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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Episode 22 – The Second Transition

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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Episode 21 – Thrivability

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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Episode 20 – Cities and the Mind

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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Episode 19 – Decarbonization

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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Episode 18 – Symbiocene

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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Episode 17 – Abolition

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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Episode 16 – Resurgence

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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Episode 15 – Social Innovation

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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Episode 14 – Land Back

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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Episode 13 – Regeneration

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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