Our Story

You’re with The RegenNarration. A podcast (formerly Rescope Radio), events, publications, education and facilitation. The podcast is at the heart of it all. Each fortnight you’ll hear from high profile and grass-roots leaders everywhere, enabling the regeneration of life on this planet. Together we're sharing the stories, we're changing the stories - the stories we live by. And the systems we create in their mould.

Hosted by Anthony James, award-winning facilitator and educator, widely published writer, and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Western Australia.

The seeds of the podcast were sown back in 2012, when Anthony’s friend and mentor, the late Professor Frank Fisher, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Anthony had the idea for a radio show, and now with some urgency, the two men set about recording their conversations while developing the skills and the concept - sometimes over dinner, and sometimes in front of large audiences.

Live with a full house at Federation Square, Melbourne, with the ACT’s Sustainability Commissioner, Kate Auty, Anthony, Frank, editor Fran MacDonald & James Tonson. Pic:  Rodney Dekker

Live with a full house at Federation Square, Melbourne, with the ACT’s Sustainability Commissioner, Kate Auty, Anthony, Frank, editor Fran MacDonald & James Tonson. Pic: Rodney Dekker

Frank was a pioneering systems thinker and Australia’s Inaugural Environmental Educator of the Year. You may hear some of those recordings with him from time to time on this podcast.

Also during 2012, Frank and Anthony relaunched the Understandascope (now becoming a home for the development of Frank’s legacy), an initiative Frank had developed with cartoonist and National Living Treasure, Michael Leunig. This morphed into The Rescope Project, where Rescope Radio was born. Now the podcast has sprouted into this independent production and related activities.

Michael Leunig ’s cartoon of the Understandascope

Michael Leunig’s cartoon of the Understandascope

Since creating the podcast in 2017, conversations have featured global figures like Kate Raworth, Paul Hawken, Nora Bateson and John Fullerton, high profile creators like Tim Winton and Damon Gameau, leaders in regenerative agriculture like Charles Massy, Chris Henggler, Moira Lanzarin, and David and Frances from Wooleen Station, and a range of other community leaders you may otherwise have never heard of, but you’ll be glad you did.

There is a generation of people across all ages and walks of life, right around the world, regenerating the systems we live by – economics, food, energy, the sciences, arts and so on - and doing so with a more holistic focus, better weaving these systems together to form a more artful tapestry of human life on this planet.   

Anthony (right) in conversation with regenerative agriculture pioneer, Chris Henggler, for  podcast #025  on the remarkable story of regeneration taking place at Kachana Station. Pic: Olivia Cheng

Anthony (right) in conversation with regenerative agriculture pioneer, Chris Henggler, for podcast #025 on the remarkable story of regeneration taking place at Kachana Station. Pic: Olivia Cheng

There are so many more stories like theirs to share. Stories that change the bigger stories, the stories we live by – as we humans narrativise our way through life, making sense of things the best we can, and framing our sense of what's normal, acceptable or even possible. Just like our systems, we create and recreate these stories every day. This means we can change them. 

We hope you’ll join us on the journey, helping more of us find a place for our hopes and visions in the growing variety of regenerative thinking and action happening in the world right now.

Subscribe to The RegenNarration wherever you get your podcasts, and follow the links in each episode to learn more about our guests and how you can get more involved in the regeneration.

You can also sign up to occasional emails from us, get in touch with speaking or other requests, and we always love to hear your story, thoughts or just where you’re listening from.

Support The RegenNarration

The RegenNarration podcast happens each fortnight, ad-free and freely available for listening and re-syndication, thanks to the generous support of our community of listeners and partners. Your support makes the hours of labour that go into each episode possible. Please help keep The RegenNarration live! You can also help by reviewing the podcast on Apple Podcasts.

 

What’s your story?

Be in touch with suggested podcast guests, speaking or other requests, and let us know how you’re going about regenerating the systems and stories we live by.

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