61 minutes | Aug 20th 2020

66. Embracing Radical Uncertainty with Rebecca Solnit

With the US election less than 75 days away, the entire world is watching because the future of the planet is on the ballot. How do we rise in moments like this to be the people this moment needs us to be? How can we face the uncertainty of our future with stubborn optimism to address our greatest challenge, climate change?

This week we have a special guest that heavily influenced the idea of "Stubborn Optimism" and the optimistic basis of Christiana and Tom Rivett-Carnac's book, "The Future We Choose." Our guest this week is writer, historian, and activist, Rebecca Solnit. She has authored more than 20+ books on feminism, western and urban history, popular power, social change and insurrection, and hope and catastrophe. Including titles such as "Men Explain Things to Me" and "Hope in the Dark," her non-dualistic mindset and unmatched word-smithing expands our minds and creativity when approaching climate change and the consequential moment we live in. She is quoted as saying, "Hope is embracing radical uncertainty." Yeah. She's good.

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Our musical guest this week is Baaba Maal!

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There Will Be Time (Live in South Africa): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCIHPdx1OAs

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Rebecca Solnit's amazing books:

http://rebeccasolnit.net/book/

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