By Skip Clement
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]oday, there are more than a handful of podcasters trying to address addiction to fly fishing, or salving those who have interests in the politics of conservation. Almost all of the former refuse to seek counseling.
“Good” people need help – informed help that will undue their lost tribe thinking
The latter group requires a lot of counseling because their tribal thinking gets too easily swayed by any charlatan wearing an American flag lapel pin. For these poor folks it even happens while watching them steal public lands, or encouraging unbridled extraction in sensitive habitats, and flagrantly disemboweling decades of sound conservation legislation.
Good people staying tethered to those who deny climate change somehow fosters the belief that limitless mineral and energy extraction correlates to their primitive understanding of man being ‘master of the environment.’ So easily getting confused by liars.
“Hello, can you hear me now?”
Currently, two podcasters we encourage you to listen to offer clarity on difficult issues and also provide pleasant surprises of how-to fly fish. Think, Midcurrent‘s Marshall Cutchin and Zach Matthews’ Itinerant Angler.
Their guests are always clued-in and committed to their views by the measure of reason and sanity, not ignorance or narcissistic and pointless wonderings.
First up is Zach Matthews’ Itinerant Angler chat with Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia‘s iconic leader, outdoorman, and conservation minded citizen:
Season Twelve, Episode Thirteen: Simplicity Begets Creativity with Yvon Chouinard
33:08 (Click below on ITA to download, or subscribe on iTunes.)
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is the co-author of the book Simple Fly Fishing. Listen as he outlines a lifetime of experience in trimming the fat and getting to the core of things. His philosophy, at odds with many aspects of our society, is as enlightening as it is unusual.
Microphone photo by Jan Mehlich, a commons image.