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The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast

The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast

By The People's Countryside
This podcast's for anyone wanting to explore the big issues, stretching your thinking in relatable ways. Well known personalities, Stuart ‘The Wildman’ Mabbutt and photographer William Mankelow, two men in their 40s, who aren't experts, but have opinions, authentic views and no scripts. Join them on meandering conversations about nature, philosophy, climate, the human condition, and sustainability. Sometimes joined by guests, or discussing listener questions between themselves. Always full of fun anecdotes and a bit of silliness.

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Mental Health During An Ecological Crisis
Using their meandering, unscripted conversational chat style, hosts Stuart and William explore and examine a listener question, from Marc in Dudley, West Midlands, England. "How important is mental health in the environmental and ecological fight we face?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
19:39
April 11, 2021
When Is Mainstream Day?
Using their usual meandering, unscripted conversational style, hosts Stuart and William delve into a listener question, from Pauline in Farmoor, Oxfordshire, England. "Why can't we have a mainstream day? We have World AIDS Day, International Women's Day, LGBTQ Day, Gay Pride Day, and various other environmental days. Why can't we have a Mainstream Day?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question. 
13:55
April 6, 2021
Positive/Negative Power Struggle
Using their meandering, unscripted conversational chat style, hosts Stuart and William offer up a very real discussion, as they explore a listener question, from Rich in Burnley, Lancashire, England. "Is the message more powerful if it's positive when we talk about the multiple crisis we face, compared with negative messaging?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
17:57
April 4, 2021
Happy Easter 2021 From The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast
Stuart and William wish you a Happy Easter 2021, wherever you are in the world. Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or delve into? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question. Find out more about the wider project at: https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ Support the project through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepeoplescountryside
02:58
April 2, 2021
Impacts Of Inspirational Individuals
In another meandering, unscripted conversation, bulging with authentic views and real opinions, hosts Stuart and William explore a listener question, from Chia-Ling, in Taiwan. "How impactful and inspirational can individuals really be, in making positive things happen, where we live locally?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
19:19
March 30, 2021
Trailer: Impacts Of Inspirational Individuals
Stuart and William preview tomorrow's release (30th March 2021), where they will be discussing, exploring, and examining a question sent in by listener Chia-Ling, from Taiwan. Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or explore? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question. Find out more about the wider project at: https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ Support the project through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepeoplescountryside
02:57
March 29, 2021
Making Humanity Excel Again
Your hosts Stuart and William head off on another meandering, deep conversation, as they examine a listener question, from Jonati, in Israel. "How can we make humanity excel again?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to delve into, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
16:55
March 28, 2021
Lessons Learned From Lockdown?
Join hosts Stuart and William, in their usual meandering discussion style, as they examine a question from listener Khalid, in Oman. "I enjoyed your Covid series, when you shared your personal challenges, and the lessons you felt were there to be learned, and put towards the ecological crisis we face. Could you share your thoughts about the challenges you, and we, still face at this point? It might be useful for your listeners in getting us to think about how to set ourselves new challenges, as we take steps towards our collective unknown futures". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
18:44
March 23, 2021
Financial Returns From Time Spent In Nature
Honest opinions, using their meandering, unscripted conversational chat style, hosts Stuart and William explore and examine a listener question, from Raul from Peru. "£8.50 in British currency, is the societal return for every £1 invested in volunteering in nature, by businesses. The return is mainly through wellbeing, so how can we encourage more people into wild working days, and getting businesses involved through team building, and other daily working practices?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
25:57
March 21, 2021
The Need To Prioritize Relationships
Another meandering, unscripted, real discussion, and authentic opinions, as hosts Stuart and William, delve into a listener question, from Yvette, in Marston, Oxford, England. "My view [Yvette's] is we need to prioritize relationships when building local and international links. I'd be intrigued to see where you go with this idea in your debates and conversations on this podcast. You always go off the beaten track in your discussions, and come up with some interesting and at times, pleasingly odd ideas, keep it up guys!". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
16:40
March 16, 2021
Division Of Food. Scarcity Or Abundance?
Authentic views and opinions, in another wide ranging, unscripted, real discussion. As hosts Stuart and William, delve into a listener question, this time, from Aleksei in Russia. "Food brings us together, culturally and practically. It offers a nutritional life, and a community life, helping the most vulnerable. It brings the haves and have nots together, with emotions wrapped up in food too. Is food security really a big benefit to combatting the ecological breakdown we face, when we already produce enough food to feed the entire planet? Or are our leaders, policy makers, and news media, in cahoots in selling us a different narrative? Instilling international fear in us about food shortages, and getting us fighting and waring. Is this all about divide and conquer?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
28:29
March 14, 2021
HS2 Railway And Its Bailiffs
Welcome to another unscripted meandering real discussion, bordering on a debate . Stretch your thinking with hosts Stuart and William, as they delve into a listener question, from Roisin from London, England. "You [Stuart], were motivated to be an activist through anger in the early 1980s, do you see history repeating itself?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
51:35
March 9, 2021
Next Step In Human Progress
Authentic views, in another meandering conversation, from hosts Stuart and William, who examine a listener question, from Alvaro in Spain. "The next step in human progress, is to live within the fabric of the nature and the environment that underpins us. Revealing that we're not an isolated species, away from nature. Do you agree, or do you think there is another step, or multiple steps to come first?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to delve into, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
12:57
March 7, 2021
Pillaging The Universe - 150th Episode
A meandering unscripted real discussion, and opinions, as hosts Stuart and William delve into a listener question, from Preben in Sweden. "If we go to other planets to mine minerals, are we expanding the mistakes we're making on this planet, to other planets?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to examine, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
11:58
March 2, 2021
Will You Drink Water Or Chemicals?
Using their meandering, unscripted conversational chat style, hosts Stuart and William explore and examine a listener question, from Pete in Islip, Oxfordshire, England. "We have enough water on the planet for everybody, yet the amount that is uncontaminated and usable for drinking water, each year, gets smaller. I've heard by 2030, the demand for drinking water will exceed the amount of water available. We are likely to rely on chemicals to make the remaining water drinkable, but in time, with that logic, we'll be drinking more chemicals than water. How concerned are you about water resources, and what can be done to secure the quality of the water that remains?". Do you have a question you'd like Stuart and William to explore, discuss or debate? Send us an email thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com with your name, where you're listening from, and your question.
14:56
February 28, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do Generalizations About Environmentalists Really Help?
In this episode, Stuart and William explore and examine a question, from listener Vandana in India, "Do you have any examples of people watering down their anti-environmentalist stance, when confronted with a real person, that they personally know, who has environmental activist views? It's hard to generalize all environmentalists as snowflakes, when we start to see people as human beings.".
