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Podcast from the Prairie: Methodism in My Madness

Publication: Resilience

Author: Wes Jackson, Robert Jensen

In this episode of “Podcast from the Prairie,” Wes Jackson and Robert Jensen discuss the role of religion, both in Jackson’s life and in our human future. The title of this episode references something Jackson has said for years, “There’s Methodism in my madness,” which honors the church of his family growing up even though he’s no longer a believer. How does Jackson reconcile his life as a scientist with that tradition? How important is faith to the hope for a sustainable human presence on the planet?

“Podcast from the Prairie” is available on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox, Blubrry, and Overcast.

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“Podcast from the Prairie” is previewing some of the stories from Wes Jackson’s forthcoming book, Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressionswhich will be published in early 2021 by the University Press of Kansas.

Robert Jensen’s book, The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability, summarizes Wes’ key ideas over the past half-century and will be out at the same time, also from UPK.

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