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We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.

We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.
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Madison, WI

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We bring nonindustrial subsistence technology to (over)developed societies. We exist at the nexus of ancient, ethnographic, and modern technology and subsistence practices. We aim to identify ancient and contemporary nonindustrial technologies appropriate for use in modern, small-scale, self-sustaining infrastructure and create do-it-yourself, resource-light solutions to sustainability problems.

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@Low_Techno

Language:

English

Contact:

608-886-9584


Episodes

Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 — Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) 2017

9/22/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 – 22 Sep 2017 A review and itinerary of the Bicycling Around Minnesota tour. Music from Advent Chamber Orchestra: Bughici - Suite for Violin, 9 Hora, vivace (CC-BY-SA)https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 29 — Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM) 2017

Duration: 00:34:09


Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 — A Visit to One Scythe Revolution

9/7/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 – 07 Sep 2017 A visit to One Scythe Revolution. Music from Sláinte: Julia Delaney (CC-BY-SA) https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 28 — A Visit to One Scythe Revolution

Duration: 00:14:23


Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 — Installing the Institute’s Cedar Roof

8/25/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 – 25 Aug 2017 Installing a cedar roof on the institute. Music from Captive Portal: Is it minus 5? (CC-BY-SA) https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 27 — Installing the Institute’s Cedar Roof

Duration: 00:33:17


Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 — A Visit to Brix Cidery

8/11/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 – 11 Aug 2017 A visit to Brix Cidery. The Cyder Market U.S. Assoc. of Cider Makers SARE Grant https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 26 — A Visit to Brix Cidery

Duration: 00:36:04


Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 — Borsodi’s Flight From the City

6/2/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 – 02 Jun 2017 Borsodi's Flight From the City. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 25 — Borsodi’s Flight From the City

Duration: 00:53:49


Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part II

5/19/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 – 19 May 2017 An interview with Prof. Shanti Morell-Hart about foodways in trying times. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 24 — Interview: Foodways of the Apocalypse — Part II

Duration: 00:31:24


Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 — Tour of the Low Technology Institute Grounds

4/28/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 – 28 Apr 2017 An audio tour of the institute's new permanent grounds. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 22 — Tour of the Low Technology Institute Grounds

Duration: 00:23:22


Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 — Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? Lecture

4/7/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 – 04 Apr 2017 A lecture on the book, Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail?, presented at the Missouri History Museum on behalf of the Mound City Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 21 — Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? Lecture

Duration: 00:33:16


Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 — Fossil Fuel Audit

3/24/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 – 24 Mar 2017 An audit of fossil fuels in our everyday lives. Van der Ryn, Sim and Stuart Cowan. 2007. Ecological Design. Washington, D.C.: Island Press. https://lowtechinstitute.org/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 20 — Fossil Fuel Audit

Duration: 00:39:45


Low Tech Podcast, No. 19 — Clothes

3/17/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 19 – 17 Mar 2017 A discussion of the clothing economy. 35 Items In Your Wardrobe is All You Need - Huffington Post Forget 'spark joy.' How about 'use it up'? - TreeHugger Planet Money Makes A T-Shirt - NPR The Story of Microfibers - The Story of Stuff The Way Back - Matt Miles https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 19 — Clothes

Duration: 00:26:42


Low Tech Podcast, No. 18 — EROI and Fuels

3/3/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 18 – 03 Mar 2017 A discussion of EROI and various fuel sources. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 18 — EROI and Fuels

Duration: 00:20:16


Low Tech Podcast, No. 16 — Open Source Movement

2/10/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 16 – 10 Feb 2017 Exploring the open source movement and its usefulness to the institute's mission. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 16 — Open Source Movement

Duration: 00:27:37


Low Tech Podcast, No. 15 — Major Research Project No. 1: Heating Water

2/3/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 15 – 03 Feb 2017 Introduction to our first major research project: water heating. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher, and/or SoundCloud. … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 15 — Major Research Project No. 1: Heating Water

Duration: 00:30:33


Low Tech Podcast, No. 13 — Dark Mountain

1/20/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 13 – 20 Jan 2017 The Dark Mountain and its influence on the institute. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 13 — Dark Mountain

Duration: 00:22:13


Low Tech Podcast, No. 12 — Alcohol

1/13/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 12 - 13 Jan 2017 A discussion about home brewing. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 12 — Alcohol

Duration: 00:15:57


Low Tech Podcast, No. 11 — Aldo Leopold Nature Center

1/6/2017
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 11 – 06 Jan 2017 An interview with staff from the Aldo Leopold Nature Center. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 11 — Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Duration: 00:32:51


Low Tech Podcast, No. 10 — Year-End Roundup

12/30/2016
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 10 – 30 Dec 2016 A round up of this year's news. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 10 — Year-End Roundup

Duration: 00:19:04


Low Tech Podcast, No. 9 — Food Distribution

12/2/2016
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LowTechPodcast, No. 8 - 2 Dec 2016 This week we're examining the underlying social causes of famine in the modern world. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 9 — Food Distribution

Duration: 00:23:24


Low Tech Podcast, No. 7 — Collective Hubris

11/4/2016
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 7 - 4 Nov 2016 Collective Hubris in the past and today. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 7 — Collective Hubris

Duration: 00:18:58


Low Tech Podcast, No. 6 — Natural Disasters

10/28/2016
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Low Tech Podcast, No. 6 - 28 Oct 2016 This week we explore disasters and how we deal with them. https://lowtechinstitute.wordpress.com/ … More Low Tech Podcast, No. 6 — Natural Disasters

Duration: 00:22:14

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