74 episodes

A show that brings light to the doom and gloom of the everyday dystopia that we are living in, but never shies away the hard reality. Two brothers striving to thrive, build community and stay connected.

Thriving in Dystopia Bob and Dave

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A show that brings light to the doom and gloom of the everyday dystopia that we are living in, but never shies away the hard reality. Two brothers striving to thrive, build community and stay connected.

    Ep70: Rabindranath Tagore: The forest school as inspiration for our modern world

    Ep70: Rabindranath Tagore: The forest school as inspiration for our modern world

    Dave and Bob discuss nature education, poetry, and school reform, using the lens of Rabindranath Tagore, and Bengali Nobel Prize winner who led an incredible life in the early 20th century. He changed the way we see education and is still influencing the world today. We also look at modern day decedents of his pedagogy like Richard Louv, Adrienne Maree Brown, and Audre Lorde. 
    Contact info
    Email - davepeachtree@gmail.com
    Twitter - @BMaze19
    IG - Thriving_In_Dystopia
    Website - https://thrivingindystopia.com/
    TikTok - @davepeachtree
     
    Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by is the outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

    • 46 min
    Ep69: Season 9: No Bummers! Scheming and Dreaming

    Ep69: Season 9: No Bummers! Scheming and Dreaming

    The brothers dust off their rust.  They discuss how things have been over the last 9 months.  And they get into an important news item that is getting left off the mainstream platter.
     
    The theme for this season is No Bummer! Scheming and Dreaming.  The Crew discusses where this idea came from and the directions they hope to take it. Episodes may include: the key bands of every decade (music) with DH, 00s nostalgia, The Peachies, Top 10 dinners, anarchism for dummies, the Rojava revolution, and sports betting and Beyond Xs and Os with Danny.
     
    Did You Know
    In 1992, a cargo ship carrying approximately 29,000 bath toys (mostly rubber ducks) spilled in the northern Pacific Ocean. These so-called Friendly Floatees have been drifting ashore for over 20 years, sometimes in surprising parts of the world—not only Alaska, but also Hawaii, Australia, Indonesia, and Chile.
     
    Contact info
    Email - davepeachtree@gmail.com
    Twitter - @BMaze19
    IG - Thriving_In_Dystopia
    Website - https://thrivingindystopia.com/
    TikTok - @davepeachtree
     
    Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by is the outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.
     

    • 44 min
    Ep68: Disciplinary Literacy in the Digital Age for Elementary School Teachers

    Ep68: Disciplinary Literacy in the Digital Age for Elementary School Teachers

    The brother's are back in the sound studio after a long Hiatus, and boy did we miss it. It felt good to be home. 
    This episode is all about grad school and new ideas Dave is learning to implement in his classroom. Bob is a great ear as always and up for a little knowledge. Learn all about ELA, Social Studies, and Math/Science literacy and how we can all implement disciplinary literacy with some great action items and new ideas. 
    Here is a link to one of Dave's lessons plans on immigration, but feel free to email for other ideas.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aU2p4eVScw3cSIaY2z12ju5y9iyaj53q/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=103573351396379238331&rtpof=true&sd=true
     
    Contact info
    Email - davepeachtree@gmail.com
    Twitter - @BMaze19
    IG - Thriving_In_Dystopia
    Website - https://thrivingindystopia.com/
    TikTok - @davepeachtree
    Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

    • 39 min
    Ep 67: Revolutionary Love Next Steps

    Ep 67: Revolutionary Love Next Steps

    The brothers end the season with this episode.  They start by discussing Dave's journey with Omicron.  Dave reflects on having the bug and some lessons learned.  They follow this with Bob's reflections on MLK Day and the 2020 doc MLK/FBI.
    The heart of the show is wrapping up their season on Valerie Kaur's revolutionary love.  They only were able to do 1/3 of the love model, but in the last episode, they reflect on the challenges of loving one's enemy and on loving one's self.  At the and a shout-out to Tricia Hersey's work at the Nap Ministry.
    The end with some Suberb Owl predications (lol, so old now).  And a promo for Julie's class on health for teens and tweens and the divine feminine! 
    Contact info
    Email - davepeachtree@gmail.com
    Twitter - @BMaze19
    IG - Thriving_In_Dystopia
    Website - https://thrivingindystopia.com/
    TikTok - @davepeachtree
    Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

    • 48 min
    Bonus Ep: 20 Minutes on Putin’s Attack on Ukraine

    Bonus Ep: 20 Minutes on Putin’s Attack on Ukraine

    The Crew discusses the ongoing attack and crises in Ukraine.  They go over what we know so far, some of the historical context of the attack, and some possible implications.
    Recorded on February 27.

    • 22 min
    Ep66: Boulder Trip 2021: Great Hang-outs and Historic Fires

    Ep66: Boulder Trip 2021: Great Hang-outs and Historic Fires

    In the first show of 2022 the Crew starts off by discussing the Omicron Covid Surge.  
     
    The main topic for the show was Bob’s trip to Boulder.  Bob summarizes his trip, which had some magical elements to it.  David reflects on the reality that the pandemic has minimized or taken away the ability to hang out.  
     
    The brothers share their reflections on experiencing the fires in Boulder.  Part of the experience was affording an even deeper connection to Boulder.  They then refer back to The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson as a helpful book on climate fiction (Cli-fi), and they discuss one of the ideas there of monetizing green energy.
     
    New Year’s prediction show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCm4qkP-_mE&ab_channel=DavePeachtree 
     
    Stoneface
    You think an eggplant is good.  You should try another food.  It’s even better. (terrible joke)
    4:1 
     
    Contact info
    Email - davepeachtree@gmail.com
    Twitter - @BMaze19
    IG - Thriving_In_Dystopia
    Website - https://thrivingindystopia.com/
    TikTok - @davepeachtree
     
    Deep appreciation to In Heaven by Drake Stafford for our intro song Captain Jack by Kimo Crew (sp.?) is the new outro, the prolific and enigmatic Joe Shine for the thumbnail art.   Big thank you to Nadir Čajić for editing this week’s show.   Finally, we are indebted to the wonderful Chris Sawyer for funding and creating our new website.  Thank you, Mix.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

TribeCalldHarris ,

This Pod is Thriving!

Love the education and fun that Dave and Bob bring to the table. This is a must subscribe in my opinion. My only complaint — I can’t believe no one picked my Milwaukee Bucks in the Thriving crew’s NBA Finals predictions.

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