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Nordic By Nature Podcast.

Nordic by Nature is a mindful and spacious sound-crafted audio podcast inspired by Arne Ness, the Norwegian philosopher, who coined the term Deep Ecology. In ten episodes, and with a global perspective, Nordic By Nature explores human, social and personal resiliency and adaptability for these challenging times.

The podcast is sent from Sweden and the foothills of the Himalayas by two colleagues who met in 2017; Tanya Kim Grassley and Ajay Rastogi. The podcast is intended to be listened to like an extended exercise in mindfulness; the soundscape has been designed by sound artist Diego Losa.

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Episode 7: ON ART COMING SOON

Introduction: TANYA’S VOICE: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a feature length podcast on ecology today inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. In this episode, ON ART you will hear the voices of two … Continue reading

Episode 7: ON ETHICS Transcript

Transcript: ON ETHICS Link to simple landing page: here John and Ajay Rastogi at Majkhali Village, Uttarakhand, India. Recorded 27.10.2019 ——————————————— Tanya: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast on ecology today inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who … Continue reading

Yvette Neshi Lokotz: ON BELONGING

Yvette Neshi Lokotz is the CEO of the Star Nations Organization, that publishes a magazine and creates and sends out a variety of radio programmes that hope to contribute to a shift in mindset and increased sacred connections across cultures … Continue reading

Andrew and Kayla Blanchflower: ON BELONGING

 Andrew and Kayla Blanchflower are the co-founders of Rogue Dwellings, and Andrew is also a contributer to Dark Mountain magazine. As a family they manifest their environmental activism in their way of life, free from land ownership, and through their … Continue reading

Professor Tim Kasser: ON HAPPINESS

Very happy to have Tim Kasser on episode 4, ON HAPPINESS. Tim received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 1994, and after one additional year of teaching at Montana State University, he accepted a position at … Continue reading

Episode 6: ON BELONGING

Podcast episode 6: ON BELONGING Introduction: TANYA’S VOICE: SOUND: DIEGO INTRO Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast on ecology today inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. As Naess once wrote, there seems … Continue reading

Episode 5: ON HAPPINESS, Transcript

  Introduction: DIEGO INTRO SOUND: ICE SOUNDS Tanya’s Voice: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast inspired by the Norwegian Philosopher Arne Naess, who coined the term Deep Ecology. According to Naess’s interpretation of Spinoza, Happiness is best realised through … Continue reading

Dasho Dr. Karma Ura: ON HAPPINESS

Dasho Dr. Karma Ura is the president of the Centre for Bhutan & GNH Studies located in Bhutan’s capital city, Thimphu. The Centre has a mandate to research Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness, Culture and History of Bhutan, and policy related … Continue reading

Episode 4: Tomas Björkman, ON TRANSFORMATION

Episode 4: ON TRANSFORMATION features the voice of Swedish social entrepreneur, Tomas Björkman. Tomas is a former investment banker and progressive thought leader, who is exploring how to create new spaces and places for co-creation, personal and societal transformation, and … Continue reading

Episode 3: ON INNER RESILIENCE, Transcript

Embeddable player for websites and blogs: <iframe src=’https://share.transistor.fm/e/39486f1f’ width=’100%’ height=’180′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ seamless=’true’ style=’width:100%; height:180px;’></iframe> Direct link: https://share.transistor.fm/s/fac9e81d In this episode ON INNER RESILIENCE, we hear four voices share how they maintain inner equilibrium. Firstly, we learn about nature-centred mindfulness … Continue reading

Christoph Eberhard, ON INNER RESILIENCE

Christoph Eberhard is a bilingual Austrian living in France; a specialist in the anthropology of law and author of the book Human Rights and Intercultural dialogue. Eberhard is also a TaiChi and QiGong Teacher. He says he is on a … Continue reading

Judith Schleicher, ON INNER RESILIENCE

Ajay Rastogi and I went to Cambridge University and had the honour to be shown around David Attenbourough House and the Depeartment of Geography by PhD fellow Judith Schleicher. Judith is part an active member of Extinction Rebellion, a growing … Continue reading

Noor A Noor, ON INNER RESILIENCE

Noor A Noor was born in Egypt as a son of activists. He went on to study political science and #aw, but it was his love of the arts and his #activism as a musician raising awareness about waste through … Continue reading

Ajay Rastogi, ON INNER RESILIENCE

Ajay Rastogi: A Resilient Leader Ajay Rastogi’s life is a journey of passion, enquiry and action for the protection of nature, biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods. To practice what he preaches, Ajay left a gleaming career as a conservationist to move … Continue reading

Episode 2: ON SURVIVAL Transcript

<iframe src=’https://share.transistor.fm/e/39486f1f’ width=’100%’ height=’180′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ seamless=’true’ style=’width:100%; height:180px;’></iframe> Direct link to Transistor: https://share.transistor.fm/s/39486f1f In the second episode On Survival, we have 3 strong voices who understand the need for radical, system change. First you hear the words of Monica … Continue reading

Helena Norberg-Hodge, ON SURVIVAL

  Helena Norberg-Hodge is the author of Ancient Futures (1991), a seminal work about traditional systems, globalization and change in the Himalayan region of Ladakh. She is a leading proponent of localization as an antidote to the problems arising from … Continue reading

Daniel Christian Wahl, ON SURVIVAL

Daniel Wahl is a leading educator, international consultant and design expert specialising in biologically-inspired whole systems design, transformative innovation and regenerative bioregional development. He is a biologist (University of Edinburgh and University of California), and holds an MSc in Holistic … Continue reading

Monika Kucia, ON SURVIVAL

Monika Kucia is a culinary curator and food writer from Poland. She is a passionate believer in locality of fresh, organic food- local ingredients and traditional knowledge, when combined with creativity and innovation, she says, can hold the key to … Continue reading

Siti Kasim, ON ACTIVISM

Siti Kasim is a high-profile Human Rights defender and Lawyer in Malaysia who speaks inconvenient truths. As a liberal Malay muslim, she is very critical of the Wahhabism interpretation of Islam. She is an active defender of Women’s Rights and … Continue reading

Satish Kumar, ON ACTIVISM

 It really was an honour to meet Satish Kumar. He was so generous with his time, to appear on the new Nordic by Nature Podcast. A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly … Continue reading