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This podcast's for anyone wanting to explore the big issues, stretching your thinking in relatable ways. Well known personalities, Stuart ‘The Wildman’ Mabbutt and photographer William Mankelow, two men in their 40s, who aren't experts, but have opinions, authentic views and no scripts.

Join them on meandering conversations about nature, philosophy, climate, the human condition, and sustainability. Sometimes joined by guests, or discussing listener questions between themselves. Always full of fun anecdotes and a bit of silliness.

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The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast The People's Countryside

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This podcast's for anyone wanting to explore the big issues, stretching your thinking in relatable ways. Well known personalities, Stuart ‘The Wildman’ Mabbutt and photographer William Mankelow, two men in their 40s, who aren't experts, but have opinions, authentic views and no scripts.

Join them on meandering conversations about nature, philosophy, climate, the human condition, and sustainability. Sometimes joined by guests, or discussing listener questions between themselves. Always full of fun anecdotes and a bit of silliness.

https://linktr.ee/thepeoplescountryside 

    Cut The Cut Flower Industry?

    Cut The Cut Flower Industry?

    Using their searching, improvised chatty style, hosts Stuart and William hope to challenge your thinking, as they explore and examine a straight forward question from listener Ted, in Elsfield, Oxfordshire, England.

    "How do you feel about the cut flower industry?"

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, delve into or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 17 min
    Rigged System

    Rigged System

    No filters, just a brutally honest conversation, between hosts Stuart and William, as they head off on another meandering, insightful conversation, scrutinising another listener question, from Alan in Northway, Oxford, England.

    "Is the system rigged against the ordinary woman and man in the street? Maintaining the status quo, and the old boys network, with the balance skewed in favour of our leaders, policy makers, and those with vested interests?

    The latest London mayoral elections is possible an example, in that it's too expensive for a member of the public to stand. I've heard that it costs £30,000 to even get on the ballot paper.

    Black Lives Matter motivated a report by the UK government, that said there's no systemic racism. The report claims to have found well meaning protestors just see problems where there aren't any. So with this in mind, if the system and the government commissioned the report, isn't it always going to find the answer that suits the system, and the government?

    Nothing is resolved until hard truths are faced."

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, delve into or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 19 min
    The Positivity Pandemic

    The Positivity Pandemic

    We aim to challenge mindsets, beliefs, habits through this podcast, and this episode is no exception to that rule.

    Join hosts Stuart and William, in their usual far reaching discussion style, as they examine a question from listener Sue in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

    "Several studies suggest that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a positive influence on sustainable consumption. How can we strengthen a compassionate mindset and inner determination to keep the vision of a sustainable world alive, and not go back to business as usual?"

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 15 min
    The 46th US President's Impact

    The 46th US President's Impact

    Authentic views and maybe unexpected opinions, as hosts Stuart and William depart on another meandering, insightful conversation, offering up a very real discussion, as they explore a listener question, from Charlotte in Jersey, one of the Channel Island's.

    "Is Joe Biden good for the environment?"

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 15 min
    The Doom-mongering Tactic

    The Doom-mongering Tactic

    Using their nomadic and roaming, unscripted style, hosts Stuart and William offer up a very real discussion, as they take a deep dive and explore another listener question, this time from Debs in Jericho, Oxford, England.

    "Doom-mongering seems to have overtaken denial as a tactic of climate crisis deniers out there. Deniers know if we are taken down a road and believe nothing can be done, and it is too big a problem, then we give up and the status quo is maintained. Which is good for those with vested interests in the fossil fuel industry.

    Do you agree that doom-mongering is a new tactic picked up by climate crisis deniers?"

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 12 min
    Trump, Patel & Culture Wars

    Trump, Patel & Culture Wars

    Another unscripted, searching, insightful chat, between hosts Stuart and William. A very real discussion, as they examine another question, from Alan, a listener in Northway, Oxford, England.

    "Given the flammable conditions of societal and planetary collapse in a climate crisis, the divide and rule culture wars of Donald Trump in the USA, and Priti Patel in England, can never end well, ever, or can it?

    Abuse of power to threaten peaceful protesters with 10 year jail sentences, when violent protesters getting only 10 years too, sends an inconsistent message, potentially.

    Bringing in new legislation in the UK that says police have the power to arrest anyone who's protesting, (even those just making protest banners) who may cause inconvenience to anyone, puts the police in tough situation. They're the ones having to interpret the ambiguous term, 'inconvenience', set by the government.

    This looks like the government inflaming an already volatile situation, and blaming the police if it goes arse over tit. Should the new policing act be revised again, with a new viewpoint of not seeing it as an us and them situation, but from all party point of view?

    We all face the climate crisis and societal breakdown together".

    Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.


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    • 20 min

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Kathleen Gage ,

A great show to listen to during isolation

Many people are looking for podcasts they can listen to during the COVID situation. This show is the ticket. A nice conversational style that makes you feel like you're part of the conversation. Timely topics that are addressed in short spurts.Perfect for a morning listen to start your day.

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