About This Show
Challenging traditional assumptions and making conventional economists a little uneasy, Upstream is a bold new podcast that invites you to unlearn everything you know about economics and to embark on a journey to explore the stories of the visionaries and global leaders on the frontiers of alternative paradigms.
Most Recent Episode
Jesse McDougall (Studio Hill Farm)
Raising animals for food is often cited as being one of the drivers of the ecological crisis we're in. But does it have to be? Meet Jesse McDougall, one of the farmers behind Studio Hill Farm in Vermont. He and his wife Caroline are part of an exciting movement known as carbon farming.
We spoke with Jesse about the concept of regenerative agriculture and explored some of the politics and economics behind modern day farming in the United States. What is carbon farming? Or regenerative meat? Ever wonder what mob grazing is? And since when do farmers propose bills to Congress? Tune in to find out.
Intermission music by Will Oldham.
And thank you to our contributing team member Mark J. Phillips for recording and hosting this one.