Episode #156: The Future of Food and Farming

In Part II of this two-part series, Frank Aragona concludes his interview with Tom Giessel, who is the honorary historian of the National Farmer’s Union. Tom begins with a brief foray into the history and status of farmer cooperatives, and … Continue reading

Episode #150: Crash on Demand

Frank welcomes permaculture co-originator David Holmgren for a wide ranging discussion on his writings and ideas, including Future Scenarios, Oil vs. Money, and Crash on Demand. In light of the failure of social and political activism to address climate change, … Continue reading

Episode #147: The Peter Principle

Frank welcomes back KMO of the C-Realm podcast for a wide-ranging discussion on collapse, poverty, permaculture, bureaucracy, and the upcoming C-Realm Comics. The C-Realm Podcast The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong Podcast: Play in new window | Download … Continue reading

Episode #134: Brown Tech, the Global Land Grab, Peak Food, and the Agrocollapse

This episode begins with a brief discussion of the status of this podcast and its host. Frank then launches into a discussion of the global land grab taking place in Africa and elsewhere as Holmgren’s brown tech scenario comes to fruition in the form of industrial, commodity-export agriculture expanding its reach into technologically underdeveloped nations.

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Episode #127: Peak Moment Television

Frank Aragona is joined by Janaia Donaldson, host and producer of Peak Moment Television.  Topics of discussion include the production of Peak Moment TV, geodesic domes in Colorado, the strengths and weaknesses of the relocalization movement, Peak Oil as a … Continue reading

Episode #124: Back in the Saddle

The Agroinnovations Podcast is back after a hiatus of several weeks.  I begin by sharing an article by Tara Lohan entitled Vision: How Small, Mostly Conservative Towns Have Found the Trick to Defeating Corporations.  I then continue by sharing listner … Continue reading

Episode #115: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

We are joined by Daniel Imhoff, editor of the book CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation): The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories. Topics of discussion include images of and conditions in the CAFO, the loss of biological diversity in animal husbandry, … Continue reading

Episode #111: Deconstructing Collapse

We are joined by KMO, the creator of the C-Realm Podcast and author of the book “Conversations on Collapse”. Topics of discussion include KMO’s rejection of the collapse narrative, our current predicament in relation to a well-controlled propaganda narrative, Peak … Continue reading