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The Fair Food Forager & Friends Show
78 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
Betty Spilsted - Wildlife Rescue South Coast, a life of caring for seabirds
For most of her life Betty Spilsted has been loving, rescuing, caring for and releasing seabirds and other wildlife for Seabird Rescue and Wildlife Rescue South Coast. She's spent her life breaking the mould of what is expected of someone born into the 1940's and at 74 she's decided to stick with the animals.In this episode we talk about Betty's passion for wildlife, some of her favourite species, encounters with them and her perspectives on the modern world and current comings and goings.https://www.wildlife-rescue.org.au operates from south of Wollongong out to the Southern Highlands and down the to the Victorian Border. We operate 24 hours a day and respond to over ten thousand rescue calls annually. We are licensed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.You can also call https://seabirdrescue.org.auOr for Dolphins, Whales and Seals https://www.orrca.org.auSponsor an episode herefairfoodforagerappSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
72 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
#51 Jamie Lepre - Rounding out 2021 with some future changing new ways.
The Peloton Against Plastic team, Jamie Lepre and Paul Hellier are together to talk about moving on from 2021. The year we are all well and truly done with and more importantly, how much better can our future be?Though can we just keep moving along with things as they are or should we use this opportunity to live together better? More local, more caring, more healthy, more sustainable and more fun? What if we knew everyone in our town, even a little? What if kids learnt a whole range of skills on top the curriculum? What if taxes went directly to local services? What if things cost less and our community all chipped in to help out, more like a coop?We don't have all the answers, though we are willing to talk about them. And who knows, some things might just stick.Peloton Against Plastic Instagram The Jamie Lepre Experience InstagramPeloton Against Plastic WebPeloton Against Plastic FacebookPeloton Against Plastic YoutubeJamie Lepre YoutubeHelp us make the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
61 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
#50 Debbie Millman - Designing a life & her latest book "Why Design Matters",
Debbie Millman is an American writer, educator, artist, curator, designer and the host of one of the longest running podcasts the "Design Matters Podcast" founded in 2004. With Steven Heller she founded a graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Debbie is the author of several books with the latest about to be releasedWhy Design Matters, Coming out in February 2022. She is also a board member of the Joyful Heart Foundation.On her podcast she has interviewed people that include Amanda Palmer, Chris Ware, Malcolm Gladwell, Massimo Vignelli, Steven Heller, Marian Bantjes, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Alain de Botton, Alison Bechdel, Stefan Sagmeister, Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown and David Lee Roth.In usual "fair food forager & friends show fashion, we talk about her path into the successful life that she has created, the ups and downs, childhood and her early career. We talk about the Design Matters Podcast, branding, reducing the backlog of abused children and the evidence needed to achieve justice for the victims. We talk about the new book and her life now and ahead.https://www.iamevidencethemovie.comhttps://designobserver.com/podcast-design-matters.phphttps://www.joyfulheartfoundation.orghttps://www.debbiemillman.comDebbie on TwitterDebbie on InstagramDebbie on FB#fairfoodforagerappSupport the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
69 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
#49 Alexx Stuart - Low Tox Life, The new book - FOOD, the food system & us
Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. She has a new book out simply called "FOOD". You can find Alexx everywhere including on her own podcast by searching Low Tox Life.In this episode we talk about the book, its contents and the reasons for writing it. We talk about the food systems and why governments struggle to get a grasp of the simple things, the old ways of local shopping and composting and its positive impacts.FOOD - A toolkit for answering the question 'what should I eat for my health and for the planet?' by the bestselling author of Low Tox Life. https://www.lowtoxlife.comFOOD - the bookInstagram FacebookPodcast #fairfoodforagerappSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
99 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
#48 Bruce Pascoe - Dark Emu, a history of Ingenious Australians & plants worth talking about.
