[TW] Can You Be Too Controversial?

The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast

18-02-2024 • 36 mins

A trigger warning is issued for this episode, as the conversation delves into the sensitive subjects of suicide and death. We urge listeners to consider their comfort level with such topics before proceeding.

Prepare yourself for some delightful waffle in this episode! We appreciate the 26 listeners questions we have lined up; thanks for sending them in. If you have a burning question, feel free to drop us an email at ⁠thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com.

Welcome to another thought-provoking episode of The People's Countryside Environmental Debate Podcast, where hosts Stuart 'The Wildman' Mabbutt and William ‘The Waffler’ Mankelow dive into two intriguing listener questions. In this episode, they explore perspectives from Alan in Northway, Oxford, and Vandana from India.

Alan’s question is as follows:

“Chris Packham recently tweeted “Personally , I've now reached a point where I believe breaking the law for the climate is the ethically responsible thing to do”, do you think as a public figure he should be saying such things? He seems to be becoming a disrupter, and a humanity hooligan, is this wise for his career?”

Stuart passionately contends that breaking the law is a personal choice, emphasising that it's not merely about the action, but the impact on others. William, curious about the outcomes of such actions, questions the achievements of actually breaking the law.

Vandana’s question is as follows:

“I heard Stuart you are getting a couple of wheelchairs to help with your mobility issues, so, which bits of the countryside are you looking forward to reacquainting yourself with?”

Stuart shares his anticipation of being back out in nature, emphasising that he won't fully grasp what he's missed until he's immersed in it again. William reflects on the emotional impact of being in nature, emphasising the experience over a specific location. The hosts explore the idea of nature helping people reconnect with themselves, and the importance of an all-terrain wheelchair for Stuart in facilitating these experiences for the public. The link to the fundraiser we’ve got running for that extra chair is here: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wildmanonwheels

Join Stuart and William in this engaging episode as they navigate the complexities of ethics, activism, and the profound connection between humanity and nature.

What do you make of this discussion? Do you have a question that you'd like us to discuss? Let us know by sending an email to ⁠thepeoplescountryside@gmail.com

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This podcast's overall themes are nature, philosophy, climate, the human condition, sustainability, and social justice.

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