Originally from Aotearoa (New Zealand), Oliver has lived overseas for 17 years and counting. Now based in the UK, Oliver works in tech and creates podcasts that get people thinking.
Rob Hopkins, author of From What is to What if and founder of The Transition Town Network explains to Old Fox Young Fox how communities around the world are coming together to make a difference.We discuss his book From What is to What if and the premise that drives it and how he found himself moving from teaching Permaculture to founding a global movement now spanning over 1,200 towns.This is inspiring stuff and speaks deeply firstly to the dire global situation we find ourselves in and importantly acts as a call to arms for us all to feel empowered to do something about it.Because together, we can just get more done..Show mentions:Transition Movement: https://transitionnetwork.org/Book - Rob Hopkins: From What is to What if (available from Hive, or Amazon UK or Amazon US if you must)Book - Rob Hopkins: The Power of Just Doing StuffBook - Rob Hopkins: The Transition CompanionPodcast: From What is to What if: https://www.robhopkins.net/Extinction RebellionThe Sunrise Movement360 degree organisationCommunity Energy MovementBook - David Fleming: Lean LogicCircular CitiesThe Ellen Macarthur FoundationMonsanto, FranceTool - OpenspaceCrystal palace food market: http://www.crystalpalacetransition.org.uk/food-market.htmlFlat pack democracy movement: https://www.flatpackdemocracy.co.uk/Control shiftNew Economy: https://neweconomy.net/The Declare MovementsMe too movementBlack Lives Matter movementMuniscipalities in transition: https://municipalitiesintransition.org/Politician - Denis Healey: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denis_HealeyActivist - Greta Thunberg: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_ThunbergConcept - Create the future from the future.About our guest:Rob Hopkins is an author, activist and founder of the Transition Movement. He resides in Totnes, England and has written 4 books on the state of our environment (and what we can do about it). Rob travels widely (only via train) to share the inspiring stories of Transition Towns and the many projects large and small they have undertaken to improve their corner of the universe.Social promo photo by Helena Lopes on UnsplashThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Just an opportunity for an Old Fox and a Young Fox to enjoy a conversation, reflect on previous episodes and the big events that are changing our lives.Topics covered:Covid-19BrexitBellarus rebellionConspiracy theoriesCorruption in high placesThe state of western democracyBLM (Black Lives Matter)Social post photo by Luis Villasmil on UnsplashThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Music executive, entreprenuer and humanitarian Inma Grass provides Gone Workabout with a window into a music industry that has changed so much since the advent of downloading, iTunes and now Spotify.Through sharing her story spanning southern Spain, to Ibiza, to America and back again, Inma shows how music has both driven her and has provided both meaning and an opportunity to give back via the Altafonte foundation.It is rare to meet someone who has rubbed shoulders with such greats as Manu Chau, Manuel Garcia (and many others), yet remains true to the spirit of helping artists share their music beyond their borders - while getting paid fairly for it. From being credited with breaking Salsa in the 90s through to being at one point the fastest growing Spanish Hip Hop label, Inma has certainly seen it all.From discovering a newly-arrived Seydu busking on the streets of Madrid, to helping him to a high-flying career as a percussionist and finally to supporting his Diamond Child School in his homeland Sierra Leone, Inma paints a humanist picture of the music industry and leaves you wanting to support your local indie artists.Show mentions:Altafonte: https://altafonte.comAlmashala yoga retreat, Portugal: https://almashala.com/Artist - Seydu: https://seydu.netDiamond Child Shool, Sierra Leone: https://pjhap.wordpress.com/tag/diamond-child-school/Artist - Kiko Veneno: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiko_VenenoArtist - Nano Stern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nano_SternArtist - Manuel Garcia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_Garc%C3%ADa_(tenor)Artist - Craig Armstrong: https://www.qwant.com/music/artist/craig-armstrong.About my guest:Inma Grass is a Spanish-born music executive, entreprenuer and humanitarian who co-founded Altefonte - a heavyweight in the Latin music world. Interesting parents, a career in music, a lifelong practive of yoga and a husband who shares her fair share approach ensures that Inma's story to date has something for everyone.Altafonte: https://altafonte.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/inma-grass-420013b/.Support the show on Patreon:You can support Gone Workabout here: https://donate.goneworkabout.comBook a yoga retreat at Almashala Portugal:I highly recommend a long weekend or a week at the beautiful Almashala (https://almashala.com/) yoga retreat in an authentic Portuguese village on the coast near Lisbon. In our case, the week including delicious Italian-inspired vegan food, a wide range of yoga classes, meditations, a relaxing gong class, singalongs in the evenings, walking to the wild surf beaches nearby and a day trip to picturesque Ereceira 15 mins away. They are doing something special here and it's well worth considering as a way to rebalance and recharge your batteries.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
Trust in Politicians, our Institutions and our current form of Corporate Capitalism is at its lowest level for a generation. Time for a rethink? This episode of Old Fox Young Fox features Tim Loughton MP, exploring the UK's democratic process and reflecting what the future may hold. How do normal people get involved in Politics? How are MPs elected? What is it like being in Government and how do we ensure the next generation engage with the process?The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.– Edmund Burke Topics covered:How do you get into Politics?What is the process to get elected?What is it like being in Government?What is it like being a cabinet Minister?Is our Democratic system failing us?What comes next with Covid-19 and Brexit in our midst?What does the future hold for Politics in the UK?About our guestTim Loughton MP is a British Conservative Party politician and former banker, who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for East Worthing and Shoreham since the 1997 general election. Loughton was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families from 2010–2012. Tim has been vocal at many points of his career and is quick to point out inconsistencies in the practice of MPs, as well as sharing his own fair share of contraversy besides.Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_LoughtonContacting our guestWebsite: https://www.timloughton.com/Support the show As an independent podcast, Old Fox Young Fox is listener-funded. You can support us via Patreon: https://donate.oldfoxyoungfox.com.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podtrac - https://analytics.podtrac.com/privacy-policy-gdrp
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Sep 22nd, 1979
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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