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.
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 →
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 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: 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 →
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 →
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 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 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 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 →
Marijn Van De Geer is a Dutch national living in London. She is co-founder of the consultancy Resolution:Possible that aims to help organisations maintain critical thinking to make more meaningful sustainable choices. During her studies at SOAS, London University, Marijn researched … Continue reading →
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 →
Please listen to our podcast here. SOUND: SWEDEN GARDEN SUMMER Tanya: Welcome to Nordic By Nature, a podcast on ecology today sent from Suburban Sweden, and a mountain village in Uttrakhand, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. My name … Continue reading →
Sit back, relax and out your headphones on. Nordic by Nature is a new type of 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 … Continue reading →