14:29
February 23, 2021
BONUS! Patreon Teaser - Our Success Formula For Approaching Guests / Collaborators
Outside of our usual release schedule, here's some audio extracted from a teaser video, just released, detailing an exclusive, just for our Green Transformer tier over on our Patreon page. Your Co-hosts Stuart and William, will be talking about how they approach guests / collaborators for the podcast and other projects. To hear/see the complete version of this exclusive material, become a Green Transformer today via the following link; https://www.patreon.com/thepeoplescountryside Find out more about the wider The People's Countryside project at: https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/
03:06
February 22, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Why Are So Many People Ready To Consume Fake News?
In this episode Stuart and William explore and examine a question from listener Ben in Islip, Oxfordshire, England, "Why are so many ready to consume and believe fake news? Covid vaccines have shown this. The BAME community seem to be at high risk of fatality from the virus, with high numbers of death rates, yet that community has a large volume of people not willing to take the vaccine as they say they already have their own tradition based on ginger and turmeric etc. If these treatments they work, why are so many of them dying? Others say the vaccine contains a government tracker, so they won't take it, and asked where they heard this information, they say on What's App. To me governments are already tracking us on devices called mobile phones ".
16:56
February 21, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Inventors And Entrepreneurs The Way Out Of The Climate Crisis, And They Help To De-politicize The Issues Too?
In this episode Stuart and William explore and examine a question from listener Ivan in Suffolk, England, "Climate science to some is more about alarmist journalism than anything else, which I don't agree with. Those that scream about problems are the privileged few, and this doesn't help those on the ground, facing real hardship, which I don't necessarily agree with either. What I do think as the best option is that discussions are needed to be had now with inventors and entrepreneurs. Inventive minds working on revenue generation from carbon emission collection could help de-politicize climate change too.".
17:55
February 16, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Where Does The Confidence Come From To Change Our Lives, And Live Sustainably, When We Know It'll Be Tough, And A Huge Transition?".
In this episode Stuart and William delve into this second question from listener Ron in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, England, "Where does the confidence come from to change our lives, and live sustainably, when we know it'll be tough, and a huge transition?".
19:56
February 14, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Does Having Differing Views Always Have To Be Approached Abrasively, Aggressively And Shouting Louder Than The Person In Front Of You, That May Disagree?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Al in Limerick, Southern Ireland, "How can we normalize non-confrontational discussions, disagreements, and debates? Can we disagree nicely as you often say on the podcast? Does having differing views, always have to be approached abrasively, aggressively, and shouting louder than the person in front of you, that disagrees with you?".
15:54
February 9, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do We Over Analyze Questions On This Podcast?
In this episode Stuart and William examine a question from listener Ivy in Worthing, West Sussex, England, "Do you feel you over analyze questions you debate on the podcast? ".
11:58
February 7, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Your A Snowflake! Is That A Useful Analysis Of Someone's Character And Behaviour, Or A Smear Campaign With The Hidden Motive To Undermine, Without Contributing Positively?
In this episode Stuart and William explore and examine a question from listener Jossie from Runcorn, Cheshire, England, "Environmentalists are snowflakes, true or false? Snowflake is a term commonly used to describe people who are offended easily, or repeatedly protest, amongst other things. Is snowflake an unfair label, especially for environmentalists? I see people who use the term about others, are actually a snowflake themselves, as they are the ones being offended. Maybe even hoping to maintain the power balance, and leave things unchanged, by smearing the characters of others? Meanwhile, those accused of being snowflakes, continue unbothered it seems. In this instance the snowflakes being environmentalists?".
18:55
February 2, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are We Mentally Scarring The Current Younger Generation When We Openly Talk About The Climate Emergency?
In this episode Stuart and William delve into a question from listener Jack from Forest Hill, Oxfordshire, England, "Are we rearing a generation of young people, who are petrified about the future, by scarring them with open talk of the climate emergency, that I agree personally we are in?".
13:30
January 31, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Inland Wind Turbines! Are They Good Or Bad? Well, Let's Discuss It Shall We?
In this episode Stuart and William explore and examine a question from listener Maureen in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, England, "People debate if inland wind turbines are nice or ugly. Is this a redundant argument when the aim behind this is that we're all trying to protect our beautiful planet, meaning wind power is part of the mix?".
14:55
January 26, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Can All Arguments Be Resolved With Facts?
In this episode Stuart and William examine a question from listener Rupert in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, "When it comes to arguing for human caused climate change, or against it, is it possible to base either viewpoint on facts, when much of what we face is still an unknown?".
18:20
January 24, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do Celebrities Help Or Hinder Environmental Causes?
In this episode Stuart and William explore and examine a question from listener James in Greater Leys, Oxford, England, "Is the use of celebrity a good thing for getting across the awareness of the ecological emergency we're in? People I know hate certain celebrities, and immediately switch off to anything or any campaign that these celebrities are engaged with. For example, Jamie Oliver campaigned to improve school meals. Some parents I know were happy for their kids to eat crap meals, if it meant they didn't have to agree with Jamie Oliver".
16:52
January 19, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Should No Waste Ideals Start With Us Limiting Our Own Waste Thoughts?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Keith in Little Milton, Oxfordshire, England, "David Attenborough was asked, what we could all do to help the environment? His answer was, not to waste anything. This is wise, alongside looking at carbon neutrality. Should no waste ideals start with us limiting our own waste thoughts though? ".
09:45
January 17, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: How Do We Make Big Climate And Food Security Issues Less Scary?
In this episode Stuart and William delve into a question from listener Felicity in Honduras, Central America, "With food security and climate change, I think we should look at the big picture, but that seems to scare my friends, as it seems insurmountable on a world scale. What do you think?".
42:57
January 12, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Can We Make Centrism Sexy?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Emily from Gothenburg, Sweden, "Centrism isn't exciting, but the extremes of an argument often are. You say the middle ground is where the agreement and understanding live, that lead to solutions in turn. How does the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast makes centrism sexy? ".
21:53
January 10, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: From Oil To Renewables, The Workforce Adaptation Dilemma.
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Lauren from York, Yorkshire, England, "Is it realistic to expect those working in the oil industry to be redeployed into renewable energy?".
10:29
January 5, 2021
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is The 2050 Carbon Emission Target Going To Cause Volatility Within The Oil Industry?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Mick in Garsington, Oxfordshire, England, "It's discussed that we need to aim for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, whether that's quick enough for capturing carbon already emitted remains to be seen. I have to say if this transition happens to quickly it could cause volatility in the oil industry, and effect the world economy hugely on a global, and local basis. How can balance and measure be used in this necessary transition?".
