Episode #166: Crop Insurance for Sustainable Agriculture

In this second part of an interview with James Robinson of the Rural Advancement Foundation International, Frank and James discuss the importance of crop insurance to the farmer, both as a risk management tool and as a mechanism for gaining … Continue reading

Episode #165: Tobacco Transitions

Frank is joined by James Robinson of the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) to discuss the ongoing transition from tobacco to diversified agriculture as price supports through acreage quotas have slowly been phased out in the Southeastern United States. Also … Continue reading

Episode #160: The Failure of Permaculture Redux

Frank once again dives into the morass of Agroinnovations Episode #145 addressing a listener’s comment through a series of clips from recent podcast episodes featuring Simon Huntley, Narendra Varma, David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, and Tom Giessel.  Frank reiterates his argument … 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 #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 #70: The (a)Politics of Transition Culture (Part II)

In this second part of a two part interview, Rob Hopkins and I discuss the apolitical nature of transition culture, the construction of parallel systems, and the potential for confrontation with existing power structures. Also discussed is the feasibility of … Continue reading

Episode #69: Transition Culture with Rob Hopkins

In this episode, I am joined by Rob Hopkins of transitionculture.org. We discuss the origins of the transition movement and its practical application as a grassroots community organizing strategy. Rob shares with us some potential pitfalls, and we also discuss … Continue reading