About the show

The podcast where better is definitely better than bigger.

Do you think growing infinitely on a finite planet is an oxymoron? If the answer is yes, then this podcast is for you.

In each episode of the Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP), host Michael Bayliss talks to experts to unpack the notion of post-growth societies and what this means for us, for future generations and for the planet.

Each episode will also play an environmental themed song from local artists.

PGAP is made possible by the support of Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).


  • Solving climate change through ethical investment - with James Regulinski from Carbon Collective

    February 1st, 2023  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 18 secs
    carbon collective, climate change, degrowth, divestment, green investment, project drawdown

    In this episode of Post-Growth Australia, we interview James Regulinski, co-founder of Carbon Collective, a company providing low-fee, diversified investment portfolios built for solving climate change. Inspired by the work of Project Drawdown, James and his business partner Zach Stein tackle climate change by encouraging investors to support environmentally friendly enterprises.

  • Women for Conservation with Isabella Cortes Lara

    January 23rd, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 3 mins
    colombia, environment, family planning, isabella cortes, population, reproductive health care, women for conservation

    On November 15 2022 the global population hit 8 billion. Despite the fact that half of all the world’s pregnancies are unplanned, any talk of global approach to family planning and reproductive health care in the global south remains controversial. So often, this is debated across the global north without including stakeholders who live in the global south and work with the issues first hand. PGAP aims to make amends for this oversight by inviting Isabella Cortes Lara to the podcast, Vice President of ‘Women for Conservation’, who work alongside rural communities in Colombia and Nepal. An incredible artist and storyteller, Isabella shares with PGAP how W4C started, the decision to focus on family planning and reproductive healthcare as a solution to the environmental and reproductive issues affecting rural Colombia, and how her artistic and spiritual approach to life intersect and inform her activism.

  • Fuzzy Logic on a Fragile Planet with Rod Taylor

    December 19th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 14 secs
    degrowth, environment, holistic activism, mmt, post-growth, rod taylor, science, ten journeys

    Rod Taylor is a multi-talented broadcaster, videographer and author based in Canberra. In addition to hosting the Fuzzy Logic Science show, he is author of the 2020 book “10 Journeys on A Fragile Planet”. This extraordinary book details the personal journeys of extraordinary environmentalists and game changers. This episode is dedicated the memory of Haydn Washington.

  • Organic, Regenerative & Carbon Negative: Oranje Tractor Winery with Murray Gomm

    December 1st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 8 mins
    albany, carbon negative, degrowth, murrary gomm, oranje tractor, post-growth, regenerative farming, wa great southern

    For season 4 of Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP), we will be highlighting some extraordinary work being done by extraordinary Western Australians, who are bucking the dominant narrative of exploitation on scale on an ecologically unique yet fragile part of the world. In this episode, we speak to Murray Gomm from Oranje Tractor, award winning organic, regenerative and carbon neagtive winery/small farm holding near Albany.

  • Welcome to Asbestosville! Season 4 Premiere with Michael Bayliss and Mark Allen

    November 7th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 12 mins
    8 billion, asbestos, degrowth, holistic activism, post-growth, sustainable population australia, town planning rebellion, urban planning

    We can’t believe that PGAP is into its fourth season already! So, to shake things up, Michael is being joined by Mark Allen from Town Planning Rebellion and Holistic Activism as the co-host for this season. This first episode of the season is the culmination of a personal journey for them both. These experiences have also been written down in the form of a blog: “A Year in Asbestosville: A Farcical Tale of Systemic Failure.” In addition to our personal journeys, we also discuss some Degrowth related current affairs. These include 8 billion day on November 15 and Liz Truss and her unintentional launching of the Anti-Growth Coalition.