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By Microsolidarity
Microsolidarity is an open research network developing patterns and practices for mutual aid communities. This is not a podcast exactly, more like an audio diary for people participating in the research.

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Cultural Catalyst Network - Presentation from Karl Staeyert & Leonie Smith
Video version: Cultural Catalyst Network:
June 1, 2020
Microsolidarity in Maastricht, pt 2
Previous episode is here: Bea + Josh are starting a new microsolidarity community in Maastricht in the Netherlands. This is their second conversation with Rich & Nati where they present their plans and seek feedback. We talk about crews, how to develop a sense of shared ownership & participatory culture, and meeting online vs in person. More info:
April 29, 2020
Cultural Catalyst Network - conversation with Karl Steyaert & Richard D. Bartlett
Video of this conversation here: Karl shares his plans for a new community of practice he is about to launch; Rich gives feedback; then they get deeper into the personal questions of what it is like to be us doing this community weaving work at this time.   - digital connection with physical distance  - choosing which 1 thing to work on and which 9 things to put down (how to delegate)  - Internal Family Systems Therapy and how it applies to our roles  - going with the dao of life, moving from inspiration not obligation  - a 21st century ashram that is non dogmatic, a life giving structure that creates the routines and structures that bias towards healthy interior states  - practicing aikido, making music   Karl's recommended resources here: Cultural Catalyst Network: More on microsolidarity here:
April 7, 2020
Courage & Cooperation: interview with Ari in the Air & Richard D. Bartlett
Reproducing Ari's podcast, originally posted here: More about microsolidarity here: 
April 2, 2020
2x7x2 Relational Practice with Ronan Harrington and Richard D. Bartlett
A little taste to show you what we mean by microsolidarity: Ronan speaks for 7 minutes, Rich reflects back for 2 minutes, then they switch roles. An extremely simple relational practice that can make a big difference in less than half an hour. Ping me on Twitter
March 20, 2020
Markel Cormenzana and Richard D. Bartlett get to know each other
This is the first meeting between Markel Cormenzana and Rich. We get to know each other and talk about some of the design philosophy behind our work. More info at
March 18, 2020
Microsolidarity in Maastricht pt 1
Bea + Josh are starting a new microsolidarity community in Maastricht in the Netherlands. This is their first conversation with Rich where they present their plans and seek his feedback. We talk about leadership, facilitation, boundaries, and the tension between abstraction and practice.  More info:
February 11, 2020
Nati and john talking about pods at Enspiral
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December 13, 2019
Discussion about Crews at Enspiral Summer Retreat 2019
Here's a conversation recorded at the big annual gathering of Enspiral, talking about the very practical side of starting and running Crews. This recording is annotated with lots of links, over here:
February 27, 2019
Research questions
Links & background here:
February 15, 2019