Episode Archive

59 episodes of Post-Growth Australia Podcast since the first episode, which aired on July 2nd, 2020.

  • Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Population Media Center with Bill Ryerson

    June 8th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 2 mins
    bill ryerson, east los high, paul winter, pmc, population media center, spa, sustainable population australia

    In 1998 Population Media Center (PMC) was formed to ‘make the stories that remake our world’. 25 years later, radio and TV shows, supported by PMC, have been heard throughout the world, including Ethiopia, Senegal and Papua New Guinea. Produced in collaboration with local communities and local scriptwriters, these shows share a common thread in that the audience are invited to consider positive family planning decisions through the role modelling of engaging and identifiable characters. PGAP was very fortunate to be joined by special guest Bill Ryerson, President and Founder of PMC. He talks us through the ‘stories behind the stories’ of PMC's many award winning and popular projects.

  • Housing Crisis?? What Housing Crisis!!

    May 26th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 secs
    adelaide fringe, boomer and the doomer, counting backwards, housing crisis, shock octopus, sustainable population australia

    Fun Fact! When your co-hosts Michael Bayliss and Mark Allen aren’t making brand new episodes of PGAP, they are involved in many other worthy enterprises. Michael has just co-written a brand new report “Population and the Housing Crisis”. Mark performed his debut show at the Adelaide Fringe, “The Boomer and The Doomer.” Like most things we do, this all flew under the blip of the mainstream media radar, so we took the opportunity this episode to interview each other on our respective endeavours.

  • MMT for Activism with Gabrielle Bond

    May 1st, 2023  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 19 secs
    degrowth, ecological economics, gabrielle bond, mmt, modern money lab

    At PGAP, we are huge fans of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). However, the question is often asked, how can an understanding of MMT, or a broader understanding of economics, help the cause when it comes to degrowth advocacy or environmental activism? For this episode, we warmly welcome Gabrielle Bond, CEO of Adelaide based Modern Money Lab and member of Extinction Rebellion, to tell us more about how MMT can inform our activism toward a better, more equitable, post-growth world.

  • A Tribute to Community Groups fighting Big Overdevelopment in WA.

    April 11th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 34 mins
    bakers hill, friends of yakamia, holistic activism, rethink eastlink, safe and scenic toodjay roads, save perth hills, summer creek, town planning rebellion

    In the world of Degrowth, the focus is often centred on the need for broad scale system change. However, it is often at the grassroots community level that real resistance against overdevelopment is truly and tangibly observed. For this very special episode of PGAP, we interview Annabel Paulley (Friends of Yakamia), Chris Poulton (Rethink Eastlink) and Andrew St John (Safe and Scenic Toodyay Roads) to highlight the good work been done by community groups in South-Western Australia to fight the relentless tide of overdevelopment.

  • EarthCare Permaculture Ghana

    March 29th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  39 mins 2 secs
    earthcare permaculture ghana, post-growth, regenerative agriculture

    For this episode of PGAP, we travel (virtually) to equatorial western Africa to speak with Innocent Kelvin Coffie, youth leader and founder of EarthCare Permaculture Ghana. Kelvin takes us on a verbal tour of the property, the successes the property has had in up skilling new generations in food self-sufficiency, and some recent challenges that the property has endured through. Kelvin also gives some insight into how the permaculture movement is taking root in Ghana, some of the unique environmental and social challenges experienced in his country and how permaculture is one solution to solving these problems.

  • 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.