Hey guys, I'll start by saying that you know you're a Permie when you can hardly wait to tell the whole forum about a podcast that blew you away.
So Daniel Vitalis, a forager guy hosts some podcasts, among other things, and this one a is the first I've heard and it is terrific. Sam Thayer is a forager who's written three books and in my humble opinion is probably worth your time to listen to. He goes to great lengths to make sure what he writes about is true and he's taught foraging for 20 years. He's come up with what he calls 'ecoculture' and explains what it is.
If you like the hunter gatherer lifestyle or food, hunting, or foraging, but you're worried that 7 billion people can't all do it, then I highly recommend that you listen to it. Ecoculture is basically about doing your part as part of nature so that rather than "leave no trace" or "humans impact The land" you are a working force in nature, like a grazing deer or tree cutting beaver. The first 20 minutes or so are kind of like a blog that I skipped over to get to the good stuff. I don't know if I think it's fantastic because it applies to me so well or if it actually is great for everyone. Here's the link (free!) Tending the wild podcast I strongly encourage you to listen to it and discuss it and topics in the podcast in this thread.
We are surrounded by nearly insurmountable opportunity -- Bill Mollison
Thanks for turning me onto this great podcast! I have and enjoy all of Sam Thayer's books and appreciate the opportunity to listen to him speak on a topic he is so passionate about. I find Daniel Vitalis very easy to listen to and have already listened to half a dozen episodes. I was surprised to see that he stopped publishing new episodes of "Rewild Yourself" a year and a half ago. The positive side, though, is that he has already done nearly two hundred episodes and it will take me some time to listen to them. Have a great day!