A Future on Waxen Wings
E3. Stephen Zunes - The Future of Civil Resistance

E3. Stephen Zunes - The Future of Civil Resistance

September 15, 2019

I speak to scholar, author, and activist Stephen Zunes on his work with liberation movements around the world and discuss his thoughts on revolutionary strategy, global cooperation, and the world wide impetus for action that gives him hope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Zunes

E2. Obi Kaufmann - Charting Myth through the Anthropocene

E2. Obi Kaufmann - Charting Myth through the Anthropocene

September 1, 2019

Obi and I discuss the intrinsic value of art and aesthetic arrest, the psychosis of industrial alienation from the cycles of the biosphere, the concurrence of scientific and social shifts, and how we might re-imagine the story we tell ourselves towards circularity and reciprocity with the rest of life. For more details and a selection of Obi's artwork, check out the description here.

E1. Without Nature - A Meditation by Ethan Smith

E1. Without Nature - A Meditation by Ethan Smith

September 1, 2019

Ethan dives into the western conceptualization of "nature" as being something somehow separated from "the human." He reflects on our romantic othering of wilderness, imagines a prairie formed from a single blade of grass, and reflects on the split between nature and artifice. These ideas build into our next episode with Obi Kaufmann, wherein he explore how it's only through reexamining our relationship with a romantic-and-alienated world that we might save the biosphere and ourselves.