Kristyn Brandi: An OB-GYN Unpacks the "Biological Clock", Abortion, & Medical Pronatalism
The Overpopulation Podcast
by Population Balance
23h ago
In this illuminating episode, we talk with Dr. Kristyn Brandi, an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, proud abortion provider, and board chair with Physicians for Reproductive Health, where she debunks the “biological clock” among other pronatalist myths and shares how the medical institution in one of many that fuels pronatalism. We also discuss what the overturning of Roe v Wade means in terms of safe abortion care for the already marginalized communities, including BIPOC, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and those living in poverty, within the U.S.. We end the conversation by unpacking the dark hist ..read more
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Orna Donath: Breaking the Taboo on Motherhood Regret
The Overpopulation Podcast
by Population Balance
23h ago
While those of us without children are frequently warned of the possibility of regretting their absence, a story we don’t often hear is of the parents who regret having children. In this episode with Israeli sociologist Dr. Orna Donath, we unpack her groundbreaking work on this highly stigmatized topic of motherhood regret. Orna helps us understand the distinctions between ambivalence and regret, as well as non-natalism and anti-natalism. We also discuss her thoughts on the stringent control that society has over our emotions and actions, specifically as they relate to procreative decisions. F ..read more
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Partha Dasgupta: Accounting for Nature - The Economics of Biodiversity
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by Population Balance
23h ago
In this episode with world renowned economist Sir Partha Dasgupta, we are taken on a journey of how the current growth-based economic models came to be, and why their Nature-destructive policies have turned our planet into a house of cards. We unpack Sir Partha’s most recent publication The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review from 2021, a 600-page study that was commissioned by the UK Government, which examines the economic benefits of biodiversity and the cost of losing it. He also explains how he arrived at his approximation of 3.2 billion as a sustainable human population at a de ..read more
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Robert Jensen: Embracing Limits With Ecospheric Grace
The Overpopulation Podcast
by Population Balance
23h ago
In this episode with Robert Jensen, retired journalism professor, prolific author, and life-long social and environmental justice advocate, we discuss his latest book “An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Crisis, and the Fate of Humanity” that he co-authored with his colleague and elder, and The Land Institute’s co-founder Wes Jackson. Against the backdrop of cascading ecological and social crises of subjugation of people and nature under the dominion of patriarchy, capitalism, imperialism, and anthropocentrism, we engage in a humbling dialogue about what it would mean f ..read more
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Bill Ryerson: Soap Operas For Social Justice
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by Population Balance
23h ago
We are joined in this episode by Bill Ryerson, founder and long-time leader of one of the most effective sustainable population organizations in the world—Population Media Center.   A nonprofit leader internationally for the past two decades, Population Media Center's TV and radio shows have promoted important social and cultural changes and have helped 500 million people in more than 50 countries. Bill discusses the inspiration for PMC’s groundbreaking edu-entertainment—the Sabido-Bandura method, a combination Albert Bandura's social cognitive theory—that people learn from role models wh ..read more
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Mechai Viravaidya: Cops, Cabbages, and Mr. Condom - Thailand's Transformative Family Planning Program
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by Population Balance
23h ago
Affectionately known in Thailand as “Mr. Condom”, one of TIME Magazine’s “Asian Heroes”, and the winner of many awards including the United Nations Gold Peace Medal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health, today’s guest Mechai Viravaidya is the founder and chair of the Population and Community Development Association (PDA). Using creativity, humor, and unassailability in finding partners and allies, Mechai championed the most successful family-planning, AIDS prevention, and poverty reduction programs ever known. Through his innovative efforts, Mechai not only brought prosperity ..read more
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Paul Ehrlich: World Population Day With Paul Ehrlich
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by Population Balance
23h ago
To commemorate the 32nd World Population Day on July 11, 2022, we are honored to be joined by the legendary Paul Ehrlich, who also celebrates his 90th birthday this year. Author of over 40 books, including the best-selling book The Population Bomb, published in 1968, Dr. Ehrlich was made more famous by numerous appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - the largest late night show in the 1960’s and 70’s. We got the rare opportunity to chat with him about his decades-long career in sustainable population advocacy, his studies on natural butterfly populations, as well as his interest i ..read more
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Sarah Conly: Is Too Much Autonomy Bad For Us?
The Overpopulation Podcast
by Population Balance
23h ago
Philosopher and ethicist, Sarah Conly explains why the concept of absolute individual autonomy is flawed, and why in most cases, having too much autonomy can actually be harmful for us, both personally and collectively. We also discuss the different methods of external societal guidance to encourage a positive change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours, such as education, behavioural nudges, and coercive paternalism. She argues that in light of our current ecological predicament, we do not have a moral right to have more than one biological child, and why we must balance procreative autonomy ..read more
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Kimya Nuru Dennis: The Unique Challenges of Being Black and Childfree
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by Population Balance
23h ago
In this interview with community advocate, sociologist and criminologist, educator, and researcher, Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis (Keem-ya New-ru Dennis), we discuss the findings of her research on the Black childfree diaspora in countries around the world, as well as the unique challenges of being Black and childfree. We also touch upon the role that patriarchy and male domination plays in the relative powerlessness of women to take control over their reproduction, especially in BIPOC and LGBTQIA communities. Dr. Dennis ends off by discussing the need to have uncomfortable and real conversations in o ..read more
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S.Y. Quraishi: Tackling Islamophobic Population Myths
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by Population Balance
23h ago
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr. S.Y. Quraishi discusses his latest book The Population Myth: Islam, Politics, and Family Planning in India. Dr. Quraishi debunks the myth around exaggerated fears of Muslim numbers, born out of right-wing Islamophobic political propaganda, while also sharing that the lack of socio-economic empowerment rather than religiosity fuels higher fertility rates. See episode website for show notes and links: https://www.populationbalance.org/episode-74-tackling-islamophobic-population-myths ABOUT US The Overpopulation Podcast features enlightening conver ..read more
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