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Podcast from the Prairie

Science Podcasts

Podcast by Perennial Films

Podcast by Perennial Films

Location:

United States

Description:

Podcast by Perennial Films

Language:

English


Episodes

Podcast from the Prairie - Episode 4: "Methodism to My Madness"

12/18/2020
In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen will discuss the role of religion, both in Jackson’s life and in our human future. The title of this episode references something Jackson has said for years, “There’s Methodism in my madness,” which honors the church of his family growing up even though he’s no longer a believer. How does Jackson reconcile his life as a scientist with that tradition? How important is faith to the hope for a sustainable human...

Duration:00:54:48

Podcast from the Prairie - Episode 3: "Mad About Science"

11/8/2020
In the first two episodes of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson discussed some of the key ideas he developed in his half-century career as an educator and activist in the movement for ecological sustainability, and reflected on the role of his rural upbringing on his career. In Episode 3, titled “Mad about Science,” Wes talks about how formal science differs from, and is similar to, the folk science he learned on the farm growing up. Wes earned degrees in biology, botany, and genetics...

Duration:00:47:31

Podcast from the Prairie - Episode 2: "Respecting Your Tools"

8/31/2020
In the inaugural episode of Podcast from the Prairie, Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen explored some of the key influences on Jackson’s distinctive philosophy, on how he came to embrace an ecological perspective and a “creaturely worldview.” In Episode 2, “Respecting Your Tools,” the focus is on the jobs Jackson has had in his life and what lessons he learned along the way. The story starts with work on farms and ranches while growing up, before Jackson became a welder to pay for college. After...

Duration:00:46:31

Podcast from the Prairie - Episode 1: "Intellectual Grounding"

8/28/2020
Welcome to “Podcast from the Prairie.” Wes Jackson, one of the founders of the sustainable agriculture movement, tells stories that take us from lessons learned growing up on a Kansas farm to the front lines of crucial debates about ecological crises and social struggles. Sparked by journalist Robert Jensen’s questions, Jackson reflects on science and history, technology and philosophy, ethics and politics, and how we chart a path forward.

Duration:01:01:16