14:55
January 3, 2021
Happy New Year From The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
A short New Year's message from Stuart and William of the People's Countryside team.
01:51
January 1, 2021
Re-release: Our Top Performing Guest Appeal
Reflecting back over the year we decided to treat you to a couple of re-releases. In this second re-release, we have the best performing guest appeal of the year. Originally released on the 27th March, Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability shares his suggestions on making the world a more sustainable place.
01:30
December 29, 2020
Do You Have A Question In The Environmental Arena That You'd Like Us To Discuss?
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss on the podcast? You can leave us a voice message via Anchor, email us your question to thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com or contact us through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Just search for The Peoples Countryside. Get your thinking caps on and send us your question.
01:50
December 27, 2020
Merry Christmas From The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
A short Christmas message from Stuart and William of the People's Countryside team.
01:45
December 25, 2020
What Is The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast?
Stuart and William talk all things The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast. Who we are, and what we do. Maybe you're a long time listener, or this could be the first time you've heard this podcast, Stuart and William also explain the future of the podcast, including it becoming a live show, in front of a live audience, online and on the stage, as Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted.
08:19
December 24, 2020
Re-release: Our Top Performing Episode Of 2020.
Reflecting back over the year, Stuart and William decided to treat you to a couple of re-releases. Beginning with the best performing episode of 2020, here Stuart and William revisit a question sent in by listener Bartek in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, "Are electric cars really the future?". Look out for the next re-release, on the 29th December, where we'll be revealing the most listened to appeal by a guest on the podcast. Which one will it be? Stop by to find out.
10:56
December 22, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode: Top 5 Stupid Moments Making The Podcast?
William looks back to a classic past instalment of the podcast. In this episode, we go back to the 31st May 2020, and a question sent in to us by listener Jaryd in Ireland, "What are our top 5 stupid moments making the podcast?"
18:14
December 20, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What's The True Objective Of Road Priority/Safety Schemes?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Roman from Slovakia, "I like your previous answer to my question about whether widening cycle lanes is another example of screwing over the motorists. My next question is, are the various types of road users prioritized through safety considerations? Considerations around certain groups removal from certain road environments, for whatever reason? Or considerations around limiting pollution emissions in certain areas? Or is it all of the above, or something else? ".
27:24
December 15, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode With Guest Andy Gunn from BBOWT.
William look's back to a classic past instalment of this podcast. He looks back to this archive episode to see how points of view may have altered and evolved since the recording. This time he revisits the debate with Andy Gunn of BBOWT. Originally released on the 7th January 2020, when the podcast explored the following three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate; - Should nature reserves be for people and wildlife or should they just be for wildlife? - The stereotype of environmentalists are hippies and people living unconventional lifestyles. Is this the reality? And how do we get more suits at the forefront? - How can we move on from the idea of everything being disposable?
57:51
December 13, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Role Does Climate Change Have In Armed Conflict?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Alice from Chiselhampton, Oxfordshire, England, "Does climate change truly divide us as a society and cause conflicts and armed conflicts? If so, why, and how?".
32:47
December 8, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Why, When David Attenborough Says Something, Is It Widely Accepted? Yet, When Environmentalist's Say Similar Things, It's Not?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Sandor from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, "David Attenborough said recently our current economic system isn't good for the environment, and people consider this a huge issue. However, when environmentalists generally say the same things, they're accused of being Communists, Socialists, Marxists etc. Why is it more acceptable for David Attenborough to say this, and not the rest of us?".
17:54
December 6, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: The Donut Economy, Discuss.
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Frank from Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, England, "Can you talk about the donut economy?".
20:55
December 1, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Effect Would The Four Day Working Week Have On The Environment?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Marcy from Shillingford, Oxfordshire, England, "Rishi Sunak has talked about a four day working week, what benefits would that have on the environment, families, and life as we know it?"
16:56
November 29, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Can Food Insecurity Issues Be Counteracted By Local Growing Initiatives?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Edith from Frome, Somerset, England, "Food insecurity is an issue, how do you see local growing initiatives filling that gap?".
12:55
November 24, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: The Death Of Pubs And The Climate Crisis.
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Ron in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, England, "The pub trade is nearly dead, due in part, to the Covid crisis! Should we be letting industries die, and move the workforce onto other areas? Or should we fund it, for what looks like a slow death? If at some point in the future pubs show potential, the void will be filled once again by entrepreneurs. These currently dying pubs could be converted into social housing. Much of this is similar to what could happen in the climate crisis, and our adaptation to it."
27:49
November 22, 2020
TPC: A Direct Environmental Appeal from Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability.
Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability appeals directly to you the listener in this call to action.
01:30
November 17, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: The Abolition Of Slavery, Can Lessons Be Learnt From It And Used To Tackle The Climate And Ecological Emergency's?
In this episode Stuart and William attempt to tackle a tough question from listener Wayne in Rhyl, North Wales, "The abolition of slavery faced barriers from people with vested interests wanting it maintained. What can be learnt from this period history, and to put towards the climate and ecological emergency we now face?".
15:50
November 15, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Heat waves Down To Climate Change?
In this episode Stuart and William delve into a question sent in by listener Kenny from Pembrokeshire, "This year in the UK was saw temperatures reach 34°C for nearly a week, is this down to man made climate change?".
12:58
November 10, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Whose Opinion Should We Listen To?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Craig in Rutland, England, "How important are other people's opinions, and who should we listen to? In making this podcast Stuart and William are both opinionated, so, who do they both listen to? How important are other people's opinions to them both personally?".
32:48
November 8, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is The Middle Ground Mediocre And Beige In Environmentalism?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Pedro, ("I say Pedro" from Lisbon, Portugal), "The middle ground can be mediocre and beige, and may not be the best option! The middle ground between polarised views is often where you say answers can be found, in the common ground as it were. Can you help us define the 'best' options environmentally?"
13:57
November 3, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Uncertainty And Risk: Do We Talk About Them Enough?
In this episode Stuart and William explore this question from listener Sarah from Reading, "Uncertainty and risk, is it spoken about enough in environmental conversations?".
10:48
November 1, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Breaking The Cycle Of Blame.
In this episode Stuart and William explore this question from listener Rory from Darwin, "We have a vicious cycle of blaming each other when it comes to the causes of the climate and ecological emergency. What are the first steps needed to break that cycle?".
22:48
October 27, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is Equality Of Debate A Destructive Force And Should Anyone Have Their Voice Censored?
In this episode Stuart and William explore this question from listener Deborah from Grantham , "Should anyone have their voice censored if their not conning people or committing fraud etc, and do conspiracy theorists offer a valid view across the opinion spectrum? Allowing us all the full information, to make educated and enlightened decisions. Or is equality of debate a destructive force?".
