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In Service of the Earth

In Service of the Earth

By Paul Barton
Paul Barton talks about his journey in discovering how to best be of service to the Earth. How do we live in balance with nature and increase everyone's wellbeing? How can individuals work towards this in their everyday lives?
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A Liberal and a Conservative Record a Podcast - With Josh Mahler
Josh is the host of a podcast called Politically Insane. He is a Christian conservative living in the United States. Paul talks to him about polarization, election fraud, covid 19, and abortion. Listen to see how two people who disagree can have a productive conversation.
56:46
December 18, 2020
Is "Find Your Passion" Good Advice?
Paul talks about some of his new thoughts on this old advice.
22:38
December 6, 2020
How To Solve Climate Change? with Chris Keefer
Since he had a son, Chris has done a lot of reading about the climate crisis because he's concerned about the world his son is going to inherit. In this episode, Chris shares things he has learned about how to solve climate change, including many facts that undermine aspects of the mainstream climate solution narrative.
53:19
May 25, 2020
Teaching Music with Devon Runions
Paul and Devon talk about teaching music online, music theory, the school system, and probably other things. WARNING: Some prior knowledge of music theory will greatly increase your enjoyment of this podcast.
43:33
May 18, 2020
Making Things Meaningful, with Jon Barton
Paul talks to his brother Jon about music and photography.
35:52
April 28, 2020
Dealing With Too Much Free Time
We're all stuck at home because of this virus. What do we do now?
17:59
April 13, 2020
Hate
Paul's commentary on an art installation about hate.
19:54
January 26, 2020
De-polarizing the Trans Rights Conversation
I'm afraid that this podcast is too controversial, but I want to be able to speak about these things in public, so here we go!
20:47
December 20, 2019
A Complicated World
Just trying to understand the world so I can decide on how to act in it.
21:47
December 2, 2019
Fiercely Ok with Stephanie Drouin
Paul talks with his partner Stephanie Drouin about her work leading Fiercely Ok Choirs. 
45:14
November 6, 2019
What would I do if I was Prime Minister?
Paul has ideas that are simple but big.
20:02
October 20, 2019
Climate Change Denial and Misogyny?
Paul continues to try to bring the left and the right together on these important issues.
21:04
September 1, 2019
Polarization
My thoughts on how Polarization works and how to overcome it.
21:11
June 23, 2019
The Black Creek
Paul talks about what he wants to do for the black creek.
20:05
May 19, 2019
Freewill, and Lil Dicky
A bit of a ramble about freewill that turns into talking about a popular song about loving the Earth.
21:07
May 12, 2019
Protests
Are protests effective? If not, what is?
25:10
May 3, 2019
The Badlands
There is a tourist attraction in Caledon, Ontario, and Paul has some suggestions for it.
22:36
April 25, 2019
Talking to the Future
Talking to the future
21:53
April 23, 2019
Crisis, or Bravery?
If we want to avoid crisis, I think it will take bravery.
23:16
April 21, 2019
Changing Our Course
A bit of a ramble about what it would be like to change our goals as a species.
20:47
April 18, 2019
What It's Like To Be A "Quiet Person"
Paul is known for not saying much. He used to be sad about that, but now he's not. 
20:12
April 16, 2019
What is the Purpose of Popular Music?
What does our popular music say about us? Paul shares his thoughts on music and social change.
20:11
April 15, 2019
Lessons from Frodo
What is Paul learning from reading The Lord of the Rings?
20:10
April 12, 2019
Imagining the Black Hole
Paul tries to wrap his head around the size, weight, and nature of the black hole recently photographed by scientists
21:40
April 11, 2019
Money, Boredom, and Cleaning My Room
With no clear plan of what to talk about, Paul rambles along about struggling with money, boredom, and how he decided to clean his room.
21:07
April 9, 2019
The Black Creek
Paul talks about the current path he is on, and how it led him to the Black Creek.
20:44
April 8, 2019
Equality and Equity
Paul talks about different definitions for these words and how this might cause separation between people.
19:16
April 7, 2019
My Musical Journey
Paul talks about growing up in a musical family, and how his music has dramatically changed over the years.
21:59
April 6, 2019
Climate Change Ramble
Paul talks about a climate change symposium he went to.
23:42
April 5, 2019
I used to be an Atheist
Paul describes his journey from growing up christian, to becoming an atheist, to finding spirituality.
28:21
April 4, 2019
The Song That Comes From The Land
Paul demonstrates what honesty means to him.
22:00
April 2, 2019
Getting Along
Paul expands on what he means when he says he wants people to get along.
19:16
April 2, 2019
What Do I Want To Do?
Paul talks about deciding what to do with his life. Listen to him stumble his way to the conclusion that he wants to help people get along, and to help that be sustainable. Figuring out how to work towards those goals is the next step!
28:41
April 2, 2019