The Rewilding Podcast w/ Peter Michael Bauer
An exploration of the philosophy and practice of crafting resilient place-based culture.
…Coming in the fall of 2019
Humans have lived on the planet for nearly 3 million years, and yet the culture of the last 10,000 has caused the sixth largest extinction in the history of life on earth. We are in the midst of a cultural and environmental collapse. The recent project of civilization has failed humanity, and we are in search of new systems modeled after the ones that came before: ones that lasted for millions of years without making a noticeable impact on ecosystems. The most resilient ways of living are the ones that are regenerative and regional. As the current global governments and States slide into chaos, tyranny, and eventual collapse, we are creating transitional models of living together to escape and minimize the fall out and to and thrive in an uncertain future. We are creating a new narrative, backed by contemporary science and research, backed by millions of years of human stories of living harmoniously in place. We call this movement rewilding, and it can’t be done alone. It can only be done together… Welcome to my podcast.
The Rewilding Podcast aims to explore questions such as these:
- How have humans practiced regenerative subsistence practices through the ages?
- How have humans made and maintained egalitarian cultures over the ages?
- What went wrong, when, why, and how? -in other words, exploring the complexity of “how did we get into this mess?”
- How have humans evaded enslavement by the state and agricultural systems?
- What do humans need to understand about one another so that we can rewild together across our cultural differences?
- What are strategies for straddling being a captive of the current system and building the next one?
Common themes of the Rewilding Podcast are:
- What “wildness” means
- Resistance to and abandonment of civilization and the state
- Living in both worlds, bridging this world with the one beyond
- Cultural regenerative subsistence practices
- Coming together across cultural divides
- The intersections between prehistory, paleoanthropology, archaeology, and ecology
- Problematic aspects of rewilding–and how to do better