15:52
October 25, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Is The True Aim of Environmentalists?
In this episode Stuart and William explore this question from listener Samantha from Elgin, "Is the true aim of environmentalists, really, to destroy and dismantle our modern ways of life?".
11:50
October 20, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: HS2, Carbon Footprint, Incinerators, Rubbish.
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Alex, from Poland, "HS2 protesters have been challenged that they want to reduce our collective carbon footprint, yet they are stopping the progress of electric trains and this project. Protesters are accused of wanting it both ways. Also, a new incinerator is planned for North London, protesters again challenge this, however, what else can be done with the rubbish going to these facilities? Protests highlight what's wrong, but often, don't offer clear solutions, or supported pathways".
10:58
October 18, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Can A Few Naked Mannequins Change the World Economy?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Dawne, from Austria, "In London recently, protesters stood in shop windows, naked, with placards protesting about the fashion industry. Its unsustainable supply chains, and the abuse of low paid workers. Can a few undressed mannequins change the world economy, especially when it risks putting vulnerable people out of work, by influencing new buying habits?  ".
17:57
October 13, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Recent Environmental Protests Just an Excuse For Raves & Street Parties?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Saj, from Kilburn, London.  "Protests recently in London, by Extinction Rebellion, saw lots of artistic presentations, dancing, drums, flags, and vivid imagery etc. Is this protesting, or really just an excuse to block roads, with raves and parties?".
09:56
October 11, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Environmentalists Hypocrites?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Zack, from Botley, Oxford, "Are environmentalist's hypocrites, and blaming others for being locked in the same systems as everyone else?".
11:58
October 6, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: The Hippy Paradox.
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Robert, from West Sussex, England, "For some people to listen to environmental protesters, they appear to want them to be purer than pure, living totally green lives. In essence, to be, as they suggest, hippies. Only then will they listen. The paradox is, if hippies are the messengers, then these same critics/observer's to often won't listen it seems. Due in part to the critics/observers not relating to or wanting to be perceived hippies. How do we solve this issue?".
19:20
October 4, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Should Media Coverage Concentrate On?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Alex from Poland, "Should media coverage be based on right or wrong, what the leaders agree with, or the betterment of life? Or something else?".
09:56
September 29, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do Wider Paths And Cycle Lanes After The Covid-19 Lockdown Screw Over The Motorist?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Roman from Slovakia. Roman listens to the podcast via Anchor, and his question is "Widening of paths and cycle lanes after the Covid-19 lockdown. Is this just screwing over the motorist, again?".
14:18
September 27, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is There A Justified Use Of Fossil Fuels Before, During And After Environmental Protests?
In this episode Stuart and William explore a question from listener Rory from Darwin, Australia, "When it comes to environmental protesting, is there a justified use of fossil fuels?".
11:09
September 22, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time -100th Episode: Is This Podcast Too Polarising, And Does That Gain/Lose The Audience?
In this landmark 100th episode, Stuart and William explore a question from listener Saj from Kilburn, London. Saj listens to the podcast via PocketCasts, and his question is, "Some of the subjects that have been discussed on the podcast are polarising and divide opinion. Do you feel that gains or loses an audience?".
06:29
September 20, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Revisited: Are We Optimistic Business And The Government Will Get Behind The Challenge We Face To Fend Off The Climate Crisis?
In this episode, Stuart and William discuss this question from Beth in Florida, "Are we optimistic business and the government will get behind the challenge we face to fend off the climate crisis?".
26:55
September 15, 2020
TPC: Listener Question - Revisited: Are Electric Cars Really The Future?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William revisit this question from Bartek in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, "Are electric cars really the future?".
10:56
September 13, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: How Do We Give Environmental Events Happening Around The World An "In My Backyard" Feeling?
In this episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Alison from Faringdon, Oxfordshire, "How do we give environmental events happening around the world an "In My Backyard" feeling?"
06:49
September 8, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do Science And Environmentalism Have A Place In Religion And Vice Versa?
In this episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Becky from Wembley, London, "Does science and environmentalism have a place in religion, and does religion have a place in science and environmentalism?"
10:55
September 6, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Current Environmental Narratives Too Much Like A Religion?
In this episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Paul in Windsor, England, "Are current environmental narratives too much like a religion?"
09:46
September 1, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is Disability A Barrier To Having Your Voice In The Climate Emergency Debate?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Lynn in Australia, "Is disability a barrier to having your voice heard in the climate emergency debate?"
29:52
August 30, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Gender Inequality, What Role Does It Play In Environmental Activism?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Sarah from Reading, England, "Gender inequality, what role does it play in environmental activism?"
09:45
August 25, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Our Leaders/Business's Behaving Like Organised Crime Gangs?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Pedro from Lisbon in Portugal, "Are our leaders/business's behaving like organised crime gangs?
27:44
August 23, 2020
Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss?
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss on the podcast? You can leave us a voice message via Anchor, email us your question to thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com or contact us through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Just search for the Peoples Countryside. Get your thinking caps on and send us your question.
01:50
August 18, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are Electric Cars Really The Future?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from Bartek in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, "Are cars really the future?".
17:17
August 16, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Is Focusing On Adaptation And Resilience A Distraction From Finding Solutions To The Environmental Emergency?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Sally from Gloucestershire, "Is focusing on adaptation and resilience a distraction from reversing man's influence on the climate change cycle. A natural cycle that also influences Earth's core temperature".
16:07
August 11, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: The Use Of Warlike Rhetoric In The Climate Movement, Is It Wise?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from listener Charlotte on Jersey, "We use a lot of combative and warlike rhetoric in the climate movement, is that wise?".
15:08
August 9, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Are Green Jobs?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore this question from Dave in Cheshire, England.
12:49
August 4, 2020
How to Listen to the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Stuart and William talk about how you can listen to the podcast.
00:51
August 2, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode With Guest Chloë Dalglish from Naturehood.
Stuart and William reminisce about a classic past instalment of this podcast. They look back to this archive episode to see how their point of view may have altered and evolved since the recording. This time they revisit the debate they had with Chloe Dalglish. Originally released on the March 10th 2020, when they explored the following three tough environmental questions … - Does being part of a community have a positive effect on environmental understanding and how people deal with the climate, and environmental crisis? - Being informed about the world around you is an important step to understanding the impact we are having. However with so much fake news leading to people doubting what they read, how can the information be best presented to avoid being ignored as scare-mongering, or untrue? - How can podcast production be made more environmentally sustainable, and how can podcasters reduce their Carbon footprint?
01:03:03
July 28, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode With Guest Elise Benjamin.
