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This episode we’re bringing back an old favourite, a conversation we recorded in 2018 with psychotherapist Esther Perel who has changed the way we think about love, connection and sex. Her books, Ted Talks and podcast “Where Should We Begin” have all become international sensations as she focuses on relational intelligence, and often brings us insi…
 
This week's chat is led by our good friend Helena Norberg-Hodge, champion of all things localising. She is joined by none other than Johann Hari, the Swiss-British journalist behind the smash hit book Lost Connections, which uncovers the real causes behind depression and the unexpected solutions, some of which land right in Helena’s work – connecti…
 
Much-loved Dumbo Feather friend Hugh Mackay joins us on the podcast this week, sharing the insights, research and thinking behind his latest book "The Kindness Revolution." Hugh spoke with us as part of an interactive Small Giants Academy conversation event in July, hosted by our head of programming, Eleanor Gammell. Thanks to Australian Ethical fo…
 
In May 2021, we ran our first four-week Storytelling for Change Course at Small Giants Academy. Each Wednesday, 15 participants would gather in the Zoom room to talk about how story shapes our individual lives and the cultures we are part of. We learned skills for finessing our stories and were joined by some of our much-loved Dumbo Feather storyte…
 
Welcome to episode 2 of our music mini-series on the Dumbo Feather podcast, where we’re sharing readings, conversations and most importantly music to celebrate our latest issue of Dumbo Feather magazine. In this episode, we’re bringing you a reading by Melbourne-based recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey. Genevieve creates poetic, sensual worlds in a …
 
Meet Jade Miles from Black Barn Farm! Black Barn is a regenerative, intentional orchard and nursery that operates on permaculture principles. They run farm tours and workshops, and promote homesteading within the rhythms of the seasons. Jade recently released a beautiful book called Futuresteading: Live Like Tomorrow Matter which is full of practic…
 
Greetings friends! This is the first of three music episodes of the Dumbo Feather podcast, a mini-series we’ve put together to celebrate our music issue of the magazine, which you can get over at our website dumbofeather.com or at speciality newsagents and retailers.For the next three months, we’re going to spotlight some of the musicians featured …
 
Today we're sharing the recording from the launch event of our truth issue of Dumo Feather - it’s a conversation between two familiar voices on the podcast – author and activist, Sarah Wilson, and publisher of Dumbo Feather Berry Liberman. We are very sorry about the poor audio quality. The event was recorded live in Sydney and streamed over Zoom, …
 
Hello! Today we are sharing a conversation between two extraordinary women who have both featured in the pages of our magazine, Claire Dunn and Ella Noah Bancroft. Both are passionate rewilding facilitators, leading their communities into deeper relationship with the natural world, them selves and others. Claire has just released her second book, R…
 
In anticipation of our music issue of Dumbo Feather, we're sharing an oldie but a goodie with you all. It’s our chat with Aussie music legend Xavier Rudd, which took place a few year’s back. Xavier is a folk, blues artist and multi-instrumentalist, whose songs speak to the heart of many environmental and social issues. He’s speaking here with anoth…
 
In this episode we hear from Fiona Armstrong, Executive Director of the Climate and Health Alliance. These legends exist to highlight the health impacts of climate change, believing that if the health sector leads on climate advocacy, then decision-makers and the public will act, because we the community care about health and trusts health voices. …
 
One of the things we love at Dumbo Feather is learning about new models of success which we can implement in our communities and nations to ensure more prosperity across the board - for people and planet, not just the top one percent. A trailblazer in this work is Kate Raworth, an economist for the University of Oxford who devised the doughnut econ…
 
In this conversation, we hear from one of the seminal writers in tree communication, Peter Wohlleben, who’s book “The Hidden Life of Trees” revolutionised our understanding of how trees nurture and talk to each other. The international bestseller draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to reveal the ways in which trees are like human familie…
 
