Category Archives: Audio

Hear me on Vancouver’s Jill Bennett Show: “How a NYC man managed to quit using his fridge!”

on January 27, 2023 in Audio

The story is going international. As regular readers expect, I covered more than just not using the fridge: avoiding packaged food and most of all, leading others, especially the most polluting and influential.

In the wild: the Spodek Method practiced by someone else to heartwarming success

on January 20, 2023 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

Regular listeners heard me on the Carbon Sessions podcast, by the community created by podcast guest Seth Godin that created the bestselling book The Carbon Almanac. You can tell that one host of the Carbon Sessions, Brian, had listened to This Sustainable Life. We kept in touch after recording. He was interested in the Spodek Method. We practiced it and recorded the three videos below of me teaching it, conceiving[…] Keep reading →

See and Hear Me On the Manopause Podcast

on September 9, 2022 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

I met Larry and Mike, who run Manopause and its podcast, through guest Mark Victor Hansen, and we hit it off. Maybe because Manopause targets people like me: men in their 50s and older, though around a third of their readers are women. I had just started my experiment disconnecting from the electric grid. They saw the leadership part, not just my personal experiment, and had to bring me on[…] Keep reading →

White Men and Publishing in 2022

on August 31, 2022 in Audio

I heard the following on the podcast for the literary journal Liberties. The host was referring to an article she read in the New York Times: She basically said what I think everyone knows to be true, which is that there are so much etiquette and rules inside the publishing industry around who is allowed to publish what and what writer is allowed to write what kind of thing. You[…] Keep reading →

The “Inflation Reduction Act”: Hear me speak on it with Eugene Bible of This Sustainable Life

on August 17, 2022 in Audio, Leadership, Nature

The Inflation Reduction Act has been in the news a lot lately. Since it introduces initiatives designed to help climate change (not so much other environmental issues, many at least as important), people have asked me about it. Eugene Bible, who hosts another branch of This Sustainable Life, recorded a conversation on the IRA, differences between management and leadership, coercing versus leading, intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation, and how I view[…] Keep reading →

Hawaii is a microcosm of the world: A conversation with co-host Eugene Bible

on August 15, 2022 in Audio, Nature

I hope you listen to Eugene Bible’s This Sustainable Life branch called Solve for Nature. Trained as an engineer and working in construction, he focuses more on engineers and problem-solvers, though expanding. He moved to Hawaii last year from Japan and shared with me his concerns about buying a house where building meant chopping down once pristine forest. How much was he contributing to a trend he disliked? How would[…] Keep reading →

Hear me live 9pm eastern on America Out Loud After Dark (conservative radio) on living off the electric grid

on August 2, 2022 in Audio, Nature

Longtime readers know my inclination to speak to people with different views, not disconnect. Rob and Andrew host After Dark on the conservative America Out Loud network and we connect on communicating more, not less. They’ve been guests on my podcast and I’ve been a guest on their show. We agree on various issues and disagree on others and have become friends. Rob lives in New York City. He and[…] Keep reading →

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