Stuart and William look back at a classic installment of the podcast. They look back to this past episode to see how their point of view may have altered since the recording. This time they look back on the chat they had with Elise Benjamin. Originally released on the 1st October 2019, we explored the following three tough environmental questions … - The original 1978 animated film of Richard Adams's Watership Down was seen as being too brutal for children to watch. With the 2018 version made for the BBC being a much more watered down version, should we really protect children this way or should children, as the original film intended, be made aware what impact we're having on the natural world around us by seeing it from the animal's point of viewer? - Should we be protecting the Green Belt from development? - Should we be suspicious when airports and oil companies take steps to be more environmentally sustainable, or is that just a green wash?
49:47
July 26, 2020
Up Close And Personal: The Anniversary Episode.
Stuart and William reminisce about reaching the first anniversary of the podcast being on all major platforms, and what the future holds for it, and the live experiential stage version (Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted) that'll take the project as a whole on the road. Engaging a wider audience and making it more impactful.
12:48
July 21, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability.
In this call to action episode Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability appeals directly to you the listener.
01:30
July 19, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Are There Ways the NHS Can Reduce It's Environmental Impact Post Covid-19?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore a question from Lasse from Northamptonshire, "Can you think of any ways the NHS can come out of the Covid-19 crisis and change its systems and processes so it can impact less on the environment?"
11:51
July 14, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What Is A Fair Society?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William explore a question from Isabel from Northern Ireland, "What is a fair society?"
12:46
July 12, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Can We Ever Overcome Anthropocentrism, And What Is Our Place In Nature?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Vandana in India, "Can we ever overcome Anthropocentrism, and what is our place in nature?"
13:31
July 7, 2020
TPC: Question Time - Is Any Animal Good or Bad?
Prompted by a recent conversation William had with a friend. He and co-host Stuart 'The Wildman' Mabbutt discuss the idea of whether the animals around us are good or bad, or is this just a human construct?
10:05
July 5, 2020
The Future of the Podcast. The Schedule's About to Change.
Stuart and William discuss the future of the podcast, in particular the schedule for future episodes.
09:23
July 3, 2020
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Each episode we will debate, with a guest, 3 tough world-scale environmental issues that challenge society and individual's currently held beliefs and perceptions https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ Ultimately we want to take the podcast format in-front of a live audience in the form of Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted. With the addition of an experiential art installation and drama components. This will enable the motivation and mobilization of the audience, toward practical actions to help with policy and behavioral changes needed for a more sustainable future, and a valued environment that we are part of and not separate from. New full episodes of the podcast are currently released at 10 am GMT, on Tuesday's and Sunday's.
03:00
June 30, 2020
TPC: Up Close and Personal with hosts Stuart and William.
A debate around the easing of the lock down restrictions plus more, in this behind the scenes insight of the People's Countryside Environmental Debates podcast.
17:56
June 28, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways.
In this call to action episode Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways appeal directly to you the listener.
00:41
June 26, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode With Guest Dr. Alexandra Morel.
Once again William looks back at a classic installment of the podcast. He listened back to this past episode to see how his point of view may have altered since the recording. This time he's looking back on the chat we had with Dr. Alexandra Morel. Originally released on the 29th October 2019, we explored the following three tough environmental questions … - How would we be acting differently if we recognised nature as a separate/sovereign nation?" Not that we should necessarily, but I would be interested to explore how different or not society might be? - People are working behind the scenes on things like locking away carbon within algal blooms that sink and form rock, and also drilling into rock and storing it there within Limestone etc. Should we be focusing our efforts in these mitigation measures or the processes we as individuals are given to live and work by? Or both? - Is there such a creature as an urban animal? There is a lot of humour in the room, and an openness to really delve deep into each individual question. All three of us make some good points a long the way that we feel stand the test of time. We invite you to listen to this classic episode, and while you do so, we’d like to know how you would answer the questions we pose, and do you agree or not with what we said?
55:57
June 23, 2020
Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode With Guest Writer Tom McCulloch.
Once again William looks back at classic installments of the podcast. He listened back to this past episode to see how his point of view maybe have altered since the recording. This time he's looking back on the chat we had with writer Tom McCulloch. Originally released on the 3rd September 2019, we explored the following three tough environmental questions … - How can we best understand the relationship between the natural world and human technology and development? - What is the practice of the wild? - Is the world better off without us? He chose this particular show as he wanted to listen again to how we answered the questions we each posed. We invite you to enjoy this classic episode, and while you’re listening, we’d like you to think how you would have answered the questions we posed, and do you think we covered the topic and themes we discussed thoroughly? And would you like us to maybe return to one of these questions in the future?
45:57
June 21, 2020
Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss?
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss on the podcast? You can leave us a voice message via Anchor, email us your question to thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com or contact us through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Just search for the Peoples Countryside. Get your thinking caps on and send us your question.
01:50
June 19, 2020
TPC: A second Environmental Appeal from Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch).
In this second call to action episode Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch) appeals directly to you the listener.
00:48
June 16, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: We Live In A Society According To Logical, Theological And Cultural Norms And Rules. Can We Still Claim That We Have Free Will?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Barry from France, "We live in society according to logical, theological, and cultural norms and rules. Can we still claim that we have free will?"
18:57
June 14, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Do We Have Guests Lined Up After Lock Down's Over?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Calum in London, "I know things are still disrupted due to Covid-19, but do you have any guests lined up for when you do your full debate episodes?"
13:24
June 12, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability.
In this call to action episode Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability appeals directly to you the listener.
01:30
June 9, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: Will the Covid-19 situation make us more fearful of animals?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Rory from Darwin in Australia, "Man's living closer to wildlife, which may have caused Covid-19 to jump from animals to humans, is that going to make use fearful and destroy animals as soon as we seen them? Or are we going to decide to back off to a healthy distance?"
05:31
June 7, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: What have we learnt about the subject of environmentalism since we started doing the podcast?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Drew in Glasgow, "What have we learnt about the subject of environmentalism since we started doing the podcast?"
03:59
June 5, 2020
TPC: Listener Question Time: If we were to start out making the podcast again, from scratch, what would we do differently?
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Simon in Devon, "If we were to start out making the podcast again, from scratch, what would we do differently?"
04:39
June 2, 2020
TPC: Bonus! Listener Question - Top 5 Stupid Moments Making the Podcast?
We explore a question from one of our listeners during this episode. This came from Jaryd in Ireland, "What are our top 5 stupid moments making the podcast?"
16:58
May 31, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch).
In this call to action episode Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch) appeals directly to you the listener.