Two years ago, our publisher Berry Liberman sat down with Worimi singer-songwriter Lydia Fairhall for one of the richest and most joyful inquiries of our inner and outer landscapes. Since then, Lydia has become a mentor and friend, whose wise counsel has expanded so much of our thinking and work. The conversation featured in our commemorative 60th …
 
Our current issue of Dumbo Feather magazine is all about truth and critical thinking. Our editor-in-chief Berry Liberman sat down with the wonderful Lisa Marchiano, a social worker and Jungian analyst based in Philadelphia (who you might know from her podcast This Jungian Life), to discuss discernment, the challenges posed by mass movements, and wh…
 
This episode we bring you a reading of one of our essays from the Rest issue of Dumbo Feather magazine. It's by our much-loved contributor Lauren L. Hill, who you can also hear over at the Water People podcast, and it's called "Minding My Mothers." Thanks to the guys at Cheshire Audio and Yaga for editing this episode and weaving together music, so…
 
We are catching waves on the podcast this month with longboarding champion Belinda Baggs, who hails from Torquay, Australia. Belinda is a surfing ambassador for Patagonia Australia and the co-founder of Surfers for Climate, a sea-roots movement dedicated to positive climate action. She chats with Dumbo Feather favourite and fellow champion surfer, …
 
This month's chat is with the delightful & insightful Lucy Peach, author of the book Period Queen. Hailing from Fremantle WA, Lucy is a folk singer, performer & a long time champion of the power of the menstrual cycle. We love the way Lucy talks about the period and the invitation that is present in each stage of that cycle. This conversation was h…
 
In this episode, we chat with Nipun Mehta from issue 60 of Dumbo Feather. Nipun is founder of Service Space, an incubator of labor-of-love projects that are powered by inner transformation. His role is to bring an abundance mindset back into out communities, where giving might well be the ultimate reward, and where there are many kinds of capital t…
 
Sarah Wilson is ALL IN. Her new book, "This One Wild and Precious Life," articulates “a hopeful path forward in a fractured world.” As someone very familiar with suffering, she says we have “cocooned ourselves in a state of overwhelm, in this suspended state of adolescence.” Distracted and numb, we are in collective moral and psychological retreat …
 
Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges. We hear from the co-founder of this extraordinary work, Dayna Baumeister about what it is and how it might help us to understand the role rest has played in the evolution of our species. Dayna chats with Dumbo Feather contributor an…
 
Pico Iyer is regarded as one of the best travel writers of our time, but he's not just an explorer of the outer worlds, he writes beautifully on the inner journeys available to us, too. Having written 14 books, travelled frequently by the side of the Dalai Lama, done four TED Talks with over 10 million views and written for Time Magazine, New York …
 
As part of our localising campaign at Dumbo Feather, we have a ripper conversation for you with the former mayor of Frome and legend of local politics, Peter Macfadyen. Peter is one of the architects behind Flatpack Democracy, a do-it-yourself guide to creating independent politics. In this conversation with Berry Liberman, he tells the story of ho…
 
We wrap up our weekly Zoom Conversation Series with none other than localising legend, Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena is the founder and CEO of Local Futures, an organisation which works to promote a systemic shift away from dependence on globalised monopolies, and towards decentralised regional economies. Helena collaborated with us on Issue 63 of D…
 
It's the final episode of our liminal space (lockdown) mini-series with Berry and Dr Arne Rubinstein, exploring the elements of a rite of passage as they relate to this profound moment in time.In this chat, they continue to explore the re-integration phase of a rite of passage, particularly how we can hold ourselves and one another accountable for …
 
Welcome back to the Zoom Room for our Dumbo Feather Conversation with Claire Dunn! Claire is a re-wilding facilitator, mentor, writer and much-loved Dumbo Feather contributor. In 2010, she spent a year living in the bush without matches, which profoundly shaped the course of her life and her relationship with the more than human world. We chatted w…
 
