Ashes Ashes
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Ep 76 - Self-made

building a better world ourselves

Episode 76 - "Self-made"

For once we thought it would be nice to look at a culture of building things up, rather than the slow collapse of everything around us that we normally discuss. We find this culture in a huge variety of different fields from repair in the home to hacking and building in farming fields to careful experimentation on our bodies to filling in gaps in the beauty world to digging deep into the source code of the software that runs everything. In so many worlds this vibrant idea of "let's do it ourselves" has empowered people, spurred innovation, saved lives, and helped to end the alienation that society so frequently forces on us in our modern economic system. This week is everything DIY as Ashes Ashes digs into the culture of creativity and seeks to learn why this idea is so powerful and pervasive.


  • 05:10 David Does It Himself
  • 11:09 Farming
  • 17:42 Repair Cafes
  • 21:09 Beautiful Hair
  • 42:07 The DIY Body
  • 1:00:36 Free Software
  • 1:25:24 D I Why
  • 1:31:46 What Can We Do?

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