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504: We’re Real Nerds about Bird Turds

Kris and Ryan mine a surprisingly rich topic for its nutrients

Show notes

Main source: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History. Gregory T. Cushman

417: Hypothetical carbon sucking machine gosplan (w/yungneocon)

We are joined by everyone's favorite tweet thread boi, @yungneocon, to talk about whether Soviet-style central planning is any more or less capable of addressing ecological crises than capitalism. We also discuss our favorite leftist policy guy, Matty B.

Thread on forced settlement: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1120483025593282561

Thread on energy & ecology: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1094707171361767424

Big buncha free books: https://twitter.com/yungneocon/status/1118335036246364161

Sources mentioned by yungneocon:

Against the Grain - James C. Scott (Ryan also highly recommends this one)

Farm to Factory - Robert C. Allen

A New Welfare Theory - Albert & Hahnel

The Mirage of an Economics of Knowledge - Philip Mirowski

What every environmentalist needs to know about capitalism - Magdoff & Foster

The Origins of Fossil Capital - Malm

Protocol - Alexander Galloway

Soviet Faiths & Lost Alternatives

From Newspeak to Cyberspeak

The Entrepreneurial State

Seeing Like a State - James C. Scott

Magnetic Mountain

410: The Joker But He’s a Horny Shark

We are joined by Soy boi of the deep (@halfasstroknot) and Trew (@trewbot) to talk about deep sea mining, Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet, and Blue Submarine No. 6

We tried a new recording technology today to get multi-track remote recording and my audio sounds worse than usual and drops out at some points, but you should be able to fill stuff in.

Outro is 青の覚醒 from the Blue Submarine No. 6 soundtrack

Show Notes

Big Mushi Doinks, Side B

Out here in Kumamoto, smokin' big doinks in Kumamoto.

Show notes.

The anime Reed mentioned is Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

Big Mushi Doinks, Side A

Out here in Kumamoto, smokin' big doinks in Kumamoto.

Show notes.

The anime Reed mentioned is Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

405: Valley of the Wind Authority, Side B

Kris and Ryan talk Green New Deal and Hayao Miyazaki's pro-ecology films. 

I split this into two parts since it's 2 hours.

Show notes + full text of GND

405: Valley of the Wind Authority, Side A

Kris and Ryan talk Green New Deal and Hayao Miyazaki's pro-ecology films. 

I split this into two parts since it's 2 hours.

Show notes + full text of GND

202: Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology is the study of industrial systems through the lens of ecology. We go over a book that I've had on the subject for a while, and a few articles from the journal Industrial Ecology.

3D Printing and Industrial Ecology

The Ecolabel Fable

Adapting Stand-Alone Renewable Energy Technologies for the Circular Economy through Eco-Design and Recycling

Corals May Have a Taste for Dangerous Plastic