Asher became the Executive Director of Post Carbon Institute in October 2008, after having served as the manager of our former Relocalization Network program. He’s worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in various capacities. Prior to joining Post Carbon Institute, Asher founded Climate Changers, an organization that inspires people to reduce their impact on the climate by focusing on simple and achievable actions anyone can take.
Crazy Town: Episode 65. Why the Polycrisis Is a Statistical Anomaly: The Willful Delusions of the World’s Leading Pseudointellectual
Meet Steven Pinker, whose denial of limits increases the likelihood of his worst fear: the end of the Enlightenment.
March 22, 2023
Crazy Town: Episode 64. What the Ph*ck Is a Phalse Prophet?
Season 5 of the Crazy Town podcast launches today, with a new theme to help maintain its laugh-so-you-don’t-cry sensibility: Phalse Prophets(TM).
March 15, 2023
Is “Polycrisis” the Right Word for Our Times?
But as the American anthropologist and historian Joseph Tainter documents in his seminal book, The Collapse of Complex Societies, this is what “advanced,” hierarchical human societies do—they respond to challenges created by their complexity with ever more complexity. This may work in the short-term but usually leads to the underlying crises worsening in the long term.
February 1, 2023
Human Rights and Multispecies Justice with Danielle Celermajer (Bonus episode of Crazy Town)
Asher is joined in Crazy Town by Danielle Celermajer, author and professor at University of Sydney, for a far-ranging conversation about human rights and the more-than-human world.
December 15, 2022
Tech Bros on Acid with Douglas Rushkoff (Bonus episode of Crazy Town)
Douglas Rushkoff revisits Crazy Town, where he and Asher discuss why so many billionaires, academic institutions, and “serious” people are drawn to longtermism – the view that our top priority should be ensuring that humanity can spread its wings throughout the physical and virtual universe.
November 3, 2022
The Stench of Neoliberalism with Noam Chomsky (Bonus episode of Crazy Town)
As a follow-up to Episode 61 of the Crazy Town podcast, Noam Chomsky, the well-known linguist, author, and social critic, joins Asher Miller in Crazy Town to discuss the failures and dominance of neoliberalism.
August 11, 2022
17 thoughts on “Asher Miller”