12 episodes

This podcast is part of ETC Group’s new three-part mini-series about Disruptive Technologies, produced by ETC Group in the Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with Puma Podcasts. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

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This podcast is part of ETC Group’s new three-part mini-series about Disruptive Technologies, produced by ETC Group in the Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with Puma Podcasts. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

    Life, the Pluriverse and Everything

    Life, the Pluriverse and Everything

    In celebration of United Nations World Philosophy Day 2021, ETC Group presents its third and final podcast in the "Spanner in the System" series, focussing on the philosophical underpinnings of corporate visions for disruptive technology.

    This podcast is part of ETC Group’s new three-part mini-series about Disruptive Technologies, produced by ETC Group in the Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with Puma Podcasts. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

    • 21 min
    Volcanic Disruption

    Volcanic Disruption

    Find out what geoengineering is, why it's so dangerous, and why the idea of these largely non-existent technologies is being used as an alibi for the fossil fuel industry to continue extracting and polluting.

    • 23 min
    Banana-drama

    Banana-drama

    Why not listen to our new podcast during your lunch break today? As we mark World Food Day (16 October), it’s a good time to pause and reflect on our food and where it comes from. Our first podcast, in our new mini-series on disruptive tech, produced in the Asia-Pacific region, does just that!

    Together with Neth Daño, we learn about issues surrounding new technologies and their impacts on some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and what we can do about them. We look at the global food system, how we care for – and sometimes don’t care for – our land, and what needs to be done to make a better world.

    This might all sound complicated, but we can start with bananas: believe it or not bananas can tell us a lot about how the world we live in works!

    This podcast is part of ETC Group’s new three-part mini-series about Disruptive Technologies, produced by ETC Group in the Asia-Pacific region in collaboration with Puma Podcasts. Supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

    • 21 min
    Jack y el Gigante de la Nube

    Jack y el Gigante de la Nube

    En esta historia, seguimos a un joven campesino llamado Jack mientras  trepa una enredadera de datos que conduce al castillo de un gigante,  donde descubre lo que sucede cuando conecta su granja a las brillantes  aplicaciones y las deslumbrantes promesas de la agricultura de  precisión.

    • 15 min
    Special episode: The story of Jack and the Cloud Giant

    Special episode: The story of Jack and the Cloud Giant

    In this special episode of the ETC Group podcast, we're sidestepping into the world of fairy stories to celebrate World Storytelling Day 2021, which focuses on 'New Beginnings'. 'Jack and the Cloud Giant' is a twist on an old European fairy tale. We follow a young peasant called Jack up a data-vine that leads into the Cloud Giant’s techno-castle, where he finds out what happens when he plugs his farm into the glittering apps and the dazzling promises of precision agriculture. We hope you enjoy it and will share it with friends and family!

    'Jack and the Cloud Giant' was written by ETC Group's Jim Thomas and narrated by Zahra Moloo. To download a copy of this podcast and to see the 'book' itself, a pdf beautifully illustrated by children's book illustrator Garth Laidlaw, visit: https://etcgroup.org/content/jack-and-cloud-giant

    • 13 min
    #7: Geoengineering and Decolonization

    #7: Geoengineering and Decolonization

    What kind of system of knowledge considers it a good idea to try to manipulate the whole climate of an entire planet? For our second of two episodes on geoengineering, ETC Group's Dru Jay spoke to Tom Goldtooth, who is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network about the meaning of colonization, what is called decolonization and Indigenous perspectives on geoengineering,

    • 35 min

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