231 episodes

How can we live well together? What gives life purpose? What about technology, education, faith, capitalism, work, family? Is another life possible? Plough editor Peter Mommsen and senior editor Susannah Black Roberts dig deeper into perspectives from a wide variety of writers and thinkers appearing in the pages of Plough.

The PloughCast Plough

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

How can we live well together? What gives life purpose? What about technology, education, faith, capitalism, work, family? Is another life possible? Plough editor Peter Mommsen and senior editor Susannah Black Roberts dig deeper into perspectives from a wide variety of writers and thinkers appearing in the pages of Plough.

    82: Regenerative Agriculture in the Lake District

    82: Regenerative Agriculture in the Lake District

    James and Helen Rebanks talk about raising sheep and cattle in the Lake District. James describes the landscape where their families have lived for six hundred years, and how they have begun practicing regenerative agriculture as a way of restoring the land that recent conventional agriculture had damaged. He gives details about the sheep and cattle herds and the grazing systems they’ve established.

    Then Helen describes what led her to write her book on the work of the farmer’s wife, and addresses mothers, who are often the ones making choices about food that are linked to questions of sustainable agriculture.

    They discuss the concept of rewilding, and how that is not necessarily either possible or desirable – the landscape has not been wild for thousands of years – but that increasing complexity and biodiversity is both possible and necessary.

    • 1 hr
    The PloughRead: Why I Hunt by Tim Maendel

    The PloughRead: Why I Hunt by Tim Maendel

    Tim Maendel describes his love of hunting and the connection it gives him to the human species' natural history.

    • 14 min
    The PloughRead: Breakwater by Rhys Laverty

    The PloughRead: Breakwater by Rhys Laverty

    Rhys Laverty writes about the Alderney Breakwater, a crumbling jetty in the Channel Islands that protects a way of life.

    • 18 min
    The PloughRead: Lambing Season by Norann Voll

    The PloughRead: Lambing Season by Norann Voll

    Norann Voll learned some of life’s most important lessons from her father while caring for sheep.

    • 7 min
    The PloughRead: The Sadness of the Creatures by Peter Mommsen

    The PloughRead: The Sadness of the Creatures by Peter Mommsen

    Peter Mommsen asks if humans should live by the laws of nature.

    • 28 min
    The PloughRead: Are You a Tree? by Joy Clarkson

    The PloughRead: Are You a Tree? by Joy Clarkson

    In an excerpt from her book, Joy Marie Clarkson explores the natural metaphors that we use. Are you a tree, she asks, or are you a potted plant?

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

TooIllOrEase ,

An exceptional episode

Based solely on this podcast's position (the lead) in relation to myriad others discussing 'That Hideous Strength', I award the highest honor it is within my gift to bestow, the CS Lewis dramatic exit.

AngloHumphrey ,

Less Russell Moore please

Susannah is great. The rest is tolerable. Russell Moore is painful.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Stuff You Should Know
iHeartPodcasts
Fail Better with David Duchovny
Lemonada Media
This American Life
This American Life
Shawn Ryan Show
Shawn Ryan | Cumulus Podcast Network
We Can Do Hard Things
Glennon Doyle and Audacy
Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli
Wondery

You Might Also Like

Mere Fidelity
Mere Fidelity
Trinity Forum Conversations
The Trinity Forum
First Things Podcast
First Things
The Habit
The Rabbit Room Podcast Network
OnScript
Matthew Bates, Matthew Lynch, Erin Heim, Dru Johnson, Amy Brown Hughes, & Chris Tilling
The Surprising Rebirth Of Belief In God
Justin Brierley