Pod Trawlers Vic & Veronika
Pod Trawlers Episode 17 - Sam Harris, Bristol and Edward Colston, the Slave Trade, The British Empire, Humanity Rising, Extinction Rebellion, and MORE
Hello!So, well, it’s been ANOTHER month. In our last episode we talked about the background to BLM via the 1619 podcast, then the background to BLM in the UK background via the About Race podcast. This week we have returned to the BLM theme with just a couple more podcasts, and a few more perspectives. Beginning with:Making Sense with Sam Harris – Episode 207 Can We Pull Back from the BrinkSam Harris is one of our favourite podcasters. In this episode he “flies solo” and talks his way around many of the topics raised as a result of the death of George Floyd. The episode is available on all good podcasts players, but it is also available on You Tube as a voice file:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmgxtcbc4iUNext we turn to: Stories of Our Times – Bristol A Tale of Two StatuesThis podcast tells the story of Bristol as one of the most significant slave trading ports, and it also tells the story of slave trader and philanthropist (not an all round good guy) Edward Colston. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/bristol-a-tale-of-two-statues/id1501716010?i=1000477653207Then we turn to a related topic, which is all the things we were never taught about the British Empire, via this brilliant podcast: We Need to Talk About the British Empirehttps://www.audible.co.uk/pd/We-Need-to-Talk-About-the-British-Empire-Audiobook/B081581253This is an Audible podcast, but even if you are not a subscriber you should be able to listen via the 30 days free trial. We think it is totally worth it. The podcast delves into why it is crucial to talk about The British Empire via six conversations with writers and historians. And last but not least, with the past out of the way, we turn to a podcast that aims to offer solutions for a new way of being in the future:Accidental Gods – particularly Episodes 24 and 26This is a podcast created and presented by Manda Scott and her partner. The aim of the podcast is that “in a world where ideas grow faster than anything, we curate the cutting edge of neuroscience and psycho-technologies, connected spirituality and resilience, politics, philosophy and human creativity so that – together – we can choose a different future.”Episode 24 is a discussion with academics and entrepreneurs, Jim Garrison and Matt Robertson of Ubiquity University about Humanity Rising, a movement for people from all over the world to make the critical difference necessary to ensure human survival.” https://accidentalgods.life/humanity-rising/Episode 25 is a discussion with Professor Rupert Read of Extinction Rebellion about how urgent change really is, and how we genuinely do not have time to lose. https://accidentalgods.life/no-more-business-as-usual/We hope you find something there worth listening to. And if that's still not enough, more of our recommendations are available on our Twitter feed at:@podtrawlersThanks as always to Anna Meredith for (not) giving us permission to use bits of her fantastical tunes, and this week thanks also to Paul Pod for providing the last track - Run to the Sun. We thought it was very fitting. More of his tunes can be found here:https://youtu.be/LtxtwUjY_V8Thanks for listening!
Duration: 46 min