In this episode of the Cultivariable podcast, I talk with Telsing Andrews, a nursery owner and plant breeder based in Ontario, Canada. We talk about the struggles of running a small nursery, sweet potato breeding, chufa, cabbage, chickpeas, sea kale, carrots, multiplier onions, and many of her other favorite plants. You can contact Telsing and […]
The one concept most valuable for understanding the news today might be Henry Farrell’s theory of weaponized interdependence.
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“Dreams shouldn’t be sensible.” In 2011, David and Clare Hieatt launched Hiut Denim in a small Welsh town that had been home to a jeans factory for 40 years. The Hieatts saw an opportunity to restore those lost jobs—and to do it in a way that fit with their ideas about building a sustainable business. In this episode, David Hieatt talks about taking the slow money; what it’s like when a mega celebrity endorses your brand; and his efforts to reduce the environmental impact of a ubiquitous item of clothing.
Historians say the past is a foreign country, but often it feels more like a dream. Today we talk to someone who has mastered the art of navigating the dreamscapes of our past.
Bellwether’s Speculative Journalism - Transom
On this episode, Emily Buehler, author of Bread Science: The Chemistry and Craft of Making Bread, joins us to help unravel the mysteries of naturally fermented bread. She shares her journey from scientist to baker, to becoming an author and publisher - writing and working with renowned bakers like Peter Reinhart and Francisco Migoya. She helps explain why enzymes are the unsung heroes of fermentation, addresses some common misconceptions surrounding sourdough, and answers listener questions on the topics of water, refrigeration, proofing, and starters.
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Synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani used an esoteric instrument to design some of the most well-known commercial sounds of the 20th century.
Obese! what a scary word!
I decided to start this podcast with my own story: as an overweight man, I explain how my shape and my diets often cause me to question my identity.
This episode has been produced by me, Jonathan Zenti, and Story editor is Cathy Fitzgerald.
I’ve also composed all the original music, and the title track is sung by my lovely radio mate Valentina Ziliani.
A special thanks to all the friends who are in this piece: Helen Zaltzman and Eleanor Mcdowall, Mitra Kaboli, Leda Nano, Alberto Emiletti, Ilaria Dalle Donne, Beatrice Rappo, Giulia Nucci, Valentina Ziliani, Elena Sauro, Martina Copiello e Linda Gragnato.
This episode was created for Radiotopia’s Podquest, by PRX, and made possible with funds from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Michael Lewis is the author of several bestselling books and the host of the new podcast Against the Rules. “I think anything you do, if it’s going to be any good, there’s got to be some risk involved. I think the reader or the listener will sense that you
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