00:40
May 29, 2020
We Shouldn't Get Entrenched In Our Views - Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode (part 3 of 3)
This is part 3 of a 3 part series where William looks back at classic installments of the podcast. William listened back to this past episode to see how his point of view have maybe altered since the recording. For this episode we’re travelling back to Christmas of last year  (2019), and and a discussion about David Attenborough’s series, Seven Worlds, One Planet. This selected classic episode was originally released on the 26th December, Boxing Day (2019). William chose this episode as it has been overall one of most listened to shows. We talk about the potential impact of Attenborough's series, comparing it his previous Blue Planet program which had such a big effect on the public psyche. We both felt at the time that we didn’t need to watch it to understand the impact we are all having on the natural world. We invite you to enjoy this classic episode, and do you think we're right in not watching it? Let us know, we like to be challenged in our own assumptions.
12:04
May 26, 2020
We Shouldn't Get Entrenched In Our Views - Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode (part 2 of 3)
This is part 2 of a 3 part series where William looks back at classic installments of the podcast. William listened back to this past episode to see how his point of view have maybe altered since the recording. The second in this mini series takes us back to March this year, and an episode that marked the last time Stuart and William recorded together in the same room. It has also been one of our best performing episodes in recent times, which is why William singled it out. The episode we released on the 27th March 2020, however the more important date was when we recorded it, which was the 16th March 2020, a week before the UK went into full lock down due to the Corona Virus. We invite you to enjoy this classic episode, and would particularly like to hear what you think about what we discussed, and how we can make sure we don’t get entrenched in our own opinions.
20:58
May 24, 2020
We Shouldn't Get Entrenched In Our Views - Looking Back At A Classic Past Episode (part 1 of 3)
This marks the dawn of a 3 part series where William looks back at classic installments of the podcast. William listened back to this past episode to see how his point of view have maybe altered since the recording. This first in this mini series takes us back to our very first edition of the podcast, which is why William singled it out. It's when we welcomed journalist Pete Hughes of the Oxford Mail, and originally released on this platform on the 21st July 2019. We explored three tough environmental questions; How much effect do humans have on other animals survival? Are we causing more extinction than before? AND Is human existence always at a cost to nature? This was very much the starting point of this podcast's concept and format, and was originally recorded in 2018. This will in fact be the 3rd time this episode has been publicly released, as this podcast was originally only released through Soundcloud before we found Anchor. Who now host and distribute our material. We were very much finding our feet with the format, though from the outset we were not afraid to tackle big questions. It’s great to listen back to this episode as it shows the strength of the format. Also listening with fresh ears William picked up on different details, and also feels that his personal opinion has changed since then. We invite you to enjoy this classic episode, and while you’re listening, we’d like you to think how you would have answered the questions we posed, and do you think we covered the topic and themes we discussed thoroughly enough? Would you like us to maybe return to one of these questions in the future?
33:56
May 22, 2020
Where's this Podcast Heading Next?
Drop into a phone conversation with co-hosts Stuart and William, deliberating the immediate future of the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, the recent surge in listens, and how you can support the podcast via Patreon.
13:29
May 19, 2020
How to Listen to the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Stuart and William talk about how you can listen to the podcast.
00:51
May 17, 2020
What is The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast?
Each episode we will debate, with a guest, 3 tough world-scale environmental issues that challenge society and individual's currently held beliefs. Ultimately we want to take the podcast format in-front of a live audience in the form of Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted. With the addition of experiential art installation and drama components. This will enable the mobilization of the motivated audience toward practical actions to help with policy and behavioral changes needed for a more sustainable future and a valued environment. Our usual new full episodes of the podcast are released on a fortnightly basis, at 10 am GMT on Tuesday. However throughout the Covid-19 situation we have and will be releasing three episodes a week on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10am GMT.
03:00
May 15, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 12 - Progress)
Part 12 - Progress : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
07:30
May 12, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 11 - Planning)
Part 11 - Planning : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
08:10
May 10, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 10 - Development)
Part 10 - Development : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
08:36
May 8, 2020
What to Expect on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Discover what to expect on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
02:59
May 5, 2020
Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss?
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss on the podcast? You can leave us a voice message via Anchor, email us your question to thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com or contact us through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Just search for the Peoples Countryside. Get your thinking caps on and send us your question.
01:50
May 3, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 9 - Adaptation)
Part 9 - Adaptation : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
11:14
May 1, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 8 - Finding New Structure)
Part 8 - Finding New Structure : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
14:22
April 28, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 7 - Taking Stock)
Part 7 - Taking Stock : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
10:58
April 26, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 6 - Shock)
Part 6 - Shock : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
12:56
April 24, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 5 - Fear)
Part 5 - Fear : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
14:15
April 21, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 4 - Disbelief)
Part 4 - Disbelief : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
10:56
April 19, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways.
In this call to action episode Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways appeal directly to you the listener.
00:40
April 17, 2020
TPC: HS2, Car Dependency, CO2 footprint and more with Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways.
In this episode we welcomed Paul & Rebecca from Whitewick's Abandoned Railways. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - Should we rebuild old railways, or build HS2? - Getting more people using public transport, rather than driving, is an important step to reducing our individual carbon footprint. However, I wonder are we now too dependent on the car to ever change that habit? - Lowering the CO2 footprint and not aiming for a zero emissions is said to influence us to have a ‘business as usual’ attitude. What would life look and feel like if we lived in a way that produced zero carbon emissions?
57:34
April 14, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 3).
Part 3 : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
09:29
April 12, 2020
Happy Easter.
On behalf of all of us at the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to wish you a Happy Easter.
01:48
April 10, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19 (Part 2).
Part 2 : Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
07:56
April 7, 2020
TPC: Isolation Adaptation Covid-19.
Part 1: Stuart and William share insights, tips and ideas on how they're adapting to the current situation, and give you the listener actions to occupy some of your time.
12:25
April 5, 2020
TPC: Bonus! What Podcasts Do We Listen To? with hosts Stuart and William
Stuart and William discuss which podcasts they enjoy listening to and recommend.
06:29
April 3, 2020
How to Listen to the People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
The hosts talk about how you can listen to the podcast.
00:51
April 1, 2020
What to Expect on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Discover what to expect on The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
02:58
March 31, 2020
TPC: Coronavirus Offers Learning and Adaptation Incites for Environmentalists and Us All. Recorded on the 16th March 2020.
Recorded on the 16th March 2020, Stuart and William discuss the situation around Coronavirus and what it offers as far learning and adaptation incites for environmentalists and us all.
18:34
March 27, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability.
In this call to action episode Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability appeals directly to you the listener.
01:29
March 27, 2020
TPC: Is Plastic Bad? Carbon Neutrality, Throw Away Culture and more with Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability.
