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the survival podcast is a daily (Mon-Fri) podcast about modern survivalism. The host and creator of the show, jack spirko talks about various topics ranging from preparedness to permaculture.

Here is a little video where Jack explains what a modern survivalist is:



Jack usually have two listener questions show a week. One is through email and the other one through voice messages. The rest of the week are often interviews, but sometimes also an information rich monologue on a selected topic.




You can find the show here.

Not only does Jack do a consistent podcast show, he writes tons and tons of articles about these topics as well. You can find all of those articles here.

From the website:

"The Guiding Concepts the survival podcast are Based On Include

1. Debt is cancer, it is killing our economy and killing the dreams of many Americans. There may be little you can do about the total national debt but you can control your own debt. Do so now!

2. Protecting the environment is a good thing and it should be done. That said climate change is not our most immediate danger. We are not all going to die from global warming, the evidence that carbon is the cause is thin at best. The biggest cause of the green house effect is water vapor, don’t come here looking for activist environmentalism, you will be disappointed.

3. In spite of our view expressed above we are huge supporters of alternative energy such as wind and solar. Primarily because they help to provide more self sufficiency and economic long term stability. The danger of oil is its finite nature and inability to meet long term global demand.

4. Always be frugal, never be “cheap”. One protects your financial position the other always costs you more in the long run.

5. No matter what the sheeple tell you, what you do does matter and you do control your own destiny. Live life to the fullest and understand that you have more control over your life then anyone or anything else."

Here is Part 1 of his video series entirely about permaculture:



Here he is talking about establishing a food forest, his favorite aspect of permaculture .



You can see tons of survivalist videos here.

Oooh, here's some pics:

Paul and Jack:


Jack and Paul and others at Permaculture Voices:


Another one of Paul and Jack:



Here is a list of the podcasts Jack and Paul have done for Paul's Podcast:

Podcast 054 - Jack Spirko on Modern Survivalism
Podcast 297 - PermaEthos Part 1
Podcast 298 - PermaEthos Part 2


Here is a few podcasts that Paul and Jack did for Jack's podcast:

Paul Wheaton on Rocket Mass Heating
Paul Wheaton on Permaculture, Hugelkultur, and More

 
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Not to mention, Paul is the second most frequently appearing guest on TSP, and Paul started his podcast at Jack's urging! There's definitely a LOT of overlap between the TSP community and Wheaton Nation.

I had been listening to TSP for about 7 months before Jack first had Paul on the show in 2011, and I had been following Paul for a while online, so it BLEW MY MIND when they did that first podcast- you can tell they had SO much fun during that recording, and Paul had definitely had his coffee that morning.
 
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I don't remember exactly how I got on permies first, but I think it was mostly from Jack's interview with Paul as well.
 
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Jacks Podcast is how I discovered Permaculture.
 
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His point #2 about climate change is pretty tough to read.  The science regarding CO2's role is pretty slam dunk.  While Jack is right that water vapor is a very important greenhouse gas, you just have to look up the absorption spectra of water vapor and CO2 to see that in the critical long wave IR wavelength for radiation loss from the Earth to space (radiation loss is the only way Earth loses heat to space....convection and conduction don't transfer heat to a vacuum) CO2 has a strong absorption peak while water is weak there.  All those scientists really do understand how this works....even chemical engineers like me see it as simple and obvious.  I guess disbelief in our role in global warming helps his business as it will help insure that we need survivalist skills.  Unfortunately it will probably require survivalist skills well beyond anything he can teach as the weather is going to get pretty wild.  What can we do to help get the basic science to those who don't know it? This is our most critical problem and it's one of the reasons that many of us have come to permaculture.  Understanding the validity of this problem helps steer our permaculture course so that we are a force for healing our home planet.
 
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Greg.  While I personally believe that you are correct with this:

His point #2 about climate change is pretty tough to read.  The science regarding CO2's role is pretty slam dunk.

When it comes to this:

I guess disbelief in our role in global warming helps his business as it will help insure that we need survivalist skills.

  ...This makes the assumption, or seems to allude to the idea that jack spirko is creating climate fear in order to enhance his survival business. After having read and listed to, and watched a lot of Jack's stuff, I'd say that this is very likely not the case.  He seems like a pretty humble and genuine guy, who has a lot of strong beliefs and is very outspoken about them.  What he is not, from my point of view, is manipulative about it in any way.  That's one thing I like about him.  I would say that it is far more likely that he has been on the receiving end of some poor information.  That same poor information tends to feed into a cycle of additonal poor information, that creates a support network, cycling back on itself, which is like a vortex of energy.   In the end, the poor information sounds pretty true to those that have taken the dive down the rabbit hole/whirlpool of it all. 
 
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Thanks Roberto for your well measured response.  I agree that he isn't trying to create climate upheaval, I just really don't understand why he put that line in his list.  It doesn't seem to provide any value.  Your response was helpful to me.  For me the big question still remains....how do we get everyone to understand the reality of this situation.  If people face this squarely we'll all see that we need to become a global society of permies.
 
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I just really don't understand why he put that line in his list.

  I'm guess it is because he gets a lot of correspondence and a lot of people are becoming freaked out and turning to survival ideas because of the climate thing, and he just think's it's bunk, so he is trying to dismiss climate change as a call for environmental action.  He's not an activist in this direction, and won't do it.  He probably get's asked a lot to do a podcast on climate change, and he doesn't see it's merit. Ask him about debt, and you will see a lot of activity.  He's putting his focus where he thinks he will have the most impact (which is very permacultural to do) on people's lives to help them survive the serious crisis' that he see's coming.  He doesn't see climate change as that big of a threat.  Perhaps, if someone like yourself came up with a short list of well cited sources, and an email to him that was diplomatic enough, he might listen enough to see the merit in it.
 
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