham

    QP19: Systems of Mutual Aid, with Jessica Canham

    Jessica Canham co-founded the award-winning video production company LINK International Productions, and manages Caapi Cottage Retreats, a transformational retreat center on the island of Dominica. She and Eric talk about characteristics that support systems of mutual aid, turning necessary skills into novelties, ethics of service and the impacts of inequality, and planning and organizing systems of mutual aid, among other things.

    Outline
    00:00 - 02:52 — Episode introduction02:52 - 05:32 — Defining mutual aid05:32 - 09:52 — Characteristics that support systems of mutual aid09:52 - 12:34 — Turning necessary skills into novelties in the industrial world12:34 - 18:43 — Ethics of service and the impacts of inequality18:43 - 26:14 — Systems of mutual aid emerge in disasters26:14 - 37:35 — Planning and organizing systems of mutual aid37:35 - 42:41 — Episode wrap-up

    Links and Resources
    Love in Action Video SeriesCaapi Cottage RetreatsQuillwood AcademyUndaunted Study GroupWhat Is This Global Crisis Asking Of Us (free webinars)Margaret Wheately (author)WhatsAppFront Porch ForumSupport the show

    • 42 min
    QP18: Global Warming as Hyperthreat and Entangled Security, with Elizabeth Boulton

    QP18: Global Warming as Hyperthreat and Entangled Security, with Elizabeth Boulton

    Dr. Elizabeth Boulton is an independent researcher who was a transport officer in the Australian Army who did tours of duty in East Timor and Iraq and who has done humanitarian work in Ghana, Nigeria, and Sudan. She and Eric talk about global warming as a hyperobject and a hyperthreat, expanding our awareness of the harm we cause, and the entangled nature of planetary, human, and state security, among other things.

    Outline
    00:00 - 02:38 — Episode introduction02:38 - 10:13 — Global warming as a hyperobject10:13 - 15:49 — Global warming as a hyperthreat15:49 - 18:52 — Expanding our awareness of the harm we cause18:52 - 27:17 — Entangled nature of planetary, human, and state security27:17 - 37:59 — Incorporation of depletion and consumption in hyperthreat narrative37:59 - 51:41 — Role of conservation in security strategy51:41 - 65:26 — Finding agency against the hyperthreat65:26 - 78:18 — Censorship of alternative security narratives78:18 - 80:55 — Episode wrap-upLinks and Resources
    Destination Safe EarthQuillwood AcademyUndaunted Study GroupHyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology After the End of the World, by Timothy MortonThe Nine Planetary BoundariesThe Great Simplification, with Nate Hagens (Quillwood Podcast #6)Plan E: A Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century Era of Entangled Security and Hyperthreats, by Elizabeth BoultonAn Introduction to Plan E: Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century Era of Entangled Security and Hyperthreats, by Elizabeth BoultonSupport the show

    • 1 hr 20 min
    QP17: Living Undaunted in a Changing World, with Carolyn Baker

    QP17: Living Undaunted in a Changing World, with Carolyn Baker

    Carolyn Baker is a writer and educator who most recently authored the book Undaunted: Living Fiercely into Climate Meltdown in an Authoritarian World. She and Eric talk about the meaning of undanted, living fiercely in an increasingly autocratic world, seeing today's converging crises as a rite of passage, learning lessons from our ordeal, and living with uncertainty, among other things.

    Outline
    00:00 - 02:44 — Episode introduction02:44 - 09:59 — The quality and value of being undaunted09:59 - 17:26 — Living fiercely and an increasingly autocratic world17:26 - 30:11 — Seeing today's converging crises as a rite of passage30:11 - 33:05 — Learning the lessons from our ordeal33:05 - 44:47 — Reflections on certainty and not giving up44:47 - 46:34 — Episode wrap-upLinks and Resources
    Carolyn Baker's websiteUndaunted: Living Fiercely into Climate Meltdown in an Authoritarian World, by Carolyn BakerSubscribe to Carolyn's Daily News DigestQuillwood AcademyReality Blind Reading GroupStephen Jenkinson's Orphan Wisdom SchoolThe Physics of Climate Change, by Lawrence M. KraussDo the Work: An Antiracist Activity Book, by W. Kamau Bell and Kate SchatzLyla June Johnston Interview on As Temperatures RiseSupport the show

    • 46 min
    QP16: Renewable Energy and Energy Return on Invested, with David Blittersdorf

    QP16: Renewable Energy and Energy Return on Invested, with David Blittersdorf

    David Blittersdorf is the President and CEO of AllEarth Renewables, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Post Carbon Institute as well as Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility. He and Eric talk about the percentage of fossil energy we can reasonably expect to replace with renewable energy, the limitations of renewable energy, energy return on energy invested, and what drew David to the renewable energy industry, among other things.

    Outline
    00:00 - 03:14 — Episode introduction03:14 - 06:48 — What percentage of fossil energy we can replace with renewables06:48 - 17:05 — Mineral limitations in large scale conversion to renewables17:05 - 20:46 — The resource peaking process, and peaking of global oil supply20:46 - 33:41 — Energy return on energy invested, and energy blindness33:41 - 42:31 — What attracted David to the renewable energy industry42:31 - 48:04 — Resistance to wind and solar generation capacity48:04 - 52:07 — Navigating today's changing world52:07 - 54:22 — Episode wrap-upLinks and Resources
    AllEarth RenewablesQuillwood AcademyReality Blind Reading GroupPeak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines, by Richard HeinbergThe Energy Return on Invested of Biodiesel in Vermont, by Eric GarzaJimmy Carter's 1977 energy policy speech (YouTube)Pliocene and Eocene provide best analogs for near-future climates (K.D. Burke et al, in Proceedings for the National Academies of Sciences)Support the show

    • 54 min
    QP15: The Ethics of Harvesting Wild Food, with Arthur Haines

    QP15: The Ethics of Harvesting Wild Food, with Arthur Haines

    Arthur Haines is a Maine hunting and recreation guide, forager, ancestral skills mentor, author, public speaker, and botanical researcher. In this episode he and Eric talk about the benefits of eating and gathering wild foods, how not all impacts we might have on wild plant populations are negative, practices for properly harvesting fiddleheads and wild leeks, and strategies for regulating the harvest of wild edible plants, among other things.
    Outline
    00:00 - 03:11 — Episode introduction03:11 - 07:17 — What Arthur and his family have been harvesting and eating07:17 - 17:04 — Benefits of eating and gathering wild foods17:04 - 31:11 — Interacting with wild foods, and how not all impact is negative31:11 - 34:23 — Lamenting commercial harvesting of wild foods34:23 - 52:00 — Practices for properly harvesting fiddleheads and wild leeks52:00 - 64:30 — Strategies for regulating the harvest of wild plant foods64:30 - 73:03 — Overcoming the mindset of exploitation and conquest73:03 - 76:16 — Episode wrap-upLinks and Resources
    Arthur Haines' websiteQuillwood AcademyReality Blind Reading GroupIngestion of Mycobacterium vaccae decreases anxiety-related behavior and improves learning in mice (Journal of Behavioral Processes)Immerse Yourself in a Forest for Better Health (New York Department of Environmental Conservation)Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources, by M. Kat AndersonPopulation viability analysis of American Ginseng and Wild Leek harvested in stochastic environments (Journal of Conservation Biology)Support the show

    • 1 hr 16 min

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