In this episode we welcomed Jake Backus from Empathy Sustainability. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - Is plastic bad, and should we find biodegradable alternatives? - Throw away culture has been in existence for 60+ years. Are we really able to change our ways, and create a more sustainable future? - F1 has declared its aim to be Carbon Neutral in all facets of its work, and really looking at the systems it operates by. How do we remove the Carbon we’ve already pumped out though, even if we do alter to become Carbon Neutral?
01:17:17
March 24, 2020
TPC: A second Environmental Appeal from Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch).
In this second call to action episode Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch) appeals directly to you the listener.
00:48
March 20, 2020
TPC: Bonus! What is Our Favourite Question from Previous Podcasts? with hosts Stuart and William.
What is Our Favourite Question from Previous Podcasts?. Stuart and William discuss, talk about, delve, and explore.
03:34
March 17, 2020
TPC: An Environmental Appeal from Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch).
In this call to action episode Chloe Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch) appeals directly to you the listener.
00:40
March 13, 2020
TPC: Sustainable Podcasts, Fake News, Community Impacts and more with Chloë Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch).
In this episode we welcomed Chloë Dalglish from Naturehood (Earthwatch). The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - Does being part of community have a positive effect on environmental understanding and how people deal with the climate, and environmental crisis? - Being informed about the world around you is an important step to understanding the impact we are having. However with so much fake news leading to people doubting what they read, how can the information be best presented to avoid being ignored as scare-mongering, or untrue? - How can podcast production be made more environmentally sustainable, and how can podcasters reduce their Carbon footprint?
58:14
March 10, 2020
TPC: Bonus! Our Most Memorable guests with hosts William and Stuart.
Who have been our most memorable guests? William and Stuart delve and explore who they've enjoyed having as a guest on the podcast.
02:29
March 3, 2020
TPC: Bonus! Upcoming guests announcement with hosts Stuart and William.
Upcoming guests! Stuart and William discuss the guests they have lined up for future TPC EDP episodes.
03:00
February 25, 2020
TPC: Up Close and Personal with hosts Stuart and William.
In this episode Stuart and William discuss the progression of the podcast, the project as a whole and more. These Up Close and Personal episodes give a behind the scenes insight of the People's Countryside Environmental Debates Podcast.
10:14
February 18, 2020
TPC: Bonus! Out and About at the Eden Project with hosts Stuart and William.
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William pay a visit to the Eden Project in south west of England.  They talk about the history of the place, and why places like this need to be as accessible as possible, to everyone. They also touch upon the time that nobody had an accident.
03:23
February 11, 2020
TPC: Up Close and Personal with hosts Stuart and William.
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from listener Alex from Poland, "What are their biggest challenges personally and environmentally?" A behind the scenes insight of the People's Countryside Environmental Debates podcast.
10:47
February 4, 2020
TPC: Bonus! The Avoidance Of Death And Its Impact On Sustainability with hosts Stuart and William
In this bonus episode listener Cyril from the Isle of Wight asked us to revisit the question relating to the avoidance of death and its impact on sustainability.  Stuart and William  delve deeply into this question and explore it from a fresh perspective.
09:15
January 28, 2020
TPC: Being in charge, currency of carbon, belief in climate change and more with Liam Shoesmith Head Gardener/ Dept Parks Manager for Truro City Council
In this episode, we welcomed Liam Shoesmith Head Gardener/ Dept Parks Manager for Truro City Council to the podcast.  The three questions, which lead us down some interesting avenues of debate, were; - If you were in charge of the country what would you concentrate on in regards to nature? - Our currency is seemingly focused on the upward curve of growth. Would it work if our currency was more focused on the downward curve of reducing carbon emissions? What would that look like in reality in the form of currency and on daily life, and would that realistically reverse mans impact on naturally occurring climate change? - There are still many people, including those who hold power, that refuse to either believe in climate change and that we as humans are the cause. Should we try to engage with them, change their minds? Or do we concentrate our efforts on helping those who do believe to make changes in their lives that will help the cause?
45:04
January 21, 2020
TPC: Up Close and Personal with hosts Stuart and William
In this bonus episode, Stuart and William answer a question from Audrey in East Sussex , were we performers as children?  Giving a behind the scenes insight of the People's Countryside Environmental Debates podcast.
04:23
January 14, 2020
TPC: Nature reserves, hippies, disposability, and more with Andy Gunn of BBOWT
 In this episode, we welcomed Andy Gunn from BBOWT to the podcast.  The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - Should nature reserves be for people and wildlife or should they just be for wildlife? - The stereotype of environmentalists are hippies and people living unconventional lifestyles. Is this the reality? And how do we get more suits at the forefront? - How can we move on from the idea of everything being disposable?
55:55
January 7, 2020
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Here's a little intro to who we are, and what we do.  Welcome to a new episode of The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/  Each episode we will debate, with a guest, 3 tough world-scale environmental issues that challenge society and individual's currently held beliefs.  Ultimately we want to take the podcast format in-front of a live audience in the form of Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted.  With the addition of experiential art installation and drama components.  This will enable the mobilisation of the audience toward practical actions to help with policy and behavioural changes needed for a more sustainable future and a valued environment. New full episodes of the podcast are released on a fortnightly basis, at 10 am GMT on Tuesday.
03:00
January 1, 2020
Seven Worlds, One Planet, will it have the same impact as Blue Planet? - The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast
Welcome to a new episode of The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ Usually, in each episode, we debate, with a guest, 3 tough world-scale environmental issues that challenge society and individual's currently held beliefs. In this bonus episode, we discuss a topical news item. This time, we discuss the David Attenborough programme "Seven Worlds, One Planet" and whether or not it will have the impact that the Blue Planet series had. New full episodes of the podcast are released on a fortnightly basis, at 10 am GMT on Tuesday.
09:54
December 26, 2019
Merry Christmas from all of us at the People's Countryside!
A short Christmas message from Stuart and William of the People's Countryside team.
01:28
December 25, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Shosh Shetty from BagBoard
In this episode we welcomed Shosh Shetty Head of Partnerships from Bagboard. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - Do people have the right tools to be able to make the right sustainable choices? - How do we alter the system and process's we seem to be locked into, and what are the 'upstream' causes  which prevent us having the 'downstream' effects we might strive for? - If we can't sort Brexit out, what hope do we have of turning around climate change?
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December 24, 2019
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast
Welcome to a new episode of The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ Each episode we will debate, with a guest, 3 tough world-scale environmental issues that challenge society and individual's currently held beliefs. Ultimately we want to take the podcast format in-front of a live audience in the form of Environmental Debate Live and Unscripted. With the addition of experiential art installation and drama components. This will enable the mobilisation of the audience toward practical actions to help with policy and behavioural changes needed for a more sustainable future and a valued environment. New full episodes of the podcast are released on a fortnightly basis, at 10 am GMT on Tuesday.
