Episode 69: Bonus Episode with Daniel Firth Griffith and the Robinia Institute in The Conversationalist Webinar Series.

In this episode, Brandon talks with Daniel Firth Griffith of the Robinia Institute in The Conversationalist Webinar Series. The topics discussed range from descaling agriculture to Aristotle.  Introduction and Announcements: Support our podcast on Patreon! Production of each episode takes hours of work, filming, and editing. By becoming a patron, you will help us keep our episode quality high and allow us to continue filming. You can find us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/meatsmith. Family Pig classes are happening in the Fall on Sept 29th-Oct 1st, Oct 13-15th, and October 27-29th. Our classes make incredible gifts for anyone interested in the whole processing narrative. From the kill to butchery to cookery, the experience gained at Family Pig is unparalleled. Membership -- a gift that gives all year long! More than 45 Harvest Films by Brandon. Forum topics are now categorized for easy browsing! 60-day free trial available! Use the Newsletter Special option on our sign-up page ad apply the promo code 60daytrial at checkout. Show Notes: Our move to Oklahoma, 1:39 Intro to The Conversationalist Webinar Series, 7:07                  Pursuing a philosophical goal, 12:09 Regionally specific habits, 23:17           The PNW has no ham curing traditions, 25:56 Descaling agriculture, 29:55           The high demand for butchery in every state, 38:10           Transparency of slaughter, 43:10 What does it mean to be a good slaughterman, 47:18 Liberating the harvest, 55:23 Descaling all the way back to the family farm, 57:07           Carry all the responsibility yourself vs. dependence, 1:00:00 Where can people learn more about harvesting livestock, 1:03:18 Yearn for tradition in building, etc, 1:06:28 Forming dependence, 1:15:08   Links for Episode 69: Robinia Institute - The Conversationalist webinar series                    https://robiniainstitute.com/the-conversationalist-webinar-series/ Wendell Berry quote from Nature as Measure  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9809187-nature-as-measure “An agriculture using nature…as its measure would approach the world in the manner of a conversationalist. It would not impose its vision and its demands upon a world that it conceives of as a stockpile of raw materials. …Now we must think of marriage.” Rene Descartes  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Descartes Aristotle https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9438.The_Basic_Works_of_Aristotle Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16619.Democracy_in_America

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