WIth many books to his name, Bruce Pascoe is well known for the book “Dark Emu: Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident”? (2014). One of our guests favourites, it examines Aboriginal people in Australia and the use of pre-colonial agriculture, engineering and building.Bruce is now an Enterprise Professor in Indigenous Agriculture at the University of Melbourne within the School of Agriculture and Food and he chats to us from his home in Mallacoota, a place heavily impacted by 2019/20 bushfires.We chat about Bruce’s early childhood growing up in Victoria and King Island, his influences as a child, family members who inspired him, his teaching career, Dark Emu, Australian politics and his love of indigenous plant foods and dreams for the future.You can follow more of Bruce’s work at https://blackduckfoods.org get involved on country helping his team weed the property in Mallacoota. Follow them at https://www.instagram.com/blackduckfoods/and on the #fairfoodforagerapp via the Appstore and PlaystoreSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
74 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
#47 Prof Marc Cohen (2) - Plant medicine, gut health, hot / cold therapy & what you didn't know about bathing
Professor Marc Cohen (Part II) - MBBS (Hons), PhD (TCM), PhD (Elec Eng), BMed Sci (Hons). A medical doctor, university professor, author, poet, entrepreneur, wellness trailblazer and perpetual student, trying to coax the world towards worldwide wellness.In this 2nd part with Dr marc (check out part one) he explains the health benefits of hot and cold therapy and the reactions within your body. We touch the surface on a few plant medicines, some benefits, growing your own, reduction of unwanted chemicals in food and water. The multiple benefits of growing a SCOBY "symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast" for inside and outside your body. And a million things you didn't know about your skin and how the way you bathe could be doing more harm than good. I could probably do another 5 episodes with Dr Marc and perhaps one day we will book in another. In the meantime we hope to hear more from him on the #fairfoodforagerapp and of course checking out his website and other talks is a must.https://findaspring.com/map/Marc's Website - https://drmarc.coInstagram fairfoodforagerappSponsor an episode Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
66 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
#46 Prof Marc Cohen (1) - Realising Health, Wellness and Happiness
Professor Marc Cohen is a medical doctor, university professor, author, poet, entrepreneur and wellness educator aiming to share his knowledge around the world, increasing health, wellness and happiness. With over 100 peer reviewed papers, text books and magazine articles Marc has dedicated his life to expanding his knowledge in health and wellness, traditional medicine, alternate medicine, naturopathy and nutrition. For several decades he has been researching holistic health and wellness in the hope that it would lead to the most fun and fulfilling life, helping tip the scales in the right direction, helping a world in crises. Medicine has become a business and Marc believes we can look after all aspects of our life to the point where we may never need a doctor, caring for our own bodies, inside and out. In this episode (Part 1) we talk about water, bathing, filtering, oxygen therapy, cold and heat therapy, naturopathy and government miss management of health policy.Marc's website - https://drmarc.coFacebookInstagramOn the #fairfoodforagerappSponsor an episodeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
99 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
#45 Lucas Handley - Working on ocean documentaries such as Blue, free diving & the environment
Lucas Handley has extensive experience in the Freediving, Spearfishing and Underwater Photography worlds. Appearing in internationally acclaimed ocean documentaries including BLUE and REEF LIVE he has also worked with Discovery Channel, National Geographic and the BBC, his ocean experience is unparalleled.In this episode we talk about how Lucas came to love diving, the ocean, his experience in catching food in the ocean and experiences in respect of community and the ocean as a provider in other cultures. Working on ocean documentaries and where to from here.We talk about breath work and free diving, learning and mental fortitude in achieving depths plus other work he is doing with reforestation and the importance of the environment as a whole.Watch this space for his project in rainforest restoration called Nativah, which is currently raising funds. http://www.theunderwateracademy.com/Instagram Lucas on Instagram #fairfoodforagerappSponsor an episodeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
62 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
#44 Colleen Filippa 15 Trees - When doing what you love, is planting trees.
