Episodes: Masonry

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Episode 190: Dr. Xander Dunlap discusses how current environmental policies and “green” technologies are perpetuating ecological destruction.

In this thought-provoking interview, Xander Dunlap argues that current environmental policies and “green” technologies are perpetuating ecological destruction under the guise of sustainability. He contends that solutions like solar...

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Episode 189: Interview with Irish rewilding pioneer Eoghan Daltun in the Beara peninsula of Co. Cork, Ireland.

In this fascinating interview, conducted with my daughter, Catherine Byrne, we delve into the world of Eoghan Daltun, an Irish farmer and advocate for rewilding. Eoghan’s journey is a...

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Episode 188: Interview with Bhutanese lama Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche…offering a distinctive Buddhist outlook on current environmental crises.

In this compelling interview, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, a revered Bhutanese lama and educator, offers a distinctive Buddhist outlook on the critical environmental crises we are currently facing. Rinpoche stresses...

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Episode 187: Interview with indigenous Australian academic and human and earth rights activist, Dr. Anne Poelina.

In this episode, we speak to Dr. Anne Poelina an indigenous Australian academic and human and earth rights activist. Dr. Poelina explains her role as a “Yimardoowarra marnin,” which,...

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Episode 186: Interview with Steve Trent, founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation

In this revealing interview, Steve Trent, the founder of the Environmental Justice Foundation, delves into the Foundation’s pivotal work at the intersection of environmental security and human rights. He...

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Episode 185: Interview with leading French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola on man’s relationship with nature.

Fascinating interview with leading French anthropologist Professor Philippe Descola, first posted in 2021, exploring man’s relationship with nature. Professor Descola argues that we can, and must today, learn from...

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Episode 184: Interview with Dr. Matthew J. Bell, EY Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader

In this frank interview Dr Matthew Bell, Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Leader Leader at EY, the professional services firm discusses the firm’s role in providing sustainability related...

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Episode 183 How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality: Interview with Professor Katharina Pistor, author of The Code of Capital.

In this fascinating discussion, first aired on December 13th, 2021, Professor Katharina Pistor highlights the various ways that debt, complex financial products, and other assets are selectively coded to...

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Episode 182: Journalist Vincent Bevins discusses his new book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution

In this revealing interview, journalist Vincent Bevins discussed his newly released book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution, based on his research of a...

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Episode 181: Environmental degradation, capitalism, and imperialism with Jason W Moore

In this fascinating, hard hitting interview, Jason Moore talks about the intertwining relations between environmental degradation, capitalism, imperialism, and climate change-stressing the need to recognize the role of imperialis–and...

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Episode 180 Net Zero: Beyond the hype. Professor Angel Hsu on the reality of Net Zero Pledges

Fascinating discussion with Professor Angel Hsu on the significance and challenges surrounding the Net Zero emissions goals. While companies often tout their commitment to Net Zero, a recent report...

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Episode 179: Jeremy Lent talks about finding our place in the universe by integrating science and traditional wisdom

In this wide-ranging interview, first published in 2021, Jeremy Lent discusses his fascinating new book Web of Meaning which combines findings in cognitive science, systems theory and traditional Chinese...

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