First Episode of Post-Growth Australia Podcast (PGAP)


July 2nd, 2020

56 mins 48 secs

Season 1

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What is the steady state economy? Why is it better than the growth economy we already have?

For the first episode of Post-Growth Australia Podcast, host Michael Bayliss is joined by Jonathan Miller (Steady Sstate ACT, a chapter of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy [CASSE]) and Martin Tye (Australian Regional Communities Chapter, CASSE) who explain why the steady state economy is every bit as interesting and dynamic as what we have now, just MUCH better for the future of the planet.

Michael also plays the audio excerpt from the popular short animation ‘The Endless Growth Paradigm’ and a hot new single from a hot new environmental music project – ‘The End Of History’ as performed by ‘Counting Backwards’

To find out more about Steady State ACT, visit its website here

To find out more about The Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), visit here. You can also sign the petition that Martin discusses in his interview here .

In this episode, we played the audio excerpt from the short animation ‘The Endless Growth Paradigm.‘ By clicking on the hyperlink you can see the video in full, even if you don’t agree with all of the message I think we can all agree that this is some stunning art work.

We played ‘The End Of History’ which was the first ever single release performed by ‘Counting Backwards.’ The group is a Melbourne based project who focus on environmental and existential themes. The song was released to raise funds for Extinction Rebellion. It would be lovely if you could visit and support this project further on their Bandcamp page – we will need local music in the new post-growth society so in the meantime our local musicians need all the support they can get!