Asher Miller

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.

Episode 89

Crazy Town 89. Escaping Individualism: Why Rickey Don’t Like It When Rickey Feels Lonely

The epidemic of loneliness isn’t just a product of technology or even capitalism — it has its roots in the same fertile ground as the founding of the United States. And it may just be the most important “ism” of all to escape as we enter the Great Unraveling of social and environmental systems.

May 22, 2024

Video: Welcome to the Great Unraveling

On May 14, 2024 Resilience hosted “Welcome to the Great Unraveling,” an hour-long online discussion featuring Dr. Lyla June Johnston and Kumi Naidoo, and facilitated by Post Carbon Institute’s Asher Miller. This event was an introduction to our new Resilience+ Deep Dives, a series of events and curated materials that can help anyone better understand important aspects of the climate crisis.

May 21, 2024

Episode 88

Crazy Town 88. Escaping Imperialism: Where Does Darth Vader Get His Lithium?

Perhaps no community has undergone more versions of imperialism than the tiny island nation of Nauru, which has morphed from being “Pleasant Island” to the mined-out home of offshore banks, discarded refugees, and deep sea mining interests. Jason, Rob, and Asher take a bad trip to wrap their heads around Nauru, the topic of “psychedelic imperialism,” and imperialism’s new frontier – the clean energy transition.

May 15, 2024

Episode 87

Crazy Town 87. Escaping Capitalism: How to Replace the “Logic” of Psychopaths, Pharma Bros, and Private Prisons

Capitalism ruins SO many things, from key sectors like college sports all the way down to novelties like people’s health and the environment. Jason, Rob, and Asher rely on their keen insight and otherworldly investigative talents to somehow unearth a few flaws of capitalism.

May 8, 2024

Episode 86

Crazy Town 86. Escaping Growthism: Wendigo Economics, Mystery Houses, and Becoming the Bear

Asher, Jason, and Rob lay bare the stats on everything from human population, energy consumption, global GDP, greenhouse gas emissions, and the size of cars and cruise ships, before concluding that the global economy should be named after the Wendigo from Algonquian folklore.

May 1, 2024

Crazy Town Episode 85

Crazy Town 85. Escaping Globalism: Rebuilding the Local Economy One Pig Thyroid at a Time

From the top of a skyscraper in Dubai, Jason, Rob, and Asher chug margaritas made from the purest Greenland glacier ice as they cover the “merits” of globalism. International trade brings so many things, like murder hornets and deadly supply chain disruptions. The opposite of globalism is localism — learn how to build a secure local economy that can keep Asher alive, hopefully at least through the end of the season.

April 24, 2024

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