Established in 2009, 15 trees operates a small team of 6 along with a host of native nurseries and community groups across Australia. They have facilitated the planting of over 250,000 trees in all states of Australia and New Zealand.After attending the Franklin River protests in Tasmania with her husband Albert, an environmental science degree and years as a science teacher. She then left a life of education to create the social enterprise, 15 trees, planting trees for individuals, groups and corporates, adding to biodiversity, habitat and valuable fresh air producing forests.In this episode we talk of the simplicity of creating a social enterprise that is utilising the skills of many individuals, allowing the giver to see their money well spent for the planet. And a hope that this story will inspire others to do what they love while giving back to people and planet.15 Trees websiteLinkedIn InstagramTwitterfacebook#fairfoodforagerapp find 15 Trees in the public tabAdvertise your ethical business on our app - Lean moreBuy me a coffeeSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
65 minutes | Sep 4, 2021
#43 Melissa Loh & Joy Souligny from Investera - Crypto, growing wealth & doing good
Joy Souligny, Co-Founder INVESTERAJoy is passionate about economic empowerment and financial inclusion. She has a decade of experience in impact finance serving the underbanked. She was the Director of Operations for FINCA Impact Finance with operations in twenty countries helping entrepreneurs get access to capital. Her expertise is in strategic planning, change management and customer experience. She feels blessed to have lived and worked across the globe. When she's not working on her startup, you'll find her in the outdoors camping and rock climbing. Melissa Loh, Co-Founder INVESTERAMel spent the last 15 years on an international entrepreneurial journey of working with start-ups, non-profits and social enterprises to bring their ideas into form and build thriving organizations of impact. Her expertise is at the intersection of entrepreneurship, tech, sustainability and cryptocurrency. She has been part of pioneering crypto communities and projects since 2014 and has studied with Andreas Antonopoulos, one of the world's foremost cryptocurrency and blockchain experts. She believes that without passion and purpose, business is an empty pursuit, which is why the diverse companies she has established and worked with always have a theme of bettering our inner and outer worlds, while tackling major global issuesInvestera is reshaping the culture of money and creating pathways for more diverse, values-driven investors to contribute to a sustainable future. Starting with female investors.In this episode we discuss the benefits of investing in ethical brands and creating a sustainable future while growing your wealth. We discuss the world of crypto currency, the real story, the benefits and the potential for the unbanked, social and environmental outcomes.www.linkedin.com/in/jsoulignyhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaloh/https://www.linkedin.com/company/investera-ioInstagram @investera.io Website: www.investera.ioInvestera on the #fairfoodforagerapp Sponsor an episode HERESupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
63 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
#42 Hope Evans - The how, where and why story of ethical investing
HopeEvans has been working in the financial planning industry since 2008 and has been mentored by some of the most successful and skilled advisers in the industry. Hope has experience working with a broad range of clients and strategies. Now days hope heads Simply Ethical Advice, helping clients find the best investments in areas that look after our future, the environment, people and future generations. https://responsibleinvestment.org/what-is-ri/ri-explained/ explains the different types/styles or degrees of ethical investmentFind an advisor here https://www.ethicaladviserscoop.org/find-an-adviser.html Hope's website http://www.simplyethicaladvice.com.au/ Investment and super fund rating tool https://www.ethosesg.com/ https://www.leafratings.org/ rated investment and super funds by the Ethical Advisers Coop membersHope on Instagram Hope on Facebook#fairfoodforagerappSponsor an episode here.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
69 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
#41 Tania de Jong - Mind Medicine, mental illness, psychedelics & assisted psychotherapy
