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car free kt and emil

Nick’s cousin Emil with Katie being creative in their car-free living.

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On this episode we give practical advice on living car-free, including:

  • Think of alternative transport options when you’re choosing where to live.
  • If possible you can choose to rent a furnished place to avoid having to move big items.
  • Wheels are your friend: use trolleys, bags with wheels etc to carry bulky/heavy stuff.
  • Use delivery services to buy in bulk (only occasionally or that will have a high environmental impact!). We do online orders through sites like Who Gives a Crap for toilet paper and Veganpet for vegan dog food.
  • Use a car share like Car Next Door for the rare times you do need access (not ownership) to a car.

We also discuss shitty Mercedes-Benz ads, Adam Ruins Cars and some recent stories from Media Watch.

We finish the episode by covering the Grattan Institute report on housing affordability in Australia, high rise apartments and population.

This episode is brought to you by Jason P – thanks a lot to Jason for donating to our Crowdfunding campaign!

Clips:

David Rovics ‘I’m a better anarchist than you’, Behind the Song: Lowkey discussing ‘Ahmed’, Bushwalla ‘Gangsta’.

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This image is taken from Marionette Life Thingy.

You can download this episode on MediaFire here (40MB).

This episode gives some political new year’s resolutions. The “new year’s revolutions” we promote are: 1. Challenge full-time work to allow more time for other things like art and activism. We have an interview with Boudicca Cerese from CSG Free Northern Rivers on the issue of coal seam gas mining and ongoing protests in New South Wales, Australia. 2. Play KillCapcombining gaming and activism – from Adbusters. 3. Go Vegan for reasons such as the complex lives of farm animals and opposing animal slaughter. We also encourage people who are already vegan to do vegan mentoring and change to Cruelty Free Super. 4. Move away from car use. 5. Buy less shit. 6. Question capitalism and think about alternatives – check out the website Audio for a Revolution for heaps of anti-capitalist sources.

We also cover: the article In Defense of New Year’s Resolutions, B’s really nice review of our podcast, supposed “terrorist” Tame Iti paints the front cover of New Zealand Geographic, E-readers and government snooping, Zenhabits.net and Feminist Disney.

Clips:

The Lawrence Arms ‘Eighteen Inches’, Shayne Hunter from Occupy Art Lab, Interview with Boudicca Cerese on Perth Indymedia – conducted by Nick Pendergrast, The Smith Street Band ‘What’s Changed’, Peep Show ‘Series 4, Episode 5’, Los Fastidios ‘Animal Liberation’, Austin Powers, AbdominalPedal Pusher’, Anti-FlagThe Consumer’s Song’, Peep Show ‘Series 3, Episode 5’, Austin Powers, The Black Eyed PeasWhere is the Love?’.

*We apologise that there is some background noise in the first two minutes – this all goes away after these first two minutes 🙂  Also please ignore Katie’s coughing and sniffles!