It’s episode 2 of our Dumbo Feather mini-series “Transformation Through Rites of Passage,” featuring Berry in conversation with friend and the founder of the Rites of Passage Institute, Dr Arne Rubinstein. After chatting about separation as the first major path of a rite of passage, Berry and Arne go deep on the next stage - transformation - explor…
 
A new podcast from our friends at Small Giants. What shadows in our collective consciousness have created our flawed economic system? What could a new system that operates within the ecological boundaries of this planet look like? How can we dream into a more regenerative system for all? Impact Investor, Berry Liberman, publisher of Dumbo Feather a…
 
Nearly 200 folks around the world gathered in the Zoom Room for our Monday lunchtime chat with legendary Dharma teacher, Catherine Ingram. In the 1970s, Catherine co-founded the most prestigious Buddhist Centre in the west - the Insight Meditation Society - and since then has written seminal works, led retreats, run a weekly Dharma Dialogue series,…
 
In this special mini-series of the Dumbo Feather podcast, our publisher and editor-in-chief Berry Liberman examines this moment in history as a rite of passage with good friend and founder of the Rites of Passage Institute, Dr Arne Rubinstein.Over the next few episodes, Berry and Arne will unpack the elements and stages of a rite of passage and loo…
 
This week in our lunchtime Conversation Series, we chatted with singer-songwriter, storyteller and cover star of Issue 60, Lydia Fairhall about who's really in the driver's seat: body or spirit? This is an edited version of her chat with Dumbo Feather's Berry Liberman and Nathan Scolaro.By Conversations with extraordinary people
 
Every Monday at 12:30pm, we're inviting Dumbo Feather guests to share their wisdom for this time with members of our community over Zoom. This week we heard from Dumbo Feather publisher and Small Giants co-founder Berry Liberman about leaning into new economic systems and re-imagining a future where all life can flourish. This is an edited version …
 
In this podcast, five poets share a piece on extinction and their feelings associated with our changing planet. We hear from Bruce Pascoe, Danusha Lameris, Mark Tredennick, Peter Brown and Fleassy Malay. If you want to hear more, check out the incredible Extinction Elegies project, put on by Red Room Company.Thanks to Cheshire Audio and YAGA for ed…
 
Our first episode for 2020 is about empathy, and it’s a panel discussion recorded live at the M Pavillion in Melbourne late last year. The event was to celebrate A Mile In My Shoes, an interactive art project that invited participants to quite literally put someone else’s shoes on and hear a recording of their story. Dumbo Feather editor Nathan Sco…
 
Warren Roberts is a proud Thunghutti and Bundjalung man who founded YARN Australia, a social enterprise focussed on creating relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. In this chat with his friend and filmmaker Anton Rivette, he shares the work YARN has been doing since 2007, and the potential for healing social wounds by comi…
 
For our 40th podcast we’re sharing a catch-up between two old friends, Clare Bowditch and Dumbo Feather publisher Berry Liberman. As part of her national tour to promote her debut book, your own kind of girl, Clare visited Byron Bay and made space for this talk.Only two friends catching up could pack this much love, honesty, tears and laughter into…
 
This month on the podcast we're sharing a conversation that happened at Dumbo Feather HQ, between journalist and author, David Leser, and interviewer, Michaela Kalowski.In this intriguing interview David speaks about the backlash he received to writing Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing, his account of the #MeToo movement. He discusses the histori…
 
This month on the podcast we had the pleasure of sitting down with farmer and winemaker Matt Purbrick. You may already know Matt from Grown and Gathered, where he and his wife Lentil celebrate the joys of seasonal planting and bringing people around a table to enjoy the harvest. As a fifth-generation winemaker, viticulture is in his blood and he’s …
 
Nathan talks to actor-turned-award winning documentary maker Damon Gameau at the Byron Writers Festival. Actor-turned-award winning documentary maker, Damon is the man behind the 2014 expose That Sugar Film, and more recently has released 2040. 2040 is an extraordinary piece of storytelling that shows us what the future might look like if humanity …
 
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