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 episode I speak with Rob Percival, author of the new book, The Meat Paradox. We explore the cultural, and psychological, and evolutionary basis of our complicated relationship with the animals we eat (or choose not to). You can connect with…

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In this episode Phil speaks with Dr. Kelsey Leonard, a water scientist, legal scholar, policy expert, writer, and enrolled citizen of the Shinnecock Nation. They explore the imperative to acknowledge personhood for water, and how this goes part and…

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In this episode Phil speaks with Giorgos Kallis, author of the books “Limits” and “The Case for Degrowth”, and Filka Sekulova of the think-tank Research and Degrowth, who researches the economic basis of happiness as well as degrowth and nature-based…

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In this episode Phil talks with Dr. Million Belay, general coordinate for the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (https://afsafrica.org/). We explore food sovereignty, how corporate control of food systems has come to be, the Green Revolution,…

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In this episode I speak with Anishinaabe author Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon of the Crusted Snow. We talk about story, colonialism, the end of the world, and envisioning what comes after. Waub co-hosts the Storykeepers podcast, which is on all…

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In this episode I talk with activist and trickster-artist Ricardo Levins Morales. Among his various impressive works is a primer on activism that artfully blends social and ecological ideas and messages. You can find his work at…

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On this first episode of The Second Transition, Phil talks with the inspirational Elin Kelsey, author of “Hope Matters: Why Changing the Way We Think Is Critical to Solving the Environmental Crisis.” Phil and Elin discuss moving from an empty hope to…

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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.