In this episode we speak with someone fresh off of 3 months fighting in the frigid temperatures at Standing Rock. Sam Ballard is taking direct action with respect to water and sustainable living as well. We get real reflection from someone on the front lines regarding efficacy, external and internal obstacles, and the value of direct action (teaser: its not really fun or easy – just insanely meaningful). We also take the opportunity to talk about some of our own direct action and the help we need to spread it around.

EPISODE 159 MAIN ISSUE: DIRECT ACTION

EPISODE 159 TOPICS: WHO’S ROCK ARE YOU STANDING ON?, COMMISERATING OVER THE END OF CIVILIZATION, YOU ARE GIVING ME A COMPLEXITY COMPLEX, DO SOMETHING, THE BALLAD OF SAM BALLARD

EPISODE 159 SEGMENTS: WORDS TO LIVE BY

EPISODE 159 GUEST: SAM BALLARD

EPISODE 159 LINKS: Ecovillages

EPISODE 159 SPONSORS: drinkforgood.com