Tania de Jong is a performer, social entrepreneur and disrupter. Watch her TEDtalk with over 110,000 views. Creativity Australia’s With One Voice program is changing the world, one voice at a time and alleviating loneliness, depression and social isolation.Mind Medicine Australia exists to help alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in Australia through expanding the treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. MMA is establishing effective psychedelic-assisted treatments to treat a range of mental illnesses.Here is a 2-minute Animation about psychedelic-assisted therapy and information about the state of mental health in Australia and Mind Medicine Australia HERE including a 2-page Mind Medicine Australia fact sheet. Subscribe to Mind Medicines newsletter HERE. You can also Donate to Mind Medicine Australia to support Psychedelic Research, Public Education and Therapist Training programs. Purchase a branded shirt and Join one of MMA's State based chapters and advocacy network around Australia and NZ.Find Tania's recordings at https://www.taniadejong.com/buy-music/Mind Medicine WebsiteOn TwitterOn Instagram On FacebookOn Youtube #fairfoodforageraappSupport the show Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
80 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
#40 Andre Borell - Lets talk about sharks & an end to pointless "controls". Envoy the film
Andre Borell is the director and producer of "Envoy - Shark Cull". A documentary about shark control measures used in Australia. These measures are not working, not keeping humans safer and in fact needlessly killing sharks that simply deserve our respect. Not the mention the up to 97% non target species such as other sharks, rays, seals, dolphins and whales.Andre also works with businesses and startups specialising in building businesses that make a positive impact within an Industry or in society.The film is narrated by actor Eric Bana and featuring big names in the world of surfing and sharks including Tom Carroll, Layne Beachley, Madison Stewart and Ocean RamseyIn this episode we talk about Andre's path into film making, sharks, shark politics, the "control" measures, the making of the film and the way forward. What can we do?To find out what actions you can get on with visit: https://www.envoyfilm.com.au/actnowEnvoy: Shark Cull website: https://www.envoyfilm.com.auEnvoy InstagramEnvoy FacebookEnvoy Twitter#fairfoodforagerappSupport the showSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
84 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
#39 Jane Holland Nutritionist - Diet, nature and making small changes for better health.
Jane is a qualified Nutritionist (Bachelor of Health Science) teaching Hatha and Yin Yoga supporting change in peoples lives. On her website she says she "meets people where they are to explore what opens up from there". In this episode we talk about making small changes to live healthier lives, eating better, spending "some" time in nature, leaving the news, especially the bad news behind and taking some time to live in those small pleasures we often take for granted. Slowing down, sleeping better and really experiencing our food for stronger immune systems, stronger bodies and happier states of living.Jane's WebsiteFertile Ground Deep SleepThe Melbourne ApothecaryJane's InstagramGet on the #fairfoodforagerappSupport the PodcastSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
69 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
#38 Dr Jonica Newby - Science television & Beyond Climate Grief
Dr Jonica Newby is a science reporter, author, speaker, TV presenter and director, working on ABC TV’s popular weekly science program, Catalyst for 2 decades. She has twice won Australia’s most prestigious science journalism award, the Eureka Prize, and is recipient of a World TV Award.Jonica's latest is a book looking at climate action, staying positive, having a laugh and dealing with the emotions of such a monumental issue. "Beyond Climate Grief - A journey of love, snow, fire and an enchanted beer can". Featuring conversations with singer-songwriter Missy Higgins, and comedians Charlie Pickering and Craig Reucassel, Mike Cannon-Brookes and words from psychological and scientific experts. We talk about Jonica's life and career. From becoming a vet to producing a television program and writing a book that all started with a love of the snow. WebsiteInstagramLinkedInYoutube TwitterFacebookSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
98 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
#37 Richard Todd - Creator of The Frackman and other socially aware documentaries.