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December 17, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Anthony Brown, an Oxford University Scientist.
In this episode we welcomed Oxford University scientist Anthony Brown. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are: - Should we celebrate our environmental successes more and what are they? - Mass consumerism is a big driver of climate change, what are the practical steps we can all take to consume less? Where can we all start with this issue? -With music festival season starting, what measures are festivals already taking to limit their environmental impact and what more can be done?
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December 10, 2019
Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss?
Welcome to The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, we'd like to hear from you. Do you have a question in the environmental arena that you'd like us to discuss on the podcast? You can leave us a voice message via Anchor, email us your question to thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com or contact us through facebook, twitter or Instagram. Just search for the Peoples Countryside. Get your thinking caps on and send us your question.
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December 3, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Trio Watson from Clear Space for Me.
In this episode we welcomed Trio Watson from Clear Space for Me. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - Awareness is a critical first step towards successful conservation of any species. Is this true for only the scientists and decision makers, or is it also relevant for the public as a whole? - Adapting is a key to success, so why in the west does it appear we don’t want to adapt to survive? - Since decluttering is essentially an opportunity to catch up on personal decision-making we haven't got around to, how can we practically apply permaculture principles to those everyday decisions?
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November 26, 2019
Up Close and Personal with The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast.
Welcome to a bonus episode of The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast https://thepeoplescountryside.co.uk/ In this first episode of Up Close and Personal hosts, William and Stuart talk about what they've learnt from each as the result of their continuing collaboration, and what challenges they've faced creating the podcast. Up Close and Personal are bonus episodes, with new episodes of the full podcast being released on a fortnightly basis, at 10 am GMT on Tuesday.
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November 19, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Julie Macken Deputy Queen Bee of Neve's Bees.
 In this episode we welcomed Julie Macken Deputy Queen Bee of Neve's Bees. We had three big questions in this episode which lead to an interesting discussion, they were;  - Society seems more opinion and personality focused, and not necessarily based in fact. What are the pro’s and con’s of that for the environment? - Having family overseas in Finland, I have to fly to and from the country on at a least yearly basis, drastically increasing my carbon footprint. Are there effective ways of combating this other than just not flying? - It seems like everyday there’s a new threat to our planet - running out of water in 25 years, melting of the icecaps in 20 years, losing our pollinators increasingly, irrevocable rise in temperature in 12 years. David Attenborough’s Blue Planet seems to have made a monumental change in attitude towards plastic. What might be the initiative to impact on these other threats?”
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November 12, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Dr. Alexandra Morel.
 In this episode we welcomed Oxford University scientist, Dr Alexandra Moral. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - How would we be acting differently if we recognised nature as a separate/sovereign nation?" Not that we should necessarily, but I would be interested to explore how different or not society might be? - People are working behind the scenes on things like locking away carbon within algal blooms that sink and form rock, and also drilling into rock and storing it there within Limestone etc. Should we be focusing our efforts in these mitigation measures or the processes we as individuals are given to live and work by? Or both? - Is there such a creature as an urban animal?
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October 29, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Dr. Imma Oliveras.
 In this episode we welcomed Oxford University scientist Dr. Imma Oliveras. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, are; - The more humans work together, collaborate, and judging by history, it could easily lead to being an even more dominant species, what steps can we take to avoid this?  - Are the arguments for or against global warming a distraction? Should we be focusing more on living in a better, ethical and sustainable way? Who should be charged with setting the targets, standards and policies we should be aiming to live by?  - What is the value of nature?
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October 15, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Elise Benjamin a Former Green Councillor, ex-Lord Mayor, and Campaigner.
In this episode we welcomed former Green party councillor, ex-Lord Mayor, and campaigner Elise Benjamin. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - The original 1978 animated film of Richard Adams's Watership Down was seen as being too brutal for children to watch. With the 2018 version made for the BBC being a much more watered down version, should we really protect children this way or should children, as the original film intended, be made aware what impact we're having on the natural world around us by seeing it from the animal's point of viewer? - Should we be protecting the Green Belt from development? - Should we be suspicious when airports and oil companies take steps to be more environmentally sustainable, or is that just a green wash?
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October 1, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Thalia Carr
In this episode we welcomed Thalia Carr as our guest. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were;  - What are the challenges that people face who work professionally in the environmental/ sustainability sectors? - With all the evidence that climate change is the result of human activity, what will it take to convince those skeptics that we must act before it's too late? - Is any culture truly connected to its environment or is sustainability too rooted in necessity?
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September 17, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest writer Tom McCulloch.
In this episode we welcomed writer Tom McCulloch. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were;  - How can we best understand the relationship between the natural world and human technology and development? - What is the practice of the wild? - Is the world better off without us?
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September 3, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Tom Carman from Cultivate, Real Farming Trust and Ethex.
In this episode we welcomed Tom Carman from Cultivate, Real Farming Trust and Ethex. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - What would our land look like if our diets were sustainable for the planet? Plus what 'nudges' could we use to get Real Farming the predominant form of farming in the UK? - In the western world we hide away from the concept of death and our owr mortality. Some of the ancient tribes that still exist are more connected to their mortality and live more sustainably. How much of a role does a westerners avoidance of death play in the way we farm, produce and consume? - Does being able to identify and understand the nature around us give us a stronger connection and make us more likely to want to protect it?
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August 25, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Landscape Consultant David Mulholland.
In this episode we welcomed David Mulholland, a landscape consultant from Oxford. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - We are where we are because of all the thoughts we’ve ever had. Many say people won't make behavioral changes to allow humanity to live sustainably, unless its also financially beneficial to do so as well. Is this true? Do we not make a change because we think its to big? Resistance to create a better environment, does that emanate from us, or others? - Why do we litter so much? And what exactly is litter? - What are the ecological impacts of airports?
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August 6, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Martin Gibson
In this episode we welcomed Martin Gibson from Earthly Gains. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - How aware are we of our carbon footprint and what impact it has on the world? - Those that complain and criticize about the impact man is having on the environment, lack the ability and knowledge to create an alternative. Is this true? - How does diversity affect us?
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July 23, 2019
The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast with guest Pete Hughes
In this episode we welcomed Pete Hughes from The Oxford Mail. The three questions, which once again inspired an interesting debate, were; - How much effect do humans have on other animal's survival? Are we causing more extinction than before? - Is human existence always at a cost to nature and is talking about how bad the state of nature is really making a difference? - Is eating animals bad for the environment?
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July 21, 2019