Saturday, September 5, 2015


Part 1: New World Notes #392, 28:10 (September 8)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Part 2: New World Notes #393, 28:13 (September 15)
Broadcast quality MP3 (39 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Consumerism and overconsumption, from the perspective of "evolutionary psychology." A radio adaptation (by me) of the video documentary, Consumed: Inside the Belly of the Beast.

It's an interesting view of our addiction to consumer products and (relatedly) of our estrangement from nature. The piece offers some very good insights from the fields of psychology, sociology, and economic history. Introductions by K.D.

Part 2 includes also some reflections on the same theme by economist/philosopher Charles Eisenstein.

Steve Jobs introduces Apple's iPad

This two-part program was originally broadcast in February 2013.  

Thanks to Robin Upton, producer of Unwelcome Guests, for introducing me to the documentary.

Note: If you have any problems downloading the programs from the links at the top of the page, here is an alternative source of the program (broadcast quality MP3): Part 1 and Part 2 

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