Richard "Toddy" Todd is an Australian film maker based in Margaret River, Western Australia. His filmography consists of great TV and cinematic documentaries including; 2015-2019 DYING TO LIVE2011-2015 FRACKMAN2010-2011 STORM SURFERS 2 NZ.2004-2008 GOD MADE THEM BLIND2005-2008 GANJA QUEEN - Schapelle Corby’s Inside Story2007 ROTTNEST’S KEEPER & SALMON SOUTH97-2001 WHALESHARK - GYPSY OF THE DEEPHe is the company director of Aquarius Productions working with the ABC, TBS, Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic, Granada and France 3. A keen surfer, Richard's focus is telling environmental stories and of people doing extraordinary things. In this episode we talk about his career path, trials and tribulations in creating films from the original idea to getting funding and life behind the camera.Also mentioned Baraka & SamsaraMake a little donation and help the show keep going.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
85 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
#36 Diane Evers - Protecting forests, growing food & beating climate change
Born in Chicago, Illinois with a mind for maths Diane found herself in the discipline of accounting. Years later she would find herself in Australia and eventually in the SW of Western Australia where her love of the environment really took off.Diane served on Albany City Council Council until 2003 and then ran as a candidate for the now-defunct Liberals for Forests, with a focus on environmentalism and ending the logging of the WA's forests. She was eventually elected in 2017 as a member of the WA Greens.This is a great conversation about ending logging, ending climate change, ending extinctions growing renewable energy, growing food, learning from indigenous cultures and increasing regenerative farming. Diane's passion for the environment is inspiring and I'm excited to see where her career goes post politics.Links.FacebookWebsite#fairfoodforagerappInstagramDirty Clean Food Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
94 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
#35 Dean Howcroft - Caring for the planet, Multiple Sclerosis, daily rituals & being positive.
All round nice guy Dean Howcroft is a NSW South Coast, Mollymook local dedicating much of his time to the Treading Lightly organisation. A group set up to bring people today who care for people and planet. They pool resources to ensure the health of rivers, wetlands, forests and coasts.Dean is the co-host of the Treading Lightly Podcast for which fair food forager has made an appearance. He plays up a storm on the didgeridoo, wimhoffs, cold water swims and meditates and as mentioned is possibly the nicest bloke I have every met. What you will notice in this episode is that Dean is also incredibly positive. If you then consider that 16 years ago he was diagnosed with Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system you realise how special that is.In this episode we discuss the Treading Lightly organisation and what they do. How Dean is ealing with MS on a daily basis and why he is so happy. Stick around until the end as you will want to run out and be your best self after listening to this living legend.Treading LightlyInstagramPodcastOn the #fairfoodforagerappSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
86 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
#34 Andy Marks - impact guru, agent of change & dismantler of barriers
Andy Marks was the impact producer as part of the team behind series one of ABC TV's War on Waste. An ABC TV documentary watched by millions of Australians that brought our attention to crazy and unnecessary waste in the food, packaging and fashion industries. While showing the impact of our everyday decisions such as plastic shopping bags, recycling and buying a single-use coffee.Andy was the War on Waste impact producer for series 1 and led the impact strategy design, planning and impact community launch for series 2.Before and after the television series Andy has worked tirelessly to create change in the world, whether it be reducing waste, sharing stories or helping us think differently, his heart is definitely in the right place. You can read about the "sleeping bag" initiative using repurposed high end hotel bed linens as various bags including tote bags for guests who stay in these hotels hereAfter the War on Waste Andy started up the Fix and Make festival in canberra based around repurpose and sustainability.Watch War on Waste#fairfoodforagerappLinkedInInstagramSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
72 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
#33 Damien Cole Part II - Surfrider Oz, self doubt to changing government policy, we have the power.
Damien Cole grew up travelling the world with his family and father who is a world class surfboard shaper. Naturally Damien developed a love of the ocean and a natural tendency to want to protect it. Almost by accident Damo led a movement to protect our oceans in the "fight for the bight" global surfing protect.Damo ran for state and federal politics, while running a passionate campaign to beat oil giants Equinor in the Great Australian Bight. His latest endeavour is running national campaigns for the Australian Surfrider Foundation.In this episode we talk about battling depression and finding ways to get on top of self doubt. The crazy fight to stop PEP 11 continues. Governments losing their way and how we can create change.InstagramFacebookWebsiteLinkedIn#fairfoodforagerappSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/fairfoodforager)
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