Second Transition Podcast
with Dr. Philip Loring
How might our strategies for solving the world’s biggest problems change if we knew that radical, system-wide change was already underway? In this podcast, anthropologist and award-winning science communicator Phil Loring will talk with experts, activists, and visionaries from around the world and ask, “What might a radically changed future entail? What steps can we take right now to change course and make such a future possible?" Join us in this expansive conversation about the amazing futures that lie ahead.

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In this final episode of the season, guest host Dr. Hannah Harrison interviews Phil about the show, what he’s learned, and his own aspirations for a radically changed future. They also discuss the meaning behind the “the second transition”!

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Michelle Holliday, author of “The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World” joins me on this episode. We talk about changing world views about the future, regenerative agriculture and tourism, building bridges, healing,…

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Neuroscientist Robin Mazumder joins me to talk about cities and the effects they have on our minds and mental well-being. We talk about ways cities can be hostile to the unhoused and those with disabilities, and Robin makes the case that cities can be…

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Dr. Brett Favaro, author of “The Carbon Code” and Dean of the Faculty of Science and Horticulture at Kwantlen Polytechnic University joins Phil for a conversation about climate change, electification, and climate justice. We talk about the exciting…

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In this episode Phil speaks with environmental philosopher and author of Earth Emotions, Glenn Albrecht. They talk about the importance of having a language for the feelings we experience during environmental crisis and change, and about developing a…

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In this episode Phil is once again joined by Ricardo Levins Morales for a conversation about police abolition and the deep roots of policing in the Klu Klux Klan and schemes to maintain the oppression of people of colour.

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In partnership with the 2022 Arrell Food Summit, this episode features an interview with Michelle Week of Good Rain Farm (https://www.goodrainfarm.com/) outside of Portland, Oregon. We talk about food sovereignty and her work through farming to…

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In this episode Phil talks with Flor Avelino, a researcher with the Dutch Institute for Transitions (DRIFT, https://drift.eur.nl/). They talk about the interplay of social and technological change, the different kinds of power that make (or break)…

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In this episode Phil speaks with Riley Yesno, an Anishinaabe scholar and research fellow with University of Toronto and the Yellowhead Institute. They talk about the Land Back movement that seeks to restore indigenous sovereignty and stewardship over…

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In this episode, Phil talks with Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, CEO of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and author of the essential “In the Shadow of Green Man.” Phil and Regi discuss the promise and imperative of regenerative solutions in food…

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.